How screwed am I ???

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wmdaniel70
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How screwed am I ???

Post by wmdaniel70 » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:37 pm

Hello all. I am into my 3rd roll of Tums so please help me out. I have an Octane9HD. After about 600 rounds I broke it apart to clean. Long story short, the baffle stack is stuck. After much pounding and PB penetrating oil, I was only able to move it enough to get 1 baffle out. I then noticed that the blast baffle (the "poundee") was beginning to deform. That was the beginning of the Tums. I have cleaned it many times with no problems at all. It is always reassembled with a light coat of gun oil on the baffles and anti-seize on the end cap threads. If sent to SilerencoCo can they fix this? Can one baffle be replaced or is the whole stack shot? Is the stack or the tube the registered part? Any idea what this might cost??? Please give me answers that won't send me straight to the Liquor cabinet!! Thanks very much.

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by mpallett » Sat Jul 19, 2014 5:56 pm

wmdaniel70 wrote:Hello all. I am into my 3rd roll of Tums so please help me out. I have an Octane9HD. After about 600 rounds I broke it apart to clean. Long story short, the baffle stack is stuck. After much pounding and PB penetrating oil, I was only able to move it enough to get 1 baffle out. I then noticed that the blast baffle (the "poundee") was beginning to deform. That was the beginning of the Tums. I have cleaned it many times with no problems at all. It is always reassembled with a light coat of gun oil on the baffles and anti-seize on the end cap threads. If sent to SilerencoCo can they fix this? Can one baffle be replaced or is the whole stack shot? Is the stack or the tube the registered part? Any idea what this might cost??? Please give me answers that won't send me straight to the Liquor cabinet!! Thanks very much.
Call them up, get an RMA and send it in.

They will take care of it. I don't know the cost, but they can replace 1 baffle, typically, they would just replace the entire stack.
The tube is the registered part.
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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by rimshaker » Sat Jul 19, 2014 8:30 pm

Yea give Silco a call monday. Shouldn't be a big deal; they deal with way worse things.

Are there any bulges or deformations anywhere along the length of the tube? Was your front endcap already loose when it was taken apart?

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by wacki » Sat Jul 19, 2014 11:09 pm

Have faith in silencerco.

The tube is the only important part.

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by Conqueror » Sun Jul 20, 2014 4:38 pm

Most silencer companies can fix something like this without much trouble if the tube is intact. Call them and they will help you out.
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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by wmdaniel70 » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:42 pm

Thanks very much everyone. Haven't had an issue like this before so I didn't know what to expect. I think I can back off of the Tums now!!

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by wacki » Mon Jul 21, 2014 10:37 am

Just curios, what kind of ammo where you using? Was it jacketed? Dirty in some way? Any clue what caused the freeze up ?

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Post by wmdaniel70 » Tue Jul 22, 2014 5:04 pm

About half and half American Eagle 147gr fmj and Freedom munitions reloads 147gr fmj. I have used a lot of Freedom reloads in the past without any problems. No idea about the freez up. Always has been easy before. If SiCo tells me anything I will pass it along.

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by Veritas » Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:52 am

I had a baffle strike in my sparrow, sent it to Sco and they had it back to me damn near same week. All free and prepaid, very painless.

My only complaint is that the baffle is a mm to long so has some play when I use it now. But it functions so whatever, I can live with it

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by wmdaniel70 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:22 pm

Just an update on my situation. Tyler at Silencerco had me send my Octane back to them and had it back to me in 1 week, fully repaired. At no cost!! I have to say that their service was excellent. Not just the service itself, but the tone used as well. There was no reluctance or hesitation, just friendly, helpful service. I believe in giving credit where credit is due and they really earned it. This experience will weigh heavily on any future purchases. So thanks to everyone for their support!!

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by eastern_hunter » Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:28 pm

Glad to hear it ...


Silencerco does have really good customer service!!!


One of the main reasons I own 6 of their cans.

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Post by marcus99 » Sat Aug 02, 2014 4:29 pm

They really do have an incredible group of folks working at Silencerco. I can't think of a single thing they could have done better when they helped me out with servicing my Octane9. Truly top notch customer service.

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by TacRedline » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:47 pm

Glad I found this thread, definitely going with Silencerco now.

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by LawBob » Mon Aug 25, 2014 6:14 pm

Let me point out, that penetrating oil can take up to 2 weeks...so be patient.

my YHM Mite was froze shut...I put KROIL in it and every few days, tried as I might, couldn't unscrew it...then, magically, it moved perhaps 1/2 degree rotation. back forth I went (twist left, twist right), and in 2 min it was opened.

be patient on PB oil or Kroil...

glad you got it back...I have an OCTANE 9 and love it.

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Re: How screwed am I ???

Post by Joker31D » Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:42 pm

Kroil is the nectar of the gods. That stuff has saved my bacon a million times. dont try getting out of your clothes though, doesnt work like that, still have a stain in my apron from lapping a chamber with bore paste and kroil.
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