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    Re: barrel diameters and muzzle brakes.

    I just called kreiger barrels and they said min was .562 for a 30 cal barrel.
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    Re: barrel diameters and muzzle brakes.

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    I just called kreiger barrels and they said min was .562 for a 30 cal barrel.

    Lilja says .525 for a 30 cal, But that is the minimum muzzle diameter not the minimum wall after threading.

    Lilja will not flute a barrel with less than there #4 contour (.650 at the muzzle) I recommended .648
    at the muzzle in order to thread for a muzzle brake.

    There #5 contour (.700 minimum for fluting) will work up to .350 Cal. (I recommended .690).

    There #6 contour (.750 Minimum for fluting) will work up to .416 Cal. ( I recommended .756).

    Again these are minimum barrel wall diameters!!!

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    Re: barrel diameters and muzzle brakes.

    Not sure if I am following you. I currently have a. 308 barrel that is .600 muzzle dim. So .600-.308=.292. .292/2=.146 wall. 9/16 brake is .562-308=.254/2=.127. Not sure what you mean by wall dim. Kreiger said 9/16 or .562 was ok.
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    Re: barrel diameters and muzzle brakes.

    I read the rest of the thread. I got it the min thread dim would be .108 wall. .032 under the .140 recommended dim.
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    Re: barrel diameters and muzzle brakes.

    I have seen a lot of rifles use 1/2 inch brakes. Anyone ever have a confirmed problem with a. 308 cal brake with a 1/2 dim thread that the root cause was a thin wall!
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