I have used his brakes and they are good ones.
He is a good one to do buisness with also.
In reference to your post on striking the brake, It must not have had a large enough hole (Bullet
Dia + .020 thousandths)Some have tried less and have had trouble with accuracy because of the
pressure wave created buy the bullet having an effect on it.
The bullet should be totally clear of the break before it starts to work with no effect on it.
I have tried boring the hole starting at .005 and going larger while testing and found no
improvement in recoil reduction and only found an increase in recoil starting at .030 overbore.
Accuracy was impaired (All tho not much) with the smaller bore on the brake. .015 to .025 seems
to be an optumum diameter for the brakes and most of the manufactures of brakes recomend
Bullet diameter + .020.
I personally don't like brakes on most rifles but a lot of people do, so in order to install them
correctly I wanted to understand cause and effects of brakes, Hence the testing.
So even if it was a poor design it shouldn't have effected the accuracy if installed properly IMO.
Also the "Smith" should not try out something new on one of his client's rifles before all testing
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