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Unread 09-11-2003, 01:48 AM
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If I go to a 30-338 with a neski action with a Macmillan a5 tacktical stock with a 30" barrel and a 5.5-22X56 nightforce scope will the recoil of the rifle still need a brake?Thank You for all your replys.
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    Unread 09-11-2003, 07:40 AM
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    Re: Brake

    Finris be more specific with your details.
    What .30-.338 are you talking about Win, Lapua?

    What barrel contour are you using?

    What is your estimated weight for the rifle?
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    Re: Brake

    And what is its use? Tactical? Benchrest at long range? Small critters?
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    Re: Brake

    A well-designed brake will significantly reduce felt recoil on both lightweight rifles as well as heavies like you describe. My 18 pound Wolf definitely benefits from the muzzle brake...
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    Unread 09-11-2003, 09:09 AM
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    Re: Brake

    30-338 Lapua IMP. I think that I'm going with Dave Tooley's. The barrel will be an HV taper with fluts.The rifle's purpose would be tactical and long range shooting 1100-1200m. I realy don't want it over say 18pds hopefully under 16 pounds.I will be carring this rifle. I want to also get repeatablity and if it kicks so hard that I can't resight up quick its also a consideration.
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    Unread 09-11-2003, 09:11 AM
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    Re: Brake

    stl-shooter, I realy like the groups your getting with your wolf at 600.I was going to try doing simular.
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    Unread 09-11-2003, 09:36 AM
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    Re: Brake

    Finris, I use muzzle brakes on a few of my rifles. They work but the noise is horrendous. Recently, I have gone to increased weight to reduce recoil.

    For your situation, noise and dust signature are going to be important. If you can stand the recoil, don't bother with the muzzle brake or at least have it removeable.

    For a shot or two, recoil is usually not a problem. Unless you can wear ear muffs, setting that cartridge off with a muzzle brake will definitely lead to hearing loss. Plus the dust signature will not make you too stealthy.

    For prolong bench shooting and quality ear protection, muzzle brake is excellent. For field use, I would not use one.

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