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 SASS barrel not centered under quad-rail
amstel78  [Team Member]
12/9/2011 12:00:10 AM
Noticed that the barrel isn't centered perfectly under the quad-rail handguard. How can I check to determine whether it's the handguard being out-of-spec or the receiver's face? Not an issue when scoped, but I foresee difficulties when using irons. I sent an email to TR over at Armalite but would also like to confer with the collective.
KY13FOX  [Member]
12/9/2011 6:21:38 PM
Contact Armalite I am sure they will take care of it. I would demand they flip the bill on shipping, they did for me. Double check and verify their work and if needed do it again.
mrraley  [Moderator]
12/9/2011 9:25:38 PM
Originally Posted By KY13FOX:
Contact Armalite I am sure they will take care of it. I would demand they flip the bill on shipping, they did for me. Double check and verify their work and if needed do it again.


You know you get a better reaction and more results if you ask nicely better than demanding...

But OP, unless you have the tools to work on the AR10, give them a call, I'm sure thaey would fix it.

amstel78  [Team Member]
12/9/2011 9:37:16 PM
Originally Posted By mrraley:
Originally Posted By KY13FOX:
Contact Armalite I am sure they will take care of it. I would demand they flip the bill on shipping, they did for me. Double check and verify their work and if needed do it again.


You know you get a better reaction and more results if you ask nicely better than demanding...

But OP, unless you have the tools to work on the AR10, give them a call, I'm sure thaey would fix it.



I have the tools. In fact, was able to remove the quad rail and re-time the barrel nut as it wasn't TDC from the get go. The front rail was canted to one side slightly in relation to the receiver's top rail. That has been corrected.

Earlier this evening I was also able to readjust the handguard by wiggling it and pulling down while tightening the retaining ring. It's still not perfect but it's close. I'll zero the irons again this weekend at 25, 50, and 100 yards to see if further adjustment is needed.

FWIW, I agree with you about asking nicely. I've been communicating with Mr. Tim Rooker over at Armalite and he's been very helpful. I'm sure should additional work be required on my SASS that they'll take care of it. I have to say that in my experience so far, Armalite's CS has been top-notch. I'm glad I purchased an Armalite over the MWS I was considering and am just working patiently to correct any slight deficiencies my rifle may have. It is after all a mass-produced industrial-grade tool.
KY13FOX  [Member]
12/9/2011 10:13:27 PM
Originally Posted By mrraley:
Originally Posted By KY13FOX:
Contact Armalite I am sure they will take care of it. I would demand they flip the bill on shipping, they did for me. Double check and verify their work and if needed do it again.


You know you get a better reaction and more results if you ask nicely better than demanding...

But OP, unless you have the tools to work on the AR10, give them a call, I'm sure thaey would fix it.



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