Originally Posted by midgetorama32
On my 338 Edge I currently have a Gentry Quiet brake. It seems to tame recoil well but I am looking for something that will be even more efficient. My barrel contour isn't that heavy so the gun is pretty lively and following my shots are impossible.
What are some good options? I'd love to try the Painkiller by Allen Precision but I think they are priced out of my budget.
I won't get into brands because they are mostly a personal choice so I will recomend a type of
The quite brakes are quieter because of there design and normally have no baffles just vent
holes that are 90 degrees or less to the bore.
The baffled brakes are more effective than the non baffled brakes but they are louder.
The quick discharge type brakes have large ports with baffles and sometimes ports in the
top to help control muzzle rise and are the MOST effective at reducing recoil but also the
loudest and the worst on bystanders.
For the medium size cartriges like the 7mag and 3006 I normally recomend the Vias for
reasonable recoil reduction and noise.
But for the hard kicking rifles I will recomend the large port baffle type like the Holland,
painkiller,Muscle brake or the DE brake for maximum recoil reduction and let the shooter
decide which one he likes the looks of.
I personally don't like brakes on anything I shoot because of the noise and having to
wear some kind of ear protection while hunting. the only rifle I have that has to have a
brake is the 50 BMG because my tolerance to recoil stops around 85 to 90 ft/lbs and the
big 50 is more than twice than that with out a brake.
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