Muzzle breaks and their use
I will start this thread. Let me first start out and say I own one rifle with a muzzle break on it... a 378 WBY... but on the 460 thread I saw where people were crapping on the muzzle break. I think they have a place. On my 378, you just cannot shoot it without it. It tips the scale at 7.7 lbs (my one carbon fiber barreled gun) and is a beast, but I dont get off where, if you can shoot a gun with one are not.
Most guided hunts I've been on the tracker or guide moves behind you when you get ready to fire.
Also the muzzle blast from lets say a breaked 416 is no worse than a 500 nitro double or a 470-- so what is the beef. I think this is another excuse for people to bitch.
My other bitch is that who is paying for the hunt (the guide or trackers--I think not), and if it is reasonable and helps the shooter shoot straight then by all means go for it. I would like my clents shoot well, and find their game--than me track it all over the country. I know I will hear all sorts off different OP but thats how I feel. I guided deer and hog hunter for 5 years while in high school and college. Am I hard of hearing? Yes! But I dont think that is from the clients I had shooting muzzle breaks.
The Peanut Gallery is open!