Should I use wave washer when mounting my Obsidian on my Ruger .22 Mark IV 22/45 Lite?
I don't. If the reason is to stop the suppressor from rotating off, then I go with an o-ring. If the reason is to have a washer between it and the can, I don't think you need it if the barrel has a shoulder.
The wave washer is for the thread protector.
Conventional wisdom for suppressors is to never use anything that can introduce misalignment between the threads - a washer with non-parallel faces or other devices that aren't manufactured with parallelism tolerances can allow you to tighten the can against an uneven surface which introduces the possibility of a baffle strike into the equation (if the bore and threads of the barrel are otherwise concentric).
If you have sufficient overbore and/or can verify concentricity of the assembly isn't negatively effected it can be used, but it's not recommended for the above reasons.
Thank you for the replies. No wave washer for me .
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Post a pic! I’m still waiting on the can approval for my 22/45.
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On a semi auto --you should check the suppressor to ensure that it is not becoming loose after a couple of mags. Just a good habit to get into for the newer shooters.
1) Need a set of welder gloves or fire gloves.
2) Anti seize for any threads in the suppressor.
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And for good measure, on page 30 in the Ruger MK IV 22/45 Lite instruction manual, it outlines this well- no washer. Just don't lose the damn thing- I once dropped it at the range and it bounced away and it took me a few minutes to find.
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I really appreciate the reference to the manual. Presently, I am living in a situation where I do not have access to all of my printed materials and books due to caring for a family member. I plan to enjoy this pistol and suppressor as soon as I can get away. I needed to know about the washer and you have come through with chapter and verse and others with reasoning based on experience. Thank you for taking the time to help .
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