LRH Team Member
- Sep 7, 2013
- North Texas
There’s no reason to tighten a direct thread can with a wrench. Snug it by hand and if you are shooting a lot check it when the barrel and can are cooling down. Mine typically doesn’t come loose but if it does it’s maybe once in several strings of 5 round groups.Well, let's put it this way, if I still decide to go that route, it would be the one I'd use, and I'd most likely use the Xeno Xero to make it as light as possible while maximizing sound suppression, because it takes up no additional volume. I would think the Xeno adapter with the Xero is barely heavier than the direct thread adapter. A hair longer at about 1/2".
The one thing I like about a mounting adapter in general, is I can torque the adapter to the barrel, then that connection never gets touched again. There is something to be said for that, just don't know how much value it truly has with bolt and single shot guns as it's not something I'll be changing rapidly in a combat situation. I really like the locking shoulder though for the hand tightened connection. Makes that resistant to vibration loosening. With a direct thread, it's no issue as long as a wrench is used to tighten it appropriately, but from a convenience standpoint, the hand tightened version is nice, for sure. Nice, but not vital.
You guys both have me sitting on the fence, lol. The good news is I can start with the cheaper version if I prefer and switch later, or vice versa.