Sadly, I gave up on SSS along time ago for the same reason.
(Which lead me to>>>>) Try Kevin Rayhill of Home - Stockade Gun Stocks
, he's a super nice guy and is a Savage guru. Both him and his wife Janet are good people.
If you end up talking to Kevin, be prepared because he can talk.
However, I would try the sponsors here first! Some of them also have their own muzzle brakes and are very effective. You cannot go wrong with any one of them.
If you end up with Kevin (or any other gunsmith) and you do not like the muzzle brake(s) they offer, I would definitely go with any of site sponsors' muzzle brake designs.
I voted for my "FREEDOM", "GUNS", and "MONEY" - keep the change - UNK.
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