Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


Reply

Need a more efficient brake.

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 03-18-2010, 11:04 AM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 61
Need a more efficient brake.

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.

Thanks.

Last edited by midgetorama32; 03-18-2010 at 11:47 AM.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-18-2010, 12:16 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Elko, NV
Posts: 461
Re: Need a more efficient brake.

APS painkiller's are impressive at reducing recoil. They make a light weight 270AM (270-7mm RUM improved) feel like a 243. You'd have to feel it to believe it. They are worth the extra money.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-18-2010, 02:01 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,672
Re: Need a more efficient brake.

As mentioned the PK's are great, as is Holland's Radial.
Other good brakes out there as well by smiths here on the site too, such as Jim See.
I don't have one of his Muscle Brakes but they have good reports as well as does Shawn Carlock's DE brakes
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-18-2010, 02:34 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SOCIALIST CONTROLLED TERRITORY OF NEW YORK
Posts: 4,388
Re: Need a more efficient brake.

+1 for the pain killer makes my 260 rem feel like a 22. I have a Reohdale precsion brake on my 300 win mag and it feels like a 308.

I realy like the look of SSG brakes as well
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-18-2010, 05:17 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: ne pa
Posts: 55
Re: Need a more efficient brake.

I had several different brakes on some different 300 rum and the holland definetly tamed recoil the best. I could spot all shots beyond 500 yrds. I am getting a 338 rum built now and am trying the muscle brake heard good things about it. Good luck.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-18-2010, 10:58 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
Posts: 5,421
Re: Need a more efficient brake.

Quote:
Originally Posted by midgetorama32 View Post
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.

Thanks.
I won't get into brands because they are mostly a personal choice so I will recomend a type of
brake.

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.

J E CUSTOM
__________________
"PRESS ON"
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-19-2010, 03:49 AM
Gold Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Central AZ
Posts: 895
Re: Need a more efficient brake.

+1 on JE's comments.

Also keep in mind that a radial brake thows up a lot of dirt, dust & debris when shooting prone in the forest/desert. I learned that one the hard way and ended up changing out my Vais for a DE.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Need a more efficient brake.
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
cost efficient meplat trimmer D.ID Reloading 1 12-18-2010 04:37 PM
Maximum efficient barrel length?????? Agunner012 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 5 03-30-2006 01:42 PM
Where to find a brake like the Serbu shark brake? Kanab Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 1 03-23-2005 07:26 PM
A good, EFFICIENT arsenal for all ranges goodgrouper Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 5 12-30-2004 09:27 PM
A good, EFFICIENT arsenal for all ranges goodgrouper Long Range Hunting & Shooting 0 12-29-2004 01:54 AM

Current Poll
Spot & Stalk or Ambush For Western Deer?
MOSTLY - Spot & Stalk - 73.69%
1,028 Vote
MOSTLY - Ambush - 26.31%
367 Votes
Total Votes: 1,395
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC