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Cracked M14 flash hider. Accuracy loss?

Discussion in 'Competition Shooting' started by ETCss Phil McCrackin, Mar 25, 2005.

  1. ETCss Phil McCrackin

    ETCss Phil McCrackin Member

    Jan 24, 2003
    Texas boy on loan to the USN
    I’ve got one for you M1A/M14 gurus… I recently discovered that the flash hider on my match M14 was cracked. How much accuracy loss am I looking at until I get this replaced? 600 yard line loss especially.
  2. BlindRat

    BlindRat New Member

    Apr 7, 2003
    A cracked Flash Supressor can definitely affect accuracy. I can't quantify it off the top of my head, but I've seen off call shots at 200, 300 AND 600 yards traced to a cracked FS. Typically what I see happening is they will gas cut at the ends of the slots. The gas cutting creates a point in the slot which seems to eventually result in a crack. I'll see if I can post some pics.

    It's definitely a "check periodically" item in the long maintainance list for the M14/M1A.

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