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Unread 01-17-2010, 06:00 PM
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Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

I have a new to me 338 RUM that I bought from a guy in Nevada arriving this week and it has a Van Dyke brake. I have never heard of them, so I did a search on here and found nothing. Anyone ever experienced one before?

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    Re: Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

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    I have a new to me 338 RUM that I bought from a guy in Nevada arriving this week and it has a Van Dyke brake. I have never heard of them, so I did a search on here and found nothing. Anyone ever experienced one before?

    Custom Made Rifles, Tactical Rifles and Sniper Rifles by Van Dyke Rifle Designs
    I had a customer, Greg W. bring me a rifle in 300 wm that he ordered from
    Van Dyke, with his brake on it. I replaced the brake with my CSR 3 port brake, and Greg told me it worked much better and wasn't ugly. My opinion is the port openings are to open, too much distance between baffles.
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    Re: Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

    Being too open was my first thought when I saw it. We will see when I get it. My 338 Tejas has a D.E.brake on it so I will have something to compare against.
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    Re: Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Having said that I'm not too crazy about how they look either.

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    Re: Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

    I got one one time and it looked like it was machined by a hungry beaver. Sent it back and endored the worst customer service I ever experienced. Took a very long time to get everything straightened out.

    I will never ever go that route again. ever.
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    Re: Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

    JUDD, did you get your money back or a decent replacement brake?
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    Re: Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

    Tried replacement route first...long story short after being himhawed around I got my money back. I still have yet to get responses to emails I sent them over a year ago...lol.

    My first impression left a salty taste...so I never dealt with again...not saying they are still like that or always were like that.
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