Originally Posted by dustybrown
I think a brake will help the flinch as long as I can shoot with out one in the feild... I hate ear protection while hunting.... Will the POI change with or with out a brake ? Im once again assuming it will....
Yes it will change your POI. Also if your barrel is very finicky it can change your group size as well for better or for worse. Best thing to do is test your loads with AND without your brake. Then practice with the brake and re-zero just before you hunt. If youre longrange hunting, there is ussualy ample time to install ear plugs.
Also if you are overwhelmed with contours and twists dont be. Choose what bullets you would like to shoot and pass that info on here. We can easily help you choose a twist. Contours are a personal preference and while important are not as important as twists.
As far as barrels, IMHO Lilja are cream. Many shooters here like Krieger, Lilja, Rock Creek, Bartlien, Hart and VERY few like Shilen. I also have limited experience with Shilen and what experience I do have isnt very positive.