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#6194793 - 02/22/16 04:00 PM Tikka CTR .308
onlysmith&wesson Offline
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Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 215
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Who has one, and has added a muzzle brake to the pre-threaded barrel? Really like my CTR, but not the occasional meet up with my eye socket. Looking at JP Enterprise.

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#6194797 - 02/22/16 04:04 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
ChadTRG42 Offline
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Registered: 09/16/09
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Loc: Lewisville, TX
Any brake threaded for 5/8"x24 will work. The JP brakes will need to be timed, or use a shim. To properly line up the brake, the muzzle threading may need to be timed. Also look at the APA bastard brakes. They are now non-timed, and will not gunsmithing to line up. And they reduce recoil like crazy.


Edited by ChadTRG42 (02/22/16 04:06 PM)
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#6194799 - 02/22/16 04:06 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
cabosandinh Offline
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not CTR but close, mine is the Tact .308
I do have SAKO muzzle brake on it, very pleased with it

scope hitting you in the eye ? then move the scope forward
or need one with longer eye relief

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#6194817 - 02/22/16 04:27 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 215
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
@ Chad, thanks. I'll look at APA. Was hoping the crush washer that comes with the JP would take care of timing. A little worried about torqueing the action screws if I have to get on it too hard. Not having to time the APA is a big seller.

@cabosandinh, set up is fine. I had contact 3 times in about 15 shots. My Vortex is rubber coated at the eye piece, so it's only bad enough to cause me to think about it.

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#6194846 - 02/22/16 05:13 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
BigPig Offline
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Registered: 08/27/09
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Loc: Forney, Tx
Originally Posted By: onlysmith&wesson
@ Chad, thanks. I'll look at APA. Was hoping the crush washer that comes with the JP would take care of timing. A little worried about torqueing the action screws if I have to get on it too hard. Not having to time the APA is a big seller.

@cabosandinh, set up is fine. I had contact 3 times in about 15 shots. My Vortex is rubber coated at the eye piece, so it's only bad enough to cause me to think about it.


Doesn't sound like you are getting behind the rifle correctly. My little 7.5lb 3006 won't even come close to hitting my eye.
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#6194932 - 02/22/16 06:27 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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Registered: 05/08/10
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I have a CTR in 308 and love it. I have the surefire suppressor adapter/brake. It's not the best brake but it's necessary for my surefire SOCOM suppressor. Recoil is greatly reduced. I also have ordered a McMillan A-3 stock to replace the sucky factory stock.
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#6194954 - 02/22/16 06:41 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
FiremanJG Offline
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Registered: 12/16/08
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If I may suggest...

Loosen the scope ring caps, and slide the scope forward 1 1/2". Turn the scope to Max magnification, close your eyes, get a cheek weld on the rifle, open your eyes. If there is any tunneling, move the scope back, repeat the process until there is no tunneling.

The scope shouldn't be hitting your eyebrow, especially on a .308 Win.

Still put a brake on it, though. wink
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#6194997 - 02/22/16 07:10 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 215
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
The contact was minimal, barely felt it and it was only a few shots. I've shot everything from a .22 to a .300 over the last 45 years, never had this much jump. I'll put a brake on and post some results. Thanks for the info.

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#6195157 - 02/22/16 08:37 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
cabosandinh Offline
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Originally Posted By: onlysmith&wesson
The contact was minimal, barely felt it and it was only a few shots. I've shot everything from a .22 to a .300 over the last 45 years, never had this much jump. I'll put a brake on and post some results. Thanks for the info.


no, there's still something wrong with your set-up

a .308 shouldn't be beating your eye socket

do what fireman recommended

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#6199387 - 02/25/16 07:13 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
Scottishredneck Offline
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Registered: 12/30/14
Posts: 21
I have a JP on my Savage HH. Its fully functional..............however, its huge, and you will need a set of shims. I got both of them from Midway. The threads were tight when I first installed it, had to use a wrench just to screw it on, and though the thread pitch was wrong for a while. If/when I replace this brake, I will go with something smaller. Virtually zero recoil, however, the guys as the range don't like it blush

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#6199635 - 02/25/16 09:34 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
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My CTR is a smooth shooter, and granted I replaced the factory stock, but it's somewhat heavy and barely makes any jump in sandbags or from a bipod. I wouldn't mind suppressing it, but not sure it would benefit from a muzzle brake.

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#6200773 - 02/26/16 06:46 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
hookemhorns Offline
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Registered: 01/10/06
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Loc: Forney, TX
I have a ctr 308 and love it. I put the JP on there and it aligned perfectly with the washer. I am just now getting into shooting longer distances and this was the first time for me to shoot past 300 yards. I am learning to use mil and trying to figure out wind so this is pretty good for me a this point.
This was my last 2 shots at 700 yards shooting Hornady 150gr sst.

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#6200942 - 02/26/16 08:40 PM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 215
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
That's all good stuff. Ordered a brake today, should be able to get to the range next Saturday. I decided to go with the APA, Little Bastard Gen II. No doubt about the gun, just hope to settle the barrel down.

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#6211440 - 03/06/16 07:12 AM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
onlysmith&wesson Offline
Woodsman

Registered: 07/10/14
Posts: 215
Loc: Lewisville/ Foard County
Problem solved, only issue I have is trying to figure out why my target photo keeps rotating 90¨¨°





Edited by onlysmith&wesson (03/06/16 07:18 AM)

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#6211484 - 03/06/16 08:00 AM Re: Tikka CTR .308 [Re: onlysmith&wesson]
RCINTX Offline
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Registered: 11/04/11
Posts: 194
Loc: Lubbock, TX
Considering this same brake. What do you think? Does it control muzzle jump enough you can stay on target?

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