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Steely Eyes
07-27-2010, 5:41 PM
Thinking about putting a muzzle brake on my Carbine and not sure which models/brands work the best and are easy to install? Any input or suggestion are great ly appreciated.

BigDaddyGuns
07-27-2010, 6:37 PM
Probably would get better answers in the rifle's discussion...

It depends on what you want to spend... The Stag Comp is like 17 bucks and they're a lot of people who say it's great ... expecially for the price... You really can go mild to wild... depending on what you want to use the carbine for... you can spend $12 or $250 just for a muzzle device... I just got an A2 comp... looks like an A2 but without the open end...

sniper4usmc
07-27-2010, 6:45 PM
I like YHM Phantom
http://www.yankeehillmachine.com/store/muzzle.html

Crusader
07-27-2010, 7:18 PM
Any brake or flash supressor by Yankee Hill Machine is awesome. I have had a couple different models from YHM on my ARs and have liked them all. Their brakes reduce recoil to the equivalent of a 22long, and their flash supressors work very well too.

professorhard
07-27-2010, 7:21 PM
KAC triple tap if you want the very best. I like the PWS FSC 556 for a budget brake.

Steely Eyes
07-27-2010, 7:34 PM
Thanks guys, alittle new to this forum, rifle disscusions would also be a good place to find out this info, just figured that out. Thanks for all of the input, looks like YHM is the way to go for my needs. That was the info I got from the guys @ Riflegear. Mainly using the muzzle brake to help with double and triple taps to stay on target in some run and gun competitions. Surefire makes some good ones, but pricey and I don't feel the need for one that is fitted for a suppressor!

SuperSet
07-27-2010, 7:43 PM
I have the YHM 5M2 on my class gun and it works just fine. But for competition, you should look at something loud and extremely effective (I.e. shoots flat) like the SJC Titan, MSTN QC brake or Benny Hill.

sprintcar
07-27-2010, 7:52 PM
I have the YHM Phantom comp with the aggressive end. It looks good and was pretty cheap.

foxtrotuniformlima
07-27-2010, 8:00 PM
Effective and cheap ? http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=5573/Product/AR_15_MICULEK_COMP

Cool & $ - http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=24429/Product/MB556K_MUZZLE_BRAKE_ADAPTER

or the middle ground in terms of price but still effective - http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=27074/Product/AR_15_M16_BENNIE_COOLEY_TACTICAL_COMPENSATOR

tenpercentfirearms
07-28-2010, 8:54 AM
Generally cheap brakes are loud and send a concision back that will make shooting them unpleasant.

I would stay away from the Stag Comp and the RRA Military style muzzle brake.

I have had good luck with the YHM lines, but they are kind of loud.

I had a Troy Medieval MB on my three gun rifle and I liked it quite a bit.

I just replaced it with a Surefire MB, but I haven't shot it yet.

ZX-10R
07-28-2010, 9:26 AM
I have the Smith Vortex and like it.

Steely Eyes
08-01-2010, 7:39 AM
Thanks for all of the good info! There seems to be a wide variety of styles and prices. YHM seems to be very affordable and efficeint, and some comments about being loud, but what about there effect on fellow shooters next to you or blow back to the shooter? (i.e.@the range) Are there any that work both as a flash suppressor and brake? I know I am asking alot of question, but I would like to make only a one time purchase of a muzzle brake to keep the expense down! Thanks again for all of the input, this forum is very helpful!

Gofasterdammit
08-01-2010, 7:59 AM
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/images_inv/a/a/24482/MB556K_large_24482.png

Surefire MB556K. I've got one on my SPR. Very little felt recoil. Your fellow shooters next to you will especially enjoy it :walkman:

tenpercentfirearms
08-01-2010, 9:17 PM
http://www.surefire.com/surefire/content/images_inv/a/a/24482/MB556K_large_24482.png

Surefire MB556K. I've got one on my SPR. Very little felt recoil. Your fellow shooters next to you will especially enjoy it :walkman:

I shot mine today. The recoil was excellent. My father standing behind me hated it.

SuperSet
08-01-2010, 9:19 PM
It cannot be any worse than the SJC Titan. I apologize to the shooters to my left and right ahead of time.

VytamenC Tactical
08-01-2010, 9:29 PM
i like the vias arms brake a little expensive though.

http://vaisarms.com/Default.aspx

MrPlutonium
08-02-2010, 10:50 AM
DeGroat flash enhancer! It's a bit pricey but I really want someone to try it. Care to be my guinea pig?

http://www.armamentsales.com/enhancers.htm

tenpercentfirearms
08-02-2010, 11:09 AM
DeGroat flash enhancer! It's a bit pricey but I really want someone to try it. Care to be my guinea pig?

http://www.armamentsales.com/enhancers.htm

Good times.

https://armamentsales.sslpowered.com/photos/albums/userpics/10001/normal_DeGroat_Flash_Enhancer_M16.jpg

Steely Eyes
08-02-2010, 6:25 PM
Wow! I have shot black powder shotguns that don't lite up as much as that!! You could light your cigar with that flash!! I think I will pass on that one! Nice touch though!

Toast
08-02-2010, 9:30 PM
I have a Phantom aggressive end version on my AR. It works great, it's pretty loud indoors but outside it's not bad at all.

Plebius15
08-02-2010, 9:45 PM
I have a Mikeluk brake that I like, but the people next to me when I shoot it don't :rolleyes:

shooting4life
08-02-2010, 10:07 PM
I have the jp brake on my ar. Always get looks. If someone at the range complains to me about the noise then I take out my 338 norma mag with badger fte brake and touch off a couple of rounds and then ask them what they were talking about because I could not hear them. Nothing worse than someone at the range complaining about noise.
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/jordangunstuff044.jpg
http://i630.photobucket.com/albums/uu30/shooting4life/jordangunstuff041.jpg