New mini X-tream brake by SSG

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by 308 nate, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Just thought I would share some pix of a new brake I just finished building.
    Tomorrow I hope to get out and do some accuracy testing and get a video of some recoil reduction as Sat + Sun we will be in a full fledge blizzard with up to 40 below zero winchills...hhmmm maybe I should go coyote hunting :D .

    I made a run in stainless and a couple in titanium. The stainless weighed 5oz. and the titanium was right at 3oz. this brake is ideal for
    Sendero contours or barrels around .800 - .875 at the muzzle.


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  2. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Very purty, should also be quite effective.
     

  3. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    That will be my next brake
     
  4. gamedog

    gamedog Well-Known Member

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    Those look great Nate!!!!!!!
     
  5. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Made it out yesterday to do some accuracy and recoil testing and it passed with flying colors!:cool: here are a few more pixs. I should have a few videos shortly.
    Thanks for looking,
    308nate


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  6. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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  7. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    Good shooting, good braking.

    What cartridge and rifle weight is that?
     
  8. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Len.

    Rifle weighs just over 14lbs. with scope, bipod and sling.

    7-300wsm pushing 180 Berger's at 3,030fps.
    The only rifle I had to do a quick test. I wanted to make sure I didn't have too much porting out the top, but it seems to move real straight and doesn't seem to kick down. I would much rather see a little rise than kick down. Should be testing this shortly on a new 30 cal. (308nate) I'm designing. This brake should work perfect for my new cartridge.

    308nate
     
  9. James Jones

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    Very nice , that is about the same weight as my 308 and it certainly looks like it kicks less running those 180 Bergers out at 3000+fps than my 308 does shooting a 168gr at 2700fps , very impressive.

    so what about this 30 cal , I'm thinking that my next rig will be a lighter weight longer range hunting gun , I'd like to shoot some of the new Henson 180gr bullets out in the 3200+ range , that combined with a BC in the .700 range should be able to get me to a mile on deer?
    Was origionaly thinking a 30-338 Lapua improved but I'll wait and see what your cooking up
     
  10. 308 nate

    308 nate Well-Known Member

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    James,
    It's not a 30-338 Lapua improved, but itshould have about the same performance with a little less powder. I'm thinking 180's will go over 33 in a 26" tube.Will be testing shortly.