I have been looking for a muzzle brake that is reasonably priced that would offer recoil reduction as well as function as a compensator to help control muzzle rise so the shooter can get back on target faster.
I purchased this one today (hey, it's the 4th of July -- what better way to celebrate than hit the LGS?) that is made by Yankee Hill Machine.
The design of the gas ports caught my eye -- they direct the gases backwards and to the side like the factory-supplied Primary Weapons System brake on the SCAR 17, and the six compensator ports up top reminded me of the compensators on my Springfield Armory M1A SOCOM 16 and SOCOM II.
My dealer cut me an incredible deal -- these retail for $68, but he sold me one for only $35 (it pays to be nice to people) -- the manager at the store snagged the other one when the owner said he could have the same deal....
Here is what it looks like, and it comes with the crush washer in the package (I propped the brake up on the crush washer to keep it from rolling, in the first picture...):
Bottom side view -- shielded to keep dust and debris down when firing:
Top side view showing the six compensator ports -- this is how it would look installed on the barrel:
Closer detail on the muzzle blast ports on the side, showing the angled machining cuts to deflect the gases rearward and sideways:
One feature that really caught my eye was how Yankee Hill Machine machined a recessed crown on the muzzle brake, which should aid in accuracy:
It is threaded 5/8-24, so it will interface with the SCAR 17S...not sure if this will work given the fact that the 17S does not have much of a flange or metal rim behind the PWS brake...but after trying it out just now, I think I will install this on my Remington 700 SPS Tactical AAC-SD, since it has a threaded barrel that will handle the muzzle brake's crush washer well, and since it looks good on it. I really like the PWS brakes that come from the factory on the SCARs....
One of these days I will replace it with a suppressor and related mount....