Recently, I acquired from Brownells a Mako mechanical recoil-reducing stock for comparison with the hydraulic ITT version. Now I am looking for suggestions on what kind of rifle to make with it. One option would be to apply it to 7.62×39 or even .308 version for maximum recoil reduction. The other is to put it on a 5.45 or .223 to take recoil from minimal to non-existent — but I am not sure just how effective the mechanism would be at at reducing already slight kick. Also, while 5.45×39 is relatively inexpensive, it’s the only cartridge of the four that I do not stock. I am also not up to date on what is available these days in terms of parts and magazines. Suggestions?
I know that AK already has minimal kick, but this way it can be even easier to handle for lightweight shooters over long training courses.