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Old February 7th, 2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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I have a Springfield M1A and I just got a YHM Phantom suppressor I have not got the form 4 done yet but I was allowed to test fire the weapon at the dealer and on the first shot I had a blast of gas/air hit me in the face not hurt but not great for fallow up shots is this normal

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Old February 7th, 2012, 04:26 PM   #2
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Yessir, it's just gas blowback. Try investing in a Schuster adjustable gas plug, that should help.

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Old February 7th, 2012, 04:41 PM   #3
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Would subsonic ammo help

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Old February 7th, 2012, 08:24 PM   #4
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Using Subsonic ammo would alleviate the "gas in the eye" but they will not cycle the action.

Using sub's in your M1A turns it into a straight pull bolt action, if thats the way you ant to go more power to you.

I recommend the gas deflector from the M14 blank firing devicel.

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You can pick one up from RA parts fro 20 bucks.

http://www.raparts.com/Products/m14parts.html

The gas in the eye from a Suppressed M1A is a significant distraction. Takes a lot of practice to not let it impact your shooting. The deflector mentioned above works well.


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wear eye protection....

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Old February 8th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #7
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Using Subsonic ammo would alleviate the "gas in the eye" but they will not cycle the action.

Using sub's in your M1A turns it into a straight pull bolt action, if thats the way you ant to go more power to you.

I recommend the gas deflector from the M14 blank firing devicel.

Here's a pic:



You can pick one up from RA parts fro 20 bucks.

http://www.raparts.com/Products/m14parts.html

The gas in the eye from a Suppressed M1A is a significant distraction. Takes a lot of practice to not let it impact your shooting. The deflector mentioned above works well.



Everything he said ^
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Old February 9th, 2012, 03:10 AM   #8
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I have a Springfield M1A and I just got a YHM Phantom suppressor I have not got the form 4 done yet but I was allowed to test fire the weapon at the dealer and on the first shot I had a blast of gas/air hit me in the face not hurt but not great for fallow up shots is this normal

Suppressed M14's in a warzone was a 200 yard rifle and had to be cycled manually. They did have some interesting loads for it.

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I'd considered suppressing mine until I shot one; decided I prefer my AR for that purpose. The gas in the eye is avoidable with the AR.


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