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Old April 15, 2008, 01:18 PM   #3
sholling
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These have always struck me as completely useless as a compensator. However Mini-14s benefit from having the barrel shortened and some kind of weight hung on the end of the barrel to dampen harmonics. I suspect that this is the real purpose of this "compensator". To add enough length to keep the barrel over 16" and to act as weight to deaden the barrel. I can't think of any reason to hang one on an AR.
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