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Posted: 10/18/2001 12:37:57 PM EST
My Bushmaster handgaurds seem a little too loose. Anyone had this problem and have a fix ? The reciever slop i fixed with an accu-wedge. The handgaurds also seem alittle loose because i can twist them while holding the front. any ideas appreciated.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 12:45:10 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/18/2001 12:40:10 PM EST by glock_lobster]
I have that same problem with my Bushmaster. I haven't tried this yet, the foil seems a little mickey mouse to me, but I pulled it off here a LONG time ago....don't know who posted it, but here it is I have a cheap solution for you. I had the same problem with my Colt and fixed it using the following method--it works. Please excuse me if my use of terminology is a bit confusing: If you remove your handguards, you will notice that under the delta ring, there is a sprocket-like thing with scalloped-out indentations. If you look on the underside of each handguard, you will notice that there is a small groove at the near end of the handguard with a raised bump or bumps in it. That bump is supposed to engage the scallops in the sprocket underneath the handguard and keep it from moving. Problem is, the bump is too small to stop the whole thing from wigglin' What you want to do is take some alum. foil and fold it up so it fills the groove in the handguard. It will stay in the groove on its own accord once the handguards are put in place and the delta ring slipped over it. A little trial and error is required to get the right amount of foil in the groove--too much will prevent the delta ring from slipping over the handguard--too little will not stop the thing from moving. If I remember correctly, the foil kept falling out of the groove when I put the handguards on. I stopped this by placing a piece of masking tape over the goove with the foil in it and trimming the excess. My handguards are now nice and firm. Give it a shot and let me know if it worked for you.
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 1:02:59 PM EST
A good solution that I have done is get some para cord and wrap it up. I had a post on here with mine on it but my photo host went to shit so no more pics. Bishop has done several of his with the parawrap set up and they lok real nice. [beer] Ill try to post a picture later when i get home
Link Posted: 10/18/2001 1:07:55 PM EST
Yep, that was my advice to someone several months ago. It still works. Some would call it mickey mouse, others would call it creative. I suppose you could also use some fiberglass bedding compound and a release agent to fill up the slop in your handguards, but this is much easier and cheaper. BTW, I also use foil on the threads of my compensator to keep it from wigglin' on the end of my SAR-2. Works great.
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