Howling Raven Mosin Nagant 91/30 Muzzle Brake Review
Having recently seen Gear-Report.com Editor Jeff’s Modern Mosin Sniper build, my testosterone laden envy forced me to click my keyboard and order my own Mosin, an Archangel stock assembly, a Timney trigger and a Howling Raven Muzzle Brake. This review will focus on the muzzle brake.
The Howling Raven muzzle brake came with instructions, the brake, locking fasteners and an allen wrench. The finish on the brake was clean and evenly machined. There were no tool marks, scuffs or rough spots.
Unpackaged muzzle brake
Installation was extremely easy. The brake slides over the front sight post and twists down. Using the allen wrench, tighten the fasteners that anchor the brake to the end of the barrel. That’s it. I did find that the screws did work loose after 10 rounds. To ensure that the brake stayed secured, I used blue Loctite and tightened them down. After firing an additional 15 rounds, the screws stayed secure without any issues.
Easy to install
Firing the Mosin with the Howling Raven muzzle brake was a definite positive experience. The recoil was significantly reduced and the muzzle rise was very minor. It was easy to put the muzzle back on target. Without the muzzle brake, the rifle had a significant recoil and muzzle rise. It took a second to put the muzzle back on target without the brake installed.
The weight of the brake is around 10 ounces which does put a little weight on the muzzle but it doesn’t seem to be unmanageable when carrying the rifle for long periods and frequent firing. Overall, the experience of firing the Mosin was enhanced with the Howling Raven Muzzle Brake. Reduced recoil and increased muzzle control are strong attributes that make shooting a Mosin a fun time at the range. The brake also looks great when modifying a Mosin with modern furniture. If you own a Mosin Nagant or are thinking of buying one to shoot, you should buy the Howling Raven Mosin Nagant 91/30 Muzzle Brake. It is probably the single most progressive shooting enhancement you can make for a Mosin.
The spousal unit firing the Mosin Nagant build.
Phil with the new build and the Howling Raven Mosin Nagant 91/30 Muzzle Brake installed