Van Dyke Muzzle Brakes

Coyboy

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I have a new to me 338 RUM that I bought from a guy in Nevada arriving this week and it has a Van Dyke brake. I have never heard of them, so I did a search on here and found nothing. Anyone ever experienced one before?

Custom Made Rifles, Tactical Rifles and Sniper Rifles by Van Dyke Rifle Designs

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.
 

7STDUBBERU

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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.
 

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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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JUDD

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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.
 

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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.
 

Chas1

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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.
 

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.
 

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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Chas1

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

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