Which brake for the 5R milspec 308??

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 5280yotes, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    I have a muscle brake on my 300RUM sendero and its great, but finding a smith that would install it before 2014 is almost non existant.. I kinda want one that I could just the barrel threaded and one screwed on. The CSR looks nice, just kinda wanted to hear some thoughts. Thanks
     
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    Try shooting it as is. You will find the recoil very manageable even without a brake.

    I really like the Shrewd Varmint Brake I have on my .260 AR though. It's nice to be able to see your impacts even at 100yds.
     

  3. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    Like Rose said, even with heavy hot loads the recoil is nothing compared to any magnum cartridge. Try shooting it as-is. Only 1 of my guns has a brake on it, and that's b/c it left the factory as an A-Bolt II with a BOSS system on it.
     
  4. 5280yotes

    5280yotes Well-Known Member

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    Its not too bad just wanted to tame her down while shooting the heavys.. Plus the recoil pad i think is just there for looks :D.
     
  5. Clayne B

    Clayne B Well-Known Member

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    I shoot a .308 with no brake and there are times I can spot my own trace.

    square up, load the bipod, pull the trigger.

    If the gun hops up or to the side your doing it wrong gun)


    I shoot off my rifle bag, it folds out.. I made a para cord do thingy, that i can hook on my bipod legs so I can load the bipod even on concrete. Works good, Let me know if you want more info
     
  6. smallbutfierce

    smallbutfierce Well-Known Member

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    Clayne B,

    Can you post up some more info? I am having the issue of loading for more than one shot when shooting off my mat. In the field its easy, only need one shot, but when practicing I find it hard to stay tight for the group.

    Thanks