Originally Posted by Buano
I have a Weatherby Accumark in .338-.378 with the factory muzzle brake. It's a great rifle but has SERIOUS recoil that will rattle your fillings loose. Will other brakes, like the Muscle Brake, make an appreciable difference, enough to justify the cost, trouble, and that the rifle will no longer work in most scabbards?
What brakes would people recommend? How much of a reduction in recoil should I expect?
Is there a cross-reference on effectiveness of the various muzzle brakes?
The Weatherby brake is very efective and is about as good as you can get.
They are just above 50% Reduction. There are not any that I know of that will do 55%.
I would not change it. Replace the stock with a laminate or install the Mercury recoil reducers
that fit in the stock they add 10 to 15% in reduction.
The other thing is to add weight to the but stock by adding lead shot with epoxy to hold it in
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