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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 04-07-2013, 10:08 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:43 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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I've been been shooting my Rem 700 5R now for about 200 rounds with an Elk Meadow Performance Titanium brake. I believe this is shown earlier in this thread. I'll have to say it's a great design. No POI change with or without, same accuracy, and most interestingly, I can see feel very little difference in blast with or without the brake out of the 24" barrel. Maybe im just getting conditioned but I have not exerienced this with my other braked rifles. I had been shooting this rifle without the brake and it's now nice to be able to see impacts. The only difference I have seen is that there could be an effect in sound signature as I have to move my Superchrono Accoustic Chronograph a few yards further out to get good readings. No effect on my Ohler 35 though.
No quality brake should be noticeable to the shooter IMO, I think a lot of people have been turned of by brakes that slam the shooter with concussion, I know I was for many years. I'm going to build an ultra lite rifle and it'll have one of pratts brakes on it for sure!!
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Old 04-08-2013, 01:40 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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No quality brake should be noticeable to the shooter IMO, I think a lot of people have been turned of by brakes that slam the shooter with concussion, I know I was for many years. I'm going to build an ultra lite rifle and it'll have one of pratts brakes on it for sure!!
Well that's not entirely true. Many of the better recoil reducing breaks actually direct the blast and gasses back towards the shooter so they can be pretty nasty on same without proper hearing protection. By directing the discharge in such a manner they are taking advantage of reversing to some degree the "rocket motor effect" which is hard on the ears but really nice on the shoulder.

The Snowy Mountain Rifles break I recommend gets a great balance though in not being nasty on the shooter while still being quite an effective brake at both recoil and muzzle flip reduction.
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Old 07-19-2013, 07:42 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

If you have a 9lb rifle just for hunting and light off less than 10 rounds per year, then maybe not.
If you have a 12 lb rifle just for hunting and light off 20-100 rds per year, then maybe.
If you shoot more than 100rds and like to do target shooting also, then definitely yes, so you can spot hits and follow your vapor trail.

Needing a brake does not make you any less of a 'man', it just makes you a wiser one. Just because I can drive my car with my feet doesn't mean it's meant to be done. Using my hands makes things easier and much more enjoyable.

That being said, keep in mind etiquette if you are on a hunt with a group or others w/ or w/o hearing protection. Lighting off a big magnum with a brake can do serious hearing damage to anyone next to you (less than you being behind the rifle). Some hunting camps don't even allow them, so if you plan to hunt with one, make sure you can turn it on/off or it is removable for hunts.
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Old 07-30-2013, 10:21 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I've had a brake on mine for a few months now. I can't say that I shoot it better, but I can shoot better longer if that makes sense. It's easier to spot my hits (and misses) now. I could shoot it about 10 rounds before it started bothering me before. I'm a whopping 5'4" and 160lbs. Now I can shoot it as much as I want. Before the brake I only shot 180 grain bullets. Now after the brake I'm shooting the 215 Bergers so it's not a direct comparison. I wish I would have put one on sooner.
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Old 07-31-2013, 06:48 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

My shoulder and I are BIG fans of muzzle brakes!!!
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Old 08-07-2013, 02:05 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag? BOSS

My Browning A-Bolt has the BOSS system and I have both the solid BOSS and the muzzle brake BOSS. Now I only shoot it with the muzzle brake.

That micrometer BOSS system adjusts to tune the barrel harmonics for accuracy so the bullets always leave the muzzle at the same point in its movement. Love it B/C I can get (most) factory loads to shoot as well as tuned handoads.
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