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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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Unread 08-28-2013, 08:05 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I have noticed my rifle kicks less when I drink a quart of booze before shooting. Ross
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    Unread 08-28-2013, 08:23 AM
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    Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

    Shot a 300 WINMAG for the first time this last weekend.......shot a box of 180 grain Fusion.....I'm a smaller guy, 5'5" 148.......recoil on the bench wasn't that bad, less Han I thought.....from that, a brake doesn't seem necessary......the green bruise on my shoulder the next day told me a brake might be a nice thing to have.
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    Unread 08-28-2013, 09:47 AM
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    Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

    Using a 300WM or other powerful calibres of that kind frequently demands a good and well-functioning brake, especially when the shooter often uses prone position. Otherwise, the shooter may start flinching or “maltreating” the trigger. Enjoy your shooting, but pain doesn’t belong there and is for masochists.
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    Unread 08-30-2013, 02:43 PM
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    Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

    I put a vias brake on my 300 last year and love it!!!! With the vias the recoil is much lower and so is the noise. had a shark type break put on my wifes 7mm and the noise is almost unbearable. But it took more recoil out of it. Should have spent the extra $100 and went with the Vias.
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    Unread 08-30-2013, 03:50 PM
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    Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

    The Vais is a great brake, no doubt about it. I have six or seven of them. My Benchmark reduces recoil more but is much louder, especially for the guys next to you on the range. For the combination recoil reduction and acceptable increase in noise, the Vais is hard to beat, but then there are a bunch of brakes out there I have not tried or even heard of. Actually, the brake that came on my Weatherby 30-378 is a good brake.
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    Unread 08-30-2013, 04:18 PM
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    Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

    Vias type brakes are definitely nice until you get down on the ground. Then they become completely useless due to the fact they blow everything on the ground all over you, that is where side discharge shines.
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    Unread 08-31-2013, 10:30 AM
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    Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

    Agreed. But I have never fired a shot from the prone position in my life, and probably never will. The fastest way to make yourself into a stable shooting platform is to sit.
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