Any info on what could possibly quiet it down a bit?bhale187 said:The sound experienced by the shooter can greatly change based on the type of brake being using.
A suppressor would require the tax stamp and also cost quite a chunk of change I believe. Where as a muzzle brake would be much more cost effective. I'm not worried about a flash so much as I am having my ears ring if I shoot without ear protection if needs be..SHOOTER13 said:A suppressor would really help to quite the report down...
A suppressor is a device attached to or part of the barrel of a firearm which reduces the amount of noise and usually also the amount of muzzle flash generated by firing the weapon. Suppressors can be used both with gunpowder-based weapons and with compressed air weapons.
Its the directional angle of the ports more than anything.Does anyone know other than the ports in the brake what aspect of the metal causes a reduction of sound for the shooter? Is it the angles of the ports the thickness of the metal used?
OK so if I want a quieter shot for myself what is a recommended muzzle brake in your opinion...bhale187 said:The sound experienced by the shooter can greatly change based on the type of brake being using.
I say no and not possible, if you remove the MB it will be just as loud, if you install a different one it will be just as loud but may be quieter to the shooter if the MB directs the blast to another direction but to a stand-byer it will be just as loud. The only way to quiet it down is to install a suppressor.So I got my ar 15 all set up. I was curious to know if switching out the muzzle break would change the loudness of the shot?
Thank you for this info! HahaHappysniper1 said:Not strictly speaking a muzzle break, but....
FWIW, the muzzle break (Phantom) that I installed on my latest AR build tamed the report so much that it can be fired WITHOUT hearing protection on (I kid you not!).
The shooter can fire without any ringing of the ears or anything afterwards, even 10 shots in a row, but bystanders will still need hearing protection.
Also, compared the blast damage on a cardboard target, standard A2 flashider blew a hole maybe 2 inches in diameter with the muzzle stuck right up against the target, the Phantom flashider blew a hole maybe 6 inches in diameter fired the same way.
All my future AR builds will have Phantom flashiders on them.