Originally Posted by uzitiger
In 1979 I asked Garth Choate or Choate Machine and Tool to make a flash suppressor with a bayonet mount and he said the Mini-14 barrel is too thin to use with a bayonet and you risk bending the barrel.
Drifter: where did you get the muzzle brake and is it made for the AR or Mini14?
As for the bayonet, I can't say that I actually plan to put it to use (although it should
work fine, and Mini barrels now are thicker than they were in 1979). I actually wanted a clamp on the barrel (as opposed to a strut) to affect barrel harmonics. A standard clamp would have been unsightly, while the bayonet lug is more appealing. (By the way, various ammo / bullet weights now shoot much closer to the same POI at 100 yards with the clamp, which was not the case before.)
The muzzle brake is for threaded barrels. It's made by Primary Weapons Systems (PWS)
. The one shown is made for .223, but I had it reamed out to accommodate the larger 6.8mm caliber of the rifle shown.
The brake is quite effective, but also quite LOUD. I will likely try something else...
Last edited by Drifter; 05-20-2009 at 10:25.