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Old 01-11-2013, 03:59 PM
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Although I can't/won't recommend the VIAS to anyone. The threaded brake is most definitely the way to go. Magna-Porting is ok but I don't believe that style is efficient as the larger screw on styles. Plus you can't take it off to clean your rifle, you end up with bunch of crap to clean out of the brake then... PITA.

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On the subject of brakes and hunting with guides and PH's, the vast majority will not like to see their client with a braked rifle for obvious reasons, unless they specifically cater to LR hunting. In Afirca, most PH's will probably want you to be within 400 yds of your game, unless again, they cater to LR.

Also, if you read that other thread, they prefer light cartridges for non-dangerous game.

If you get a RUM and get it braked, you can always have a cap made so you can screw the brake off and fire without the brake. This will probably change your POI. Shooting an unbraked RUM in a standing postion is not so bad, but on the bench or prone, it will really get your attention.

I have an unbraked Sendero 300 RUM and have abut 500-600 rounds through it. I use a slip-on recoil pad and i can shoot it all day just fine. That said, I'm having another 300 RUM built and having a brake installed because it will be much more pleasant shooting and I can get on target quickly after shots which can be critical in LR.

Personally, I think you are trying to get one gun to do 2 different things met for 2 different guns. Get a LR elk rifle and get an African Plains rifle... you might already have an African Plains rifle.
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Old 01-11-2013, 04:23 PM
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Dragman, we kinda know each other so I have to ask. Why that rude Vias brake? They are the worst brakes I ever crawled behind in my opinion. By the way the 300 win I bought from you was a tac driver well past 1000 yards with 210 Bergers. But I replaced that nasty dirt tossing radial brake.

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I have a few Vias's and a hand full of others on my guns and most of my hunting is mixed spot and stock and long range. the Vias is a little less noisy IMHO than other brakes. I agree there are better brakes out there the Vias is just an easy one to find and depending on the gunsmith or shop he gets to install it it's nice because they come pretty close to finished unlike some others. I have not used a lot of the brakes that others listed. My exsperince is with Harrels, Vias, Browning (Boss) and magnaport. and on my hunting guns I like the Vias.

I am glad she is performing for you. I gotta say that is one of only a couple guns I have sold that I have regrets! If you ever put her back up for sale please give me first crack.

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Old 01-11-2013, 04:54 PM
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That's fine. I was just offering another point of view. I hope the rifle build goes well for you.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:37 PM
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No way I would hunt with any magnum without a B.O.S.S.....makes you a much better shooter.
Till the first time you try shooting it prone in sand or a dry dusty pasture.

Then you'll spend the next five minutes wondering if you hit anything choking on the dust and sand and wondering just where the hell the tornado came from!
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:39 PM
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If you want to go faster and heavier, you should be shooting a .338.
Umm no.

That's just one set of options ignoring everything in between.
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:47 PM
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Ok since I know nothing about brakes and I really don't like the way they look wich one do I get how about the gentry only one I looked up or what about the brakes that are made on the barrel not screwed on
They are all screwed on except for a very few which can be cut directly into an existing barrel on a custom job.

The Gentry is nice for everything but shooting prone. You can order them from Midway or Brownells and have your gunsmith do the final fitting.

I've shot a lot of different style brakes and the one I like best (Including the Gentry on my 300 Rum) is the Snowy Mountain Rifle Company brake.

Not bad on the ears at all and works phenomenally well. Well enough I'm going to have them installed on five of my other rifles this year.

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Heck you can send them your rifle and they'll do you a turn key install for 160.00 and man that ain't bad!
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Peewee,Been lots of good posts.Said you wanted something a bit more.It was brought up 300 Norma, not to be confused w/308 norma. Based off a 416 rigby same as 338 Norma mag. Case capacity h20 in my 338 is 108 grains. This is a substantial cartridge and worth consideration.Do a search on this site for more detailed info.
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