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Which brake for a factory Sendero

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Unread 07-04-2008, 08:27 AM
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Vias here

Plus one for the Vias. Here is my LSR in 7mmWSM, VERY little felt recoil,

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Unread 07-04-2008, 08:45 AM
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The Vias is a good brake and it does work well but the ported brakes are not as effecient as the baffel style brakes that anybody makes. We test a vias and a Badger Thruser bake head to hade on the same gun with the same ammo with the brakes being turned to the biameter of the barrel which was .900" , the badger brake was clearly the winner by vote of 7 people shooting it all said it worked better , and the Badger realy isin't that effecient of a baffel brake not nearly as much as Nate , Kirby or Shawn's
another thing to think about is that if you shoot a vias onn the ground your going to kick up alot of dirt and dust and at high enough speed to make it a safety hazard.
One last thing that is my personal oppinion is that the Vias brake is over priced , its a very simple desgine to make either on manual tools or CNC , hell you could make it in a drill press with an indexing head.
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Unread 07-04-2008, 12:22 PM
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The Edge goes to DE

The Vais brake works very well. I had one installed on my 300 RUM. However, if you take shots in the field from the prone position, the Vais will channel the excess gases in all directions - including down. The result is a lot of dirt and debris being blown back up and into the front scope lens. I switched to a defensive edge and the problem disappeared. It works just as well, perhaps even better - and looks great.
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Unread 07-04-2008, 10:36 PM
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you're correct but

The Badger, Holland are effective and it's true about dirt kicking up, especially if the wind is hard in your face. I don't hunt with my brake on, too damn loud!

I also choose the Vias because I must remove the brake to shoot in NRA Long Range matches. Brakes are not allowed. When I screw it back on, I don't have to worry about "timing" as you do with a horizontal brake.

As far as cost, it is relative. It's like, if you can afford a $50,000 truck, why complain about the cost of fuel?

I guess that's why there are a bunch of brakes out there.
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Unread 08-04-2008, 01:03 AM
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I have an Holland QD on a 9 1/2 LB Rem 700 sporter in 338 RUM shooting 300 SMKs at 2730 FPS and 225 NABs somewhere over 3000 FPS (some idiot shot the rods off of my chrone, both sides),

I have a Defensive Edge 4 port on a 270 AM.

Both are side vents with the Holland having vents on the top.

My 5' 5" - 105 # stick of a grandson shoots the 338 RUM w/225 NABs at the over 3000 FPS mark all afternoon without a problem. An he's a wimp just like his grandpa.;)
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