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Old 11-24-2009, 10:50 AM
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Muzzlebrake?

Looking at re-barreling my 300 Rem. ultra mag. to 338 Edge. Want a muzzlebrake but have know experiences with them. Can I shoot with out hearing protection for a quick shot like a elk at 100 yards etc.
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Old 11-24-2009, 10:52 AM
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Re: Muzzlebrake?

I have yet to see a braked gun that was safe to shoot with out protection.....I won't do it....ever!!!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:19 PM
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Re: Muzzlebrake?

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Looking at re-barreling my 300 Rem. ultra mag. to 338 Edge. Want a muzzlebrake but have know experiences with them. Can I shoot with out hearing protection for a quick shot like a elk at 100 yards etc.
Even the noise from a non-braked barrel will permanently hurt your hearing.
I agree with 4x!
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:37 PM
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Re: Muzzlebrake?

I have a 300 rum as well and I've shot it without any hearing protection but now I have a defensive edge break on it and I love it . Kicks like a little .243 and I load the 210 bergers, really at the very most it kicks like a .308 shooting 150 grainers best thing I ever put on my rifle with that said I hunt thick timber as well for our white tails so I just picked up a band-it ear plug it hangs aroung your neck until your ready to use it just pop it in and WAAAAM . I would never shoot this rifle without protection using a muzzle break.

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Old 11-24-2009, 03:18 PM
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Re: Muzzlebrake?

300rum also w/o brake and will not shot it without ear protection. I agree w/previous poster to use pop in ear plugs just before shot however, If I'm going to be doing any repetitive shooting ie-range then I use ear muffs...I want to protect my hearing as much as possible.

Interesting story: July 4th 2008 went to friends place in GA and shot a bunch of different weapons 410 & 12 gauge shotguns, 30-30, 30-06, M1A, 22, 223-AR (left 300rum and ear protection at home) 357, 38, 40S&W and 45...Had all ball except for the 45colt. Nothing bothered my ears until the 45 colt and for whatever reason...it hurt...go figure...any thoughts?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:19 PM
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Re: Muzzlebrake?

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300rum also w/o brake and will not shot it without ear protection. I agree w/previous poster to use pop in ear plugs just before shot however, If I'm going to be doing any repetitive shooting ie-range then I use ear muffs...I want to protect my hearing as much as possible.

Interesting story: July 4th 2008 went to friends place in GA and shot a bunch of different weapons 410 & 12 gauge shotguns, 30-30, 30-06, M1A, 22, 223-AR (left 300rum and ear protection at home) 357, 38, 40S&W and 45...Had all ball except for the 45colt. Nothing bothered my ears until the 45 colt and for whatever reason...it hurt...go figure...any thoughts?
I agree with you I use ear muffs when shooting any rifle for load development or just having fun only when I'm hunting do I use no protection on unbreaked rifles
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:24 PM
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Re: Muzzlebrake?

I have a muzzel brake on my 300 RUM and I have jumped elk and shot them without hearing protection and didnt even notice the sound.... I think it depends on how much your bloods pumping. I have got in lots of arguments about this issue before. If you have time though I would use hearing protection but anytime you dont have time to put plugs in I wouldn't worry about it.
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