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Posted: 1/18/2015 5:57:22 PM EST


So what have I done wrong? It won't tighten any more by hand, and I don't think I have anything with enough torque to move it that last quarter inch or so even if I wanted to, so I must have screwed up somewhere right?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:00:10 PM EST
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Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:05:35 PM EST
Originally Posted By DarkS7ar:
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So what have I done wrong? It won't tighten any more by hand, and I don't think I have anything with enough torque to move it that last quarter inch or so even if I wanted to, so I must have screwed up somewhere right?
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cant see your pic.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:32:45 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 6:39:21 PM EST by DarkS7ar]
Nevermind, I discovered the user error. Always read the directions.
Also, as a secondary learning experience, always buy the right length gas tube -_-

*edit* Well, I'm not so sure now. I have a 16" barrel, which should require a 9.5" gas tube but mine seems very short.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 6:56:17 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/18/2015 6:58:44 PM EST by AR_DIESEL]
Barrel length doesn't determine the length of gas tube you need. Gas system length does. Is your barrel a carbine, mid, or rifle length gas barrel?
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 8:20:45 PM EST
Yeah, I think I've figured it out. It's a mid and I have a carbine length. I was following another forums sizes and it said a mid-length is 9.5"
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:25:27 PM EST
This is why builds usually take a few weeks, unless you have an immediate source for parts when you have issues.

Brownells has Spikes nitrided (I think?) gas tubes for the price of quality standard ones.
Link Posted: 1/18/2015 10:32:00 PM EST
I'll probably just run to PSA tomorrow after work and pick up another one. Should be good to go afterwards... I hope, anyway.
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