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Posted: 2/22/2016 5:45:51 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2016 5:49:40 AM EST by SinjinSix]
I bought a DPMS G2 Recon and want to replace the AAC 51T flash hider. Are their brakes gtg or should I look elsewhere? I've owned a Griffin Armament M4SD flash comp and loved it, so I may look at the 7.62 model. I do plan on buying a suppressor in the future, but for now I want something that will mitigate recoil and muzzle rise.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 7:48:31 AM EST
they work just fine
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 8:19:52 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/22/2016 8:20:43 AM EST by Bushy24]
Aren't AAC brakes really expensive? The Miculek brake works great. There are some good YouTube videos out there comparing brakes of all sorts. Check them out.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 12:16:00 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Bushy24:
Aren't AAC brakes really expensive? The Miculek brake works great. There are some good YouTube videos out there comparing brakes of all sorts. Check them out.
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Hmmm...I just noticed on Midway's site that the kind of AAC .308 brake I have is $140. I got mine from CDNN last year for $80. CDNN has them in and out of stock periodically. I have that 51T ratchet model on a 16" Armalite .308 carbine with mid-length gas. I installed that barrel to replace a 20" barrel. I shot it with just the standard birdcage FH and then the brake to see the difference. I didn't expect to notice much difference due to the fact that the AR10 is already a heavy rifle. It was a noticeable difference on the positive side and so was the side blast. I seldom shoot my .308's around other shooters, so that's not a big deal for me. Also, I use some high end electronic ear muffs, and even shooting under a cover/roof isn't unpleasant. Just using ear plugs on the other hand while shooting under a cover is not pleasant. The choice of muzzle brake may also vary depending on whether you're going to use a suppressor.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:12:58 PM EST
They are very good at making it painful to shoot next to you.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:40:21 PM EST
They're very credible but no way I'd be excited about buying into 51t
Buy a suppressor then buy their brake
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 3:47:16 PM EST
For muzzle brakes....

Here is a review of a ton of them. Most are not silencer mounts.

http://precisionrifleblog.com/2015/08/21/muzzle-brake-summary-of-field-test-results/

For that, pick a silencer first, then buy the brake you want. There are a bunch of great 7.62 silencer out there with decent brakes. At this point, I wouldn't buy an AAC 7.62 silencer if I were shopping. I'd more likely pick up a TBAC, Griffin, SiCo or similar.
Link Posted: 2/22/2016 5:06:05 PM EST
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Originally Posted By bradpierson26:
They're very credible but no way I'd be excited about buying into 51t
Buy a suppressor then buy their brake
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I agree...that's why I mentioned it. When I got that 51T, I had no intention of putting a suppressor on it. If one isn't going with a suppressor then there's no need to worry about that aspect of it. For $80 it was a good deal for a quality brake. However, now that I have a Silencerco Hybrid in suppressor jail, I'll have to reconfigure all my muzzle devices that I want to run it on. Oh the humanity!...LOL!
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 5:30:31 AM EST
I picked up a SilencerCo Saker Trifecta Brake for $65. Now time to start the process of buying the can.
Link Posted: 2/23/2016 5:39:11 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2016 5:39:23 AM EST by joshv06]
Link Posted: 2/24/2016 2:23:22 PM EST
The Brakeout 2.0 is IMO the best muzzle device they make. It's not loud at all, and very effective at killing flash AND recoil.
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