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.
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.
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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