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Posted: 11/26/2005 4:08:27 PM EDT
Recently acquired a stainless MSTN QC brake and mounted it to one of Denny's recon barrels. This is going to be a totally stupid question, but which side of the brake points up and is there anyplace to get the thin shims that come with the brake? I need at least 2 or 3 more of the shims.

Thanks in advance

-X
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 4:33:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 5:44:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2005 5:45:51 PM EDT by Black-X]
Ok, good. I at least have that right then.

So where can I get the shims? I found out I will probably only need 1 or 2 now. Could I use a washer from the hardware store? Maybe the hardware store sells this size shim? It's killing me because it's the last thing I need for my upper...

-X
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 5:48:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/26/2005 5:48:58 PM EDT by FALbert]
Try using a good old peel washer. These were used prior to the introduction of the crush washers.
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 9:16:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Black-X:
Ok, good. I at least have that right then.

So where can I get the shims? I found out I will probably only need 1 or 2 now. Could I use a washer from the hardware store? Maybe the hardware store sells this size shim? It's killing me because it's the last thing I need for my upper...

-X



Well I hope your satisfied! I'll look but I dont think they gave me anymore shims, and happy shooting!

Ant
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 12:20:08 AM EDT
Ant, I am VERY happy! Thanx for the barrel, brake, bolt, and CH. They are just as you described them. Sorry we had that slight misunderstanding at first.

Can I use a peel washer for this application? I guess it won't hurt to try. I'd really like to get more of the shims, so I guess I'll have to make some calls on Monday to find out about them.

-X

Link Posted: 11/27/2005 2:37:29 AM EDT
Just use a peel washer. The one I have came with the shims, but there wasn't enough of them to time the comp. I used a peel washer. Works fine.
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 4:31:22 AM EDT
Peel washer is the ticket. However, IF you so inclined, the brake body can be timed - clamp it to a vise and file some material off the back where it touches the barrel shoulder or shims, make sure that the filing is done perpendicular to the brake body. Go extremely slow with this process because you can easily overtimed it.
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 7:33:15 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 8:05:26 AM EDT
I was under the impression that for precision shooting, a muzzle device with radially symetrical baffles/slots/apetures (like the supposedly accuracy-increasing Vortex) would give best results, as the gas venting around the bullet is evenly didtributed. Given that many match shooters use this brake I could be wrong.
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 8:25:20 AM EDT
The brake WES sent me for my AR's 18" barrel came with a standard crush washer.
I filed it down so only a quarter turn was needed to time the brake and used a little loctite on the threads.
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 11:34:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2005 11:35:06 AM EDT by Black-X]
I guess I'll go with a peel washer or a crush washer. Now, where is the easiest place to get one in stainless?
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 11:50:10 AM EDT
I wouldn't worry about getting one in stainless, the black looks fine with the stainless barrel and slightly polished brake.





Link Posted: 11/27/2005 12:40:53 PM EDT
Ok, I'll get a black one. Is this something I can find at a local hardware store, or do I have to order one from a vendor?

Thanks!

-X
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 12:59:01 PM EDT
would probably have to order it.


the peel washers are silver colored if it really bothers you and would probably be the easiest thing to use to correctly time the brake.
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 3:31:21 PM EDT
LOL Now I feel like I'm going crazy. Where can I get peel washers then?

Link Posted: 11/27/2005 4:47:08 PM EDT
brownells
bushmaster
the whole list of dealers in the industry forum
Link Posted: 11/27/2005 5:50:55 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Black-X:
LOL Now I feel like I'm going crazy. Where can I get peel washers then?



I ordered two QC brakes from PRI, one for 5.56 and one for 6.8. One came with shims, the other didn't come with anything. I was still waiting on my 6.8 barrel so I used the shims on my 5.56 barrel. It only took a couple (IIRC one 3 mil and one 5 mil). A call to Dave Dunlap at PRI and he sent me another set of shims.

I thread the brake on hand tight. Initially I would have to retighten the brake by hand every 10 rds or so. To solve the problem, instead of Loctite I use teflon thread tape. I clean these barrels every 100 rds or so, so loctite doesn't have time to set up if I'm at the range.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 7:41:53 PM EDT
Nice LMT MRP
how's it shoot?
I gots to get me one.
Thanks,
chris
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 10:57:03 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/20/2005 2:13:10 PM EDT by DonD]
Wes, mine came with the silver shims. I had to put it on and take it off a couple of times but the right number of shims were with it.

Midwayusa stocks the crush washers and they are a little over a dollar each. My Bushmaster brake
appeared to have blue locktite on it.
Link Posted: 12/20/2005 7:26:07 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:48:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MSTN:

Originally Posted By weasle:
Nice LMT MRP
how's it shoot?
I gots to get me one.
Thanks,
chris



THE S/S/ MRP BARRELS SHOOT EXTREMELY WELL.

WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



Thanks WES, I didn't see the question.

It's almost hard to believe how well the MSTN QC brake works!
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 2:48:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By MSTN:

Originally Posted By weasle:
Nice LMT MRP
how's it shoot?
I gots to get me one.
Thanks,
chris



THE S/S/ MRP BARRELS SHOOT EXTREMELY WELL.

WES GRANT
MSTN.BIZ



This one shoots 0.5MOA at 200M with Hornady 75gr TAP & BH. My 2nd one shoots about 0.65MOA at 200M with the same loadings.

Link Posted: 12/21/2005 8:01:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 11:43:51 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/21/2005 11:44:29 AM EDT by Randall_Rausch]
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 12:09:57 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 4:57:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:27:08 PM EDT
I know this is not scientific but the brake is just the badist looking one I could find.
Link Posted: 12/21/2005 9:33:21 PM EDT
I need a brake to be able to install on my AR10 to replace the old tank brake that was removed over a year ago.

Are the threads the typical 5/8x24?
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 2:17:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By uglygun:
I need a brake to be able to install on my AR10 to replace the old tank brake that was removed over a year ago.

Are the threads the typical 5/8x24?



The .30Cal & 6.8SPC MSTN brakes are 5/8x24. I have two, one in 5.56MM and a .30Cal. They work very well, particularly the .30Cal on an AR10.
Link Posted: 12/22/2005 4:06:27 AM EDT
yeah, the design is very similar to the AR10's original 2 port brake but I'm betting the baffle spacing and angle helps it be less abbrasive to the shooter while still maintaining very decent recoil management properties.


Nothing is so downright nasty and awful than that of my JP Recoil Eliminator on my 223Remington, that thing directs more blast at the shooter than anything I have ever seen. Shot it 2 times in the past without hearing protection, once to see how bad it was and another time when I forgot to replace one cup of my hearing protection after talking with a fellow shooter.

Absolutely brutal even after 24 inches of barrel length. I've shot my 300WinMag once or twice without hearing protection, nowhere near as bad.
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