Best .308 Muzzle Brakes: Taming the Recoil

If you own or are in the process of outfitting a .308 rifle, pretty soon you’ll realize that the .308 is a more than capable round in terms of delivering consistent performance at long range.

One consequence of this is that when a .308 bullet leaves the barrel, it does so in a real hurry with a lot of noise, flash, and recoil – at nearly 3,000 fps (feet per second) in some cases.

In order to mitigate that recoil better than the basic flash hiders that come stock with most rifles, you’ll want to outfit your rifle with a high-quality muzzle brake. A muzzle device will keep your shots on target, and save both your shoulders and ears from additional and unnecessary punishment.

This article is part of our ongoing Guide to Everything AR.

By Michael Crites

Michael Crites is el jefe around here. He has spent more than 30 years shooting, learning about guns, and collecting firearms old and new. He holds his Oregon Concealed Handgun License, and enjoys testing products in the back 40 of his farm.

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