Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Orion8472, Aug 18, 2019.
You mentioned your plugs being rated for 33 dB reduction. I was at Walmart yesterday grabbing deer tags for the kids and noticed a pair of plugs rated the same; problem was, the standard reduction was something like 12 dB with “normal” conversation. They are supposed to attenuate concussive noise and I’ve tried similar plugs from SureFire to no avail. Actually rung my bell shooting .45 ACP with the first shot and on went the muffs. With those on the plugs did very little.
It may be a dead horse, but consider swapping what you have for other brands if you haven’t already, everyone’s ears are different. Beyond taking more shots at game without ear pro than I care to admit to I know from almost daily use that my left canal is larger than the right and has always been more acute, proven yearly by the audiologist.
Last ditch effort is in the mail to me. If this doesn't work, then I'm done with the AR. Hoping for the best [enough].
Dont give up till you try a krink brake.
Aren't the krink brake supposed to be for suppressed guns...having more blow back into the chamber?
No. The Krinkov style brake was designed for the short barreled AK's, like the AK-74u, which needed the little extra back pressure from the muzzle device to make it cycle properly for the short gas system. The Krinkov also helped send the blast forward to help with the noise from the short barrel. The AR platform rifle is going to be loud as crap, no matter what muzzle device you put on it, other than a suppressor. The Krinkov and the KVP 3.25 Magnum are the 2 comps that I have, both do a pretty good job of sending blast down range, but seems the KVP comp does a better job.
No, they were originally made trap some of the gasses to help very short barreled rifles cycle where the gas port is very close to the muzzle. They are essentially a single chamber suppressor in that they actually trap the muzzle blast in a closed chamber rather than just blowing it out through ports in the front.
Kenboyles.....the KVP does a better job....but from what I'm hearing, it's still loud as crap?
Right. The .223/5.56 is a very loud cartridge, whether it's out of an AR or bolt rifle, louder from an AR with 16" barrel and shorter. The KVP magnum will help with the felt concussion from the blast, as well as some noise. Paired with 32db earplugs or earmuffs, to me, blast is very comfortable. Of course each person is different to their perception of noise. If the AR platform in .223/5.56 is very uncomfortable for you to shoot, even with good ear pro, then switch to another rifle/caliber. You could go with a 300blk, 6.5, 6.8 or even 7.62 on the AR platform, with only needing a barrel change, if you wanted to keep it AR. Otherwise, there are many other options out there to go to. It's all about your preference, either you like it or don't. You need to get a firearm that you will enjoy to shoot while being efficient in what you intend to use it for.
Thank you for elaborating, kenboyles72.
I think I'll bow out of the AR world. At this point, it seems the most reasonable. I could get a 22lr conversion kit, but my barrel is 1/8 twist, which I don't believe is good for 22lr. And dedicated uppers appear to be very expensive.
My Thompson Center 10/22 clone will have to fill the "tactical hole".
No one can say you didn't try.
I know that the 300 Remington Ultra Magnum is not for me.
In only one shot.
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