.308 muzzle brake

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  1. rogerxd45

    rogerxd45 XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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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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    Dude a 223 brake would be too small .
     
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    griz XDTalk 500 Member Founding Member

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    Naw... it would work... one time. :cool:
     
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    rogerxd45 XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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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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    Badshot XDTalk 1K Member

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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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    rogerxd45 XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    im looking for recoil reduction and i would like to get one MADE for a 308
     
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    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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    PTCgunsmith XDTalk 100 Member

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    a flash supressor and a muzzle brake are two completely different things
     
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    rogerxd45 XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    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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    Tyoung XDTalk 100 Member Founding Member

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    Rogerxd45 check out RK Gunsmith in Nampa. Robert can help you out.
     
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    http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=439
    I agree that normaly they are the same thing and a brake would work much better if its sole purpose was recoil reduction but it seems some companies are trying to engineer a do all brake/flash supressor.

    http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.3.php
    I have one of these brakes on my AR and it does an amazing job of reducing recoil. If your lookiing for the ultimate brake, try this one...
    http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.2.php
    They are ugly but they work great from what I hear.
     
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    rogerxd45 XDTalk 3K Member Founding Member

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    thanks thats what i was looking for
     
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    try brownelles or midway
     
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    Not to be busting on anyone, but why the heck are ya'll putting muzzle brakes on .223 and .308? The .308 guys, come on, are ya'll that recoil sensitive? Are the people that are asking about muzzle brakes aware of some of the differences from a normal barrel that occur. They're significantly louder than a rifle that doesn't have a muzzle brake. I'd personally rather take more of a beating than the extra db's that could cause hearing loss. If you shoot prone on the ground and your muzzle brake isn't designed for such, you'll have dirt and stuff flying all over the place. Just know what you're getting into, that's all I'm saying.
     

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