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UARK1836  [Member]
7/26/2012 12:34:04 AM
So today was the first time I took my new rifle out to the range and I definitely want to buy either a muzzle break to eliminate some of the recoil.

Which .308/7.62x51 muzzle break would y'all recommend for those of y'all with .308 bolt gun experience?
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TheTacticalCoyote  [Team Member]
7/26/2012 12:53:54 AM
This may be useful to you: http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_6_5/374956_Suppressor_or_Not___Remington_700_AAC_SD.html
eddiesar15  [Member]
7/26/2012 11:53:51 AM
Ive personally tried a Benny Cooley and a Titan. Now that Ive had a chance to shoot both of them in both my rifles, I,ll say that the Titan holds POI better. They both reduce recoil but IMO, the Titan,s more stable
BookHound  [Team Member]
7/26/2012 2:41:56 PM
The Badger Thruster is good. The APA Little Bastard is more effective but also a little louder. The APA Little Jimmy is even more effective due to the larger ports and bigger surface area. The Ops Inc four chamber brake (not their suppressor brake) is also very good and I've owned those.


These are my favorite brakes for .308 and similar caliber rifles.


Mark
UARK1836  [Member]
7/26/2012 9:19:59 PM
Originally Posted By BookHound:
The Badger Thruster is good. The APA Little Bastard is more effective but also a little louder. The APA Little Jimmy is even more effective due to the larger ports and bigger surface area. The Ops Inc four chamber brake (not their suppressor brake) is also very good and I've owned those.


These are my favorite brakes for .308 and similar caliber rifles.


Mark


I'm definitely liking the look of the APA Little Jimmy...but why does the description say "Must be installed by a competent gun smith"...? Doesn't it just screw on the threads?
Hydra-shokz  [Member]
7/27/2012 1:55:36 AM
APA Little Bastard WTF.
BookHound  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 8:06:12 AM
Originally Posted By UARK1836:
Originally Posted By BookHound:
The Badger Thruster is good. The APA Little Bastard is more effective but also a little louder. The APA Little Jimmy is even more effective due to the larger ports and bigger surface area. The Ops Inc four chamber brake (not their suppressor brake) is also very good and I've owned those.


These are my favorite brakes for .308 and similar caliber rifles.


Mark


I'm definitely liking the look of the APA Little Jimmy...but why does the description say "Must be installed by a competent gun smith"...? Doesn't it just screw on the threads?


Many of the better muzzle brakes are bored undersize and need to be timed. The manufacturer expects the customer will have a gunsmith install the brake and during that process the bore line will be opened up to the correct size based on caliber. That way you have the most effective brake possible and the brake bore is also perfectly in line with the barrel bore. Also, many brakes like these APA brakes will end up larger than the barrel diameter so the rear should be contoured (chamfered) to be aesthetically pleasing.

If you are look for something you can just screw on and go, the APA brakes are not it.
Furyataurus  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 8:35:55 AM
Originally Posted By UARK1836:
So today was the first time I took my new rifle out to the range and I definitely want to buy either a muzzle break to eliminate some of the recoil.

Which .308/7.62x51 muzzle break would y'all recommend for those of y'all with .308 bolt gun experience?


I put a YHM 7.62 brake on my 5R:


Did it myself and only used one shim.

And yes the brake does work.
NoahFN  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 10:22:17 AM
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Originally Posted By UARK1836:
So today was the first time I took my new rifle out to the range and I definitely want to buy either a muzzle break to eliminate some of the recoil.

Which .308/7.62x51 muzzle break would y'all recommend for those of y'all with .308 bolt gun experience?


I put a YHM 7.62 brake on my 5R:
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo157/Furyataurus/004-30.jpg

Did it myself and only used one shim.

And yes the brake does work.


Got any other photos of the brake? How loud is it?

TomCat0197  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 11:13:47 AM
OP, since you're in a state where ownership is possible, I suggest looking into getting a suppressor.



AAC-762-SD on my 700. I selected the muzzle brake mount. While waiting for approval, I used the rifle with the brake, and it certainly did its job. The trade-off was the noise. Now that I have my suppressor, I never shoot without it.

If you're near San Antonio, you're welcome to try mine out.
Furyataurus  [Team Member]
7/27/2012 12:58:16 PM
Originally Posted By NoahFN:
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:
Originally Posted By UARK1836:
So today was the first time I took my new rifle out to the range and I definitely want to buy either a muzzle break to eliminate some of the recoil.

Which .308/7.62x51 muzzle break would y'all recommend for those of y'all with .308 bolt gun experience?


I put a YHM 7.62 brake on my 5R:
http://i371.photobucket.com/albums/oo157/Furyataurus/004-30.jpg

Did it myself and only used one shim.

And yes the brake does work.


Got any other photos of the brake? How loud is it?





Only other pic I really have of it on my rifle.

Pretty loud without ear pro , but much softer in the recoil area. Without brake shooting 80 rounds is a chore, now with brake shooting 80 rounds is nothing.

Any requests?

UARK1836  [Member]
7/27/2012 1:30:23 PM
Originally Posted By TomCat0197:
OP, since you're in a state where ownership is possible, I suggest looking into getting a suppressor.

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s40/TomCat0197/IMAG0271-1.jpg

AAC-762-SD on my 700. I selected the muzzle brake mount. While waiting for approval, I used the rifle with the brake, and it certainly did its job. The trade-off was the noise. Now that I have my suppressor, I never shoot without it.

If you're near San Antonio, you're welcome to try mine out.


Eventually I'll pick up a suppressor, but right now I'm saving up for a new house. I'm up here in Dallas but if I ever head your way, I'll let you know. Basically right now I'm just looking for something for around $200 and under that will reduce the felt recoil of my .308
UARK1836  [Member]
7/27/2012 1:32:27 PM
Originally Posted By BookHound:
Originally Posted By UARK1836:
Originally Posted By BookHound:
The Badger Thruster is good. The APA Little Bastard is more effective but also a little louder. The APA Little Jimmy is even more effective due to the larger ports and bigger surface area. The Ops Inc four chamber brake (not their suppressor brake) is also very good and I've owned those.


These are my favorite brakes for .308 and similar caliber rifles.


Mark


I'm definitely liking the look of the APA Little Jimmy...but why does the description say "Must be installed by a competent gun smith"...? Doesn't it just screw on the threads?


Many of the better muzzle brakes are bored undersize and need to be timed. The manufacturer expects the customer will have a gunsmith install the brake and during that process the bore line will be opened up to the correct size based on caliber. That way you have the most effective brake possible and the brake bore is also perfectly in line with the barrel bore. Also, many brakes like these APA brakes will end up larger than the barrel diameter so the rear should be contoured (chamfered) to be aesthetically pleasing.

If you are look for something you can just screw on and go, the APA brakes are not it.


Where could I find a competent gun smith to do the work? Any chance there's a reputable one you know of in Dallas?
BookHound  [Team Member]
7/28/2012 1:00:13 PM
Originally Posted By UARK1836:


Where could I find a competent gun smith to do the work? Any chance there's a reputable one you know of in Dallas?



In Dallas, not off the top of my head. Sorry.
ta6ppc  [Member]
8/8/2012 12:09:14 AM
S&S precision
Denton TX

Is the best in Texas...
Halo_Ranger  [Member]
8/8/2012 8:21:41 AM
Atwell Tactical in Richardson is a gunsmith I would trust.
wayne1one  [Member]
8/8/2012 7:31:55 PM
PWS PRC

700 SPS PRC Brake

Video #2
iluvguns  [Team Member]
8/8/2012 9:15:05 PM
for my aac 700 i went with a ross/rws brake

just installed it and shot it on monday. All i can say is holy cow! VERY effective and i love being able to spot my shots

I told him i needed it recessed for the AAC threads and tapered down to .859 to match my barrel.

$45 shipped and i had it in 3 days.

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/ROSS_SCHULERS_PAGE.php

d-ride  [Member]
8/8/2012 11:06:40 PM
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
for my aac 700 i went with a ross/rws brake

just installed it and shot it on monday. All i can say is holy cow! VERY effective and i love being able to spot my shots

I told him i needed it recessed for the AAC threads and tapered down to .859 to match my barrel.

$45 shipped and i had it in 3 days.

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/ROSS_SCHULERS_PAGE.php

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/images/0ff62d95838a75fd716350895208904a.jpg


just picked up a brake from Ross. For $45 it's really had to beat
REL1203  [Member]
8/9/2012 8:20:15 AM
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
for my aac 700 i went with a ross/rws brake

just installed it and shot it on monday. All i can say is holy cow! VERY effective and i love being able to spot my shots

I told him i needed it recessed for the AAC threads and tapered down to .859 to match my barrel.

$45 shipped and i had it in 3 days.

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/ROSS_SCHULERS_PAGE.php

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/images/0ff62d95838a75fd716350895208904a.jpg


Did you have to use Crush Washers? If so, where did you get them at. I just emailed Ross looking for one for my AAC as well... Got any pics of yours?

iluvguns  [Team Member]
8/9/2012 9:33:21 AM
Originally Posted By REL1203:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
for my aac 700 i went with a ross/rws brake

just installed it and shot it on monday. All i can say is holy cow! VERY effective and i love being able to spot my shots

I told him i needed it recessed for the AAC threads and tapered down to .859 to match my barrel.

$45 shipped and i had it in 3 days.

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/ROSS_SCHULERS_PAGE.php

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/images/0ff62d95838a75fd716350895208904a.jpg


Did you have to use Crush Washers? If so, where did you get them at. I just emailed Ross looking for one for my AAC as well... Got any pics of yours?



ill get pictures up tonight, but i did not use crush washers or shims.

i went the redneck way with 400 and 600 grit wet sand paper, and a few hours of patience.

i put the wet sand paper on a piece of glass and then sanded in a figure 8 motion, rotating the brake every few 8's

i took my time to make sure i didnt over do it, and it came out great
REL1203  [Member]
8/9/2012 11:00:03 AM
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
Originally Posted By REL1203:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
for my aac 700 i went with a ross/rws brake

just installed it and shot it on monday. All i can say is holy cow! VERY effective and i love being able to spot my shots

I told him i needed it recessed for the AAC threads and tapered down to .859 to match my barrel.

$45 shipped and i had it in 3 days.

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/ROSS_SCHULERS_PAGE.php

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/images/0ff62d95838a75fd716350895208904a.jpg


Did you have to use Crush Washers? If so, where did you get them at. I just emailed Ross looking for one for my AAC as well... Got any pics of yours?



ill get pictures up tonight, but i did not use crush washers or shims.

i went the redneck way with 400 and 600 grit wet sand paper, and a few hours of patience.

i put the wet sand paper on a piece of glass and then sanded in a figure 8 motion, rotating the brake every few 8's

i took my time to make sure i didnt over do it, and it came out great


That sounds very tedious... I emailed them and been talking to them, one thing they said is to use Lock Washers, or Crush Washers (which he said he wasnt a fan of).... I dont know the process for either so I guess i have some more research to do.
guns762  [Team Member]
8/9/2012 9:38:27 PM
Originally Posted By Furyataurus:

. Without brake shooting 80 rounds is a chore, now with brake shooting 80 rounds is nothing.

Any requests?



Yeah, get a pair ya pussy! It's only a .308

Seriously, Nice looking rifle

Do they make one in .338?
Hateca  [Member]
8/9/2012 11:50:41 PM
Brake
iluvguns  [Team Member]
8/9/2012 11:52:57 PM
Originally Posted By REL1203:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
Originally Posted By REL1203:
Originally Posted By iluvguns:
for my aac 700 i went with a ross/rws brake

just installed it and shot it on monday. All i can say is holy cow! VERY effective and i love being able to spot my shots

I told him i needed it recessed for the AAC threads and tapered down to .859 to match my barrel.

$45 shipped and i had it in 3 days.

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/ROSS_SCHULERS_PAGE.php

http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore.com/images/0ff62d95838a75fd716350895208904a.jpg


Did you have to use Crush Washers? If so, where did you get them at. I just emailed Ross looking for one for my AAC as well... Got any pics of yours?



ill get pictures up tonight, but i did not use crush washers or shims.

i went the redneck way with 400 and 600 grit wet sand paper, and a few hours of patience.

i put the wet sand paper on a piece of glass and then sanded in a figure 8 motion, rotating the brake every few 8's

i took my time to make sure i didnt over do it, and it came out great


That sounds very tedious... I emailed them and been talking to them, one thing they said is to use Lock Washers, or Crush Washers (which he said he wasnt a fan of).... I dont know the process for either so I guess i have some more research to do.





it wasnt that bad. probably right around 2 hours. I could have had a smith do it, but i really didnt want any down time, and if i screwed up in was only $45

but the other option is to use shims that you can get from brownells. If you want Ross will recess the brake to cover the shims like this guys
http://snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=3382127


but here are some pics of my brake




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