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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%
Voters: 1214. This poll is closed


Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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Unread 02-21-2013, 11:51 AM
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 53
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I love the brake on my 300win target rifle. But the brake on my 300win hunting rifle gave me 4 months of Tinitus after I dropped a whitetail with it some years back. The brake on that has since been removed.
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Unread 03-03-2013, 06:33 PM
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Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 18
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I had a muzzle brake on my first .300 WM, a Savage 110 with factory porting, I bought in '95. When shooting at a range one day, I noticed everyone else had stopped shooting, and they were all looking at me wondering what sort of cannon I was firing. The blast from that thing would blow light weight objects off neighboring shooting tables. I had bought that gun new because it was a great price, and I'd always wanted a .300 WM, not because of the porting. I used to have to wear ear plugs and muffs together to get full relief from the noise of that thing. I realized if I ever shot it even once in a hunting situation, without ear protection, it would probably do ear damage, if only for a day or two (which probably means long-term cumulative ear damage too). I was so relieved a couple of years later when I found a gun shop that gave me an even swap for a new Savage 111 with no porting/break. I'd much rather have the recoil of a .458 Lott than those loud blasts! My 111 .300 prints clover leaves with cheap, Federal Power Shok 180 gr. loads. I'll never get another gun with a brake/porting.

I grew up shooting 12 gauge slugs for deer from the time I was 12, from an 870 with no recoil pad. I had thought that kind of recoil was just the way guns were. I remember the first time shooting a friend's .30-'06 when I was a teen. He said, "Watch out. It kicks real hard." I just laughed with much relief after I shot it.
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Unread 03-04-2013, 11:00 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Alabama
Posts: 39
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

This made my AICS 300wm kick like a kitten fart

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Unread 03-07-2013, 02:07 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 21
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I have a Magna-Brake on my 7mm Ultra Mag and I love it. It really tames the recoil and lets you settle in and shoot it more accurately.
"No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government"

-- Thomas Jefferson, 1 Thomas Jefferson Papers, 334
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Unread 03-07-2013, 02:48 PM
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Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Northeast
Posts: 3,667
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I just put a brake from Elk Meadow Performance on my pre threaded Milspec Rem 700. Steve supplied it turned to the diameter of my barrel with peel washers to index it. Quick, easy, and it now has the recoil of my 308.

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Unread 03-16-2013, 10:37 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 5
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

No need for brake I shoot 220 gr smk at 2800 out of a sendaro. The recoil is not bad at all and I only weigh 140 wet. My 300 yd groops average .735
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Unread 03-17-2013, 08:26 AM
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Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 384
Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I agree, no "need" for one. Shot mine for years without one it weighs 8 lbs. all up. Shot great groups as well. Just had a Holland Brake put on this week and it's a lot more fun to shoot now. Won't say it made my groups better because it didn't. But, I can easily spot my hits now and just enjoy shooting it more now.
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