Thumbs up for 308nate's V-port muzzle brake

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by sambo3006, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. sambo3006

    sambo3006 Well-Known Member

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    I just got my Rem 700 7mm RUM back from Nathan Dagley of Straight Shot Gunsmithing Welcome To My Website with his V-port vaporizer muzzle brake and I am impressed. This is a sporter weight rifle and recoil with 150 gr BT's at 3375 fps was sharp enough that I noticed it when I shot a deer, something that is usually tuned out by adrenaline. Bench sessions required a bath towel between my shoulder and the rifle, even with a heavy coat on. I shot the rifle from the bench in a T-shirt with this brake on and felt recoil is in the neighborhood of a .243 or less with no muzzle jump. Wow! It is quite loud, however, testament to its efficiency. Hearing protection will be a must even when hunting. I would say some simple foam earplugs will suffice in the field. I could barely see where the brake joins the barrel even when I studied close and squinted. There were a few visible machining marks inside the sides of the ports plus a tiny burr on the inner margin of the side of one port but that is just nitpicking. Nathan is very friendly and accomodating. I am quite satisfied with this brake and would recommend Nathan to anyone.
     
  2. tjonh2001

    tjonh2001 Well-Known Member

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    nate has built 2 guns for me and i am going back to him again. i had him make a v brake for my 7mm wsm. he is also building a thread protector for when im hunting. top notch work....
     

  3. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    +1 on Nates brakes.....and his handiwork.
     
  4. philny1

    philny1 Well-Known Member

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    Sendero 7mm RUM

    I had one of his brakes on a Sendero 7mm RUM. Good looking addition to this fine rifle, it also had the bolt spiral fluted by Nate.
    I could spot my hits on the 300 yd steel with no problem. Shot as well as it looked.
    Phil
     
  5. lerch

    lerch <strong>SPONSOR</strong>

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    i dont have any real experince with his brakes but just from talking to him and having two of his custom bolts on my savage actions i will say i am very pleased, so thumbs up on my part too

    have a good un
    steve
     
  6. jjmp

    jjmp Well-Known Member

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    Nate built me a custom 300 win/mag,shot it 2 weeks back and the X-Treme''V'' port brake is AWESOME!!!! it feels like a 22-250. fit finish are Fantastic along with the whole build. 2 thumbs up!!!
    regards:D