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Old 09-21-2018, 08:06 AM
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Default Non GI Muzzle Brake recommendations for M14 ?

I am considering a Smith Enterprises or other solution muzzle brake for my standard M1A.

I would like your recommendations on which brand/models to consider.

Note 1: I am 70 now and want less recoil and muzzle rise and I am not shooting CMP or NRA events so any restrictions they have are moot.

Note 2: I don't "need" a brake but I want a brake. 5 yrs from now, I'll need it and it won't be an elective.

Note 3: I'll save the young studs some typing...yup , its macho to not need a brake , real men suck it up and drive on, its all lame to put a brake on a M14, its got a flash hider and that's all one needs. You'all will feel better now that has been said ...but I don't care any longer, being macho on the range is not relevant.

Note 4: I came here for experienced adult feed back. I could have gone to AR15.com and asked about this brake and all that would be gained was finding myself up to my neck in the kiddie pool half filled with urine.

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Old 09-21-2018, 09:31 AM
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AS one 70 year old to another, I have been using the LRB brakes on a bunch of my M14s and they work out very well.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:26 AM
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I am considering a Smith Enterprises or other solution muzzle brake for my standard M1A.

I would like your recommendations on which brand/models to consider.

Note 1: I am 70 now and want less recoil and muzzle rise and I am not shooting CMP or NRA events so any restrictions they have are moot.

Note 4: I came here for experienced adult feed back. I could have gone to AR15.com and asked about this brake and all that would be gained was finding myself up to my neck in the kiddie pool half filled with urine.
MP, yeapp, Seniors dominate this forum, since our rifles are old and heavy. Most of us still Love them--This is my rifle and this is my gun..By Fault a lot of us have Military training too and stand when our Flag is presented . I too still visit the AR15 forum and FAL.com forums for some youngsters reading. Muzzle brakes on a lot of my toys and rifles to help enjoy firing them..Have a great day, all of them are a blessing to us. OG.
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:00 AM
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Another vote for LRB...
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:10 PM
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AS one 70 year old to another, I have been using the LRB brakes on a bunch of my M14s and they work out very well.
Our brake is designed by me...for us 70 year olds...#MeToo. Currently working on a stock with butt storage for my meds...LOU
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:29 PM
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I had the Smith Enterprises one on mine. Worked great, not that .308 needs a brake.
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:08 PM
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Our brake is designed by me...for us 70 year olds...#MeToo. Currently working on a stock with butt storage for my meds...LOU
That the one with the plastic line for the IV Lou?

Good job on the brake. I try to keep a few spares hanging around the shop. Old photo, but still keep some around.

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Old 09-21-2018, 04:27 PM
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Thanks for input, exactly what I had hoped for. Good Shooting to all.
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:27 PM
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Another option is to go with the SEI 5/8-24 RH adapter. I think the part number is 2002. You can pair it with any 5/8 brake then. I personally like the PWS FSC 30. It is a great performer with 308/7.62. It will cost you a bit more but with the SEI adapter your options are endless.....
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:08 AM
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Since one is not subjected to restrictions on rules why not also venture into the world of adjustable stocks
. The pitch on the M14/1a could be adjusted at min to help reduce muzzle rise. Or something ken ruckers speedbump recoil reducer?
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