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Posted: 9/14/2003 4:35:01 PM EDT
Do muzzle brakes really make that big of a difference in recoil?? I have been reading about several .50 ARs and most of them say they have recoil about like a .243. Can this really be true? I have .300 Win Mag and a .243. The .300 kicks a hell of lot more than the .243. I just find it hard to believe that a .50 will kick less than my .300.
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 4:43:24 PM EDT
Yes, properly designed muzzle brakes can really make that much difference. I believe the felt recoil of the ArmaLite AR-50 (with brake) is about that of a .308. (I've recently acquired the ArmaLite AR-30 in .300 WinMag and got that gun WITH optional brake but have not yet had a chance to shoot it. Muzzle brakes come standard with the AR-30 in .338 Lapua and the AR-50)
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 5:14:33 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 6:10:16 PM EDT
Let me know how much your AR-30 kicks after you get a chance to shoot it. My .300 is Remington 700 with a synthetic stock and maybe I am just a puss but it kicks hard enough to make my shoulder quite sore after 20 or so shots. I find to hard to reliably get good groups out of it because of the recoil. Is this normal for a .300 mag?
Link Posted: 9/14/2003 7:18:38 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 9:44:50 AM EDT
and they are very very LOUD also
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 2:47:54 PM EDT
What is the recoil on .308 like? About like an AK-47?
Link Posted: 9/15/2003 3:26:24 PM EDT
Yes you can tme the recoil of a 50 BMG but the air pressure can do alot of damage also.
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