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What Muzzle Brake to Put on 300WM Sendero?

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Unread 03-09-2008, 09:20 PM
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What Muzzle Brake to Put on 300WM Sendero?

Well I have made up my mind and I want to put a muzzle brake on my 300 Winchester Mag Sendero. What is the best brake to put on? I know it is going to be louder but I always wear ear plugs, even when hunting. I am a smaller guy and the less recoil I have to deal with the better, especially when shooting 200 or 210 grain bullets. Will a brake hurt my accuracy off the bench? Thanks.

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Unread 03-09-2008, 09:30 PM
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Vias is the least loud of muzzle brakes. I have another brand on my 270WSM and that thing is loud. Had a Vias on a 300RUM and it made a tremendous difference in felt recoil.
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Unread 03-09-2008, 09:55 PM
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I have used both Vais and Holland brakes. I like the Vias brakes best. They seem to dramatically decrease the recoil better than the others I have used.

If the majority of your shooting will be done off the ground, I would go with a Holland, Defensive Edge or Kirby Allen disigned brake. These types of brakes will help keep the muzzle blast away from you and the rifle.

If your going to be shooting off a bench, I would go with a Vias brake. I shoot off the ground a bunch too, I just put a shooting matt under the barrel to help out with the muzzle blast.

The Vais gets my vote.

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Unread 03-11-2008, 10:14 AM
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I inquired about having a Vais installed on my 300 WM yesterday at our local gunsmith. To make a long story short, he said you can't have it both ways. If you lessen the noise you sacrifice the recoil. He tried to sell me a different product.
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Unread 03-11-2008, 10:41 AM
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Unread 03-11-2008, 10:52 AM
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The only way to reduce recoil and noise is with a silencer. a brake works by redirecting the muzzle blast out to the side of the weapon rather than the front , if you make a brake that still allows the gas to vent out the front in an attempt to reduce noise your going loose effeciency.

The most effective brake are the baffle style that actualy redirect gas to the rear like on some of the big 50 BMG brakes but this again makle them very loud.

any effective brake is going to make the gun seem louder to the shooter and to those to the sides of the gun no if ands or buts about it so if you want a brake plan on wearing hearing protection and since you need it anyway you might as well get the best brake available. The baffle style brakes like the Holland , Defensive edge , the omne that Kirby makes and the V-port brake from straight shot gunsmithing are all very effective. i personaly use the V-port because i think it looks col and it is very effective.
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Unread 03-12-2008, 11:07 PM
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ops Inc.

I use the OPS inc. brake on my 300 win mag.
I have tried three different brakes and this one was designed for the special forces and seems to not be real noisy.
I tried the vais on my 22-250 and you needed ear plugs and muffs to be able to shoot it.
I next tried one of the quite brakes but it didn't help the recoil.
The OPS I can shoot on my 300 without trouble and it really reduced the recoil. It was abusive and the brake made it very shootable. It shoots under 1/2 inch groups at 100 yards so I don't think it affects accuracy.
I have a friend that has a Holland brake and he is not real happy. He said he didn't think it helped the recoil much.
Good luck with you choice there are a lot of them out there and some work better than others.
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