Question for the gunsmiths

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by stag1, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. stag1

    stag1 New Member

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    I just installed a new Battle Comp compensator and was wondering something. This comp needs to be clocked with the BCE logo facing at 6:00 o'clock. It took me awhile to get it set correctly using shims and a crush washer.

    I was only able to snug it down about 1/4 turn after finger tightening it. My question is, is that enough or should I get some more shims and try getting it to turn more? It is pretty snug on there, but don't want it to vibrate off.

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  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    The only way to know for sure is to shoot it a few hundred rounds and check the tension. If it holds, it holds.
     

  3. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    It should be enough for secure of the barrel/comp.
     
  4. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    1/4 turn tight is plenty. If you are in doubt, re-install using a small amount of "Blue" Locktight. Any more than a quarter turn and you are over torqueing it..........

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  5. stag1

    stag1 New Member

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    Thanks everybody, its at least 1/4 turn so I think I will be ok. I will go out as soon as I can and put it thru its paces

    Thanks again