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Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

 
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Old 10-11-2006, 09:49 PM
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Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

Here's what I learned today.

My son and I set up our LR hide this morning before day light with very high hopes of getting a shot. Needless to say that didn't happen.

I took off to stir the brush and possibly move something out for him to shoot at. I had gone far enough to not turn back when I noticed I forgot my Radian muffs. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

For the whole trek I was hoping that I wouldn't see anything that needing shootin'. And I didn't

What I did do is get some of that "white paper" from my pouch pocket and ball it up and stick it in my ears.

I then shot one round out of the 338 RUM w/96.5gr RL-25 and 250 gr bullet with the Holland QD brake.

Bottom line, no problem.

I think I'll just go with either the tissue or those squish to fit plugs instead of those noisey/bang on the cheek piece plastic muffs.

BTW, got skunked for the day [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old 10-12-2006, 04:17 AM
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Re: Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

Roy,

Just for the sake of conversation and a little from experience, be sure to at least use the foam roll up plugs, when you touch off the A.M. It only took one time for me to learn this.

I am not sure if the 338 is as bad, but I also know that the 300 RUM that Tim has will also make you feel like your head should have exploded.

Good luck on your hunting, our fires up first weekend of Nov.
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Old 10-12-2006, 08:43 AM
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Re: Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

Silincio makes some nice clay filled soft form fit plugs that work great...
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:00 AM
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[Quote] by Roy in Idaho
What I did do is get some of that "white paper" from my pouch pocket and ball it up and stick it in my ears.

I then shot one round out of the 338 RUM w/96.5gr RL-25 and 250 gr bullet with the Holland QD brake.

Bottom line, no problem.

I think I'll just go with either the tissue or those squish to fit plugs instead of those noisey/bang on the cheek piece plastic muffs. [Quote]

I have used that method when hunting for some time now also cigarete filters work well if needed.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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Old 10-12-2006, 01:31 PM
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Re: Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

Being somewhat absent minded I fired the 240Wby with a brake and my muffs off while under a shooting range roof. I don't forget anymore. What I am doing, is while moving around hunting, I have a package of the cheap squeeze plugs. When set up on a shooting point I have the heavier ear muffs. What I am going to do for future hunting trips is get the ear plugs on a string so I have them hanging around my neck. Opening day deer season went bad for me as did second day. No bucks first day and then second day each of the two I saw, got into the trees before I could get everything done. It takes a lot of time to move from the spotting scope and then range a deer, check the wind, check your drop chart, set the elevation and wind dials, focus the paralax, steady up the gun and finally get the deer to stand still. My deer seem to like to stand still only when their rump is turned toward me.
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Old 10-12-2006, 02:33 PM
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Re: Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

I use a set if the foam-like plugs that are attached to a thin metal headband. I just hang them around my neck until needed.

I will admit, however, that in all the excitement of getting a shot off, they can occasionally still be found hanging around my neck as my ears ring from the blast. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old 10-12-2006, 03:41 PM
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Re: Actual Hunting & Firing w/a Muzzle Brake

bb, same muzzle blast experience as you. That's why I was concerned about the whole ear splitting thing.

Roger that on setup time. If you want a spotter let me know. It really helps. That's why my son and I hunt together. Elk move a bit faster than deer due somewhat to their length of stride thus offer less time for the shot in thicker cover.

I'll not get my elk tag for a week or so, so I am flexible.
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