Flash Hider, Muzzle Brake, Compensator .308 AR Rifles:
Below we will list some examples of the various Muzzle Brakes, Tactical Compensators and Flash Hiders for the Armalite AR10, DPMS LR-308 and other .308 Pattern AR rifles. If theres anything I missed worthy of noting feel free to drop me a message.
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While browsing ebay I came across the AlumilteUSA line of muzzle brakes. The .308 model is pretty interesting looking. If anyone has experience with these please drop me a line.
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AR-10 Muzzle Brake
This is the standard by which all other flash hiders are judged. Four, specially angled flutes hide nearly 100% muzzle flash, even during full-auto fire, by dissipating gas and retaining unburned powder for increased residual burn. Constructed of the same 8620 bar stock steel used in the manufacture of AR-15/M16 bolts and carriers, then heat-treated to provide a high-strength core and tough, outer shell. Special, helix design helps align exiting barrel gas to improve accuracy with all bullet types. Streamlined unit reduces muzzle flash with four, 15° helical flutes. Provides Vortex technology for an AR-10.
SPECS: 8620 steel. Parkerized, black, matte finish. 5⁄8″-24 tpi. 2-11⁄16″ (6.8cm) long, .905″ (2.3cm) dia. 3.9 oz. (112g) weight. Fits Rem 700 Tactical and AR-10 in .308 Win.
Highly-efficient internal helical design uses ten precisely contoured longitudinal ports combined with a unique, cloverleaf-shaped exit port to trap unburned powder particles long enough for full burn and dissipation of hot combustion gasses. Muzzle flash cancels itself out to minimize shooter exposure during daytime and low-light situations. Also serves as a compensator by directing venting gasses to help reduce muzzle jump and improve shooter control for better shot placement. Precision machined from 4140 steel to stand up to rough tactical operations. 2-1/8″ overall length brings a 14½” barrel up to legal length for civilian use when flash suppressor is permanently pinned or welded in place. Accepts most sound suppressors and Blank Firing Attachments designed to fit a M16/M4 flash hider. VC-1 fits .223/5.56mm AR-15/M16/M4 rifles; VC-301 fits .308/7.62mm AR-style rifles.
Flat, non-serrated muzzle face helps prevent catching or snagging muzzle tip during storage or deployment. Five, longitudinal vents help hide flash while dispersing gases up and outward; tames muzzle rise and keeps your front sights on target. Outward facing ports and solid panel on bottom help eliminate dust signature when shooting in the prone position. For threaded barrels only, includes crush washer. .223 model has grooved, base rings that accept training attachments and sound suppression devices for LE and military personnel.
SPECS: Steel, mil-spec phosphate coating. .223 – ½”- 28 tpi. 2¼” (5.7cm) long, 7⁄8″ (2.2cm) diameter. 2.1 oz. (60 g) wt. .308 – 5⁄8″-24 tpi. 215⁄16″ (7.5cm) long. 1″ (2.5cm) diameter. 4.5 oz. (127g) wt.
Five, straight, longitudinal vents hide flash while dispersing gases up and outward to tame muzzle rise. No downward facing port helps eliminate dust signature when shooting in the prone position. For threaded barrels only, includes crush washer. .223 model has grooved base rings that accept training attachments and sound suppression devices for LE and military personnel. Chisel-shaped front notches keep muzzle planted on your attacker during CQB situations.
SPECS: Steel, mil-spec phosphate coating. .223 – ½”-28 tpi. 2¼” (5.7cm) long, 7⁄8″ (2.2cm) diameter. 2.1 oz. (60 g) wt. .308 – 5⁄8″-24 tpi. 2-15⁄16″ (7.5cm) long. 1″ (2.5cm) diameter. 4.5 oz. (127g) wt.
Low-profile, screw-on flash suppressor meets the needs of the most demanding tactical and competition shooters. Developed by Brownells’ in-house engineering team with plenty of input from the many dedicated shooters on our staff to give you a powerful flash suppressor that also helps reduce muzzle rise. Disperses combustion gases through five longitudinal vents to reduce the blinding, football-sized fireball of an unsuppressed rifle to a low-intensity golf ball sized burst. Greatly lowers the chance of muzzle flash giving away the operator’s position day or night, and helps preserve night vision. Vent walls are cut at an angle for maximum surface area to help cool gas and redirect it to counteract muzzle rise for fast follow-up shots. Solid underside prevents dust signature that can obscure the shooter’s view of the target or give away his position when shooting prone. Separate models available for rifles chambered in .223/5.56mm, .308/7.62mm, and 9mm. Unique “posthole digger” muzzle has cuts that form four chisel-points to provide a backup pain compliance weapon for hand-to-hand combat without creating unusually sharp projections that snag on other objects or cause unintentional injury during routine weapon handling. Precision machined from solid 4140 carbon steel bar stock and hardened to Rc 38-42 to resist blast erosion. Long-wearing, matte black oxide finish matches many factory barrel finishes.
SPECS: 4140 steel, black oxide finish, matte black. .223 – 23⁄8″ (6cm) long, .859″ (2.2cm) O.D. 3.3 oz. (94g) weight. ½”-28 tpi RH thread. Fits .223/5.56 NATO AR-15-type rifles and carbines. .308 – 2½” (6.3cm) long, .903″ (23mm) O.D. 3.3 oz. (94g) weight. 5⁄8″-24 tpi RH thread. Fits AR-style rifles chambered in .308/7.62mm
Aggressive, scallop-type cuts deliver superior gas dispersion to help stabilize the muzzle during periods of sustained fire. Special internal blast chamber with side-facing ports help reduce recoil with no adverse effect on gas system function. FSC556 is a .223 (5.56 NATO) compensator that also combines the full functionality of a flash hider. FSC30 provides the same muzzle-jump reduction and flash suppression as the FSC556 for rifles chambered in calibers from 6.8mm up to .308 (7.62 NATO). Threaded to fit muzzles with 5/8″ x 24 tpi thread, and includes a screw-on adapter that allows installation on rifles with ½” x 28 thread. DNTC308 functions only as a compensator to tame recoil on larger caliber AR-style .308 rifles. All models include washer for precise indexing of the side ports. Wrench flats directly over the internal threads help ensure easy installation.
SPECS: Steel, black, matte finish. Includes washer. FSC556 – For .223 (5.56 NATO). 2-1/8″ (5.4cm) long x 7/8″ (2.2 cm) diameter. 2.2 oz. (62.4g) wt. ½”-28 tpi RH thread. FSC30 – Fits AR-style rifles in 6.8, .270, and .308. 2¾” (7cm) long x .960″ (2.4cm) diameter. 3.6 oz. (101g) weight. 5/8″-24 tpi RH thread. Includes ½” x 28 adapter. DNTC308 – For AR-Style .308. 2½” (6.4cm) long x 7/8″ diameter. 2 oz. (57g) wt. 5/8″-24 tpi RH thread.
Experience quick sight recovery after every round with the outstanding performance of the JP .308 Recoil Eliminator. This amazing accessory lets greatly reduces recoil in AR-10 type rifles and is ideal for all shooting scenarios across the spectrum. It has been reviewed by professionals as nothing short of amazing. The .750 outside diameter is designed for standard military contour barrels, but can be tapered down for smaller contours.
Heavy duty compensator designed by noted custom gunsmith and 3-gun competitor Benny Hill employs a unique internal expansion chamber that redirects some of the combustion gas out a topside gas port to virtually eliminate muzzle climb. The sights stay on the target, so you can make exceptionally fast follow up shots. Precision machined from a solid billet of high-grade stainless steel, with large side ports that vent more gas to help reduce felt recoil. Solid bottom prevents dust signature when shooting close to the ground. Perfect for USPSA and 3-gun competition where seconds count, and for varmint hunters who want the sight to stay the target when they take a shot. Models available for rifles chambered in .223 and .308.
SPECS: Stainless steel, natural finish. .223 fits AR-15 chambered in .223/5.56 with ½”-28 tpi muzzle threads. .308 fits AR-style rifle chambered in .308/7.62 with 5⁄8″-24 tpi muzzle threads
Machined steel compensator has four equally spaced vents on each side that redirect combustion gases upward and to the sides for a significant reduction in felt recoil. Helps you keep the muzzle down and the sights on the target for faster follow-up shots and smaller groups. Solid bottom prevents kicking up ground debris when shooting prone, while solid top keeps muzzle flash and venting gas from obstructing your view of target. Models available to fit rifles chambered in .223/5.56mm, .308/7.62mm, and 9mm. Precision machined from carbon steel bar stock, with a hard, matte black Parkerized finish that resists heat, scratches, and abrasion. Legal for USPSA Limited Division competition.
SPECS: Carbon steel, Parkerized, matte black finish. 2″ (5.1cm) long, .990″ (2.5cm) O.D. 3.4 oz. (96.4g) weight. .223/5.56mm – ½”-28 thread. .308/7.62mm – 5/8″-24 thread. 9mm – ½”-36 thread. Gunsmith installation recommended.
Single, large expansion chamber with forward baffle, traps and redirects muzzle gases to greatly reduce muzzle rise and blast. Dust printing and muzzle rise are all but eliminated. Stainless steel construction for superior resistance to powder corrosion. For all calibers center hole is .030″ over bullet diameter. May be gunsmith enlarged to larger diameter. Available with .575″-40 tpi; allows installation on smaller diameter, slim-tapered barrels that require a shallow thread depth to maintain maximum bore to O.D. wall thickness. Exclusive supplier to elite U.S. military forces.
SPECS: 304 stainless steel, polished finish. 2.6″ (6.8cm) long. .866″ (22mm) and .970″ (2.5cm) diameter. .30 Cal. 5/8″-24 tpi .866″ O.D. Muzzle hole can be enlarged for other calibers
Sure its not a muzzle device but it sure is handy to protect those muzzle threads for those times when your without a muzzle attachment.
The PWS CQB COMP has to be the most expensive MUZZLE BRAKE available in 5.56 or .308. This is popular with SBR’s
PWS CQB COMP 308 MUZZLE BRAKE
From the manufacturer:
The CQB Comp, originally designed as part of the MK107 Rifle, provides as much compensation as possible while suppressing flash and sending all the blast forward of the shooter and those next to the shooter.
The CQB Comp features a 2 part design with a removable end cap for ease of cleaning. The primary function is to send all the blast forward while suppressing as much flash as possible. This product in no way compensates the weapon to the level of the FSC556 or our other comps, but it does serve the needs of those that requested its development.
CQB comps ship with the PWS Shim set, therefore additional mounting devices such as peel washers or crush washers are not required.
PWS CQB COMP 308 MUZZLE BRAKE
Aggressive, scallop-type cuts deliver superior gas dispersion to help stabilize the muzzle during periods of sustained fire. Special internal blast chamber with side-facing ports helps reduce recoil with no adverse effect on gas system function. Also provides enough flash suppression to keep flash out of the shooter’s line of sight.
PWS CQB COMP 308 MUZZLE BRAKE