Precision Rifle Blogs Muzzle Brake Testing

    I, for one, enjoy Precision Rifle Blog’s truly data-driven approach to everything they do. Their latest drive into the data is an epic breakdown of .30 cal muzzle brakes, rating them by 4 major criteria:

    1. Recoil reduction
    2. Ability to Stay On Target (Muzzle Deflection)
    3. Sound
    4. Ground Signature & Muzzle Blast

    Across four rifles, the details are incredible, with PRB taking time to measure things fairly and appropriately (I have rarely seen a sound test outside of suppressors where an actual SPL meter was used). The ground siganture test is rather novel to, using baking soda and high-speed photography.

    Click the photo below to be taken to the article. Its focused on bolt-action rifles, but its easy to see certain designs and traits that seem to typify the best brakes.


    Nathan S

    One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

    The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.