Hawk451 2,230 Posted January 18, 2016 Report Share Posted January 18, 2016 Got out to the range yesterday to try out the Mini Monster brake Mike sent me. I'm not particularly recoil sensitive & noted no real difference with reduced velocity buck & maybe a bit of recoil & muzzle rise attenuation with full-power buck. Remembered my (antique) timer & spare batteries for everything, except my camera. Timer results showed no significant difference with low-power stuff(Fiocchi, 1150 fps advertised), an average of 3 hundredths split times improvement with full power (Estate, 1350 FPS advertised). Bear in mind that I'm a little out of practice & these results may not reflect anyone else's. Also tried some Federal 00 buck with the flite-control wad to see if there'd be any adverse effect like another muzzle attachment I've tried. Worked as advertised, shot staying together out to about 12 yards, then assuming a more normal pattern spread from that point. So, I'm pretty pleased with it. Measurable improvement with stout loads & it looks like it belongs on a Saiga. It's a keeper. Thanks, Mike! Got out again today with my Nephew, his son & fiancee. A couple 5-yard Mozambiques with Estate 00 buck: http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb258/Hawk451/th_MVI_0029_zpsi6amxd8z.mp4 Kaboom avoidance: Also brought along an AR pistol. Got a click instead of bang in the middle of a string. Attempted an immediate 'tap-rack-bang' only to have a failure to go into battery. A brisk poke at the forward assist did not remedy this. Hmmm... Cleared & stripped out BCG, found this in the chamber throat: Perfecta 55 gr FMJ ammo, which I'd found to be adequate plinking fodder in the past. I heard no 'pop', just a click. I'm assuming a missed powder charge. I'm amazed that the primer apparently had enough omph to drive the bullet into the throat of the chamber & begin to engrave into the rifling without making any significant noise. It's enough to make me re-asses malfunction clearance procedures; I'm thinking any T/R/B that results in failure to go into battery means it's time to go for your back-up piece. Y'all DO carry a BUG, right? 1 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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