Sound director/redirector??

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  1. The Heretic

    The Heretic
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    I did do a search on this on the forums and no relevant results.

    You've probably seen these out there - basically a shroud around a muzzle brake, that is meant to redirect the sound forward.

    Seems redundant to me.

    First, the muzzle brake portion of it would not be a brake anymore since the gasses would be directed forward along with the sound, making it no better than a barrel without the brake?

    Second, how is the sound with these any different than a plain muzzle on a barrel??

    I am all for reducing the sound bak towards the shooter and to the sides, but I don't see this as any different from a plain muzzle on a barrel - possible worse with regards to flash from what I have seen.

    Seems to be a gimmick that everybody and their dogs are now making.

    Thoughts??
     
  2. CHLChris

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    Are you talking about the Flaming Pig, the Noveske KX3/5? Are there any other muzzle devices like this?

    I'd prefer a suppressor, even though they can be 3-5x the cost.
     
  3. The Heretic

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    Something like that yes.

    Or the Kineti-Tech and similar devices.

    I can't see how they can call the Flaming Pig a flash hider when it seems to make the flash worse.
     
  4. Stomper

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    Seems to me the name "flaming pig" does not infer it to be a flash hider...
     
  5. The Heretic

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    Googling it, some describe it as a flash hider. Not sure why
     
  6. jbett98

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    I've got a Levang Linear mounted on a 16" carbine barrel, but after watching this video, I would have bought a Claymore instead.

     
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  8. 308

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    Actually, the Noveski is a copy of the Bulgarian Krinkov 4-pc flashider. I have a Bulgy fitted to my Tavor and it is super efficient ant reducing recoil and redirecting the report forward. I also have one on my nasty little 6" bbl AK pistol. Without the FH it will send out a 2-3' flash, with it there is nothing.
     
  9. Stomper

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    Just think of the cool looking haircuts that 2'-3' muzzle-flash could pull off! :D
     
  10. erudne

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    I've used a Levang and it does redirect the sound foward
     
  11. ogre

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    It seems to me that it ought to work well enough. Looking at the file photos of one of the Kineti-Tech models; the gasses will still strike the muzzle brake and try to pull the rifle forward, reducing felt recoil, before being redirected by the shroud after their work is done.
     
  12. edslhead

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    They look big and bulky. I think I'd just go for a break that had the forward facing ports.

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