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Posted: 3/6/2006 7:14:08 AM EDT
Are peel washer still spec for mounting flash hiders in the military? If not, any idea when they changed to whatever they're now using?

TIA
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:19:34 AM EDT
Yes. That's how you index the M16A2 flash suppressor (or compensator, as the Marines call it) properly.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:26:45 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:32:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 11:34:36 AM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 12:06:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
The USGI/Colt nomenclature has called it an A2 comp since around the time of the M16A2 (I think?)


Probably because the solid bottom/slotted top design creates downward thrust, theoretically reducing muzzle rise.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:28:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By BravoCompanyUSA:
Current production is crush washers. It was just changed a few years back.
So I would expect most of the rifles and carbines in service are outfitted with peel washers.



True.
Was pretty bummed to spot several photos of M16A2s using crush washers over at usmc.mil
www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/2003112413546

Peel washers work better and just look right IMHO
www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/200262116559
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:40:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By gregw45:
True.
Was pretty bummed to spot several photos of M16A2s using crush washers over at usmc.mil
www.usmc.mil/marinelink/image1.nsf/Lookup/2003112413546




That is an M16A4
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 3:44:03 PM EDT
The change was made in 2000.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:07:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By STG77:
That is an M16A4



D'oh! Good eye.
On images larger than 1000x1000 I usually don't want the whole thing to load.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 4:23:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 7:28:16 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stickman:

Originally Posted By scottryan:
The change was made in 2000.



The nomenclature change, or the washer change?



The washer change.
Link Posted: 3/6/2006 8:08:22 PM EDT
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:27:05 AM EDT
Thanks for the info guys.
Link Posted: 3/7/2006 3:32:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By SWO_daddy:
Probably because the solid bottom/slotted top design creates downward thrust, theoretically reducing muzzle rise.



I can tell you that my AR with a birdcage definitely has less muzzle rise than my AR w/nekid barrel does.
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