Originally Posted by janikphoto
interesting... makes sense that the chinese would want to knock them out fast. But, i always heard that the chinese models were pretty well-built. At least better than the romies... These ways of cutting corners doesn't really support the quality claims, though.
And why do you want a muzzle brake? You gun is long enough to be legal as is, right?!? I heard that many of the AK brakes don't do much.
Really that area and it's machining quality has nothing to do with how well it'll function, it's just a fit and finish issue.
Under rapid fire or automatic fire, a muzzle break is essential on an AK. The muzzle on them climbs really bad. During full auto fire, you can lean into the rifle really hard and do all you can to pull the muzzle down, but it still climbs uncontrollably. It has to do with the design of the gas system, bolt and stock configuration.