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Selecting a Compensator/Muzzle Break...

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by barnbwt, Mar 1, 2012.

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  1. barnbwt

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    In a few weeks I'll be ordering my first "scary" rifle, a VZ-58, which naturally comes with its own muzzle device to meet the US barrel length requirement. I would like to trick mine out some, so I will be replacing the thing on the business end of the rifle.

    I see so many muzzle-break/flash hider/compensator/etc. devices out there in many shapes and sizes, do any types hold advantages over others?

    I've seen:
    "forked" types with long prongs extended forward of the muzzle crown (these look cool, whatever that's worth)

    "Bird cage" types, a tube with holes/slots cut in the mid section but a circular tip. I believe the supplied muzzle break is of this variety.

    "Miculek" (sic?) types that appear to be "bird cage" types with baffles like a suppressor

    Saw-toothed "bird cage" that was probably supposed to go on the end of a shotgun, if anything :scrutiny:

    And of course, bogus suppressor look-a-likes that don't appear like they should do anything but weigh down the front end (usually I see these on .22 rifles)

    Is there a preferred muzzle device style, or is it all six-to-one, a half-dozen the other, and a matter of personal taste?

    TCB
     
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  2. barnbwt

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    No takers...?
     
  3. Gtimothy

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    Try this site...http://vuurwapenblog.com/tag/muzzle-flash/ He also has video on youtube of the tests from three diffrent prospectives. The thing that I found interesting in the videos was the "tuning fork" ring of the prong type flash hiders. A no go for me no matter how "Cool" they look!
     
  4. TurtlePhish

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    Watch out with the VZ58, the barrel length is 15.6" without the accessory that comes welded/soldered on the imported guns. If you change it, weld it.

    Edit: Whoops, read your post a second time a little more carefully. Ignore this message! :D
     
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