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Old 09-12-2012, 12:54 AM   #1
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Reedo302 help.....Miculek compensator

Finally removed the birdcage from my M&P 15, put on a Miculek compensator. I noticed it does not go all the way down since the threads on the barrel bottom out. Has about a 1/16" gap between where the index nut goes and the barrel. It is on there very tight. Would like to hear your opinion on this. Also, I did not use high temp locktite as the birdcage did not require any. I can take pics if needed when I get the chance. The fit does not bother me, I just want to make sure it stays put. Never had a flash hider or compensator fit like this with a small gap.
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Old 09-12-2012, 12:57 AM   #2
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Finally removed the birdcage from my M&P 15, put on a Miculek compensator. I noticed it does not go all the way down since the threads on the barrel bottom out. Has about a 1/16" gap between where the index nut goes and the barrel. It is on there very tight. Would like to hear your opinion on this. Also, I did not use high temp locktite as the birdcage did not require any. I can take pics if needed when I get the chance. The fit does not bother me, I just want to make sure it stays put. Never had a flash hider or compensator fit like this with a small gap.
Can you post a picture of this?
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Old 09-12-2012, 07:41 AM   #3
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Finally removed the birdcage from my M&P 15, put on a Miculek compensator. I noticed it does not go all the way down since the threads on the barrel bottom out. Has about a 1/16" gap between where the index nut goes and the barrel. It is on there very tight. Would like to hear your opinion on this. Also, I did not use high temp locktite as the birdcage did not require any. I can take pics if needed when I get the chance. The fit does not bother me, I just want to make sure it stays put. Never had a flash hider or compensator fit like this with a small gap.
You can use peel washers to close the gap. Since you would have timed the compensator correctly prior to tightening up the supplied nut, you just pick out the number of washers needed and throw them on there then reassemble everything. Or you can just leave it...
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Old 09-12-2012, 10:55 AM   #4
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I would go to a shim/washer setup. AAC has a good setup.
http://www.advanced-armament.com/Shi...6mm_p_467.html

Otherwise, you can just use generic peel washers.
http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/sid=1...015005_d_11226

Post a pic if you have time though please.
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Are you concerned about the space or tightness? I was informed from someone that the flash hider was best being just hand tight and secured with locktite.
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Old 09-12-2012, 11:32 AM   #6
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High temp Loctite and Rocksett really only needs to be used with suppressor adapters when you're going going to use them with suppressors.
With most comps, all you need is 25-30ft-lbs of torque to keep it solid. I have 4000rds through my BC 1.0 on my 11.5" and it's still solid. No thread locker.
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High temp Loctite and Rocksett really only needs to be used with suppressor adapters when you're going going to use them with suppressors.
With most comps, all you need is 25-30ft-lbs of torque to keep it solid. I have 4000rds through my BC 1.0 on my 11.5" and it's still solid. No thread locker.
that will probably save me haedaches in the future. I wasn't sure with the heating and cooling of the barrel constantly if torque was enough. I've also read that making it too tight actually hampers performance of the barrel.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:55 AM   #8
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Thanks guys, I think I will give the shims a try. I really don't think it will work loose but will check on it. I know steel expands and contracts with heating and cooling. The gap is really just an OCD thing I guess. Appreciate the info and links all.

I will try to post a pic soon though. Have to recharge the camera batteries....LOL.
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Old 09-18-2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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Went shooting today, AR shot great. The compensator did not work loose at all. Big difference in recoil even shooting 223. So far I like it quite a bit.
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