Originally Posted by bigbuck
Well since know one has commented I'll give a crack at it
In my opinion a bad break is one with a radial design I hate this kind because it blows debree all over you and your rifle after it parts your hair and flipps your eyelids
Now to just give another opinion
Love the Holland Radial Brake. I shoot it on the 338 Lapua Ack Imp with 300s at 2975 and has not blown debris on me once or parted my hair and yes I still have hair, and super easy even in my Tshirt too.
My advice to bigbuck is to remember to not put your head over the muzzle front and it will not part your hair and to clean the muzzle of dirt/debris after sticking it in the dirt before pulling the trigger.
Ok, for a LR/tactical rig shooting from the ground, the brake cannot have any holes on the bottom so has to vent out the sides and top only. that leaves out the ones that have holes all the way around such as the Vais and Harrels etc. They are super effective from a bench, but will blow dirt up.
Lot of decent ones and DE Edge and Holland QD and Radial are both very good.