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#200441 - 07/01/19 11:55 AM Question about SSK brakes
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I'm considering sending my BFR 460 off to SSK to have a brake installed. Anyone have experience with either or both the fish gill style and/or arrestor? Thoughts on which would be best for a revolver? Thanks.
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#200444 - 07/01/19 01:11 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Randy M]
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I have had a Mag- na -ported 12-1/2" .375 JDJ Contender since 1989. In 2002 I bought an Encore and a 15" SSK barrel with an Arrestor. Despite an increase of about 200 fps over the shorter barrel, the decrease in felt recoil was amazing. I have no experience with JD's fish gill.

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#200445 - 07/01/19 01:11 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Randy M]
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Randy,

I have the arrestor installed on a 270 win encore barrel. With 130 gr bullets at 2850fps it?s a pussycat to shoot. I have no experience with the fish grill. Maybe Doc Rogers will chime in on this, I believe he has both.
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#200447 - 07/01/19 02:33 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: KRal]
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I have an Arrestor on my SSK 45/70 Contender and a Fish Gill on my 16.5" .35 Whelen Improved Encore. Both designs are excellent, but as you go up in power, I think the Fish Gill has a distinct advantage.
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#200448 - 07/01/19 02:44 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Sawfish]
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I have a 500 S&W Encore barrel from SSK with an arrestor brake...that barrel kicks like a hot 44 from a revolver....my buddy Cole Cash has the SSK Super Arrestor (fish gill) on his 450 Alaskan Encore barrel..both are excellent...the Fish Gill brake to me is for Big Bore Rifle Rounds in pistol barrels....and ultimately how much recoil needs to be cut....the fish gill disperses more gas and cuts more recoil, it's also much bigger and more expensive....both are very effective in their own right
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#200450 - 07/01/19 02:52 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Franchise]
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Great info. Thanks guys.
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#200451 - 07/01/19 02:53 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Franchise]
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 Originally Posted By: Franchise
I have a 500 S&W Encore barrel from SSK with an arrestor brake...that barrel kicks like a hot 44 from a revolver....my buddy Cole Cash has the SSK Super Arrestor (fish gill) on his 450 Alaskan Encore barrel..both are excellent...the Fish Gill brake to me is for Big Bore Rifle Rounds in pistol barrels....and ultimately how much recoil needs to be cut....the fish gill disperses more gas and cuts more recoil, it's also much bigger and more expensive....both are very effective in their own right


So you'd recommend the standard arrestor for my bfr, correct?
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#200453 - 07/01/19 05:09 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Randy M]
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I've been shooting an Encore 375 JDJ for years with the Arrestor brake - very effective.

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#200454 - 07/01/19 05:47 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Mark Hampton]
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Having both and each work well? On a BFR revolver I?d lean towards the arrestor.
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#200455 - 07/01/19 07:15 PM Re: Question about SSK brakes [Re: Buck_358]
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Yes Sir Randy...Without a doubt
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