AKS-74U Muzzle Devices Test
AKS-74U Muzzle Devices
In this article we are going to examine the effects of different muzzle devices on an AKS-74U.
There are 7 different muzzle devices available in EFT currently (v. 0.3.3.495) for the 5.45x39mm caliber. The PBS-4 is excluded from this test as it does not fit onto the AKS-74U, it only fits on the AKS-74UB.
Except for the PBS-4, all other muzzle devices are fit both on the AKS-74U and on the AK-74N.
Test ParametersFor this test, a magazine (30 rounds) is fired at a door at 30 meters distance. The aimpoint is the center of the door. The shooter is standing, aim is stabilized by pressing shift. There is no mouse movement applied during the firing.
Note: In EFT, stabilizing your aim with the SHIFT key is not a hold, but a toggle.
This is the standard muzzle brake that comes with the AK74-N.
The vertical offset of the pattern after the first shot is as severe as without a muzzle device, however the grouping is tighter.
The standard muzzle brake that comes with the AKS74-U.
The pattern is very similar to the 6P20.
Despite looking like a dangerous implement in a bar fight, it appears to offer the same shot pattern the two previous standard devices. It appears to have slightly wider horizontal spread.
Considerably wider spread and slightly higher vertical gap after the first shot.
A highly compact muzzle break, supposedly helpful when peeking around corners in dorms allowing the shooter to not shoot at the ceiling when receiving unwanted hugs by hatchet ninjas.
Shot pattern is inferior to the standard muzzle brake
As the other suppressors, creates a wider horizontal pattern.
Burst Fire Test
Test ParametersFor this test we will examine the muzzle devices when firing a 5 shot burst, this time with mouse control.
On full auto fire, there is little difference in spread pattern between devices. The one distinct difference is that Suppressors appear to cause a wider pattern, while the standard 6P20 and 6P26 appear to create the tightest groups.
On controlled 5 round burst fire, there are clearer differences. Having no device at all will cause the largest spread. The Hexagon suppressor causes the widest spread, however the TGP suppressor creates a very compact pattern even surpassing muzzle brakes. The reason might be its length creating a longer barrel.