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Muzzle Brakes?

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: bluerussetboy » Wed Dec 12, 2007 7:16 am

hi wrote:they also do two other things-

(A) it prevents muzzle climb on full auto (obviously not a problem on a potato gun)

(B) it reduces accuracy. (again, not really an issue with a potato gun) this is the main reason that the ak-47 is only good for medium range.


Please provide a source for (B) it reduces accuracy.

POI will change very slightly, but with the use of your windage/elevation adjustments on the sights your firearm should consistently hit the same spot.
Muzzle brakes that are pinned/staked or clamped on have been known to affect accuracy, but this has been usually found to be the brake was not concentric with the barrel. Integral and threaded brakes do not see this issue.
Also some calibers/rifle combinations are inherently more accurate than others with or without a brake.
If memory serves me, the AK-47 was not designed for long range shooting.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:12 am

bluerussetboy wrote:
hi wrote:they also do two other things-

(A) it prevents muzzle climb on full auto (obviously not a problem on a potato gun)

(B) it reduces accuracy. (again, not really an issue with a potato gun) this is the main reason that the ak-47 is only good for medium range.


Please provide a source for (B) it reduces accuracy.

POI will change very slightly, but with the use of your windage/elevation adjustments on the sights your firearm should consistently hit the same spot.
Muzzle brakes that are pinned/staked or clamped on have been known to affect accuracy, but this has been usually found to be the brake was not concentric with the barrel. Integral and threaded brakes do not see this issue.
Also some calibers/rifle combinations are inherently more accurate than others with or without a brake.
If memory serves me, the AK-47 was not designed for long range shooting.


Muzzle brakes would increase the accuracy of the AK in automatic and semi-automatic fire because it would be easyier for the shooter to stay on his target becuase of a reduce in recoil but i would agree that a muzzle brake would have little effect on the accuracy if only one shot was being fired. i can see no way a muzzle brake would reduce accuarcy unless as bluerussetboy said it was out of allignment especially as most brakes do not come into contact with the bullet.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 8:18 am

Yea i agree with ALIHISGREAT, a muzzle brake shouldn't affect accuracy except maybe help it
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:51 am

yup muzzle brakes take away some of the gas which can push the projectile off course.

on another note i just realised i can give my 6mm 'sniper' a muzzle break in the style of the cheytac intervention :D but only if i make the silencer removable.
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Unread postAuthor: octane89 » Wed Dec 12, 2007 9:59 am

My advanced combustion has a tank holer that is modeled after a muzzle break, and I will be making a muzzle break for the cannon itself soon.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:10 am

octane89 wrote:My advanced combustion has a tank holer that is modeled after a muzzle break, and I will be making a muzzle break for the cannon itself soon.


that will be one cool tank holder 8)
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:35 am

that right there is actually a flash hider. but it still looks cool!!!!!!
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