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Posted: 11/28/2003 1:51:16 AM EDT
Is there such a device that works both as a flash hider and a muzzle brake to reduce muzzle climb? Thanks
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 7:46:49 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/28/2003 7:55:55 AM EDT by _DR]
Originally Posted By whywork40: Is there such a device that works both as a flash hider and a muzzle brake to reduce muzzle climb? Thanks
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The two pretty much work in opposite ways, so I don't see how. Never heard of such a dual device. Now the A2 birdcage flash hider does have less slots on the bottom aspect, to reduce dust signature when firing prone, and I believe it may act somewhat as a muzzle rise "compensator" but it is certainly not a muzzle brake. A muzzle brake reduces felt recoil, whereas a compensator reduces muzzle rise or lateral deviation. 1. a muzzle brake can also be a compensator. 2. a flash hider can also be a compensator 3. a muzzle brake cannot be a flash hider Examples of combinations possible: Muzzle brake + Compensator: Cav Comp Flash hider + Compensator: A2 Flash hider Flash hider only: A1 flash hider Muzzle Brake only: Miculek or mini-Y compensator only: AKM Slant comp Thats the way I understand it.
Link Posted: 11/28/2003 8:36:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By _DR:
Originally Posted By whywork40: Is there such a device that works both as a flash hider and a muzzle brake to reduce muzzle climb? Thanks
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The two pretty much work in opposite ways, so I don't see how. Never heard of such a dual device. Now the A2 birdcage flash hider does have less slots on the bottom aspect, to reduce dust signature when firing prone, and I believe it may act somewhat as a muzzle rise "compensator" but it is certainly not a muzzle brake. A muzzle brake reduces felt recoil, whereas a compensator reduces muzzle rise or lateral deviation. 1. a muzzle brake can also be a compensator. 2. a flash hider can also be a compensator 3. a muzzle brake cannot be a flash hider Examples of combinations possible: Muzzle brake + Compensator: Cav Comp Flash hider + Compensator: A2 Flash hider Flash hider only: A1 flash hider Muzzle Brake only: Miculek or mini-Y compensator only: AKM Slant comp Thats the way I understand it.
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Most lucid response I've ever seen to this question. 5sub
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