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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 01-13-2012, 11:24 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

My installation of a muzzle break was valued. I installed a JP Large-Profile Compensator on my .308 and .300 wm remi 700's. It just makes shooting and hunting that much more enjoyable. Follow up shots and spotting shots are made easy with the installation of the break. I enjoy the JP because it does not disperse shock downward but only out to the sides and up....the .308 kicks south of my .243 and .300wm just north of the .243.

On a side note...
I have read that several of you don't wear hearing protection while hunting, whether hunting with a break on a gun or not,, you should really reconsider that practice...that ringing is permanent hearing loss. I'm not trying to ruffle feathers, (or sabotage the thread), however your hearing, just like your eyes aren't disposable. There are countless of products out there that are electronic earmuffs or buds...heck I just wear one foam earplug then put the other in right before I shoot ANY of my guns. Think about it.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:38 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I think what some of you guys dont realize is that SOME of us arent 1000 yard shooters. Some of us only have about 2 seconds to take the shot. I have never shot a deer PAST 200 yards here in Virginia and most of the time when I shoot the deer has already seen me by the time I am ready to shoot. I hunt from a tree stand sometimes where I am allowed to move a bit more, but I count on my sense of hearing more than my sense of sight when it comes to locating a deer. Sometimes when I hunt dense cedars I cant even see the deer coming, but I can hear the thing trampling or skipping through the woods. I do have electronic muffs I use when Im just shooting for fun, but I really dont like them for hunting because the Microphones on the headsets project TOOO much sound. Every bird and squirel sound like a bear rolling down the hills. The point I am making is that some of us dont have the luxury of hunting from our vehicles or hunting through a spotting scope from 800-1000 yards away. I hunt like everyone else around here, we get up at 4am, be in the woods an hour before sunrise, sit extremely still whether that be in a blind, stand, or simply on the ground against a hay bail, sit and be patient, LISTEN and watch, and wait some more! hahaha

But I am extremely jealous on the way some of you get to hunt out west. One day I may get the chance to come out that way and pop an elk. We dont have many of those.. (maybe 1 or 2 a year is reported around here). I just started a thread recently about buying the right muzzle brake but i have come to realize maybe I dont need one. My .300 is a hunting rifle and not a target gun. I figure ill sight that thing in once a year, shoot it (hopefully enough to fill my tags) and put her away till next season. I just dont think hunting with ear protection is a good idea for hunters like me. I TOTALLY AGREE with hearing protection when casually shooting or LONG range shooting, but for the average hunter, I would say away from hearing protection. Didnt mean to Hi-jack or cause problems. Its just my beliefs.
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Old 01-14-2012, 11:05 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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Originally Posted by doug san antonio View Post
My installation of a muzzle break was valued. I installed a JP Large-Profile Compensator on my .308 and .300 wm remi 700's. It just makes shooting and hunting that much more enjoyable. Follow up shots and spotting shots are made easy with the installation of the break. I enjoy the JP because it does not disperse shock downward but only out to the sides and up....the .308 kicks south of my .243 and .300wm just north of the .243.

On a side note...
I have read that several of you don't wear hearing protection while hunting, whether hunting with a break on a gun or not,, you should really reconsider that practice...that ringing is permanent hearing loss. I'm not trying to ruffle feathers, (or sabotage the thread), however your hearing, just like your eyes aren't disposable. There are countless of products out there that are electronic earmuffs or buds...heck I just wear one foam earplug then put the other in right before I shoot ANY of my guns. Think about it.
I hear ya but just barely. Lol. I am going to have a pair of ear plugs around my neck while hunting from now on. Unfortunately it took me until 37 to decide to do this. I will shoot without if it is time sensitive but 99%I of the the time I should have time to put in ear plugs.
I have also learned that not all breaks are equal. I have a ported tikka that is extremely loud without dual ear protection. My newest rifle has a break with a lot smaller holes and is not near as loud.
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Old 02-03-2012, 09:02 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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I think what some of you guys dont realize is that SOME of us arent 1000 yard shooters. Some of us only have about 2 seconds to take the shot. I have never shot a deer PAST 200 yards here in Virginia and most of the time when I shoot the deer has already seen me by the time I am ready to shoot. I hunt from a tree stand sometimes where I am allowed to move a bit more, but I count on my sense of hearing more than my sense of sight when it comes to locating a deer. Sometimes when I hunt dense cedars I cant even see the deer coming, but I can hear the thing trampling or skipping through the woods. I do have electronic muffs I use when Im just shooting for fun, but I really dont like them for hunting because the Microphones on the headsets project TOOO much sound. Every bird and squirel sound like a bear rolling down the hills. The point I am making is that some of us dont have the luxury of hunting from our vehicles or hunting through a spotting scope from 800-1000 yards away. I hunt like everyone else around here, we get up at 4am, be in the woods an hour before sunrise, sit extremely still whether that be in a blind, stand, or simply on the ground against a hay bail, sit and be patient, LISTEN and watch, and wait some more! hahaha

But I am extremely jealous on the way some of you get to hunt out west. One day I may get the chance to come out that way and pop an elk. We dont have many of those.. (maybe 1 or 2 a year is reported around here). I just started a thread recently about buying the right muzzle brake but i have come to realize maybe I dont need one. My .300 is a hunting rifle and not a target gun. I figure ill sight that thing in once a year, shoot it (hopefully enough to fill my tags) and put her away till next season. I just dont think hunting with ear protection is a good idea for hunters like me. I TOTALLY AGREE with hearing protection when casually shooting or LONG range shooting, but for the average hunter, I would say away from hearing protection. Didnt mean to Hi-jack or cause problems. Its just my beliefs.
I could not agree with you more. I hunt in South Ga. and if you've never hunted in the Southeast then you will never understand how dense the woods are. I killed two bucks this year, the first in Ga at 360yds down a shooting lane about two tractors wide, If I had not picked up my rifle got on him and shot as fast as I could have, he would've got away. No doubt. There was no time to put hearing protection on even if I was wearing them on my head. The second buck I killed was in Pratt,KS. Shot him at 570, longest shot I've ever made and had all the time in the world. I wore hearing protection... it's different worlds for sure.

Most people just don't get it. Even if you wear electronic protection what you don't get is, even though you can hear something coming, you have no clue what direction it's coming from. It takes away your directional hearing and is just not logical in the South East.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:00 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

meaning no disrespect, just food for thought...

I hear some of you stating that one of the primary reasons for not utilizing hearing protection is that the protection limits ability to hear game.
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Old 02-03-2012, 03:50 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

alot of muffs and electronic plugs have hearing protection and enhanced hearing capabilities so that argument against breaks doesn't fly
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Old 02-05-2012, 10:15 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I've been strictly a bowhunter for the past 20+ years.Always had rifles and was a rifle shooting fool in my 20's.I had a ported 270 win that was SOOOOOOO much fun to shoot because it didn't KICK!
When I sold that gun,my interest in rifle shooting declined.Recently I trade a rifle for a 300 win Bansner Sheephunter w/ a break.
W/ hearing protection.I ran 2 rounds of 180 Rem core-loks and was SHOCKED at how comfortable it was to shoot a rifle w/ such power.Infact,this particular rifle has rekindled my interest in rifle shooting again!
W/ this same rifle.A freind of mine 13 year old son,who wouldn't shoot anything larger than a 243 win,shot 16 shots in a row on sandbags!!
MUZZLE-BRAKE A 300 WIN?As a bowhunter.HECK YAH
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