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Old 08-13-2013, 05:03 AM   #1
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I have a Tikka T3 lite stainless in a 270 WSM and I want to cut the recoil down a bit. I don't know much on the subject of muzzle brakes but I know I'll need to take it in to a gunsmith to thread my barrel (I don't want to deal with the clamp on types) but I have no idea on what brands or types to look at so if anyone can point me in the right direction or give me some suggestions it would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-14-2013, 02:18 AM   #2
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Just remember that the sound will be louder and muzzle blast to the sides can dangerously affect other shooters next to you on the range. Ports pointing up will reduce flip and not affect other shooters as badly.

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I understand the noise problem and harming others on a range wont be a concern.

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Just remember that the sound will be louder and muzzle blast to the sides can dangerously affect other shooters next to you on the range. Ports pointing up will reduce flip and not affect other shooters as badly.
Ports will help to reduce the muzzle rise, but do very little to reuse recoil.
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Have you thought about putting on one of the butt pads that reduce recoil? I personally hate the noise of a muzzle break.

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Keep in mind when you put a brake on the end , it will need re-sighted. POI will be off alot , Did a .308 and POI was off about 9" @ 300 yards

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Keep in mind when you put a brake on the end , it will need re-sighted. POI will be off alot , Did a .308 and POI was off about 9" @ 300 yards
9" low, high, or to the side?
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I run a timed muzzle brake on a 300 WM and I also use a 1" thick Decel pad on the butt of the stock. The felt recoil is reduced to about a tad less than what would be felt with a .223 round.
This combination of brake and Decel pad really works great with this rifle.

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I run a timed muzzle brake on a 300 WM and I also use a 1" thick Decel pad on the butt of the stock. The felt recoil is reduced to about a tad less than what would be felt with a .223 round.
This combination of brake and Decel pad really works great with this rifle.
What brand and model is the brake?
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