Which Muzzle Break To Choose?

Discussion in 'Varmint Hunting' started by mbohnett, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. mbohnett

    mbohnett New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I have a Savage model 10 predator chambered in 22-250. I love to coyote, prairie dog, and wood chuck hunt. I am considering having a muzzle break put on, not because the gun has any recoil, but because there is just enough muzzle jump that does not allow me to watch the impact/damage the bullet causes. I have read many forums and reviewed many products. The name that comes up the most frequently is Vais. My local gunsmith usually installs Shrewd. I like the Shrewd varmint because there are no ports on the bottom that helps minimize a dust signature but the Vais seems to be more frequently used. Any insight on what i should do? Is a dust signature that bothersome? Are all breaks going to have similar results in terms of muzzle jump? The added sound really is not an issue because i always wear ear protection and have walker's hearing muffs while hunting.

    Thanks
     
  2. varmintH8R

    varmintH8R Well-Known Member

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    My opinion would be to avoid bottom ports - if you are shooting prone the dust flying is annoying.

    I don't think you can go wrong on a 22-250 - any reputable brake you choose should tame the muzzle jump.
     

  3. joseph floerke

    joseph floerke Well-Known Member

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    yes i hate having crap thrown in my face.
     
  4. 270Weatherby

    270Weatherby Well-Known Member

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    +1on the bottom ports for prone, but if you don't shoot prone, Vias. Having a Vias put on right now
     
  5. midnightmalloy

    midnightmalloy Well-Known Member

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    Try a mini muscle break with 2-3 top ports bored in it. Noise increase is minimal and top ports will reduce muzzle rise