View Full Version : AR15 muzzle brake help.

October 16, 2012, 08:08 AM
My Bushmaster M4A2 Carbine has a factory mini-y comp muzzle brake and it sounds like a howitzer cannon. My AR will be for outdoor shooting only, not for competition shooting and it will not be an indoor HD rifle. But, I'd still like a muzzle brake that cuts down on the "operator bang" and will also provide no muzzle rise for quick follow up shots. A google/YouTube search has revealed several that are rather high priced, i.e., Surefire, AAC Brakeout 51T and the Titan SJC Comp. Maybe a different Bushmaster factory style would be best. Any one experienced in the aftermarket parts (especially muzzle brakes) for the AR platform would be appreciated. Thanks

October 16, 2012, 02:41 PM
looks like the troy claymore would probably reduce operator bang by alot not sure how well it works as a brake, I removed mine completly and installed a barrel nut for much the same reason.

October 16, 2012, 03:00 PM
Muzzle brakes work by redirecting part of the blast backwards in order to reduce felt recoil. Any really effective brake is going to be noisy.

I might recommend something along the lines of the standard A2 birdcage... clocked properly, the gas vents up, helping reduce muzzle climb.

October 16, 2012, 03:22 PM
I have the KAC Triple Tap...about $440 but is pretty darn incredible...yeah, the price about made me want to pass out but it's been worth every penny

My buddy got the BattleComp 2.0...about $150 and he likes it

October 17, 2012, 09:27 AM
Brownells is running a sale on the house brand brake (http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/barrel-parts/muzzle-brakes/ar-15-m16-tactical-muzzle-brake-prod27226.aspx) Noticeable difference over the A2 FH.

The Rainier Arms Xtreme Tactical Compensator (http://www.rainierarms.com/?page=shop/detail&product_id=1684) is very effective, it's load but so are all brakes are that stop muzzle raise.

If you want to push the noise away from your position then a Levang Comp (http://www.midwayusa.com/product/524840/dpms-muzzle-brake-levang-linear-1-2-28-thread-ar-15-steel-matte) is the best choice.

I enjoy shooting the Levang over all the muzzle devises I shoot. It's sounds like a .22lr.

October 17, 2012, 11:08 AM
For what you're describing, I recommend the TriDelta brake from custommuzzlebrakes.com. Here's my review of it:

TriDelta Review (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmrttHgm1Sk&feature=g-upl)

The shape of the baffles direct the sound forward and the top ports also help in keeping the muzzle down.


looks like the troy claymore would probably reduce operator bang by alot not sure how well it works as a brake

I use the Claymore on my 10.5 SBR for that reason--it does a great job of directing the sound forward. The only 'issue' with the Claymore is that it directs the energy straight forward which drives the rifle straight back causing a 'push' impulse. It's not bad at all but it's something to consider.

Here's the Claymore in action:

Claymore in action link (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlV6GbdJjWY&feature=g-upl)