Originally Posted by gedsar
any tips on getting them indexed spot on, or does it matter if they arnt exactly level?.
The best tip for getting them indexed correctly is to use a smith that knows what he's doing, and cares about his work.
This was discussed recently in a thread and the general concensus is that it won't hurt anything if it's off slightly, and it will still work. To me, if it was not done right, I'd question the smith's work on anything else and his concern for the quality of his work and what he sends out the door to his customers.
If it was me, I'd use a baffle style brake. I believe they provide the best possible recoil reduction. Beware of any brake that has holes all the way around as it will really become apparent why you don't want this the first time you shoot it prone in the dirt. It will really kick up a dust cloud.;)