Baffle Strike...now what?

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  1. TexasTrapper

    TexasTrapper LSB Member

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    C02B5821-7374-45D7-AE5F-1B48A2C7F997.jpeg What could of caused this? New upper? Ammo? It was threaded on tight just like always. Looks like I’m out of commission for awhile.
     
  2. Ratdog68

    Ratdog68 LSB Official Story Teller LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    What ammo? Remington had some seriously non-concentric bullets a couple of years ago. Any unused which look odd?
     
  3. TexasTrapper

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    Remington 120grain OTMB
     
  4. Homebrewer

    Homebrewer LSB Active Member LSB TURKEY BUZZARD PRESERVATION SOCIETY SUS VENATOR CLUB LoneStarBoars Supporter

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    If handloads loaded to be subsonic, test without your can first to prove stable and not keyholing from the muzzle.
    Barrel twist? Velocity?
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    Post crossed with yours.
    Looks like RD is on it...
     
  5. Wildfowler

    Wildfowler Mis'sippi SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Can you shine a light through the border and see any damage to baffles or is it just the endcap?
     
  6. Rookie

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    Did you use a crush washer on your adapter or is it direct thread?
     
  7. TexasTrapper

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    The last 2 baffles had a little damage to them. It is direct thread. I did have the crush washer on but I’ve always left it on with no problem. I had just swapped out the upper for one with a longer barrel but had to install shorter hand guard to allow the suppressor to fit.

    The best I can do is try to see if Midway will swap out uppers to make sure it wasn’t related to that and send the suppressor off to YHM for repair.

    They sell a tool at Midway to test these things to make sure it doesn’t happen again. I’m just ticked off it happened and I don’t know why.
     
  8. Rookie

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    I'm going to bet it is the crush washer that's causing your problem. I would suggest asking YHM their opinion. I know they say not to use them with their quick connect, but I couldn't find anything about direct thread.
     
  9. hdfireman

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    Never use a crush washer on a suppressor. Back of the suppressor should be in contact with the shoulder of the barrel and tight.
     
  10. TEXASLAWMAN

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    Yep high percentage it was crush washer, seen it happen many times.
     
  11. TexasTrapper

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    That’s what I’m thinking now. I’ll have to see if YHM can repair it in a timely manner.
     
  12. Rookie

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    Did it hit a baffle or just the end cap?
     
  13. Chopperdrvr

    Chopperdrvr Deep East Tx SUS VENATOR CLUB

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    Post no. 7 says it got the last 2 baffles and the end cap.
     
  14. Rookie

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    Oops, I read that post...

    My bad.
     
  15. ZenArchery

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    O man... is that covered warranty?
     
  16. TexasTrapper

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    The good news is YHM can repair it. They want the upper as well to insure it doesn’t happen again.

    2-3 week lead time is what they told me this morning.
     
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    That’s really quicker than I would have expected. Glad they are going to get it fixed for you.
     

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