Originally Posted by A/C Guy
I have a Sako Grey Wolf (bolt rifle) in .338 Fed. The recoil is quite tame. I doubt that an AR would need a muzzle brake.
The AR style rifle is not the best design for minimizing recoil.
I recently bought a 450 Bushmaster upper for my AR and had to fit it with a break
to tame it down.
None of my big bores have breaks (416s and 45 cal) and they react differently and are not
Most ARs are light and the muzzle jump is noticeable in the larger calibers along with fast
recoil velocity.(Felt Recoil).And some rifles just need a muzzle break to help with control
for follow up shots, not recoil.
I am not a big fan of muzzle breaks but some rifles need them.
The 338 federal may be ok>
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