"Quiet" muzzle brakes?

Discussion in '2011 Whitetail General' started by GaryO7, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. GaryO7

    GaryO7 New Member

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    Jun 25, 2009
    Roseville, CA
    I see them advertised from time to time. Gentry Custom as an example. Do they work? Are they quieter? What say you?
    I have an injured rotator cuff...
     
  2. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    get a smaller gun ,never heard a quiet one yet ,or load some reduced loads
     

  3. bulletman

    bulletman Active Member

    Sep 22, 2009
    Sedalia
    They are advertising against the laws of physics, basically. In order for a brake to work it directs the exhaust gases outward (90 degrees) to the muzzle or even rearward, either way this increases the noise a shooter experiences. If it is quieter it is less effective. For the cost of adding one to a current rifle you would be a long way towards buying a less recoiling setup AND have a new toy. :D
     
  4. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    adding a brake is really cheap prolly 100 bucks
     
  5. FiremanBrad

    FiremanBrad New Member

    Sounds like a misnomer to me!:wave:
     
  6. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    heres one i had done to a 375 hh mag

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  7. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    takes all the kick out of it
     
  8. macon county boy

    macon county boy New Member

    May 6, 2009
    gary they do work this thing kicks like a 308
     
  9. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Active Member

    Nov 23, 2007
    Christian County
    Gary,
    Maybe you should consider using a light kicking rifle like a 243 this year rather than installing a muzzle brake on your rifle. They are effective and do have their place but hopefully the shoulder will heal up and the brake won't be needed. The effective ones do increase noise level for the shooter significantly.