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    Just wondering who in the state instales em? And good or bad experiences.Thanks

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    Stan Jackson in Anchorage makes and installs them. The ones he makes screw on and off, which is kind of nice. Use it at the range, then take it off in the field...and you can have him make a ring that screws over the threads when the brake is removed...so it is more asthetic. I had one in the past on my .375 H&H, and it worked well. When I rebarreled, I decided not to do it again...only because I really didn't need it in the first place.

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    Thanks Doc do you have a contact number for Stan?

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    Wildman, his number is 349-3854. Hes on the southside of town off of Klatt. I was in his shop friday and he does good work plus a hell of a nice guy.

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    Default Brake...before and after

    If you sight in your rifle with a brake on it and then hunt without the brake make sure you recheck your sight in since most ofter your point of impact will be different with and without the brake.

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    Thanks for the info guys. The brake will stay on .I have one rifle that gives me scope eye at least once every time I shoot 10 to 15 rounds through it.Its not my largest cal but its light weight and I want to keep it that way.

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    Sorry not to get back with you sooner...I was working at the rifle range today.

    You already got Stan's number from Blink, I'll add that his cell phone number is 250-0252. I've used Stan for 15 years. He's old school, a good guy, and skilled. Be sure to call him first, and get directions to his shop (which is in the back yard of his house...and kind of different...but his equipment is top notch). He has summer hours right now, which means closed on Sat/Sun and Monday.

    Shphrtr gave you some good advice, i.e., the point of impact will change with/without the brake (if you remove it for the field). If you use it in the field be sure to not have anyone off to your side when shooting...it is abusive. Also, protect your own hearing.

    Good luck guy.

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    Make sure you wear a set of muffs or plugs when firing the rifle, although one should do that even with guns that have no brakes installed. Electronic ear muffs work very well. I have a set of Peltor electronic ear muffs that I always wear before pulling the trigger at the range, as well as when hunting. I have been doing this for over ten years now. I also carry a military type ear plug holder looped through my shirts collar button hole, and inside of it a set of chartreuse color foam plugs, and another set of plugs in my pocket. I do this just in case it's raining when hunting, since the muffs are not rain proof.

    Believe me when i tell you that you should wear plugs of muffs when shooting a "braked" rifle. I have "been there and done that," and could still hear whistling noises in my left ear a couple of weeks later.---------

    That said, the muzzle will help you become a better shooter since you can spend more time at the range practicing.

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    Wild West Guns installes thier own Muzzle Brakes. I bought a Rem 700 300 RUM that had one already installed from the previous owner and I really liked it. Kicked about like a 270.The only thing I woud have changed is that I would've liked it to be removeable.Give them a call,they are on the frontage road south of Dowling.

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    If you're getting bit by the scope, you might want to consider a scope with more eye relief as another option. I can't stand muzzle breaks and will go to any means possible to avoid needing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul H View Post
    If you're getting bit by the scope, you might want to consider a scope with more eye relief as another option. I can't stand muzzle breaks and will go to any means possible to avoid needing them.
    Me too.
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    Brakes are great. I am not afraid to say I had two rifles with brakes and it totally transformed them from bruisers to ***** cats. Yes they are nosiy, so what? That is what ear plugs and muffs are for at the range.
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