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Best AK Muzzle Break???

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by jpwilly, Oct 30, 2007.

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  1. jpwilly

    jpwilly Member

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    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.
     
  2. Full Clip

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    TAPCO's 74-style brake works great.
     
  3. dfariswheel

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    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.
     
  4. nalioth

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    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.
    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.
     
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    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
     
  6. grimjaw

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    I'm partial to the JTAC brake myself.

    jm
     
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    BRAKE

    brake (brāk)

    noun

    1. a toothed implement for beating or crushing flax or hemp so that the fiber can be separated
    2. a heavy harrow for breaking up clods of earth
    3. a handle or lever on a machine a pump brake
    4. a machine for turning or bending the edges of sheet metal
    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
    #

    1. a breaking in, out, or forth
    2. * a sudden move away or toward; rush; dash

    # the result of a breaking; broken place; separation; crack
    # a beginning or appearance the break of day
    # an interruption of a regular or continuous arrangement, action, etc.
    # the result of this; a gap, interval, pause, omission, rest, etc.
    # a breach in friendly relations
    # a sudden change, as in weather
    # * an escape, as from prison
    # * a sudden lowering or drop, as of prices
    # an imperfection; flaw
    # an unbroken series or sequence, as of points in billiards
    # * the opening shot in a game of pocket billiards, in which the cue ball must come into contact with at least one ball in the rack; often, a shot that scatters the racked balls
     
  8. ROMAK IV

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    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.
     
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    That is one reason they are so rare (aside from the fact they've not imported any in years).
     
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    I like Krochus' answer. :D
     
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    Have you thought of just notching the slant to make a left hand out of it?
     
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    I got to shoot both the AK47 and AK74 while in the Army and the 74 is way more controllable on full auto.
     
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    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?
     
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    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.
     

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    The best brake is a GENUINE AK-74. It has both the muzzle flip ports on the top, as well as recoil baffles.
     
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    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!
     
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    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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