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Favorite non-direction brake?

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November 19, 2015, 10:25 AM
big10
Favorite non-direction brake?
I may be finally getting around to addressing my switch barrel Striker project. Have had the stainless steel action for a while but too many irons in the fire. I'm not looking for a brake that needs to be indexed so a Ross style is not gonna work. Planning on 284 Win and 450 BM barrels for right now. I like what I see on the Harrell's website, especially the prices, but don't know about quality and such. What brake(s) would y'all reccommend for the above chamberings, that don't need to indexed?


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November 19, 2015, 11:41 AM
rickiesrevenge
I put a harrels brake on a buddy's striker. It turned out ok, but they come a bit rough compared to the other brakes I've used. They are ok for the money. There are a few brakes on the market now that allow you to index the brake yourself. I know bugholes.com sells one.

Aaron
November 19, 2015, 11:43 AM
Shaggy357
I have a couple of TC barrels with brakes that are not indexed. They are not fun when shooting prone in desert type setting. Off the bench or over a good rest they are ok most of the time. Muzzle blast can throw lots of debris. A braked muzzle probably increases the amount of debris 10 fold, if not indexed...

A big shootzenboomer like you have listed is going to throw a lot of dirt if you are anywhere close to the ground. Not trying to sway your choice, just providing more info to weight the options. The cost of replacement shooting glasses and removal of sand from rosey cheeks more than out-weights the time and cost to index a good brake.


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November 19, 2015, 12:36 PM
big10
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A big shootzenboomer like you have listed is going to throw a lot of dirt if you are anywhere close to the ground.


Not a problem as I won't be shooting prone from the turf, but thanks for the info.


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November 19, 2015, 12:38 PM
big10
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There are a few brakes on the market now that allow you to index the brake yourself. I know bugholes.com sells one.


I'll have to look into that, thanks Smile


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November 19, 2015, 01:19 PM
Iowa Fox
quote:
Originally posted by rickiesrevenge:
I put a harrels brake on a buddy's striker. It turned out ok, but they come a bit rough compared to the other brakes I've used. They are ok for the money. There are a few brakes on the market now that allow you to index the brake yourself. I know bugholes.com sells one.

Aaron


Good info Aaron. I've been brake shopping for a barrel that should be done right after the first of the year. I've sure given the self timing brakes some thought but wonder just how close to perfectly centered to the bore the hole in the end of the brake will align. I know actual thread pitch would determine just how much wobble the brake might have. Have you had any empirical experience with the self timing brakes? All I want out of a brake is maximum reduction of rearward movement and no reduction of accuracy to the barrel caused by the brake. I don't care how loud they are. If you have to send one out to get it indexed the transportation alone both ways will eat you up.

Here's one Ross's pal makes. Know of anyone that has used them?
http://www.muzzlebrakesandmore...elf_Timed_Brakes.php

Jon
November 19, 2015, 03:38 PM
bowstryder
Go look at APA gen 2 fat and little bastards. They are self indexing and are the best in the market behind ONLY the Alamo 4 star. As tested by precisionshooting.com. (good read if you get the chance).
I have a fat bastard on my .338LM rifle and I've let kids shoot it......the little bastard is going on my dasher and 284 builds.
November 19, 2015, 03:45 PM
old leghumper
I still like radial brakes especially the ones I made. Holes were angled 20° to the rear. Dust and dirt in the face was not an issue because I used a weighted ground cloth to eliminate any blow back(HOW HARD IS THAT?)


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November 19, 2015, 03:59 PM
Hoggin
for a radial....Vias
November 19, 2015, 11:15 PM
rickiesrevenge
I have not used the self timing brakes. Personally I think its better to have it done with as few variables as possible. If you put the barrel on your savage you can send it to ross with the top dead center marked an he'll install one of his brakes.

Aaron
November 22, 2015, 12:16 AM
captain John
I also really like Vais,top Quality machining. Not offensive offense to shooting around you.As always you get what you pay for


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