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Posted: 5/31/2001 6:01:44 PM EDT
Im installing a new barrel on my upper and ive run into a slight problem, at 50 lbs of torque the barrel nut is not in a position where I can get the gas tube into the upper(one of the teeth are in the way) do i back off and end up with less than 50 lbs of torque or do I continue turning the nut until the tooth is clear but in doing so over torque the barrel?
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 6:36:22 PM EDT
Are you sure you want to ask this question??? Go here: [url]http://www.ar15.com/forums/topic.html?id=25565#lastPost[/url] this may help somewhat.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 6:44:06 PM EDT
I think I get the picture thank you.
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 6:44:18 PM EDT
Our T.O.'s in the Air Force state "30-80 ft-lbs". Many times I have torqued to 80 ft-lbs to clear the barrel nut, and I have never had a problem. If you prefer not to torque the nut that tight, you could always grind a tooth off the nut for your gas tube to clear with a dremel... of course, this is a no-no in the military, but it works fine. Good luck...
Link Posted: 5/31/2001 7:30:53 PM EDT
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