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Posted: 8/24/2004 6:38:03 PM EST
A2, Phantom, Vortex........what's the best.? ...pros, cons....recommendations, etc....

Link Posted: 8/24/2004 6:44:52 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 6:46:19 PM EST by gotm4]

Originally Posted By AZG23:
A2, Phantom, Vortex........what's the best.? ...pros, cons....recommendations, etc....




If you want the best flash hiding
1. Vortex
2. Phantom
3. A2

Compensator qualities and less dust signature
1. A2
2. Phantom
3. Vortex

If you need one to bring a 14.5" barrel out to the legal 16" minimun you're limited to a permanetly attached Vortex or Phantom.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:04:00 PM EST
The Vortex is an awesome flash hider but the tines can be a real pain in the you know what. My personal opinion is that the Phantom offers the best combo of low snag and excellent flash reduction. It is my #1 choice for carbine length barrels. The A2 is perfectly fine for most applications. Often times it's more an idividual taste in cosmetic appearance
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:08:56 PM EST
I had the concern on the vortex getting caught on stuff...not that I crawl around in the bush...but you never know. Im thinking the Phantom is what Im gonna do...Ive gotta 16 in post ban...Im gonna send it to Steve @ Adco to cut it down and perm install it for 16 OAL...
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:09:54 PM EST
[Last Edit: 8/24/2004 7:10:51 PM EST by Darkest2000]
1 vote for 3 prong, for all you pencil barrel lovers.

For fat barrels I prefer A2, seems to be the best all around FS, and no extra charge!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:23:13 PM EST

Originally Posted By Darkest2000:
1 vote for 3 prong, for all you pencil barrel lovers.

For fat barrels I prefer A2, seems to be the best all around FS, and no extra charge!



+1.

3-Prong all the way. It's the only way to fly.

Though for fat barrels, I have no real preference, either A2 or A1, with the slight edge perhaps going to the A1 for its better flash suppression abilities, IMNSHO.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:45:53 PM EST
I went the three prong route and am very happy. They just look right and the $8 price is even better.

I'm done with paying $40 for a Vortex.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 7:57:36 PM EST
So maybe I oughta just go with the A2..Ive got a H/B...I dont think the 3 prong would look right...yous guys aint helpin' me nonz too much!
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:27:58 PM EST
ok..so I thought..hell..lemme use the SEARCH button..LOL. Looks like the Phantom 5 slot is the best of both worlds. Plus it will look the best on an H/B.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:44:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By AZG23:
Im thinking the Phantom is what Im gonna do...Ive gotta 16 in post ban...Im gonna send it to Steve @ Adco to cut it down and perm install it for 16 OAL...



good choice! I'm about to send 2 barrels in to Adco and have this done.
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 8:55:54 PM EST
I guess I need to shoot Steve another e-mail to see if he has the 5 slot Phantoms.?? Anybody know off hand..??
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:25:38 PM EST
Who has the three prong for $8 ?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:47:30 PM EST

Originally Posted By Guncrzy:
Who has the three prong for $8 ?



+1

MN
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 9:59:01 PM EST
whats the average price to have a barrel threaded?
Link Posted: 8/24/2004 10:12:02 PM EST

Originally Posted By M4A2_L073754:

Originally Posted By Guncrzy:
Who has the three prong for $8 ?



+1

MN



I bought mine for $10 at a gunshow from the guy with the huge bins of every single AR-15 part imaginable. Brand New as well.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 2:53:55 AM EST
To thread a barrell should cost $65/$85....................call a couple here on the Industry forum.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:01:40 AM EST

Originally Posted By WS4LIF:
whats the average price to have a barrel threaded?



KKF seems to be the cheapest at around $35, but he seems to have quite a backlog. Adco does it for around $56. Most of my local smiths are charging around $50 to thread the barrel.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 3:16:28 AM EST
Phantom 5C2
Excellant flash hiding, no snag design, low dust signature when shooting prone, also works as a brake, designed to be used as an impact weapon at close range.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:21:31 AM EST

Originally Posted By Guncrzy:
Who has the three prong for $8 ?



CMMG has them for $7.95 plus anothe $.50 for the split washer.

cmmginc.secure-mall.com/shop/index.php?shop=1&cart=12176&cat=8&

I'm using three prong hiders on my M4 and midlength barrels and they look fine.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:26:37 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 4:39:38 AM EST by markm]

Originally Posted By innocent_bystander:
I'm using three prong hiders on my M4 and midlength barrels and they look fine.



Prove this reckless allegation with a pic or two!
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:32:27 AM EST
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:33:59 AM EST

Originally Posted By triburst1:
Phantom 5C2
Excellant flash hiding, no snag design, low dust signature when shooting prone, also works as a brake, designed to be used as an impact weapon at close range.



+1

I have one ready to install if I can ever get the original phantom off the damn barrel. I swear the original owner put the thing on with JB Weld! Maybe this is just an excuse to build another upper around the new phantom?
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:43:55 AM EST
I thought I was the only one that appreciated the old 3-prong fh.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 4:44:53 AM EST
3 prong on my 16 inch midlength.



Link Posted: 8/25/2004 5:02:34 AM EST
Not bad.
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 6:03:15 AM EST
reportedly the 3-prong is next best to the Vortex for flash hiding ability. Have never seen one in action though...
Link Posted: 8/25/2004 8:15:41 AM EST
[Last Edit: 8/25/2004 8:16:51 AM EST by Lon_Moer]
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