What the heck is one of these things? Looking for a 7mm mag, and seeing a few good deals but they have compensators on them. No idea what they do. Can anyone enlighten me? I've decided I need a 7 mag. :shock:
Look at the little picture at the top of this page. See the barrel ens with the holes? That's basically what a Compensator is. It's supposed to reduce recoil so you shoot better. They don't tell ya that you'll probably start to flinch every time you pull the trigger though. The noise is amplified by these things. It'll make any shooters around ya at the range avoid ya like the plague also. Do they work? Yeah. Are they worth having on your rifle? Not in MY opinion! Of course opinions are like noses,everybodies got a different one.
Txvashooter I used to own a 7mm mag in Rem 700 BDL,I could handle the recoil,I'm only 5 feet 6 1/2 inches tall and am very stocky,230 lbs as of now.The recoil is not that bad,worse yet is owning a gun you can't shoot without losing your hearing and other shooters act like you have leprosy and get as far as they can to keep their hearing.I have heard quite brakes,and forget it.I'm trying to come up with a little money to have my ruger rebarrelled due to the compensator.Drop-Shot
Guys, i made a bid on the gun and won it. it's got the compensator. my next plan is to get it shot in on private land, and see just how loud it is (there will be hearing protection worn. All i need is one shot to fiugre out if i want to take it and get it taken off. the gun was such a steal i'd not mind spending a lil to make it mornal again.
I have no idea if you can cut then off and re crown, or if that'd mess up the rifling and rate of twist.
THe good news is i hunt generally alone, if i can keep my hearing covered up with strong medicine, then I'm good. But I am wary...
Txvashooter I was told by John Baker from Great West Gunsmithing that I can hack saw off the threaded part and use a fine cut(new)file and flaten it.You can buy a flat crowning tool from Brownells for 68.00 I think it was,then use a barrell exit crowning tool from Brownells(cheap,7.00)and use with a drill and lapp the exit point with a good lapping compound.I used it on a friends rifle and it shoots alot better,just cleaning the exit lands and grooves of dings and wear.Drop-Shot