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Unread 01-22-2005, 05:55 AM
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Vias Brake

New to LR shooting here, thinking about a nice custom rifle, and like the look of a Vias Brake to finish it off. How are they for something in a big 30, like a 300 RUM?

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Unread 01-22-2005, 10:45 AM
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Re: Vias Brake

I have Vais brakes on a 300 RUM as well as a 338 wildcat based on a 416 Rigby case and love them. IMO, the Vais is the best brake on the market!
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Unread 01-23-2005, 08:49 AM
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Re: Vias Brake

I will second the motion on the Vais brake; IMO the best brake on the market and you will find no finer guy than Ron Bartlett, Owner and President of Vais Arms.

Good luck!!
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P. Mark Stark
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Unread 01-23-2005, 02:33 PM
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Re: Vias Brake

I have no doubt that Vais brakes are great brakes, in fact 1 of the best. My problem with them is the cost. I talked to them and it was going to cost me over $200 to get 1 installed plus the cost of shipping my gun to them. I contacted Gregg Slack of www.parrysgunsmithing.com and he sent me 1 in the mail that is very similiar to the Vais for $46. I had a break on my gun that I paid $180 for plus $75 for installation that I was not happy with. It was advertised as not being any louder that a non-braked agun and with 40 to 50 % recoil reduction. I have no problem with the noise claim even though I have no way to measure it. However it did not do much to reduce the recoil on my 300 WSM. I sent Kregg my old brake and he matched the threads and returned both brakes 2 days after he received my old 1. Kregg's brake had substantially more recoil reduction than the expensive 1 and it doesn't seem to be any louder to my ears although I have only shot it once as a test with out muffs. My brake is a smaller version of the super brake on Kregg's web site . The $46 also included bead blasing to match my bead blasted stainless barrell. There are many brakes out there, but paying a big price does not make them any better. Since I purchase mine , my uncle and a friend who shoots 1000 yd matches have also purchased this brake from Kress. Both are as happy with theirs as I am.
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Unread 01-24-2005, 12:10 AM
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Re: Vias Brake

It sounds like you are paying full retail. A Vais brake from Brownell goes for 80-85 bucks (blue vs ss). My local gunsmith installs for around $50.00. Maybe prices are much higher in other areas?? [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img]
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