Changed Flash Hider, zero moved ??

Discussion in 'Ruger Rifle Forum' started by Reagan, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. Reagan

    Reagan New Member

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    Changed out my stock SR556FB flash hider to an AAC Blackout and it appears the zero on my Troy BUIS and my Burris AR332 moved 3" right and 3" down...with 1-1.5 MOA groups....
    I'm thinking the FH changed the muzzle pressure or altered it somewhat....I re zeroed both and they seem repeatable....
    Used all the same rounds (xm193) and didn't over torque the FH ......
    Any opinions... Would be appreciated...this really surprised me!
     

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  2. Reagan

    Reagan New Member

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    No opinions??? Has the gov surveillance have everyone hunkered down?
     

  3. Blaze

    Blaze New Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I want to give one. But I have no experience with A SR556
     
  4. ArizonaHeat

    ArizonaHeat New Member

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    Haven't changed out the flash suppressor on my 556 yet. So I don't have any solid help for you. Being that is a blackout fs the internal diameter should be larger slightly that could be the cause?? In any case that fs looks sweet got me eyeing the ugly birdcage on mine thinking it might be time for a change.
     
  5. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I can't think of any explaination for that.

    Is it possible the forearm rail moved while you were doing the install?
     
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  6. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    In my mind, I first thought of a harmonic change in the barrel.
    Sometimes ,any changes to a barrel will have a consequece.

    I have a Mosin Nagant that changes POI ,depending on whether the bayonet is fixed or not, it affects the harmonics of the barrel and the pressure equalization on the bullet as it leaves the barrel and passes over the blade. I dont know if thisis ascientific fact or not...

    but I do know the POI changes.


    Jim
     
  7. bhale187

    bhale187 New Member

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    I thought a disruption of the harmonics would just throw the bullet's MOA off, I didn't think it would maintain MOA but change POI, weird.
     
  8. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I know what your saying,and it is wierd,

    But that Mosin is an accurate shooter and it does change POI when I fix the bayonet, and it will consistantly hold that new POI.

    Im wondering if thats the case with his new muzzle brake, who knows, but it is an interesting developement.


    Jim
     
  9. Reagan

    Reagan New Member

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    Interesting feedback, thanks....I'll see if the POI is repeatable the next time out....I hope so, I could live with it re zeroed....if it's off again.....I go mad and have to put the stock FH back on ....and go round and round....thanks again!

    Update: after googling "new FH and POI" I saw a good response on an old forum post...he suggested that the new FH may create different turbulance to the exiting gasses @ the muzzel crown and it should be repeatable after re zero....in fact his POI was off 12" @ 100 yds.....
    You think the manufacturer would warn or suggest that to you.
     
    Last edited: Jun 26, 2013