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Muzzle Brakes on Hunting Rifles, To Much Noise, Bull SH*T

DonM

To use your quoate, "only an idiot would go to the range and not use hearing protection."

I agree.

With that in mind, what is the problem as you see with muzzle brakes?

FYI...."Complaining about the noise coming from the end of a gun barrel, is like complaining about a woman that talks to much."
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[ This Message was edited by: Beef Jerky on 2003-12-19 12:33 ]

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Beef,
You need to lighten your tone a bit. You bring up a good debate and then you draw a line in the sand and blast anybody with a different opinion than you. We're all hunters here. We all have differing opinions, phylosophies and experiences. What does talking about knocking a guy on his ass do to strengthen your position in this debate? NOTHING.... it's just flub.
As for my opinion of muzzle breaks, I agree with you that they are a good option for hard kicking rifles that cause bad habits in people due to recoil. It is also true that muzzle breaks are louder (or at least the noise from the muzzle is felt more because of the direction that it travels). Every time you shoot a gun without hearing protection, the noise has the potential to damage your hearing, regardless of the presence of a break. Some guys might prefer a little more recoil (and shoot accurately) than more noise from the gun when they shoot. That doesn't mean they are a sissy, just like the guy that flinches in anticipation of recoil isn't. They just have different ways of doing things and different challenges to overcome in the field.

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Where's the Beef?

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Banned I think- see topic-It Really Doesn't Matter Where the Bullet Hits the Game.

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[ This Message was edited by: bnow0707 on 2003-12-20 09:26 ]

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Matt is right, you did bring up an interesting topic but spoiled it with your attitude toward others.

Like you Beef, I love to debate "with an edge" as it tends to get folks interested and talking. But when you cross the line and make your opinions threatening or personal, the topic will always change to your behavior and not the topic.

Whats the old saying?

"Tis better to have people think your a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt"

On the topic, I have never shot with a break but I know others that have and they do admit to an increase in noise. They also admit to a decrease in recoil.

Happy Huntin

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Nevermind!

[ This Message was edited by: hunter777 on 2003-12-20 18:04 ]

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Beef Jerky

Since I'm new here, I don't want ta ruffle anyone feathers, but frum yer posts ya seems a little ruff around the edges, but you know what yer talkin' about. I also use muzzle brakes (mostly KDF, Vais, 'n I would like to try the Magnaport muzzle brake) and they really work well. The noise can be troublesome ta some folks, but they don't bother me. I just wear good hearing protection. That is a must (also wit any firearm)

I am very pleased with muzzle brakes and their preformance on reducing recoil on heavy kickers.

Good Post! Keep on Post'n Beef Jerky. I like sumone wit sand.

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am i the only one here that has never heard his rife or felt the kick when i pull the trigger while hunting ?

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Nope. Recoil is something you really don't notice when hunting. Nonetheless, if you develop flinching habits at the range, they carry over to hunting situations even if you don't realize it. Also, damage is being done to your ears, even if you don't "hear" it.

Still, the hearing damage from a single shot is minimal. That's why, even though I am extremely fastidious about always using hearing protection at the range, I don't worry about it when hunting.

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