Help with Muzzle Brake

Muley Buck

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I am seriously considering putting a brake on my Sako 85 7mm Rem Mag. I have been researching, and I think I am down to two choices.
The APA Gen 1 Micro and the Terminator T1.
I think I'm leaning toward the Micro due to weight and size, but I like the T1 for it's pure effectiveness. Any of you that have experience in either or both of these, what do you think??

Also, what threads would be best for a Tikka/Sako barrel profile? I would also like opinions on who and where to have the work done.

Here's what I'm looking to brake. Thanx, guys.
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Precision Armaments M4-72 is a great muzzle break. I have one on a Thompson Center 30-06 pistol. Great recoil reduction. Make sure you wear hearing protection.
 

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APA “the answer” works great on my Sako A7 7rem mag. A real pleasure to shoot after switching from the factory radial brake. 15x1 thread from the factory.
 
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APA “the answer” works great on my Sako A7 7rem mag. A real pleasure to shoot after switching from the factory radial brake. 15x1 thread from the factory.
I was looking at those as well. I'm just not sure I want a self timing brake. Would you mind posting a picture of your setup?
 

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No experience with any of those choices but I would highly recommend High Tech Customs (HTC) in Colorado Springs. Rich did a brake on my 338 win mag Tikka T3 and it works fantastic and turned out great.

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I was looking at those as well. I'm just not sure I want a self timing brake. Would you mind posting a picture of your setup?
If you are sending it out to get done I don't see any good reason to get a self timing break. Send the break with the gun and they can fit it.
 
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If you are sending it out to get done I don't see any good reason to get a self timing break. Send the break with the gun and they can fit it.
This is ultimately what I will end up doing. I run an APA Gen II little bastard on my Tikka CTR. I'm just curious about the self timers on slim profile barrels.
 

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Not really a difference with brakes on a slim barrel they just usually run a smaller thread. Like stated earlier your barrel would use a 9/16 most likely. Obviously can’t use a 5/8 because your barrel is 5/8.

Where you might see a difference is not being able to have a smith do a straight blend on it, because it would not leave enough wall thickness. The brake will be a larger OD than your barrel. I personally like a stepped brake, vs a tapered one, but that’s just me. And as someone who makes brakes it’s just easier to not have to taper/blend to the barrel.


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Not really a difference with brakes on a slim barrel they just usually run a smaller thread. Like stated earlier your barrel would use a 9/16 most likely. Obviously can’t use a 5/8 because your barrel is 5/8.

Where you might see a difference is not being able to have a smith do a straight blend on it, because it would not leave enough wall thickness. The brake will be a larger OD than your barrel. I personally like a stepped brake, vs a tapered one, but that’s just me. And as someone who makes brakes it’s just easier to not have to taper/blend to the barrel.


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Thank you. My curiosity was purely based on the aesthetics of a self timing brake vs. a standard / blended brake.
 

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Here is a MBM on a Brux #3. I think they are the best looking breaks out there on lighter contour barrels. Very effective too.


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Thanx for all of the replies guys, it has been helpful. I have decided that I am going to go with an APA Micro in 9/16 x 32. It may be a little while due to scheduling, but I'll try to get some pictures up of the finished product when its all done.
 
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