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Current AUG muzzle devices

BarnOwlLover

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It seems that recently that actual Steyr AUGs, aside from some made for the US market, have moved away from the tulip-type flash hider and have adopted either a large, heavily ported muzzle brake/compensator, and some have even used the muzzle brake designed for the AUG LMG.

I understand that this is probably to enhance controlability in full auto/rapid semi auto firing and the devices are pretty effective it seems. What I do wonder is how well they work as flash hiders and how effective they are for like combat-type sports/competitive shooting, at it seems that those devices have appeal for competition shooters and both Steyr Arms and Corvus Defensio are selling the current ported brakes and LMG brakes to competition and target shooters.
 

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I could not stand the tulip style muzzle device on my A3M1. Replaced it with one of those 3-prong devices by Manticore Arms.

All I see right now when shooting it is a puff of smoke, flash is gone by almost 100%.
 

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I'm looking more at controlability as the main attribute. The AUG LMG muzzle brake seems to do a good job at controlling recoil and muzzle blast. Not sure about the AUG A3 muzzle brake/compensator, though I've read that it's both very effective as far as controlling climb and blast, though it's nearly as harsh as an AK-74/AK-100 type brake to nearby bystanders

Also for what it's worth, the LMG brake is quite a bit shorter in length than the tulip flash hider or the A3 brake/comp.
 

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I don't think that the AUG has got very much recoil that needs to be controlled.

Muzzle blast is also nothing to be afraid of.

My AUG is a 16" carbine.
 

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It's 5.56, there isn't much recoil to speak of. I personally don't like brakes on rifles and only use them in conjunction with a suppressor. On my AUG I installed the 1/2×28 adapter and a TBAC flash hider for suppressor use. Works great.
 
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