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  1. TrickyDick

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    Just looking for informative experience from people who have tried different Muzzle brakes on their AK platforms, I'm interested in trying out a new device. I currently have a standard slant cut brake on my M70AB2(Yugo AK) with of course the 14x1mm LH threads... Any Suggtions?
     
  2. TurtlePhish

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    The AK-74 style compensator works amazingly for 5.45x39mm, not too sure about how well the ones for the 7.62 work but it should be pretty good. Plus, you get to keep that sort of Eastern Bloc look.
     
  3. Cal-gun Fan

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    The AK-74 brake works great on the 7.62 AK's. Don't know if they make those in 14mm.
     
  4. Girodin

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    If you get a 74 style brake make sure you get a proper one with an expansion chamber not a look-a-like that does nothing. I'd rather have: PWS FSC-47, or a battle comp. On the other end of the price scale is the AMD brake. There are a number of options that will be better than the slant brake.
     
  5. briansmithwins

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    The non-expansion chamber brakes are pretty much just muzzle weights. You'll need a adapter to fit the 24mm AK-74 brake to your 14mmLH rifle.

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  6. Hizzie

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    As a brake only the AMD-65 "snake brake" is the best bang for your buck period. They can be found for $20 or less and while they offer zero flash suppression (actually they enhance it) they do reduce recoil and muzzle rise considerably. They are loud.

    The Primary Weapon Systems FSC-47 is an outstanding brake and does offer some flash reduction. It is louder than a slant brake but IMHO not much. They are not cheap and can be found around $95.

    Battle Comp Enterprises makes the AKBC. I have no actual experience with it. Travis Haley tested it SXS with the FSC-47 and it did well. Checking my facts before I made this post it appears that the AKBC is now only available through Rifle Dynamics and the price has increased to a whopping $200.
     
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    I don't recommend the PWS brake if you have dental work. The concussion is bad enough that it will loosen your fillings.

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  8. henschman

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    I had an AMD-65 brake laying around when I got my current WASR, so I threw it on there. It does just fine. It does seem to reduce recoil a bit over the original slant brake. I'm sure there are more effective options out there, but the price was right on the AMD brake. Also, it seems to keep the muzzle flash mostly out of your sight picture for after dusk shooting.
     
  9. TrickyDick

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    I found "74" type brakes in 14mm, but can't tell if they have an expansion chamber.
     
  10. benEzra

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    The standard slant brake doesn't do much for recoil reduction and is bad for accuracy. I saw a test in (IIRC) Small Arms Review that found about a doubling of group size with the slant brake vs. without. I suspect the cause is bullet nutation from flying through the asymmetric gas flow.
     
  11. briansmithwins

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    Usually not. It would be incredibly difficult to machine the expansion chamber for a 14mm thread. You'd have to hog out all this and then insert a 14mm adapter.

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    C.T.D. has a good selection to choose from. I prefer the RPK style It seems to cut noise &flash. They offer the M16 style birdcage type also. I use both on my Aks &they work better than the AK-74 or slant type. And they don't cost alot! And they work!
     
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    What does a '74 style brake without the chamber look like? Is it just a solid block with a whole drilled through it?. I ask because I bought a knock off 74 style with 24mm threads. It's hollw inside with 3 holes in the top, but it does not have the half moon cuts.
     
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    I've got ~$15 Krinkov "knock off" brake on my Mini Draco 7.62x39. With the slant break the muzzle jumps up about like a 6" .44Mag with 240gr full house loads when shooting off sandbags, with the fake Krinkov brake the recoil is so straight back I skinned my elbow on the bench the first time I shot it!

    It the "real" Krinkov break is much more effective, the muzzle might move down with each shot :)

    The 14x1LH AK74 brake knock-offs don't seem any more effective than hanging the equivalent mass on the front. I've got a couple because I like the look but they don't seem to do much.

    You can get an adapter to use a 24mm threaded AK-74 brake on a 14x1LH AK.
     
  15. benEzra

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    This probably goes without saying, but make sure that if your AK is 7.62x39mm, that you ensure you get a 7.62x39mm brake on it. Cramming 7.62mm bullets through holes designed for 5.45mm bullets is generally bad for the muzzle device. :D
     
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    This is most likely a noob question but do all M70s have 14x1mm threaded barrels?

    I have an M70B1 and I wanted to start looking for alternatives to my slant brake.

    Thanks.
     
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    I think 14x1 is standard for all AK-47 variants.
     
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    I have and have trained with a Noveske Flaming Pig with 14mm thread and index detent. A real class act that does weigh a bit but works as well as a real Krink device no doubt. The flash is reduced as well as muzzle rise and the sound deflected nicely. $125 well spent on my AMD 63 FEG that prefer to fight with.
     
  19. briansmithwins

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    The AK-74 & AK-100 types have FSBs that are threaded 24x1.5mm RH. Hence the huge hole in the back of the AK-74 brake.

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  20. A_Matthew

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    I have a Tapco Razr muzzle brake that I'm really pleased with. Not only does it reduce almost all the recoil, but it also functions a little bit like a flash hider. And it looks cool too. :D
     
  21. Girodin

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    [​IMG]

    Are you talking about that? Isn't it just a flash hider and not a brake? Maybe I'm slow but I fail to see how it would operate as a brake.
     
  22. briansmithwins

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    Looks like something to take to a fondue party...

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  23. TurtlePhish

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    Yeah, I know. I was talking about the '47s. :p
     
  24. A_Matthew

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    Hmm, I think there must be two versions. Mine has holes around the middle just before the prongs. Like this one.

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