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MaverickNH
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« on: November 28, 2018, 03:17:46 PM »

I put an Omega ASR Muzzle Brake on my X95 barrel for EZ On/Off with my Omega 300 suppressor. When I went to swap between 556 and 300BO barrels, I realized itís too big for the fore end to slip over. Am I missing an easy solution other than removing the brake or having a separate fore end trapped on each barrel?


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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2018, 04:24:01 PM »

So to be clear, the charging group won't slide over the barrel? And do you have a 16 or 18 inch barrel? I find the 18 inch barrel to cause a lot of problems with removal due to the lug and length.

If so, there's a U shaped metal joint on the cocking group which is what the handguard screws into. This should be what is catching on your muzzle.

It is a PITA to remove, but it just pops out, held in place by pressure. In order to easily remove the barrel on mine, I trimmed down this joint extensively (without breaking the U shape) so it doesn't catch on the muzzle. This also sort of free floats the barrel. This obviously requires tools and permanent modification, although I assure you it does nothing to affect the rifle's performance. It's a remnant from the IDF Tavors' front sight post.

Also keep in mind that the charging group is fairly flexible and can be "bent" over the muzzle. You risk damage to the group and the charging handle if you are not careful though.

EDIT: Made a mistake. My advice is for the SAR. I do not know if the X95 shares this problem.
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« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2018, 06:23:39 PM »

Sorry - itís the diameter of the Silencerco ARS Muzzle Brake that wonít pass through the fore end hole. As the suppressor is twisted on and off they recommend Rocktite adhesive so the brake doesnít torque off. I had Locktite Red and was able to heat and remove the brake but thatís not something I want to do every time I swap barrels.


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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2018, 01:11:14 AM »

If you are going to change barrels frequently you might use a crush washer ora small amount of loctite. 
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MaverickNH
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2018, 08:42:34 AM »

The latest IWI US YouTube video on the Gen 4 Charging Handle Rod indicates that the fore end must be removed to take out the Charging Handle Rod, requiring removal of larger muzzle devices.

I havenít tried to see if I can pull the Charging Handle Rod off by just pulling the fire end up to the muzzle device. While removing the SilencerCo ASR muzzle brake isnít too hard - heatgun and wrenches - cleaning the thread lock gunk off the barrel threads and brake threads takes longer than changing out the barrel. Bummer.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2018, 11:32:45 PM »

slight deviation to the thread, but how do you like the 5.56/300blk swap? I'm considering a caliber conversion kit for mine, but wonder if it's not just more advantageous to get another gun instead? I'd also have the same issue as you do, as I have the ASR brake on my Tavor...
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« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2019, 06:12:34 PM »

Good news! I can swap barrels *with* the ARS device fixed to my muzzle. You take out the handguard screw and handguard, take out the fore end bolt, pull the fore end up to the ARS, rotate and remove the charging handle rod. Then you can turn the lock and pull the barrel off with rail, optic, fore end attached.

Reassembly just takes some rotation of the fore end so you can get the charging handle rod back in - not hard at all.

The swap is pretty easy 556/300. And suppressed the internals choke up pretty bad with soot in 556, so being able to pull the barrel is good. The trigger pack is caked after 300+ rounds and need a good hose out with Gun Scrubber, some cotton swabs to wipe gunk, another Gun Scrubber spray, compressed air blast and lube.

That said, the gun functioned just fine quite dirty with backblast soot. I just put in an extra force ShootingSight recoil spring and will try suppressed this week. Muzzle rise was a bit high with the OEM spring suppressed.


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« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2019, 10:00:04 PM »

I canít say I notice any difference in operation with the ShootingSight extra power spring. It cycled fine with the OEM spring as well as the ShootingSight spring with my Omega 300 can and supersonic ammo. Removing and reinstalling the barrel/rail/optic assembly with new spring left my POI a bit low, so itís not on/off and go.


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« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2019, 07:22:36 PM »

But Iíll add racking the charging handle is more difficult.


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