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Posted: 3/12/2011 11:56:06 AM EST
can you reuse the crush washer when re-installing the flash suppressor or do you need to use a new crush washer???
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 12:01:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 12:02:25 PM EST
Originally Posted By infantryman:
can you reuse the crush washer when re-installing the flash suppressor or do you need to use a new crush washer???


You are suppose to replace it. If you can still time it to time right though you can reuse it if need be. Personally I'd just replace it.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 12:40:45 PM EST
With the A2 flash hider and YHM Phantom I was able to reuse it. With the Smith Vortex, I had to toss it and get a new one.
Link Posted: 3/12/2011 3:50:20 PM EST
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
With the A2 flash hider and YHM Phantom I was able to reuse it. With the Smith Vortex, I had to toss it and get a new one.


Why are you useing any washer with a Vortex?
Link Posted: 3/14/2011 3:12:25 PM EST
according to Bushmaster web site a cruch washer is a one time use only part. and they are cheap so I ordered a few.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 3:29:34 AM EST
Originally Posted By 556Cliff:
Originally Posted By Ridge_Runner_5:
With the A2 flash hider and YHM Phantom I was able to reuse it. With the Smith Vortex, I had to toss it and get a new one.


Why are you useing any washer with a Vortex?


Lol, yeah anyway?

Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:00:16 AM EST
I'd replace it also - they are cheap. I'd recommend the YHM crush washers (you can usually find them cheap on ebay) - unlike some others, they do actually crush as advertised with about 20 ft/lbs of torque. Some brands need a ridiculous amount of torque to "crush" them.
Link Posted: 3/15/2011 5:21:25 AM EST
[Last Edit: 3/15/2011 5:21:46 AM EST by BeerBender]
I re use them all the time.... but I re use them on different installs where some more crush is needed to index the flash hider.

I prefer peel washers, but sometimes grabbing a salvaged crush washer is just too easy.
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