Flash hider hurting accuracy ?

Jgrovem110

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Hey there does anyone know if a flash hider can hurt your accuracy ? The reason I ask is because I am in the process of having a mk13 mod 2 built and the mod 2 had a vortex flash hider , I was told the ranger regiment that was issued the mod 2s removed most of the flash hiders because they were hurting accuracy. I was curious if this is really a thing ?
 
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LongRangeLefty

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Any muzzle device can effect accuracy in one way or another by effecting barrel harmonics, weight, recoil, etc. I actually have some loads that work better with the muzzle brake on and better with it off in the same rifle.
 

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I haven’t heard of that. Some factory ones are really cranked on. Unless it begins to cross thread and become crooked.
 

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^ Distortion is possible. That’s why I only like to use jam nuts and kind of shy away from crush washers. Just a personal preference. Save your steel!