Do I want a suppressor on my 338 AXMC?

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That is the question. I love this gun, I reload for it and shoot it a lot... That being said, one of the reasons I shoot it a lot is it is also very low recoil for what it is. Will adding a suppressor boost the recoil up by any significance? Also, what brand would you go with and why? I currently have gemtechs and one knights cans.
 

derek1ee

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I think I will get the TBAC 338 SR whenever it's available at Silencershop, but would like to hear what others say.
 

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Love suppressing my 20" 338LM
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    I'll be the renegade and say no, much softer shooting with a brake.
     

    NateVA

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    TBAC 338 Ultra would be my choice and I only shoot suppressed now. I have the whole TBAC lineup of cans now and have no regrets.
     
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    Safety_3rd

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    My dealer gets my 338 SR Monday. I currently shoot my lapua with a fat bastard and besides the muzzle blast its not bad. And I shoot a pretty light 338 (Manners elite, proof barrel, etc.) Ill let you know my "seat of the pants" reaction next week when I can shoot it back to back. If there is anyway you can think I could measure recoil more accurately I'd be curious for a more quantifiable comparison.
     

    BurnOut

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    Yes, you want a suppressor. TOMB-style brake/mount muzzle devices usually aren't as effective as dedicated muzzle brakes in terms of recoil reduction, but they're certainly not bad in that regard (you'll get probably 80% of the recoil reduction with a good brake/mount vs. the best brake on the market), plus you get the option to quiet things down quite a bit.