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tim
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muzzle break vs mag-na-port

I got a .270wsm and was wanting to put some sort of muzzle dampening device on. I don't like kick. SO i was wondering which would be better the muzzle break or the magnaport. magnaport is lighter but doesn't take as much kick away. Pros and cons anyone. If this was a .338 i wouldn't even consider the magnaport.

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Location: Winnipeg,MB
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i heard from some friends that muzzel breaks are super SSUPER loud, so i heard.

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I would much rather deal with recoil than the noise that a muzzle brake makes. I have a brother in law that shoots a 7mm RUM with a MB that is painful even with ear plugs.

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Muzzle blast sucks and will make you deaf. Try the limbsaver recoil pad, add weight to the rifle, shoot the reduced recoil ammo or drop to a lighter recoiling rifle.

tim
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I got a muzzle break on my .338 I like it. Noise isn't an issue at the bench with ear muffs and the one shot at game aint that big of a deal. I will deal with the noise fo rthe less kick.

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I've got a 300 win mag and a 300 wsm (please do ask me why). I hate the recoil at the bench but like my 10 gauge and my 12 gauge 3 1/2 inch super black eagles (one smooth bore and one rifled but both super light guns) I have no idea which one of those recoils the most when I am hunting. Just use a sissy pad when on the bench and you will be happy when you hunt. As far as porting goes it mostly reduced muzzle jump on my 7mm mag and I never thought about a compensator after the first time I heard on (I think my ears are still ringing).
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Maybe this will assist our readers:
Most of the recoil is " In Your ears", I used to shoot at one time with a man that had no hearing whatsoever, and guess who never complained of recoil.

Free Recoil Energy(recoil) cannot be calculated in the use of factory ammunition unless manufacurer will devulge the following info:
Velocity in fps(v),bullet weight(bw) powder weight in grains(pw
You will need to know your gun weight in pounds(including scope ,sling,clip etc(gw)
When you havedetermined(not guessed) the formul is:

Free Energy Recoil {V (bw +1.75 pw) squared
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64.348 x gw

imp Velocity over 2500 fps change the 1.75 in formula to 1.5

Here's an example from Metallic Carridge Reload( not my calculations)

270: gw 8.5 lbs,pw 55 gr.bw 130 gr, v: 3025 fps...Free recoil.. 17.5 lbs

30.06 gw 8.5lbs pw 52 gr, bw 150 gr v: 2875 fps..Free recoil....17.9 lbs

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There are some ranges that don't allow muzzle braked firearms. Check with the range you plan on using it at.
I shoot a 270wsm and a 300wsm. I installed a decelerator pad on the 300 and a limbsaver on the 270. Both are very comfortable to shoot and the blast is tolerable for myself and the other shooters at the range.

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What? What? You're gonna have to speak up...what?

I'll put up with the recoil in order to hear leaves crunching under an animal's feet or, for that matter, to hear my kids laugh.

I've worked around jet engines for a lot of years and am pretty protective of my hearing. I've also had the unpleasant experience of having my teeth rattled by the guy next to me at the range shooting a ported .300 Win Mag. Hearing loss is a one-way trip and it's cumulative over time. What doesn't appear to cause damage today can add to all those other times that didn't seem to cause damage -- and then one day your hearing starts getting worse on its own even without the loud noises.

tim
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I guess i am kind of lucky. My range is in my yard and i shoot the .338 twice a week, during the summer. Granted not alot of shots at once but i can sit down and shoot this gun and not have any problems. I never heard the muzzle blast shooting this gun at my elk this year. So maybe the noise is louder for other people not the one behind the gun. I guess i just like the muzzle break because my .338 kicks like my .30-06. Not very much. I have shot this gun at the range once in the 10 years that i have had it.

tim

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