Alignment Rod FAQs

Choosing an alignment rod is really more about personal preference than function between the two materials. The biggest difference between the carbon fiber rods over the stainless-steel rods is that stainless steel can be re-straightened if it becomes bent during misuse, whereas carbon fiber cannot. That being said, carbon fiber is much more resistant to bending than stainless steel in the first place. The carbon fiber is less expensive only due to the difference in material cost.  

When using your bore alignment rod, verify your firearm is unloaded.

  1. Properly mount your silencer to the host firearm.
  2. Lightly lube alignment rod with preferred gun oil.
  3. Insert rod through the mounted suppressor of an unloaded weapon. Equal space should be seen between bore of suppressor and centered rod.
  4. Never force rod into bore, it should slide freely with very little resistance.
  5. Host firearm may need to be rotated around bore to confirm alignment due to tolerance between the bore and check rod.
  6. If mount and silencer are in alignment, remove rod and enjoy your suppressed firearm!

Your Accuracy Solutions alignment rod is a precision instrument. Alignment Rods will bend! Be careful, especially when inserted in the rifle bore. A lot of leverage can be placed on the alignment rod by bumping it or pulling sideways.
It is recommended to review YouTube videos of the correct use of alignment rods to verify suppressor alignment prior to first use.