Originally Posted by sig22640
I need some help guys. I purchased a 7.82 Warbird on the Sako TRGS action and I want to add a muzzle brake. Here's the problem....most all muzzle brakes that I am considering are for barrels that start at .675 and up. The Sako barrel taper has it down to .619 at the muzzle and I really don't want to shorten the barrel any. Does anyone know of a brake that would fit a taper that small and still offer good reduction in recoil?
Your smith would have to turn the barrel tenon down to 1/2 x 28 thread leaving a .059 shoulder to seat the brake against. the tenon threads should be fit to the brake tightly to assist the barrel tenon.
There are lots of brakes for the ARs in this thread pitch available. Or bushing adapters that will let you use a 5/8 x 24 TPI.
There is no real reason to cut the barrel if it shoots good. you can even leave the original crown.
It is normal to re-crown but not a must.
Hope this helps.
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