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Old 11-15-2012, 10:25 PM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

First, welcome to the site!

Second to anyone who says man up and shoot it with no brake I say man up and stop being a wuss about a little noise. You should always have your ear protection in anyway. I've never heard of someone increasing their accuracy by removing their brake but it is a fact that by reducing recoil you will improve your accuracy.

As jeff stated the side ported or baffled style brakes are better (at least in our opinion). There are several offered by sponsors of this site that are all very nice. Holland, Defencive Edge, Muscle Brake... There are a few more as well.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:59 PM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

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First, welcome to the site!

Second to anyone who says man up and shoot it with no brake I say man up and stop being a wuss about a little noise. You should always have your ear protection in anyway. I've never heard of someone increasing their accuracy by removing their brake but it is a fact that by reducing recoil you will improve your accuracy.

As jeff stated the side ported or baffled style brakes are better (at least in our opinion). There are several offered by sponsors of this site that are all very nice. Holland, Defencive Edge, Muscle Brake... There are a few more as well.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:09 AM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

Thanks for the input,
I agree that ear protection should and is always used at the range, seldom in the field. I do not ever remember feeling the recoil or even thinking about it when shooting at a deer or elk. The main reason for asking is for recreational, bench, practice shooting. Just to make it a bit more enjoyable when there isnt a critter in the scope.

I will look into some of the suggested brakes and has anyome ever used or seen those "Blackhawk Recoil Reducing " rifle stocks that look tactical?
Do the work at all?

Thanks again for the input, hopefully get some shooting time this weekend.
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:59 PM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

The hearing protection will be required even in the field if it still has the brake on it when your hunting. The game ear enhances regular noise but cancels out dangerous noise and they really work great. For me and my crew it makes more cents than putting the brake on and off...................... I tried the blackhawk stock for my wife before trying an expensive radial brake which was loud and lousy for recoil reduction and then finely finding satisfaction $500 later with a Ross Shuler's $40-50 baffle brake. The blackhawk stock was intolerable to us as it allows the scoped action to jump back at you under recoil and close the eye relief gap. We found this so distracting that we quickly abandoned the concept and sold the stock. Your milage may vary but I really can't recommend it for a scoped rifle.
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Old 11-16-2012, 07:53 PM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

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The hearing protection will be required even in the field if it still has the brake on it when your hunting. The game ear enhances regular noise but cancels out dangerous noise and they really work great. For me and my crew it makes more cents than putting the brake on and off...................... I tried the blackhawk stock for my wife before trying an expensive radial brake which was loud and lousy for recoil reduction and then finely finding satisfaction $500 later with a Ross Shuler's $40-50 baffle brake. The blackhawk stock was intolerable to us as it allows the scoped action to jump back at you under recoil and close the eye relief gap. We found this so distracting that we quickly abandoned the concept and sold the stock. Your milage may vary but I really can't recommend it for a scoped rifle.
Yes I agree that with or with out a brake hearing protection should always be used. I seldom use it when hunting (even when i know I should) but definetly would with a rifle with a brake on it, and am finding myself using some form of protection in the field as the years go by.
As to the Blackhawk stock, that was one concern I had about the scope so i believe I will scrape that idea and look more into the brakes.
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:38 AM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

I put one on my Rem 700 300 WM, My 14 year old son and 12 year old daughter can shoot it it with out issue. I put a removable brake on it and very rarely shoot it without it.
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:20 PM
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Re: 300 win mag muzzle break

Another alternative, if you want to stay away from a break, would be a comp stock. Love mine on 300 WM, reduces recoil dramatically. Less recoil than .308.
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