muzzle break/compensator's Question

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by Alpa11, Nov 14, 2008.

  1. Alpa11

    Alpa11 New Member

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    What’s the deal with muzzle break/compensator. Do they really work or are they just for show. I have been reading up and I’m getting two different stories. Any thoughts welcomed.
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Since this question is posted in the rimfire rifle section, I will deal w/ that class of firearms.

    Muzzle brake/comp on a .22 rifle is primarily for show. IMHO there is NO recoil in these rifles so no need for compensation.
     

  3. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    ^ Agreed. There is no need for one on a rimfire model.

    Did you mean in general? In which case I will move this thread and you can solicit answers for other considerations....

    JD
     
  4. Alpa11

    Alpa11 New Member

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    No, you guys had is right, I'm asking about .22LR.
    So basically I should spend money on are areas!

    Thanks.
     
  5. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    .22LR muzzlebreaks?

    I TOTALLY agree with dillinger and robocop-muzzlebreaks on a .22LR-especially on a "bull barrel" are a useless gimmick simply for making more profit. I cannot think of a single reason to have 1 on rifle heavy rifle barrel chambered for .22LR.
     
  6. BillM

    BillM Active Member Supporter

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    The only cases I can think of where one would be effective in 22 LR would be on
    a rapid fire or steel challenge pistol. Worthless on a rifle, even a really light one.
    Not enough gas pressure left at the end of a 16" barrel to work the comp.
     
  7. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

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    That would be correct, unless you are buying a rifle for someone like Mark Kate or Ashley Olson :rolleyes:

    There is no reason to have a muzzlebreak on a round that small.