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View Poll Results: Do you have a brake on your 300 Win Mag?
Yes: I like it. 491 40.44%
No: I am not a wimp. 183 15.07%
No: But I am seriously thinking of one. 540 44.48%
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Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

 
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Old 11-25-2011, 07:57 PM
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Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

After a few to many shots yesterday and a few to many years of shooting I am seriously considering a brake.
What say ye?
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Old 11-25-2011, 08:10 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

Put a brake on it, wear ear protection, and enjoy shooting your rifle. Brakes are very effective at making a rifle more comfortable to shoot and it helps to spot hits at long range. If you can live with the extra noise, by all means brake it.
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Old 11-25-2011, 10:21 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I don't like brakes myself because they will cause permanent hearing loss unless you have good double ear protection, you will piss off everyone at the range, any PH, guide, and your hunting buddies.

Use a Led-Sled with 100 lb. of lead at the range or wherever you target practice and work up loads. You won't really notice the recoil shooting a shot or two at game. This also allows one to develop a good shooting technique without flenching.

Week before last I shot 3 rounds of skeet (target loads). Shoulder was sore and purple. Last week I shot 50 rounds of 243, shoulder was sore. Same story with 308. When I shoot the 7mm mag at the range, forget about it! I use the Led-Sled for that and up.

Everybody is happy.
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Old 11-25-2011, 11:14 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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After a few to many shots yesterday and a few to many years of shooting I am seriously considering a brake.
What say ye?
Forget the poll you've already answered your own question.

Irrespective of anyone else's opinion it's your shoulder.

I shoot from the prone a lot and thus I put a side discharge brake on everything.
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:36 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

LIKE MY VIAS BRAKE ! PUT ONE ON THEY WORK GREAT!
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Old 11-26-2011, 10:10 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I do not like brakes. But yous them on my 7mmstw 300 ultra and 338ax. I like to see my shots through my scopes so us brakes.
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Old 11-27-2011, 06:30 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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Use a Led-Sled with 100 lb. of lead at the range or wherever you target practice and work up loads. You won't really notice the recoil shooting a shot or two at game. This also allows one to develop a good shooting technique without flenching.
I respectfully disagree. This is bad juju, don't do it. 100 pounds of counterweight is way too much, you want to reduce the recoil to a manageable level not eliminate it. I shoot my .300WM and .338Wm during load development and on most instances, I can get by with 10-15 pound weights ... sometimes no weights. The bottom-line, something has to give ... the weakest point (i.e., stock, etc).

As far as developing good shooting technique, I find it difficult since I cannot get a good consistent check weld and LOP. After I am satisfied with my load, I switch to the bags.

Just my thoughts for your consideration. Happy safe shooting/hunting.
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