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#1 OFFLINE   xonlyj

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Posted May. 12 2018 - 02:49 PM

I am once again prostrating myself before the fount of knowledge. My current new toy is a Howa 1500 in 6.5 Grendel and I am interested in a muzzle brake. Unfortunately my barrel is not tapped and I heard about clamp on brakes. A quick search shows they are not chimeras but real devices. Has anyone tried or seen one in use. They appear to be custom fit with the measurements you send them. Do they loosen up? Are they concentric? Do they choke the barrel? An I/net search reveals several mfgs and a company called Witt Machine has a great return policy. They'll buy it back including shipping. Any input is appreciated.

 

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Posted May. 12 2018 - 05:45 PM

Kahntrol Systems in NC make them and my only dealings with them have been with their PodMods that allow Atlas feet and accessories to be used on a Harris BiPod. It’s a long story, and I don’t wish to expose any more of my gun smithing aptitude, but without question Jeremy Kahn’s Customer Service is absolutely fantastic! Call and talk with him, he can and will help you! His breaks look great and if I were in the market for one, I’d start with with them. Lots of caliber options too.

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Posted May. 12 2018 - 07:22 PM

I have no experience with a clamp on brake but if I were to get one I would not go cheap.....there is a lot of pull on that brake.




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Posted May. 13 2018 - 02:59 AM

I personally would not trust or use one, but i own a lathe and thread barrels all the time so it would be sillynfor me to use one.


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Posted May. 13 2018 - 09:14 AM

https://kahntrol.com/ (FWIW) it’s worth a look...


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Posted May. 13 2018 - 11:50 AM

I do own a Kahntrol on my .300 Remington Ultra Magnum on which the barrel was not threaded. You have to measure your barrel dimension at certain spots. Follow the installation instructions and use anti sieze on the screws and check tightness after 50-100 shots. works for me. I may contact hzhardy if the future and ship it to him for threads.

 

 


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Posted May. 13 2018 - 03:47 PM

IMHO I would pay to get the barrel threaded. Seems there's a lot of potential for bad things to happen with a "clamp on" brake.


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Posted May. 13 2018 - 03:55 PM

IMHO I would pay to get the barrel threaded. Seems there's a lot of potential for bad things to happen with a "clamp on" brake.

 

This. Around here there are 'smiths doing barrel threading for very cheap. (Like $50 cheap) While not sure I'd trust a $50 smith (Homer, what says you?) I can see it being done for not much more $$.




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Posted May. 13 2018 - 05:21 PM

 
This. Around here there are 'smiths doing barrel threading for very cheap. (Like $50 cheap) While not sure I'd trust a $50 smith (Homer, what says you?) I can see it being done for not much more $$.

i have done them as cheap as 85 dollars for a barrel that has been removed from the action, but i typically charge 100 and up depending what is requested ie shortening and recrowning barrel profiling muzzle brake to barrel ect.

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Posted May. 14 2018 - 07:38 AM

It would have to be with the action on because I don't have any way of taking it off or trust myself to put it back on. All I want is the barrel threaded. 

 

 

This. Around here there are 'smiths doing barrel threading for very cheap. (Like $50 cheap) While not sure I'd trust a $50 smith (Homer, what says you?) I can see it being done for not much more $$.

 

There is that but I check it everytime I use it.

 

I am not going to blow smoke up anybody's arse and say this is the optimum solution. At this point in time it

 

1. works

2. No gunsmithing required just some readily available tools.

 

In my military career, there have been many times the stuff wasn't available for an optimum solution so I had to make do with a working solution till I could get an optimum solution. I don't just trust anybody with my firearms. There is one guy here in town he is crazy busy out the wazoo. You have to make an appointment to get an appointment to get your work done. We are probably talking about months. Hzhardy if you want to give me quote for shipping the barreled action to you to thread it you can pm me. I have purchased and sold to you and watched your work here and would trust you to do the job.


Edited by gshayd, May. 14 2018 - 08:58 AM.






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