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Old 03-28-2011, 10:13 AM
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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

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Checking them out... with the options you list Jim, would you recommend the 3-port or 4-port muscle brake? I have the 300WinMag and I tend to shoot 180gr +.
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Old 03-28-2011, 02:59 PM
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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

For maximum recoil reduction, Go with a baffled type break. (Holland, muscle,DE,Painkiller,ETC.

For hunting and the possibility of a shot without hearing protection the Vias is not as loud and
works good.

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Old 03-28-2011, 03:19 PM
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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

Not too worried about noise level. I almost always have some sort of hearing protection. The vast majority of my shooting is range anyway. So I'm looking more for effectiveness. I like the design of the Muscle Brake because there's no porting on the under side so I don't have to worry as much about debris being kicked up. Just trying to narrow it down to 3 or 4 port now.
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Old 03-28-2011, 03:38 PM
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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

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Not too worried about noise level. I almost always have some sort of hearing protection. The vast majority of my shooting is range anyway. So I'm looking more for effectiveness. I like the design of the Muscle Brake because there's no porting on the under side so I don't have to worry as much about debris being kicked up. Just trying to narrow it down to 3 or 4 port now.
I have a three port CSR (not Muscle) on my 300RUM. Overall, the gun weighs 16lbs. Was out shooting it this weekend with 208/210grain bullets. Its recoil was lighter than a 270 shooting 130grain bullets.

So if you went with a four port brake, it would reduce recoil even more.

The other issue to deal with here is the size of the muzzle on your barrel. If it's a sporter, it might be too small for the four-port.
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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

I had a 300 rum rifle built for me a while ago.. my 3rd 300rum rifle. never had a break put on one. I had a local smith thread my barrel and put on a vias muzzle break. you can order them from brownells. I cannot tell you how much has changed. the rifle has an HS precision stock on it. and with the break and custom loads. it kicks less than my 270wsm now. Shooting the rifle has been a blast. can do 20-30 round load data days not insead of 10 round days with the shoulder hurting the next day.its awesome. I recommend the VIAS muzzlebreak to anyone.

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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

If you ever plan on shooting prone on the ground you will deeply regret getting a Vias style brake, it blows dust and twigs in your face every single shot. I used to own one but only for a short while because of that. Check out these brakes http://www.shop.shoot-long.com/Tripl...ebrakes1in.htm
They are like the Holland style and you can't beat the price.
Three baffles really should be just fine, on my rifles the first baffle has tons of carbon, second one less and third one just slight black you can rub off with your finger, if it had four or five, just not many gases are left at that point.
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Old 03-29-2011, 08:56 AM
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Re: Advice on Muzzle Brake???

Makes sense, I suppose the 3-Port will be ample for the 300WinMag. I agree tho, the VIAS style are not for me. I do quite a bit of hiking and open field shoots where I rely on my bipod. With that in mind I certainly want to minimize the **** blown back at me.
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