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Posted: 9/8/2004 1:42:51 PM EST
Which one do you use? I'm planning to build a couple of uppers and I'd like to hear your recommendations/opinions on action blocks before I buy one.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 1:53:56 PM EST
Bushmaster's block works just fine for me.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:32:47 PM EST
Peace River block and insert from Brownell's.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 2:45:20 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 2:47:47 PM EST by DonB]
I have the Brownell's (clam shell style sold by many) and discovered yesterday that you can't use it with a Colt pattern 9mm upper without first removing the shell deflector. This one I think would not have that problem.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:50:29 PM EST
I just ordered "the flipper."

http://www.dpmsinc.com/10Expand.asp?ProductCode=MA-FP

I'll let you know how I like it next week..........


rvb

Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:26:41 PM EST

Originally Posted By DonB:
This one I think would not have that problem.



It will if your Colt has a large pivot pin hole.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 6:31:45 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 1:40:47 PM EST
bump ^

Keep the recommendations coming!

I looked at the DPMS "claw" at a show last month. In some ways it looks good - since nothing touches the reciever except at the pivot pin lug area, there's no chance of fvcking up the finish, but I wonder if there's a chance of breaking the lugs off if a lot of force is needed to get the barrel nut moving? I know somebody has to be the one to find out, but I'd rather not be the ONE.

Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:40:39 PM EST
I too am looking for an action block. My Bushmaster block leaves marks on my uppers and I have grown tired of it. Any of these blocks recommended don't leave these damn marks?
Thanks.....Chad
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:41:54 PM EST

Originally Posted By CRS188:
I too am looking for an action block. My Bushmaster block leaves marks on my uppers and I have grown tired of it. Any of these blocks recommended don't leave these damn marks?
Thanks.....Chad



The Peace River block I mentioned above has never left marks on any of my uppers.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 5:57:43 PM EST
Thanks for the quick reply. If you don't mind, how many times have you used it? I ask as I've used mine, I don't know, 40-50 times at least. The marks started happening pretty fast, but not from the start; Maybe after the 5th time of using it.
Thanks.....Chad
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:03:56 PM EST
How is is marking up the receiver? I just bought a Bushmaster new style action block. I don't like to hear it marks up the receiver. Have any pics?
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:12:18 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:21:18 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/29/2004 6:24:05 PM EST by CRS188]
Any suggestions as to how to keep it from making the marks?
Thanks.....Chad

edited to tell gaspipes: The marks are a rectangular grid on both sides of the upper near the the top sides, near or right below the flattop/carry handle. They SUCK!!!!!! and I'm sick of making them. Sorry, no pics.
Link Posted: 9/29/2004 6:31:55 PM EST
I havent noticed anything like that... but I imagine you should be able to cover the inside of the block with some fine cloth/chamois....
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