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Old 11-03-2013, 08:23 PM
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Re: Muzzle Breaks, Whats Your Take

I love um. Have one on my 15 lb 6.5x47 lapua. Wouldn't have it any other way. I wear hearing protection no matter what so I don't really notice any more noise
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:55 PM
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Re: Muzzle Breaks, Whats Your Take

The real advantage to muzzle brakes is they reduce the likelihood of you developing a flinch from your rifle. When sighting a rifle in or practicing, you are wearing hearing protection anyway, so you might as well take advantage of less recoil and better form and trigger pull. When you go to shoot a deer or elk, take the brake off. You won't notice the extra recoil due to the adrenaline in your system, you won't flinch because you haven't been conditioned to, and you won't lose any more hearing since the muzzle brake isn't installed. I would not choose a ported barrel though for the above reason.
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Old 12-07-2013, 06:55 PM
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My opinion, might smell to some

Muzzle brakes - they SUCK

Too loud and will harm your hearing (and anyone else's close) unless you are wearing hearing protection which I don't like to wear in the field

Blast back will throw dirt and dust back in your face when shooting prone or paper off your bench

Blast will take the paint off your hood or bench (not that I have ever done that but have heard of it)

They collect crap and are hard to clean

FUGLY


My solutions have been to get 26" barrels in all calibers that recoil is not a problems up to 300 win mag. Those I can shoot in the field and not even get any ringing in my ears, don't even remember hearing the shot. Now 24" is OK but at 22" the muzzle blast starts and that is as bad as a muzzle brake. A 20" barrel can be deafening. A 20" or 22" barrel with a muzzle brake will clear several benches on either side of you at the range.

In calibers where I find recoil to be less tolerable I have used other solutions. In my 338RUM I had an integral port put on a 26" #5 contour barrel


Your "integral port" is a muzzle brake.
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:04 PM
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Re: Muzzle Breaks, Whats Your Take

Do they work? Yes
Are they obnoxious? YES!!!
Are they cool?
Are they worth the $$? Depends?
Shoot someones rifle before you have one installed.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:23 PM
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Forget about the muzzle break buy a suppressor. They do everything a muzzle break does. Which is reduce muzzle jump and recoil. They also eliminate muzzle blast and noise.
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Old 12-07-2013, 09:31 PM
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Forget about the muzzle break buy a suppressor. They do everything a muzzle break does. Which is reduce muzzle jump and recoil. They also eliminate muzzle blast and noise.
They do everything except hunt big game in MT, gotta get that changed
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Old 12-08-2013, 05:06 AM
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Re: Muzzle Breaks, Whats Your Take

I have one on 300 Win Mag. It is very loud! My 13 year old daughter can shoot it without issue. Mine is also removable.



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