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hello, I'm thinking about having a muzzle brake installed on my .308 but not sure about it. I've read that there are advantages and disadvantages in muzzle brake. I know it reduces recoil but that it'll increase the sound. I don't know it the latter is true or not. since I never dealt with muzzle brake, could some one who has a muzzle brake confirm if the above statments are true. it'll be very appreciated.
 

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It will not increase sound, but it will direct a lot of the gases(and thus a lot of noise) to the sides and even back towards you.
 

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I've got a muzzlebrake on a win M70 300 mag. It does reduce felt recoil dramatically, but it is loud b/c of the sound going to the sides instead of straight away.
 

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yeah it will increase heard noise, for the above reasons. Just make sure you have it put on by a competent gunsmith, because if it is incorrectly done it'll mess up your rifle badly, and greatly affect accuracy. That was a problem with many of the earlier Colt-made civvie AR-15 rifles. Their muzzle breaks were screwed on so tightly that they wouldn't group worth a flip when you tried to shoot it. Be careful.
 

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I now have a Briley muzzle brake on my 300 RUM and a KDF brake on my 7 rem mag. They greatly reduce recoil and are quite effective at getting your neighbors at the range to to give you plenty of room. I also have a Briley brake on my 25-06 but havent had time to shoot it yet. I will say this about both my 7 and 300. Both brakes work. Just dont shoot a rifle with a muzzle brake on it laying across the hood of your pick-up. It will burn the paint.
 

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I had a break installed on a 700 PSS in .308. It didn't like it, it did reduce the felt recoil, however the 308 is not really a heavy recoil round. It redirects the sound slightly backwards thus busting your ears every time you pull the trigger. I came to the conclusion that the recoil of the 308 was more acceptable than the noise. Hope this helps
 

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I cant see the point in it, If you keep shooting on that arm with a bigger recoil pad then your arm will get used to it. Also have someone with loads of practice show you were they hold there rifle.
 

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i have a Remington 700 P in .308 and i have no need for a muzzle brake, dont need a recoil pad either but they come with it so what the heck why not its nice and comfy and the 11 lb rifle w/ the recoil pad feels like a .223 or maybe a .223 and a half :)
 

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I say if you need a muzzle break for the gun YOU DONT NEED IT! if the gun kicks that much you dont need it. another piont is if you put one on you have to wear hearing protecting while shooting even hunting i know that for a fact from a guy that had a muzzle break.
 
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