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Old April 29th, 2017, 04:00 PM   #1
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Alternate Source for Gas System Shims

Not sure where I should post this, but since shimming is used to improve accuracy I'm putting it here. If this is not appropriate, moderators please move it or delete it, and accept my apology.

I ran across a source for shims that work nicely on the M1A gas system at Badger Ridge Industries: http://www.badgerridgeind.com/store/p56/450BMshim

They make this shim kit for the 450 Bushmaster, but the inside diameter is just the right size for the M1A. You get 6 shims sized from 0.005 to 0.02 for $10 and shipping is free.

Here are a couple of photos of the shims on my rifle:





Hope this helps someone!

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Old April 30th, 2017, 07:06 AM   #2
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Very cool. Someone should inform the company it's for a "muzzle brake" and not a "muzzle break" though. I remember when shim kits were $10 shipped, that was like 2005.

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I watch the smith make shims for mine the other day. Cut out a piece of flashing and then put in it a special punch and hit it with a hammer. 1 shim made and installed shortly afterward, repeated as needed. Above shims look like a good deal for the price and might also be good for indexing a muzzle brake on an AR that doesn't use a crush washer.

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