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Smith Vortex makes music

1437 Views 6 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  BillBond
I have one of these flash hiders on my rifle. I noticed as soon as I installed it on my rifle that there is a resounding ping like a tuning fork when there are vibrations in the rifle (closing the bolt, locking the charging handle, thumping the flash hider). I was wondering how many of you use this flash hider and if it does the same on your rigs.

Functionally it works as it's supposed, and no flash is a great thing to me (as my eyes don't handle contrast very well, muzzle flash is particularly blinding to me).
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I dislike this flash hider for this reason alone. I believe it's caused by the long unsupported fingers. If they had an enclosed circle of support at the exit point like other brands this problem would disappear. I doubt it's effectiveness would be reduced one iota if produced that way. Of course it would look similar to a Phoenix then. It's an excellent flash hider, I just find this quirk annoying.
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