Clamp-on muzzle brake?

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  1. Jun 19, 2017 #11
    daved20319

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    The lightest I've tried is the 150's, but if it feels like a .243, that's still more recoil than I'm comfortable with. I bought a .243 specifically as a lighter recoiling alternative to the .308, but for whatever reason, it just didn't feel that much lighter, not enough to warrant keeping it, since the .308 could do everything the .243 could, and then some. That said, I'll pick up some of the lighter bullet loads next time I'm ammo shopping. Later.

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    I am not as knowledgeable as many on here, but I have had a bolt on muzzle device and was very sorry that I did. It was put on a Colt 6732 AR-15.

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  3. Jun 19, 2017 #13
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    You could also try something like this.....
    MANAGED RECOIL. Says less recoil than .243

    Keep in mind when using for hunting there is a limited effective distance range for these.

    Federal and many others also have their own versions. If you Find a load you like maybe recreate it using a slow powder so the recoil can be distributed over a longer duration of ignition and powder burn in comparison to a faster powder. Which is what Im imagining these reduced loads are filled with.
    I would thread the barrel.
    Good luck W/ it
     
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  4. Jun 21, 2017 at 1:57 AM #14
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    I can give you three brakes that will reduce felt recoil to negligible levels if that's what you want. I saw two of those clamp on brakes on ruger precision rifles at our last shoot. I have never used one so can't really speak to them.

    Jp recoil eliminator I have shot and it is the best I have shot. It is big and kinda ugly, but it sure works and I have shot rifles of several calibers with them.

    Pain killer brakes, while expensive, work very well. Only one rifle, but it was a .300 win mag and was just a peach to shoot.

    I have also shot a 3 port, JEC custom that worked very well on a 6.5x47. I don't have the details or the exact name of it, but I can get it. This was my least favorite or the three, seemed surprisingly loud, but it still much better than any radial (holes on all sides) I have shot.

    I am currently looking at at zero delta CID, formerly Alamo four star that I can get from a guy I shoot with. My barrel isn't threaded, but I am really thinking about it. It is harder every time to get a spotter for serious practice so spotting impacts every time is becoming more important.

    Also, don't sleep on a .243. Pretty amazing what guys are doing with fast twist barrels and some of the new bullets.
     
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  5. Jun 22, 2017 at 9:51 AM #15
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    So why are you sorry?
    Don
     
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    For one thing AR15s don't warrant enough recoil for anything on the muzzle subtract a flash hiding device. Plus adding weight to the very end of a lightweight rifle is kinda counter intuitive to me.
     
  7. Jun 24, 2017 at 3:43 PM #17
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    I am a little late to the discussion, but I too would recommend having your barrel threaded. Ruger makes a nice Brake for their RPR that is quite effective. I put one on a Savage in 6.5 Creedmore and I can keep 100 yard point of aim in the scope with each shot now. Great reduction for mine, at least 30%, and since it is made for .308, 6.5 Crd and .243, its best performance should be with .308 where they claim up to 58%. Thread it for 5/8-24 and give it a run, I'll bet you won't want to sell it anymore! My SOCOM 16 has a Brake on it, and it makes shooting .308 downright pleasant to shoot, and it has no pad on it.
     

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