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1/22/2020 12:12:56 PM
Posted: 9/9/2009 8:56:05 PM EST
i was cleaning my AR and when i had everything back together i noticed a little play around the Handguard Slip Ring. it seemed to be moving the barrel as well. is this normal?
youtube video of the handguard slip ring moving
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 9:07:07 PM EST
no
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 9:17:48 PM EST
loose barrel nut?
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 10:17:20 PM EST
I can't tell if your delta-ring is moving or not.but see if you can turn the barrel. If the barrel is moving DON'T SHOOT IT!! but if it's just the hand-guards I wouldn't worry too much about it. It might be a loose barrel-nut,just tighten it up and you'll be gtg.
Link Posted: 9/9/2009 10:32:59 PM EST
easy way to tell if the barrel is loose, is to grab the upper reciever itself with one hand and grab the barrel at the fsb with the other hand and twist.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 4:06:39 AM EST
if i hold the upper tight and just try to move the barrel they same movement in the video occurs...really hating the people who put it together right now
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 4:43:17 AM EST
is this something i can tighten with my barrel wrench or should i take it in to a competent gunsmith?
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 5:56:28 AM EST
look at the build it yourself section and read up on it .see if you are up to pulling gas tube,removing barrel nut and inspecting upper for wear.
Link Posted: 9/10/2009 10:30:55 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2009 7:12:00 AM EST
thanks guys, i got it tightened and what a huge difference in my aim.

30 rds at 100 yrds before.
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3530/3901857995_146f965566.jpg



20 rds at 100 yrds after
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3529/3935721704_6d12cb6533.jpg
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