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AR 15 muzzle brake opinions?

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by finch6013, May 10, 2009.

  1. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    Looking for some opinions on AR 15 muzzle brakes. If you have used one and liked it let me know. I'm not looking for something that reduces flash that much as that is not a concern. Just something for recoil to help stay on target when firing quickly.
     
  2. NoOne

    NoOne Puget Sound Active Member

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    I currently have a brake on an AR-15 that looks sort of like a beehive. It works great.

    One of my great gun errors was giving a brake to a friend, and never being able to find another one like it. The brake could be clocked to keep the rifle from jumping up to either side, and the gas release could be adjusted so that your rifle wouldn't jump up at all. In fact, the gas could be adjusted so that the muzzle would actually go down when I put the rifle (registered M-16) on full auto. The perfect adjustment was to clock the brake a bit, then allow about 65% of the gas out. With that adjustment, on full auto, the rifle just quivered around a bit. I was able to keep 2-3 round bursts on an IPSC target at 200 meters using a bipod.

    Wish I had never given it up. I thought I would be able to find another.

    My 6.5 Grendel wears a brake that works great.
     
  3. Twodogs

    Twodogs portland Or Active Member

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    Smith brake.
     
  4. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    which one?
     
  5. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    Check out PWS's offerings.

    I have both the FSC 556 and FSC 30 - love the design. Works as advertised - best of both worlds between compensation and flash suppression. Pricey but worth every penny.

    FSC 556


    If you truly don't want flash suppression at all they make a version without the tongs at the end called the TTO which is about the same size as an A2 hider and just as effective as the the FSC as a comp.
     
  6. bnr32gtr

    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    +1000!!!! I have one and it is no gimmick. My 5.56 AR recoils and rises just a slight bit more than my .22lr AR15 with the addition of the FSC 556 and a 9mm buffer, just a lot louder than the .22lr! :thumbup:

    Go with the Primary Weapons Systems set up or go home, is what I say!

    My Remington Model 7 in .243 is getting one her own too. Who knows, the Browning A-Bolt in the safe might get one too...
     
  7. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    I will check them out. I like flash suppresion its just not a concern. What I mean when I wrote the OP was that if there was a break that worked well but didn't hide flash then I dont mind.
     
  8. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    I've got a next generation arms ar. The brake on the next gens are way cool in both form and function. Reduce rise, reduce recoil, reduce flash, and it's even said to reduce the slight twist of the rifle but I can't tell if that's true or not. BIG difference from birdcage but I have not tried anything else.
     
  9. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    could you post a link to that brake? I cant find it on their page or anywhere else.
     
  10. Dutchy556

    Dutchy556 Bend, OR Member

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    The muzzle device on the Next Generation Arms ARs is either the PWS FSC 556 or an exact copy by looking at it.

    "NGA Proprietary Compensator"... I dunno about that one.

    Don't get me started on NGA...

    Go with the PWS version. Rainier Arms has them in stock I'm pretty sure, should be at your door within days if that's the route you want to go.



    ETA: The enlarged image of the "NGA Proprietary Compensator" is marked as PWS... so yeah, count Sheepdog's post as another +1 for the PWS design
     
  11. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    sounds good. Thanks for the research on that one. I hope to get a comp soon when I have an extra buck
     
  12. finch6013

    finch6013 Oregon City Active Member

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    has anyone used the miculek brake?
     
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    jcs3 Vancouver, WA Member

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  14. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    +1. "Proprietary" and they use a stock photo from PWS. Interesting.

    I digress. I went out and shot my 5.56 the other day and it still amazes me how well the PWS brake works!

    Notice I spelled this "brake", not "break". As "break" is to break your leg. "Brake", is to limit, or stop flash from the muzzle. ;)
     
  16. MarkSBG

    MarkSBG Beaverton Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to hijack or be picky, but I thougth a muzzle brake was a device used to reduce felt recoil, while a flash hider was used to sop flash from the muzzle.

    Which is it?:huh:
     
  17. wsu 5.9er

    wsu 5.9er Spanaway WA Member

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    bnr32gtr Vancouver, WA Member

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    I was just using that, just like the leg thing, as an example. ;)

    That's what I get for posting at 2:30am, I guess! :thumbup: