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.308 Sig Cross, Muzzle Brake Try out....

747 Views 7 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  dragula426
So I purchased a Sig Cross in .308 with a 16" barrel for target shooting. I put about 8 rounds thru it without the muzzle brake and didn't mind it.

I purchased a muzzle brake and installed it.

Well, I actually did not like the results. It looks cool. But on the bench, I could not stay on target after the trigger pull...It always jumped back and left. I was not expecting this. All reviews said otherwise.

Then I looked at all the other reviews, and all of them listed had good reviews.

But that is not the worst of it. The muzzle blast itself, even being right behind it, caught me as well. Granted, most of it was to the sides, but I was still feeling it, and I found I did not like it.

So it not only did not stop the recoil as effectively as I thought it would, but it also got me with some of it.

I am not going to buy ever style out there to find what I like on a short rifle.....What do you guys like the best short of a suppressor.
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The concussion created when using a brake on a shorter barrel rifle like you have sucks. I personally wouldn’t use one on anything under 18” and never in lanes with walls.

I used to shoot a .223 SBR with a brake and I would shoot it inside once in a while and every time I would shoot it the lanes on both sides of me would clear out. I quit using it indoors because it was so obnoxious.
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