Muzzle brakes

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Lonestar, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. Lonestar

    Lonestar Active Member

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    I m buying a sendero 7mm or 300 win im not shure yet but i will be getting it this week ive been looking at muzzle brakes but im a little unshure there are so many out there i thought that some of u might be able to help witch one or ones are the best and witch to stay away from
     
  2. Firecat

    Firecat Well-Known Member

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    I really like the Holland Quick Discharge brake that I have. There are several reasons that I like it. One I can get a variety of sizes/diameters that will closely match my barrel size(Midway USA). There are three large horizontal ports that work very effectively. There are three small ports on the top to help eliminate barrel jump. There are no ports on the bottom that would blow up dust while shooting prone. I put mine on a Remington sps 30-06. Even with a sim's recoil pad, it was kicking nearly as hard as my Ruger 300 win mag. Not Acceptable!! After installing the muzzle brake I would say that the rifle kicks less than my 6mm Remington. I was elated with the results. Also, this brake does not seem super loud. When wearing my ear muffs there is no discernible difference in volume before or after having it installed. That being said a spotter might disagree.
     
  3. BountyHunter

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    The Holland Radial is even better than the QD brake.

    BH
     
  4. Lonestar

    Lonestar Active Member

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    How much dose a muzzel brake realy help will it make a 7 mm or a 300 win enjoyable to shoot not just for hunting but also for on the bench also what about recoil pads
     
  5. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    CSR Muscle Brake.
     
  6. Lonestar

    Lonestar Active Member

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    What about haveing the barrel ported wont that help as much as brake
     
  7. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    brakes work better than porting


    10 year old shooting with a brake and a hand gun 330 dakota
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    Man with rifle shooting with out a brake 330 dakota
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  8. OKIE2

    OKIE2 Well-Known Member

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    any of them works and are good they will make a 300 mag fun to shoot.
    so go with the cheapest one you can get installed.
    but you do not want one with holes in the bottom.
     
  9. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    For a timed brake I use, install and highly recommend the Muscle Brake. I've put them on anything from a .204 Ruger up to my 338 - 408 Chey-Tac. They are the best for reducing recoil. In a 300 Win Mag or 7mm Mag Sendero it would be like shooting a sporter .243 Win.
     
  10. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    the APS slim PK or the holland brake are very good
     
  11. GNERGY

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    I have a 3 port Muscle brake on my 338 Ultra mag and it kicks less than my .308 It is enjoyable to shoot now.
    Tarey
     
  12. Capt Kurt

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    The rule of thumb. For maximun braking it comes down to size/surface area. The more surface area the better the braking action. Brakes that are properly engineered can reduce recoil to allow for a pain free day of shooting & accurate shooting. Multi chambered brakes are what you want to look for. Stay away from so called brakes that look like someone took a drill bit a drilled a lot of holes, these are better known as compensators and do little for recoil but help in muzzle rise. The best brakes on the market are the v-block brakes. They are designed around the barrett 50 cal. The Armalite AR30 has the best brake on the market for all Magnum calibers like the 300win mag & 338 lapua. With the 308 and 30-06 Ben Cooley Maxi. One of the newest is called the Big Chubby by Ratworxusa.com. All of these brakes come with various thread patterns and should be purchased before you thread your barrel so it can be turned to properly index the brake without the need of a indexing nut for a clean look.
     
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  13. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

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    A good combination of both will make your shooting a lot more pleasurable.

    Most people can tolerate shooting just about anything for three shots but if you are shooting 20, 30, 50 etc in an outing even the 7mm Mag and 300WM can start to wear you down.
     
  14. lamiglas

    lamiglas Well-Known Member

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    I love the defensive edge brakes.