Re: Need some advice?
I have nothing against muzzle breaks but I dont use
them because of noise.and I normally use heavy barrels with
#5 taper to #8 on my rifles up to 416s & 460s to minimize
Dont get me wrong I'M not any tougher than any one else
I just have more tolerance of recoil than some. but after
20 to 30 rounds of 416 or 460 the fun is gone.
Heavy barrels have many strong points ,more tolerant of
different loads,helps to steady the rifle,dampens better,
doesn't heat up as fast, reduces ft lbs of recoil and
slows recoil velocity .
A 7.5lb 30/378 produces a recoil velocity of 22.5 ft/sec
and 58.9 ft/lbs of recoil energy.
A 12.0lb 30/378 produces a recoil velocity of 14.1 ft/sec
and only 36.8 ft/lbs of recoil energy.
And a 12.0 lb 416 remington produces 16.1 recoil vel and
48.5 ft/lbs of recoil energy. 10 ft/lbs less recoil than a
factory weight 30/378.
muzzle brakes can reduce recoil 30% or 40% and some claim
up to 50%.
If your 300win was a sporter weight you will have no
problems with a 11 or 12lb 30/378 and less with a
7mm or 300 rum.and if your looking at a 28 to 30"
barrel then a #7 taper would be recomened.
I hope this will help
J E CUSTOM