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Old 06-24-2013, 02:03 AM   #1
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Default 308 muzzle brake suggestions.

I guess I've pretty much been talked into keeping my R700 SPS tactical, so I'm looking for a muzzle device.

The 20" barrel gets plenty of velocity, but it just looks too short to me, so I want to lengthen it with a brake or flash suppressor of some sort. I'm looking for suggestions on something that's a bit more traditional in styling.

I was also curious what thread pattern I should go with when I have it threaded, I'm pretty new to this.

As always I appreciate any help.



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5/8 x 24 threads. Seekins Precision makes nice ones. Using them on 2 300 Blackouts. One in the works and one completed.






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Muzzle brakes increase the muzzle blast heard by the shooter and those around him. I suffered eye damage when a shooter touched of a 300 mag with a muzzle brake in the lane next to me. The blast went in from the side of my glasses. Consider a suppressor instead or even just a flash hider. The 308 does not have that much recoil.

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Muzzle brakes increase the muzzle blast heard by the shooter and those around him. I suffered eye damage when a shooter touched of a 300 mag with a muzzle brake in the lane next to me. The blast went in from the side of my glasses. Consider a suppressor instead or even just a flash hider. The 308 does not have that much recoil.
Good to know.

I found a flash suppressor that I really like, it's expensive but I like it. Problem is I can't find one in 7.62, not sure if they make them

http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/SureFire-FH556-212A-Flash-Hider-Adapter-p/sf%20fh556-212a.htm
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here's a link to Witt Machine. these are clamp on and from looking at them, they look nice and you wouldn't have to have the barrel threaded. just a suggestion for you to consider.

http://wittmachine.net/

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HiTech Customs Makes one which is the same dia. as the bbl and is removable. It really does work too! It will make your 308 recoil like a 20 ga shotgun.

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Holland's quick discharge brake is about the most effective on the market.

Midway USA stocks them www.midwayusa.com

There IS a lot of side blast but that eliminates muzzle rise and cuts recoil by about 60 % .

Wiley Clapp did a review of muzzle brakes in the American Rifleman and the Hollands was the most effective in reducing recoil.

They come in blue or stainless...and you must thread the barrel and time the brake up. No holes on the bottom so shooting prone doesn't create a dust storm.

Try one you you will want them on all of your rifles !

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I have a UAG tactical muzzle brake on my remington 700 AAC-SD. It's very affordable, looks good and cuts the recoil down to basically nothing.

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Holland's quick discharge brake is about the most effective on the market.

Midway USA stocks them www.midwayusa.com

There IS a lot of side blast but that eliminates muzzle rise and cuts recoil by about 60 % .

Wiley Clapp did a review of muzzle brakes in the American Rifleman and the Hollands was the most effective in reducing recoil.

They come in blue or stainless...and you must thread the barrel and time the brake up. No holes on the bottom so shooting prone doesn't create a dust storm.

Try one you you will want them on all of your rifles !
They obviously did not test it against he HiTech brake then.
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JTJ gave a good response. Recoil in a .308 is not excessive, but if you plan to thread the barrel, look at a suppressor. I use one suppressor for .223, .308 and .300 Win Mag and don't shoot much without it anymore. It removes most of the muzzle blast as well as reduces recoil.



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