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Old 10-24-2013, 12:52 AM   #1
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Anyone out there have any suggestions on a good muzzle brake for this beast? I am a big savage fan!! I found this Hog at a pawn shop for $425 with a scope haven't shot it yet but have been hearing some good stories about it. Anyone have any issues with it? I own four other savage rifles all with the Accu trigger and love them all.
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Old 10-24-2013, 01:01 AM   #2
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surefire muzzle brakes are the gold standard.
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Does it need a muzzle break? If it was me, I would put the $ towards ammo or some thing else. Nothing wrong with muzzle breaks (unless your the guy next to it), I just like other goodies better.
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Does it need a muzzle break? If it was me, I would put the $ towards ammo or some thing else. Nothing wrong with muzzle breaks (unless your the guy next to it), I just like other goodies better.
yeah didn't have one on it. I honestly don't know if I want one in it or not I really want to shoot it without one first to see what it does. They do look real beefy with a muzzle brake on them. Really nice
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If you can handle shotgun slugs the 308 will not bother you. The 308 has about the same recoil as a 12 ga field load. If the gun fits you recoil shouldn't be an issue. Moreover, the hog hunter actually has iron sights on it. A bolt on muzzle break might block your view with the iron sights.

I like the hog hunter myself. If I was willing to buy 308 ammo I would own one. The hog hunter would be a great truck gun. Maybe someone I know will buy a hog hunter so I can try it out with steel case ammo. If it will shoot steel case ammo I could swing 500 rounds of brown bear.
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Its a 308 and not lite bolt rifle at that . It does not need a muzzle brake as that just help to kill any hearing you have in the field unless your wearing hearing protection there to. If ya gota have something maybe this will work if you have a 1/2" by 28 tread. It will atleast keep the sound going down range. - http://www.midwayusa.com/product/529331/dpms-flash-hider-slipover-5-1-2-length-1-2-28-thread-ar-15-matte
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It has a 5/8 to 24 inch thread on it.
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Pardon me for saying so, but a 308 does not kick enough to warrant a muzzlebreak even on a light rifle. The extra noise from the break is more annoying then the recoil. Now if you are talking about a 300 mag that is another story but 308s are light kickers.
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Why not suppress it instead?
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Why not take it out and kill a hog? Why fix something that isn't broke?
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