Ruger flash hider position

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by nwwoodsman, Mar 5, 2015.

  1. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman
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    Took the flash hider off so I could swap out the hand guard. After putting it back on I noticed that neither the gap or solid part part aline with the top center of the barrel. Didn't think before to check if they did. Anyone think think this will be an issue?

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  2. IronMonster

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    Did it have a crush washer? If so did you use a new one? Personally It would bug me not to have it line up better than that and I think it should have a slot at 12 o'clock
     
  3. nwwoodsman

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    Did use the old crush washer that it came with. Mistake? They lack of symetry is what is driving me nuts but torqued it to 30lbs and this is how it ended up.....
     
  4. IronMonster

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    I always try and use a new crush washer, Its so close to right though I would not stress about giving it another little nudge to line it up. That 30 Ft/lbs is a target, not a hard spec. The 35 or what ever it takes to get it to line up wont be a problem
     
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  5. Velzey

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    It doesn't matter! Other than cosmetics!

    I never use new crush washers and never have them come loose, and some just go back on at maybe 20 pounds! If it's something that's a full auto well that's a different story..I would add a drop of loctite!
     
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    Loctite breaks down with heat and becomes non functioning anyway, and on a full auto heat is the game name :)
     
  7. Joe13

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    They make heat resistant loctite- it's the red one. Use it on car engines all the time.
     

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