Brake on a 7RM????

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  1. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    I have read a lot on here about how a break works, but I am wondering if it would be effective on my 7RM Sendero? I don't know if there is enough pressure there for it to benefit or not. The recoil isn't bad but I am just entertaining some things that may benefit. Thanks for all the help.
     
  2. COBrad

    COBrad Well-Known Member

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    First time I experienced a brake was one I had put on a 7 RM for one of the ex's ( I have a small collection... different story).
    I was surprised at how effective it was.
     

  3. roninflag

    roninflag Well-Known Member

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    the vais on my 7mm sendero is awesome
     
  4. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    Cool. I don't mind the recoil, it isn't bad at all, but always looking for improvements
     
  5. Broz

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    I have put several on 7mm Sendero's If you plan to shoot long and will be shooting prone I would only opt for a side discharge brake. The radial brakes with holes on the bottom stir up one heck of a dust storm. There are many side discharge brakes to choose from that work well, but for your rifle this is what I would install.

    JP - Compensators - Bennie Cooley Signature Series

    Enjoy!!

    Jeff
     
  6. mrb1982

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    Thanks for the suggestion Broz. U answered my next question as to what kind someone would recommend. I am seriously considering having my gun reamed for a 7mm-300mag which you know a thing or two about so I value your opinion. I need to check with a smith to see if it is possible to do it without rebarreling though first
     
  7. jkupper

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    I had a MAXI Brake from Accuracy Systems Inc. put on my 7RM. I was like you, the recoil wasn't too bad, but I was having trouble spotting my shots. It was totally worth it. Recoil is about like my 243 Win now, and I can easily spot my own shots. It was one of the best things that I have ever added to a gun. The only thing about it is that it is very, very loud now. I was out shooting the other day, got the scope set, and forgot to put my hearing protection on. BAD IDEA! It literally hurt my ears when it went off. I remembered for the second shot :rolleyes:
     
  8. Broz

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    It should be a very easy process and a nice little boost for you 7 Rem, without going over bore too far. The 7-300 win's have been serving many shooters well. Your barrel should be a 1 in 9.25 twist if I am not mistaken and would handle a 180 just fine I bet. If not it would do very well with 168's and at a very nice velocity.

    Good luck with you mods, I like what you are thinking.gun)

    Jeff
     
  9. mrb1982

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    For you guys with brakes, do u wear ear protection even when hunting? I generally don't while hunting but always when practicing.
     
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    Yeah it is a 9.25 I believe. I know a lot of guys are shooting the 180's without much trouble out of the rem mags so the added velocity from the 7/300 would probably help it along a little. Thanks again guys
     
  11. Broz

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    It is probably best for your ears to wear hearing protection all the time with or with out a brake. But to answer your question it depends on the surroundings for me. In wide open spaces not all the time. In timber or next to any object like a truck or rocks, yes.

    Jeff
     
  12. jkupper

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    After my little experience I will be carrying some earplugs in my pack from now on at a minimum. If I forget them or lose them, well, I'm not going to pass a good shot
     
  13. MudRunner2005

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    What diameter Vais did you end up getting? The .875 is too big, and the .812" is too small for a standard Sendero barrel... Or did you cut yours back till it was .875"?
     
  14. mrb1982

    mrb1982 Well-Known Member

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    To add another twist to the question, what about using one of these mercury recoil reducers in conjunction with the brake? I don't see a lot of people talk about them on here but I have read some things about the elsewhere. Is it's benefit kind of mitigated after you put a brake on? Otherwise, for the few bucks and what appears to be pretty simple installation, seems like it would just be one more little add on that would maybe make a little difference?????