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 Muzzle Brakes and the AR10
Multi-Tool  [Member]
11/13/2011 7:59:58 PM
I saw a post below about AR10 recoil with recomendations for muzzle brakes from Bennie Cooley and Smith Enterprises. Are there any models out there that manage the rearward blast and concussion? This is one thing I did not like about the old style Armalite brakes that directed the gas flow back toward the shooter ( and his neighbors at the range.

Thanks!
slappomatt  [Team Member]
11/13/2011 8:01:43 PM
I have heard that the current armalite break works well and is certainly priced well. Not sure about the blast. Working well and having low blast are usually mutually exclusive.
ALASKANFIRE  [Team Member]
11/15/2011 8:29:53 PM
Almost every brake I have ever shot was pretty bad with blast.

There is no free lunch
madcratebuilder  [Member]
11/16/2011 10:44:27 AM
The AR10 recoil is moderate at worst and in many cases very light. Spend some time behind a 8mm Mauser or a 7.5 Swiss or even a No5 .303 Enfield. Then you well understand recoil.
Multi-Tool  [Member]
11/16/2011 8:47:46 PM
Recoil is not my concern - muzzle climb is. Conventional wisdom is that a brake can reduce climb, but it will direct blast and sonic effects back toward the shooter - no free lunch as one of the guys has pointed out. I haven't looked at brakes that much, so I am curious about any technological advancements. Thanks!
MikeS1970  [Team Member]
11/16/2011 9:11:34 PM
Originally Posted By madcratebuilder:
The AR10 recoil is moderate at worst and in many cases very light. Spend some time behind a 8mm Mauser or a 7.5 Swiss or even a No5 .303 Enfield. Then you well understand recoil.


+1 - the 1st centerfire I bought, through the mail no less, was a 98K. I found some nice Canadian NCBO primed ball at Sears. (Showing my age here). Little did I know, till later, that the Canadian 7.92 was loaded for the BESA tank MG. Kicked like the proverbial mule! Hear you on the No5 MK1 - shot mine with some MKVIII ball - off Vickers MG cloth belts. I guess I never learn.

YMMV