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View Poll Results: Do you have a brake on your 300 Win Mag?
Yes: I like it. 491 40.44%
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Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

 
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:53 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I am all for muzzle brakes! we may not admit it but recoil gets to even the best shooter eventually.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:45 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I used to be anti muzzle brake from bird hunting with an uncle who had one on his winchester 12 guage. When you are standing to the side a muzzle brake, the blast is devastating. But I bought a Weatherby Vanguard in .300 win mag in Jan. It shoots sub 1/2" at 200 yds with Hornady superformance 180 grain Interbond ammo. The recoil is less than my .270 winchester with no brake. I don't think I'll be changing anything on the .300.
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Old 07-09-2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

My first rifle was a browning A-bolt in .300 win mag with a muzzle brake and I flinched more from the noise than any actual kick the rifle had. So I purchased a T/C encore .300 win mag with a 28'' bull barrel then put a millet rifle scope on it, and after only 10 rounds that P.O.S. millet tactical scope broke from the recoil of that gun. Then I purchased a VX3 which I love, but still couldn't bring my groups with in MOA. I just barely put a muzzle brake on my new rifle and must say my grouping has improved immensly. I was consitantly breaking clay pigeons at 900 yards. It was night and day difference for me, and for the noise I just use hearing protection which I should have just done with my old .300
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Old 07-22-2012, 09:47 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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I disagree, go to Physics. the one thing that many are over looking for recoil is "time" getting part of a story really isn't much of a story at all! Pretty much the same thing as putting a cotton ball over a very slow leak on your air compressor or releasing a lot of air all at once in front of a dusting gun. Obviously the cotton ball will not move with the slow leak and fly across the shop when the volume of air is released in a fraction of the time - Kind of like a 350 cubic inch car Engine is always 350 cubic inches no matter what the compression ratio and the obvious charge density for Energy output. Take the time to build your own recoil sleds play with different designs of sleds and see if you disagree with the actual physics behind "FELT "recoil. It is extremely fun when when you start asking "what is actually going on here" - Do not let it fly over the top of your head with popular urban myth but what the heck he said she said!
I'm curious, how does recoil sled design help you understand the physics of FELT recoil?
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Old 08-18-2012, 03:47 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

i put a brake on my 270 win so that i can follow shots. So, what recommended minimum rating of db should we get for ear muffs for those who are shooting a 300 win with brake.
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:48 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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i put a brake on my 270 win so that i can follow shots. So, what recommended minimum rating of db should we get for ear muffs for those who are shooting a 300 win with brake.
I use 29db attenuation earplugs. As far as I can tell the muzzle brake is not that much louder to the shooter. It would be devastating to anyone who is to the side of the shooter. Be aware that hot gasses will shoot out the brake holes. If your brake has holes in the bottom of it you want to be sure that whatever is under your muzzle is not something that will scorch easily.
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:38 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

Suppressors for the win.
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