Found my FN PBR muzzle brake replacement

JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior MemberPosts: 6,096 Senior Member
MSRP is $59. That's right, not $159. $59.

Surefire Pro Comp 7.62

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They make a 5.56 version, too.
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  • twatwa Senior Member Posts: 2,231 Senior Member
    I had to go do a quick double take on my PBR, mine is not threaded :tissue: Did yours come that way or did you have it threaded? By the way I like it!
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,978 Senior Member
    I hate those things on the range because they are detrimental to other shooters on the left and right of someone using one, but great if you are behind a rifle using one :tooth:
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  • shotgunshooter3shotgunshooter3 Senior Member Posts: 5,378 Senior Member
    My AR wears a Pro Comp 556 and it is excellent. Well worth the $60.
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  • timctimc Senior Member Posts: 6,583 Senior Member
    Miss my PBR that was a great shooting rifle. The brake looks nice!
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,096 Senior Member
    twa wrote: »
    I had to go do a quick double take on my PBR, mine is not threaded :tissue: Did yours come that way or did you have it threaded? By the way I like it!

    I did about a year ago. The smitty I had do it said it was a pain. I guess FN steel is hard to machine.
    Big Chief wrote: »
    I hate those things on the range because they are detrimental to other shooters on the left and right of someone using one, but great if you are behind a rifle using one :tooth:

    Oh yea. Brutal for range neighbors. But I hate people at the range anyways...loose a couple rounds and miraculously the benches on either side of me become vacant.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I still shake my head when people cry about how loud guns are at a public range.

    Well...........duh!

    Don't like noise.........take up knitting in your closet.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 20,564 Senior Member
    I like Surefire brakes. But, they are some of the ugliest ones out there. I wish they made one without the cuts, angles, flutes, and what-not. Something that could contour and blend with a barrel.

    Alas, there are other options.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • jbohiojbohio Senior Member Posts: 5,499 Senior Member
    Hmmmm. I kinda like that.....
  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,096 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I like Surefire brakes. But, they are some of the ugliest ones out there. I wish they made one without the cuts, angles, flutes, and what-not. Something that could contour and blend with a barrel.

    Alas, there are other options.

    I'm with ya most of the time. But the PBR barrel is fluted. I think the brake will compliment the barrel fluting.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,978 Senior Member
    Zee wrote: »
    I still shake my head when people cry about how loud guns are at a public range.

    Well...........duh!

    Don't like noise.........take up knitting in your closet.

    Not the decibel level so much which is also increased but the blast/pressure you feel in yer face if adjacent to someone using one. The shooter doesn't notice as it is not directed back to him, but others on either side sure do. It can be very distracting and throw off your aim......even on a .223 like SS3s who was shooting next to me at the recent FLA Shoot.

    I think there are some on the market called Linear Brakes that are much less offensive to other shooters. It is a concern on crowded ranges.

    So if you can't shoot your rifle without a brake, take up smaller caliber shootin or Portnoy's Complaint activity in your closet :devil: :popcorn::popcorn:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Not the decibel level so much which is also increased but the blast/pressure you feel in yer face if adjacent to someone using one. The shooter doesn't notice as it is not directed back to him, but others on either side sure do. It can be very distracting and throw off your aim......even on a .223 like SS3s who was shooting next to me at the recent FLA Shoot.

    I think there are some on the market called Linear Brakes that are much less offensive to other shooters. It is a concern on crowded ranges.

    So if you can't shoot your rifle without a brake, take up smaller caliber shootin or Portnoy's Complaint activity in your closet :devil: :popcorn::popcorn:

    Yeah, I know Muzzle Brakes can be a PIA on a crowded Rifle Range. However our range is pretty wide and not that often that crowded. Usually on a busy afternoon there might be 3 or 4 shooters. So there's plenty of distance between shooters that a brake doesn't bother your shooting neighbor so bad.

    Having said this, I will say that if I had the money right now I would have a brake on my .270, .280, my 30-06, my 7mm Remington Mag, and my 9.3 x 62 at a minimum. I have a PAST Recoil Shield but I love the brake on my .300 Weatherby more.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,978 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    Yeah, I know Muzzle Brakes can be a PIA on a crowded Rifle Range. However our range is pretty wide and not that often that crowded. Usually on a busy afternoon there might be 3 or 4 shooters. So there's plenty of distance between shooters that a brake doesn't bother your shooting neighbor so bad.

    Having said this, I will say that if I had the money right now I would have a brake on my .270, .280, my 30-06, my 7mm Remington Mag, and my 9.3 x 62 at a minimum. I have a PAST Recoil Shield but I love the brake on my .300 Weatherby more.

    I know they are great for the one behind the gun allowing them much better control/accuracy/recovery that they wouldn't ordinarily be able to get from most calibers.

    I have a screw on one fer one of my M-96s 6.5X55s (they are threaded fer wooden bullet adapter shredders or muzzle protective screw on caps) and it does cut down on felt recoil and makes it more pleasant to shoot even though it doesn't really need a brake. Looks kinda ridiculous when I put it on an already long rifle.

    Others sure commented how loud it made it and about the pressure they feel from the blast.

    Some guns would be almost un-shootable or a one or two shot range visit without one, I understand that too.
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • JermanatorJermanator Senior Member Posts: 15,045 Senior Member
    snake284 wrote: »
    I will say that if I had the money right now I would have a brake on my .270, .280, my 30-06, my 7mm Remington Mag, and my 9.3 x 62 at a minimum.
    I know where you can buy 10 good brakes for $500. Just got mine the other day. They do the threads, caliber, and brake diameters of your choosing.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,727 Senior Member
    When did FN buy out Pabst Blue Ribbon(PBR)? :uhm: And why would you want to put a muzzle brake on it? :uhm:

    Anyway, looks like a decent brake. I'm glad I have a lathe and mill; I can 'roll my own'.
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,254 Senior Member
    Dang, Mike- - - -ya beat me to it! Now we know where those old-fashioned steel beer cans went- - - -they got recycled into muzzle brakes!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQoghzFUT7g

    :jester:
    Jerry
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 25,727 Senior Member
    Teach wrote: »
    Dang, Mike- - - -ya beat me to it! Now we know where those old-fashioned steel beer cans went- - - -they got recycled into muzzle brakes!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQoghzFUT7g

    :jester:
    Jerry

    Dang! I remember a lot of those old advertisements! :roll2:

    I saw that PBR acronym and my brain immediately came up with Pabst Blue Ribbon. :roll2:

    Remember Pabst Red White and Blue beer? (RWB) That acronym got reused by Reporters Without Borders (RWB). And after reading some of their swill, I think they were drinking some Red White and Blue tall boys!
    Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons, for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.


  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 21,802 Senior Member
    Jermanator wrote: »
    I know where you can buy 10 good brakes for $500. Just got mine the other day. They do the threads, caliber, and brake diameters of your choosing.

    If I had the money right now I would do that. I don't know why that .270 kicks so bad. I know it's on the light side but it weighs at least 7 pounds. Of course I don't notice one or two shots that I take at game, but on the bench it's well a bench beast. Actually I would love to put a pad on it like came on my 30-06 SPS. It's squishy soft.

    I just think recoil sucks. Especially at a bench.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
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  • JasonMPDJasonMPD Senior Member Posts: 6,096 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    When did FN buy out Pabst Blue Ribbon(PBR)? :uhm: And why would you want to put a muzzle brake on it? :uhm:

    Anyway, looks like a decent brake. I'm glad I have a lathe and mill; I can 'roll my own'.

    I don't have those machines....yet.
    “There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.” – Will Rogers
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