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Why Adding A Muzzle Brake To Your Hunting Or Target Rifle May Be The Best Accessory You Install

by Julia Hart

Some firearms come from the factory with a muzzle brake on the end of the barrel, but many do not. Adding a stainless steel muzzle brake to your rifle can significantly improve the performance of the forearm and make it more accurate when it counts.

Form And Function

Factory muzzle brakes come on firearms like the AR15 platform, but they can be just as beneficial to a hunting rifle or large bore rifle that you target shoot with. The function of the muzzle brake is to redirect the gases exiting the barrel to the sides and top to reduce recoil and movement after the shot. 

Muzzle brakes are not tactical gear or silencers. They are all about control of the firearm and can make a significant impact on fast you get back on the target after a shot. They also reduce how much kick the gun has when fired. For smaller shooters, a stainless steel muzzle brake could make a larger firearm more manageable and allow them to shoot it comfortably.

Muzzle brakes come in many different designs, and many are optimized for a specific caliber rifle or firearm, so you may want to talk with a gun shop that sells them to determine what will work on your rifle.

Muzzle Brake Materials

A stainless steel muzzle brake looks excellent on your firearm, but there are brakes made from titanium, steel, and aluminum that can all be used to accomplish similar performance effects. Steel muzzle brakes off the ability to paint or powder coat them to match the gun, while stainless and titanium look great polished or painted to match the firearm. 

The type of muzzle brake you choose is a personal choice but look for performance, weight, and materials used when selecting one for your gun and ask your gun dealer for help if you are not sure what you need.  

Installing A Muzzle Brake

Adding a stainless steel muzzle brake to your rifle or firearm requires some custom work to the barrel in most cases. A trained gunsmith should do the job, so the brake is installed correctly and will not come loose or affect the round as it leaves the firearm. 

Many muzzle brakes on the market are threaded inside so the gun barrel can be treated to match. The brake can then be removed when cleaning the gun to make access to the barrel easier. 

In some situations, gun owners prefer to buy and thread a second barrel for the gun so they can choose to use the muzzle brake or use the barrel that has not been altered and has no brake. This is sometimes done when hunting in thick brush and areas that benefit from the shortest rifle possible to make navigating the terrain more manageable. 

For more information, contact a company like Solvent Traps Direct.