- Nov 21, 2007
- Middle TN
Anyone had one installed on your rifle? Cost and who did you use to do it?
DaveB":24272drz said:I have a BOSS on my Browning A-Bolt 300 WinMag. The purpose of the BOSS is to improve accuracy and at the same time, reduce recoil. Both are achieved.
However, the muzzle brake functionality has some very real and quite serious downsides:
1. The noise will deafen you. You cannot shoot the rifle without hearing protection at the range and in the field.
2. At the range you will effect those around you in a negative way. People cannot sit to your left or right for many positions. I have been asked to hold off more than once.
3. In brush you can easily start a fire. I thought this was just BS, it is absolutely true. If I could shoot my BOSS in low light conditions and get it on film you would see what I mean.
OTOH I can shoot the 300 with 180 gr Noslers and max loads of IMR7828 all day and come away with no misery. The recoil is reduced to sub 243 level.
I have a "new" BOSS that does not have the muzzle brake engineering that I need to install and develop the perfect load.