Are you wanting to brake a 308? Is the recoil in a 308 too much for you? FSOkay thanks! I also have questions about how an aluminum arrowhead Barrett style muzzle brake would hold up on a 308? And if a camp on muzzle brake is the way to go or if I should get a threaded muzzle brake and make a collet style tightening piece to clamp it on the barrel? (I dont want to pay to get my barrel threaded and I'm not sure which method would hold better)
They are not illegal at all, but you should think long and hard about the consequences of using one to the shooter and anyone close by. They make a gun destructive to hearing at levels that cannot be ignored. They are horrible for anyone standing to the side of the shooter (something that happens at times when hunting.)No not really but I thought if can find a cheap one, why not throw it on to reduce recoil as much as possible?
ClemmerNo not really but I thought if can find a cheap one, why not throw it on to reduce recoil as much as possible?
I hunt in BC and Alberta regularly and am not aware of any legislative restrictions on muzzle brakes.Hello, does anyone know the laws on muzzle brakes and if they are legal to use for HUNTING? Thanks
I have one of the magnum ones, I think it is. Maybe it's just the biggest they make; can't remember. I had to cut the straps and sew in some additional webbing because even the large wasn't big enough to go around my girth. Just something to watch for if you're a big man. And yes, they tame the recoil of big kickers very well. I shot my .358-caliber mildcat maybe a hundred times in one sittin' while wearing one. Had no soreness in my shoulder the next day. Recommended...PAST RECOIL PAD is one of the very best...
I have one on a .22LR just because a wrinkled old hag in Kalifonia doesn't want me to have one on the custom-built 10/22 I built. Doesn't want me to have the rifle, either. It has a thumbhole stock-- too close to having the dreaded pistol grip, I guess...If you really need a muzzle brake on a 308 perhaps you should consider using a 243.
nvshooter,I have one on a .22LR just because a wrinkled old hag in Kalifonia doesn't want me to have one on the custom-built 10/22 I built. Doesn't want me to have the rifle, either. It has a thumbhole stock-- too close to having the dreaded pistol grip, I guess...
Yes, puddle, it's about the mindless legislation with which the senior Senator from Kalifonia is so enamored. This aged female suffers from uncontrollable incontinence if any American citizen owns a firearm with "assault weapon" features particular to it. My 10/22 build-up has the muzzle brake and the OEM ten-round removable magazine. That's two of the five "deadly " attributes of an "assault weapon." That makes my simple, little 10/22 a dreaded machine designed solely to kill vast numbers of innocent people in an endless "spray" of bullets. Sounds ridiculous, doesn't it? Well, that is what we have coming out of Warshington. So I put the muzzle brake on just to irritate the old broad. It cost me a total of $265 for the job, but it satisfies my desire to remain Free and I enjoyed sticking my thumb in her legislative eye. She'll never know about it, of course. But I do...nvshooter,
Sorry; I don't understand the reference. Is this with respect to some kind of legislation in California? If so you have my sincere sympathy, as in Canada we have a 3/4-ton pickup load of stupid firearms legislation.
I had some reservations about that part of my post, too. The brake I've had put on several of my rifles is the Shrewd Number Four. The holes are drilled at a angle raked forward by seven degrees. In contrast, the long brake on an AK-47 directs the gases directly outward. The short brake on such a rifle directs the gases upward and to the right. The large, triangular brake on a .50-caliber BMG rifle directs the gases rearward. I guess it all depends on the application.... The comment by NVshooter that a brake forces sound/gases forward confuses me, but there again I am easily confused.