Originally Posted by strombeckj
I would stop shooting PD's altogether if I could not see my hits. Maybe when you re-barrel you should go with a .20PPC, 20BR or 20x47. less of a need for a break (although I still would) and just a deadly as any large cased .224. I don't break my larger rifles but I will break my smaller calibers all day long just so I can see the PD's do a flip in my scope when it's on 24x. I would move away from your current break and double up on the hearing protection. I would also consider buying some snap caps and working on trigger pull an anticipation. A break on a 22-250 should be no louder then a 30-06 with out one. I don't know anything about the blast back you are getting, but I can tell you I have never experienced it with any of my rifles that wear a break.
I bought this rifle used, I didn't request a build with a brake, but it came with one.
I cant shoot this braked 22-250 without hearing protection, but I can shoot an unbraked 25-06 without it. So it is loud for sure.
Normally, I have to end up using max of about 16X or 18X on PD's because of mirage. But the scope I have on this gun is 25X. After I get some more ammo loaded, I intend on trying it without the brake. This gun may be heavy enough that I can still see my own shots without the brake.?
What kind of brakes are you using?