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11/9/2018 9:21:38 PM
Posted: 7/9/2018 3:46:09 AM EST
Ok I finally bit the bullet and upgraded an old PASGT helmet I’ve had forever with a new suspension system and am mounting some NV to it. I have an excellent condition USGI ratchet strap (ebay), but have a question.

It looks like there’s a screw hole in the center. This seems to interface with the same screw that held in the old helmet (and now new) suspension system at the front of the helmet. So do I ratchet it down and then reuse the screw that came out of the helmet? I’ve looked around the internet and can’t find any info on this.
Link Posted: 7/9/2018 12:31:42 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/9/2018 2:58:22 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/9/2018 6:48:58 PM EST
ok. I was able to get the screw in it. It obviously only will go a few turns before tightening down due to the extra shroud being on there. I may try and find a longer screw at the hardware store.

The helmet was new or like new. I’ve had it for years. It was either issued to me or my dad (can’t remember it’s been so long) for law enforcement service at one time. Used to be able to get all kinds of surplus 10-20 years ago. Obama killed most of it.

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Link Posted: 7/15/2018 11:03:31 AM EST
Don't worry too much about the screw only turning a couple of times, that'll put more than enough torque on the plate to keep it in place. The ratchet is what does the majority of the work.
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