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Posted: 9/25/2003 7:18:11 PM EDT
Just curious, about how much velocity would one expect from a muzzle brake like the AK style brake?
Link Posted: 9/25/2003 7:23:47 PM EDT
The brake will have no effect on velocity. Once it passes the crown, the projectile is on its own regardless of muzzle attachments.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 2:37:35 AM EDT
I've seen stats in magazine articles for muzzle velocity with, and without sound suppressor. In some cases velocity increased with the can. So, I wouldn't go so far as to say once it passes the crown, it doesn't matter. However, I wouldn't think the AK brake would make much difference.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 4:54:53 AM EDT
It's not possible for a muzzle brake to affect velocity because the only time it comes into play is AFTER the bullet has left the muzzle. A suppressor is a whole different can (play on words) of worms. It will gather compressed air in front of the bullet and can have all kinds of impact before the bullet gets to the muzzle. Luck, SD
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 6:33:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2003 6:33:58 AM EDT by Lockedon]
I think i might have mentioned something about muzzle breaks and velocity loss a while ago in a different thread. Allow me to clear up what i ment, in case thats what you read: Imagine having a 14.5" M4 barrel, with a comp. permanently installed to bring it up to the legal 16". Now you've got a 16" long "barrel", with only 14.5" worth of velocity (because 1.5" of it is acctually just the comp). Your velocity out of this barrel will be 3064 FPS (win. 55gr. @ 0 degrees RH-20%) Now imagine having a just plain 16" barrel. You've got the same amount of overall length as example above, but this time, all 16" are barrel. Therefore you get more velocity, with the same amout of bulk: 3132 FPS (win. 55gr. @ 0 degrees RH-20%) I hope that made it clear. So adding a comp will NOT cause any loss in velocity as long as the barrel is the same length.
Link Posted: 9/26/2003 9:44:49 AM EDT
Thanks for the replies, I have always heard that adding a muzzle brake would decrease the velocity of your projectile. Thanks for clearing up the Bravo Sierra. :)
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