Suppressor threads

Txrockman

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new to suppressed shooting. Was told to make sure and unthread suppressor after the first few shots.... would it make sense to put a small amount of never seeze on the threads prior to shooting to help it from welding to the end of barrel? I maybe asking a stupid question but though I would ask anyway. Thanks for any suggestions!
 

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new to suppressed shooting. Was told to make sure and unthread suppressor after the first few shots.... would it make sense to put a small amount of never seeze on the threads prior to shooting to help it from welding to the end of barrel? I maybe asking a stupid question but though I would ask anyway. Thanks for any suggestions!


I feel it is always best to use Never Seize on the barrel threads, The suppressor or muzzle brake should not come loose during shooting, and this will make the threads last longer if you take the suppressor or muzzle brake on and off for cleaning.

Just my opinion

J E CUSTOM
 

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If it's a direct-thread suppressor, that you're going to be unscrewing on and off after every shooting session or hunting trip, then yes, I would use some anti-seize on the threads. Loctite C5-A copper anti-seize works best for high-heat applications like barrel threads and suppressor threads. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LDDOXG/?tag=lrhmag19-20 I use it for building AR uppers. I always use it on the barrel nut threads, and on the barrel extension before installing it into the upper, that way if I ever have to remove the barrel, it won't be heat-seized on there. Also, if you're a car guy, C5-A works great for any bolts or nuts around a turbocharger, because of the extreme heat they build.

If you're suppressor uses a quick-detach mount, I would still use the anti-seize, but only on the barrel threads when you torque-down the quick detach muzzle device (which stays in place when you remove the suppressor). I wouldn't worry with using it between the suppressor and QD device.
 

Txrockman

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I feel it is always best to use Never Seize on the barrel threads, The suppressor or muzzle brake should not come loose during shooting, and this will make the threads last longer if you take the suppressor or muzzle brake on and off for cleaning.

Just my opinion

J E CUSTOM
Thanks for the reply appreciated.
 

Txrockman

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If it's a direct-thread suppressor, that you're going to be unscrewing on and off after every shooting session or hunting trip, then yes, I would use some anti-seize on the threads. Loctite C5-A copper anti-seize works best for high-heat applications like barrel threads and suppressor threads. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000LDDOXG/?tag=lrhmag19-20 I use it for building AR uppers. I always use it on the barrel nut threads, and on the barrel extension before installing it into the upper, that way if I ever have to remove the barrel, it won't be heat-seized on there. Also, if you're a car guy, C5-A works great for any bolts or nuts around a turbocharger, because of the extreme heat they build.

If you're suppressor uses a quick-detach mount, I would still use the anti-seize, but only on the barrel threads when you torque-down the quick detach muzzle device (which stays in place when you remove the suppressor). I wouldn't worry with using it between the suppressor and QD device.
Have a Dead-Air Sandman Ti direct thread so this is what I was thinking would work. Will make sure it stays tight. Thanks for your reply!
 

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That's a good can. I've been looking at one myself for my precision rifles. Not sure if it can handle my 7mm STW's and .300 Ackley (.300 Weatherby Improved), but if it can, I'll be getting one down the road. For the price, it's nearly an unbeatable deal.
 

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That's a good can. I've been looking at one myself for my precision rifles. Not sure if it can handle my 7mm STW's and .300 Ackley (.300 Weatherby Improved), but if it can, I'll be getting one down the road. For the price, it's nearly an unbeatable deal.
Dead Air claims up to 300WM. So don’t know on STW or 300AI. Planning on 300aac, 6.5 Creedmoor, 280AI and 6.5x284. Already planning on second can. Thinking about Silencerco Omeaga and the quick connects so it will be a bit easier to move around.
 

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Dead Air claims up to 300WM. So don’t know on STW or 300AI. Planning on 300aac, 6.5 Creedmoor, 280AI and 6.5x284. Already planning on second can. Thinking about Silencerco Omeaga and the quick connects so it will be a bit easier to move around.
For AR's, I'd look to the Sandman L or Sandman S because of the QD muzzle device attachment, so it can be swapped on and off really easily and quickly.

The Sandman K is compact, but a bit too short for my liking to be truly as quiet and effective as it could be without ear pro on.
 

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