Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

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  1. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    Coyboy Well-Known Member

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    I had a customer, Greg W. bring me a rifle in 300 wm that he ordered from
    Van Dyke, with his brake on it. I replaced the brake with my CSR 3 port brake, and Greg told me it worked much better and wasn't ugly. My opinion is the port openings are to open, too much distance between baffles.
     

  3. 7STDUBBERU

    7STDUBBERU Well-Known Member

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    Being too open was my first thought when I saw it. We will see when I get it. My 338 Tejas has a D.E.brake on it so I will have something to compare against.
     
  4. Chas1

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    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Having said that I'm not too crazy about how they look either.
     
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    I got one one time and it looked like it was machined by a hungry beaver. Sent it back and endored the worst customer service I ever experienced. Took a very long time to get everything straightened out.

    I will never ever go that route again. ever.
     
  6. Chas1

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    JUDD, did you get your money back or a decent replacement brake?
     
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    Tried replacement route first...long story short after being himhawed around I got my money back. I still have yet to get responses to emails I sent them over a year ago...lol.

    My first impression left a salty taste...so I never dealt with again...not saying they are still like that or always were like that.
     
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    Good to know this kind of feedback so one can take it into consideration when contemplating a purchase. At least you got your money back. Thanks for sharing/headsup.
     
  9. 7STDUBBERU

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    Well I got the rifle, the brake is a kinda big and ugly but then again so am I. It looks like a nice piece of work. It will recieve a range session this weekend and I will let you know how it performs. Try to post some pics tonight.
     
  10. Chas1

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    If the looks get to you then you can always opt for a different brake as they aren't too expensive. Good luck shooting it and let us know how it does.
     
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  12. Chas1

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    Thought you said a 338 RUM not a 50 BMG. You weren't kidding that's a big brake!!!