Yankee Hill Machine Phantom 5.56 Muzzle Break Review

Here at BDGR,we always love trying out new muzzle brakes,though most are nothing special. Our latest test has been on the Yankee Hill Machine Phantom Muzzle Break/Compensator. 

The Phantom 5.56 brake looks plain nasty. With five sharpened points on the front,the brake is effective as a weapon in itself when thrusted at close quarters. It has ten ports cut into the sides to deal with the excessive flash of the 5.56 cartridge. The break is threaded in 1/2x28 TPI for the 5.56 round,but is also available for 6.8 SPC and others. 

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The YHM Phantom measures exactly 2.25” long,and weighs around 3 ounces. I can tell you this,it is a solid piece of equipment,milled from a single piece of solid steel. No separate pieces to be found here.

The brake excels at the position of compensator as it reduces the already minimal recoil of the 5.56 round to near nothing. It does however produce enough noise to shatter glass and wake up the neighbors. As far as muzzle flash goes with the break installed,I would not want to be night shooting unless I wanted to show everyone for miles around where I am. This is no problem as Yankee Hill themselves even denounce the Phantom as a compensator and NOT a muzzle brake. 

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Overall it is a quality compensator with visual appeal. It does what it is suppose to do and does it well. Especially for the street price of $30. If you are looking for a good brake, don’t hesitate to pick one of these up. 

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the irony of plywood @MoMA

Making beautiful, affordable design available to the masses was a central tenet of mid-century modernism, one that never would’ve been possible if not for the advent of a key material: plywood.

That plain little sandwich of lumber and glue-with its origins in ancient Egypt and its reinvention under the auspices of 20th-century military research-gave designers from Alvar Aalto to Charles and Ray Eames the raw material with which to shape some of the most iconic furniture of the past 100 years.

Plywood: Material, Process, Form is an ongoing exhibit at New York MoMA that reveals the huge variety of forms designers managed to wring from this “modest but consummately modern material,” as the show’s text says. What made plywood so special? First, it helps to understand what plywood is exactly. It’s three or more sheets of thin wood that are assembled, their grains at right angles to each other, then laminated with glue. The perpendicular arrangement of the grain makes plywood exceedingly difficult to break. At the same time, a machine can easily bend and shape the material, so it’s optimized for mass production.

The irony is that the very design objects that showcased plywood’s greatest potential are beyond the reach of most people today. The Eames’s beloved molded plywood chair checks in at around $800. Aalto’s Paimio chair retails for a whopping $4,000. The humble material that was supposed to serve up affordable, beautiful design is still plenty beautiful. But affordable? Afraid not.

Un intero fascicolo è poi dedicato alla mutilazione del braccio destro subita da Farinacci durante la campagna d’Etiopia. La motivazione ufficiale spiega che il gerarca è rimasto ferito mentre《istruiva volontariamente i legionari nell’uso delle bombe a mano》. C’è anche una lettera del mutilato nella quale chiede a Mussolini di essere compensato con l’Ordine militare di Savoia per tanto eroismo.
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A dare tono grottesco all’intera faccenda c’è poi il rapporto riservato di un maresciallo dei carabinieri che afferma:《S.E. Farinacci non si è sfracellato la mano durante un’esercitazione volontaria, ma si è ferito mentre si dilettava a pescare di frodo con delle bombe a mano in un laghetto presso Dessiè. Per questa ragione Ettore Muti ha soprannominato S.E. Farinacci il “Martin Pescatore”》.
—  Arrigo Petacco, L’archivio segreto di Mussolini, Milano : Mondadori, 1997.
Dublino, domenica 13 Luglio 2014 h 6:45 a.m.

Pensiero del mattino, tra la stanchezza di 2 h di sonno e di un sogno interrotto.

 “C’ era una casetta fatta di cartone e compensato, nascosta tra dei rami di pino. Era il mio posticino segreto da bambina. Ne avevo costruite altre con altre persone, ma quella era tutta per me, il mio cantuccio segreto. La curavo ogni settimana dai segni delle intemperie. Da lì potevo vedere il mondo e il cielo, ma il mondo e il cielo non potevano vedere me. Già da allora mostravo I segni di una spaventosa tendenza all’ introversione e alla solitudine.

Un giorno quelli della nettezza urbana la trovarono e la distrussero. Non sapevano che dietro quei 4 pezzi di compensato c’ era molto di piú. Piansi un poco quando non la trovai piú. Ma non ne costruii un’ altra. Non so perché. Non so neanche perché io stia ripensando alla mia casetta e tanto meno perché io ve ne stia parlando. Forse desidero di nuovo un posto tutto mio… forse.”

Thought of the morning, between the tiredness of 2 h of sleep and an interrupted dream.

“ There was a small house made of cardboard and plywood, hidden between pine branches. It was my secret place when I was a child. I had built other with other people but, that house was all for me, my secret nook. I looked after it every week from the signs of the bad weather.  From there, I could see the world and the sky but the world and the sky couldn’t see me. Since that period, I showed signs of a bad tendency to introversion and loneliness.

One day those of the trash truck found it and they destroyed it. They didn’t knew that behind those 4 pieces of plywood, there was something more. I cried a little bit when I didn’t found it anymore. But I didn’t built another. I don’t know why. I don’t know also, why I’m thinking about my small house and I don’t know why I’m talking to you about it.

Maybe I desire again a place all for me… maybe.”]

 

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La nota diffusa ieri dalla Regione Lazio non sembra aver impressionato più di tanto l’Amministrazione Comunale di Amatrice. Le rassicurazioni della Regione rispetto al futuro dell’ospedale “Grifoni”, non sembrano aver compensato le delusioni affrontate negli ultimi tempi dal territorio montano. Così, in un Consiglio comunale piuttosto affollato, la maggiorana ha votato compatta per la difesa del presidio ospedaliero.

Foto Massimo Renzi.

Sanità: Amatrice verso la conta per la secessione La nota diffusa ieri dalla Regione Lazio non sembra aver impressionato più di tanto l’Amministrazione Comunale di Amatrice.
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