Brakes vs recoil

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by philny1, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    There is a very interesting discussion going on down in the classifieds. Its all about a rifle that every who has had the pleasure :rolleyes: of shooting it agreed on one thing--it was nasty. Now don't get me wrong it was shootable, but fun it was not. It shot well considering, but ya had to work at it.
    Anyhow, I been following Nathan's listing--even added to it a couple times. I find it very interesting the different opinions of the various brakes on the market. I have shot rifles with the AccuBrake by Wby, the KDF brake, Vias brake, the DE brake and a few others. To me they are a great aid to accuracy but I have never noticed much difference between them. I have never shot a rifle with a Holland brake on it.
    With that said I would like to post a pic of the day I got this rifle with the new Hart barrel chambered in 338-300.

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    What do you see guys.
    Phil
     
  2. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    I don't see any blood on the eyepiece.

    Look's like an effective Defensive Edge brake and a Zeiss Conquest on a nice looking rifle.

    Not sure what you're looking to draw out of us?
     

  3. Franklin

    Franklin Well-Known Member

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    Same rifle, different scope and muzzlebrake.
     
  4. biggrizz408

    biggrizz408 Well-Known Member

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    Phil

    I replied to nathan's post and I have not shot to many rifles with brakes but the ones I have reduced recoil a good bit the Holland seems to do a beter job. I have not tried but three types of muzzle brakes and they were the Holland,vias, and a factory savage. I work with some people that think a 7mm Rem mag kicks to hard. My self and my best friend both like hard kickers I think that some people are more recoil sensitive than others. These are my experiances and opinions.


    James
     
  5. RockyMtnMT

    RockyMtnMT Official LRH Sponsor

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    Looks like the APS Painkiller.

    Steve
     
  6. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

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    If not Kirby's PK, I was thinking Holland's Radial.
    Hard to tell from the picture
     
  7. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Phil nice looking rifle, first thing that comes to my mind is my god what a rest. That thing looks awsome. I sent the gun off to Darrell yesterday for one of his radial brakes. It will probably be wednesday before it gets, there i didnt ask him how long it would take thought that would be rude considering how busy most smiths are, I am sure they get asked that enough.

    Any way, when i get it back yall will be the first to here how it does. Hopefully it will be alittle more fun to shoot. Keepin my fingers crossed.

    Nathan.
     
  8. Darrell Holland

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    Gentlemen,


    Looks like one ofr our brakes, you find it very effeicent and easy to clean aqs well. The blank area on the bottom prevents dirt and debris from blowing around the shooter and helps eliminate muzzle rise. The oval ports also produce less noise and concussion back at the shooter.

    All brakes are machined and heat-treated for long life.

    Attn. All gunsmiths, if you haven't tried a Holland Triple Baffle Quick Discharge muzzle brake now is the time. Give the girls a call and have them send you a gunsmith sample at a reduced price to testing and evaluation. You can't beat a deal like that!!!!

    We also offer a great line of accessories for Remington 700's as well as, NO WAIT FIBERGLASS STOCKS in thumbhole and sporter configuration.

    Be safe, shoot plenty and enjoy the great outdoors!

    Respectfully,


    Darrell Holland

    Holland's Shooter Supply
    541-439-5155 9-3:00 PST
     
  9. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Nathan~

    That's actually my rest, and my ugly mug in the picture. I need to teach Phil how to crop and color correct his pictures.
    It's a one piece custom rest, with a removeable center section to keep it legal for light gun competition.

    Quite expensive, but you get what you pay for..
     
  10. nddodd

    nddodd Well-Known Member

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    Hey Joel good to here from ya, thats one awsome rest and i would imagine it is pretty expensive. What do you think about my decision on the brake do you think it will help or not.


    Thanks
    Nathan
     
  11. Joel Russo

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    Nathan~

    When we spoke about the rifle, I remember telling you that it shot well, but just a bit more recoil than Phil liked. The rifle originally had the brake in the picture at the beginning of this thread, I seem to recall it's a DE brake. After a few rounds, I took it off and installed a Vias. Seemed to help a little, but still was a bit stout for my pansy assed friend Phil.:)
    I'm sure if you install a large baffle type brake, it will tame it down quite a bit. I've shot quite a few rifles with the Holland brake, and they seem to work well. It's worth the few dollars to try that combination. I think you made a wise decision.
     
  12. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Ah - ha!. I thought it looked like a DE brake. I'd have thought there would have been less felt recoil with that brake than the Vias brake.
     
  13. Joel Russo

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    There was slightly less felt recoil with the Vias.
     
  14. phorwath

    phorwath Well-Known Member

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    Well now my interest is peaked and I'll be looking forward to the follow-up report from Nathan - after the Holland brake is installed.