Which Break is the most effective?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Totch94, Nov 1, 2009.

  1. Totch94

    Totch94 Well-Known Member

    Jan 20, 2007
    I have a lightweight custom 7mm RUM and a matching rifle in .338 RUM, I am looking to rebarrel the 7mm RUM with a little heavier barrel say in the .750-.850 range and I want the most effective break available for watching bullet impacts. The rebarrel job is for several reasons such as I want a little heavier barrel, Want a more effective break, and I want to have it throated for 180 VLDs.

    If all works out well, I might rebarrel the .338 as well. I am currious what each of you may have to say on the topic.


  2. Ernie

    Ernie SPONSOR

    Jun 18, 2007
    "Most effective" may be difficult to say with authority.
    My current favorite is Holland's Radial brake. I have it on 5 barrels, and it works great. Largest chambering is the 7mm Dakota.
    I am soon to get a 338AX (338 Lapua Improved) and it will have Kirby Allen's PK (Pain Killer) brake. I am very interested to see how the PK works with the set-up I will be shooting.

  3. jwp475

    jwp475 Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    Don't know about the most effective, but this Defensive Edga break makes my 338 Lapua shooting 300 grain SMK's kick seem like nothing

  4. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

    May 13, 2007
    The brakes listed are very good, and they all have one thing in common: They are built with integral baffles, not just holes around the periphery.
  5. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

    Jan 20, 2004
    I have a DE on a 270 AM and a Holland QD on a 338 RUM. The AM is an LRH configuration and hte RUM is a sproter.

    I can spot my shots with both from 200 yds on out with both.
  6. BountyHunter

    BountyHunter Writers Guild

    Jun 13, 2007
    I have been sold on the Holland brakes for quite a while and like Ernie, I think the new Holland Radial brake is awesome.

    I have it on my 338 Lapua Ack Imp and it is a pussycat to shoot. It is also going on by 338 Big Baer (338-408) that is being built.

    if there is one better, especially for the same money ($100), I have not seen it personally. However, lot of good brakes being made today.

    If you do mind holes all the way around, the Harrells brothers brakes is way to go. Cost is under $30 as they mass produce them on CNC machines. you can find their link on BR central.

  7. bigbuck

    bigbuck Well-Known Member

    Jun 20, 2009
    I used to have a radial break on a 300 win mag I didn't like it to well because the muzzle blast blew back into your face. It managed the recoil okay I guess, I also shot a weatherby styl break on a 7mm mag and it had the same effect. I put a defensive edge break on my 300 RUM judging from what some of the guys told me on this forum and boy was I glad I listened my RUM kicks like a .243 with the 210 bergers and another plus is no blow back in your face Shawns break rocks as for my opinion I would take all of the radial breaks off for scrap metal and buy a defensive edge break with it :)