Why you don’t want to get too close to a muzzle brake (VIDEO)

Matt on Demolition Ranch shows us what kind of force comes from the rapidly escaping gas of a rifle’s muzzle brake.

Using his new skeletonized AR-10 style .308 from F1 Firearms complete with a rose-gold bolt carrier and spiral-fluted stainless barrel, he uses all that accuracy potential to illustrate how much muzzle blast leaves the brake through the use of a head of lettuce and a roll of paper towels.

Then he moves to .50 cal and things get really messy.