Howling Raven Mosin Nagant Muzzle Brake

Newcomers to the firearms accessory scene Howling Raven just released their own muzzle brake for the Mosin Nagant 91/30. Just like with the Witt Machine and Texas Precision Products Mosin Nagant muzzle brakes the Howling Raven is held in place via the front sight and set screws. Howling Raven claims a 50% reduction in recoil. They retail for $75 at Check out their muzzle brake in action in the video below.



– ONLY works with the Mosin Nagant model 91/30*
– Reduces recoil by 50% and eliminates muzzle rise
– Made out of 12L14 Solid steel with Black Oxide finish
– Weighs only 10.6 ounces
– Made in Texas with a limited lifetime replacement warranty

Phil Note: We’ll be testing this muzzle brake shortly.

Ray I.

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  • nova3930

    ***slams liter of vodka***
    NYET! How can comrade soldier prove courage in defending motherland without bruised and broken shoulder?!?

    • Riot

      But does it make bigger flash and noise to scare fascist?

      • Elias

        There’s tovarish katyusha for that

    • mosinman

      Nyet you are of incorrects Tovarish.
      Soviet solider is stronk and does not needings of capitalist brake.
      Mosin Nagant only breaks shoulder of fascisti and amerikanski

    • spotr

      Da, in Russia, rifle “brakes” you!

  • Cymond

    I know there’s a lot of 91/30s out there, but nobody makes much for the M44, much less the M38 I have.

  • Brett

    Anyone else getting a Metal Gear vibe right now?

    • Other Brett

      Yep, too bad its not raging

  • FWIW

    People like to talk about optics that cost more than the rifles they’re bolted to. How about when that’s true for a muzzle break? Still, kinda neat concept, will be interesting to see if it actually works as advertised.

  • kbroughton77

    Nyet! Mosin is fine.

  • Cerberus440

    I always see these and breaks and think “Neat!” But I have yet to see one that does not eventually shear the bolts and become an impromptu duplex projectile. That this one has the 90 degree twist is promising, but I am still skeptical.

  • iksnilol

    Also don’t forget the beautifull permanent hearing damage from brakes.

    • Tassiebush

      Yeah I don’t see much good in muzzle brakes for that reason. Especially for bolt actions unless they are big kickers. The same goes for flash suppressors. The idea of them on bolt action carbines has me pondering why not reduce flash with the barrel length instead?!
      I guess the niche for this is if you wanted to spend lots of range time with ear protection with one it might make that more productive and it could be removed between range/plinking sessions for other usage like hunting/pest control etc.

      • iksnilol

        Flash suppressors are OK in my opinion. But muzzle brakes just no, the extra noise isn’t worth it. The Finns did some tests (just google “guns connect fi” without the quotes and click on “BR Tuote”). They found muzzle brakes increased noise for the shooter by about 10 db. That means that with good ear pro (30+ db) you are still in the 140 db range (which is bad).

        They also got to test a De Lisle.

        • Tassiebush

          I’ll definitely look that up. I generally find those guns connect fi articles to be excellent! good point about the potential for brakes to push the db beyond the protective capability of hearing protection!

        • Tassiebush

          The DeLisle article would be a real treat!

          • iksnilol


            Broke the link right after www. so as to not be delayed. That’s the data from the suppressor trials of 1999. The weird thing is that their De Lisle used subsonic 308.

          • Tassiebush

            Thanks for that! some seriously low db there! Yeah the De Lisle musn’t be an original.

  • Esh325

    I use to have a Chinese M44 and I replaced the butt plate with one of those rubber recoil butt plates and it made it a joy to shoot, so I think that’s honestly a less expensive option and it doesn’t hurt the look of the rifle like this does,

  • John Yossarian

    Muzzle brakes on a bolt action don’t make any sense until you get into the magnums. Even then, they aren’t used to maintain sight picture but to keep your shoulder from being beat to hell.

    On a short Mosin (20″), I’d recommend a flash hider. For the long ones (28″), just save your money!

  • marathag

    Hmm. $75 part on a $150 Rifle.

    $15 Rubber Buttpad a much better Idea

    • Ryfyle

      I use a towel and a tennis ball.

  • DAN V.

    – Reduces recoil by 50% and eliminates muzzle rise
    – Increases sound by 4000%

  • Grindstone50k

    That’s nearly how much I paid for my Mosin.


      Yeah I literally paid $75 for my rifle. Quite a high price for a machined piece of metal