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Old 06-16-2005, 05:46 PM
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Would a muzzle brake help with control?

I have a SS BDL 300 Win Mag. that I would like to use for LRH this year but have problems with control out in the field. From bags I can group Ĺ inch fairly consistently shooting Sierra 180ís - which Iím pleased with. The problem is Iíve really got to pull the rifle into me and down to maintain that group, if I loosen up my grip much the groups start to open up and I get fliers. When I chronyíd and developed a drop chart for this round I ended up missing my target half the time because I donít hold the rifle the same way out in the field.

Iíve never used a muzzle brake but have been entertaining the idea of installing one in the hope that I can shoot more reliably from sticks or a bag. I like the rifle a lot but is it too light for long range accuracy?

My other idea is to buy a PSS in 300 Win Mag that keeps catching my attention at a local gun shop. I have other heavy barreled target rifles and I know theyíre a lot more stable (longer and heavier), but I donít relish the idea of lugging a 12 or more pounds of rifle around the mountains.


ÖAny ideas??
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Old 06-16-2005, 06:52 PM
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Re: Would a muzzle brake help with control?

well as far as brakes go, Im sending in the Sendero Im getting to these guys...

http://www.jprifles.com/Remington700.html

Ive heard from several people the recoil eliminator does very well, and any little bit will help when it comes to shooting off the bench with a .300 win mag, for me it well anyways.

for $500.00, they do any rifle and its not just the eliminator, click on that link and check it out.

If I dont like it as much as I thought, no biggie. Im already saving a lot on the Sendero so it wont hurt me either way really.
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Old 06-16-2005, 07:40 PM
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Re: Would a muzzle brake help with control?

The JP Eliminator is what I'll be putting on my 338LM also.A lot of people dont like the looks of the clamshell type brake,but I guess Ive always had a different view on whats fashionable,especially when its extremely effective.A word of warning though,if you plan on shooting any competitions,most all ban the use of the clamshell type brake.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:13 PM
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Re: Would a muzzle brake help with control?

No competitions, just local friendly contests and hunting.

I like the looks of it [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

Ill take effectiveness over looks as well, but when I dont mind how it looks, its a win win situation.

Ballistic64, do you have any more info about their process? or just whats posted on that page. They do quite a bit but I hope its not all smoke and mirrors. What I do like is that they say they wont ship it back to us unless they think they could personally win competitions with it.

Id be interested in knowing how well it tames the recoil on your .338, keep me up to date. I'm going to go ahead with this in about a month so I have some time yet.
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Old 06-16-2005, 08:28 PM
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Re: Would a muzzle brake help with control?

snipervls, sorry no info on the accurizing by JP,I just went ahead and bought one for the LM project because I knew its what I wanted.This rifle wont be completed for sometime,I waited almost 3 months for the action from Nesika and because of a change of mind in barrel choice itll probably be another 2-3 for the barrel from Lilja.And I still havent quite got the dimesions fully decided upon for the reamer (been trying to pick D. Tooleys mind a little on this [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]).Ive also contacted Alex at Masterclass because when all the metal shaving gets done itll be headed to him for his Master 1000 Benchrest stock.Im still hoping for next spring/summer though. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old 06-16-2005, 09:12 PM
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Re: Would a muzzle brake help with control?

snipervls, after looking at JPs accurizing procedure,I believe you would get better results from one of the smiths on this board.There is no reference whatsoever to actually truing the action which is what is really needed with a Rem action.They only mention lapping the bolt lugs.
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Old 06-16-2005, 10:56 PM
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Re: Would a muzzle brake help with control?

Thanks guys for the information, but I canít see putting a brake like that on my 24Ē Sporter barrel. The largest brake I was looking at was the Holland quick discharge.

I do want to know what others are usingÖ or not using - Am I asking too much of a light weight magnum rifle? Or is it just me?
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