Re: What makes different guns sounds different? (In same caliber)
The mini 14 is piston operated. It most likely didnt have a brake if it sounded like a bolt action. Probably the large front sight sleve just looked like a brake.
The .223 is a very loud round. Most high pressure smallbores are. especially from a short barrel.
Yes, most any barrel on any gun can be fitted with a brake/comp
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