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Posted: 9/9/2004 4:13:48 PM EST
Inquiring minds want to know! I've got an appointment with a torque wrench at 00:00 hours on 13 Sept 2004!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:14:27 PM EST
Till it bends the wrench.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:14:31 PM EST
400,000,000,000 Ft. Lbs.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:15:40 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 4:18:14 PM EST by JarheadChiro]
112 Newton

Really!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:18:30 PM EST
2 Ercks. Tighten till it goes "erck", and then a little more so it goes "erck" again. The stock is now torqued!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:18:35 PM EST
Tighten it until its snug then 1/4 turn more. That's it. No need to over do it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:19:43 PM EST
on a decent thread hijack

wtf is the bbl torque for an AR?!??!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:21:11 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
on a decent thread hijack

wtf is the bbl torque for an AR?!??!



Hijack away my friend! It's all in the name of education!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:26:38 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 4:28:18 PM EST by gus]
re: Barrel torque

The torque spec is almost meaningless. If you hit the torque spec and the barrel nut isn't lined up so you can get the gas tube through, you have to move it (barrel nut) one way or the other. I just go "tight" up till one of the holes line up. If I had to guess how tight that is, I'd say around 25-50 ft-lbs. Also, I tighten the nut (makes sure the barrel is fully seated in the upper) then back it off and tighten it again to alignment. You don't want it loose, but you don't want to over torque it either. At any rate, a number value is just a relative guideline. And, use grease on the upper receiver threads. It helps!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:28:32 PM EST
Tighten it until it loosens, and back it off a 1/4
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:29:08 PM EST
Use the German torque speck.. Gutentight
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:37:09 PM EST
this is my first rodeo:

wtf is tighten it to alignment? i thought it was like a buttstock, no way to fuck it up?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:49:44 PM EST
til it holds the buffer retention thingy in!
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:52:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
this is my first rodeo:

wtf is tighten it to alignment? i thought it was like a buttstock, no way to fuck it up?



think that post related only to barrel tightening, not buttstock....however, if you install a Magpul stock, that does need to be "aligned" so that the butt of the weapon is oriented properly since the buffer tube dictates the orientation of the stock...at least on the M93A
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:02:46 PM EST
According to TM 9-1005-319-23, the M4's buffer tube is torqued to 40 +/- 2 inch pounds.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:09:12 PM EST

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
on a decent thread hijack

wtf is the bbl torque for an AR?!??!




USMC TM 05538C-23&P/2


Says 31-35 ft/lbs.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:12:42 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 7:13:16 PM EST by Az_Redneck]

"QUICK! What's the torque recommendation for a collapsible stock buffer tube? "


Quick? Hold your horses there Sparky..You still have 4 days (AND COUNTING!)
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:22:13 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 7:22:48 PM EST by Gloftoe]

Originally Posted By TexRdnec:
this is my first rodeo:

wtf is tighten it to alignment? i thought it was like a buttstock, no way to fuck it up?


Torque Schmorque. Read. Learn. Do.:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=184086

Or send it me, and I do.


ETA: WTF caveman speak. Sheesh.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:27:52 PM EST
I had the same question...

Now... I just need to figure out how to do it with no tools...


- BG
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:44:03 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 7:48:11 PM EST by FALARAK]
To answer the question about the buffer tube.... seriously.... just get it snug. It aint rocket science. You cannot screw it up. You thread it in til it holds the buffer detent, then tighten the CAR/Castle nut until it's snug. Some people like to use a dab of BLUE (not red) loctite on the CAR nut so it wont back off, as they tend to do that from time to time.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 7:46:19 PM EST

Originally Posted By Gloftoe:
Torque Schmorque. Read. Learn. Do.:

www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?b=3&f=4&t=184086




Am I famous?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:49:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By DOA:
Tighten it until its snug then 1/4 turn more. That's it. No need to over do it.


It's not a god dam oil filter
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:55:06 PM EST
Depends if your rifle has a F/S or not 14ftlbs if it does 24lftlbs if is has'nt.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:56:59 PM EST
Done this a lot...

1) no grease

2) locktite (service removable!!!) one or two drops

3) tighten by hand until you can feel it is tight. no torque wrench required.

Ain't that simple?

Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:12:05 PM EST

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
Tighten it until it loosens, and back it off a 1/4




I've done this once or twice.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 10:17:30 PM EST
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