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Unread 10-23-2008, 12:07 AM
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Location: Vancouver, WA
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Re: Muzzle brake

I have used one of the on-off breaks and have not found them to affect accuracy but did find a small point of aim shift.
I have hunted with some big breaks like JP and I try to put plugs in but will shoot if I have to without. Im with Inukshuk in that if you do not have any cover or are not directly next to something it is not that different than without a break.

PS I noticed your name Lamiglas. Im actualy their rod designer;). Were are you from?
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Unread 10-23-2008, 12:34 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake

Yes, theory is you will change point of impact. When I have used this brake on very heavier hitters like the 416 or 378 Weatherby I do most of my bench shooting with the baffle open. Then I close it and sight it in for where I want it. Document where the POI is for each setting and away I go.

Then I realized that I wore muffs anyway regardless and just leave the brake open. For years now I have been a handgun hunter with basicly the same heavy calibers and one must have a good brake and have it operational at all times. Never crossed my mind of what would happen if I shot my 35 newton or 416 handgun without hearing protection.

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Unread 10-23-2008, 03:02 AM
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Re: Muzzle brake

I have shawns DE brake on my 300 ultra. I just made my first LR kill with it a couple weeks ago. 585 yards on a mule deer. I was very calm for the shot (no buck fever) so I thought for sure I was gonna have some ringing in the ears after I shot. But nothing. I heard the shot and felt some recoil but that was it. my spotter who was sitting right next to me didnt even complain. I wouldnt worry about the noise issue. you could make a "thread protector" in place of you break but I figure why risk the change in point of impact. you will probably only shoot once or twice anyways. my money is you wont hear much of the gun. And definately get one of shawns brakes. THEY WORK AWESOME. literally 243 like recoil.

good luck.
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Unread 10-23-2008, 09:22 PM
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Re: Muzzle brake

Thanks alot for your responses. I havent had a chance to talk with shawn yet so i am not sure if it is even an option with him. I was glad to hear that one shot wont blow my ear drum. dont get me wrong, I really do try and wear ear protection every time I shoot, but in the last few years i can think of a couple of times that i had to just shoot. Anyway, I live in Rathdrum Idaho and we do alot of sturgeon fishing from shore, just across the border in washington. At the time i joined i had just gotten back a couple of Lamiglas sturgeon rods so i used the name as a handle. I have 2 13'6" 4m's, 2 13'10" 5f's and one 15' 5f. I love them all!!!
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Unread 10-24-2008, 10:59 AM
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Location: Alberta
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Re: Muzzle brake

I have ear plugs that are on a plastic hoop that I just drape around the back of my neck, when I set up for a shot they only take a second to pop in, and are very effective. wont leave home without them.
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