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Old February 22, 2014, 05:23 AM   #1
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your favorite muzzle brake?

hey guys seeing what muzzle breaks you find most effective. looking for a new break on my 16.25 223. looking at a surefire but open to sugestions. im currrentyl running a standard a2 break
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Old February 22, 2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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Old February 22, 2014, 09:51 PM   #3
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Brake

The one that's in a drawer then later re-sold, and not on my rifle - hate them.

A flash hider on the other hand....

JD, that top one is my favorite "break", too.... lol.
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Old February 23, 2014, 02:54 AM   #4
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my favorite muzzle brake is the one with my favorite rifle attached to it
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Old February 23, 2014, 04:13 AM   #5
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I have a YHM Phantom 5C2 on my AR that works just fine and looks really cool with the aggressive cuts on the front. It serves as both a brake and flash hider and seems to me a very simple design but made very well, and get this, absurdly affordable. I'm seeing them for around $25. They are highly rated, as is everything YHM usually, and just makes my AR look amazing. The hot pokers at the end are just a bonus. Good luck!
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Old February 23, 2014, 05:46 AM   #6
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im currrentyl running a standard a2 break
Not sure about this, but I don't think an A2 is considered a break, more of a flash suppressor, but I do like mine on my AR.

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Old February 23, 2014, 06:17 AM   #7
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I don't use a muzzle break on either of my ARs. A vortex flash suppressor works fine for me. I had one on my RRA, but I didn't find much advantage to using it as far as accuracy and time to target reacquisition. It did however annoy shooters to my left and right at the range as well as add to the overall noise level. JMHO
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Old February 24, 2014, 06:21 PM   #8
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I have a Troy Claymore on my AR15. It directs the sound and blast forward. And its good lookin too.
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Old February 24, 2014, 09:18 PM   #9
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For all around---AFAB mini

For flat out low impulse and flat muzzle position---Lantac Dragon all day. But, it's blasty


For best bang for the buck --- Manticore Nightbrake

Just click on the links above to see my reviews of said devices. Enjoy
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Old February 24, 2014, 10:40 PM   #10
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I bought a Troy Medieval only because I didn't know what I wanted so I just went with something. It's pretty loud and lets out a decent blast but I have nothing else to really compare to since this is my first and only rifle
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Old February 25, 2014, 08:21 AM   #11
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I have a PWS that came one my SCAR. It worked great as far as reducing recoil goes. It also worked great at increasing the muzzle blast to an obnoxious level. I swapped it out for an AAC Brakeout. It isn't as blasty and it usually has a suppressor on it.
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Old February 25, 2014, 01:10 PM   #12
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I have a YHM Phantom 5C2 on my AR that works just fine and looks really cool with the aggressive cuts on the front. It serves as both a brake and flash hider and seems to me a very simple design but made very well, and get this, absurdly affordable. I'm seeing them for around $25
Yep. You can find them pretty cheap.
I picked one up last week for $18 through JSE Surplus.
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Old February 25, 2014, 01:32 PM   #13
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On my long range AR I have a DPMS Muzzle Brake Levang Linear and love it.
It puts the muzzle blast out front and keeps muzzle rise way down.
The rifle kinda pushes back instead of up.

On my other AR's I have GRG Model 4/15 .223 1/2x28 Competition Short Break and I love them as well but anyone on either side will hate them.
They will blow a full water bottle of the bench located 3 ft away
So at a bench with other shooters beside you they get hit with a lot of gas and blow back.
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Old February 25, 2014, 01:58 PM   #14
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Dynacomp. And based on early reviews, the Dynacomp 2 is even better.
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Old February 25, 2014, 07:20 PM   #15
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I like the brake that came with my Savage Model 116 SE rifle-you can turn it on or off with a twist of the wrist.
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Old February 26, 2014, 09:44 PM   #16
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The two best on the market for keeping the muzzle flat and not a lot of increased blast are the Dynamic Resistance and the Seekins. Actually designed by people who understand gas dyanmics and they are very neutral. The Gas Hog will be right there as a neutral comp as well, but it is not on the market yet.

If you are on a Budget, the Miculek is one of the better ones and the Nordic Corvette is not bad at all, but loud. Both are tuneable.

Linear comps are really not much more than a thread protector.

I would not give a nickel for a few mentioned on here, especially when the word "effective" is asked for by the OP.
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Old February 27, 2014, 02:25 AM   #17
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I would not give a nickel for a few mentioned on here, especially when the word "effective" is asked for by the OP.
Ah, but the OP did not specify to what degree (or type) of effectiveness he was referring. Specificity was absent.

Given the brevity of the post, and some ambiguity in it, there was room for more than just "the best of the best".
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Old February 27, 2014, 03:20 AM   #18
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im quite satisfied with the one on the end of my AK-74
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Old February 27, 2014, 05:53 PM   #19
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I have a BWA X-comp on my varmint rifle that works really well. It really makes getting back on target much easier.
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Old February 27, 2014, 09:43 PM   #20
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I've employed 3 different types of brakes.

The Vais I had on a 243 Magnum research lone eagle



It worked pretty good but wasn't quite as effective as the other 2 I've used.

This is the JP Bennie Cooley Tactical brake that I have on my LR-308



It works very well and I'd recommend it to anyone wanting a more traditional looking brake.

This is by far the most effective brake that I've used. It's a JP Recoil eliminator.



I had it on a 30-338 that I had built years ago and it was just amazing at reducing recoil. Obviously it's not very conventional but it sure worked well.

All of these devices did what they were intended to do. The down side is the noise. Very loud and I never shot them without hearing protection. The guns were all used strictly for target shooting so the noise really wasn't an issue. They could easily be taken off to use for hunting.
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Old February 28, 2014, 09:10 AM   #21
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By far the best I have ever used is the KAC Triple Tap installed on my last AR. Downside: $435

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Old March 15, 2014, 07:51 AM   #22
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We just put the Lantac Dragon on of our newest AR. It has been amazing the difference it has made. Absolutely NO recoil whatsoever. The rifle honestly does not move when you fire it. Incredible. We are now ordering one for all of our rifles.
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Old March 15, 2014, 05:40 PM   #23
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I have been a fan of the BattleComp for some time. Maybe look into that.
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Old March 15, 2014, 07:20 PM   #24
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NWCP I don't use a muzzle break on either of my ARs.
A vortex flash suppressor works fine for me.
I have a DC Vortex on mine... it works great.

If need be, I would run a Good Iron brake on my mine.
I've run the GI brake on my M14s, and it is very effective.

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Old March 15, 2014, 07:56 PM   #25
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Fishbone brake is on every AR platform i own!
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