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  • .50 Beowulf Muzzle Brake Options

    I have gotten a lot of questions concerning the muzzle breke for the Beowulf. I have to say, Initially I wanted one on my personal Beowulf, but then decided against it.

    I talked to an associate who talked to Bill Alexander and he was told that the AA muzzle brake was more or less designed for protecting the crown of the barrel during entry situations, and not as much for recoil or flash supression. This is hearsay, and if we can get Bill on here, maybe he will comment.

    I have seen a few options popping up on the market. I must say, i do like what I see and am excited that there are accessories out there. Tromix makes some interesting options and offers threading services for $35+$45.

    This is the Muzzle Brake currently offered by AA. $70


    This is a Flash Hider by Tromix $40 Parked Steel


    This is a Muzzle Brake by Tromix $85 Matte Stainless Steel


    This is the Omni 50 Brake from KKH


    I will post others as i find them...

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    .50 brakes

    I had my local gunsmith install a brake on mine after the first trip to the range. First time out(before brake) I put 30 rounds through it while sighting in and ended up with a black and blue shoulder and bloody elbow from shooting off the bench. Fun, but a little more painful than I like. I dropped it off at the 'smith and he threaded the barrel and installed the brake(his own design - he mills them in his shop) and now this is a #####cat to shoot. I would estimate 30-40% reduction in felt recoil - to me it now feel similar to a .308. Next trip to the range I sent 40 rounds + another 40 of .308 and was no worse for wear. I definitely recommend a brake of some sort - it took this gun from painful to pleasant. only downside is it's outrageously loud - it definitely gets people's attention on the range!

    Erud

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    • #3
      i did notice a slight difference with the AA brake.

      i bought my 'wulf bare muzzle for a great price and then ordered the brake as soon as the price dropped on them, installed it myself. this is after i had put about 300rds through my wulf already so i felt the difference when shooting it with the brake.

      i would say it was about a 20-25% reduction in felt recoil but this was felt after installing but with the mgi rrb already in there.

      that said the mgi rate/recoil reducing buffer is a must have in my opinion for the wulf. helps recoil, cycling rate and muzzle rise.

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      • #4
        Re: .50 brakes

        Originally posted by Erud
        I had my local gunsmith install a brake on mine after the first trip to the range.
        Erud
        Erud,

        what kind of brake are you talking about? was it a AA brake or did you have it threaded for one of the Tromix brakes?

        I would love to see a comparison of all of the brake types and the effects they have.

        I might have to think about getting one if it really does tame the recoil.

        I really wish that we could get a .50 Smith Vortex for it.

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        • #5
          Lars-

          It is a brake of his own design, though it is similar to the Tromix(holes all around). He makes them to order in his own shop. I believe mine was the first one he had made for a Beowulf - turned out great. I could snap a pic if you like, though I have no idea how to attach it on this board...

          Erud

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          • #6
            Hey guys, thanks for the info so far. I think I'm going to order an AA muzzle brake in the near future as well as an MGI rate reducing buffer. Who is a good source to get the buffer from and what exactly do I need to do this(is there anything else I need to change when doing this?)? Right now I have a full length ACE stock on it.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by EvoMcubed
              Hey guys, thanks for the info so far. I think I'm going to order an AA muzzle brake in the near future as well as an MGI rate reducing buffer. Who is a good source to get the buffer from and what exactly do I need to do this(is there anything else I need to change when doing this?)? Right now I have a full length ACE stock on it.

              http://ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=7&f=125&t=259550

              twl is a great guy to deal with and he has offered great things to a lot of the 'wulf guys over at ar15.com. when ordering make sure you get the spacer for the rifle length stocks since it is not usually included. with the buffer you get a free d-fender which helps extraction a great deal.

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              • #8
                Curious how the Dfender helps extraction a bunch. Take this with a grain of salt, but really wanting a reply. We've used both with and without an extra o ring and in reality, the quality of the extractor itself is the key issue.

                Jeff

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                • #9
                  I have the Tromix on mine and it really makes shooting enjoyable. Tony did a great job with quick turnaround time on the threading and it just looks BAD.



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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Snpr1
                    I have the Tromix on mine and it really makes shooting enjoyable. Tony did a great job with quick turnaround time on the threading and it just looks BAD.
                    Does Tony do them in Parkerized or Finished to better match the barrel finish?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Lars
                      Originally posted by Snpr1
                      I have the Tromix on mine and it really makes shooting enjoyable. Tony did a great job with quick turnaround time on the threading and it just looks BAD.
                      Does Tony do them in Parkerized or Finished to better match the barrel finish?
                      Tony gave me the choice of matte stainless or parkerized steel. I thought the matte looked cool. :bounce:

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                      • #12
                        Snpr1...

                        I am wondering if Tromix will do a thread protector for when you are hunting? I like to have the barrel length 16" when hunting, but would like the muzzle brake the rest of the time for comfort and when length does not matter so much.

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                        • #13
                          I have been playing with CAD software lately and tried different brake/compensator designs for Beowulf.

                          Any ideas, would this kind of brake/compensator work in Wulf?

                          Bullet hole diameter in brake is 14mm (.55") and OD of brake is 30mm (1.18"). Total lenght is 61mm (2.4")

                          Weight of the brake, if it's made of steel, is about 145 grams.

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                          • #14
                            Similar

                            It looks similar in design to the 500S&W revolver brake. I'll let you know how that one works saturday or soon there-after. The 4" barrelled version came with two muzzle brakes, one a little longer. Four ports on short one, six ports on long one. Curious to see the difference. Advised NOT to stand next to the shooter on that puppy!!

                            I like the Tromix brake in terms of aesthetics, but it seems that one you designed might be a little better performance wise. One of the good things is that there are no ports on the bottom, or not as much porting anyways. This would be good for not kicking up dirt when shooting prone. Now there is a factor to design into it, make it so the thing doesn't kick up 4# of dirt when shooting prone!

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                            • #15
                              I increased OD to 40mm and lifted gas port "floor" 2mm to minimize gas flow downwards.
                              These modifications to model increased mass of brake so that now it weights 284 grams.



                              If I remember correctly .500 S&W operates on higher pressure levels than Beowulf so this design may not work as well on Beo but that remains to be seen.

                              I will make one brake when my schedules allow, most likely in January '06.

                              I'm planning to use 3/4"-28 thread to fasten brake to barrel.

                              Timing of brake can be done with shim plates or then I'll just have to do it right from beginning.
                              (thread the brake first and mill the pockets to correct places)

                              Anyway design is far from finalized so I'll keep playing with CAD.

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