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Muzzle Brake on a 270

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Unread 10-15-2012, 09:02 PM
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Muzzle Brake on a 270

Anybody ever do it? Did it dull it down pretty good? It just crossed my mind the other day and got my wheels turning. Might be a thought to take some recoil out of a good deer rifle from when my kids get older. Just curious if anybody has done it and if it worked well or not. Thanks ahead of time.
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    Unread 10-15-2012, 11:54 PM
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    Re: Muzzle Brake on a 270

    Sure. Why not. I personally am a big fan of breaks. I even have one on my 22-250 sporter rifle. Obviously it's not for recoil reduction but it eliminates muzzle hop and makes spotting your shots very easy even at closer ranges
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    Unread 10-16-2012, 06:26 AM
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    Re: Muzzle Brake on a 270

    I have one on my 270 STW, virtually no recoil
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    Unread 10-16-2012, 06:36 AM
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    Re: Muzzle Brake on a 270

    Most breaks work by using the volume of gas that passes through them. The more gas, the better they work. That's why they're more effective on a STW than, say, a .270 Win. I'd tend to think a break, on a .270 Win., would be just an 'ornament' on the end of the barrel. Start the kids out with a .243 or a 260 Rem.
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    Re: Muzzle Brake on a 270

    I put one on a Weatherby in 280AI and it tamed it down pretty well. Maybe not enough to warrant doing it again on a '06 based cartridge. My friends hate it something fierce. They put a general ban muzzle brakes at our WY antelope camp after I finished that rifle.

    Maybe Shortgrass is right in his thinking, but I would load down or buy reduced recoil ammo first before jumping caliber depending on the physical stature and age of your kids. Little kids would be better of with a 243, 257, 260.
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    Re: Muzzle Brake on a 270

    The design of the stock will have a major bearing on preceived recoil. Drop at the point of comb and at the heel. Length of pull. Weight of the rifle. Whether the stock wears a metal butt plate or a Decelerator Pad. Putting a rifle, designed stock wise for your average 5'10 1/2"-5'11" person, in the hands of a 5'5" child is asking for it. Stocks made for those of smaller stature, as well as for those of larger stature, solve alot of problems. A muzzle break won't 'fix' a poorly fit stock. That is the biggest mistake I see, and at this time of year I see it all to often coming through the door at my shop. I had a customer have me install a break on a 6mmAI. If there was a difference, it was so minor that it was hard to tell.
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    Re: Muzzle Brake on a 270

    A correctly installed brake will make a difference, stock design is huge for perceived recoil but the recoil is still being delivered. You can leave the weight at a usable level for younger and allow them to get practice in and spot hits which will in return make them a better shooter and more confident in their skills.
    I've installed brakes on 270's and 6.5's and you shoot them with and without a brake and there is just no contest, the brake is sweet!!
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