Here is a little run down on how brakes work and why mine are more effective.....gases from a rifle typically exit the muzzle following the bullet but dissipate rapidly when they exit the barrel because of how light they are. A muzzle brake redirects those gases to reduce the recoil. Brakes that have baffles/holes angled forward are less effective then those that are 90 degrees to the bullet travel and those that angle back are more effective then those at 90 degrees. If you squirt a garden hose into your hand with your fingers barely bent it hardly deflects the water. As you bend your fingers more it "grabs" more water. When you make a full cup out of your hand it captures the most water. Muzzle brakes work the same way. My brakes are more effective because the ports are angled back towards the shooter capturing the most gas and using it to pull the rifle forward. While no brake is really ear safe, brakes like mine, can be even harder on the ears because of how the gases/concussion are redirected. They do not change the decible level of the gun but it changes where that noise goes, like changing the direction of the water in the example above, which appears to make the brake louder. I do not recommend shooting any brake without hearing protection as they WILL cause hearing damage no matter the angle of the ports. Loud is loud and guns are loud enough to cause hearing damage without a brake. The up side to having the ports out to the side or back towards the shooter is that game animals have a harder time locating where the shot came from and many times they will run towards you. If you want to shoot without hearing protection I highly suggest purchasing a suppressor as muzzle brakes are not hearing safe.
I've had a bunch of people wanting to buy smaller 2 piece brakes. Here is the deal....the 2 piece brakes have inside and OUTSIDE threads so they can't be made small like a 1 piece brake. You have to have enough metal between the 2 threads to not blow the brake apart. That means the diameter has to be bigger. The Lil Beast 2 piece brakes are ONLY available in 9/16x24 NOT 5/8x24. The Beast 2 piece brakes are ONLY available in 5/8x24. The new caps I made for the Beast 2 piece brakes are the same diameter as the brake. SO they now look the same as the Lil Beast 2 piece.
I ended up making the 9/16x24 before these but will get these done over the summer. They will be 3 and 4 ports with 1/2x28 threads. The length varies a bit, because they are adjustable, but they are roughly .100" longer than the 1 piece version fully collapsed and weigh just under 1 oz more than the 1 piece version. These will be .800" OD and the back of the cap will taper to .750 to match up with the many AR barrels made. They will have the same port size as the current 1 piece Lil Beast brakes.
d.I have these done in 3 and 4 ports with 9/16x24 threads. You can see that the cap is the same diameter as the brake on these. The 4 port in the picture has the cap backed off 1 revolution (or the max it would need to be backed off). These are a max port brake, since they can't be turned down, so the port size is only about .025" shorter then a normal 1 piece Beast brake. That will make them more effective then a standard 1 piece Lil Beast brake. The 3 ports weigh 3.0 oz, are 2.32" long, and run 110.00 shipped. The 4 ports weigh 3.7 oz, are 2.77" long, and run 115.00 shipped.
The 3 port version is 2.3" long (fully collapsed), 1.01" OD for the brake and the cap, and comes in 5/8x24 threads. The back of the cap is tapered to 1.0". These weigh 4.2 oz and are $110.00 shipped
The 4 port version is 2.76" long (fully collapsed), 1.01" for the brake and the cap, and come in 5/8x24 threads. The back of the cap is tapered to 1.0". These weigh 4.9 oz and are $115.00 shipped.
The 5 port version is 3.2" long (fully collapsed). The cap and the brake are the same 1.01" diameter. They weigh 5.8oz and are 120.00 shipped.
I have these in stock in 3 and 5 ports with 3/4x24 threads. I will have 3 and 5 port M18x1 brakes done this week (Jan 27-31). The 3 ports weigh 4.6oz and are 120.00. The 5 ports weigh 6oz and are 130.00. These have basically the same ports as the Super Beast.
All of the Ti Beast 2 piece brakes are only available in 5/8x24 threads.
The Ti Beast 2 piece 3 ports weigh 2.4oz and are 2.4" long. They are 190.00.
The Ti Beast 2 piece 4 ports weigh 2.7oz and are 2.85" long. They are 200.00.
The Ti Beast 2 piece5 ports weigh 3oz and are 3.29" long. They are 210.00.
This video shows how easy it is to install my 2 piece brakes using a wrench