Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics


Reply

Which Break is the most effective?

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-01-2009, 02:36 PM
Bronze Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 59
Which Break is the most effective?

I have a lightweight custom 7mm RUM and a matching rifle in .338 RUM, I am looking to rebarrel the 7mm RUM with a little heavier barrel say in the .750-.850 range and I want the most effective break available for watching bullet impacts. The rebarrel job is for several reasons such as I want a little heavier barrel, Want a more effective break, and I want to have it throated for 180 VLDs.


If all works out well, I might rebarrel the .338 as well. I am currious what each of you may have to say on the topic.

Thanks,

Totch
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-01-2009, 03:04 PM
SPONSOR
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Wyoming
Posts: 2,674
Re: Which Break is the most effective?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Totch94 View Post
I have a lightweight custom 7mm RUM and a matching rifle in .338 RUM, I am looking to rebarrel the 7mm RUM with a little heavier barrel say in the .750-.850 range and I want the most effective break available for watching bullet impacts. The rebarrel job is for several reasons such as I want a little heavier barrel, Want a more effective break, and I want to have it throated for 180 VLDs.


If all works out well, I might rebarrel the .338 as well. I am currious what each of you may have to say on the topic.

Thanks,

Totch
Totch,
"Most effective" may be difficult to say with authority.
My current favorite is Holland's Radial brake. I have it on 5 barrels, and it works great. Largest chambering is the 7mm Dakota.
I am soon to get a 338AX (338 Lapua Improved) and it will have Kirby Allen's PK (Pain Killer) brake. I am very interested to see how the PK works with the set-up I will be shooting.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-01-2009, 03:29 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: USA
Posts: 2,598
Re: Which Break is the most effective?

Don't know about the most effective, but this Defensive Edga break makes my 338 Lapua shooting 300 grain SMK's kick seem like nothing


__________________
range it,check the wind, dial in correction, aim and only one shot
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-02-2009, 12:36 AM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: California
Posts: 458
Re: Which Break is the most effective?

The brakes listed are very good, and they all have one thing in common: They are built with integral baffles, not just holes around the periphery.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-02-2009, 12:52 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,090
Re: Which Break is the most effective?

I have a DE on a 270 AM and a Holland QD on a 338 RUM. The AM is an LRH configuration and hte RUM is a sproter.

I can spot my shots with both from 200 yds on out with both.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-02-2009, 08:48 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Fredericksburg VA
Posts: 4,131
Re: Which Break is the most effective?

I have been sold on the Holland brakes for quite a while and like Ernie, I think the new Holland Radial brake is awesome.

I have it on my 338 Lapua Ack Imp and it is a pussycat to shoot. It is also going on by 338 Big Baer (338-408) that is being built.

if there is one better, especially for the same money ($100), I have not seen it personally. However, lot of good brakes being made today.

If you do mind holes all the way around, the Harrells brothers brakes is way to go. Cost is under $30 as they mass produce them on CNC machines. you can find their link on BR central.

BH
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-02-2009, 09:40 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Posts: 1,654
Re: Which Break is the most effective?

I used to have a radial break on a 300 win mag I didn't like it to well because the muzzle blast blew back into your face. It managed the recoil okay I guess, I also shot a weatherby styl break on a 7mm mag and it had the same effect. I put a defensive edge break on my 300 RUM judging from what some of the guys told me on this forum and boy was I glad I listened my RUM kicks like a .243 with the 210 bergers and another plus is no blow back in your face Shawns break rocks as for my opinion I would take all of the radial breaks off for scrap metal and buy a defensive edge break with it

Bigbuck
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: Which Break is the most effective?
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
max effective range for 7mm-08 M_freeman Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 17 02-14-2014 06:38 AM
Max effective range for .22-250 lenny 308 Coyote Hunting - From 10 Yards to over 1,000 Yards 11 12-14-2013 08:14 AM
max effective range for .308 philsummers21 Deer Hunting 9 08-11-2011 05:57 AM
338 wim max effective range. darrindlh Rifles, Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics 63 11-19-2009 11:14 AM
.300 Win Mag effective range chris matthews Long Range Hunting & Shooting 4 07-18-2001 08:43 AM

Current Poll
Do you archery hunt for elk?
YES - 32.12%
62 Votes
NO - 52.33%
101 Votes
Not yet, but I plan to. - 15.54%
30 Votes
Total Votes: 193
You may not vote on this poll.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:25 AM.


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