Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by Chronos » 05 Mar 2014, 1:17 pm

I don't even know what you're arguing about anymore or who you're arguing with.

Your opinion comes from your experiences, that's fine.

My point is as it was in my previous post. Fitting a moderator to a .308 does not provide sufficient suppression to remove the need for hearing protection.

As I said previously this is off topic

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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by Warrigul » 05 Mar 2014, 5:25 pm

Chronos wrote:Your opinion comes from your experiences, that's fine.


And yours comes from what you've read, I can see no point in going any further with this.
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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by artimu » 12 Mar 2014, 3:27 pm

Thanks for all the information guys.

Thought this might be wishful thinking but you've gotta ask ;)

I'll just keep signing the petitions to legalise them in the mean time ;)
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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by rwhitey » 09 Feb 2020, 11:15 am

https://muzzlebrakeaustralia.com.au/sho ... -22322-250


Is something like this what you’re talking about?
If so I don’t see how this muffles, reduces, or stops the noise. It only redirects it.
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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by Ferrisweil » 09 Feb 2020, 3:07 pm

I’ve been lucky enough to use quite a few suppressors, mostly in the UK.
Do they make a difference? Yes, def lowered recoil and took the “crack” out of the sound.
Is it quiet? Def not! If you want a suppressor because you want to be quiet, unless you’re shooting subs, it won’t happen.
Do they change the balance of the rifle? Yes, but all depends on the quality
Would I like one? Yes
Do I need one? No!

I strongly believe that this is one of those purchase where u get what you pay for.
A mate of mine is legally permitted to use them in Australia but reckons one of the biggest problems is actually importing them. There choice here in AUS isn’t a patch on the States etc and importing them is a nightmare
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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by perentie » 11 Feb 2020, 7:21 am

rwhitey wrote:https://muzzlebrakeaustralia.com.au/shop?olsPage=products%2Fmuzzle-brake-vtr-with-concussionredirector-sleeve-12x28-22cal-22322-250


Is something like this what you’re talking about?
If so I don’t see how this muffles, reduces, or stops the noise. It only redirects it.


That is what I thought the OP was asking about.
Nothing to do with Silencers etc going off topic.
So those redirectors must be legal.
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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by perentie » 11 Feb 2020, 7:33 am

[quote="artimu"]Thanks for all the information guys.

Thought this might be wishful thinking but you've gotta ask ;)

I'll just keep signing the petitions to legalise them in the mean time ;)[/quote

You were not asking about a Silencer but the Muzzle Brake Redirector.
Looks like they are legal as per the previous link.
They are only .22 size but they might make a bigger one.
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Re: Muzzle brake noise reduction allowed?

Post by Diamond Jim » 02 Apr 2020, 11:08 pm

I'm sure UK and NZ shooters wouldn't bother with them if they were not effective. From what I've read they are a PITA to clean and add length and weight to the rifle. If they didn't work there would be no market for them yet they seem almost mandatory in the UK - on properties much smaller than Aussie farms with higher population densities. Professional gamekeepers use them. I don't understand the objection to them by Australian lawmakers. It's irrational.
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