Recoil compensators, aka ‘muzzle brakes’, have been around for over half a century. While their initial use was primarily in larger rifles – including the traditional elephant guns – they have become more popular lately with long distance shooting and hunting. With some larger calibers, the recoil can knock you off balance -causing a serious negative impact on accuracy. Cutting the kick by about half can mean the difference of a perfect shot or missing target by a dozen feet. Let our experienced gunsmiths work with you to determine which style muzzle brake is right for you.
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Muzzle Brake FAQs:
Will a muzzle brake affect accuracy in long range shooting?
This a question has been around since the first muzzle brake. You need to understand the fundamental operation of a muzzle brake; to reduce recoil. This is done by deflecting exiting gasses. The main reason to reduce the recoil on your long range hunting rifle is to maintain target sight after firing.
As a general rule, a properly fitted recoil compensator will not affect the POI. Because our professional gunsmiths install the muzzle brake before we do a final zeroing of your custom rifle, the installed brake will have no effect on accuracy.
TIP: For long range target shooting, be sure that muzzle brakes are allowed in your competition or you will need to remove it.
Can I remove my hunting rifle muzzle brake if I need to?
Yes. Through precision machining for impeccable fit, and use of bolt/lug grease, you’re able to remove and perform maintenance on your muzzle brake, or remove it as required for competition. If using a vise to stabilize your rifle, please remember to use a few rags to avoid damage. Before reinstalling the rifle muzzle brake, be sure to add a dab is grease to the threads.
How do you clean a recoil compensator on a rifle?
Like the rest of your rifle, your muzzle brake and crown requires regular maintenance for optimum performance, safety, and life expectancy.
You have a few options, depending on your shooting frequency and comfort in breaking down your rifle. Remember to have your rifle unloaded and safety on before performing any maintenance!
- Bore Foam: If you do not want to remove the brake, this option is for you. Fill a clean coffee can high enough with bore cleaner, and put your rifle in – barrel down – and stabilize it against a wall for as long as directed on the package. You can use q-tips to clean out the holes and wipe it through.
- Ultrasonic Cleaner: By far the most useful cleaning method because it can be used for more than just cleaning the brake, although it does require removal of the brake. Simply take it off and drop it in your choice of cleaner. You’re done in no time.
- Spray: There are a few good spray-n-wipe options for those who perform complete maintenance after every shoot. Spray it on and wipe off as per the package directions.