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KDF or VAIS break?

 
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Old 12-26-2002, 10:39 AM
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KDF or VAIS break?

Does anyone have an opinion as to wether either of these breaks is better than the other? Or is there a feature you like more with reguards to one than the other, and why?

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Old 12-26-2002, 11:49 AM
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Re: KDF or VAIS break?

Vais brakes (if you are referring to the Ron Bartlett version) are good and not quite as loud as the KDF. The KDF is very effective and VERY loud.

I have not had any experience with Vais' new brake (Hi Tech or something like that), since he returned from retirement.

FWIW,

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Old 12-26-2002, 03:24 PM
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Re: KDF or VAIS break?

I had a Vais brake installed on my custom .338 Ultra Mag, I installed one on a .300 Ultra Mag (both are the origional style). Yes they work. Others might be more effective at recoil reduction, but as far as noise I've shot mine up to 4 shots without hearing protection while hunting, and didn't have any problems. One shot from my braked .300 Weatherby will cause temporary deafness. [img]images/icons/shocked.gif[/img]
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Old 12-26-2002, 04:54 PM
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Re: KDF or VAIS break?

Thanks gentlemen,... keep em coming.
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Old 12-26-2002, 07:57 PM
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Re: KDF or VAIS break?

I have a new Vais on my custom 338 Lapua mag. This rifle was put together by Nesika Bay Precision, and the guys there recommended/felt the Vais was the best brake they had tested.
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Old 12-26-2002, 08:50 PM
 
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Re: KDF or VAIS break?

I have a Vais on my 300 RUM and love it. Shot it twice while hunting and my ears didn't even ring. My neighbors 300 Weatherby has a KDF and we tested both side by side with one of us standing next to the other while the gun was fired and the KDF had more blast coming back then the VAIS.
Recoil reduction was close, maybe the KDF did alittle better but not by much.

[ 12-26-2002: Message edited by: Wayne McD ]
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Old 12-26-2002, 11:02 PM
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Re: KDF or VAIS break?

I have used S-1's breaks and it is better than any break I have used. It reduced the amount of recoil and torque. This allowed me to make follow-up shots off of a hardened surface rapidly. The reduced torque did not kick the rifle off the ground like the other breaks did. It also saved my shoulder from being turned into hamburger at the end of a long range day.
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