308 muzzle brakes have been around for numerous years and in many forms. It was originally used on artillery before it found its way to large caliber assault rifles, then it got used for small caliber firearms.
When designed and installed correctly, brakes serve to reduce recoil or that all too familiar kick many a shooter would experience when pulling the trigger of a large caliber, magnum rifle or any other brand for that matter.
The kick you experience from heavy guns is often responsible for inflicting bruised shoulders and a black eye.
Until recently, your options for adding a brake to your muzzle may have limited. Now there is no shortage of stock.
Just look at what Madhouse Design has to offer with their exciting triple-port muzzle brake, which can be viewed over here – https://madhousedesign.com/triple-port-muzzle-brake/
There are all sorts of muzzle rise eliminators that are touted to reduce recoil and get rid of muzzle rise issues. By how much, you may ask? Apparently, muzzle brakes can bring about a 60 percent recoil reduction and just a little more than that when it comes to muzzle rise reduction. Besides, the reduction is achieved through re-routing blast and gas through the top and side ports.
A specific a .308 muzzle brake brand is machined from 416 stainless steel bar stock. Then again, some shooters do not fancy shiny stainless steel and would most likely opt for Cerakote colors or other colors that have more of a matte-like appearance. A Graphite Black finish is often preferred by many.
It is nice to know that no gunsmithing is needed to install brakes on your handgun or rifle. In most cases, you just have to thread it on, line it up, snug it tight, then head over to the shooting range.
Gunners often wonder about the best muzzle brake for recoil and whether it will solve the initial jumpy muzzle conundrum? It would largely depend on the brand you selected for your rifle. In one instance, a gunner had a particular brand fitted to his .308 which resulted in his shot being off target. He tried a few follow-up shots and discovered that the brake that was fitted did not allow him to watch the shot as the barrel kept on rising.
This guy, out of curiosity, tried something else by mounting the muzzle rise eliminator on his AR-10 instead to see how it would fare when firing a semi-auto. Surprisingly, the brake managed to keep the barrel down and on target even though he was repeatedly firing. Even on the AR-15, the brake that was fitted proved to be a dream to shoot with. The gun just stayed on target. It must be said that there was a slight increase in noise levels, but not all that much as he was wearing hearing protection in any event.
It was exciting to find that brakes are even available for shotguns and directional shooters.
How Some Rifle Shooters Feel About Muzzle Brakes
One rifle shottist did not have a very good opinion about muzzle brakes at first as he stated he’d rather be wearing a face mask on his forehead than put a brake on his rifle. Soon, he discovered just how short minded he was once he had the chance to actually tried it out.
Besides, it can be hard to tell whether or not you will see dust flying, experience a kickback anyway and fail to follow through on the shot you took due to the barrel rising anyway. The only surefire way to tell is to have it fitted to your rifle and try it.
What a Prominent Manufacturer Had to Say About the Functionality of Muzzle Brakes.
One muzzle brake manufacturer set out to redefine gunners expectations around muzzle related devices at large. Using their IP-protected Neutralizing Energy, they managed to develop a muzzle brake they believe if worthy of being called “combat compatible.”
Another manufacturer leveraged the supersonic flow and fluid dynamics of their brake brand to disperse under oxidized gas to exit the shooting device in such a manner that it would minimize muzzle flash. This would work wonders even during fully automatic fire.
Madhouse Design is proud to present their triple-port brand as it manages to distribute any excess gas laterally through the three ports evenly. Give them a call on (541) 660-9887 to find out more. Be sure to ask about gun price, as not to break the budget.