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Old 12-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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Should a normal guy who's just a shooter and not a gun tech buy a rifle with the flash hider already installed or is it easy to do? I like the wood furniture but it looks like only the "tacticool" version comes with it.

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If the barrel is not already threaded for a flash hider do not try it yourself. Buy one with the flash hider on it. It must be precisely centered also and some machine shops would probably mess it up.

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If the barrel is not already threaded for a flash hider do not try it yourself. Buy one with the flash hider on it. It must be precisely centered also and some machine shops would probably mess it up.

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Alright, thanks bro.
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If you get one with a factory one installed, check to see what the thread pitch is, Ruger used a couple standard pitches but you have to know which one is on your gun.

Some are pin on with a roll pin that slides over the barrel and front sight. You just have to use a longer roll pin that goes thru the front sight. This option is for minis without a factory brake. Mo-Rod has some nice custom pin on brakes for minis without the factory install.

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Guess I'll have to settle for that black poly and then search used market for a some wood.

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