Originally Posted by trapper ron
You guys are too funny. If the man wants a brake then put one on. But to be saying that guys that use to brakes become an amazing shooter is just a bunch of a bla...bla..bla.. you shoot what works for you.. the one guy that says that he was or is a guide and that if he had a hunter that didn't have a brake one a 300 mag then he was going to hate that hunt is a joke. I've guided for many years in ak. And mi. And just because you have a brake on is going to make you the best shot in the group. Is just a bunch of bla...bla...bla... shoot what works for you and dont pull the trigger unless you are shure where the damn thing is going to hit...
Never said he was going to be an amazing shot. Did say he wasnt going to shoot as well as a guy with a properly sized brake. Or are you saying that recoil handling at the shot has no effect on accuracy? Yea youre right thats why all the benchrest guys shoot 338-378s at 100 yds. Yep itts the new thing coming Im sure. I'll head over to BR central and tell em all about your theory Im sure therell be a run on 378 cases shortly.
A guy with an 8lb 300 ultra with no brake on AVERAGE will shoot MUCH BETTER with a brake. If you would like to dispute that then fine I give up as you evidently live in a universe with differing physics laws from my own. I have had a squatload of guys with flinching problems over the years especially since the UM became an easy to buy round. If all of your guys are crack shots I guess you were one lucky dude. Most of my guys couldnt hit a barn from the inside.
Also you say that a brake wont make you the best shot in a group. Thats not really a valid statement since the brake toter may be a crappy shot anyway and the group might include david tubb and michele gallagher.
A brake will make a guy a better shot/hunter at LR in ALMOST every instance. DISAGREE? If you do then you must be new to all this. A brake may not matter in the deer woods but it does out where we shoot over 80ft regularly. LRH without a braked gun is just silly and unethical(because its less effective...period). If your goal is to increase wounding by all means dont use a brake.
While we are at it in your closing sentence....uhh if you do send that shot that YOU KNOW is gonna hit....how will you KNOW IT DID HIT without a brake?
Naysay all you want and gawd forbid you try anything new. If we all go around trying new stuff then sooner or later we will have systems capable of killing cleanly at 1k....oh I forgot we already do. Oh well I think Im headin back to my self bow n some alder saplings with a chunk o flint on the end.