Muzzle brake shock waves in the sand

Why other shooters don't like the brake on your rifle

A 300 Winchester Magnum equipped with a Badger FTE brake left a shockwave in the sand.

I was shooting a 300 Winchester Magnum rifle prone and couldn’t understand why my phone was so dusty- that’s when I noticed the shock waves in the sand.  The muzzle brake was eight inches above the ground.  Ripples radiated out approximately five feet. I had fired 43 rounds. I’ve had brakes kick up dust before, but never noticed a pattern like this.

The rifle was equipped with a 24″ barrel and Badger FTE muzzle brake.  This is why some shooters don’t want to be anywhere near muzzle brakes!

A 300 Winchester Magnum equipped with a Badger FTE brake left a shockwave in the sand.

A 300 Winchester Magnum equipped with a Badger FTE brake left a shockwave in the sand.

The ripples radiated out 5 feet in each direction.

The ripples radiated out five feet in each direction.

Badger FTE brake

Badger FTE brake