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Posted: 11/17/2003 5:46:24 AM EDT
I have heard that the Vortex FH is more effective than the Phantom FH which is more effective than the A2 FH.

Anyone got pics to prove this?

Dawg
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 5:59:39 AM EDT
Pics no - first hand experience yes. You above assesment is accurate - but with descent ammo the differences between the Phantom & Vortex will not be noticed. With really bad ammo you'll be see the Vortex is the better of the flash supressors.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 7:16:30 AM EDT
Thanks Forest, I was goign to replace the FH on a preban, and as long as the phantom and vortex are both very effective, I would just assume use the less expensive one that looks a bit more durable.
Link Posted: 11/17/2003 5:08:41 PM EDT
I think this picture is from Smith Ent. It does not show Vortex vs Phantom, but it does show you what Vortex can do... [img]http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid52/p7cb4903aca4cdcdfb90eebec80fd4df1/fc9a8553.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 8:32:47 AM EDT
If you're looking for a cool flash suppressor, go with the Phantom. Don't get the new politically correct Phantom now being sold by Bushmaster. Get the one being sold by DPMS. I think DPMS calls it a Panther.
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 8:52:40 AM EDT
Why? Whats the difference?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 8:56:58 AM EDT
Originally Posted By sf46: If you're looking for a cool flash suppressor, go with the Phantom. Don't get the new politically correct Phantom now being sold by Bushmaster. Get the one being sold by DPMS. I think DPMS calls it a Panther.
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Politically correct?
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 9:42:18 AM EDT
I"m trying to figure how a FS is PC
Link Posted: 11/27/2003 10:48:25 AM EDT
In my experience whether its lw flash Black Hills or Q3131A the Phantom has the same flash signature. Its a dull glow outside the front of the flash hider about the size of a cigarette cherry and about as bright. The Vortex has no flash at all.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 1:22:11 AM EDT
Don't forget that if you use the Phantom or Vortex, you are going to have downward muzzle blast which can kick up dust. I like the Vortex, but it is not good when prone on dirt/dust/sand.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:16:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By sf46: If you're looking for a cool flash suppressor, go with the Phantom. Don't get the new politically correct Phantom now being sold by Bushmaster. Get the one being sold by DPMS. I think DPMS calls it a Panther.
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Politically correct?
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The one being sold by bushmaster has the prongs cut off. The DPMS one doesnt.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 11:25:56 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Hoplite:
Originally Posted By Bradd_D:
Originally Posted By sf46: If you're looking for a cool flash suppressor, go with the Phantom. Don't get the new politically correct Phantom now being sold by Bushmaster. Get the one being sold by DPMS. I think DPMS calls it a Panther.
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Politically correct?
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The one being sold by bushmaster has the prongs cut off. The DPMS one doesnt.
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So the prongs make the FS more effective or are we just shunning anything considered politically correct? [;)]
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 12:54:05 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 6:10:39 PM EDT
dont like any thing you can cut your hand on.I have the 29 model and have it timed so there is no slot on bottom to kick up dust.
Link Posted: 12/7/2003 6:12:55 AM EDT
PC? give me a "brake". I had the 4 slot and now I have the 5 slot. you can't get 5 slots with the prongs. It does not have enough material to allow it, so Yankee had to make a new design. PC...sheeeesh.
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