McGowen Turbo Brakes
Manufactured and Installed by McGowen Precision Barrels
Our brakes incorporate a chamber section to increase gas flow and thus reduce recoil. Estimated reduction in felt recoil is approximately 50%
. Unlike some commercially available brakes that are simply a hole for your bullet to pass through and a series of holes drilled into the sides of the brake, we have removed all material except the outer wall of the brake. This creates a larger chamber section for gas flow. The holes are cut at varying angles to vent gas which in turn reduces recoil by basically pulling the rifle away from you. While we have found other muzzle brakes to reduce recoil, the design of the McGowen Turbo Brake creates a chamber that accentuates the performance of the muzzle brake by creating a chamber withing the brake that redirects the gases to actually pull the firearm away from the shooter. Thus, creating a more effective recoil reduction.
Please Note that all muzzle brakes increase the decibel level of your firearm. Ensure proper hearing protection when using a muzzle brake.
Many individuals will use muzzle brakes on the range, sighting in their rifle and before they go hunting they remove the brake. If you follow this procedure it is recommended that after removing the brake from your rifle at the range that you send a couple of shots down range, as removing the brake can slightly change the point of impact. Also if you plan on removing the brake, order a thread protection cap to protect your threads on the muzzle.
McGowen Turbo Brakes vs The Other Brakes
McGowen Turbo Brake
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The Other Brakes
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Please note that because our finish work is exceptional you may look at your new rifle barrel with the brake installed and feel that the brake in integral with the barrel. We painstakingly polish in the brake so that the seamline of the brake to the barrel disappears. Once the brake has been removed once, this seamline will show. The muzzle brake is a separate item from the barrel and will typically add approximately 2″ to the length of your rifle. Remember also that depending upon the diameter of your barrel and caliber, the muzzle brake may be larger in diameter than the barrel.
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