Best Bigbore brake

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  1. AceRoth

    AceRoth Active Member

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    Getting started with a 338WM. First big bore (>300 mag) for me. What brake do I want? I am a value guy (ie cheap Scotsman) shooting a 20" bbl Savage hog hunter to be used mostly in the field, if that matters.

    Thanks.
     
  2. royinidaho

    royinidaho Well-Known Member

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    I'd recommend a Holland QD brake for your use. Reasonable cost. Works great on a 338 RUM shooting 300 grain pills....
     
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    g0rd0 Well-Known Member

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  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Cheep Is Ok as long as you don't expect much. You can buy a $50.00 brake that will reduce recoil by 30% and that's quite a bit. (You get what you pay for). you should spend at least $150.00+ dollars if you want more recoil reduction.

    A top quality brake will normally reduce recoil by 45 to 55% . A few will exceed 55%.

    One other thing, A cheep poorly designed and installed brake can hurt accuracy, A well designed
    and installed brake won't effect accuracy and sometimes It will improve the accuracy and shooter comfort.

    J E CUSTOM
     
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  8. jonthomps

    jonthomps Well-Known Member

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    I've had good luck with the FTE but the APA FB is also a very effective brake.
     
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    geo4061 Well-Known Member

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    +1 ^^^ Jerry at J E Custom is the Guru when it comes to brakes. Skimp on something else! A brake is the difference in a rifle that is fun and enjoyable to shoot or one that you put in the back of the safe and forget.
     
  10. pyroducksx3

    pyroducksx3 Well-Known Member

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    One of my buddies just got the terminator brake on his ul 338 lapua and he said the difference was amazing! I have the defensive edge slab brake on my 338 lapua improved and it's not bad to shoot at all.
     
  11. Doublezranch

    Doublezranch Well-Known Member

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    Assassin brakes are (IMO) the best brakes on the market. I have them on a 25 wssm to a 375 rum. Unreal craftsmanship and recoil reduction. Well worth your money...
     

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  12. Prieto9000

    Prieto9000 Well-Known Member

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    I use a 4 port Muscle break on my .338 EDGE and a 3 port Muscle Break on my 6.5CM. Both excellent breaks. I only shoot 300gr pills out of my edge and I just never get tired of shooting.
    On my CM I can spot my shots every time myself.
    I just love them.

    I used a DE break on my firs edge and by the 10th shot your body would start to fight you prior to the shot. It was a little unconfortable to shoot.
     

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  13. Longshotjames

    Longshotjames Well-Known Member

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    Prietio9000
    Can you post a link to the muscle break page and give an idea of their price range?
    Thank you
    James
     
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