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#5639835 - 03/07/15 02:52 PM What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag...
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I love my Remington 300 Win Mag! I won it from a work promo 29 years ago. Other than a small scratch on the end it looks almost like new...utterly beautiful! And on top of that it is a straight up shooter. So here's the problem...I've got a pretty bad neck. I can shoot it 2-3 times at the range but I'm done after that. So if I ever needed to use it hunting I am very very confident I'd hit whatever I aimed at but I'd like to shoot it more often without worrying about getting the crap kicked out of me..

So now the question....would you just hold on to it and if you ever need it you can always use it? Or would you have a muzzle brake put on it so you can shoot it more often?

I really struggle with altering it in any way. I know it's not worth anything other than it being sentimental but now that I'm older the sentimental does play into it for me so As much as I'd like to put a brake on it so I can shoot it more I just haven't been able to bring myself to do it.

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#5639839 - 03/07/15 02:55 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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You could always suppress it. Then when you wanted it to look pretty just put a blued thread protector over the threads. That would give you recoil reduction, plus the obvious noise reduction, and it would be easy to remove it.


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#5639842 - 03/07/15 02:58 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Bring it to my house in Melissa, I'll buy it from you, I will get a brake put on it for you, then give you a call when you can come buy it back.

It's loud with or without a brake. Cept with a brake it has about half the recoil.
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#5639907 - 03/07/15 03:44 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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My 300WM is hearing safe with my suppressor and it has literally no felt recoil. My girlfriend was 3 for 3 on the 12" gong at 500 yards when she shot my 300 for the first time. She agreed that it eliminated all of the recoil.

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#5640052 - 03/07/15 05:02 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I would get a new gun...but i like toys smile

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#5640193 - 03/07/15 06:32 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I'm not a fan of brakes, but I'd put a brake on the rifle if I were you. It's obvious that you like the rifle, you shoot it well, you have confidence in it and it has some sentimental value.

Brakes really work and a .300 WM is too loud to shoot safely without hearing protection anyway.
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#5640286 - 03/07/15 07:36 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I sent my .300 Win mag (a Browning) off to Magna-Port, and it came back still shooting good but with a lot less recoil. Magna-Porting doesn't change the appearance of the gun so much.
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#5640315 - 03/07/15 07:56 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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I have the exact same gun from that time period. I had a brake put on it years ago, and glad I did. It made a huge difference, really not to bad to shoot now. You do have to be very careful about the ear protection.

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#5640328 - 03/07/15 08:02 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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You could try a Witt Machine brake. They clamp on to the barrel and supposedly work really well. Since it clamps on, you can always go back to stock.
http://texashuntingforum.com/forum/ubbthreads.php/topics/5632194/Witt_Machine#Post5632194
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#5640417 - 03/07/15 08:54 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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+1 on the Witt Machine brake. I put one on my 300 wm and the recoil is comparable to a 308, maybe less.
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#5640593 - 03/07/15 11:06 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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It can be loaded to 308 levels easy enough if you hand load, or have Chad work up some lighter loads.

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#5641542 - 03/08/15 05:23 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Bring it to my house in Melissa, I'll buy it from you, I will get a brake put on it for you, then give you a call when you can come buy it back.

It's loud with or without a brake. Cept with a brake it has about half the recoil.


Lol...thanks Jason! Creative thinking there. I think I'm just going to get'r done!

Thanks guys!

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#5642067 - 03/08/15 09:23 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: Tff caribou
You could always suppress it. Then when you wanted it to look pretty just put a blued thread protector over the threads. That would give you recoil reduction, plus the obvious noise reduction, and it would be easy to remove it.


This is what I would do. I wouldn't bastardize a beautiful BDL with a break, but I'm not really a fan of them.

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#5642086 - 03/08/15 09:34 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Brake it!! With the threaded protector cap, you can screw it on and it will look almost factory. Look at the Vais Brake, been around a while, very effective and doesn't need to be indexed.

Suppressors are great.......but I think it would look VERY out of place on your BDL, Unless you put it in a McMillan A=5. They are pretty expensive and take forever to do all the BS, just my opinion though.

OR , you could shelve it and buy a 7mm-08

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#5642109 - 03/08/15 09:44 PM Re: What would you do? Remington BDL 300 Win Mag... [Re: Deerhunter61]
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Just shoot Remington Managed Recoil loads most of the time. These replicate .300 Savage ballistics and recoil. In fact, TBH, you don't need more than the .300 Savage for Texas whitetails unless you are shooting over 400 yards.
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