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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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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 11-27-2011, 10:45 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

One year while hunting by myself, I missed the buck of a lifetime. I could not tell where my shot went because of the rifle kick. I put on a muzzle brake because of this and I'm happy I did!
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:19 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

First thing I did was put a Muzzle Break on my 300. I don't have have to prove my machoness by bruising my shoulder. It is just far more enjoyable to shoot when it doesn't hurt. Muzzle Break + Limbsaver recoil pad = painless magnum. Even pushing 220s. So then the question is, hunting. How do you keep your ears intact, literally, with a muzzle break? Brockman B.E.S.T break. That is what I have and I got it precisely because I wanted the option. Works great. It does have holes on the bottom so it will kick dust. It does tend to foul a little bit but if you keep it clean and oiled, it is great. Brockman only sells it on custom rifles these days (got mine 10+ years ago) but I did find that the E. Arthur Brown company has licensed it and will install it on your rifle or barrel.

Brockman Brake - The muzzle brake that opens and closes its ports to control noise

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Old 11-27-2011, 08:49 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

STEPHEN! Iinstalled a VIAS BRAKE & luv it fits the gun well no nasty dust no nasty noise ! like shootn a 25-06 !
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Old 11-29-2011, 11:52 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

i firmly believe you should wear hearing protection, brake or not. your hearing will be damaged by a rifle shot even without a brake. if you don't like wearing the headphone style, a local audiologist near me makes custom fit earplugs with baffles that shut off at something like 25db, but remain open so you can hear below that. they're $150 bucks. i bet there's one near you as well. we all will spend more than that this year on junk we wind up not even using or liking.

secondly, anything i can do to reduce recoil as easily and cheaply as having a brake installed, i will do.

less recoil = more better.

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Old 11-30-2011, 12:11 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

Muzzle brakes are a must for big caliber rifles. Having less recoil will equal tighter groups. They make a 300WM feel like a 243. Although they are really loud ear plugs are cheap. But if you have one installed after market be careful on who you take it too because they can though off accuracy if installed incorrectly.
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Old 11-30-2011, 04:38 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I believe in muzzle brakes. As far as hurting my ears, I wear double hearing protection no matter what I am shooting when I am at the range. I even wear hearing protection when I hunt. Electronic ear protection will allow me to hear in the field and still protect my ears when I squeeze the trigger. I may look a little weird but I like being able to hear. When I squeeze off a round, my gun doesn't move and I like it that way.
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Old 11-30-2011, 11:03 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

Lots to be said for watching the bullet impact the deer or elk in the scope.

Custom rifle $5000
Nightforce Scope $1800
JP brake installed $200

Whatching that Bull elk fold up in a pile through the scope... Priceless.

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