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Old 11-06-2019, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hey y'all

I just bought myself a shiny new 300 win mag. I will be adding a muzzle brake to manage some of the recoil. I would love some recommendations on companies/models to look at. Thanks for the help.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:24 PM   #2
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Vais is pretty hard to beat
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:33 PM   #3
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I would look at shooting some of the lighter solid copper bullets made by barnes & to bring the recoil down first. I'm not sure if there are any offerings with something under 150 but I would check.

I really dislike brakes on a hunting rig if you can avoid it...the noise always ends up getting someone, plus your gun is longer factory & should be considered depending on what the gun is.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:35 PM   #4
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What type of barrel do you have- sporter weight, heavy, something in between? The diameter of the barrel will drive your options for threading which in turn limits or expands your choices for muzzle brakes.

Here is a very comprehensive test:
https://precisionrifleblog.com/2015/...-test-results/

The APA Gen 2 Lil ******* is fantastic and Ryan Pierce makes a great brake too-- I have his 5 port on my 300wm and you can dang near stay right on target at 100 yards.

The aesthetics of most self-timing brakes isn't the best.. they are larger than barrel diameter, have flats for tightening and theyre an obvious addition.

If you have enough meat on that barrel (enough for 5/8x24) I would take it to Alamo Precision Rifles and have them spin up their seamless 3 or 4 port brake-- they match the diameter of your barrel perfectly-- so perfect that you cannot tell where barrel stops and brake begins. Truly a work of art!
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:46 PM   #5
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That APA gen 2 Little B is awesome. I use it on my SAUM as well as PRS rifle.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:48 PM   #6
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X2 on the APA Little Baztard brake. I’m on my second APA brake and I wouldn’t use any other brand.
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Old 11-06-2019, 05:53 PM   #7
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Dead Air Nomad, Dead Air Sandman, Silencerco Omega, Sig SRD, TB ultras.... so many to pick from
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Old 11-06-2019, 06:38 PM   #8
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:59 PM   #9
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Just my 2 cents as I was in your shoes with my Sako 300. Iím not recoil sensitive and the recoil on that fun wasnít horrible but it wasnít a cupcake by any means. I decided to spend $30 and install a limbsaver recoil pad first and Iím glad I did. It still kicks but itís much more manageable now as the recoil is much ďsmootherĒ rather than being sharp.


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Old 11-06-2019, 09:12 PM   #10
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Just my 2 cents as I was in your shoes with my Sako 300. Iím not recoil sensitive and the recoil on that fun wasnít horrible but it wasnít a cupcake by any means. I decided to spend $30 and install a limbsaver recoil pad first and Iím glad I did. It still kicks but itís much more manageable now as the recoil is much ďsmootherĒ rather than being sharp.


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My M70 featherweight 300WM came factory with a pachmeyer decelerator pad, I hope it s just as good! I havenít shot it yet.


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Old 11-06-2019, 09:13 PM   #11
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My M70 featherweight 300WM came factory with a pachmeyer decelerator pad, I hope it s just as good! I havenít shot it yet.


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That pad is a good one but in my experience the limbsaver has the edge on it.


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Old 11-06-2019, 09:13 PM   #12
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Vais is pretty hard to beat
I have one of these om a 300 WSM. Great brake. Another good one is Match Grade arms in Spring.
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Old 11-06-2019, 09:37 PM   #13
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Area 419 Hellfire. I have one on my 300WM from the 2019 APR TBH special. Pre scope the gun weighs under 7 pounds and it kicks about the same as my 10 1/2 pound 6.5 creedmore. Shot around 80 rounds in one day while building up a load for it with no issue at all. I was very surprised with the lack of recoil...big believer in the 419.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:12 AM   #14
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I love little b@stard breaks. A little pricey but woh it.
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Old 11-07-2019, 08:51 AM   #15
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I have Witt Machine Custom Threaded Muzzle Break on my 300WM. It cuts the recoil way, way down, More than I ever thought possible.
Stay away from their Muzzle Rise eliminator though, I have one of those on another rifle and I am not happy with it.
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Old 11-07-2019, 10:23 AM   #16
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I got a Bergara b14 Ridge. It is a 24 inch long-action with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle. The barrel is not sporter and not bull, I think somewhere in the middle.

I like the limb saver idea since I have heard a lot that the added noise is really unpleasant.
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Old 11-07-2019, 03:45 PM   #17
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I got a Bergara b14 Ridge. It is a 24 inch long-action with a 5/8-24 threaded muzzle. The barrel is not sporter and not bull, I think somewhere in the middle.

I like the limb saver idea since I have heard a lot that the added noise is really unpleasant.


Iíd sure give it a try. Canít hurt anything.


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