- May 6, 2014
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- Nacogdoches, TX
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- SCI, Pineywoods SCI, NAHC, TTH
- USA, South Africa (Eastern Cape)
muzzle breaks are fine if you shoot at your own home. but few things are more rude then using a muzzle break at a public range.
First of all you've already assumed I'm rude by firing my 375 with a break at a public range. First thing I do is inform the range officer of this and ask if he has a bench with some room, if not I tell the shooters next to me what I'm shooting . When I go to a public range I have to assume this is a possibility from other shooters and since I have no other option I have to accept it. Another point at least in my opinion is when I get on the bench to practice before I spend many thousands of dollars on a hunt I want to not think about recoil. Some of us here just don't like it and I'm one of them. Sorry if those of us offend you with big guns with breaks. My apologies to the forum for high jacking this thread into something else. Guys like this get my siciliano blood pressure up.
I was not going to comment on this discussion but have decided to ... as it was added to my original thread!
I have very few options to shoot, other than a public range. The land that I hunt on is over 5 hours away and while I have space to check the zero on a rifle, it is not conducive to much more than the one or two rounds that I fire on the last work trip before the season. I am actually very concerned about the sound from my rifle. At 55 years of age, I am in the process of getting expensive hearing aids to hopefully stop any further hearing loss and to accommodate for the loss that I have. I thought long and hard about purchasing a rifle with even a magnaport, but understand anyone who wants a muzzle break ... because, well it is their money and their rifle.
Even with a port instead of a break, I took all of Johhny's precautions on the range because others have done the same for me when they brought out the big guns or breaks ... it is just common courtesy and I appreciated it from them and from Johnny when he goes to a public range. I certainly think there is space for all of us to participate in this sport ... be it at the public range down the road or 100,000 acres in Sothern Africa.