New products are coming soon!
I have finished machining the Ti Beast brakes and will try to torture test them Friday before I'll offer them for sale. The 4 ports weigh 2.1oz and the 5 ports weigh 2.5oz. If everything goes good I'll order more material and make the blanks along with my stainless Beast brakes over the next few weeks.
The birth of the Ti Beast
I'm playing with titanium this week and probably into next week a bit. I originally bought 15/16 material to test with and that should give me a finished product size of around .920". Since that time many people have asked for a larger diameter. I will order 1 1/8" material and run them the same OD as my current Beast brakes once I get the process semi dialed in. So far the tool wear is way more then my normal brakes, they machine slower, and the material is really expensive compared to stainless. That means they won't be cheap to manufacture. The way it looks right now they will probably be 140.00-150.00 for 4 and 5 ports respectively. I have 14 4 port blanks and 5 5 port blanks made right now. If they all make it through production I'll have them for sale as soon as I test the two I have set aside for testing. I'll order enough material for 250 or so more next week if the port milling goes reasonably well but I doubt I'll have them complete until mid-late July.
I only have 2 or 3 5 port 2 piece Beast brakes and 6 or so 4 ports left at the moment so I'll switch over to those once I get these few ti brakes done. That is why there will be a delay before I'll be able to get more ti brakes done. I try to run several hundred parts at a time to lessen change over and set up time but that means I'm running parts for several weeks to a month straight sometimes.
This is important info regarding opening my brakes to caliber:
When you bore my brakes with a boring bar or try to drill them with a drill you get quite a bit of tool deflection. The reason for this is the asymmetrical port design. I highly suggest using pin gauges to check through hole sizes. If the exit hole (the only square part your boring through) is .025" over caliber quite often the through bore size is .015" or less. This can potentially cause baffle strikes or accuracy issues. I personally don't care what the exit hole diameter is as long as a .025" oversize pin gauge goes through the brake without issue. Generally speaking you have to run .050" or more over bore size before the is any noticeable loss in performance and the initial loss is pretty minimal.
I made some caps yesterday for the 2 piece Lil Beast 9/16x24 brakes. Unlike my Beast 2 piece brakes I made these with the cap the same size as the brake, which is .875" OD. The back of the cap tapers to .800". There is additional info on the 2 piece brakes page.
I made a few M13x.75 4 port Baby Beast brakes with a max port size for those with Browning rifles. Now you Browning guys/girls have something available that is much more effective then the stock brakes. The ports are only .025" shorter then the Lil Beast brakes. These can't be turned down but they can be tapered. They won't be quite as effective as a Lil Beast but they have about 20% more surface area in the ports then normal Baby Beast brakes. I will probably make some of the 9/16x24, and soon to be made, 5/8x24 Baby Beast brakes the same way the next time I run them.
I'm low on stock of my 2 piece Beast brakes but will start making more in the first part of June. My material didn't show up on time so I change my machine over to run other parts. I have the 9/16x24 2 piece brakes done and will probably work on the caps this coming week.
I'm looking for a turning center right now to speed everything up. I was hoping to be much further along on new parts (especially the Ti Beast brakes and 1/2x28 2 piece brakes) by now. With school and things taking longer then I anticipated I'm not where I had hoped to be by now. Hopefully I'll have a turning center by the end of June. Once I get it up and running I'll work out the bolt fluting and get it rolling too.
May 1st 2018
I'm just starting to run the 5 port Beast brakes today and will have some of the 3 and 4 ports done tomorrow. Once these are back in stock I'll try to finish my shopping cart to show inventory.
March 22nd 2018
Right now phone calls are very difficult for me. I'm running my mill constantly trying to keep stock of everything and working on new stuff. I go to school 3 days a week at 7am and I'm usually working until midnight or later. Run times are as short as 30 seconds to about 5 minutes right now with other work in between that and it's loud in my shop. So it's much easier for me to email. If you haven't received a phone call from me you understand why. I'm also trying to stock up on product so I can spend some time this summer with my kids and to free up some time this fall for hunting.
I'm putting up some pictures of the 3 and 5 port brakes that I'm discontinuing and of my 3 versions of 4 port ported brakes.
March 21st 2018
I'm machining the ports for 5 port Lil Beast brakes in 1/2x28 and 9/16x24 today and tomorrow. So if your waiting to order one the wait is over. I also made over 100 each of 3 and 4 port 9/16x24 self timed brakes. The caps are still a few weeks out but it's getting close for those waiting on them. I'm currently out of 5 port Beast brakes and my older porter .750" brakes in 1/2x28 and 9/16x24. I will make them both next week to have them back in stock by about the end of the month/very beginning of April. I also made blanks for .750" 4 Baby Slab Beast brakes in 1/2x28 and 9/16x24 thread sizes. They will be a reality in the second half of April.
I will not ship orders between April 3rd and April 10th. My family will be on vacation. I will still take orders during that time and answer emails.
March 12th 2018
I loaded a couple new videos and will try to do some more testing tomorrow if it doesn't get too windy. I intend to test a 6.5 Creedmoor and 450 Bushmaster and will probably redo the 300wm and 338 Lapua videos from today with the 5 port Beast brake I forgot to take today.
FEB. 6th 2018
I made some of the 4 port Lil Slab Beast brakes last week. There are pictures on the 1 piece Beast brake page. I've ordered the tooling and gauges to do M13 x .75 threads in my Super Baby Beast brakes for those that have Browning rifles with those threads. It will still be a few weeks before I get it all but I should have some done either the end of this month or the start of next. Right now I'm running 4 port Lil Beast brakes and will run some 5 port 9/16x24 Lil Beast brakes next. Then, if I don't get low on stock of something, I'll machine the parts I need and write the programming to get the fluting going.
With some luck I should have my shopping cart done this week to ease ordering.
January 23rd 2018
I've been informed that some people aren't getting my emails. I've had this problem before with GoDaddy so I'll get rid of the contact form and just put my personal email back on the site for people to contact me until I get my company email and shopping cart finished. You can contact me at email@example.com . I'm sorry for those that haven't received a response. I generally respond within a day.
January 12th 2018
I added some more info on suitable brakes for caliber sizes to my Beast 1 piece page. The brake diameter and suitable thread sizes depend on your barrel diameter. I always try to run the largest thread size possible but that isn't always possible when you want a flush fitting brake.
January 6th 2018
I've added additional information and pricing on all of my brakes. I will add pictures shortly as well as a shopping cart over the next week or so to ease ordering. I will also add updates on this page as new products or services are added/updated.
I apologize for the delays in shipping some of you have experience lately. I've been trying to get as many products going as I can while on a break from school. I've also had some lathe issues that I hope to finally rectify soon. I would rather be slow to ship instead of sending out inferior products. Shortly you should see even better machining with large quantities in stock. My goal is to never be out of stock on any of my brakes.
We have several versions of 1 and 2 piece Beast series brakes as well as some of our older 4 port brakes.
Here is a list of what muzzle brakes we plan to add to production this year.
Here are all of our testing videos. It has all of our muzzle brakes along with several of my top competitors.
This is everything else we do or have in the works
I got started making my own muzzle brakes and building my own guns in 1992 when I bought my first lathe and a buddy bought a manual mill. Since that time I have done a few other jobs and had a couple other businesses. Just prior to doing muzzle brakes full time I built the first commercially available twin turbo kit for Duramax diesel pick ups in 2005 as well as kits for Dodge Cummins trucks. I also made many high HP triple turbo kits for several Duramax trucks making 1500+ HP. I started making and selling muzzle brakes while I was still doing diesel work. Guns has always been my passion so I gave up on the diesel performance world to push the envelope on muzzle brake performance.
I got started having others making brakes for me. I got tired of relying on others and missed deadlines so now most everything in made in house in a Haas CNC mill. Before long we will have a CNC turning center to share the load. My mill has a 4th axis and in the next couple weeks I will offer bolt fluting followed by barrel fluting and bolt handle threading.
Check back in the next few weeks and I'll run a month long special for bolt fluting. Most likely it will start Feb. 1st but it might be sooner then that. Initially I will set up for Remington 700's, Tikka T-3's, and possibly Savages.
My goal is to make the most effective muzzle brakes on the market at the best possible prices. I will always try to maintain stock of the brakes I carry. Now that most everything is done in house this goal is within reach. As you can see from my testing videos making the most effective brake on the market has been accomplished. Unlike some, I will keep testing and playing with designs to make them even better in the future. I've never been one to settle for second best.
I intend to add as many gun/reloading/shooting products and services as I can cram in my schedule. I'm always open to suggestions so drop me a line if there is something you would like to see made or made better.
I love hunting and I spend as much time as humanly possible hunting. I've built my own rifles since 1992 and have been into long range hunting and building wildcat cartridges for most of that time. The long range part started with rock chucks and later transitioned into big game. Back in the beginning we started with military Zeiss optical rangefinders (they were much harder to pack around then todays lazer rangefinders). I also like to dirt bike ride mountains trails, camp, back pack, and most water sports.