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Got my american predator in .308, took to the range and fired about 10 rounds. Recoil was not bad at all without a brake and i sighted in at 100 yards in 5 rounds and hitting around 1". The muzzle is threaded for it and i want to try it for accuracy increase but ive read that a brake is a wussy way to go. Ive spent much time shooting a ww2 springfield in 30.06 and the recoil is pretty tough, would i be a wuss for wanting to ease up the felt recoil? Thoughts?
 

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When I put a muzzle brake on any gun , its not to lessen the felt recoil, which it does, but to control the muzzle movement vertically and horizontally, if the brake is properly designed.

.308, for me, is not a harsh recoil caliber, but I do have a muzzle brake on my Savage .308 , it is a custom made sharkgill to eliminate muzzle movement, which it is designed to do, and does it very well.

Now there is a down side to the muzzle brake...all the report is redirected also, and your ears , and your friends ears will need VERY good protection.
Concussion will be directed to the sides and rearward, which makes a .308 sound like a .50 BMG.:eek::)


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Here is a pic of the one on my Savage .308




This is a custom made one that is on my wifes 12 ga VEPR, it works wonders.


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I have the Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308. In it's original form it was kicking my shoulder to leaving a bruise. On a bipod it was also jumping around with every shot, even in a gun vise. I was having a problem with my trigger finger sliding to the top of the trigger that I'm sure was adding to the trigger pull poundage. I went with a Boyds custom stock and that solved the trigger problem, but not the jumping. Ordered the Witt Machine MRE muzzle brake and solved the jumping. My best group is a 4 leaf clover, but mostly less than an inch is the norm. The recoil has been reduced to that of an M16.
 

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I have the Ruger Gunsite Scout in .308. In it's original form it was kicking my shoulder to leaving a bruise. On a bipod it was also jumping around with every shot, even in a gun vise. I was having a problem with my trigger finger sliding to the top of the trigger that I'm sure was adding to the trigger pull poundage. I went with a Boyds custom stock and that solved the trigger problem, but not the jumping. Ordered the Witt Machine MRE muzzle brake and solved the jumping. My best group is a 4 leaf clover, but mostly less than an inch is the norm. The recoil has been reduced to that of an M16.
Thats a nice rifle! I am going to get a stock similar to that. I hope the muzzle brake helps for me too
 
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