Muzzle brake

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The muzzle brake of an M6C/SOCOM.
A muzzle brake attached to the barrel of the Sniper Rifle System 99D-Series 2 Anti-Matériel.

Muzzle brakes and recoil compensators are devices that are fitted to the muzzle of a firearm or cannon to redirect propellant gases with the effect of countering both recoil of the gun and unwanted rising of the barrel during rapid fire. Muzzle brakes are very useful for combat and timed competition shooting, and are commonly found on rifles firing very large cartridges (often big-game rifles), as well as some artillery and tank guns. They are also commonly used on pistols for practical pistol competitions, and are usually called compensators in this context.

Muzzle brakes are seen attached to the end of the SRS99 Series of sniper rifles and the M6C/SOCOM.


The design of the muzzle brake on the SRS99 series sniper rifles may have been influenced by the Barrett M82/M107.

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