Barrel Thread adapter

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Iron Worker, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Installing a muzzle brake on my rifle. Had to buy a barrel thread adapter from Brownells for brake. Should I apply Blue Lock tight to threads on barrel for adapter ?
     
  2. yoteslayer

    yoteslayer Well-Known Member

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    If you going to remove very often I wouldn’t use Loctite but if you plan on leaving one or the other on most of the time then I would but that’s me others may have different options
     
  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    When using a muzzle brake with different threads than the barrel, I prefer to use Lock tight on the adapter to brake threads so that if you remove the brake, the adapter comes off with the brake.

    I use anti seize on the barrel threads to aid in brake removal for cleaning. also If you change brakes, you can change to match the barrel threads.

    Just my preference

    J E CUSTOM
     
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