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#6567259 - 12/01/16 11:24 AM Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW?
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Registered: 09/08/12
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Loc: Frisco, TX
I got a new can and want to check alignment on 2 rifles. So I need to use it for about 5 mins and really don't want to spend $75 on a new one.

Thanks,

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#6567297 - 12/01/16 11:45 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Never heard of her.

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#6567530 - 12/01/16 03:23 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Never heard of one. You could maybe try a wood dowel.
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#6567718 - 12/01/16 05:48 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Won't work. Might just have to drop the cash and buy one....Dang it!

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#6567733 - 12/01/16 06:06 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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I have one in Little Elm
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#6567997 - 12/01/16 09:34 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Are you afraid the threads aren't square?
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#6568126 - 12/02/16 02:39 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
Toxarch Offline
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Originally Posted By: Shaner
Won't work. Might just have to drop the cash and buy one....Dang it!

Good, now I know whom to ask if I want to check mine.
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#6568254 - 12/02/16 08:07 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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BCJ, PM sent!

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#6568266 - 12/02/16 08:18 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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I have a Suppressor coming one day (April order) for my M&P 10. I've never heard of this alignment rod thing before. Is this something common you need to do with a new suppressor?

Charlie
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#6568413 - 12/02/16 09:47 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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It's just an easy way to make sure everything is lined up before you load and hit the bang switch. If you have a muzzle device that the suppressor connects to it's way to give you a little piece of mind that you're not at risk for a baffle strike.

Take a look at this link, has a good pic of how it works.

https://geissele.com/17-7-62mm-suppressor-alignment-gage.html

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#6568506 - 12/02/16 10:52 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: CharlieCTx]
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Originally Posted By: CharlieCTx
I have a Suppressor coming one day (April order) for my M&P 10. I've never heard of this alignment rod thing before. Is this something common you need to do with a new suppressor?

Charlie


No.

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#6568534 - 12/02/16 11:12 AM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Install can. Remove bolt. Look down barrel from breech end. looks good? Go shoot. That is the system I use. I don't like putting steel things in my precision barrels, especially near the crown. Not being a jerk, just the way I see it.

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#6569169 - 12/02/16 07:12 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Well there are a lot of posts out there like this one. But to each their own, I really have no opinion on what your do with your property. I wasn't trying to convince anyone to do anything with my post. Just looking for an alignment rod.

http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums/5521-suppressors/15199045-baffle-strikes

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#6569227 - 12/02/16 08:19 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: Shaner
Well there are a lot of posts out there like this one. But to each their own, I really have no opinion on what your do with your property. I wasn't trying to convince anyone to do anything with my post. Just looking for an alignment rod.

http://www.scout.com/military/snipers-hide/forums/5521-suppressors/15199045-baffle-strikes



I appreciate your post, now I'm kinda freaked out about my new Harvester on my 308.
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#6569336 - 12/02/16 09:58 PM Re: Anyone have a 308 Suppressor Alignment Rod near DFW? [Re: Shaner]
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Registered: 08/14/15
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Loc: Johnson County
I always just look through the bore on every firearm that uses a suppressor. Never had a baffle strike yet!

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