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Old 09-17-2018, 10:42 AM   #1
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I have a muzzle brake on my 6.5G and it is unpleasantly loud. Ear ringing. I wear hearing protection 90% of the time, but the few caught off guard moments happen. Also when with others, I don't want to inadvertently blast them. A suppressor is in the future, but I'd like to have something for this season.
How much difference will there be going with compensator vs the muzzle brake? I read that there isn't much between open barrel and comp, but cant find anything in the relation to a brake.


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Old 09-17-2018, 10:45 AM   #2
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I was decently happy running the Troy claymore before going suppressed, directed the report forwards and somewhat of a recoil reducer but not that much.
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Old 09-17-2018, 01:14 PM   #3
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I have two - different brands- that I thought were going to make a difference. They are loud imo. It's a different loud, but people at camp that hear me shooting at the range comment on how loud my guns are. I now use them as thread protectors when my screw on can isn't installed.
Have you tried swapping out to a generic A-2 ?

I'd unscrew your brake and shoot with no muzzle device and see if that is better. A simple thread protector may be your short term answer.

Btw, I use muffs or plugs religiously- even with the can. A quick shot isn't worth losing what little hearing I have left anymore.


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Old 09-17-2018, 02:03 PM   #4
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You should hear the SJC titan break on my 16" AR10, even if you've got double ear-pro on, it's still brutal. Hell people two benches away can feel the pressure wave.

I don't see a 6.5 grendel as needing a muzzle brake since it's so low recoil: I'd go with a flash suppressor for QD when you get your suppressor, or just put a thread protector on it.

As for not wearing ear pro all the time, everything but subsonic ammo or suppression will cause instantaneous hearing damage. Bump that 90% to 100% and save your ears, your children will thank you when you're 70 and they don't have to yell at you while you're saying "whaaat?"
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Old 09-17-2018, 03:19 PM   #5
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You should hear the SJC titan break on my 16" AR10, even if you've got double ear-pro on, it's still brutal. Hell people two benches away can feel the pressure wave.

I don't see a 6.5 grendel as needing a muzzle brake since it's so low recoil: I'd go with a flash suppressor for QD when you get your suppressor, or just put a thread protector on it.

As for not wearing ear pro all the time, everything but subsonic ammo or suppression will cause instantaneous hearing damage. Bump that 90% to 100% and save your ears, your children will thank you when you're 70 and they don't have to yell at you while you're saying "whaaat?"
I love those comps.
I have a Lantac Dragon on my AR10 and a JP on my .223.

I won’t shoot either without hearing protection.
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Old 09-17-2018, 04:15 PM   #6
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I love those comps.
I have a Lantac Dragon on my AR10 and a JP on my .223.

I won’t shoot either without hearing protection.
How do you like the dragon? I'm leaning towards getting a micro b@stard gen 2, but wanted to know how the dragon performs.

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Old 09-17-2018, 05:59 PM   #7
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It’s flat. And loud. I really do like the Titan though.
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Old 09-18-2018, 09:26 AM   #8
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Thanks for the help. Definitely going to try with out the brake. I'll probably go with thread protector for the time being.

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Old 09-18-2018, 12:34 PM   #9
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anything that diverts gasses up down or side ways will increase the blast,, everything leaving straight forward will still be loud but not as bad
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