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Posted: 1/6/2010 9:38:08 PM EST
After seeing the pictures on the S&W website of the M&P15-22 with FH, I gotta upgrade mine to get that same look. Does anyone know what FH I should be looking for? I see lots listed on MidwayUSA for example, but no idea what would fit on a 15-22 barrel. Obviously it would have to go to a gunsmith. Are these always threaded on, or can it be permanently affixed? Thanks in advance for any help here....

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Link Posted: 1/7/2010 6:01:13 AM EST
After trying several different options including JB Weld that failed, I ended up just threading the barrel with standard 1/2x28 thread and putting on standard A2 hider. It did take me quite a bit of time to true up barrel in my 4 jaw chuck. My three jaw didn't have a large enough pass through. Once trued it took about 30 minutes to cut and thread.
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Link Posted: 1/7/2010 6:30:56 PM EST
I think they use an A1 FH. You can get ADCO to thread the BBL for around $30. I was going to go this route, but will just wait until the threaded models hit my local fun shop.
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Link Posted: 1/10/2010 8:36:41 AM EST
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Here is the one I installed purchased off of a guy on GunBroker. Slipped over the end of barrel & then set in place with 3 set screws locktited down.

Am I to expect this thing to go sailing down the range? Have I been misled by the seller that it will not remain on & then rake the end of the barrel once it flies off? No rounds have been run through it yet to test.


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Here is full pic of rifle for feedback and/or advice –– thanks!


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Link Posted: 1/10/2010 5:41:57 PM EST
Originally Posted By Leeland111:
I think they use an A1 FH. You can get ADCO to thread the BBL for around $30. I was going to go this route, but will just wait until the threaded models hit my local fun shop.


I assure you the bill is much higher. $65 for threading, $50 for disassembly/reassembly if you send your complete upper rather than just the barrel, and $8 for the flash hider. You're better off just waiting for one of the threaded models.

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Link Posted: 1/10/2010 7:26:13 PM EST
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After seeing the pictures on the S&W website of the M&P15-22 with FH, I gotta upgrade mine to get that same look. Does anyone know what FH I should be looking for? I see lots listed on MidwayUSA for example, but no idea what would fit on a 15-22 barrel. Obviously it would have to go to a gunsmith. Are these always threaded on, or can it be permanently affixed? Thanks in advance for any help here....


Somehow, I fail to understand why one would want a flash hider on a .22LR to begin with. I mean seriously, who the hell is going to take this rifle into battle and need to conceal his location?

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Link Posted: 1/10/2010 8:39:36 PM EST
Originally Posted By SevenSixtyTwo:
Originally Posted By DavidRSA:
After seeing the pictures on the S&W website of the M&P15-22 with FH, I gotta upgrade mine to get that same look. Does anyone know what FH I should be looking for? I see lots listed on MidwayUSA for example, but no idea what would fit on a 15-22 barrel. Obviously it would have to go to a gunsmith. Are these always threaded on, or can it be permanently affixed? Thanks in advance for any help here....


Somehow, I fail to understand why one would want a flash hider on a .22LR to begin with. I mean seriously, who the hell is going to take this rifle into battle and need to conceal his location?


It just looks cool, no way around it. A naked muzzle looks odd to me, unless it is on a very heavy bull barrel.

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Link Posted: 1/11/2010 2:01:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By MEK:
Originally Posted By Leeland111:
I think they use an A1 FH. You can get ADCO to thread the BBL for around $65. I was going to go this route, but will just wait until the threaded models hit my local fun shop.


I assure you the bill is much higher. $65 for threading, $50 for disassembly/reassembly if you send your complete upper rather than just the barrel, and $8 for the flash hider. You're better off just waiting for one of the threaded models.


Lucky for me, I did that. Got a new one with the factory flash suppressor for $449. Probably pick it up later this week.

I was willing to pay $449 for one w/o and then pay my local smith $100 to thread the bbl. I already have a Smith Vortex for it.

ETA- fixed dollar amounts. I was thinking about the cost of getting a flash suppressor pinned and welded.
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Is that factory or something you did yourself?

Looks good either way.

Can't wait to pick mine up. I already have a Houge grip, VLTOR Club Foot stock and Black MBUS sights. I just need to get a reasonable Red Dot and some more .22LR
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Link Posted: 1/14/2010 5:20:28 AM EST
Originally Posted By riden:
Here is the one I installed purchased off of a guy on GunBroker. Slipped over the end of barrel & then set in place with 3 set screws locktited down.

Am I to expect this thing to go sailing down the range? Have I been misled by the seller that it will not remain on & then rake the end of the barrel once it flies off? No rounds have been run through it yet to test.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9544/flashhider.jpg


I would have doubts every time I pulled the trigger on one that was installed with set screws, even with the locktite. But that is just me.

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Link Posted: 1/17/2010 11:02:23 AM EST
Originally Posted By 27Beck:
Originally Posted By riden:
Here is the one I installed purchased off of a guy on GunBroker. Slipped over the end of barrel & then set in place with 3 set screws locktited down.

Am I to expect this thing to go sailing down the range? Have I been misled by the seller that it will not remain on & then rake the end of the barrel once it flies off? No rounds have been run through it yet to test.

http://img441.imageshack.us/img441/9544/flashhider.jpg


I would have doubts every time I pulled the trigger on one that was installed with set screws, even with the locktite. But that is just me.


Talked to seller & others who have purchased & installed, & all have remained in place. This flashhider slides over the barrel approximately 1" & then locked down with the set screws. Will obviously be very careful during initial testing.

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Picked my 15-22 w/ the factory flash hider installed yesterday. Pretty fun little gun. I installed Black MBUS (front and rear), VLTOR Clubfoot stock, CAA VFG (collapsible type), Hogue grip and a Smith Vortex. Need to get around to taking some pix though.
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