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Posted: 9/23/2003 10:37:44 PM EDT
How do the AK brakes compare to the standard bird-cage flash hiders? Any advantage or disadvantage to the AK brake?
Link Posted: 9/23/2003 11:57:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/24/2003 12:00:48 AM EDT by sfcret]
the AK74 break on a semi is really useless...in auto it's very effective in keeping the rifle on target....I fired a 74 clone semi with and without the muzzle break, and there isn't a difference. same deal with the AKM break, effective for auto firing. putting any of those breaks on a AR, is in my opinion not going to do any better then a AR without one, or with just a FH. the 74 break is loud, very loud.
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 8:41:07 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sfcret: the AK74 break on a semi is really useless...
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respectfully, i beg to differ... maybe its not as [i]useful[/i], but I wounln't say [i]useless[/i]
in auto it's very effective in keeping the rifle on target
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but also in rapid semi-auto fire, or quick follow up shots....(also what about bump-fire? not that [i]I[/i] can do it tho)
I fired a 74 clone semi with and without the muzzle break, and there isn't a difference.
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i've fired a 16" bare-muzzle AR of my friend, then I fired my 14.5" AK-braked AR, and I noticed considerably more muzzle rise on the 16" bare-muzzle. (now of course its just 223 recoil/muzzle rise, so its not horrible by any means.. and I've heard that with practice you can learn to make quick follow-up shots.. but the difference [i]is[/i] noticable, in my experince at least) yes the AK brake is very loud tho.. the main ? is; do the advantages outweigh the disadvantages??? now, that said, if you give me the choice of a brake or a fh, then the brake is gone out the window in a heartbeat.[:D] (besides the AK brake isn't exactly a looker)[%|] but thats just me
Link Posted: 9/24/2003 10:45:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sfcret: the AK74 break on a semi is really useless...in auto it's very effective in keeping the rifle on target....I fired a 74 clone semi with and without the muzzle break, and there isn't a difference. same deal with the AKM break, effective for auto firing. putting any of those breaks on a AR, is in my opinion not going to do any better then a AR without one, or with just a FH. the 74 break is loud, very loud.
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Most people that do not participate in competitive shooting events would certainly agree with you, but the fact is, you would still be wrong. If you shoot CQB/Tactical/3-Gun matches, you will notice that most if not all of the high level competitors employ some type of muzzle brake. Competitve shooting is all about speed, and any recoil/muzzle rise slows you down. I used the AK brake when BM first started putting them on their rifles. I took a lot of ribbing back then, but the MB helped me win quite a few matches. I since started using the Mini-Y comp on my tactical rifle as have most of the top competitors in my area. IMHO, the BM Mini-Y comp is the most effective brake currently available.
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