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    375 DCM Lite & muzzle brake comparison

    I finally had a chance to do more testing & load development today with the 375 DCM Lite.
    It weighs 11.44lbs with the scope, 28.5" Bartlein gain twist barrel, McMillan A3 Carbon stock, lightened Barnard P-Chey action with alloy bedding block, Talley rings, Leupold VX3 CDS 4.5-14x40 scope, T4 Terminator muzzle brake.
    I formed up some new Bertram 408 brass & have settled on a load that gives me 3350fps with the Cutting Edge 330, the advertised BC is 0.85, more testing at distance should confirm this.
    I have 45moa internal elevation available in the scope plus another 3 in the Duplex reticle so this should get me out past 2000 yards.
    It has hang of a lot of power for such a light rifle.





    I'm very happy with SSRNZs gun smithing & lightening job on the action.





    The T4 Brake & Gunworks Canterburys square fluting.



    Nice tight group & ES



    It still shoots 1/2 moa with the slower load.

    I'm looking forward to taking it out & using it in the field.

    Here it is doing a brake comparison today.

    T4 & T5 Terminator Muzzle Brake Comparison - YouTube

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    She sure Buggered off in a hurry without the brake!
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    Nice rifle, and no doubt the most advanced yet in terms of extreme power in the lightest package available for Aussie/New Zealand.

    Well done on the design and build, -the accuracy it exhibits is stunning!!!
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    That is phenomenal KG.
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    Hi Greg, I'm interested in what sort of weight you were able to get out of the P Chey? I have a PL short that I was thinking about doing something similar with. Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Claw View Post
    Hi Greg, I'm interested in what sort of weight you were able to get out of the P Chey? I have a PL short that I was thinking about doing something similar with. Cheers

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    We never weighed it before & after, I got it back with the barrel on it.

    I will be doing similar things to a PL soonish

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    Quote Originally Posted by veitnamcam View Post
    She sure Buggered off in a hurry without the brake!
    AND what you couldn't see was all the cushions, small mattress and padding and spare chap (to catch it) he had out there just in case his careful calculations were wrong and it "buggered right off the bench"

    How much actual shove does it have compared to say a SSRNZ .50 Bolt action?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikee View Post
    AND what you couldn't see was all the cushions, small mattress and padding and spare chap (to catch it) he had out there just in case his careful calculations were wrong and it "buggered right off the bench"

    How much actual shove does it have compared to say a SSRNZ .50 Bolt action?
    It has a stop at the end just in case that happened, it really needs some sort of cushioning, I never thought it would take off so violently.....

    It is quite nice to fire with the brake on, you can have a go with it sometime if you like

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kiwi Greg View Post
    It has a stop at the end just in case that happened, it really needs some sort of cushioning, I never thought it would take off so violently.....

    It is quite nice to fire with the brake on, you can have a go with it sometime if you like
    Would love too but I have nothing to trade with, my imaginary 20mm Oilikon is out for service currently

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    Awesum video mate

    Really shows how effective your brakes are.

    With the t4 is really is a pussy to shoot. I think I put 12 or so rounds through it with zero effect. You really could shoot allday.
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    Holy fuck that took off.
    Is that some blast we can see in the camera from the T5?

    Great job on your brakes!
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    Toby will try it without the brake
    Great gun, heaps of power for the weight, I have shoot this gun and can vouch for its lack of recoil.
    Keep up the neat work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRADS View Post
    Toby will try it without the brake
    Great gun, heaps of power for the weight, I have shoot this gun and can vouch for its lack of recoil.
    Keep up the neat work.
    Heh, I instantly remembered what I said about shooting your big gun and thought nope!
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    Took it out again a few hours ago & fired two shots at 1015 just to check the HDBs data & for fun.

    Here is the video.

    375 DCM Lite at 1015 yards - YouTube

    Really liking this rifle, now I just have to find a Deer to harvest with it

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    It would be effective from my lookout to "the bench" in calm conditions yea?
    recovery would be somewhat arduous from that side tho
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