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Old 01-17-2008, 06:59 PM
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I shoot the .300 WM.
I am considering a muzzle brake. But not too familiar with any of them.
So I ask yous guys . . . Which one do you recommend that will maintain maximum accuracy? Minimize (most)recoil? Not deafen three counties? And what would I expect to pay a gunsmith for it as well as instalation?
Anything alse would be appreciated.
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:33 PM
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I had www.aquilafirearms.com put his on my 7mm Rem Mag. It works good and is also pretty loud. Some companies say the have "quiet brakes" but I've yet to hear a quiet one. Some people say the Holland QD type brakes (baffles instead of holes) are easier on the ears, but are still loud, just not as sharp. If you plan on doing prone shooting a lot, try to get one without holes on the bottom, or close your mouth (trust me on that one).
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Old 01-17-2008, 07:57 PM
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I also used Aquila for 2 7mm Rem Mags.
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Old 01-17-2008, 08:52 PM
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I took mine to a smith out here in Washington....I paid $180 bucks for it. Very nice smooth transition.
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Old 01-17-2008, 09:31 PM
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With a MB you'll have to put up with the noise for the reduced recoil.
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Old 01-17-2008, 10:39 PM
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Which one do you recommend that will maintain maximum accuracy? Minimize (most)recoil? Not deafen three counties?
There is no such thing.

I strongly suggest you use other options like a limbsaver recoil pad, mercury recoil reducers, weight, etc... etc...
You should wear hearing protection every single time you fire a rifle with a brake on it including when you are hunting.

WhenI am at the range and someone sits down next to me with a brake on their rifle I double up on my hearing protection with plugs and muffs no matter if they are shooting a .223 or a 300 ultra mag. They are all extremely loud.
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Old 01-18-2008, 01:29 AM
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Don't know your rifle, or barrel, but Armalite makes a super break used on their .308's, .300WM, .338 LM, and .50. You MIGHT be able to get one from them and hav ea good gunsmith put it on your barrel. I don't know how possible that is, but might be looking into. I have the Armalite in .338 Lapua Mag, and with the break, I can shoot it all day. Recoils like a 243. I have had several 80 -100 rnd days on the range with it with no recoil issues, Though the sound, now that is still an issue as stated above.
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Old 01-18-2008, 06:30 AM
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I really hate MB's. Especially at the range.

I'm not going to dictate what too much recoil is but a .300 doesn't seem to have much recoil to me. Just a hair more than a .30-06. Maybe you need to consider your shooting style or stance. Find an old bugger at the range and ask for assistance.

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Old 01-18-2008, 06:52 AM
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Best one I have seen so far is the Vais if you absolutely must have one.
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Old 01-18-2008, 08:11 AM
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Just my .2 worth here...I know of a guy that went chuck
hunting and forgot all about the noise..Broke his left
ear drum...You will have to take ear plug or muffs
with you..And I don't know about this one,but I have
also heard that the brakes can ruin your scope as well.

Maybe someone else knows more about this....
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