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Unread 02-13-2011, 12:00 AM
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Re: muzzle brake

If i have time i will put them on, and if you are shooting long range you usually have time. When i don't have time, my ears don't ring much more than with out the brake. I sure wouldn't want to go to the range with out plugs though. I think every once in a while you will be fine with out them. I would just not do it if there was any way around it.
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Unread 02-13-2011, 12:17 PM
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Re: muzzle brake

Alright. It seems that the general consensus is that if i value my ear i will have ear protection on at all times. With all the hunting that i will be doing in the bush of Alaska, that is NOT an option for me. There will be points where i do not have time to put ear protection in so i guess im going to have to ball up and deal with the recoil. I will be investing in a nice recoil pad. Thanks to everyone for your input.
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Unread 02-14-2011, 08:54 AM
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Re: muzzle brake

The electronic ear muffs were mentioned, ie bionic ear for example. Can improve what you hear and still block out harmfull noises.

I don't shoot guns so light, or calibers so heavy, that I need a brake. I can't stand most brakes. I do have two, though. The one on my heavy ar carbine, came on the barrel, definitly makes it louder, I can't tell the difference in recoil, this one doesn't bother me too much. The one on my Springfield V10, I hate, but it's necessary to control the muzzle flip on the 3inch barrel. (think I just made and oxymoron, ugh)
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Unread 02-15-2011, 12:56 AM
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Re: muzzle brake

I have several brakes and the smaller the hole the higher the pitch so it seems louder. My next brake will be one of the muscle brakes from Jim at Center Shot. The ports are big and the last port is straight so it deflects the blast.
I always put on ear protection on before I shoot but every now and then I don't have time. It is not usually a big deal. The brake will help you shoot better.
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Unread 02-21-2011, 09:40 PM
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Re: muzzle brake

velosity plus las vegas nv tim arnold makes a very good brake seeyourhit.com
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Unread 02-23-2011, 04:11 PM
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Re: muzzle brake

Kinda like Jim, I always wear ear protection and so do my buds. Electronic earmuffs ftw. A friend put a brake on his 300RUM Sendero- McMillan A5 stock, Mk 4 optics- and it's a pleasure to shoot- shoots bugholes too. Some say the recoil's like a 243, others 308 with nice recoil pad. I can't tell much difference between the two...

Now, too bad Jim doesn't make a Muscle Brake that'll fit my XCR barrel. I wanted the MB, but I guess I'll have to settle for the standard CSR...
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