brake comparison

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by ewallace, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I got out and did some shooting today and tested 3 designs of muzzle brakes on my 338 Nawakwa (338 lapua imp) I was shooting 300g Sierra match kings with 100g of Retumbo. The first shot was with a standard brake the second brake is one of these
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    and the last brake is the same as the second but the ports are angled back here is the video
    YouTube - comparing brake designs 338 nawakwa
     
  2. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    Do you have pics of the other brakes?
     

  3. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    I noticed you took aim through the scope but, then lifted your head up and out of the way on the first 2 brakes but, on the 3rd you held sight picture and didn't lift your head up and away. Was that because you weren't sure what the recoil was going to be like with the first two?
     
  4. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    That is correct. When I start with a new project like this and am shooting a rifle scope I like to see how far the gun comes back before I get my face in the way. So the first 2 shots were easy to control so I kept my sight on the target for the 3rd shot.
     
  5. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    Here is a pic of the 3 different brakes in the test I took 2 [​IMG]photos and merged them together
     
  6. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Very nice! Who made the muzzle brakes?

    Thanks for sharing.

    Ed

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    I'm not sure of dimensions, designs, or performance, but they have some similarities (except for ports and hole(s) configurations) with this ...

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  7. Ernie

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    Eric Wallace did.
    He made all of the brakes he is posting about.
    He is a good gunsmith too!!!:D
    Yes, we have another good LR smithlightbulb
     
  8. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Awesome! Another plus for all of us. Thanks Ernie.

    Ed
     
  9. Chas1

    Chas1 Well-Known Member

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    ewallace, thanks for responding, makes sense.
     
  10. novaman64

    novaman64 Well-Known Member

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    I like your brakes... My rifle is Fed-Exing out to you today... I have some ideas I wanna bounce off you for a brake on my 260 project... ill PM you...
     
  11. Coyboy

    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    Funny all the hub- bub about Erics brakes. Obviously these designs must work like crap, because now he is copying the Muscle Brake.
     
  12. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    My design works excellent and I am going to continue to use the original design.
    Eric
     
  13. royinidaho

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    Eric, Ernie,

    What's the stock on that pistolero? It caught my eye.
     
  14. Ernie

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    McRee
    I have one of his dedicated pistol chassis in route at this very time.

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