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I just got back from shooting for the first time with my PWS FSC30. It is mounted on my .308 DPMS precision rig. I haven't got to test the one on my XCR yet, but if it works as well as the big brother I will be happy.

The gun felt totally different with the brake on. It took me a while to get used to it and really group. It was pretty sporadic at first and was a little worried. By the end of the day, I had gotten used to it and shot my best group every with the gun, not counting the flier, four into 5/8 inch, with 3 touching.

The gun shot much lower with the brake, even lower than with the phantom flash hider. Recoil was much less but the gun functioned much better. Before, I had to really concentrate on pulling the gun in tight from the prone or it would short stroke. With the brake, the gun is much smoother and never once shot stroked. Before the brake, the gun would drop empty cases beside it and now I get good, strong positive ejection.

From prone off the bipod I can keep the crosshairs centered on the target during and after the shot out to 200 yards. At 250 it jumps to just on the edge of a silhouette.

Standing off hand at 100 and your can easily see hits on steel in the scope.

Side blast was no worse than a bare muzzle AR as I stood at the same spot while my partner shot both.

I didn't shoot or witness it shot at dark but at dusk, there is no visible signature out the front when viewed from the side. There is a glow within the brake but nothing out the sides. There is absolutely no flash visible in the scope. It had slightly more flash than an A2. Keep in mind that these results are for a 16 inch .308 versus a 16 inch .223 with the A2/bare. Ammo was wolf for both.

Overall it looks to deliver as promised. I'll let you know how the .223 compares, hopefully tomorrow.
 

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Thanks for the report...Let us know how you like the .223 one. I was thinking about something different for my 6.8 when i finally cut the barrel.
 

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Here's a photo of the PWS FSC30 that Martens is talking about:



I picked up one of these for my 7.62 x 39 conversion kit when it arrives. Good to hear that it worked as advertised I can't wait to shoot mine!


Here is a photo of the PWS FSC556 which Martens is shooting tomorrow. I too have purchased one of these for by SBR XCR and can't wait for the report from Martens.



Enjoy! I have enlisted as a dealer for PWS and they were very good to deal with. After speaking with the owner of the company the other day it was apparent that he has a very good work ethic and claims to know Alex personally. He was going to drop by here and have a look around, so if you see him please make him welcome.

Thanks,

Roy
 

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I got one for my 6.8 XCR & will give it a test run just as soon as I figure out the peel washer thing ...
 

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I held the peel washer in a pair of needle nose pliers and held a match under it. Then I used a thin knife to carefully peel a small slice off. Try it on the barrel and repeat if you didn't make it think enough.
 

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I'll get mine back next week and am looking forward to it. The gunsmith is cutting the barrel back a bit more and pinning it so it will be just longer than 16 inches. Given how much better my .308 worked with the brake, I'll try it on the suppressor setting and see how things go.
 

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You guys that have them give us a report. Lasty looking little monster. :rockon:
 

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I have one of the older non flasheliminator version on my FAL. Freakin awsome. Muzzle jump is pretty much gone, double taps are easy and the FAL acts like a puppy when shoointg 2750fps 168grain tips. Accuracy has improved and when I add it to a Jard trigger the FAL should be just about perfect.
 

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Enjoy! I have enlisted as a dealer for PWS and they were very good to deal with. After speaking with the owner of the company the other day it was apparent that he has a very good work ethic and claims to know Alex personally. He was going to drop by here and have a look around, so if you see him please make him welcome.

Thanks,

Roy
Roy, I may want one for my 6.8...PM me the details.
 

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I held the peel washer in a pair of needle nose pliers and held a match under it. Then I used a thin knife to carefully peel a small slice off. Try it on the barrel and repeat if you didn't make it think enough.
I tried that, but can't get any thing to peel off. I don't see any layers, it looks like a solid piece of metal.
 

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It sure looks like solid metal, but apparently when you heat it up whatever is holding the layers together softens. I had to use a heavy xacto blade and almost split the washer in half trying to get that first layer off. After that peeling smaller slices was easy.
 

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I just got it back from the gunsmith and here are some pics.







I hope to go try it out today but it is pretty cold and windy.
 

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I just got back from the range and had an absolute blast. The brake lives up to the promises made by Primary Weapons Systems. I made it through half a mag on the suppressor setting before it would not pick up the next round. Moved to setting 1 and it purred along the rest of the session.

I had to zero at 25 versus fifty due to the wind direction, but shot my tightest groups ever, so the brake as no negative affects on group size.

I did a full mag dump at 7 yards as fast as I could pull the trigger and all rounds were in a1 inch wide 2.5 inch tall square.

I moved on to steel silhouettes and from prone, bipod, and 3x magnifier, I got bored pretty quick as it was easy ringing the steel even at 250. I moved to sitting next and it was just as easy albeit a little slower. Standing un supported I was even hitting at 250. I usually struggle past 150 to get consistent hits. I think the off hand results were due more to the change of balance than it was due to the brake although the brake makes it very easy to focus on shooting. My shooting buddy even commented on how much better my XCR felt at the shoulder than his.

As for standing next to it when it goes off, it was different than his A2 FH but not worse. The A2 seemed to have more crack and the FSC had more of a boom.

Overall I am very pleased with it (glad as I am stuck with it since its pinned) and would recommend it to others. The brake with the adjustable gas of the XCR results in a very soft flat shooting gun.
 

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Thanks for the report, I think you just about have me sold on one for my 6.8
 
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