gsr question


May 11, 2013, 11:35 AM
If I removed the flash suppressor from my gsr will it have more or less recoil and will it be louder or quieter?

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May 11, 2013, 12:29 PM
I can't tell a difference in recoil or loudness. It still pounds your shoulder pretty well either way. Maybe loudness would be different for someone standing beside you, but I've haven't gotten any feedback about that.

May 11, 2013, 01:38 PM
You probably won't notice any difference. I installed a Yankee Hill 7.62 muzzle brake on my GSR and never looked back. The muzzle blast is harsh but the reduction in recoil is worth it!
If you're looking for more flash suppression there are tons of options out there, I prefer the Smith Enterprises Vortex.

May 11, 2013, 01:40 PM
What is gsr.

May 11, 2013, 01:54 PM
What is gsr.

Ruger Gunsite Scout Rifle

May 11, 2013, 01:55 PM
The flash suppressor is just that, a flash suppressor, not a muzzle brake. Muzzle blast will be the same with it on or off, recoil will be the same with it on or off. The only difference is you *should* have less noticeable muzzle flash with it on. If you want less recoil, go with a muzzle brake. However, those also tend to increase flash, and increase muzzle blast directed back towards the shooter (but it usually is not too amplified to the shooter, just those who are next to you).

May 12, 2013, 08:57 AM

I'm finding it amusing that some are complaining about 308 recoil as most would find 308 recoil to be pretty mild.

May 12, 2013, 09:22 AM
felt recoil is subjective and varies person to person and gun to gun. A semiautomatic 308 fired while standing by a big fat guy is a whole different animal than a lightweight bolt gun fired off a bench by a small guy with no padding, and then some folks are just more sensitive than others.

It's like walking down a dark alley at night. Some people it bothers a lot more than others, and I don't think you're right about marginalizing somebody for feeling uncomfortable with it and wanting a flashlight or baseball bat.

May 13, 2013, 12:13 PM
It will not change the recoil.The noise,it will eliminate the "ping" that the GSR flash suppressor is noted for.

May 13, 2013, 07:00 PM
i swapped the original for an armalite a2 flash suppressor. i didn't like the tuning fork sound when closing the bolt, or the looks of the original. plus when shooting from prone, the original was open all the way around, so dust and debris from the blast was an issue. i find the recoil from my gsr more than manageable. it isn't exactly a "lightweight" bolt gun, and this is why i never complain about the weight. recoil is fine, and the compactness and balance of the gun make it carry and handle as if it were much lighter than it is.

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