Best AK Muzzle Break???


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jpwilly
October 30, 2007, 06:11 PM
Okay, witch one is the best for eliminating muzzle climb and recoil? I'm not concerned about a flash hider. There are so many designs -- what has worked for you??

I've got a slant break on my AK now but I'm left handed and this one will only offset for a right handed shooter seems to work okay but think that it could be better.

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Full Clip
October 30, 2007, 06:45 PM
TAPCO's 74-style brake works great.

dfariswheel
October 30, 2007, 07:13 PM
Of the military type brakes, the genuine Eastern European-Russian AK-74 design is the best.
This requires either a 22mm threaded AK-74 front sight support assembly, or a 14x1 LH to 22 RH adapter.

The American-made "look-alike" AK-74 brakes are not nearly as effective.

Of the American-made "look-alikes" the AK-74 type sold by Brownell's is the best quality:
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/store/ProductDetail.aspx?p=5735&title=AK+MUZZLE+BRAKE
These look-alikes require the barrel to be threaded to the Soviet standard 14.1LH.

There is an AK-74 look-alike that slips over the muzzle and is retained by a longer front sight support pin.

nalioth
October 30, 2007, 08:30 PM
Of the military type brakes, the genuine Eastern European-Russian AK-74 design is the best.
This requires either a 22mm threaded AK-74 front sight support assembly, or a 14x1 LH to 22 RH adapter.

Of the American-made "look-alikes" the AK-74 type sold by Brownell's is the best quality:
http://www.brownells.com/aspx/NS/sto...K+MUZZLE+BRAKE
These look-alikes require the barrel to be threaded to the Soviet standard 14.1LH.You really want to avoid the 22mm brakes. Those were used only by the Romanians and they are rare. Bulgarian 24mm brakes are much more available (as are their front sight blocks).

Of US made copies, http://www.ak-103.com/ makes the best.

http://www.globaltrades.com also has a pretty good copy.

Both of the above require the 14x1LH 24mm adaptor.

The American-made "look-alike" AK-74 brakes are not nearly as effective. Not all the American made stuff is crap, but the Tapco specimen is little more than a piece of bar stock with a hole drilled through it. No expansion chamber, no staggered rise reducing holes, it's just a POS to take money from your wallet.

MRIman
October 30, 2007, 09:18 PM
The people in "baned" states might want to look at the 22mm one.
You can have a threaded barrel in 22mm due to the fack of no flash
hiders made in that thread.

MRI

grimjaw
October 30, 2007, 09:43 PM
I'm partial to the JTAC brake myself.

jm

R.W.Dale
October 30, 2007, 10:27 PM
BRAKE

brake (brāk)

noun

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2. a heavy harrow for breaking up clods of earth
3. a handle or lever on a machine a pump brake
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5.
1. any device for slowing or stopping the motion of a vehicle or machine, as by causing a block, shoe, or band to press against a moving part
2. anything that slows down or stops motion or progress
6. Obsolete the rack, former instrument of torture


BREAK

# a breaking open or apart; breach; fracture
#

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ROMAK IV
October 30, 2007, 11:05 PM
I haven't tried that many, but the Krinkov style on my AK pistol really works well. The best part is the fireball reduction, and it can be fired one handed easily. I don't know how well it would work on a rifle.

NeoSpud
October 30, 2007, 11:22 PM
Anyone got personal thoughts on the JTAC? Grim?

I'm thinking about getting it myself, and I'd love to hear reviews.

link to it here:
http://www.aimsurplus.com/acatalog/AKConcepts_7.62x39_AK_Recoil_Compensator.html

nalioth
October 31, 2007, 12:52 AM
The people in "baned" states might want to look at the 22mm one.
You can have a threaded barrel in 22mm due to the fack of no flash
hiders made in that thread. That is one reason they are so rare (aside from the fact they've not imported any in years).

Commander Guineapig
October 31, 2007, 12:57 AM
I like Krochus' answer. :D

MustangHowie
October 31, 2007, 08:15 AM
Have you thought of just notching the slant to make a left hand out of it?

12Bravo20
October 31, 2007, 12:06 PM
I got to shoot both the AK47 and AK74 while in the Army and the 74 is way more controllable on full auto.

jlbraun
October 31, 2007, 12:39 PM
I have the JTAC brake for my AK in 7.62, it works well.

12Bravo20, could that be because the -74 shoots a different cartridge?

fatelk
October 31, 2007, 02:08 PM
This old Ultrabrake works pretty well. Does anyone remember these? They haven't been made since '94.

Speaking of which, anyone think there's a market for them? There might be a few available if I can talk him into finishing the last batch that was started in '94 but never finished. I have no idea what the price would be.

Don't Tread On Me
October 31, 2007, 02:42 PM
The best brake is a GENUINE AK-74. It has both the muzzle flip ports on the top, as well as recoil baffles.

Striker
October 31, 2007, 02:57 PM
My WASR is a one of the post ban single stack mag guns and the barrel was unthreaded.

I had the barrel threaded to take a Colt Brake from a 9MM AR I had laying around. Works pretty good!

aloharover
October 31, 2007, 04:22 PM
The PWS is probably the best one out there

http://www.primaryweapons.com/store/pc/home.asp

nalioth
October 31, 2007, 04:43 PM
The PWS is probably the best one out there

http://www.primaryweapons.com/store/pc/home.asp The page you linked to seems to be AR15 compensators. Do they make that style for AKs?

All I saw on their 7.62x39 page was the J-Tac muzzle devices.

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