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View Poll Results: Would you shoot a light 338 Allen Mag without a brake?
No way, but I would get a friend to do it! 28 43.08%
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Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

 
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Old 09-18-2008, 11:41 AM
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Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

OK guys,

Every time I go to the range with 'Lucky', my 338 Allen Mag, a thought crosses my mind. "I wonder how this shoots/feels without that big slab muzzle brake."

Now, since I'm no longer a teenager, I've always been able to fight off the urge to unscrew that big brake and let one fly.

With around 7100ftlbs energy and an 18lb rifle, would you 'just have to tryit?'

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:57 AM
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Re: Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

Even at 18 lbs I don't think my forehead could tolerably soak up that kind of lift.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:20 PM
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Re: Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

Ya gotta try it just once, otherwise you'll always wonder what it would have been like.;)

Might be a little stiff but it sure will make you appreciate the PK brake that much more after you put it back on.;);)

Do like I did when testing the brakes and put it down on a sheet of plywood and try it before you actually shoot it without the brake, only in your case you'd better use two sheets just in case.
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Old 09-18-2008, 12:55 PM
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Re: Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

I wouldnt do it, but if you do please video

About the heaviest recoiler I enjoy shooting without a break is a 7RUM built about like a sendero. I suspect that shooting that thing w/o a brake would be about like shooting a magnum charge out of a muzzle loader after you have forgotten to remove the ramrod. I did that once and wouldnt reccomend it.
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Old 09-18-2008, 01:15 PM
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Re: Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

I got your beer buddy , how bad could it be
As bad as the 50BMG kiscked I just couldnt believe the brake was doing a whole lot or as much as it should soooooo I unscrewed the brake and let one rip=JUST ONE That brake might not have been the best out there but it was working! I cant really say it was any quieter either:confused:
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Old 09-18-2008, 04:09 PM
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Re: Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

I shot my 338/378 with a 300gr SMK ONCE and I am pretty sure that if it wasn't for the front swivel hitting the front of my Hart pedestal rest I would of been deciding between dermabond or stitches. It bent the swivel and dinged the front of the rest enough it would of been a little rough on bone/skin.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:11 PM
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Re: Would you shoot a 338 Allen Mag without a Muzzle Brake?

Nope. But please post a link to the youtube video when you do.

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