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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:10 AM   #1
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Hopefully a stupid question...

I finally had a chance to install my SEI Hooded GLFS and Vortex that I ordered from Desert Warrior Products. My question is, does it matter which side of the GLFS faces forward? I have the SEI side facing the muzzle. I just wanted to make sure that was ok before I took it to the range.

I do have to admit that I like the look of the muzzle brake better (SAI Scout) but I really hate the concussion it produces. Maybe I'm just a wuss. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out this weekend.

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Old April 30th, 2013, 02:28 AM   #2
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Turn the GLFS around to whichever way makes the tightest 6 o'clock lock.

And muzzlebrakes are great when shooting from helicopters and boats, but not-so-much when being used at the local range.

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I do have to admit that I like the look of the muzzle brake better (SAI Scout) but I really hate the concussion it produces. Maybe I'm just a wuss. Hopefully I'll get a chance to try it out this weekend.
The problem with brakes is that in order for them to work (and for the more important "looking cool" factor), you (and often others on the firing line) have to "pay."

Plugs AND muffs can help a bit, but REMOVAL is often the better answer in anything that really doesn't kick that much.


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Turn the GLFS around to whichever way makes the tightest 6 o'clock lock.

And muzzlebrakes are great when shooting from helicopters and boats, but not-so-much when being used at the local range.
Rydiak, is right on, when I installed mine I turned it to what ever side I hade a tighter lock up against the gad cylinder, I did not have to shim it.

I asked Smith ent. this question when i bought mine, they told me it was made so the lettering and Allen screw face the shooter, mine went on facing the muzzle, the way you have it in the pic.

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The problem with brakes is that in order for them to work (and for the more important "looking cool" factor), you (and often others on the firing line) have to "pay."

Plugs AND muffs can help a bit, but REMOVAL is often the better answer in anything that really doesn't kick that much.

Haha! Yeah, it's all about how good your gun looks while out in the woods. I just meant I prefer the more traditional lines that the brake has.

I do appreciate the replies and advice. It went on pretty snugly this way. Tonight I plan on taking it apart again and flipping it just to make sure that is the tighter fit. I definitely want to do it before shooting as I'm sure the flash hider will be more difficult to remove afterwards.

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You"ll get used to the concussion........suck It up!

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You"ll get used to the concussion........suck It up!
I can shoot an M-44 Mosin all day long without a problem, but that muzzle brake bugs the crap out of me. Hopefully I'll get to shoot soon so I can decide which one stays on.

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Stay with the vortex - the guy next to you on the range will thank you!

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Just make sure the allen screw is tight that holds the sight in place (right above the SEI in the pic). I recently got one on a build and assumed it was tight. I'd fired a shot and was lining up for another and noticed something was missing. The rod had come out of the sight and it's very small. I got VERY lucky and found it but it put me out of action with that rifle for the day. No wonder I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. I had my Garand so I was able to still have some fun. Needless to say, the screw is snug now.

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Just make sure the allen screw is tight that holds the sight in place (right above the SEI in the pic). I recently got one on a build and assumed it was tight. I'd fired a shot and was lining up for another and noticed something was missing. The rod had come out of the sight and it's very small. I got VERY lucky and found it but it put me out of action with that rifle for the day. No wonder I couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. I had my Garand so I was able to still have some fun. Needless to say, the screw is snug now.
Thanks for the tip! I hadn't even thought to check it. Just assumed it would be tight.

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