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Old 09-26-2012, 01:23 PM
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Weatherby .338-.378 Muzzle Brake Help?

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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?
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:35 PM
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Re: Weatherby .338-.378 Muzzle Brake Help?

The factory brake is good. It main drawback is it has holes on the bottom that kick up stuff when fired near the ground. Recoil reduction is pretty good compared to the baffle styled brakes. Other than the JP tank brake I doubt many are going to be a night and day difference.
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The factory brake is good. It main drawback is it has holes on the bottom that kick up stuff when fired near the ground. Recoil reduction is pretty good compared to the baffle styled brakes. Other than the JP tank brake I doubt many are going to be a night and day difference.


Have you ever used a "Muscle brake"?
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Hi,

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
place.

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Have you ever used a "Muscle brake"?
I use them in bulk. Would you like to buy one?

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Hi,

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?

Buano , Give Ross Schuler a call 208-587-8993 He will set you up a 4 port brake for $45. I use his brakes on 5 of my guns . I put one of his 4 port brakes on my .338 Lapua and it shoots like a light load 308 ...At least 50-60% reduction .. He is in Idaho and he will ship right away...
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Re: Weatherby .338-.378 Muzzle Brake Help?

Not sure what bullet your shooting but when I had my 338-378 Accumark I noticed a pretty sizeable difference in felt recoil between the 225's and 250's. If the recoil is more than you like maybe think about shooting a lighter bullet. Just a thought.
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