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Old 11-03-2007, 12:49 AM
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Nice Rig!

Magicofmt,

Your rifle looks awesome, and I bet it shoots very well. Kirby does excellent work.

Your stock is very nice. Joel does nice work too.

What is the diameter of the barrel from shank to muzzle?

I love that brake Kirby designed, that looks so cool. I bet it cuts the recoil down a ton.

Did Kirby say this brake design works better than other brakes?

I have seen were he has built two 338AM with this type of brake, was it for cosmetic reasons or perfromance reasons?

I am going to build a 30-338 Lapua Improved with a 40degree shoulder, and I am trying to decide what type of brake would work best.

Wildcat

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Old 11-03-2007, 05:20 AM
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I have seen were he has built two 338AM with this type of brake, was it for cosmetic reasons or perfromance reasons?

I am going to build a 30-338 Lapua Improved with a 40degree shoulder, and I am trying to decide what type of brake would work best.

Wildcat
Wildcat,

On my 338AM, I love the way it looks, but it was definitely built for practical purposes. From my understanding, the efficiency of a brake is directly related to the amount of surface area that the gases are working on. His 5 port slab brake has as much surface area as I've seen on a brake. It works great on my 338AM "Betsy". I'd rather shoot Betsy than an un-braked 30-06 from a felt recoil perspective. I'm still in awe of how gentle it shoots!

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Old 11-03-2007, 10:36 AM
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Magicofmt,

Thanks for the compliments, I'm glad you're happy with the stock.
I really enjoy making and finishing stocks for custom builds such as yours.
We designed that A-5L you have around the Lawton 8000 action.

I was wondering who's hands that stock would end up in.

Kirby does fine work, and I'm sure it will perform as good as it looks.

Please keep us up to speed when you start shooting it.
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