The "Ultralight Shockwave" is the latest addition to Patriot Valley Arms' popular ultralight muzzle brake line-up. It brings a welcome addition to the line of brakes known for excellent recoil reduction, easy installation, and excellent manufacturing quality. The Shockwave ports follow on the patent-pending "Blast Shadow" design we use in the Jetblast series brakes. These brakes are optimized for precision rifles and approved for use up to 338 Lapua Mag (minimum 24" barrel) to reduce recoil, muzzle rise, aid in precision and shootability, ease of installation and do it all without directing muzzle blast back onto the shooter because the rearward angle is optimized to "shadow" the shooter. The Shockwave brake has shown recoil reduction in excess of 60% during testing of magnum calibers.
The Shockwave uses a threaded collar in order to index the muzzle brake without additional machining work required on each barrel. It is also not 1-time use like other machine-timed brakes but rather can be used barrel after barrel after barrel, saving shooters significant money on each subsequent barrel that they purchase.
Users have found excellent performance with simply putting the brakes on by hand without tools however if the shooter wishes the brake uses (2) 1-1/16" wrenches to snug into place and does not need any thread locking agents to maintain position firmly locked to the end of the barrel for thousands of rounds of use. Most shooters elect to simply install it by hand for quick and easy removal when using a suppressor. All Shockwave brakes are made from high strength CReS steel to sustain use on heavy magnum calibers.
The Shockwave comes in several of the most popular size muzzle threads on the US and European Markets
- 5/8-24 with 6.5mm aperture (Standard)
- 5/8-24 with 30cal aperture (Standard)
- 5/8-24 with 33cal aperture (Standard)
- 3/4-24 with 33cal aperture (Standard)
The Shockwave brake is 1-1/8" OD x 3.4" long and accepts up to 0.8" of muzzle thread engagement length.