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  • Too much recoil management?

     Charles updated 10 months, 2 weeks ago 2 Members · 2 Posts
  • Charles

    December 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Is there such a thing as too much recoil reduction and can it negatively impact the performance of an AR?
    I’m buying parts so my wife can build an AR10 and she has chosen 6.5 Creedmoor as the caliber. I’ve heard it’s already a soft-shooting round, but I’m looking to get a muzzle brake, low mass BCG, and a Superlative Arms adjustable gas block that vents excess gas out the front. Too much? She shoots 45-70 but I’d like her to have a nice semiauto that’s sweet to shoot and can still knock down deer and hogs.

  • Marbleman60

    December 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    Will she be shooting beyond 600 yards? If staying closer than that, I’d highly suggest 308 over 6.5 for barrel life (1500-3000 rounds versus 5000-10000+) and cost of good match rounds, as well as availability of quality hunting ammo. Difference in ballistics really kicks in around 700 yards.

    A heavier BCG will stay more stationary upon initial primer ignition, leading to potentially better accuracy, but it’s splitting hairs. The lesser recoil may improve her personal accuracy over the rifles.

  • Overencucumbered

    December 16, 2019 at 11:56 am

    In terms of getting “weaned off” recoil it might have a slight negative effect if she decides to step up to a higher caliber later. But then again, anything can be trained and it depends on the person.

    A muzzle break will add more of a concussion for both the shooter and even moreso for any neighbours at a range. Some frown on this.

    If recoil is already manageable, the alternative would be a silencer. Slightly less recoil reduction than a break, but all the added comfort of less noise and concussion.

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