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Posted: 1/7/2010 2:38:08 AM
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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Posted: 1/7/2010 6:58:41 AM
The best M&P 15-22 message site I've seen ( http://smith-wessonforum.com/smith-wesson-long-guns/ ) has several comments on this version.

Also lots of discussion on extractor and ejector issues.

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Posted: 1/7/2010 11:01:13 AM
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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Posted: 1/7/2010 11:30:56 PM
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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Posted: 1/10/2010 1:36:41 PM
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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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Posted: 1/10/2010 1:46:22 PM
Here is full pic of rifle for feedback and/or advice –– thanks!

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Posted: 1/10/2010 10:41:57 PM
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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Posted: 1/11/2010 12:26:13 AM
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?
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Posted: 1/11/2010 1:39:36 AM
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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Posted: 1/11/2010 7:01:31 AM
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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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Posted: 1/12/2010 10:04:49 PM


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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Posted: 1/13/2010 7:24:43 AM
This is a self installation.

It's GLUED on!

Just bored out an old M16A2 compensator to a tad over barrel diameter and glued it to the front of the barrel. Look closely and you'll note the slots don't go thru, the front of the compensator is flush with the front of the barrel. Bore diameter to fit over the barrel resulted in three pieces since the "grenade rings" are deeper.

This also has the effect of visually shortening the barrel.

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Posted: 1/14/2010 10:20:28 AM
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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Posted: 1/15/2010 7:31:31 AM
These are .22LR, not .50BMG.

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Posted: 1/17/2010 2:08:20 PM
Have just finished barrel threaded and flash hider installed.







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Posted: 1/17/2010 4:02:23 PM
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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Posted: 1/17/2010 11:43:21 PM
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.
To paraphrase a buddy of mine: You're right, I'm compensating. If I could kill people from 200 meters away with my dick, I wouldn't need a gun now, would I?