Re: Recommendation on muzzle brakes
I really like Vias Muzzle brakes. They seem to really tame the recoil compared to other brakes. IMO, I think Vias brakes are the best brake out there for shooting off the bench. However, make sure to put a towel under your brake when shooting prone. If you don't, you will get a face full of dirt.
I like Holland brakes too. However, IMO they do not tame the recoil as good as the Vias brakes. They are great for shooting prone, because you will not have to worrie about the blowing dirt. However, if you use a shooting matt or put a towel undeneath your gun, then go with the Vias.
I've only used the Vias and Holland brakes. Between those two brakes, IMO, I feel the Vias brake is a much better brake.
I have heard Kirby's APS brakes are really good, and I 've also heard Shawn Carlocks Defensive Edge brake works really well too. However, I have never used them, so I can't give an opinion on them.
Price comparison between the Holland and Vias brakes are as followed;
1. Holland Brakes run from $95 to $105.
2. Vias Brakes run from $130 to $140.
I hope this helps!