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9mm1033
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

bejay
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.

Technosavant
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.

pturner67
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

madcratebuilder
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.

plouffedaddy
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.

http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/DSC00127.jpg

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)
http://i96.photobucket.com/albums/l178/tiffani33/Guns/IMAG1289.jpg