Mosin Nagant is a bolt-action long-range rifle. A lot of people uses the Nagant for hunting. Whether it’s a big deer or a grizzly, the Nagant is capable of taking down them both if need be.
As you can shoot up to 5 rounds in one mag, you can take a second shot if you miss the first one. And if you come to miss the first one, the recoil from the gun makes it hard to reposition instantly for the second one. That’s where muzzle brakes come in. Finding the best Mosin Nagant muzzle brake to reduce recoil is not an easy task.
Let me help you in that regard and make it easier for you. Without further ado, let’s jump right into it.
1. Precision Armament M11 Severe-Duty Muzzle Brake
When it comes to making top of the line gun accessories, Precision Armament is one of the best in the business. The M11 muzzle brake is a heavy duty muzzle brake available for lots of different calibers.
The brake itself is made out of high-quality steel. In terms of durability and heat resistance, steel is better than aluminum. That’s why almost all muzzle devices are made out of some sort of steel.
The weight of this muzzle brake is 5.6 oz and it’s less than 3” in length. While the weight might seem high on paper, it doesn’t feel that high once installed on the gun. It’s not to the point where your gun will feel imbalanced.
Does this come with washer?
No, it doesn’t. You will need to buy a Precision Armament Accu-Washer set. Without them, the installation process won’t be as flawless as it’s supposed to be.
Do I need to thread my gun barrel?
If your Mosin Nagant has no threads, then you will need to purchase a threading kit and thread it from the outside. If you are afraid of doing it yourself, then you can take help from a gunsmith.
Where is this muzzle brake made?
Precision Armament is a manufacturer from the USA. Like all of their other accessories, this one is also made in their factory through CNC machining.
Will this work with a .264 Winchester?
Yes, sir. It has a variant that supports the .264 Winchester.
2. DELTAC Slingshot Muzzle Brake
If you are a DIY enthusiast and want to have the full experience of threading your barrel and then install the muzzle brake yourself, Deltac got the best package for you right here.
This Slingshot muzzle brake kit for Mosin Nagant comes with some tools that you will need to create threads in your barrel. After all, without threading you will need to install your muzzle brake permanently through the pin solder method.
Slingshot muzzle brake is made out of 4130 weapon grade steel. It’s rated to be heat resistant and also extremely durable. The black finish on this muzzle brake looks classy and it is also a long-lasting one.
Should I get the kit or just the brake alone?
Yes, the brake itself is also available for purchase, but I would recommend you to get the kit. Unless you already have threading in your barrel, then just the brake itself is enough. If your gun has no threads in it, then the kit is a must.
Will this work if I tig weld it to the barrel?
Yes, it will. As long as your sights don’t cover the position of where the threads are supposed to be, this brake will work.
Does this come with a crush washer?
No, it doesn’t come with any kind of washers. They are optional and you can get the type of washer that you fancy.
3. DELTAC Magnum Muzzle Brake
If the previous muzzle brake didn’t have enough recoil reduction for you or you want, then this muzzle brake will be the best choice for you. The Magnum muzzle brake is designed for applications requiring minimal dust signature.
Allowing the gas to go through the side and the top before reaching the end of the barrel. Making the recoil reduction excellent. On top of that, it reduces the muzzle rise from the recoil and it also minimizes the ground disturbance.
The material here is steel. A very durable and heat-resistant material. As the gas redirects from the top of the brake early on, the sound leak is strong with this one. It won’t be any less noisy by any means.
Will it hide the flash coming from the gun?
Not at all. It has lots of gas redirecting holes in it. Due to that, it will not hide the flash of your barrel at all.
Do you need to remove the front sight to install this?
The front sight on Mosin Nagant leaves enough space on the barrel for you to install all sorts of muzzle devices. That includes this brake as well.
Will this work on a Pre-Threaded Mosin Nagant?
Yes, it will. Threading is necessary unless you want to go the Tig Weld route. If your barrel has no threads to it, you will need to buy the threading kit edition of this muzzle brake. It will make your life easier.
How To Choose The Best Muzzle Brake For Mosin Nagant?
Your worry hasn’t ended yet. While all 3 of the mentioned muzzle brakes are excellent and you cannot go wrong with either of them. But still choosing the right one for you is necessary. Let’s take a look at how you can approach this matter to reach the right conclusion.
Not all muzzle brakes are made equally. Some of them are lighter than the others and some of them are extremely heavy. Depending on the type of balance you want, you can either go for a lightweight muzzle brake or a heavy one.
If you are someone that is very concerned about the total length of the barrel, then the total length of the muzzle brake will be an important matter to you. While many will not bother with the total length, you might. You can reach a conclusion based on the total length alone.
Last but not least the budget. If you know how much you are willing to spend, then your options are already halved. If you can go all out and get the kits, I urge you to get them. They are worth it and you can later give them away or sell them if need be. They will retain their value. As for the decision, grab the one that fits your budget and won’t make you feel you have wasted your money on something that you don’t want.
See, that wasn’t hard? Well, it was. But I tried to make it as simple as I possibly could. Hopefully you now know a bit more about the type of muzzle brakes that supports Mosin Nagant and how to choose the best out of them.
That’s all for now, thanks for reading as always. I hope you learnt something new today. I will be back with more soon. Till then, take care and have fun.
Hi, I’m Brent Hansford. A writer turned hunter & now sharing my love for the sport through writing. As I practically breathe weapons, I firmly believe I’m capable of providing you with new knowledge about firearms and hunting. My mission is to help more people get better at hunting & master the weapons. Let me help with unleashing the beast within you!