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Posted: 10/22/2003 2:48:54 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 2:49:24 AM EDT by mikabika]
Can anyone tell me their experience with the D fender extraction ring? Does it help? Is it worth the $12.00?
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 3:29:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/22/2003 3:30:35 AM EDT by dbshabo]
I took the advise given by others on this board and ordered some increased power extractor springs from Wolff. Now my rifles work fine and will last a long time. You can get 3 springs for the price of the o-ring, and with the spring you don't need the o-ring. Fewer parts is a good thing. [url]www.gunsprings.com/RifleShotgun/Colt_Rs.html#AR[/url] Shabo
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 7:50:37 AM EDT
I ordered one to give it a try, but was also told by one of the instructors at the NRA range to just go to the hardware store, buy some little donut/o-rings that would fit around the spring, and use those, as they are DIRT CHEAP and work exactly the same. YMMV, $0.5 or $12....
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 11:01:06 AM EDT
I don't think I paid $12 for one. I put one on along with the Wolf spring when I changed a worn extractor. Check Numrich Arms and see what their price is.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 11:20:34 AM EDT
They work! So do the Wolf!
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 11:36:16 AM EDT
[url]www.triplebreakproducts.com[/url] sells the Olympic X-rings which do the same thing only much cheaper.They've worked real well with my AR's but now I use the Wolff springs.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 12:44:59 PM EDT
I agree with SMJayman. I use the O rings sold at Home Depot and they work perfect for my shorty M16. Dan
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 12:56:06 PM EDT
I dont like little rubber parts inside the operating parts of any of my firearms. Get the Wolff XP spring.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 1:46:26 PM EDT
I have a defender in my home gun and an Issue rubber O ring in my work gun, gotta loose that ring on the work gun LOL. I would say go with an issue O ring if possible. It has been heat tested while Home Depots probably has not.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 2:31:03 PM EDT
If someone is interested in a heat resistant O ring, Viton O rings are rated to 400 degrees F and are resistant to harsh chemicals. I thought if the Home Depot O ring melted, I would stop by the local supply house and buy the Viton. But, I haven't had to do this yet. Small Viton O rings are less than a dollar. Dan
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 3:15:05 PM EDT
Ive never needed it in any of my AR's. Now, if I did, I'd get the Viton rings that Dan mentioned. They are chemical and heat resisitant, and have used them in my old 1966 Corvair with great results.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 3:27:09 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mikabika: Can anyone tell me their experience with the D fender extraction ring? Does it help? Is it worth the $12.00?[>:/]
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Band-aid used to keep a rifle running. Bottom line is that it's better to fix the problem with the rifle, then to over power the extractor spring to mask the real problem.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 4:39:49 PM EDT
Mik, To answer your question, I have three of the D-Fenders in my AR-15's. They work fine and I have had no failure's to extract. However, none of these guns had any problems before, so I really can't tell you they made any difference.
Link Posted: 10/22/2003 4:48:28 PM EDT
Armalite is giving out free O-ring extractor reinforcments to everyone who asks for one. Very good PR right there! Shoot them an e-mail and ask for one.
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 2:40:57 AM EDT
Thanks for the info guys, I'll go with a Wolff, and try just that before going to the D ring.[:D]
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 6:22:17 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Wipeout: Armalite is giving out free O-ring extractor reinforcments to everyone who asks for one. Very good PR right there! Shoot them an e-mail and ask for one.
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I emailed and asked for one about 3 weeks ago.Any idea how long it takes or if they still do?
Link Posted: 10/23/2003 12:30:26 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Redbone:
Originally Posted By Wipeout: Armalite is giving out free O-ring extractor reinforcments to everyone who asks for one. Very good PR right there! Shoot them an e-mail and ask for one.
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I emailed and asked for one about 3 weeks ago.Any idea how long it takes or if they still do?
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I got mine about three weeks ago after waiting about three weeks for it tocome in the mail. I'm almost certian they are still doing it.
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