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Posted: 3/9/2006 6:06:35 PM EDT
I've been reading up on flashhiders and permanently attaching them to the 14.5" barrel. Someone recommended installing and "timing" the flash hider before drilling and pinning and welding. What exactly is "timing" and what does it do?

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:31:40 PM EDT
just means, if there is a unported portion of the f/h, that should go at the 6:00 position...

unlike an A1 or 4 port Phantom, or Vortex.

However, some people prefer the wrench slots to align to the sides of the barrel regardless of type.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 6:51:05 PM EDT
it applies to muzzles brakes too. "Timing" just refers to the process of ensuring that the flash hider or brake is properly oriented up and down at the proper tightness. If you ust screwed on a flash hider until tight, it probably wouldn't be oriented correctly, the ports would point to 10 o'clock or 4 o'clock or some other unwanted position.
Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:39:06 PM EDT
RIGHT! I didn't consider the differences in portings - So depending on where you begin threading - it will align differently? If this is true, one would want to note the starting position when threading so as to properly align everything once the hole has been drilled in the FH?

Link Posted: 3/9/2006 7:57:07 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 3/9/2006 8:02:38 PM EDT by YardDogOne]
Use a crush washer, tighten till the flats are at 3oclock and 9oclock

The threads only start in one position, after you have it where you want it then drill and pin

note the position of the flats and the unported underpart of the A2 flash hider
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