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Old June 26, 2013, 09:46 PM   #19
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Re: Muzzle brake question

Originally Posted by 3.Shot.Group. View Post
I've never understood the usefulness(from a military perspective) of a muzzle break. I mean a 3 foot muzzle flash will draw just as much fire as a 10 foot muzzle flash; Right?

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Muzzle brakes are not commonly used in the military except for high caliber, shoulder fired weapons such as the .50 BMG and .338 Lapua sniper rifles. They do a great job of taming recoil, and it is needed on those weapons. Common muzzle devices for lighter recoiling small arms is a simple flash suppressor.
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