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Old 02-28-2010, 08:42 AM
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Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

The following video is of several specialty handguns with muscle brakes. The heaviest with Leupold 6.5 X20 Rifle scope weighs a shade over 7 pounds. The baby muscle brake is on the 300WSM which is the brown or copper colored stock. 6.5 pounds !

With 70 grains of Rel 17 and the 19" barrel the 130 grain Barnes bullets were trucking along at 3360 or so. The 150 grain Sierra's were running at 3250 with an extreme spread of 6fps with the same charge of Rel 17. Caution: Not all barrels and actions are created equal. Start low and work up.

YouTube - Savage Striker, Patriot 338 Winchester Magnum

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:04 AM
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Re: Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

Neal,
Tell the misses that she did a great job of commentating.
Good shooting on your part-Video clips show so much more than just pictures.
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:39 AM
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Re: Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

Wow awesome pistols. Great narrating and video. Nice shooting in spite of the cold and with the wind blowing pretty good. Really enjoyed watching those bad boys muzzle jump. Thanks for sharing.

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:45 AM
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Re: Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

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Your correct, she is one incredible little lady. She is after her doctorate and is taking a statistics class. Sitting with my binder recording data for each gun while taping! Then for the sake of shortening the video she edits out me calling out the velocities. Today was especially challenging for her as the wind chill was at 12 degrees.

A number of viewers have noticed that which is under the grip! Many years ago I quit trucking all my heavy bags to the range. I cut off a jeans pant leg and had Lisa sew up one end. I filled the flat bag so there was about an inch of sand in it and then had her sew it up. I call it my squeeze bag. With Bi-pod up front (very stable) I just squeeze the bag or release for elevation adjustment.

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Re: Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

Hammertyme, thanks for the video!

Is the Baby Muscle Brake a new smaller size of the original Muscle brake? Do you know any of the specs on it in regard to dimensions and weight? Does it have the same port setup as the original Muscle Brake?

Maybe Jim See can speak to this...
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:18 PM
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Re: Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

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Exact brake in every way but;

It is scaled down from the original for My big fifty (4 ports). Too the Medium (3 ports) 2" long and 1.250" wide by 1" tall to the baby (3 ports), 1.700" long by 1" wide by .750 tall. The small one was for the 223 thru 308 size cases. I wanted to test it on something more substantial so had Jim flattop it without ports on the 300 WSM. Jim said something about crazy and did it anyway.

In watching the video- Lisa's 338WSM has one small port on top so there is a noticable muzzle rise. The baby brake was similer in muzzle rise without any top work. SO I did a third generation port system on top. You saw the results.

The baby brake was designed also for smaller and skinny little barrels typical of many hunting rifles today. Scaled down also means the height and width of the porting has been reduced as well. Again, zero back blast even with the wind blowing in one's face. I would not go larger than the 300WSM case capacity.

I went with a friend here that thought the brake cute and small. He put it on his 9 pound 338 Rifle without top ports. Shooting 250 grain bullets I watched him shoot with anticipated results and was not disappointed. He should have used the MEDIUM brake.

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Old 02-28-2010, 09:51 PM
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Re: Baby Muscle brake test/ Great American 338

I'm sorry I just can't give props to some one that copies some one else product
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