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Posted: 9/26/2004 3:13:25 PM EST
Just like the subject says, what should I use? I'm replacing my non-collapsible with a collapsible RRA stock and was just curious if there's something in particular I should use on the threads.
Link Posted: 9/26/2004 3:48:38 PM EST
Generally, nothing as aluminum to aluminum is fine. Some will recommend a few drops of loctite, though.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:14:53 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 2:16:25 AM EST
I havent had any trouble without grease, FWIW.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:15:57 AM EST

Originally Posted By Combat_Jack:

I havent had any trouble without grease, FWIW.



I spend 7 years working in shop repairing things (not guns)


I fully value the use of grease on threads. I've had to use a blow torch WAY too often to get parts off when people failed to use grease.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:35:04 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 5:35:45 AM EST by AKM]
I use a little bit of Blue Loctite myself. Have seen way too many tubes come loose without it!

Never had a problem removing one (that was Loctited) either.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:38:00 AM EST

Originally Posted By AKM:

Have seen way too many tubes come loose without it!

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How? There is a plate that keeps the stock from rotating, and if the lockring is staked, it can't get loose.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 5:45:17 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/27/2004 5:50:27 AM EST by AKM]
I don't like staking the lock ring. It screws up the locking ring/plate if you choose to remove it for some reason.

If I did use the staking method I still would not use grease.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 6:13:00 AM EST
I always use grease or at leat oil on -all- threads. With grease you can torque the screw/bolt/whatever down tight enouh that it doesn't come loose, but you'll still be able to remove it if you need to.
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 7:42:14 AM EST

Originally Posted By Chuck:
The threads require moly-di grease. See TM9-1005-319-23&P, a book you should have if you're screwing around swapping barrels and stocks.

Grease is required because of disssimilar metals and the use of grease is assumed in the toque specifications.

-- Chuck



+1 - I installed a stock once w/o the grease - man what a bear of a time I had removing that receiver extension when I changed the stock. (I had installed the receiver extension to the torque spec listed in the manual w/o the grease).
Link Posted: 9/27/2004 8:13:33 AM EST
I just place a few drops of oil on the threads when I install a new stock.
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