Originally Posted by Buffalobob
Shawn makes a four slot brake and that would have probably have been a better choice to start with for a rifle with a lot of recoil.
The Holland RADIAL brake is on a video starring Ernie and produced by Len Backus on this website of a hard-kicking 7mm Dakota pistol using some of the bigger 7 MM bullets that is being held with two fingers and the shooter is planted behind it using a riflescope..... The gun did not torque out of the two finger hold and did not rotate back and crack the shooter between the eyes.
I don't know if the DE brake or any others for that matter will perform as well as this.
But with the given evidence that the Holland will perform well on a hand-cannon pistol with a rifle scope and it is documented on video by the owner of this site, why go with an unknown quantity?
It would be interresting to see all the ones that have been mentioned here tested on the same gun to get some side by side data.
However, since this is not done yet, I purchased the radial brake for my 300 Dakota XP for the same reason that Ernie has one on his 7mm Dakota....... They work well on the hand cannon pistols........
If they work on those pistols, then it should be a slam dunk on the rifles. I have tested the standard Holland's brake against a Harrel brake and it was not even a fair test.
Tell you what, if some of the brake companies want their brakes tested side by side, just send me one (that I can use for the test and then return when finished with testing) and we can video them on my 300 Dakota XP-100 and get some side by side comparisons.
Until then, I will have to consider the Holland's brake the "king of the hill" due to its great performance on Ernie's 7mm Dakota XP-100.
Another point is that for the tests to be fair, I think the diameter of the baffle area should be relatively close to the same diameter.....
My Holland's is the 1.2" (1.185") model.
This discussion will probably set some out on missions to improve upon the existing brakes that we have available today. We all win when that happens.