Originally Posted by texan79
The 7mm's are tame enough to skip the break in my opinion.
I had a lot of people tell me that when I was planning my custom 7 SAUM build a couple of years ago. However, due to injuries I received whilst on active duty I find it much more comfortable to use a muzzle break. And since my wife also shoots and hunts with the rifle, the break has allowed her to become an excellent shooter at distances she never thought were possible.
The report of the rifle is louder with a break, but the way we hunt LR there is always time for earplugs.
With the original CSR break, I can spot my impacts at around 300 yds.
All I'm saying is there is nothing wrong with having a break on a smaller caliber. I will never own another rifle without one.
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