Hi. I'm looking for a elk gun for the upcoming season. I've looked into all reasonable calibers thourouly. Right now I'm leaning toward the .300 win mag. As said in my screen name I'm young. I'm 12 yrs old as said in my screen name. I have shot a 7.62x54r, 8mm mauser, 30-06 with 180 grs, and a 7mm Rem mag with 160 grs.
I was thinking that I'd get the 300 wm and put a muzzle break. That way when I get older I can take a muzzle brake off and I have myself a great caliber for big game.
The problem is that I don't have experience with muzzle breaks. I am pretty confident that I can take the recoil of a light 300 wm load. But for elk I was hoping for 180grs instead of a 150 gr bullet. My question is how much recoil does a mb take off? Thanks in advance. Alec.