covey12 wrote:thats sweet, will the muzzle break release the gasses evenly and quiet it down, or is it just for looks? and have you guys ever thought of making cheaper models of your guns, like mini versions? just wondering
The idea is that the expanding gases will strike the front inside of the scallops and "brake" some of the recoil... I haven't fired since assembly.
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From what I understood, the brake exits the mass of the gas perpendicular to the barrel so the mass isn't ejected forward. As it does this the recoil from ejecting gas forward is reduced as less mass is ejected in that direction.
As far as noise, it is louder for the shooter and people to the side of the barrel, but quieter downrange. The noise direction is changed.
The reduced intensity of the muzzle blast following the projectile does reduce the tumble induced by the blast. We studied it for the t shirt competition. It actually helped the range by reducing early tumble of launched shirts. Thanks to the loan of a HS camera, we were able to see and solve the early tumble problems. We had shirts turning almost 30 degrees 5 feet from the muzzle at first.