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AR-15 Muzzle Brake

Discussion in 'Guns & Hunting' started by thebigk, Sep 27, 2011.

  1. Sep 27, 2011 at 7:42 PM
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    thebigk

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    Anyone using one?

    Pros?

    Cons?

    Discuss
     
  2. Sep 28, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    i just bought the DPMS Miculek Muzzle Break. recoil is WAY down. range neighbors get a nice breeze of warm air after every round, and everyone hears a louder more aggressive BANG!

    CON: when installing, there is a 50/50 chance of having a gap between your barrel and the lock nut. luckily mine didn't!:)
     
  3. Sep 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Joben7726

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    I has a Troy brake.

    Love it, sounds louder too. Maybe a bad thing. Haha
     
  4. Sep 28, 2011 at 5:58 PM
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    Pros: Control muzzle rise

    Cons: Many muzzle brakes direct some of the blast back at the shooter, which is unpleasant and can create bad habits (flinching).

    You get what you pay for, especially in the directing the blast away from the shooter category.
     
  5. Sep 28, 2011 at 5:59 PM
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    the next break i want to try out is the TROY Midevil Muzzle Break. 3 ports to exhaust, toothed front end for glass breaking.
     
  6. Sep 28, 2011 at 6:00 PM
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    I've never seen the need for a muzzle break on an AR. Certainly not on a .223. When I was a youngster going through basic my brother asked what shooting an M-16 was like. My reply to him was that it was like a loud BB gun. (Bear in mind I was shooting a 12 gauge and .30-06 when I was 13 Y/O weighing 100 pounds)
     
  7. Sep 29, 2011 at 12:03 AM
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    PWS FSC556, it's a muzzle brake and a flash hider all in one, i have it on 2 of my rifles and wouldn't trade them for anything, almost zero felt recoil and no flash, what more could you ask for?
     
  8. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    I like doing rapid shooting....like 5 in a row.....I'm thinking a brake might be just the thing to get the gun back on target quicker.
     
  9. Sep 29, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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  10. Oct 13, 2011 at 2:19 AM
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    I have a Troy Claymore. I like it a lot. seems to keep the muzzle rise to a minimum.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2011 at 10:50 AM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    You could ask for less hearing damage.

    Brakes on AR15's are for looks, unless you're in 3-gun competition and firing strings.
    It's like driving with your fogs on in traffic....'look at how cool I am!':rolleyes:
     
  12. Oct 13, 2011 at 11:05 AM
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    that's the most ignorent statment in this thread, did you not watch those video's? zero felt recoil and zero muzzle climb, i do shoot in 3 gun matches every month if that's what you're getting at, this muzzle brake just so happens to compensate muzzle climb and act as a flash hider at the same time

    it's your own stupid fault if you dont wear hearing protection when you shoot
     
  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I-G-N-O-R-A-N-T....you can't use it if you can't spell it.

    I don't have to watch the videos to know what I'm talking about.
    You supported my posits, anyway.
    Thanks.
    In re hearing damage, it's the people to the side of the muzzle that get the most pressure, not the shooter...but you probably already knew that.
     
  14. Oct 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM
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    haha funny i spelled that wrong, guess i shouldn't try to push my point after a few beers

    my friends aren't retarded either, they wear ear plugs too;)
     
  15. Oct 18, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    maxamillion2345

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    Felt recoil and muzzle rise are both lessened. Some good brakes/comps out on the market. I stand with kessler, they're very functional depending on your philosophy of use for your rifle. The Ranier Arms XTC I have is great. I'd expect someone with and SBR and who runs 3 gun to know a little more than someone who doesn't know shit about Spikes Tactical and runs an RRA so I'm not surprised you don't know shit about brakes either.
     
  16. Oct 19, 2011 at 12:57 PM
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    Foglights are for fog, not oncoming traffic!
    I'd expect someone with and SBR and who runs 3 gun to know a little more than someone who doesn't know shit about Spikes Tactical and runs an RRA so I'm not surprised you don't know shit about brakes either.

    I wonder who you could be referring to?
    You need to go to Camp Perry and inform all those morons with their Rock River AR's taking home medals what a real expert thinks.
    Thanks for your wisdom and insight.
     
  17. Oct 27, 2011 at 7:19 AM
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    Recoil and muzzle rise on a M-16/AR-15 style rifle, are you serious??? They have about as much as a red ryder BB gun. Its not a M-14, M-60.

    I have to side on the "cool" factor for the muzzle brake. I have shot in competition and in combat and there is absolutely no need for one on, period. I still cant get over the sound of one shooting, sounds like a toy. I love the mechanical metal noise of my M-14.
     
  18. Oct 27, 2011 at 10:42 AM
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    yeah my AK47 makes all kinds of "metal noises" when i shoot it, doesn't mean it's "cooler"

    i consistantly took 2nd place (behind one of my buddies) at the majority of our matches this year using this rifle, the comp does make transitioning from target to target faster and more accurate, i shoot thousands and thousands of rounds a year, it makes a difference to me

    [​IMG]

    edit and just to clarify i dont think a AR15 "kicks hard" i have a M1garand that has alot more wack than the said M14, it's about control and speed
     
  19. Oct 27, 2011 at 9:05 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    What a fucking cop out. Logic fail much.

    :rolleyes:

    I'm talking about you being an ignorant fool. Not about anyone else. RRA or not. (none the less, just because some one is mil doesn't mean they know that much about the AR platform over the average EBR enthusiast, especially when it comes to aftermarket things like comps and brakes, which may not be allowed depending on their unit)

    What's your argument? They damage hearing and they're only for looks? Please...

    You didn't know shit about Spikes, you don't know shit about brakes.
     
  20. Oct 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    maxamillion2345 Go home if you don't like guns liquor and whores.

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    Criticize his spelling then you type that... :rolleyes:

    P-O-S-T-S
     
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