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Muzzle Break installation.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 09:54 AM
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Muzzle Break installation.

Hey all, I'm new here but I'm hoping to pull from the experience of others. I just Bought a Remington 700 chambered in the .300 RUM. I am looking to get the barrel threaded and install a break. The one I have been looking at is the Badger Ordinance FTE. My question is this: They have three different thread sizes for the FTE break something like:

P/N 306-38 3/4-28 thread and .875 minimum Bbl diameter, Weight: 6.8 oz.
P/N 306-38B 5/8-24 thread and .800 minimum Bbl diameter, Weight: 7.9 oz.
P/N 306-38C 3/4-24 thread and .875 minimum Bbl diameter, Weight: 6.8 oz.

Which one should I choose? Is there not a standard for threading? I'm guessing that having more space between the threads is a better bet for larger calibers? The reality is I'm fairly ignorant where breaks are concerned. Any help would be appreciated.

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Unread 12-03-2012, 12:27 PM
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Re: Muzzle Break installation.


Welcome to LRH and enjoy!

Measure your barrel OD to determine which one you need. If you're having a gunsmith do it, work closely with him.

Good luck!

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Unread 12-05-2012, 11:12 PM
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Re: Muzzle Break installation.

If your barrel is approx .800" O.D. (just guessing) at the muzzle, the 5/8" x 24 tpi would be your choice. 5/8" x 24 is also a common suppressor thread.

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