I like the Vais, but I think the Holland QD does a better job of felt recoil reduction.
I would also like to try one of Shawn's Defensive Edge brakes to they are similar to the QD but there are no ports on the top.
Yep bought the barrel off of Ernie, ordered a McMillan stock and then sent it off to Greg Tannel for accurizing.
My XP is down right now, I sent the Leupold 2.5x8 off to Spralins to be refinished in Matte Black to match the rest of my XP, that gloss blue just got to me.
Like the 7.82 Patriot except for the cost of brass. I recently picked up another 40 pieces and had to go to the bank to pay for it. (just kidding).