What to put on the muzzle

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Rich Jordan
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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Rich Jordan » Sun May 14, 2017 1:38 am

Ordered a Kaw Valley to try. So depending on how much time I want to spend swapping and testing, I'll have a 20" heavy (currently with ALG Sidewinder) and a new 16" mid build (with TBD muzzle feature), and the ALG Sidewinder, a birdcage, a thread protector cap, and the linear compensator to possibly swap around and test. Plus retrying the RRA, which turns out to be a 16" midweight with an RRA brake that apparently they don't make any more. We'll see what happens.

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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Darrell » Sun May 14, 2017 2:52 am

Do you want to modify the recoil impulse (muzzle brake) or quell the blast (flash hider)?

Back when I got my Kel-Tec PLR 16, when they first came out, Kel-Tec was promising a muzzle brake made for the gun, but hadn't released it yet. I put a Phantom flash hider on it, which worked very well. I did get the Kel-Tec muzzle brake once it became available. With that brake, the gun is extremely loud and produces huge fireballs, but hey, that's half the fun of such a gun. :P
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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Rich Jordan » Sun May 14, 2017 8:59 pm

Technically I should be leery of straight flash hiders due to local issues. Its a mishmash of different restrictions and rules depending on where you live drive through, shoot, etc. I didn't mind the brake on the 20" but I saw the folks in the next lane flinching and backing off while I was shooting (again, indoor range; outdoor is now a whole-day commitment due to distance, and I haven't had time lately). So its more of being neighborly. I expect the 16" will add some power to a brake's concussion and side blast, so just looking at the available alternatives.

Sometime later when I have the time (yeah right...) I could swap devices and test at longer ranges outdoors to see if there's any effect on accuracy. If there is, the 20" gets whatever is most accurate (its also getting the good scope when I can afford it), and the 16" will get what is nicest/most pleasant to shoot as long as its not a large negative to accuracy.

At least until a suppressor becomes a viable options...

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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Candyman » Sun May 14, 2017 11:28 pm

Have you looked at the A2 Foxhole muzzle break?
https://rouschsports.com/shop/ar15-uppe ... zle-brake/
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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Netpackrat » Mon May 15, 2017 7:23 am

Might be worth a look:

https://simplethreadeddevices.com/
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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by TheArmsman » Mon May 15, 2017 9:49 am

This is what I currently have on my Rock River. Works damn good.

https://www.raven1tactical.com/ar15-acc ... brake.html
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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Jered » Tue May 16, 2017 1:19 am

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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Rich Jordan » Tue May 16, 2017 4:57 am

TheArmsman wrote:This is what I currently have on my Rock River. Works damn good.

https://www.raven1tactical.com/ar15-acc ... brake.html
Thanks for the recco. I'm not sure I'll be putting a normal brake on another 5.56 at this point, but you never know. Got to do some testing with varying barrel lengths, etc.

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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by TheArmsman » Tue May 16, 2017 8:59 pm

Understood.

I have done double-tap head shots at a hundred yards with this one.
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Re: What to put on the muzzle

Post by Rich Jordan » Wed May 17, 2017 4:37 am

Netpackrat wrote:Might be worth a look:

https://simplethreadeddevices.com/
That does look interesting especially for the shorter barrel (why use a 16" if you're going to stick a lot of inches of muzzle device on it?) Maybe after I test what I've got and the Kaw Valley one... I recently won an AR receiver in a contest so that will be a third gun needing barrel and parts...

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