308 muzzle brake suggestions.

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by sputnik1988, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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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  2. TexasGunner

    TexasGunner New Member

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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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  3. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.
     
  4. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    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:confused:

    http://www.bravocompanyusa.com/SureFire-FH556-212A-Flash-Hider-Adapter-p/sf fh556-212a.htm
     

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  5. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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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/
     
  6. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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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.:)
     
  7. Dgunsmith

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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 !
     
  8. elfmdl

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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.
     
  9. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    They obviously did not test it against he HiTech brake then.
     
  10. Silvertip 44

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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.
     
  11. JonM

    JonM Moderator

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    yes they make them for 7.62. got a flash hider for my scar17 from surefire the wife is using a muzzlebrake from surefire on her savage 308 ive also got their muzzlebrake on my bcm carbine.

    ive used a lot of brakes and hiders, the surefire is the best ones out there.

    the extra benefit is my surefire suppressor fits on three different guns.

    if you cant find what you want call surefire directly they have great customer service. i ordered my scar17 hider over the phone since no one stocks it. it was no backorder everywhere on the net. called surefire and there was one in my mailbox 4 days later.

    highly recomend a surefire.
     
  12. jpattersonnh

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    I've always thought my HB .308, which is similar to his had less recoil then a 20ga. :confused:

    The same supressor??
     
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  14. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There is no comparison between shotgun and rifle recoil, apples and oranges!;)
    The difference is not only the amount of force but the amount of time it is released.
    The 'sharp' recoil of a rifle is the result of the large amount/mass of propellant used (compared to a shotgun) and velocity of the released 'mass', thus a faster/sharper 'punch' and the recoil of the rifle, the recoil of the projectile is secondary. Where as the shotguns primary recoil is from a larger projectile mass and the smaller charge of the propellant leaving the muzzle at a lower velocity is secondary. I call this the 'rocket effect' (from the hot gasses). Thus a GOOD/efficient muzzle brake will redirect this high velocity (5500 to 6000 fps) gas at right angles and nullify the 'rocket effect' making the rifle more of a 'push', like a shotgun, and less like the normal rifle 'punch'!:)
     
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