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Old 11-24-2012, 11:43 AM   #11
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I got the flash hider off with ease but putting the new brake on is another story. When I twist it on it doesn't line up right. It came with a washer but either way the brake is cock eyed when I tighten it down. Should I use lock tight or am I missing something?
I believe those are crush washers. You need to find the one that gets the center of your brake at about the 10 o'clock position and then use a good wrench to really cinch it down and center it. The washer is made to be crushed between the brake and front of the barrel.

Look up a YouTube video on installing a muzzle brake. There are a couple of good ones that show this process. You really need a good vise but you could also put the gun down on a surface and use some clamps to hold it down.


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OK that makes sense. I've heard the term crush washer but never knew what it meant.
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I was just looking at barrel shim kits. I think that may be the way to go since the Mini 14 does not have the same collar on the barrel that the AR's have. But I don't know so it looks like more research is a head of me.

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