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TimTheGrim
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Brake Make

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I used to work for a privately owned Oil Refinery. Top management had Nomex and could often be found out in the operating units.
There were stainless bull plugs in one of the systems that had to be replaced with a brand new piece each time one was removed.
I asked a boss if I could have a couple used ones and he let me take 3 home. I’ve been retired 4 years now and finally got around to making a bull plug
Into a muzzle brake for my Encore barrel in 6.5 Creedmoor.

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Pretty work! Material looks to be 316 stainless. Do you have any idea of the alloy? Non-magnetic, I suspect.

I could use a muzzle brake on my 458 Winchester magnum. A real punishing rifle.

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Or use lighter loads for old timers...
Too many things going on to bother listing them.
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Yes, it is 316 and minimally magnetic.
When we eventually updated the gas system they went to, we started having to differentiate plugs that were “Chrome 7” and “Chrome 9”. I got a radio call to come over to a manifold where a wrong type plug was put in and had galled up a few turns in. Hopeless. They unbolted the whole spool and took it back to the shop. I never asked for any of those exotics.
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Harold_V wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:41 pmI could use a muzzle brake on my 458 Winchester magnum.  A real punishing rifle.

I had no idea your neighborhood was home to Loxodonta africana:D
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Steggy wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2024 9:49 pm
Harold_V wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2024 11:41 pmI could use a muzzle brake on my 458 Winchester magnum.  A real punishing rifle.

I had no idea your neighborhood was home to Loxodonta africana:D
Thanks to the 458, they are no longer an issue. :-)

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