I don't know, I have never shot an ACR with anything other then the "blackout." If it's installed correctly it looks like it should help. One thing I noticed with the ACR is the recoil is very different then any AR pattern rifle I have shot. I think I'm feeling the mass of the BCG moving more then the recoil of the round being fired. The ACR's bolt carrier is a massive beast compared to an AR and I can definately feel the carrier bottom out at the rear, and then a definate forward push when it locks up forward.Thx cjt50...I wish there was some way to get the battlecomp on my SR-556C...the flash hider is welded on because of the 16" law. It climbs enough to be annoying. It looks like a great comp for the ACR as well. Does the AAC blackout keep the muzzle climb down as well as reduce the felt recoil...I am sure not like the BC or the PWS. I havent shot it (my Enhanced or the Basic setup) so I wouldnt even know which one is better (A2 or AAC) at muzzle climb and recoil reduction. Funny how a muzzle break can make a significant improvement on a rifle when it comes to shooting and feel.
From my experience, anything with the KAC name stamped on it is overpriced garbage. Their rail system on our M16A4s aren't even free-floated, and their VFGs that we're issued are cheap plastic that start to wiggle after sending a few rounds downrange.The Knight Arms is a complete and utter rip...at over 400 for a flash hider/comp is completely ridiculous! It is nearly 4x the next best compensator out there.
I have the same rifle as you do... I never had anything at the end of any rifle that is state compliant in NJ, so this is my first experience, it's comparable to the recoil of my AR's, but a lot louder...but the recoil goes straight back and no muzzle raise. How the Izzy compares to other comps I also would like to know. For us that live in NJ and state compliant... it is what it is...it's not we have a choice..if want an ACR.My state compliant version is supposed to come with an Izzy Muzzle Break welded to the barrel. Anyone here have one of those? If so how do you like it?
It sounds you're joining Cherry Ridge Gun Club. You should be able to order any barrel you want when it's available, check with BM. Also, you don't have to have it welded; you can order the barrel then order whatever you want to place on the end (and I would make sure that it's legal in NJ) take the barrel to a gunsmith and have them blind pin it to the barrel instead of welding it on.I wonder if I can order an extra 5.56 barrel from them that has an AAC Blackout NB01, with the threads defeated, welded to the end instead of the Izzy muzzle break. From my understanding you can have a muzzle break as long as its welded to the barrel but no flash suppressor.
I should be getting my ACR today or Monday. I have to wait till the first sunday of next month to join the range though, the wait will probably kill me.