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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 02-09-2012, 09:25 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

The truth is that a brake and hearing protection are used during practice. One reduces the felt recoil and the other protects your ears. Out in the woods the muffs are gone and the brake is optional. A suppresor could be subbed for the brake.
In the West I have never had a shot much over 100 yards so don't feel left out. I'm just looking for a decent brake for a .338 Federal in an AR 10 not a .300 Win Mag.
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Old 02-11-2012, 01:59 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

by all means put the brake on !!!!! you will be suprised !!
most come with a replacement tip to protect the threads if you want to remove it for hunting ???
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:48 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I put a good recoil pad instead. Limbsaver for instance.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:19 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

He didn't ask about hearing protection. He just wants to know if he would benefit from a brake. I'm new to this but, my 300 win mag doesn't have a brake and my buddy's 7 mag does. In my opinion I would put one on. It makes a big difference in how enjoyable it is to shoot a bigger cartridge rifle. In my own inexperienced opinion.
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Old 02-18-2012, 09:17 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I have shot rifles with and without brakes up to .50 BMG; and the difference is amazing. Yes it is louder and yes it can cause hearing damage, but you will shoot more and get more out of practice.

Seeing the bullet strike also aids in follow-on shots in the field.

Darrell Holland is building a new .300 WM for me and it will have a muzzle brake, the first I will own.
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Old 02-18-2012, 05:50 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

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Originally Posted by brentc View Post
Put a brake on it, wear ear protection, and enjoy shooting your rifle. Brakes are very effective at making a rifle more comfortable to shoot and it helps to spot hits at long range. If you can live with the extra noise, by all means brake it.
I agree.
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Old 02-19-2012, 11:52 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake on a 300 Win Mag?

I have a savage in 300 wm and the first stop for this rifle was to defensive edge to have shaun put one of his breaks on. I tell you what, he did it right when he developed his break. Its very loud and the ground shakes when you touch it off, but i have shot AR's with more felt recoil, and I can spot my own shots from 400 and beyond.
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