View Full Version : A Remington 700 brake?

August 20, 2011, 08:08 PM
I want to take my Remington 700 to my local gun shop, and find out what I'd need to do to get a barrel brake on it. I'm just curious what I'd have to do to my rifle, and the barrel. What would this usually cost? Thanks!

T. O'Heir
August 20, 2011, 08:37 PM
Hi. How a brake is installed depends on the brake. Some are threaded on. Some are welded on. Not all shops have the machines to do it either.
Either way, unless your 700 is chambered in a big cartridge, a brake will significantly increase the muzzle blast and noise. The other shooters on the range will shun you as well.

big al hunter
August 20, 2011, 09:42 PM
I have had 2 brakes installed. Both are threaded on and I had a gunsmith install them. $150 each. That was a few years ago, it may be more depending on your local smith.

old roper
August 21, 2011, 03:56 AM
I've got couple and I'd sure stay away from anyone trying to weld one.
I think my gunsmith charge $150 and not sure what he charge for the thread protector if you want to take the brake off/on I'd sure get one of those.

August 21, 2011, 10:12 PM
I'm no fan of muzzle brakes,but I own one. the muzzle blast is worse that the recoil, in north GA. 100 bucks will get you a screw on brake but man are they loud:eek:

August 22, 2011, 05:27 AM
I have a Remington 700 SPS .308 and want to put a brake on it.
This company makes brakes and I have heard they work very well.
It is a company in Germany.

Google search Roedale muzzle brakes.

August 22, 2011, 08:13 AM
A brake on a .308?

There are other methods to reduce recoil.



Big Pard
August 22, 2011, 01:03 PM
I had my Remington 700 LSS in 7mm Ultra Mag sent to Magna-Port and had a Magna-Brake installed for about $220. They did an outstanding job and took nearly all the recoil out but the muzzle blast and noise is worse. Really need to invest in ear plugs or phones if you get a brake installed.


September 3, 2011, 01:05 PM
I found the PGRS-1 made by Bruce McArther the best. Check it out on line first,and see for yourself.

September 4, 2011, 11:22 PM
If recoil is the problem, replace the cheap factory pad.

September 5, 2011, 12:05 AM
I have read of more than one guide or outfitter who will not allow brakes on clients rifles.

My own experience is from a deer club here near home. Buddy had a 7mm Mag A-bolt w/ a brake and it was so noisy from our shooting houses that he would carry 'muff's along w/ him. He eventually sold it.

September 24, 2011, 10:08 PM

I build these, Feel free to ask for any details...

Jeremy Kahn/Kahntrol Solutions
[email protected]

I started developing these brakes last deer season because there are no Made in USA clamp-on brakes(that I could find) to keep from having to thread my barrel, and after extensive testing on several calibers, they are ready for market.

The ones in these photos are raw aluminum(6061-T6), but they are available hardcoat(rc65) anodized in black or clear, if you'd like one raw/non-anodized it can be arranged.

They are machined on the same equipment and to the same standards as the military helicopter parts we manufacture. they are checked for concentricity of bore between barrel hole and bore holes with state of the art gauges.

They have a slight interference fit to ensure trueness of installation when initially installed. Mounting instructions are included.

I currently have them available for rem700 heavy barrel guns(.820"+.850" diameter), but i can make them to fit any contour or caliber.

They are NOT small, But they are EXTREMELY effective, watch the video.
They are available in either the "Overkill"/square model(L4.35xW2.00"xH1.5")and the "OKL"/semi-round(3.35x2.00x1.25), more styles to come. Prices are $150 each plus shipping and dealer pricing is available(contact me for details).

September 25, 2011, 10:55 AM
Jeepkahn, they look very good.
Can you post a pic of the semi-round on a rifle?
I have a Remington 700 SPS tactical in .308 with the bull barrel,would it fit my rifle?

September 25, 2011, 12:20 PM
I can post a pic shortly, and yours should be the .850" muzzle diameter, so yes it should.

September 25, 2011, 01:06 PM
I can post a pic shortly, and yours should be the .850" muzzle diameter, so yes it should. for some reason it wouldn't let me edit the prior post, but it let me resubmit.