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Old 12-13-2010, 02:36 PM
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muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

how much will a muzzle brake reduce felt recoil on a remington 700 ss 5r in300 win mag caliber?
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:09 PM
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Re: muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

I have one on Savage 110 fcp-k. It's factory, and it make the gun feel like a .308.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:31 PM
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Re: muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

I have a kdf brake on my 700 Sendero 7mm rem mag.

It was unpleasant for me and my 14yo to shoot repeatedly beforehand. Now, it's like a 243 or less and very pleasant to shoot 20-40 rounds in an afternoon.

You'll want hearing protection which you should wear regardless.

I have other smaller rifles with brakes (25-06, 240wm) and have never regretted them.
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:44 PM
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Re: muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

dayum!!! kdf chart says it makes a 300 win mag feel like a 243? wow.....
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Old 12-13-2010, 03:55 PM
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Re: muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

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dayum!!! kdf chart says it makes a 300 win mag feel like a 243? wow.....
That's probably about right.

Vais brakes are allegedly slightly more efficient.

If you hunt, you need to take into account that shooting prone with a brake kicks up a lot of dust. ...nothing a shooting mat or cardboard or whatever can't handle if placed under the muzzle.

Some brakes send the gases to the side. But, I don't have experience with those.

Suppressors are really nice if it's legal for your intended purpose and within your budget.
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Old 12-13-2010, 10:03 PM
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Re: muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

I have a VAIS on a 300wm 700 ss w/24in barrel, does reduce felt recoil quite a bit. First rifle that I've ever had one on( it came on rifle). I rarely have it on there but you can really tell the difference. As another poster said brakes kick up dust and other stuf when shooting prone.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:57 AM
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Re: muzzle brakes for 300 win mag

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how much will a muzzle brake reduce felt recoil on a remington 700 ss 5r in300 win mag caliber?
There are various MB designs and sizes with varying claims of effectiveness. End user's preferences (and intended uses, i.e. target or hunting (esp. LR), etc ...) is the key.

"Felt recoil" is all relative, it is different for each person, what is excessive for one user might not be for you and vice versa. Due to the extreme possible variations in firearm design, weight, grip design, ammunition being used (bullet weight, velocity, powder charge), etc ... and of course "people" it will not give you a direct correlation from one firearm to another.

Anyways, now that we've got that out of the way, my Savage 111F in .300WM has the old Holland's QD and my SAKO M995 in .300WM has a custom designed and built by my gunsmith that is similar to the QD except with 4 holes on side instead of 3 ... and both shoots (my felt recoil) comparable to that of a .243.

Good luck and happy safe shooting/hunting.

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