First Look: Ultradyne Apollo Muzzle Brake

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posted on July 8, 2018
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For as long as firearms have been in existence, shooters have struggled with the effects of recoil, and firearm designers have worked to combat the inconvenient truths that surround Isaac Newton's Third Law (For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction) and its impact on firearm usage. Using the latest imaging and design technology on the market today, the team at Ultradyne designed its Apollo muzzle brake.

Thanks to the innovative tack taken by the design team, the company claims that the Ultradyne Apollo muzzle brake provides more relief from felt recoil than many other popular designs on the market. Testing performed by Ultradyne engineers shows that the improvement in felt-recoil reduction can be as much as 25 percent more than other muzzle-brake designs available to consumers today.

Each Apollo muzzle brake is CNC-machined with 10 different ports, each one specifically designed to provide the optimum flow of muzzle gases in order to counteract harsh recoil. In particular, two angled ports are located at the muzzle-end of the compensator, which redirect gas upward. However, unlike other brake designs, these ports direct the gas out at an angle, away from the shooter's line of sight, which ensures that the sight picture is unimpeded for fast follow-up shots. The best part? The entire brake fits within the 3-inch length and 1-inch width requirements dictated by the governing bodies of 3-Gun, USPSA and IPSC, so the brake can be used for competition.

Two models are available in the Ultradyne Apollo muzzle-brake lineup. The Apollo 223 is designed for use on all 5.56 NATO/.223 Rem. rifles or smaller and fits barrels threaded with a 1/2-28 TPI thread pitch. The brake weighs in at 5.2 ounces when counting the shrouded timing nut needed for mounting. The Apollo 308 is sized for use on all 7.62 NATO/.308 Win. guns and fits barrels with a 5/8-24 TPI thread pitch. With the included timing nut, the device weighs in at 5.1 ounces. Both muzzle devices are machined entirely from 416 stainless steel and are treated with a salt-bath nitride finish.

The suggested retail price on the Ultradyne Apollo muzzle brake is $99.

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