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Old 11-14-2013, 21:27   #1
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580 Tapered barerel tactical-Flash hider removal & thread pitch

Just bought a 580 Tactical tapered barrel with the flash hider. What is the thread pitch? How easy is it to remove the flash hider in order to recrown and/or install a brake?
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Just bought a brand new one a couple months ago. It is threaded 1/2x28. Came off with no issues. 3/4" wrench in a padded vice.
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All but the very first Tacticals have 1/2-28 threads. If your rifle was manufactured within the last 2 years or so, that's what it should be.

Many guys around here have removed their factory flash hiders with a Torx bit. There is one size that fits in the end of the FH perfectly -- maybe a T50? I can't remember for sure.
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OK,
If it's "righty tighty, lefty loosy. Are you facing the muzzle or looking from the rear of the gun? I don't want to reef the wrong direction.
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OK,
If it's "righty tighty, lefty loosy. Are you facing the muzzle or looking from the rear of the gun? I don't want to reef the wrong direction.
Facing the muzzle, turn counter-clockwise to remove.
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Originally Posted by bwraven View Post
Torx T60 bit.

You may have to apply a little heat or penetrating oil to get it to break loose. (I did not have to do either to break mine loose.)
Mine has flats on the flash hider. No Torx bit required.
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