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Hedley Lamarr
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Front Opening Strike

Post by Hedley Lamarr » Sat Oct 01, 2016 9:59 pm

Is it possible that factory ammo can be defective, causing it to strike the opening at the end of the suppressor? Today I was at the range with my AAC M4-2000 that I took possession of about 4 ½ months ago. Before anyone asks, I check to make sure it's on tight every 20 rounds (every box). It only has about 600 rounds thru it. When I was taking it off & packing everything up, I saw the front-end strike, but didn't see anything unusual when I looked inside at the baffles, so I guess it only hit the hole at the front. The ammo I shot was 80 rounds of Federal M193 & 20 Winchester M855.
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Re: Front Opening Strike

Post by a_canadian » Sat Oct 01, 2016 11:08 pm

I'm seeing two endcap strikes. Seems you have an alignment issue. Threads and/or shoulder aren't lining up with the hire properly. Dirty on assembly perhaps, once in a while? Or incorrectly machined threads/shoulder? Using a crush washer?

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Re: Front Opening Strike

Post by Hedley Lamarr » Sun Oct 02, 2016 11:14 am

As I said, I've run around 600 rounds thru it, this is the first time this has happened, so it's not incorrect machine threads or shoulder. I take a brass brush to the mount and inside the suppressor every time I use it so it's not misaligned because it's dirty. No crush washer. I check the tightness every 20 rounds & it has never backed off the mount.

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Re: Front Opening Strike

Post by Bendersquint » Tue Oct 04, 2016 2:46 pm

Yes it is entirely possible for factory ammo to be defective, I have seen many defective rounds over the years.

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Re: Front Opening Strike

Post by Hedley Lamarr » Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:35 am

Good news! AAC is repairing it under warranty! They are a great company, but I'm sure everyone already knows that!

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Re: Front Opening Strike

Post by TheNeko » Mon Jan 23, 2017 1:50 pm

Unfortunately they have terrible customer support policies. Read the other threads about them and whatever you do make sure that no parts are ever lost (like shot down range) as this situation will leave you wth an expensive paperweight. Glad you were able to get resolution.

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Re: Front Opening Strike

Post by EastCoastPoly » Mon Jan 23, 2017 3:37 pm

What was the host weapon? Was the barrel factory threaded or did you have someone thread the barrel?
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