Re: Muzzle Brake In 300 Winchester Magnum
T3, you may eventually install a muzzle break, but most shooters don't need one.
Important to consider the design of the stock, and the type of butt plate or recoil pad, for us sissies.
Bullet weight is going to up the ante, as well as max loads.
As I recall, the Vanguard's are rather light weight, featuring a long and whippy pencil barrel. It doesn't make (a whole lot of) sense to begin with a light carry gun and fill the stock with lead shot, for the purpose of managing recoil.
You say that: you doubt that you will change your mind on caliber, but it wouldn't hurt to look into a 280 or 7Mag, if the mission is targets and occasional hunting.
Your friend that shoots that Rossi without discomfort. I assume he is standing? Makes a huge difference in that type of gun.
I happen to own a Howa. I think they represent good value. However, maybe what you really need is a Model 70 or Model 700, with a little more heft? Gets my vote.
Good luck with your choice, LB
edited for spelling, please excuse.
[ 08-23-2004: Message edited by: LB ]