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Brake on 300 RUM???

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Unread 11-20-2005, 12:57 PM
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Re: Brake on 300 RUM???

My 300rum doesn't bother me shooting off the rest but wanted to do some in the prone positon so I had a brake installed by man that designed his own and now I would let a kid shoot the gun theirs no kick at all.
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Unread 11-20-2005, 04:42 PM
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Re: Brake on 300 RUM???

Brake it or you won't shoot it very often!!! I can see the impact with my 300 RUM once I get out to 500 yds or so. Of course in weghs in @ 17.5 lbs.
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Unread 11-20-2005, 05:08 PM
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Re: Brake on 300 RUM???

I have a 300 rum sendero, don't know the weight just offhand but it is pretty heavy. It's not too bad to shoot every now and then standing or sitting, but I would not want to shoot it prone. I have mainly shot mine from the bench with a heavy rest. If I decide to use it for hunting I will definatly install a brake. I reccomend the Holland QD brake. I have one on my 338 Kahn and it is the best brake I have used. It has large side vents and no holes in the bottom so dirt and debris kick up are minimal.

Once a gun hurts you a time or two I don't think your subconsious ever forgets. People can say they are impervious to heavy recoil and it does not effect thier accuracy. Maybe some are...........but as for me, I would rather wear earplugs than get scoped [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-20-2005, 06:27 PM
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Re: Brake on 300 RUM???

I would STRONGLY SUGGEST that ANYONE contemplating shooting prone to be aware that the eye relief of your scope needs to be changed from the position of shooting off of a bench! Some folks "crowd the stock" aka crawl forward and your noggin and your eyebrow are going to be closer to the eyepiece!! Seen many a "dummy" come to my range with stitches in their eyebrow!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

Most....don't get snakebit by the same snake twice!! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]
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Unread 11-21-2005, 10:14 AM
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Re: Brake on 300 RUM???

I shoot a 300 RUM in a factory 700 Sendero barrel and a laminated varmit (wide forend)stock. Rifle probably comes in around 12 lbs. Put a Sherwd varmit brake and a limbsaver recoil pad on it. shooting Factory REM 180 gr Scirocos at 3250 fps the recoil feels like a 243 varmit shooting 70 gr loads. Very managable.

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Unread 11-21-2005, 09:22 PM
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Re: Brake on 300 RUM???

I shoot my .300 and .338 RUM from all positions except prone and havn't needed a brake for anyreason thus far. I've leaned to tolerate the recoil and concentrate on my shooting. I also don't use either one for any kind of varmit hunting either. That's reserved for my other rifle a dead accurate 22-250. Wich is used on called in yotes and summertime prairedogs.
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