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Does anyone here have experience with a Wild West Gun muzzle brake on a 1895. They claim noise and recoil reduction. I've always thought muzzle brakes made the rifle louder. ???
Edit: They claim a 1.4db increase in noise. But still that is hardly measurable and would not be noticed by the human ear.
 

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sandman7925 said:
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Edit: They claim a 1.4db increase in noise. But still that is hardly measurable and would not be noticed by the human ear.
1.4 db is quite a bit

From what i remember.

the Db scale is expodential and a 3 db increse is roughtly double the noise level
 

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Mr Merde said:
1.4 db is quite a bit

From what i remember.

the Db scale is expodential and a 3 db increse is roughtly double the noise level
I found a chart online with some caliber noise levels. .223, 55GR. Commercial load 18 _" barrel 155.5dB
.243 in 22" barrel 155.9dB
.30-30 in 20" barrel 156.0dB
7mm Magnum in 20" barrel 157.5dB
.308 in 24" barrel 156.2dB
.30-06 in 24" barrel 158.5dB
.30-06 in 18 _" barrel 163.2dB
.375 — 18" barrel with muzzle brake 170 dB
So if what you say is true then the 30.06 in 18" barrel is over 4 times as loud as the 30/30. Having fired both calibers that can't be right.
 
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