What is it about 7.62×39 that keeps this caliber popular? Probably it has something to do with its well-deserved reputation of being reliable and quite punchy.
Doesn’t matter if you are a huge CZ or AK fan, or even perhaps you prefer your trusty Bushmaster – Being 70 years old, this cartridge is still alive and kickin’. Yet if you want your firearm to kick a little bit softer, want to minimize muzzle rise, or you just want it to look more like a tool, suited for professionals – you should really consider buying yourself a muzzle brake. We are offering you a small list of muzzle brakes from all kinds of manufacturers, big and small, just so you could find what suits you best. Without further ado – let us begin.
TOP-15 7.62×39 Muzzle Brake
#1 Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Littleboy Hex Brake
Short and lightweight – they ain’t calling this muzzle brake “Little boy” for nothing. Being a more compact version of his older brother – FATman Hex Brake it quite successfully combines its features with his overall smaller size, making it a perfect fit for any rifle. The manufacturer also provides a crush washer, just so you wouldn’t have to worry about finding the right one.
#2 Ultradyne UD10270 Apollo S Compensator
This one has a great potential to become a go-to muzzle brake for all types of shooters: New firearm users will love the amount of recoil reduction, and more experienced operators – its non-aggressive gas venting, coupled with muzzle control. But of course, everything comes for a price – and this muzzle brake is sure is pricey.
#3 Phase 5 Weapon Systems Inc Fatman Hex Brake
Phase 5 strikes again with the earlier mentioned: “big brother” of the little boy. Being bulkier but more efficient this muzzle brake would prove to be a great alternative to any other muzzle brake. High ratings also suggest a high customer level of satisfaction, which is expected for such a price.
#4 Century Arms Draco Dual Port Muzzle Brake
Here we have something for someone who wants something simple, yet reliable. Perhaps some would consider this muzzle brake aesthetically not as pleasing as some of the brakes on the market, but it will do its job just as well for at least half of a cost.
#5 VG6 Precision Gamma 762 BBSS Muzzle Brake
Another muzzle brake for a mid-price range. Fairly lightweight and simple, made from Heat Treated Stainless Steel and made to last. Gray Bead Blasted finish is a nice bonus for someone who likes the looks as much as functionality. A great choice for its price.
#6 DELTAC Slingshot Muzzle Brake For AK47/SKS
Now here we have a great choice for all of you AK47\SKS lovers. If you are a happy owner of a Yugoslavian SKS model – look no further, it’s a perfect choice for you. Other SKS versions would require some machining to fit this muzzle brake, but it’s a fairly simple operation and pretty much any gunsmith would be able to do this for you. On AK it would give you that classic look, just as well as a significant recoil reduction.
#7 Yankee Hill Machine Mini Qd Muzzle Brake 7.62mm For 5/8×24 Threads
The looks can be deceiving and here we have a perfect example. It may be not the prettiest muzzle brake in the world, but it does its job and does is great. As a nice bonus – YHM brakes and accessories are fairly simple to install on any rifle with compatible treads.
#8 Ultradyne Athena Liner Compensator
This compensator proves to be the best choice for those who always thought that AKs were a bit too heavy on the ears. In the process of shooting gasses are vented forward, which greatly reduces concussion of the shooter and minimizes muzzle flash, which allows your range pals to shoot near you without getting blinded by your muzzle flash.
#9 DELTAC Slingshot Muzzle Brake For VZ58/Yugo SKS
If you think that this muzzle brake looks familiar – you aren’t mistaken. Yes, this one will fit snuggly at your Yugoslavian SKS, just as well as on CZ SA VZ.58. Not much has changed, this muzzle brake is made of heavy-duty 4130 steel, weighs 3oz, tames recoil like a charm.
#10 Precision Armament M4-72 Severe-Duty Compensator
Here we have a pretty impressive piece of engineering. Machined with precision and designed with some innovative ideas in mind, this compensator proves to minimize leading recoil up to 75 percent, and practically annihilate the muzzle jump. Yes, it can be quite loud, but if you are wearing hearing protection – you are in for a treat. Perfect for follow-up shots, loved by many – one of the best muzzle brakes on the market.
#11 SLR SR47 AK Series Muzzle Brake
This model has decent characteristics for a very low price. Probably one of the best cheap ones you can find on a market – extremely compact, fits pretty much all purposes. Melanite QPQ finish is a nice touch too, it will keep it from corroding. This muzzle brake is durable, yet lightweight, and will suit you well if you don’t mind a little bit of muzzle flash.
#12 TacFire 7.62X39 14×1 LH 4-Prong Muzzle Brake
And here we have another muzzle brake that combines a nice price with just as nice performance. Made in the USA, this TacFire 4-prong Muzzle brake will fit your rifle nicely, giving it a simple and tactical look. As for its effectiveness – for a price of a bigger muzzle flash it will keep your recoil manageable, greatly lowering muzzle flip.
#13 SLR SR26 AK Series Muzzle Brake
Another nice choice from the SLR rifle works, giving you the best performance at a very small package. Greatly eliminates muzzle rise, 26mm gas block compatible – what else to ask? Yes, it may be kind of a pricey choice, but it’s worth its money. If you are looking for an effective break that is compact and reliable – consider buying this one.
#14 DELTAC Slingshot Muzzle Brake For Mosin Nagant
And here we have a muzzle brake for all the Mosin-Nagant lovers. Made of weapon-grade steel, this break will prove very durable and reliable, providing you with an amazing recoil reduction, without increasing your rifle length too much. The installation process is also very easy, provided that the barrel of your firearm is tuned down to the maximum OD that break requires.
Vostok is a 2-port muzzle brake made specifically for the AK-shooters that demand high performance from a muzzle device. It cuts your recoil at least in half, venting the gasses from your line of sight, making it possible to do some quick follow-up shots without losing your accuracy. Being lightweight and having such an aggressive look this muzzle brake device will most certainly satisfy even the most demanding AK users.
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