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#5613965 - 02/22/15 08:29 PM lets talk muzzle devices for ARs
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All things equal is there any significant accuracy differences in say a standard A2 flash hider and a barrel with a target crown? Trying to decide between ordering a threaded barrel or one with a target crown..

I am building a 6.8, going to go with either a 16 or 18 inch ARP barrel. This is going to be for pig hunting. I like the idea of a muzzle device so I can place the weapon muzzle down without worrying quite as much about damaging the barrel or getting debris/mud in it.

I lack a barrel, rail, and bolt so I am trying to iron that out so I can jump on a deal when one pops up.

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#5613977 - 02/22/15 08:35 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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I'd want a good crown AND threads.
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#5614036 - 02/22/15 08:52 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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my pig hunting buddies are running these on our ar15/10 223/308/6.5

http://www.jprifles.com/1.4.2_re.php

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#5614056 - 02/22/15 08:59 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
I'd want a good crown AND threads.

That would be the best of both worlds. If you are pig hunting, you might end up wanting a suppressor on it later. It's hard to add a suppressor to a barrel unless it's threaded. I've shot an AR in 6.8 that was threaded and had only a thread protector. Shot great.
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#5614098 - 02/22/15 09:16 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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http://shop.jeccustom.com/AR-Compensator-JEC-AR556.htm

On my bolt guns I run a brake or suppressor. One or the other is on the end of the muzzle, all with a good crown. I use JEC brakes on the bolt guns, so that is what I would start with on an AR.
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#5614114 - 02/22/15 09:21 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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Running thread protector on my 6.5 Grendel

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#5614384 - 02/23/15 12:34 AM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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#5614584 - 02/23/15 08:13 AM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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If you have to choose threaded barrel or target crown, I'd choose threaded barrel based on your intended usage.

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#5614888 - 02/23/15 09:49 AM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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Whats intended goal for the new rifle? That is how I would determine what type of device I'd put on the end.
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#5615081 - 02/23/15 10:54 AM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: ZenArchery]
jdh78 Offline
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Originally Posted By: ZenArchery
Whats intended goal for the new rifle? That is how I would determine what type of device I'd put on the end.


A compact easy handling rifle for night-time pig hunting would be the main purpose. My 30/30 is an heirloom I don;t want to get into the wet or mud. .270 is nice but I am not getting a very quick second shot for another pig with it. I have a 20" A3 style AR that is a bit big and want a more powerful bullet.

I want accuracy and I would like to place the rifle muzzle down in the truck without worrying about getting the crown damaged or a piece of mud getting down in barrel.

I want something functional without looking over the top "tactical"

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#5615141 - 02/23/15 11:14 AM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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For nighttime use, I would go with a Smith Enterprises Vortex flash hider and call it good.


Edited by toolman (02/23/15 11:20 AM)
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#5615151 - 02/23/15 11:17 AM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
Bradgrace Offline
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I put a levang linear compensator on my ar. The a2 was too loud for me.

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#5615335 - 02/23/15 12:25 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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You can always just go with a recessed crown if you think it would suit your purposes.
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#5615341 - 02/23/15 12:26 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: RiverRider]
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#5615768 - 02/23/15 03:26 PM Re: lets talk muzzle devices for ARs [Re: jdh78]
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am I missing something here? can't you have a threaded barrel with a target crown???

I got two of them that do

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