View Full Version : What muzzle brake to you guys recommend for M700 SPS Varmint

05-04-2011, 12:30 PM
Just wanted to throw this out there for some advice on what muzzle brake to add on to my R700 SPS Varmint in .308... This seems to be one of the popular flavor of R700 to get, wanted to see what type/brand of muzzle brake folks would recommend to get.

If you have already done this to your precision rifles, can you reply with pictures? Some folks don't like the idea of adding a brake and other swear but them... just thought I'd give one a try on my Rifle.

Thanks in advance,

05-04-2011, 12:53 PM
Well, you will have to get your rifle threaded first. May I ask why you would like a brake?

For the most part a .308 has very light recoil, and if the recoil is bothering you it might be more of a problem with your shooting position.

If you are set on a brake, look at the APA little bastard, R&D Precision has a nice brake, or the AAC 51 tooth 308 brake.

05-04-2011, 1:25 PM
+1 on the no need for break, seriously sometimes i dont even put my shoulder against the stock. The SPS-V is heavy and light recoil as is.

Another thing is that its pretty quiet with that 26" BBL a break will make it louder.

05-04-2011, 1:33 PM
Look at either the Badger Thruster to the Badger FTE

05-04-2011, 1:33 PM
Roedale has a clamp on....... I have a roedale style on my Ma-Ten.

05-04-2011, 1:35 PM
I'm a big fan of the Badger Thruster muzzle brake installed seamlessly to the barrel. Very low profile and effective. It will have to be gunsmith installed but once complete, you'll love it.

Marc at Spartan Rifles completed my last brake install and it turned out perfect. You can find prices at http://www.spartanrifles.com/

05-09-2011, 12:37 PM
can you just install the brake yourself? i read a post say to install the muzzle brake need the gunsmith to time it, what's that mean?

05-09-2011, 12:46 PM
I'm gonna have to say the "Roadblocker" muzzle brake. If its good enough for the mighty .22lr, its good enough for me!


05-09-2011, 1:34 PM
A brake is not a bad idea. I run a PWS brake on my 700. It made a big difference in my long range shooting. Doesn't jump/stays on target. I agree that 308 recoil is not painful, I just added mine to eliminate the jump.

05-09-2011, 1:58 PM
On a serious note, I shot this:


And it was VERY effective. It is Skkeeter's rifle here on CG. You can ask him for the details but it was a 700p chopped down to 17" I believe and reworked with a brake and lots of goodies. Really soft shooting .308

05-09-2011, 2:41 PM
Check out the rodale muzzle brake. I THINK it's a simple bolt on application and helps some.

But I agree with the above on a 7.62 rifle you really don't need one... But hey it's your rifle.