Pros & Cons of the Winchester BOSS?
I'm shopping for a Winchester Model 70 Classic Stainless in 338 Win Mag and have a choice between two guns, one with a BOSS and one without. Both are in equally nice condition but, while I don't like the way the BOSS looks on the gun, I'm leaning in that direction due to the BOSS's reputation for taming the 338's recoil. Can anyone tell me how much the BOSS reduces actual or felt 338 Win recoil? Does it do a better job than an aftermarket muzzle brake? Any other thoughts, pro or con, on buying a BOSS-equipped gun or the one with the regular barrel? I know there's a noise penalty with the BOSS, but I already wear a GameEar device to prevent hearing loss. I'd sure appreciate your thoughts before plunking down my hard-earned money. Thanks.