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Posted: 6/30/2002 10:15:30 AM EDT
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 11:29:28 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2002 11:33:40 AM EDT by M4Madness]
I have the "old"-style Phantom on my pre-ban M4A3. It was all that was offered at the time, but I still would have chosen it over the "new" style if both were offered. I like the sharp leading edge and the "wire-notches" myself. If you are going for maximum flash suppression, I'd stick with the Phantom. If you want it to look as cosmetically correct as possible to the military version, go with the KKF A3 to keep the birdcage look with the added length to be legal.

Link Posted: 6/30/2002 11:32:50 AM EDT
I went with the Vortex because I didn't know about the phantom. I can get snagged on twigs, grass, ect. but I just keep a shoot-off muzzle cap on it when I am in the field.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 12:14:42 PM EDT
I've got an old style phantom on mine, and it's great. The flash reduction on it is amazing. I highly recommend it.

Link Posted: 6/30/2002 2:26:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/30/2002 2:28:08 PM EDT by mleaky]
I think I'm going to put a Gemtech A2 Bi Lock on my 14.5, so I have an excuse to buy a suppressor. I also like the old phantom style.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 2:39:21 PM EDT
I had the old style phantom on a previous rifle and thought it was the best untill I got my new bushy M4 upper with the new style phantom. I really like the look of the new style, never cared to much for the "jagged crown" look. I spoke with someone at yankee hill mfg., the makers of the phantom and he said in their tests it suppresed flash even better than the original. I have yet to try it at night but when I do I will post the results.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 2:56:27 PM EDT
Wheres D?

It should be a surpressor...
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 6:53:10 PM EDT
I second the vote for a Gemtech Bi-Lok flash hider so you can still add a can.
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 11:33:32 PM EDT
What are you gonna pick Tyler?? I mean Eric?
Link Posted: 6/30/2002 11:34:17 PM EDT
or were you just asking for the hell of it?
Link Posted: 7/1/2002 8:36:51 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 8:14:19 AM EDT
Vortex
Link Posted: 7/2/2002 12:19:26 PM EDT
The new-style Vortex, although lacking the grooves in the tines, looks like a rugged piece of gear. It's made out of the same steel as a bolt-carrier, so I don't think there will be problems with mushrooming tines on this version.
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