I thought I’d write an update to my previous review of the Surefire Warden since there is still not much information on it. The good news is that people are starting to get their Wardens from Surefire and their dealers.
So far, I haven’t seen many end users place the Warden onto a 7.62 rifle. I decided to replace the Surefire WarComp flash hider with the MB762 Muzzlebrake on my FN SCAR 17s to take away a lot of the recoil. The WarComp works as advertised; it eliminates the flash signature and has comp ports at the top to keep the barrel flat, the byproduct is a significant increase in recoil.
The MB762 is a highly effective two port brake that works opposite of the WarComp. It takes away a lot of recoil but gives a huge blast signature and flash, especially with a 7.62×51 cartridge. Enter the Warden. It attaches easily and snug on the brake and effectively directs all of the blast forward. Having the Warden attached does negate some of the brake’s effectiveness, with a very minimal added felt recoil. What does this mean? You can now shoot indoors and around your friends or partners in a tactical environment depending on what you use it for without sacrificing too much of the recoil reduction from the brake.
Top right: MB762
Bottom right: MB762 with Warden attached.
I take advantage of the “Multi caliber” feature of the Warden. I switch it over from my M6A2 and SCAR 17s therefore I definitely got my money’s worth!