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Moderator or Muzzle Brake

  • 14-05-2019 8:58pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    Lads/Ladettes,

    For recoil management, which would you recommend? I've shot almost exclusively with a moderator and like it. Never used a brake, although I've been on the receiving end of dispersed gases more than once.

    From a maintenance point of view, are there any pros and cons here as well?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,772 ✭✭✭ meathstevie


    alanmc wrote: »
    Lads/Ladettes,

    For recoil management, which would you recommend? I've shot almost exclusively with a moderator and like it. Never used a brake, although I've been on the receiving end of dispersed gases more than once.

    From a maintenance point of view, are there any pros and cons here as well?

    I suppose from a maintenance point of view a muzzle brake will be easier to keep clean since it's essentially an open device that only deflects gasses.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,316 ✭✭✭ Pkiernan


    No-one will like you if you get a muzzle break.


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    A suppressor will do what a suppressor and muzzle break can do while a muzzle break can only do what a muzzle break does.

    So if it's for use then i'd say suppressor. For sh*ts and giggles go for a muzzle break, but as said above you'll loose friends, quick. :D

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  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    I have an integral muzzle break on a feather weight .270 and it will indeed ring your gong, noise wise, in enclosed or sheltered spaces but in open areas its not as bad. But it makes a light weight gun a much more joyful experience to fire while maintaining its light and compact properties. Hunting wise I have being able to shoot two animals with it with in spitting distance of each other. For the hill or even just a light weight compact forest stalking I'd go for it, but having said that I have used other calibres unmoded or without breaks on hill and wood with no issues.

    What calibre are you talking about? My old .243 needed a mod to tame muzzel flip, while my '06 (altough moded) is a smoother beast to shoot (unmoded) as is my mates Finnlight in '06. But my other mates Finnlight in .243 is a thumper and ear buster with just a standard barrel unmoded.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    What calibre are you talking about? My old .243 needed a mod to tame muzzel flip, while my '06 (altough moded) is a smoother beast to shoot (unmoded) as is my mates Finnlight in '06. But my other mates Finnlight in .243 is a thumper and ear buster with just a standard barrel unmoded.

    308 175gr. Kinda snappy and my Recoil Management leaves alot to be desired. I do need to get better at this.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Do you use a sling?It seems to be the most under used bit of equipment by hunters and some target shooters in Ireland,and is one of the best recoil and muzzle flip reducers,if used properly out there oce you understand how its done.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 11,473 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Vegeta


    Looking at some of the PRS style matches, the performance of some of the best muzzle breaks is insane. Centerfire rifles looking like they recoil like a .22lr

    So if it is purely for recoil management, a muzzle break will beat the moderator and has less impact on rifle handling. BUT a moderator may make the overall platform more pleasant because of associated noise reduction.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,084 ✭✭✭ alanmc


    Grizzly 45 wrote: »
    Do you use a sling?It seems to be the most under used bit of equipment by hunters and some target shooters in Ireland,and is one of the best recoil and muzzle flip reducers,if used properly out there oce you understand how its done.

    I shot with a sling years ago in college. .22 sporters. Haven't used one since. Can't say I ever got the hang of it.


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,332 ✭✭✭✭ Grizzly 45


    Really should,it is the most underused bit of equipment here I think.Most people just use it to carry the gun.But if you sling correctly,it can be as good as using a bipod for some shots.

    Confucius say."He who says one man cannot change World. Never has eaten bat soup in Wuhan!"



  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭ garrettod


    Hi,

    These two links may prove to be of interest to some of you, if you want to have a look at using your sling better:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HtaLUbTwZM

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCpK-EexHAI

    Thanks,

    G.



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2 Sara987


    I would recommend you muzzle brake. I used titanium muzzle brake on my AK gun.


  • Registered Users Posts: 124 ✭✭ shootemall


    Sara987 wrote: »
    I would recommend you muzzle brake. I used titanium muzzle brake on my AK gun.

    I use an unobtanium one on my doomsday device


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,504 ✭✭✭ tac foley


    Sara987 wrote: »
    I would recommend you muzzle brake. I used titanium muzzle brake on my AK gun.

    ?


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 27,534 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Cass


    I'm sure they meant boom stick :D

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,124 BryanL


    This is a good read on a great site for info.


    https://www.ballisticstudies.com/Knowledgebase/Hold+that+Forend.html


  • Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 2,759 Mod ✭✭✭✭ cookimonster


    Good read...


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