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Unread 02-10-2012, 04:12 PM
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allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

Would the aps 5 port painkiller brake reduce recoil to 30-06 levels in my 10lb lapua?
I have a scope with 3.5" eye relief. Im not buying another scope . I think a matte black 5 port painkiller brake would look mean on my lapua. Im not recoil shy. I just don't want to be slapped by a optic lol.also my scope is 29oz without mount plus add a lb for the bipod

Here's the savage factory brake
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    Unread 02-10-2012, 04:44 PM
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    Re: allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

    The APS brake will reduce the recoil of your Lapua more than the brake that came with it for sure. I don't know of you would need the big whopping five port One though.

    P.S. I hope you are married because there is an awful lot of pink and light blue colors in that background :p
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    Re: allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

    I'm thinkin' the big 5 port PK would be a bit much. On the 375 AM it reduces the recoil to a twitch which is much much less than a Holland QD brake on a 338 RUM shooting 300 gr projectiles does.

    Kirby would know which size to use. email him..
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    Re: allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

    All you would need is the three port medium painkiller. That is what I have on my lapua and it is a dream to shoot!!
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    Re: allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

    Lol no it's not my pillow.
    I shot it today no scope just shot it at the dirt hill to get a feel for the recoil.
    using 285gr hornady.the box lists 2745fps. Very light recoil like a 30-06 not as light as the surplus fmj probably same as a 06 with 160 something gr projos. Im going to leave it as is. The fun barely moved when I shot it. That's a mild load to I would think a 285gr at 2745. Wasn't that loud either with just shooting muffs no secondary protection like I always been told when using a brake. It didn't seem much different noise or recoil wise than my brothers m70 ranger
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    Re: allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

    IMO - but my disclaimer is that I have not done scientific testing. But if you took your stock unit which appears to be a good design and compared it to the top of the line models. The change in recoil reduction might be less than 10%

    You would hope that the designers did the best they could.

    Allen brakes in this picture use larger side vents than the older style Holland. Darrel Holland might have read this and his new line up of brakes has significantly larger side ports compared to the older QD. Even DH's web sight shows the older version

    Pics of new Small 3 port Painkiller muzzle brake from APS...
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    Re: allen 5 port muzzle brake vs factory one

    He's probably really busy, otherwise he'd be here already. Consult with Kirby Allen himself or be patient before he gets the opportunity to chime in.

    Good luck!

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