300 WSM - To brake or not to brake?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by M Jager, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. M Jager

    M Jager Active Member

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    I am getting ready to send an action off to get re-barreled. Heavy 28 inch barrel twisted for running the heavies loaded single shot. Can't decide if I want to add a brake or not. Opinions would be welcome.

    Use would be LR practice and Hunting. Not planning on running it in competition so I won't be shooting lots of rounds in a short amount of time with it.
     
  2. dragman

    dragman Well-Known Member

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    100% yes! for me it's all about spotting my shots. I am pretty good with recoil but even my smaller 6.5's that don't need it at all I like brakes because I can shoot and see my hits down range while hunting or shooting paper.
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  3. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

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    I've shot the WSM and SAUM w/o breaks. I prefer the break. I have had a WSM with the break and it was comfortable to sit on the bench for dozens of rounds.
     
  4. aramarine6

    aramarine6 Well-Known Member

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    If you've got the cash you might as well. Also do you shoot more from the bench or from prone? I only shoot laying down and I feel its much easier to obsorb and control recoil. I shoot a 338 RUM at max load without a brake. I'm not a big guy either at 175 lbs. My rifle weighs 15 pounds and I dont have issues seeing my impacts past 300 yards and I don't find the recoil uncomfortable. If I could find a cure for the shooting bug I'd send it off and have a brake put on it. But for the time being I can deal with the recoil and just keep gun)
     
  5. M Jager

    M Jager Active Member

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    Probably shoot mostly prone off a bipod.
     
  6. IdahoCTD

    IdahoCTD Well-Known Member

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    If you shoot better with a brake or want to spot your shots do it. I always shoot better with a brake so all my rifles have them. Then again I roll my own so it makes that decision easier.
     
  7. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    It don't get no simpler than that ... do it and be done with it!:):Dgun)