Recoil Reduction - Muzzle Brakes

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by cowboyarcher, May 21, 2013.

  1. cowboyarcher

    cowboyarcher Well-Known Member

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    Hi Guys,

    I know this has been asked on here before, but I am having a hard time figuring out which brake to add to a sporter weight 300 WM running a max load under 225gr BTHP's. To say the least, recoil is substantial. I will be having the muzzle threaded 5/8x24 to facilitate the use of just about any brake on the market, but which is the best at reducing recoil? I don't care what it looks like, how big it is, etc. but I do not want something that is going to blow dust in my face (so no bottom ports). I will remove it for hunting also, so that I have less chance hurting my ears, and do not shoot on public ranges, so those are not really considerations. Recoil reduction is king here.

    Any thoughts?

    Thanks all and God bless,

    Adam
     
  2. Broz

    Broz Well-Known Member

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  3. Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Well-Known Member

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    APS Painkiller
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI-xGYkLOc4"]Testing APS Pain Killer muzzle brake - YouTube[/ame]

    Enough said
     
  4. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Nate Dagley from Straight Shot Gunsmithing makes his own brakes and many say they are very effective, we are putting one on a 30/375 S.I. (50-100 fps faster than a 300 WM).
     
  5. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    + 1 For the aps painkiller.

    Another one I really like is the muscle brake made by center shot rifles.
     
  6. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Jeff...

    I look at a muzzle brake like a hot pepper. Some can eat Habenero's all day long and not break a sweat, some can't. Some have to eat sweet peppers instead.

    I'm between the Habs and the sweets somewhere.
     
  7. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    Another +1 to the muscle brake, i have one on a 284 win and with 162 amaxs at 2800 fps it recoils like a 22-250.
     
  8. SidecarFlip

    SidecarFlip Well-Known Member

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    Reily.... You are a young'in. Real men bear the pain and pay the chiropractor.... I think.:rolleyes:

    My take on any braked muzzle is the blast has to go somewhere except forward and that can be an issue in some instances and some outfitters cringe at braked muzzles.

    IOW, you don't want to be standing broadside (close) when a braked muzzle is touched off.
     
  9. barnesuser28

    barnesuser28 Well-Known Member

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    I was letting my brother shoot the rifle and i forgot to put on my muffs, he touched it off (i was about a foot to his right) and my ears rang for about 2 minutes but after that it didnt bother me too much, and i made sure to remember to put them on the next shot! I am usually pretty good about it, i usually forget when i am breaking in a barrel. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    Have a Holland and it's good. Also have a Painkiller it's WAAAY better!!
     
  11. 500mag_guy

    500mag_guy Well-Known Member

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    Haha isn't that the truth! My by far worst was when I was breaking in my 338 lapua. I was getting ready to take a 3 shot at 300 yards I just got back from setting up the target so the only thing that was on my mind was shooting. got behind her and let her sing!! I was rolling my ass all over the ground but I wasn't laughing. Lol i think Im still hearing that ring! gun)

     
  12. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    All of my muzzle brakes are 'smith specials. Meaning, the 'smith that put the rig together designed, manufactured & Installed the brake. There is a Badger FTE brake sitting in my safe for the 300WM build i've got going on.... supposed to be top self stuff, we'll see.

    The Muscle brake has an outstanding reputation everywhere I go.

    I just ordered one of JECustoms new brakes (reminds me of the PK). We'll see how that one rolls.


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  13. sj-pratt

    sj-pratt Official LRH Sponsor

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    I have had really good luck with my Titanium Brake
    Very good recoil reduction and 1 oz or less weight added to the end of the barrel
     

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  14. Outlaw6.0

    Outlaw6.0 Well-Known Member

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    I have to admit, I prefer the slotted brakes over the drilled style. That titanium brake looks great & offers a weight that's hard (if not impossible) to beat.


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