Originally Posted by redneckclimbing
Just for future reference, would a muzzle break help this out? Lessening the recoil that would need controling?
It can help . What I have found is that the muzzle break tends to lessen the sideways skating potential of a bi-pod because of the left and right passage of gas pressure . Where before it was straight out to the front. Reducing recoil movement can also help .
However the break can cause other potential issues like more muzzle blast at you and sometimes they throw up sand and dirt at your partner or spotting scope.
Also sometimes a muzzle break will negativley affect accuracy negating some of the advantage . Sometimes not . It is impossible to say as there is many different designs in muzzle breaks and not that much science behind choosing them.
I reckon you should try to get along without a muzzle break if you can and just develope the tight shooting style you need to close up the horizontal.
If that don't work then you could look at other options , like reworking the load , checking the gun for accuracy issues and getting a break.
However if the recoil is really punishing you then it's a personal choice and in that case it may well do the trick . You can't be sure untill you fit one .