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Brakes vs recoil

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Unread 02-18-2009, 07:12 PM
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Brakes vs recoil

Hi guys

There is a very interesting discussion going on down in the classifieds. Its all about a rifle that every who has had the pleasure of shooting it agreed on one thing--it was nasty. Now don't get me wrong it was shootable, but fun it was not. It shot well considering, but ya had to work at it.
Anyhow, I been following Nathan's listing--even added to it a couple times. I find it very interesting the different opinions of the various brakes on the market. I have shot rifles with the AccuBrake by Wby, the KDF brake, Vias brake, the DE brake and a few others. To me they are a great aid to accuracy but I have never noticed much difference between them. I have never shot a rifle with a Holland brake on it.
With that said I would like to post a pic of the day I got this rifle with the new Hart barrel chambered in 338-300.

What do you see guys.
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Unread 02-18-2009, 07:25 PM
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Re: Brakes vs recoil

I don't see any blood on the eyepiece.

Look's like an effective Defensive Edge brake and a Zeiss Conquest on a nice looking rifle.

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Unread 02-18-2009, 08:01 PM
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Re: Brakes vs recoil

Same rifle, different scope and muzzlebrake.
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Unread 02-18-2009, 08:53 PM
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Re: Brakes vs recoil


I replied to nathan's post and I have not shot to many rifles with brakes but the ones I have reduced recoil a good bit the Holland seems to do a beter job. I have not tried but three types of muzzle brakes and they were the Holland,vias, and a factory savage. I work with some people that think a 7mm Rem mag kicks to hard. My self and my best friend both like hard kickers I think that some people are more recoil sensitive than others. These are my experiances and opinions.

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Unread 02-19-2009, 10:10 AM
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Re: Brakes vs recoil

Looks like the APS Painkiller.

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Unread 02-19-2009, 01:11 PM
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Re: Brakes vs recoil

If not Kirby's PK, I was thinking Holland's Radial.
Hard to tell from the picture
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Unread 02-19-2009, 05:23 PM
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Re: Brakes vs recoil

Phil nice looking rifle, first thing that comes to my mind is my god what a rest. That thing looks awsome. I sent the gun off to Darrell yesterday for one of his radial brakes. It will probably be wednesday before it gets, there i didnt ask him how long it would take thought that would be rude considering how busy most smiths are, I am sure they get asked that enough.

Any way, when i get it back yall will be the first to here how it does. Hopefully it will be alittle more fun to shoot. Keepin my fingers crossed.

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