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Old September 24, 2008, 10:56 AM   #1
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Muzzle Brake Install in Akron Ohio

I have a Weatehrby Vanguard chambered in 7mm Rem Mag. I am considering installing a brake.

Can anyone recommend a gunsmith in the Akron area?
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Old September 24, 2008, 07:55 PM   #2
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I really have some thoughts on muzzle brakes from long associations with snipers, law enforcement etc.
If a rifles recoil is too much for a shooter (as yours can be - I've fired your very same Vanguard in 7 mag) and it recoils enough to really bother you I'd suggest a lighter caliber.
The 280 Rem. is a fine cartridge, as fine or finer than the 270 Win! The secret to reducing recoil is going with a rifle of less cup pressure and a slower pressure curve and HAVING A BUT PAD AT RIGHT ANGLES TO THE BORE LINE! I really thing a "limb-saver" pad would solve your recoil problem and having the smith get it ar right angles to the bore (top of the stock).
Also, though many will not agree the headspace must be minimum!
If you go to Africa (or hunt with a responsible guide) he probably tell you to unscrew the brake or leave - ear damage is possible not only for you but those around you.
Hope you do not take umbrage at my remarks but I have told you the truth.
Actually, the 7X57 Mauser cartridge loaded for modern rifles at 50,000CUP will do anything you want done with your 7MM Rem Mag.
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