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Old 09-01-2013, 10:36 PM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

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Thanks for the suggestion Broz. U answered my next question as to what kind someone would recommend. I am seriously considering having my gun reamed for a 7mm-300mag which you know a thing or two about so I value your opinion. I need to check with a smith to see if it is possible to do it without rebarreling though first
It should be a very easy process and a nice little boost for you 7 Rem, without going over bore too far. The 7-300 win's have been serving many shooters well. Your barrel should be a 1 in 9.25 twist if I am not mistaken and would handle a 180 just fine I bet. If not it would do very well with 168's and at a very nice velocity.

Good luck with you mods, I like what you are thinking.

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:40 PM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

For you guys with brakes, do u wear ear protection even when hunting? I generally don't while hunting but always when practicing.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:43 PM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

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It should be a very easy process and a nice little boost for you 7 Rem, without going over bore too far. The 7-300 win's have been serving many shooters well. Your barrel should be a 1 in 9.25 twist if I am not mistaken and would handle a 180 just fine I bet. If not it would do very well with 168's and at a very nice velocity.

Good luck with you mods, I like what you are thinking.

Jeff
Yeah it is a 9.25 I believe. I know a lot of guys are shooting the 180's without much trouble out of the rem mags so the added velocity from the 7/300 would probably help it along a little. Thanks again guys
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:45 PM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

It is probably best for your ears to wear hearing protection all the time with or with out a brake. But to answer your question it depends on the surroundings for me. In wide open spaces not all the time. In timber or next to any object like a truck or rocks, yes.

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Old 09-01-2013, 10:50 PM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

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For you guys with brakes, do u wear ear protection even when hunting? I generally don't while hunting but always when practicing.
After my little experience I will be carrying some earplugs in my pack from now on at a minimum. If I forget them or lose them, well, I'm not going to pass a good shot
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Old 09-02-2013, 12:59 AM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

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the vais on my 7mm sendero is awesome
What diameter Vais did you end up getting? The .875 is too big, and the .812" is too small for a standard Sendero barrel... Or did you cut yours back till it was .875"?
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Old 09-02-2013, 08:50 AM
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Re: Brake on a 7RM????

To add another twist to the question, what about using one of these mercury recoil reducers in conjunction with the brake? I don't see a lot of people talk about them on here but I have read some things about the elsewhere. Is it's benefit kind of mitigated after you put a brake on? Otherwise, for the few bucks and what appears to be pretty simple installation, seems like it would just be one more little add on that would maybe make a little difference?????
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