Originally Posted by jmden
Nathan, you may consider talking with Shawn Carlock at Defensive Edge before doing anything. The 338 EDGE is his baby, if you didn't know. He and Kirby both produce excellent brakes that may make that rifle much more pleasant to shoot. ..:efensive Edge - Custom Gunsmithing::..
Any idea what Kirby and/or Shawn charges for a brake completely installed and ready to shoot?
Any idea of their lead times / waiting times for doing the work?
Last time I checked with Shawn, it was 6 weeks to chamber and crown a customer supplied barrel and custom action which is about twice the machine time as crowning a barrel and installing a brake.
Actually the gun is techincally not even an Edge. It is the 338/300 RUM as inscribed on the barrel by Harts..... Different reamer by different smiths.
However, I am sure all those other brakes are fine (even Nate Dagley's model) and will work well, but my buy offer does not extend to other muzzle brake installations...... Only the Holland's Radial brake.
I don't think I have seen any side by side comparisons of the brakes on a pistol or a rifle, but it would be a good experiment and very informative. The Holland's brake will allow for a TWO FINGER hold on a 7MM Dakota pistol shooting full house (175 grain I believe) loads off a Harris bipod without torquing or recoiling out of the two finger hold. Len even took a video of this and posted it on here somewhere...... When one crawls behind one of these hand cannons with a rilflescope, you will need the most help you can get from your muzzle brake. As they say, a picture or even a video is worth a thousand words.
If he gets the Holland's Radial brake and it still kicks too much, as I stated above, I will buy the rifle. However, I suspect he will be "all smiles" if/when he tries the Holland's Radial brake.