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So I bought a 338 LM





#1
I'm weak and frail from shooting the 6.5CM with basically no recoil. Holy crap the 338 kicks like a mule comparatively speaking. It's a savage HS precision I'll be shopping better brakes. Any recommendations?
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I actually like heavier recoiling weapons. Yes I have a 6.5CM and a few .308's, but I love shooting slugs out of my 12 gauge!

Some day I'll have a .338LM for distance and a .375 H&H to beat my shoulder around.

Enjoy!

I usually go with Surefire breaks because I am planning on buying one of their cans.
 

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I'm weak and frail from shooting the 6.5CM with basically no recoil. Holy crap the 338 kicks like a mule comparatively speaking. It's a savage HS precision I'll be shopping better brakes. Any recommendations?
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Start with a three foot long , eight inch diameter piece of 12L14 leaded steer round bar stock.

Drill a .35" hole through it lengthwise. At one end of that hole, open the hole up to .585" for a depth of one inch, and thread it to 24 TPI to thread on the end of your barrel.

Next drill a dozen .5" holes thru the central axis to provide the vent ports.

Polish, deburr, coat with finish of your choice, and install on the .338's barrel.

Shoot and enjoy, recoil will be about like that of the 2.7 mm Kolibre with light hand loads, I guarantee it or your money back..

Nice rifle by the way!
 

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PS, you may find that with the above muzzle brake, that you need slightly taller scope mounts and rings.........
 

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Oh, and you might want to consider a bipod for that, before the machining lightens it, that 8"x36" slug of 12L14 will weigh right at 525.5 pounds..........bipod will be a big asset at that point!

Any of the muzzle brakes that mimic either the design of the old British Boyes Anti Tank Rifle (.55 Caliber) or the ones on the Soviet T34 and up series of tanks main cannons , scaled to fit the .338, will work pretty well.

I've built a number of both styles for use on .50 BMG and they tame it pretty well.

The one modeled after the Soviet Tank brake works very well on the .50 BMG.

About the closest one to it commercially available is the JP Enterprises "Recoil Eliminator"

Brownells carries them as I recall, they run about $110 or so.
 

m.brd

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Billua:
you know you want to join us:

Just give in let the 338LM have the force

Dont try to be stronger than the 338LM force

Let this fine caliber dominant your life

:thumbup:

M.Bird
 

Billua

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#10
Billua:
you know you want to join us:

Just give in let the 338LM have the force

Dont try to be stronger than the 338LM force

Let this fine caliber dominant your life

:thumbup:

M.Bird
LOL! Thanks, it may be next spring but I will update.

Have fun with yours!