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.308 muzzle brake

This is a discussion on .308 muzzle brake within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; what are my options for a muzzzle brake or flash hider on a 308 its a bolt action so i would have to get the ...


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Old 09-22-2007, 02:51 AM   #1
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what are my options for a muzzzle brake or flash hider on a 308 its a bolt action so i would have to get the barrel threaded but can i use a 223 brake?
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Old 09-22-2007, 11:31 AM   #2
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Dude a 223 brake would be too small .
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Old 09-22-2007, 12:35 PM   #3
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Dude a 223 brake would be too small .
Naw... it would work... one time.
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well the hole on an ar-15 flash suppresor will fit a 9mm through it so a 7.62 is smaller then that. i can see what your talking about if the hole in a flash hider is the size of a 223 then it wont fit through
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Get the right tool for the right job, don't jack around being half assed about it. The Smith Vortex is very good at helping with recoil, there are others, many others and it depends on what you're actually looking to accomplish. Are you reducing recoil or suppressing the flash or both?
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im looking for recoil reduction and i would like to get one MADE for a 308
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what are my options for a muzzzle brake or flash hider on a 308 its a bolt action so i would have to get the barrel threaded but can i use a 223 brake?
ok, no you can't use a .223 brake for a .308. a good brake should be .010-.030 + bore dia. it's not impossible that a person could ream out a .223 brake for a .308. however, one would have to check the thread pitch to make sure the nominal maximum pitch dia. doesn't cut past safe barrel thickness.

Once again i'll go ahead and make a plug for the local gunsmith's and machinists. the quality of a muzzle brake will depend greatly on it's tolerances and concentricity. so, single point threading and brake fitting are jobs best left to those with substantial experience with both machining and guns.
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well the hole on an ar-15 flash suppresor will fit a 9mm through it so a 7.62 is smaller then that. i can see what your talking about if the hole in a flash hider is the size of a 223 then it wont fit through
a flash supressor and a muzzle brake are two completely different things
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Old 09-24-2007, 04:18 PM   #9
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what are my options for a muzzzle brake or flash hider on a 308 its a bolt action so i would have to get the barrel threaded but can i use a 223 brake?
i know that a muzzle brake and flash hider are different. ok who sells some for a 308 i havent found much
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I had a muzzle brake done for my .270 by KDF out of Seguin TX. This was a most professional job and it works like a charm. From a standing position it has all the kick of a 22 long rifle. Better be prepared for the noise though. A muzzle brake is one loud son of a gun. KDF (Kleingunther Distinctive Firearms) 2485 N State Hwy 46, Seguin TX 78155 (830) 379-8141 KDFinc@hotmail.com. The job they did on my rifle looks like the rifle was made with it. The last I heard a muzzle brake job was running somewhere in the 200 dollar range and you had better not be in a hurry.
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