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NcStar Ruger 10/22 Long Muzzle Brake/Black (AM1022BL)
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
on June 30, 2011
As others have said this item only attaches to your 10/22 with a single Allen screw. I used some thread lock just to be sure that it sayed put. One came loose very quickly during a shooting day so I removed it. I inspected the second and found it to be tight. A little later, I fired the gun and noticed a strange sound. I put the gun down and noticed that 1) the Muzzle Brake was no longer on the gun. 2) My daughter was rubbing her forehead where she had been struck by a piece of the explosion. Thank God she didn't get more than a red mark. Turns out that when I was shooting, the brake came loose and was struck by a fired round. The round fragmented and a piece struck her in the head. Do not buy this product. You may have a similar outcome.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on May 27, 2010
The first thing that needs to be "fixed" on this product is the name for it that is being posted. It's a muzzle BRAKE and not a muzzle "break!"

The most serious area in which it comes up short is the 4 mm Allen (hex) set screw that is supposed to secure it to the muzzle end of the Ruger 10/22 rifle barrel. The metal of the set screw is so soft that the hex hole strips right out when you try to tighten it to secure the brake on the barrel. Luckily, I was able to loosen and remove supplied screw so it could be replaced with a harder 4 mm set screw I bought at Home Depot.

The other problem is that the brake is too loose of a fit onto the barrel and wobbles somewhat. There needs to be a tighter clearance and, probably, a second screw to insure a secure fit on the barrel of the 10/22Reuger 10/22,
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on March 23, 2012
This is a tough steel muzzle break and flash suppressor for the Ruger 10/22, and looks REALLY great and cool when attached on the end of that little .22LR carbine. And the price is beyond low, which doesn't hurt either.

The flash suppressor section probably works, since it's very much like the M-16 suppressor, but it's highly unlikely that the muzzle break works at all, as there is far too much gas blowbuy before it even reaches this section (but who cares -- it's only a .22LR cartridge, for heaven's sake!).

The only thing I would caution people about, since this item does not come with any instructions, is to NOT just place this unit on the barrel and then simply tighten the brake's set screw (even with Locktite) and then start blasting away, 'cause the set screw loosens very VERY fast, and the brake/suppressor can then become a dangerous missile if/when a bullet exiting the barrel strikes it.

All I can say is what I did, and YMMV: I placed a deep dimple on the Ruger's barrel band for the set crew to tightly fit into, and then used JB Weld between the barrel and suppressor and also around, in, and on the set screw itself, then tightened everything down hard (making sure the JB Weld does not drip into or over the barrel's muzzle!!). I then waited for the JB Weld to dry (a day or two).

I am now confident that the brake/suppressor will never loosen under normal use. (Again, YMMV, and if you are unsure of your skills, take the unit to a gunsmith for installation).
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
on February 15, 2011
Edited this review since people still find it useful. (8/9/14)

This muzzle breaker definitely makes the Marlin 795 long rifle look more "Tactical", but offers no improvements in accuracy, stability, recoil, noise reduction, etc. Also, the screw sent with this muzzle breaker WILL STRIP AFTER THE FIRST APPLICATION. so perhaps it'd be a good idea to buy a different screw.

I threw this thing away a long time ago. The biggest disappointment, other than the cheap screw that did break while installing it the first time, is that you have to remove the front sight of your rifle to install this. So unless you attach a scope to your rifle, the iron sights will become useless. Save your money. Buy more ammo instead.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on May 31, 2012
I work at a metal shop and had a surplus of 10-32 set screws lying around, so first thing I did was drill and tap the hole to a much larger (and truly industrial spec) screw...I then slid the brake on the barrel and drilled through the hole to make a detent on the front sight band to let the screw set into (set-screw, see what I did there?). Finally I put a 45*-ish angle on the end of the screw to allow it to fully engage the detent on the barrel. Drop of red locktite, its been solid for 2500 shots (give or a take a few hundred) so much that I don't even check to see if its tight most of the time...just while cleaning.

So...if you are mechanically inclined, own a good set of taps and a hand drill or drill press you CAN make this into a good product. Or, go and buy a good set screw from a bolt store...you will still need the detent to be drilled onto the barrel. I only used the 10-32 screw because it is what I had and a 10 minute trip into town would have taken longer than my homemade repair. As it comes, this product is an accident waiting to happen.

It really rounds out the look of my "tacticool" 10-22 with Tapco T6, bipod, and stubby scope.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on August 19, 2011
Use loctite when installing this, the blue loctite and like others have said, it strips easy, the threads, but the allen wrench hole. I stripped mine, but since I used loctite, it has stayed on.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on June 15, 2012
I got the idea from a previous review. thought i would attempt to install it the "proper" way and quickly realized that all the other reviews were right. it doesnt fit perfectly on the 10/22, the screw strips out immediately and after that happens it gets lose really fast. however, after doing it the right way, i did it the best way. put some J B Weld on the break and the barrel, let them sit for a day or so and viola, couldnt get it off of there if i tried. took the screw completely out of it and filled the hole with JB and sanded it down. works perfect. i dont plan on ever getting rid of the rifle though so thats something to think about. other than that, the break looks great on the end of the barrel and is built really solid. the reason i gave it a 4 star rating is because i HAD to us the JB. it really adds to the look of the weapon. im super happy with it. if you are looking to buy this then add $6 to the price (in your head) for the J B Weld.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
on June 6, 2011
This muzzle break made my 10/22 look considerably better but the set screw that comes with it is junk.

What I did to remedy the problem was to drill out the set screw hole to 1/4" and threaded it.
Used a heat treated 1/4" set screw to lock the brake down.
A touch up of flat black paint and it is as if the muzzle brake was threaded
onto the barrel. Thousands of rounds and numerous cleanings since then and the
muzzle brake has not loosened.

4 stars for the muzzle brake as it could be finished better.
0 stars for the supplied set screw.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on April 3, 2014
As other have said, it is only held onto the rifle with on hex set screw. The metal threads of the screw are so thin and cheap they collapsed just backing it out for the first time. Then it could not be screwed back in. Tried to file it down, now luck, all the threads kept crushing like paper. Went to Home Depot. Bought every similar sized set screw they had, none fit. Piece of crap.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on November 11, 2011
I purchased this brake for my Marlin 795. I had read other reviews about in being loose on the 10-22, but I think it fits the Marlin 795 better than the Ruger. I needed to carefully grind some metal away along the slots that slide down along the iron sights. I ground just enough to give it a good tight interference fit, so the little set screw is not needed. Looks and works great.
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