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    Muzzle Breaks

    Can you buy a muzzle break and then get your barrel threaded or is it best to get the two jobs done together? Pretty keen to get my one for my WSM. Want to lesson muzzle jump so I don't lose sight picture as much.

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    You better off getting done together as the smith can turn the end down to match your barrel profile, however you can buy separately just make sure the brake is threaded in a pitch your barrel can be safely threaded in.

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    You can as long as there's enough meat in the barrel to be able to thread it to the one that's in the break. Watch out for larger threads like 5/8x24 and bigger if you have a light contour barrel
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    You can buy the brake first, then supply it with the barrel to have it fitted, presumably not by yourself ?
    Make sure the brake you get has the right pilot bore so that can be enlarged to give say a minimum 20 thou clearance ( 10 thou/side ) for the bullet. The brakes pilot bore enlargement step is done with the brake done up on the barrel, in the same lathe setup when the muzzle threads are cut. Then it gets BORED out to final size,
    And get a brake with the largest thread size you can get away with, and still have enough of a shoulder for the brake to be screwed up against. Only if your barrel is like a pencil in size will u be forced to cut a really small thread.
    Ya see lots of barrels with plenty of meat to fit a larger thread, but they have a stupid small 1/2" thread type.
    I have fitted brakes to a couple of my rifles and have set them up - after modifying them - so the crown can be cleaned with the brake on. Seems a no-brainer to do that but some are supplied so you can't clean the crown without removing the brake. That's just another hassle plus the brake soon enough ends up not being indexed properly ( except the radial type ) as the threads wear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm for life View Post
    Can you buy a muzzle break and then get your barrel threaded or is it best to get the two jobs done together? Pretty keen to get my one for my WSM. Want to lesson muzzle jump so I don't lose sight picture as much.
    As with suppressors I always suggest that you get both done by the same person. This avoids complications in the event of warranty issues and usually avoids hassle and questions when being done. In the event of a warranty issue you wont get the brake maker saying it is a fitting issue and the threading / fitting person saying it is a brake issue.

    I also had this pop up with insurance where the company I had my Motorbike with stated the protective clothing and helmet was clothing and covered by my contents cover, where as the Contents insurance said it was safety gear for the motorbike and should be included with the motorbike cover. Turns out in this case I was apparently "Self insured" and had to replace it at my cost, which hurt as the accident was someone else's fault.

    Had both policies been with the same company, they can argue all they like but at the end of the day that company has it covered.....
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    Cheers guy's. Looking at either D Maisey or a Terminator break.

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    Iíve got a Maisey muzzle brake for my 300wsm and itís awesome. Highly recommend. I call it my loudener.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 300wsm for life View Post
    Cheers guy's. Looking at either D Maisey or a Terminator break.
    Having had several of both there is no comparison. Terminator hands down
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    #30GANG....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Having had several of both there is no comparison. Terminator hands down
    No comparison in the personalities either !!!!!
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    T2 would be my recommendation, and others have said get the threading dome by same outfit. Also they are then able to give you advice on the best thread for your barrel.

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    You can have a muzzle break thread cleaned out and rethreaded to a larger/different thread. I guess it would be easier on a round one rather than square or oblong in cross section.

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    Got a price off both guys. Will start putting money aside for a T2 break off Greg. Hopefully I can get one fitted before Xmas if not it will be early Jan.

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    Terminator.
    Hang on let me be more decisive, Terminator!

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    I have a terminator brake on my 300WSM it’s awesome, as is there service.

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    And that's muzzle "brake" (as in stop), not "break", (as in wreck).
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