Should I have got the brake ?

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    Sure hope you guys got the patience for some questions...the more I read and I've read a lot the more I realize there's so much to know it's daunting to say the least. I'm doing my best to search first for my answers but some stuff I can't quite find. This one is about the brake I ordered with the MPA PMR Pro rifle for PRS type events. I guess I should say this everytime so there's an understanding of my background and knowledge...I dont have any...literally....never shot a rifle with a scope and only shot a rifle maybe 3 or 4 times in my life.

    So after a bunch of reading I came away with the understanding that recoil mattered in a few ways...basically less is better. With that in mind and after reading about what a brake does as far as mitigating recoil...and then realizing MPA offered a brake that could be installed as part of the build...I ordered the gun with one.

    Fast forward now and one of the threads I was reading in was the "range etiquette" one in the bear pit. I all of a sudden realized that brakes on a rifle change how the sound is heard...in other words a lot louder to people close by the shooter. Then I thought crap...maybe those are frowned upon at PRS type events...so now I'm asking before my order from MPA is built...should I have ordered it with the brake or maybe not ?
     
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    Yes nearly everyone in prs is running a crazy loud break. Buy good ear pro and put Advil’s in your pack. It’s unfortunate we all can’t be running with a can, life would be so nice. Best thing about 22prs is you can pretty much get by with no ear pro.
     
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    Guns are loud. If your range neighbor is offended, they can leave. That being said, I shoot suppressed 99% of the time just playing at the range. PRS matches and practice are shot with the brake.
     

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    Long strings with suppressors are more problematic than with a break. Them gun mufflers get hot fast, and wash out your image.
     

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    Brakes are ubiquitous because they work. Too damn loud but they cut recoil by 35-40% thereby making spotting impacts possible
     

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    Ahh ok...I'm safe then as far as how I ordered the gun with a brake on it...I realized I forgot to say what the caliber is and came back to add that part in...there was already 5 or 6 answers....you guys are quick lol...it's a 6mm creedmoor.
     

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    Long strings with suppressors are more problematic than with a break. Them gun mufflers get hot fast, and wash out your image.
    Yeah it took me awhile to figure out why the end of some rifles had a wrap of material on them...like I said...I'm about as noob as you can get lol /shrug
     

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    Wear double ear pro.
    Yeah I bought a couple pair of Walkers Razor ear muffs...of course I haven't been able to use them yet so no clue if they were worth the money. These are noise canceling if I remember right where supposedly I can hear normal conversation but when a gun goes off it reacts and blocks that noise...hopefully I'll find out soon if they actually work. With ear plugs in and muffs on I wont be able to hear squat if they don't.../shrug
     

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    Yeah I bought a couple pair of Walkers Razor ear muffs...of course I haven't been able to use them yet so no clue if they were worth the money. These are noise canceling if I remember right where supposedly I can hear normal conversation but when a gun goes off it reacts and blocks that noise...hopefully I'll find out soon if they actually work. With ear plugs in and muffs on I wont be able to hear squat if they don't.../shrug
    Thats how I roll foamies or custom plugs and walkers. You can turn the electronics up to hear conversation / commands.

    Quiet helps you concentrate.
     
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    So I'm kind of a noob as well so I'll chime in on the OP's thread - I'm running a brake and love it. Loud it is but the recoil reduction lets me spot stuff I'd never see un braked. I'd *love* to run suppressed but it's not legal in Illinois. My question: Do cans/suppressors have any effect on recoil? Is there any braking effect to a can or is it simply suppression?

    Thanks in Advance and apologies to the OP.

    VooDoo
     

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    So I'm kind of a noob as well so I'll chime in on the OP's thread - I'm running a brake and love it. Loud it is but the recoil reduction lets me spot stuff I'd never see un braked. I'd *love* to run suppressed but it's not legal in Illinois. My question: Do cans/suppressors have any effect on recoil? Is there any braking effect to a can or is it simply suppression?

    Thanks in Advance and apologies to the OP.

    VooDoo


    A can does have an effect. Just not as much as a brake. Can also change the characteristics from a quick punch in the shoulder to a hard shove.
     

    Snuby642

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    A can also eliminates concussion and some muzzle flip.
    Great on intermediate calibers.

    The recoil seems not as sharp as w/o.