Whenever you ask an ordinary gunman or hunter about 223 Muzzle Brakes from Mad House Design, they will either have a positive response and sing its praises, or they will say that they prefer not using it as the sound effects are not conducive to hunting conditions where you do not wish to alert the whole world that you just took a shot.
What exactly is a 223 muzzle brake? Somehow it is a recoil compensator that is connected to the muzzle of a firearm or handgun that then redirects the propellant gasses to counter the unwanted rising of your barrel and counter recoil during rapid fire. The concept proved to be a typical feature back in the day on many anti-tank guns to reduce the area needed to take up the recoil stroke.
To date, brakes have been used in its various forms and sizes for pistols and rifles to control recoil and prevent the barrel from rising after firing a shot or two. You will find them a lot on pistol during shooting competitions and are usually referred to as compensators. These devices are designed to redirect the muzzle flash away from the line of sight of the shooter to avoid having to deal with temporary blinding issues during low light shooting conditions.
223 Muzzle Brakes Versus Recoil Compensators
In a weird kind of way, compensators are often confused with brakes, but, the thing is, they are distinct types of devices that have an effect on the recoil characteristics of a rifle or handgun but in a different way.
Brakes are the first one that we’ll focus on. You’ll find it on heavy recoiling firearms for the purpose of directing propellant gasses back or outwards to reduce the amount of backward force often experienced when you pull the trigger.
Compensators, on the other hand, are being used on lighter recoiling firearms to direct the gasses upwards to counter the torque caused by the bore coming from above the center of mass on a firearm.
How Do Compensators and Brakes Differ in Their Design?
Brakes are different in that they generally handle much larger quantities of gas as the mass need to be significant enough to have a positive impact on the recoil. Because of this, companies like MadHouse Design would manufacture their brakes with lots of ports and large baffles.
Compensators are less complicated in their design and can almost be compared to Mag-na-port slots that get cut at the top end of the barrel. There is, after all, a lot less gas to deal with.
How Integral Muzzle Brakes or Recoil Compensators Improve Your Shooting Experience
Recoil compensators also called an integral muzzle brake. Why? Remington actually uses this term for their recoil compensators, so there is no reason to roll our eyes and say, it not what you should name it.
As we’ve discussed already, recoil compensators and integral brakes pretty much function the same way. You even get terms like Mag-na-port, which is just another fancier name for the same thing.
You can define integral as follow; the brake would be machined directly into the barrel, and not be a separate entity that you’ll have to screw onto a threaded barrel. Once you get to take a closer look, you’ll notice that the brake is made up of three slots milled into the barrel, which is a very similar concept to the Mag-na-port process.
As the guys over at MadHouse Design would put it, porting means drilling, which is much the same thing when a barrel gets ported. Muzzle brakes, whether threaded or integral, happens to be a distinct piece of equipment due to the fact that it is “post-barrel.” Besides, both deal with the dissipation of propellant gasses. You may want to compare it with a vehicle’s parking brake and a brake pedal that achieve the same result, and deal with the same forces. They are all part of a distinct mechanical system.
How You Can Take Your Performance to Another Level Using a Triple-port Muzzle Brake
Ask any rifle guy or girl, and they will tell you that one to the things they want most when practicing in a shooting range is to stay on target.
Thanks to MadHouse Design’s latest addition, the Triple-Port Muzzle Brake, the ability to stay on target under any given circumstance has become a reality.