- Dec 6, 2014
- Fayetteville, Georgia
Will changing the muzzlebrake affect performance for load workup? I'm wondering if I should delay load workup until my new muzzlebrake arrives and I can install it on the rifle?
I am not happy with the performance of the muzzlebrake that came on my Savage 111LRH in 300WM that I'm working up loads for hopefully to use for my long range hunting rifle. I am not able to keep on target to observe the impacts of the rounds fired, the recoil with the present factory muzzlebrake is significant, and I have ordered a JP Enterprises Recoil Eliminator (Howitzer style)to give a try.
I have put about 90 rounds thru the rifle for break in and have seen some decent results with some lighter bullets, 168, 180, and 190's, that I had around for another project. I am getting ready to try three different bullets that seem suitable: 208gr AMAX, 210 Nosler Accubond LR, and 215gr Berger Hybrids. I'm hoping for some good results but I figure if the rifle doesn't perform to my satisfaction as is, I have a good platform to modify with a new barrel if needed.