Originally Posted by Rustystud
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One is a stainless 308 the other is a CM .243. Both are now wearing 20" Broughtons. They weigh less than 5 lbs. Last week after firing a hundred rounds of 308 test ammo I realized what a pus I was and put a muzzle brake on the 308. It has very little recoil but quite a bit of muzzle blast and noise. Saw no detremental effect on accuracy. In fact now I can see the bullet strikes at 100 yards in the scope.
Don't feel bad a rifle that weighs 5 pounds has a very high recoil velocity even though
it is in a 308. (This is what you actually feel because it is how fast the rifle moves back
at firing not the ft/lbs of recoil energy that most people think is the recoil that they feel.
I have a Mauser carbine in 308 that weighs less than 6 pounds and it is unpleasant to say
I replaced mine with a 22" hunter bench rest taper from Lilja and it will shoot lights out
but it does weigh 11 lbs.
So with the custom barrels you can expect better accuracy,(I may have said it in other post
but the light barrels all seam to shoot better with light bullets because they are not as
bad about barrel harmonics).
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