Gunsmithing Badger FTE Brake installation problem/question

pongnukl

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Hi have recently had a badger FTE installed on my 308, love it. Now I have decided to put one on my 338 which is where my problem begins. It originally had a defensive edge brake on it which I removed today, problem is I only have 1.2" from the flutes to the end of the barrel (about half an inch of that is already threaded with the same thread pitch as the badger) and following the Badger FTE instructions I need at least 1.5" of machinable space.

How can I get away with it?
 

Hateca

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  • Aug 12, 2004
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    Re: Badger FTE Brake installation problem/question

    You would have to turn the barrel down into the flutes for the clamping surface of the brake. That would seem to be the only way if I understand what you are describing.
     

    pongnukl

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    Re: Badger FTE Brake installation problem/question

    That's what I was hoping can be done. Would there be any drama in turning down the fluted section for the clamping surface?