I purchased a Savage "Bear Hunter" in 300 Win Mag (a 116 with stainless fluted barrel, camo synth stock) last week, and it looks like it has a 21" barrel with a 2" muzzle brake on it. I don't have a chronograph, so I rely on the published numbers for muzzle velocities. Of course they use a 24" test barrel, and I know I've sacrificed some muzzle velocity for easier transport. Does anyone know about how much velocity I've lost? Would I gain back some by closing the muzzle brake? Thanks for any info.