View Full Version : Muzzle brake for AK?
02-02-2004, 01:04 PM
I have a post ban Hungarian SA-85M (7.62x39) and would like to put a muzzle brake on it.
First and foremost, is it legal? If so, are there any good pin-on types out there? I don't want to thread the barrel or solder/weld it on.
Please follow up with companies that you know of that sell the non-threaded brakes.
02-11-2004, 09:40 PM
All the pin on that I have seen are for the Chinese AK's. I just bought a slant brake and JB welded it on, 3000 rounds and it is still on just as tight as the day it went on. If you thread the barrel then you have to permently fix it to the barrel. :headbang:
02-12-2004, 12:24 AM
You're permitted to have 10 imported parts on a rifle with a pistol grip or able to take a magazine that holds more than 10 rounds. Here's a list of the parts (BATFE recognized) of an AK:
I can't tell you how many parts are in your rifle.
If you want a true muzzle brake JB Weld may not hold it in place. There will be a lot of force on it if it is efficient. If you use a "slant brake", which is actually intended only to reduce the muzzle rise, there is no recoil reduction and little force on the barrel. Whether a muzzle brake or rise reducer is necessary or helpful is a matter of argument, but if it gets you higher scores, go for it.
A friend of mine had to give up the AR-15 he had been using for 3-gun matches, and showed up with an SKS. After the expected ribbing about it, he went on to score higher than he had been accustomed to scoring with the AR-15, and in particular beat one of the most vocal people, who usually beat him. So you aren't going to lose much if anything using an AK. Practice your mag changes; the AK needs a different style than an AR.
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