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Unread 02-06-2006, 04:21 PM
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muzzle breaks !

Just got back from the range..(lunch hour)...and was shooting a friends 300 rum with a Barn's intalled muzzle break...anyone recommend a different one ...thinking of the Harrells .... will one break reduce recoil more than another.... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]
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Unread 02-06-2006, 04:28 PM
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Re: muzzle breaks !

for recoil reduction, the Harrels is as good as any other brake that is not a clam shell and those the blast and noise will kill you.

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Unread 02-06-2006, 10:13 PM
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Re: muzzle breaks !

Yes. They are fun though. I got a Jp on a 300rum. Kicks like a light 243 load but does blow your hair back. It wont take you long to remember the ear muffs when target shooting. About one shot actually.
I dont know who ever came up with the imaganary word of "Over Gunned"
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Unread 02-06-2006, 10:19 PM
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Re: muzzle breaks !

Holland QD would be my vote.

Good reduction, not much backwards disturbance, and ear protection as expected is a must. Clean shooting in very fine sandy conditions. No holes on bottom.
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Unread 02-07-2006, 08:46 AM
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Re: muzzle breaks !

The Holland QD brake would be my first choice and recommendation.

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Unread 02-07-2006, 09:29 AM
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Re: muzzle breaks !

I've got a JP and a Holland. I will be using a Holland on everything from this point forward. It is slim, does not get in the way like the JP and is just as effective in my opinion.
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Unread 02-08-2006, 02:15 PM
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Re: muzzle breaks !

I've tried several different muzzle brakes but have settled on the VAIS brakes.

(1) They do a reasonable job of reducing recoil.
(2) They don't blast gas back onto the front lens of the scope or into my face.
(3) They seem, and this is subjective, to be much quieter than any other brake I've tried and this is important to me.

I have a VAIS Brake on my Lazzeroni Patriot and it has much less "blast" than any 300 Weatherby I've ever been near.

I also have a VAIS Brake on my Lazzeroni Hellcat (375-cal) and on my most recent trip to Africa my PH showed some concern about it so I told him if he could tell the difference with the brake on or off I would remove it. I fired a total of 8 shots --- 4 with and 4 without the brake and he only got 2 of them right. I shot buffalo, leopard, sable, kudu, warthog, impala and a bunch of baboons without any complaints and when I left he ask me to send him one for his local 'smith to install on his .416 Remington.
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