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Posted: 1/29/2010 4:52:44 PM EDT
Being from Mass we cannot have flash hidders.
I see lot's of pictures but nobody uses brakes. Seems like everybody has a FH.

Just curious to why

Thanks
John
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:01:39 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:18:19 PM EDT
I've been seeing more people with the fcs556 lately
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:31:29 PM EDT
would Noveske install a fcs556 on one of there uppers? Or should I just go with one
of there brakes?

Thanks
John
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:40:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2010 6:09:59 AM EDT by Aimless]
RTUtah, got your lil brother right here









I think most people here don't use brakes because:


Foolish comments about flash suppressors edited out. If you are unconcerned about having to use your rifle in low light that's fine, but don't make snide comments about others who are. -Aimless





Originally Posted By Vortech404:


would Noveske install a fcs556 fsc556 on one of there uppers? Or should I just go with one


of there brakes?





Thanks


John






You can install one yourself, It's not to difficult. Just a little patience if you use the peel washer.



 
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:50:18 PM EDT
m4 1000

Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:52:44 PM EDT
No love for brakes at all here.  If I couldn't have a FH I would have someone make me a permanent thread protector.
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 5:55:26 PM EDT
I run brakes on my SBRs, but I also run suppressors on my SBR
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 6:05:25 PM EDT
great balls of fire come out of the brakes. muzzle does not move. people to the left of me, people to the right say goddamn, what the fuck............. i get my tool and put my flash hider on and all is right with the would, almost...................................
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 6:12:01 PM EDT
Not the greatest pic but LMT 14.5"+FSC556


People shooting beside me do not like it but I built it in case I ever wanted to shoot in NJ, where I'm from, all I'd have to do is take 5min to dremel off the bayo lug and swap for my fixed M4 stock.
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 6:13:55 PM EDT
Yeah, next-door shooters hate the brake but things are rough all over these days.  Cool thing about the Surefire brakes is that they double as suppressor adapters.
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 6:14:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 8:21:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2010 4:07:05 PM EDT by Gottcha9]
here's my Troy.  Went shooting today with my son.  His exact words were:  J....C.... that f...... things is loud

Link Posted: 1/29/2010 9:37:54 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/29/2010 9:38:40 PM EDT by scoutfsu99]
I just installed an FSC556 on my middy.  I think a lot of people are using them b/c they're effective....and available.  I want an SF brake, but I can't find one anywhere.

ETA:  I had a Troy FH on a couple of my uppers.....but how does the Troy brake work?  Good/bad?
Link Posted: 1/29/2010 10:36:29 PM EDT
All my guns run the FSC556 break. I can't have a flash hider here either, so this works best for me.

Link Posted: 1/29/2010 10:39:38 PM EDT
I hate brakes. recoil on a 5.56 is not that bad. if your barrel is threaded get a thread protector from adco
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 5:52:14 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2010 5:53:57 AM EDT by Vortech404]
tt350z,

Only problem I see with putting it on myself is here in Mass it has to be pinned. How hard is that to do?
Is the fsc556 the way to go ?
Thanks
John
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 5:59:32 AM EDT


What kind of treatment is on that barrel?

Looks like chain link fluting…
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 10:13:30 AM EDT




Link Posted: 1/30/2010 10:42:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By CONKLE73:


What kind of treatment is on that barrel?

Looks like chain link fluting…


I believe that is a Yankee Hill Machine diamond fluted barrel. Check out there website and you will see what I'm talking about.
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 11:18:45 AM EDT
My old post-Band AR had a Kurts Kustom Firearms brake, it worked very well.  I miss that man. RIP Brother!

Link Posted: 1/30/2010 11:26:57 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2010 11:28:14 AM EDT by tt350z]
Originally Posted By Vortech404:
tt350z,

Only problem I see with putting it on myself is here in Mass it has to be pinned. How hard is that to do?
Is the fsc556 the way to go ?
Thanks
John


I've been fortunate enough to live in free states so I've never had to pin and weld it.

Rainier Arms and Adco will provide that service for you.

You can also do it at home, heres a tutorial just scroll down

As for the FSC556, I used to use one. It was effective at reducing flash while reducing muzzle rise. However, I don't have a need for a FS and the Surefire was more effective (for me) at controlling muzzle rise since it's a a pure comp not a compromise
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 11:34:40 AM EDT
The three slot Armalite brake was very, very nice at keeping the sights on target as you shoot. It did very little for flash, but sure made it unpleasant to be anywhere but directly behind the rifle.

I shot a braked Armalite .308 in a match once. Poor guys next to me.. I could see them rock in the backwash every time I fired.
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 12:23:18 PM EDT
I got some love





Link Posted: 1/30/2010 12:53:06 PM EDT
I'm putting a Miculek on my 20" 3-gun build,  and an Armalite "2 port recoil check" on the 16" upper I'm building for my brother. It's all about fast follow-up shots.

Link Posted: 1/30/2010 1:05:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pacs:
http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Pacs100/Rifles/010ccccccccccccccc.jpg?t=1264878991



What rail system? Pic of whole weapon, please.

Link Posted: 1/30/2010 6:28:13 PM EDT
FH are more courteous to those to your sides, but if you don't shoot around others than get the brake.

If I had to shoot on a two way range, I'd want the brake.  More rounds on target in less amount of time is better 99.9% of the time.

I have the fsc556 and I love it.  Has as much FH as a standard A2 as well, and significantly reduces muzzle climb.

You get some nasty looks from people, but most of the time its their fault for setting up next to you, unless the range is full, which around me never happens.
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 6:32:05 PM EDT
It sucks to take a training class next to a guy with a brake.
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 6:35:25 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2010 6:36:40 PM EDT by Market_Garden]
Both my ARs have brakes. My lightweight build has a FSC556, and my 3 gun rifle has a SJC Titan. Brakes are great for fast followup shots and for keeping movement to a minimum, allowing you to spot hits/misses at long range easily.



Link Posted: 1/30/2010 6:36:24 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 80sgyrene:
Originally Posted By Pacs:
http://i459.photobucket.com/albums/qq314/Pacs100/Rifles/010ccccccccccccccc.jpg?t=1264878991



What rail system? Pic of whole weapon, please.




PWS
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 6:38:21 PM EDT
As for the noise, I've shot next to guys with brakes at classes. I've also shot next to guys running brakes on bolt guns at ranges. It's noticeably louder, but that's why I wear hearing protection. I'm not gonna fault a guy for putting something on his gun that benefits his shooting.
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 8:13:23 PM EDT
>>but how does the Troy brake work? Good/bad?


seems to work fine, but as has been said 5.56 doesn't have that much recoil.  I guess I liked the look as much as anything.
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 8:14:07 PM EDT
>>What kind of treatment is on that barrel?

Looks like chain link fluting…


it's a Yankee Hill fluted barrel.  Seems to be very accurate
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 8:34:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 1/30/2010 8:37:54 PM EDT by RRA223]
Originally Posted By Vortech404:
tt350z,

Only problem I see with putting it on myself is here in Mass it has to be pinned. How hard is that to do?
Is the fsc556 the way to go ?
Thanks
John


My RRA rifle is pinned, so I cut it off using a dremel. The muzzle breaks are case hardened, so cut thru 80% of the way then use a cold chisel and snap the old one off. Support the barrel with a block as you strike it. Then I pin the FSC556 on. It took less than a hour to remove and another 30 minutes to reinstall with a pin.  If your not sure of the job, seek out a gunsmith. I am so naturally I do my own work.
See the pin....
Link Posted: 1/30/2010 8:49:38 PM EDT
are we just talking about 5.56 brakes

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