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dre147
06-23-2012, 7:22 PM
Im looking to get a new muzzlebrake for my WASR, I saw good reviews on the AK74 style brake, and read good reviews on the Tapco Intrafuse AK Slot Muzzle Brake.

What brake do you use or would you recommend? its for 7.62

Munny$hot
06-23-2012, 7:28 PM
ak 74. Theres a youtube video on recoil comparison.

dre147
06-23-2012, 7:32 PM
ak 74. Theres a youtube video on recoil comparison.

Ya I saw that video, but check out the review of the Tapco Intrafuse AK Slot brake on amazon.com, I havent seen a video on it yet, but sounds pretty good too

Where is a good place to get the AK74 style brake cheaperthandirt?

MajorMalphunction
06-23-2012, 7:33 PM
You should look into the PWS version. Ugly, but works well.

ACRfan
06-23-2012, 7:33 PM
Pws j-tac

dre147
06-23-2012, 7:36 PM
Looks kind of expensive (60$) compared to the 74 style and tapco intrafuse slot brake which are like 12 bucks are they that much better?

Revolver Ocelot
06-23-2012, 7:41 PM
If you are going to get an ak74 brake and you are running 7.62 please don't buy a cheap replica. The Ports aren't even in the correct place. Buy it from either kvar or ak103.com. At least it will actually be effective.

DasBoost
06-23-2012, 7:42 PM
The 74 brake which is around $12-16 is the Tapco copy and is not the same as a legit 74 brake; yes it will reduce recoil but not like the actual 74 brakes. Krebs makes a nice 74-style brake for 762 as well along the lines of the original design.

dre147
06-23-2012, 7:48 PM
Thanks, I am running 7.62. I figured that cheap AK74 style brake had something wrong about it, alot of reviews said it seemed like a cheao knockoff, so most good brakes will be about 60$?

No info on that Tapco Intrafuse AK Slot Muzzle Brake its like 13$ on amazon, had pretty good reviews?

Slim///
06-23-2012, 7:57 PM
Yes you'll need a thread adapter. I have a krebs 74 style brake with adapter on my wasr and couldn't be happier

dre147
06-23-2012, 8:02 PM
Yes you'll need a thread adapter. I have a krebs 74 style brake with adapter on my wasr and couldn't be happier

Thanks for all the replies:)

What kind of adapter? do you have a link?

Dont_Shoot_im_Chinese
06-23-2012, 8:06 PM
AK74 style

socalgto
06-23-2012, 8:12 PM
I like the ak74 style myself

deckhandmike
06-23-2012, 9:00 PM
Ak's don't kick hard. Why a fancy break if you can't shoot full auto? I would get whatever is cheap, short and light weight (slant break) and keeps you 922r compliant. All that aside I like the ak74 style break but I find it too big and bulky.

GeneralNonsense
06-23-2012, 9:26 PM
I own a PWS FSC 47 (Retails $99 and I think I paid $112 shipped).
Use it on my WASR 10/63 within the last few months.
Great muzzle break, works well, doesn't over compensate, and easy to install.
Not too much too it, just thread it on and for the price not bad compared to the others on the market.

Here's a video of it's "Full Auto" potential.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2IIDK5ke3c

dre147
06-23-2012, 9:33 PM
I own a PWS FSC 47 (Retails $99 and I think I paid $112 shipped).
Use it on my WASR 10/63 within the last few months.
Great muzzle break, works well, doesn't over compensate, and easy to install.
Not too much too it, just thread it on and for the price not bad compared to the others on the market.

Here's a video of it's "Full Auto" potential.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2IIDK5ke3c

Looks good kind of pricey did you need a adapter?

No one has used the tapco intrafuse slot brake damn cheap and lots of good reviews...http://www.amazon.com/Tapco-Intrafuse-Slot-Muzzle-Brake/dp/B001OATJUM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340511024&sr=8-1&keywords=ak+muzzle+brake
for the price looks like its worth trying at least not sure if it really compares with these other more expensive ones though

GeneralNonsense
06-23-2012, 9:42 PM
Kinda pricey.
It screws into the standard threads, so no adapter necessary.
It even comes with orange washers to prevent wiggling while shooting.

Slim///
06-23-2012, 9:47 PM
Thanks for all the replies:)

What kind of adapter? do you have a link?

http://https://www.apexgunparts.com/product_info.php/products_id/301

BucDan
06-24-2012, 6:19 AM
Anyone try the akbc? Looks good but too expensive for me

zfields
06-24-2012, 6:30 AM
Kinda pricey.
It screws into the standard threads, so no adapter necessary.
It even comes with orange washers to prevent wiggling while shooting.

Jesus dude, ease up on the sig GIF.

Mamluke
06-24-2012, 10:40 AM
Jesus dude, ease up on the sig GIF.

There's a guy in the far out left corner that keeps bending up & down ..... I wonder what are the tactical advantages to that? ....



......... :D



.......... lol

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ChaneRZ
06-24-2012, 11:20 AM
I have the FSC 47 and J tac 47. Both are good and cheap. Try the battlecomp for 200 bucks.

Quiet
06-24-2012, 11:29 AM
I roll with the AK74 style.
But, IMO, the PWS FSC47 is currently the best muzzle brake for the AK.

whoawhoawhoa
06-24-2012, 1:01 PM
apparently spikes now offers the dynacomp with ak threading on aimsurplus

zfields
06-24-2012, 1:07 PM
There's a guy in the far out left corner that keeps bending up & down ..... I wonder what are the tactical advantages to that? ....



......... :D



.......... lol

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Cmon man, its a Tactical brass catcher.

BucDan
06-24-2012, 2:44 PM
I'm looking at the PWS Jtac 47 myself. Anyone got any personal reviews of it?

but now after seeing that there is a spikes, anyone have input on that? Even 100 is kinda steep. Battlecomp sounds sweet, but man... Too pricey at 200.

hossb7
06-24-2012, 2:53 PM
I have a classic slant brake on my -47 and a tantal brake on my -74. If I had to get new ones, they would both be battlecomps

bob7122
06-24-2012, 3:18 PM
tatical city.com has one dunno if it is good though.

BradleyAbrams
06-24-2012, 3:43 PM
Im looking to get a new muzzlebrake for my WASR, I saw good reviews on the AK74 style brake, and read good reviews on the Tapco Intrafuse AK Slot Muzzle Brake.

What brake do you use or would you recommend?

In my opinion, This one, with an adapter -

East German-made Zig Zag type AK74 Muzzle Brake:

http://www.robertrtg.com/images/egakflash1.jpg


http://www.robertrtg.com/ak74flashhider.html



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Munny$hot
06-24-2012, 3:43 PM
Ya I saw that video, but check out the review of the Tapco Intrafuse AK Slot brake on amazon.com, I havent seen a video on it yet, but sounds pretty good too

Where is a good place to get the AK74 style brake cheaperthandirt?

Buying a 79-100 AK 74 style brake is ridicules waste of money. Having a few more holes drilled in different locations isn't going to make that much more affective compared to the Tapco's 18.00 74 brake. As seen in the video and having shot both Tapco 74 and the Tapco 47 slant brake there is significantly a lot more recoil/muzzle flip from the 47 style. When I first shot the Tapco 74 and the Krebs customs 74 brake there was no difference when shooting 7.62x39. There is a huge difference between AK 74 7.62x54 vs AK 47 7.62x39 with the same 74 style brake . The 74 wins hands down with less recoil and muzzle flip.

https://www.primaryarms.com/Tapco_AK74_Style_Muzzle_Brake_p/tinak0679.htm

dre147
06-24-2012, 5:42 PM
Buying a 79-100 AK 74 style brake is ridicules waste of money. Having a few more holes drilled in different locations isn't going to make that much more affective compared to the Tapco's 18.00 74 brake. As seen in the video and having shot both Tapco 74 and the Tapco 47 slant brake there is significantly a lot more recoil/muzzle flip from the 47 style. When I first shot the Tapco 74 and the Krebs customs 74 brake there was no difference when shooting 7.62x39. There is a huge difference between AK 74 7.62x54 vs AK 47 7.62x39 with the same 74 style brake . The 74 wins hands down with less recoil and muzzle flip.

https://www.primaryarms.com/Tapco_AK74_Style_Muzzle_Brake_p/tinak0679.htm

where can I get the 74 style 7.62 for 18$? The JTAC looks great but I would much rather spend under 20$ than spend 60-100$, but if it really makes a difference I would get the more expensive one than throw money away on one that will fall apart or not even work..

Richard Erichsen
06-24-2012, 11:51 PM
Im looking to get a new muzzlebrake for my WASR, I saw good reviews on the AK74 style brake, and read good reviews on the Tapco Intrafuse AK Slot Muzzle Brake.

What brake do you use or would you recommend?

For carbine to rifle length barrels, I like this one:

http://www.midwayusa.com/product/839860/fa-enterprises-extreme-muzzle-brake-m14x10-lh-thread-pre-ban-ak-47-steel-blue

FA Enterprises "Extreme" muzzle brake. It looks a bit odd, but it's quite functional and fairly compact in length. It's very effective, puts a decent bit of ballast on the end of the barrel but it's loud as heck, especially to either side. Nothing folks accustomed to the AK74 style brakes aren't prepared for though.

R

ZX-10R
06-25-2012, 7:30 PM
I use an just a flash hider...On my Draco I have the AK74 type and it helps a ton.

DasBoost
06-25-2012, 7:53 PM
In my opinion, This one, with an adapter -

East German-made Zig Zag type AK74 Muzzle Brake:
http://www.robertrtg.com/images/egakflash1.jpg
http://www.robertrtg.com/ak74flashhider.html
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Question though: OP hasn't mentioned if it's 762 or a 545 WASR-2. Would the legit EG brake from Robert RTG work for 762? Just bore it out more?

dre147
06-25-2012, 8:23 PM
Question though: OP hasn't mentioned if it's 762 or a 545 WASR-2. Would the legit EG brake from Robert RTG work for 762? Just bore it out more?

I thought I did, not in initial post though sorry, its for 7.62.

jsragman
06-26-2012, 7:01 AM
A Smith Enterprises Vortex flash suppressor is the way to go. Simply the best.

dbo31
06-26-2012, 7:18 AM
If you are going to get an ak74 brake and you are running 7.62 please don't buy a cheap replica. The Ports aren't even in the correct place. Buy it from either kvar or ak103.com. At least it will actually be effective.

This. Spend the extra $$ and get a real one. The tapco is very off from what the 74 brake should be

fal_762x51
06-26-2012, 11:07 AM
What about PWS J-Tac47?

mreed
06-26-2012, 11:20 AM
A Smith Enterprises Vortex flash suppressor is the way to go. Simply the best.

dang, its that good of a muzzlebrake? oh wait..............

dre147
06-26-2012, 2:43 PM
Is the real tapco 74 style brake really that bad?

dre147
06-26-2012, 3:02 PM
Question though: OP hasn't mentioned if it's 762 or a 545 WASR-2. Would the legit EG brake from Robert RTG work for 762? Just bore it out more?

^This. would this work for 7.62?

dre147
06-26-2012, 3:03 PM
This. Spend the extra $$ and get a real one. The tapco is very off from what the 74 brake should be

And whats a good make?

im inbetween krebs and RTG.....

dbo31
06-26-2012, 3:11 PM
And whats a good make?

im inbetween krebs and RTG.....

Kvar has them in stock. They also have the adapters.

dre147
06-26-2012, 3:16 PM
the ones i see on kvar or made by arsenal correct? for the AK140 last pic says stamped arsenal

so kvar over krebs or RTG? i had ordered a tapco but just cancelled the order....

dbo31
06-26-2012, 3:20 PM
the ones i see on kvar or made by arsenal correct? for the AK140 last pic says stamped arsenal

so kvar over krebs or RTG? i had ordered a tapco but just cancelled the order....

KVAR..Krebs and RTG are good to go. I guess its up to you to take into account what you want and what you want to spend. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the 3.

Slim///
06-26-2012, 3:27 PM
Arsenal, krebs, same thing. Doubt you'll notice any difference between the 2

dre147
06-26-2012, 3:29 PM
so arsenal is $67 +S&H krebs is $65 +S&H and RTG is $41 shipped just not sure if the RTG is for 7.62.....

KVAR and the heroes tactical is same AK140US they are 67$ at this point I would get the RTG if its 762 and would need to get a 14mm to 24mm adapter krebs has one for 25 shipped, still kinda alot

or should i just drop 30$ more and get the arsenal or krebs....:conehead:

dre147
06-26-2012, 4:36 PM
Anyone have the FA Enterprises 74 style from midway?

Revolver Ocelot
06-26-2012, 4:48 PM
RTG is not 7.62. Kvr and krebs are not chrome lined.The AK103.com one is, if thats a concern for you.

I personally have a Kvar one that i recieved as a christmas present on mine and ive been happy with it.

dre147
06-26-2012, 5:05 PM
RTG is not 7.62. Kvr and krebs are not chrome lined.The AK103.com one is, if thats a concern for you.

I personally have a Kvar one that i recieved as a christmas present on mine and ive been happy with it.

Is your KVAR one labeled arsenal?
Im looking for a cheap adapter now seems all the good 74 style brakes are in 24mm

BradleyAbrams
06-26-2012, 5:56 PM
Question though: OP hasn't mentioned if it's 762 or a 545 WASR-2. Would the legit EG brake from Robert RTG work for 762? Just bore it out more?

My MAK 90 is 7.62 - Here is a pic of the Rifle with the RTG AK74 "Zig-Zag" Brake mounted on the nose..

After about 300 -400 rounds down the pipe, No issues with the RTG brake. I Did NOT alter the bore on this brake in any way, shape or form. I Did use a 14mm (LH) to 24mm (RH) adapter.


http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e383/blndyhb/IMG_1791-2.jpg


I did have an imitation AK74 brake before ( Not Tapco, some other brand. It was a Pin-On type and cost $20 back in 1995 ) The newly installed Zig-Zag brake made a noteable difference in lower recoil and muzzle rise over my previous knockoff version.

The other brake did not have the gas expansion chamber that the "real" one does. This, I believe, makes the difference.

Also, the new brake is chrome-lined. in case you choose to shoot corrosive ammo.

And last, the difference in the finished product is Night and Day. The German Brake looks and feels like an Instrument.

The knockoff version looked like a chunk of galvanized pipe assembled by drunken monkeys in comparison.

The German made AK74 Brake is $35.00. I think that I would go ahead and spend that extra $15 for the difference in looks alone...

I know I did.


Just my opinion.





PS - The RTG brake is made in Germany -


"You know the Germans make good stuff ..!"


http://www.ismellfeet.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/shamwow1_thumb.jpg





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Revolver Ocelot
06-26-2012, 6:31 PM
Is your KVAR one labeled arsenal?
Im looking for a cheap adapter now seems all the good 74 style brakes are in 24mm

It is marked US, 7.62, with the Arsenal A underneath.

Just like the one off the KVAr site.

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b397/Revolver0celot/d_1115.jpg

dre147
06-26-2012, 6:51 PM
I would get the german zig zag but if its for 5.45 dont see how that can function as good as one made for 7.62, but I do like the look of the german one better, also seems the bottom is wider so more of the gas is directed upwards. Is it really different or do the pics just make it look differnt. I will call RTG tomorrow and ask them if its fine to use the german zig zag on 7.62. The krebs seems it has the wide bottom too, its 5-8$ more than the arsenal. I do like the finish more on the arsenal though...

Now I just need to find a decent adapter for fairly cheap, krebs has one for like 45$ im definitely not paying that much for one.

dre147
06-26-2012, 8:03 PM
Does the Arsenal brake lock on still used with a adapter?

zfields
06-26-2012, 8:13 PM
Tapco one isnt horrible. I used it on my Saiga and it helped quite a bit. Not bad for sub 20 bucks.

jsragman
06-27-2012, 8:01 AM
mreed: if you can't handle the very light recoil of an Ak, sell it and get a bb gun.

BucDan
06-27-2012, 10:37 AM
^ is that referring to the 74 or 47? Or both?

zfields
06-27-2012, 10:41 AM
mreed: if you can't handle the very light recoil of an Ak, sell it and get a bb gun.

There is a difference between being able to handle the recoil, and wanting the flattest recoil you can get for competitive or training use.

Richard Erichsen
06-27-2012, 1:05 PM
Sounds pretty good, do you have a pic of your rifle with it on?

Show and tell? Okey-dokey:

Richard Erichsen
06-27-2012, 1:06 PM
mreed: if you can't handle the very light recoil of an Ak, sell it and get a bb gun.

In intermediate calibers, it's not the recoil, it's the muzzle rise. A brake flattens the pulse so that you can stay on target, or recover more quickly. If you are just blasting a berm at 25 yards, non-issue. If you are trying to hit what you aim at in quick succession, it matters.

R

mreed
06-27-2012, 1:09 PM
No where did i state i "cannot handle the recoil", just simply was stating he didnt ask for a flash suppressor, he wants a good muzzle brake. :rolleyes:

Richard Erichsen
06-27-2012, 1:25 PM
What about PWS J-Tac47?

I nearly bought one after trying one at a range in N. Houston. It would be my second choice after the FA Ent unit.

R

Richard Erichsen
06-27-2012, 1:26 PM
where is a cheap adapter for 14mm to 24mm? the WASR is 14mm LH right?

By the time you add up the cost for the adapter and the extra fugliness that comes with, you'd be better off buying a modern brake in the correct 14x1 mm LH thread.

R

dre147
06-27-2012, 1:35 PM
By the time you add up the cost for the adapter and the extra fugliness that comes with, you'd be better off buying a modern brake in the correct 14x1 mm LH thread.

R

I like the JTAC47 but somewhere I read it kind of overcompensates, moving the barrel downward a little to much, is this true?

A Arsenal 74 stylebrake with cheap 10$ adapter from AK-builder.com come to like ~85$ and a jtac could be 54 shipped but the pic makes it look bootleg. and the pic on the JTAC site looks much different, why is this?

dre147
06-27-2012, 1:40 PM
http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=156426&stc=1&d=1340829572

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/attachment.php?attachmentid=156427&stc=1&d=1340829585

Why does the second one not even have the logo on top? First pic if from the PWS website second it soem AIM surplus. They seem to be slightly different.

From the videos I see the 74 style has the flattest recoil though

dre147
06-27-2012, 3:36 PM
JTAC47 vs FSC47? is there a big difference?

Chaos47
06-27-2012, 4:16 PM
JTAC47 vs FSC47? is there a big difference?

The main difference is the flash suppressing tines that the FSC has.

JTAC is a compensator

FSC is a flash suppressor (Yes I know they have an ATF letter, no it doesn't mean much in CA, its CADOJ's game not ATF's)

On a magazine locked rifle you could use either.
On a featureless only the JTAC would be legal.

You asked for a Muzzlebrake but a lot of the talk here if about Flash Suppressors.
Are you looking for a device for a magazine locked rifle or a featureless?

dre147
06-27-2012, 4:28 PM
But im confused as to why some venders of the JTAC, the pic looks different than what the PWS website has, like there is no logo, the cuts look more rugged/less smooth and not as open as the PWS one has. Could it be a ripoff one? PWS sells it for 69 i think and AIM surplus has it for 54 shipped, I dont want a bootleg of the real thing but I also dont wanna pay more than I need to...On PWS website its 82$shipped

Chaos47
06-27-2012, 4:31 PM
If you are going featureless then you need to ignore about half the suggestions in this thread as many are Flash Suppressors.

FSC47 is a flash suppressor in CA.

If you want to know why (and find devices that are legal) then check out the link in my signature.


To your other question:
Could just be old JTACS, but I have seen fake (airsoft?) PWS products out there

dre147
06-27-2012, 5:33 PM
what about the SOLAR TACTICAL F.A.S.T SERIES COMPENSATOR does it compare, its threaded for 14mm so no adapter