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Old 03-31-2012, 05:06 PM
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Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

Ok guys Im in the middle of a 300WSM build and Im wanting to put a muzzle break on it but just not sure what kind of break I want. Im torn between a muscle break or a vias I llike the look of both but kind of leaning toward the Muscle break. Any body got Pros and Cons for either or even advice on another brand of break maybe.
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Old 03-31-2012, 05:38 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

I went with Jim's Muscle brake on my 300WSM build. Never considered a Vias, cause I wanted a timed brake. Ross Schuler makes a very affordable brake, but I don't know if its in the same league as Jim's Muscle brake. Hered good stuff tho.
Kirby makes the Painkiller brake, & Shawn has one thru Defensive Edge. I've hered good things about both of them as well. Nate Dagley (308nate) markets one thru SSG.

It'll be a while before I'll be able to report on the effectiveness of the Muscle brake, cause my build is still in progress, but bigngreen highly recomended it specifically for the WSM's & I trust him. He guinnea pigged it, so all I had to do was ask
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:09 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

regardless of whose brake you pick, I would stay with the side discharge type, they are more effective, in recoil reduction, than the vias/radial type of brakes.

Currently the Muscle brakes are dealer ordered with about 10-12 highly regarded gunsmiths around the country, they all chose to try the brake before committing to volume orders. I think what separates the Muscle brake is the friendliness to the shooter.

I make 9 different sizes and profiles to match the cartridge used and the application.
soon I will have my 10th style Muscle brake available in about 3 weeks. This brake is designed to work with large cartridges in factory contour barrels. This was a gap i was missing due to the reduced thread size needed for the factory contours.

basically it is a 9/16x24 tpi similar to the mini muscle in size and width, but with wider/larger ports to effectively disperse enough gas in the magnum factory barrels.
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:25 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

Thanks Jim would a mini reduce recoil enough for a 10 to 12 yr old to comfrotably shoot or would I need one of your in the works breaks or an original size? How much will one of the new in between breaks cost when its finally done?
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Old 03-31-2012, 06:48 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

If it is a light barrel gun I would go with the new one when it is available. If your going with a larger profile barrel than the original 3 port would offer more recoil reduction.

I had put the mini on a few 300 wsms and I considered it the limit of effectiveness for that brake as the largest bore and powder capacity. so the new one should fit a 300wsm perfect.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:04 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

Well crap Jim. Ted just ordered mine last week I didn't know you offered a more effective one in a simmilar profile.
Guess I should've waited. My fault for not keeping up with the progress of your brakes. I told him (Ted) specifically what I wanted (mini) cause it was kinda tailored to the WSM's.
Guess ill have to order a new style & compare em side by side someday when I can afford to do my next build.
I'm sure ill be plenty happy with what I got tho, cause till I read this thread, I had no idea you had another one on the table, & I was already convinced the mini was The brake for my build.
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:52 PM
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Re: Muscle break, VIAS break, OR ?

Jim I got your PM check will be in the mail Monday "new 3 port muscle break"I dont know if I can stand the wait to have this thing all in 1 piece. Damnn building custom rifles the wait kills me.
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