GUN Muzzle brakes - is there a clear winner?

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  1. spdrcr

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    I'm looking into muzzle brakes for my 18" SPR and having a tough time settling on a specific choice. Is there a clear winner when it comes to muzzle brakes? Right now I'm trying to decide between the Surefire MB556K, Primary Weapons FSC556, JP Enterprises Benny Cooley, or the Miculek Comp. These seems to be the front-runners when it comes to brakes.

    From a pure cost standpoint, the JP or Miculek are the most appealing. I don't know if the Surefire is really worth the extra $$$ as I will never use it with a suppressor.

    Anyone have direct experience or 1-to-1 comparisons of these?
     
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    I've also heard good things about the titan but its a little spendy too.
     
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  4. If you're looking for the brake with the best recoil reduction, and you don't care about muzzle flash or muzzle blast, then the Cooley or the Miculek brakes you mentioned are your best bets. The absurdly shaped JP recoil eliminator is also well regarded, though I don't know how the 3 compare against each other.

    http://jprifles.com/1.4.2_re.php
     
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    THT The easy way is always mined

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    If you end up going with an FSC556, I'll sell you one below MAP.
     
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    I think that might be exactly what I'm looking for. I mean, at that price it's got to be the best.

    I'll keep that in mind, thanks.

    Thanks for the link. I remember reading that in the past which is what started tipping me towards the Miculek again.
     
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  10. THAT IS NOT A BRAKE.
     
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    oh yeah, that's right. i forgotted
     
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    I :love: my miculek, but yah, it isn't so good for the people shooting to the sides :rofl:
     
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    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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    I have Miculek brakes on my AR's. Best bang for the buck. I had no idea how bad the muzzle blast was, though, until I stood next to my friend while he was shooting my rifle. Now I get a lane all the way at the end, so that I don't bother anyone.
     
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    Frontsight magazine did a review of various brakes. IIRC he Cooley and Miculek brakes were tops for "tactical class" brakes (no bigger than 1" x 3"). The JP beer can brake is very good on large caliber bolt guns, works well for 223 but it probably overkill. Honestly all the brakes mentioned so far are pretty good. Arredondo has a new brake that I'm going to look at this sunday. He was saying something at the pistol match that he is using a expansion chamber before the first baffle. That sounds like it might work pretty good.
     
  15. :) It's the first thing I thought of when I read the initial post.
     
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    I have a "mini-Y" comp brake from Bushmaster on my AR and literally no muzzle rise but it throws a lot of sound to the rear.
    Like This, but with 1 less hole:
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    I run a pri/mstn brake on one of my ars it's pretty brutal standing to the side of it.
     

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