Best 50 Beowulf Muzzle Brakes

The Beowulf cartridge is a really popular one when it comes to hunting. It’s not recent that the cartridge has seen its way inside competitive shooting as well. The speed and impact force of the cartridge is really good.

As it’s a medium to long-range cartridge and rifles usually using it is also a long barrel rifle, the recoil hit is quite big. So, if you want to reduce the recoil and not change the barrel of your gun either, then a muzzle brake is what you have been looking for.

The impact of muzzle brakes in the gun community has been a bit wild in recent times. A lot of companies decided they want to make muzzle brakes for different guns. Finding out the best 50 Beowulf muzzle brake might be harder than you think.

That’s where I come in. Let’s go, make this decision simple and easy for you, alright?

1. Alexander Arms Tank .50 Beowulf Muzzle Brake


Alexander Arms makes really good gun accessories. This muzzle brake has a threaded opening that fits on any standard .50 Beowulf firing muzzles. Yes, it comes with 49/64-20 RH thread type.

The device is not made traditionally. It follows the artillery brake designs. It uses two large impingements in an open-form construction. This way, the brake is capable of reducing up to 50% of your recoil.

The material is steel. It’s lightweight and durable. It will outlast most standard muzzle brakes on the horizon. While you can easily install this on your own, it’s recommended to use the suggested washer by the manufacturer. If the installation is not flawless, the recoil reduction won’t be good. Keep that in mind.

Pros & Cons

Recoil reduction of this muzzle brake is way too good, compared to a lot of other brakes I’m about to mention down below, the brakes recoil reduction is top tier.

Installation is simple enough if you know what you are doing. But if this is the first time you are handling a gun, then you might find it a bit hard to understand. Don’t worry, I recommend you to read the manual twice if necessary. It’s a learning procedure that will help you further in the future as well.

2. Alexander Arms Pepper Pot Threaded .50 Beowulf Brake


If you are looking for an all-in-one kit that requires zero to no effort to install, Alexander Arms has the perfect device for you. This muzzle brake also comes with the standard 50 Beowulf threading. It features a symmetrical design instead of the artillery brake you just saw above.

The brake is made out of stainless steel and it has helical pattern holes on it. The holes release the propellant gas early and reduce the muzzle rise when the projectile leaves the weapon. It also reduces the recoil of your gun by a lot. Thanks to this, repositioning and rapid fire are viable now.

If you are a competitive shooter and don’t have time to visit a gunsmith to get it installed, then you should opt for this set. You can install it yourself and get back to shooting within a day. The durability is quite good and it won’t increase the front weight of your weapon.

Pros & Cons

Installing this one is even simpler than the one before. As long as you have the right threading down and the right washer as well.

And that’s the con of it as well. It doesn’t come with a crush washer. You can easily remedy that, but it doesn’t hurt to find one included.

3. Alexander Arms 50 Beowulf Millennium Compensator Kit


Instead of a muzzle brake, if you are looking for a 50 Beowulf muzzle device, then this is one of the best for the given task. As you know, muzzle devices reduce the recoil by releasing the propellant gas through holes in its body.

To do that, this device has a series of four compound-angled slots. They are present on each side of the unit. These four slots allow the gas to release and pass through the holes without any obstruction.

Thanks to this, the recoil of your weapon is reduced significantly and it allows you to shoot multiple shots rapidly. A usual problem with muzzle devices is they tend to be heavy. But this one isn’t at all. Stainless steel is extremely light and it won’t misalign the weight balance of your weapon.

Pros & Cons

The easy installation trend continues. Alexander Arms knows what they are doing, that’s for sure. There is no room to complain when it comes to the durability and longevity of the muzzle brake.

While it’s hard to nitpick this muzzle brake, I would love to see them reducing the weight further without making it thinner.

4. Timber Creek .50 Beowulf Heart Breaker Muzzle Brake


It will be hard to find people who haven’t heard of Timber Creek Outdoors. They have been part of the outdoor sports shooting community for over 50 years. Their gun accessories are fabulous and so is this muzzle brake.

The reason why it’s called Heart Breaker is, it will break the prey’s heart with ease. No, really, it isn’t. I don’t know what it is but I just made it up. Jokes aside, this muzzle brake is incredibly well crafted. The choice of material is steel as always.

It features a parkerized finish that is known to withstand tough weather and a bit of accident as well. If you aren’t careful, your gun might get bruised but nothing will happen to the muzzle brake. As for recoil handling, it will reduce your gun’s recoil by a lot. Nearing a 50% reduction, you will feel like you are using a different gun totally.

Pros & Cons

The finish on this muzzle brake is gorgeous. Parkerized finish is known for being weather resistant. In terms of durability, it’s on top of the line.

When it comes to price, it is also top-of-the-line. That’s the reason why newbies might be put off from it. But I assure you, the price is well worth it.

5. DB TAC .50 Beowulf Aluminum Muzzle Brake


Last but not least a quite different muzzle brake from standard ones. Instead of stainless steel, DB TAC made this muzzle brake with aluminum. I’m not saying aluminum is a bad material, but it’s rare to see aluminum muzzle brakes.

The build quality is solid. On par with steel when it comes to longevity. The heat resistance of aluminum is good as well. It won’t spread from shooting fast every day. The holes on the brake are placed appropriately to release the propellant gas and reduce the recoil as well.

Do keep in mind, this one comes with a ¾-24 threading. So, you will need a jam nut that supports this diameter. Without a jam nut, the sealing won’t be flawless so I urge you to use one. Just make sure your rifle thread accepts this diameter.

Pros & Cons

As long as you have the right threading down, it’s easy to install. It’s like tightening a cap on the bottle. Just this cap requires a bit of tool to install, that’s about it.

Speaking of tools, you will need to have the right set of tools. Without them, you will need to head to the gunsmith. That’s the only nitpicking I can think of.

How To Choose The Best Muzzle Brake For 50 Beowulf

While you can just select one and be done with it, I can understand the confusion. It’s in our nature to find the best thing for ourselves. And there is nothing wrong with that. I always encourage people to find the best one that fits their budget and also satisfies their needs. Here are a couple of pointers that I might suggest you look into.


If a muzzle brake doesn’t support the threading of your gun, then you will need to go the creative route and weld it down. There are different ways of welding a muzzle brake on a gun. However, all of them require a specific set of tools and skill sets. To avoid that issue, I will always say to double-check the threading on your gun and the brake you are buying. If they match, then buy that.


Since the muzzle brake will sit at the end of the gun and release the propellant gas from your chamber while shooting, it will witness severe heat for a moment. The heat will keep increasing if you fire quickly. If the muzzle brake isn’t durable, then it will not be able to withstand the heat your gun disperses. That’s why make sure to take a durable muzzle brake.


This is the thing that I put the most emphasis on. If you have a budget on your mind, your options will shrink down. If you have fewer options to choose from, then it becomes clear as a day on what you should choose. Also, the budget keeps the mind at ease. Mental satisfaction is much needed when you are about to spend so much money.


And there you have it. The .50 Beowulf is a wonderful cartridge that deserves the treatment and kindness you are about to show it. The muzzle brake is a much-needed upgrade for all .50 Beowulf users.

Hopefully, it was straightforward enough for you to understand and now you know which one is the best for you as well. With that said, that’s all for now, thanks for reading as usual. Hope to see you at the next one as well. Till then, take care and have fun.

2 thoughts on “Best 50 Beowulf Muzzle Brakes”

    1. Hello Mike,

      The one I mentioned in the article, Timber Creek .50 Beowulf Heart Breaker Muzzle Brake, doesn’t come with a 1/2-27 thread. It comes with a 49/64×20 threads.

      However, Timber Creek Heart Breaker for .223 Remington is available for 1/2×28 threads. Unfortunately, Timber Creek doesn’t make any 1/2-27 threads muzzle brake to my knowledge.

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