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Old 03-05-2014, 04:06 AM   #1
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Can anyone recommend a muzzle brake for a .308? Yeah I know the recoil isn't anything to write home about on it, but when I have a distance of 400-500 yards, I hate having to look all over for my target when the muzzle jumps around. It's going on a short build.

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Can anyone recommend a muzzle brake for a .308? Yeah I know the recoil isn't anything to write home about on it, but when I have a distance of 400-500 yards, I hate having to look all over for my target when the muzzle jumps around. It's going on a short build.

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Hi-Tech Customs Colorado Springs, Co. Rich actuly builds the brake to fit the gun and the tolerance are VERY close so it is much more efficient than the 'out of box' one size for several guns.
If you have a problem locating them PM me.
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surefire brakes are superb in 308. my wife is running one on her savage 10 and the thing just comes straight back recoil is on par with a typical .223 rifle.

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Do either of these have decent muzzle flash and noise for a muzzle brake? A guy got beat to a pulp on Cushman the other day because his gun was so unpleasant to be around. I'd rather not have the same situation.

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Of all the brakes I am familiar with none are very friendly to bystanders.
But the Hi-Tech brake was tested at the shooters ear and found to be no louder than a rifle with a shortened bbl (20 inch). I was there and witnessed those tests and wrote an article about them.

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Do either of these have decent muzzle flash and noise for a muzzle brake? A guy got beat to a pulp on Cushman the other day because his gun was so unpleasant to be around. I'd rather not have the same situation.

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Beat to a pulp? Guess he ran out of ammo.
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The old timers will beat the crap out of you if you break the rules or act like a jerk. It's kinda how the open range works. He was using a 7mm with a tank brake.

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Has anyone had experience with the AAC Brakeout Muzzle/Flash Hider combo? Sounds like an effective way to avoid a beating and reduce recoil.

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Muzzle brakes should be banned from ranges. I agree with the old timers. I had a woman shooter move in next to me and cut loose with a 300 win mag with muzzle brake. The side blast went behind my glasses from the left side. I had to go to the ophthalmologist the next day for prescription eye drops. I came close to permanent eye damage plus being out $50 for the doctor and meds. Bring baffles with you and clamp them to the bench to eliminate hitting the shooters next to you with the blast or go on a not busy day. She and her husband were told to leave by the range master since they had caused an injury. I would have gotten their names and billed them if I had realized how serious as it was.

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