Area 419 Muzzle Brake Mod.

shona

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Hi,
I am considering purchasing an Area 419 Hellfire Match muzzle brake for my 338 Edge build. I have located a brake but it's listed as a .30 Cal rather than .338. I have heard of brakes being bored out (increased in dia ) by Smiths so, I was wondering if anyone has done so with one of these?
I know Area 419 has another model called the Sidewinder but, finding one has proved an issue. I would really like to go with the Hellfire Match if possible.
Any help here would be much appreciated.

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Shona
 

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I understand your thought process here guys but, these Sidewinders just aren't available! Another factor that's pushing me toward the Hellfire Match is that the Area 419 guys themselves have released a video in which they themselves are stating that this version ( HellfireMatch ) their latest innovation is an improvement over their earlier models!
Thanks to all for your input but, I think my idea will work. The Area 419 guys are just advising that any alteration will void the warranty but what the heck, it's a brake & as long as it's line bored Professionally, what can go wrong!

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Shona
 

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Definitely get a sidewinder
It makes a huge difference on my 338 edge
Hi Steel head,
Can you give me your honest opinion on the Sidewinder because I've been watching some YouTube reviews recently & I'm hearing varying opinions? Some say it's a Great brake but excessively loud, while another shooter complained that it blows too much back into the shooter's face. Be interested in hearing your take, my friend.

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Shona
 

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    I like it.
    It’s definitely loud but not bad at the shooter.
    I can’t say I notice getting blasted when shooting it at all.
    It’s quite sporty for those around you 😂
     
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    Steel head

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    I’ve got a 3/4 fat bastard Gen 3 for sale it should be close to the top of the new posts list. Also have a little Bastard Gen 2 in 5/8. Both are .338.

    Any brake is going to be obnoxiously loud on a .338. Pick your poison, recoil or concussion. You’ll def want to double up your ears.
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    I understand your thought process here guys but, these Sidewinders just aren't available! Another factor that's pushing me toward the Hellfire Match is that the Area 419 guys themselves have released a video in which they themselves are stating that this version ( HellfireMatch ) their latest innovation is an improvement over their earlier models!
    Thanks to all for your input but, I think my idea will work. The Area 419 guys are just advising that any alteration will void the warranty but what the heck, it's a brake & as long as it's line bored Professionally, what can go wrong!

    Thanks
    Shona
    Sidewinders are in stock.
     

    shona

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    Unfortunately, locating them in Canada is a lot harder than it is for you in the US. You guys have that advantage over Canadians for sure. Another issue I'm constantly finding is that even when I find stuff for sale in your country, most of you guys are very reluctant to ship out of the US!

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    shona

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    Area 419 deals with Go Big Tactical in BC but, they have zero stock! When I mentioned about guys being reluctant to ship, I was referring to Private individuals ie: Forum Members, etc! I had an earlier reply to this post & this was his response. I have had so many sellers back out when I mention shipping out of the US, I've lost count. Your ITAR regs definitely have some of you guys running scared it seems. Even after explaining & confirming that a particular item was exempt they still had concerns that prevented the sales!

    Thanks
    Shona