I was planning to take off the flash suppressor which I don't need and just put on a thread protector. Has anyone done this and could you tell me where you got it and if fits well. I understand the threads are 5/8 X 24 but I don't the length of the threads. I think most thread protector's are around 6 tenths of and inch and the scout looks a little longer. Thanks for any info.
I'd give one of these a try:http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=4529 ... PROTECTORS
The price is good. If they're too short you might try keeping the crush washer on or using a split locking with the "split" in the washer at 6 o'clock position.