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Rifle Barrel Threading

You will need to remove the shroud attached to the front sight block and thread the barrel. The easiest way to remove it is with an Annular cutter. You can also cut the shroud off with a dremel tool, but must be careful not to cut into the barrel. You will then use a Die, handle and Thread Alignment Tool (TAT) to thread the barrel. We have a VIDEO showing the steps for barrel threading in the VIDEOS section of our website.

Which muzzle brakes are the best at reducing recoil in my Saiga 12 or VEPR 12?

In our opinion these are the most effective muzzle brakes that actually reduce 40%-50% recoil.

DOMINATOR BRAKE

MONSTER CLAW LARGE

MONSTER CLAW SMALL

TROMIX MINI-MONSTER

TROMIX MONSTER

US VERSION OF THE VEPR 12 "MOLOT" GK-01

COMPETITION BRAKE JT ENGINEERING

Indexing a muzzle brake using a barrel nut

If you have the barrel nut screw the barrel nut on all the way until it stops. Then screw the muzzle brake/flash hider on all the way until it stops on the barrel nut. If you are trying to keep a muzzle brake with ports on top timed correctly, unscrew the brake until the holes are aligned correctly on top. Then tighten the barrel nut against the brake to lock it into position. You should hld the brake in place with a vice to make this easier. If you did not buy the barrel nut, index the brake using Loctite and allow 24 hours for the Loctite to dry.