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Old 02-28-2017, 04:02 AM
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I thought I would offer a few pictures of the process I used to cut and install a 6" barrel shroud purchased from Tacticool. I decided to cut the shroud just shy of the end cap rather than to remove the end cap.

Step 1 - remove flashhider and endcap
Step 2 - install shroud
Step 3 - wrap tape around shroud just shy of where end cap would be
Step 4 - trim off excess using appropriate saw
Step 5 - grind down to make smooth
Step 6 - use a metal file to finish
Step 7 - reinstall end cap
Step 8 - install shroud and tighten with torque wrench

Note - I did use a little loctite on the threads of the barrel.
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Why cut it at all, it fit's fine just as it is.
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Here's a 8" shroud on a 7" barrel nothing was cut. The plastic end cap can still be used on the rail handguard it just has to be rotated 45degrees, On the smooth handguard it can be trimmed (ID) and it fits in the stock location.
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Why cut it at all, it fit's fine just as it is.

While the shroud itself was "just fine," the length was not. I tried to screw on as is and the end of the shroud began to deface my end cap and there were many more threads to go before torqueing.
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Here's a 8" shroud on a 7" barrel nothing was cut. The plastic end cap can still be used on the rail handguard it just has to be rotated 45degrees, On the smooth handguard it can be trimmed (ID) and it fits in the stock location.
That looks neat!

Yes, I considered trimming the end cap, but it made more sense to trim something that wouldn't endanger the warranty of my weapon.
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Did you have the thread shroud or the non threaded? did you use washers if threaded?
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Did you have the thread shroud or the non threaded? did you use washers if threaded?
Good question. I do have the threaded.

I decided to just use Loctite (Tacticool's instructions said a washer was optional).

I thought I would see how it does for a few rounds and then reevaluate.
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On one of mine I installed the non threaded backwards, and it sits on there like a Fat Man, it didn't effect the accuracy at all.
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Or just remove the hand guard end cap. 4 clips hold it in place and it's just decorative. The barrel is free floating from the barrel nut.
Or do whatever feels and looks best to you.
Good job with the customization.
Some Krylon or cerakote will make that silver ring go away.
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