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HoustonHusker
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Posted: 10/18/2005 8:27:59 AM

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Posted: 10/18/2005 10:04:04 AM
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Posted: 10/18/2005 10:56:49 AM
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Posted: 10/17/2005 11:26:34 PM

Originally Posted By MisterPX:

#6 Oring for extractor

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I went to Lowe's and found the O-rings in the plumbing section; The #7 worked perfoect for the front receiver lug, but the #6 was HUGE. Way too big for the extractor...anybody have dimensions for the one I should be looking for?
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Posted: 10/17/2005 11:34:02 PM
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Posted: 10/17/2005 12:34:30 PM
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Posted: 10/17/2005 3:33:21 AM

Originally Posted By Tweak:

Originally Posted By heathen:
For Gas tube assembly/disassembly I drilled a small hole slightly smaller than the gas tube in a pair of cheap plyers. Just clamp the closed plyers in a vise and drill in the area where the two flat sections of the plyers touch. Works great for stubborn ones.



Why not just clamp the gas tube in the vise and pull it out?



It's easier for me when installing the gas tube to use these plyers and allows me to adjust the tube in the front sight base to line up pin hole. I can hold the upper up to the light, look through the pin hole and pull, twist or whatever is needed to line it up. I got the idea from an Armilite Gunsmith that used one on an upper of mine. Worked pretty slick and fairly cheap so I made myself one. A vise may help removing a stuck gas tube but will not work as well as the plyers to reinstall it.

Besides, this topic is about cheap tips and tricks for the AR so I posted one that I think works very well. I've put a few together where the tube was tight and hard to get in the hole.
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Posted: 10/16/2005 10:48:56 PM
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Posted: 10/16/2005 11:49:20 PM

Originally Posted By Atreides:
Old tooth brushes can be bent to achive different angled heads, making getting to that hard to reach area easy. Just simply heat up the toothbrush handle a little with a candle

If you put a little grease on your recoil buffer and buffer spring, your rifle won't go BOOooing!!!! everytime you fire it.

Use colored electrical tape to mark your mags as YOURS. You could also color code them to tell you what they are loaded with. I use RED tape for XM193's , GREEN for my M855's etc. By doing this you are always aware of exactly what your gun is loaded with.

A computer dust brush work great for taking off the lint from your AR.


Just dont put too much grease on the spring or in the buffer tube. That is what i did and grease shot out of the upper screw on the recoil pad and i had a nice little grease spot on my shirt.
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Posted: 10/16/2005 4:08:22 PM
Free targets:

Cut a standard paper grocery bag in half lengthwise.

Cut the two corner lines and open each half up flat. You now have two silhouette targets, exactly the same size as an IDPA cardboard.

Make a stencil out of tough cardboard with a pie plate sized circle in the center, and an octagon some distance around it. Draw with a fat magic marker. The stencil ensures they are all the same size and are consistent.

The circle and head are 5 points, the octagon is 4, and outside that is 2.

It's life sized, so you can use it at any distance. Shoot it backwards and 'guess' the center of mass and see how ya do.

If you need a visual focus point, staple a pie plate in the middle over the 5 circle.

Shoot a full mag of 30. 10 prone, 10 kneeling, 10 standing. At least one every range day.

Record your score, the ammo, the distance, and the field position. Keep track and see how you improve.

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Posted: 10/16/2005 4:49:55 PM
White out works too.

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Originally Posted By Forest:

Originally Posted By Shooterer:
A dab of bright color nail polish on the front sight, saves you $60.00 for a Trijicon post.






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Posted: 10/14/2005 9:56:32 PM
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Posted: 10/14/2005 10:16:51 PM

Originally Posted By glock223:
My cat's breath smells like cat food.



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Posted: 10/12/2005 7:52:18 AM
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I’ll throw in Quib’s A1 pistol grip mod.

In need of a A1 grip for my retro build I decided to cut off the finger groove on my A2 grip to give it the appearance and feel of an A1 grip…….there you have it, the A1.1 grip!

This tied me over untill I eventually found a “like new” grip off the E n’ E. The grip now resides on my Sons .22 GUU clone.



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Posted: 10/12/2005 8:17:36 AM
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I doubt any opinions will be changed by this thread.
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Posted: 10/11/2005 10:41:48 PM

Originally Posted By MAP:

Originally Posted By boilergonzo:
Even big kids need Silly Putty! Flatten it out and use it to keep small parts, springs, etc. from rolling around. Also good for getting debris and crud out of little nooks or picking up small parts dropped in tight spaces. Learned it by watching a watchmaker work on Rolex's and such.



I use a steel bowl with a magnet on the bottom. Works great! If you shop around you can get them for $5.00

Mike



I used this as well but I found out it magnatized all of my steel parts. i.e. firing pin, cotter pin etc. Was really concerned until I shot.
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Posted: 10/12/2005 2:55:20 AM
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i got one i haven't seen here yet, a.t.f. as in trans. fluid will soften carbon buildup over time. an old timer showed me awhile back. he had an engine block sitting in his garage without heads, there was trans. fluid on top of pistons, i asked what was up with that. he said it removes carbon, takes a week or so but after soaking it will rub/brush right off. every so often when my ar bolts have buildup i soak them a few days. great thread dace!!!
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Posted: 10/12/2005 3:12:41 AM
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Posted: 10/11/2005 1:25:07 AM

Originally Posted By cgv69:

Originally Posted By X_Ring:


#7 O-ring around the front lug on an upper receiver will tighten up most poorly fitting upper\lower combos. It's cheaper and easier to use (and find) then an "Accu-wedge"



Did you mean the REAR lug?



Nope, I mean the front one. Try it, you'll like it!

(edit to add - See the pic on page 3 of this thread posted by Russ4777 - it shows exactly what I am talking about. Thank Russ!)



ever use earplugs stacked on each other to replace an accuwedge? they're cheap, or free if you find them at the range. i'm not gonna put them in my ears if i find them on the ground, but dust them off and they'll be fine in your lower.
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Posted: 10/10/2005 6:49:05 PM
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Posted: 10/10/2005 6:59:16 PM

Originally Posted By 552bigdog:
I use an ironingboard to set my guns on while I clean them sitting at the couch. You can adjust them to the perfect height you need.



For some reason, I LOVE this idea!

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Posted: 10/10/2005 7:01:44 PM

Originally Posted By TriggerFish:

Originally Posted By RolandofGilead:
How about duct tape light mount?


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+1 to that!



BOOYAH!!!!

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Posted: 10/10/2005 7:09:32 PM

Originally Posted By Shooterer:
A dab of bright color nail polish on the front sight, saves you $60.00 for a Trijicon post.



Uh? No

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Posted: 10/10/2005 7:11:32 PM

Originally Posted By jls7:
have no fear you have an unlimited supply of these springs at your local 7-11. JLS7



Are you serious ???

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Posted: 10/9/2005 5:29:01 PM
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