View Full Version : Muzzle Brakes

05-18-2005, 8:54 PM
Just installed a Smith Enterprises muzzle brake on SU16CA. I used a crush washer from Brownells. Question is I only had to go about 90 deg. to get to top dead center on the brake and it seemed really easy. Took a 3/4 box wrench and vise but is that tight enough or should I really have to crank it around? If anyone has done a SU or AR muzzle brake/FH with a crush washer before please let me know.



05-19-2005, 5:22 AM
That's why I'm not a big fan of crush washers. It always seems like way too much torgue is required to get the muzzle brake/FH to index properly. One trick is to file down the crush washer so that it will index w/o having to torque too much, but I prefer just using a peel washer instead.