The PVA "Mad Scientist" was named by a group of customers who were highly impressed with the performance, fit and finish and ease of use that this brake afforded them. The ports are optimized for precision rifles and approved for use up to 300 Rem Ultra Mag to reduce recoil, aid in precision and shootability, ease of install and do it all without directing muzzle blast back onto the shooter, optics and neighboring folks on the line. Brake performance has been tested by an independent lab with a recoil sled to show well in excess of 40% total reduction of recoil travel, matching or exceeding the performance of other 1" diameter brakes... all without the back-blast associated from angled-port designs.
The Mad Scientist 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.
The brake uses (2) 15/16" 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.
The Mad Scientist now comes in several of the most popular size muzzle threads on the US and European Markets
- 1/2-28 with 22 cal aperture
- 5/8-24 with 30cal aperture