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Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

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Unread 05-21-2013, 01:27 PM
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Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

Hi Guys,

I know this has been asked on here before, but I am having a hard time figuring out which brake to add to a sporter weight 300 WM running a max load under 225gr BTHP's. To say the least, recoil is substantial. I will be having the muzzle threaded 5/8x24 to facilitate the use of just about any brake on the market, but which is the best at reducing recoil? I don't care what it looks like, how big it is, etc. but I do not want something that is going to blow dust in my face (so no bottom ports). I will remove it for hunting also, so that I have less chance hurting my ears, and do not shoot on public ranges, so those are not really considerations. Recoil reduction is king here.

Any thoughts?

Thanks all and God bless,

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    My 300 win wears a JP tactical compensator, large profile. My 5'2" wife shoots it and so has many women and young hunters. Never a complaint.

    JP - Compensators - Bennie Cooley Signature Series

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    APS Painkiller

    Enough said
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    Re: Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

    Nate Dagley from Straight Shot Gunsmithing makes his own brakes and many say they are very effective, we are putting one on a 30/375 S.I. (50-100 fps faster than a 300 WM).
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    Re: Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

    + 1 For the aps painkiller.

    Another one I really like is the muscle brake made by center shot rifles.
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    Re: Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

    Quote:
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    My 300 win wears a JP tactical compensator, large profile. My 5'2" wife shoots it and so has many women and young hunters. Never a complaint.

    JP - Compensators - Bennie Cooley Signature Series

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    I look at a muzzle brake like a hot pepper. Some can eat Habenero's all day long and not break a sweat, some can't. Some have to eat sweet peppers instead.

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    Re: Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

    Another +1 to the muscle brake, i have one on a 284 win and with 162 amaxs at 2800 fps it recoils like a 22-250.
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