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Posted: 6/14/2003 4:51:23 PM EDT
Are there any downsides to using the Accuwedge in order to minimize play between the upper and lower?
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:06:45 PM EDT
If installed correctly, a little harder to push pin out. I just installed one in my M4gery to day now all but two of my AR's have them. For the price, why not? If you don't like it,just remove it. You dirty rat,you killed my guy! James Cagney
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:08:15 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/14/2003 5:09:00 PM EDT by Winston_Wolf]
... Why did you [i]have[/i] to use one in the first place? edited to fix drunkenposten
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:26:09 PM EDT
It's like 3 dollars. You dirty rat,you killed my guy! James Cagney
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:30:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15-NUT: It's like 3 dollars. ... that's not the point You dirty rat,you killed my guy! James Cagney
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Link Posted: 6/14/2003 5:43:35 PM EDT
Okay, Winston_Wolf, Do you think it is needer, or a waste?
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:06:22 PM EDT
I don't know if it makes an AR any more accurate, but it does take out any play between the upper and lower.
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:42:54 PM EDT
My Bushy loved it...my pre-ban Colt on the the other hand hated the accu-wedge...numerous feeding problems... My advice...for what it's worth (LOL) it's kinda hit and miss...money is better saved for more ARs...
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 6:57:39 PM EDT
Originally Posted By AR15-NUT: Okay, Winston_Wolf, Do you think it is needer, or a waste?
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... Well, if you have [u]that[/u] much fore and aft play between [u]your[/u] upper & lower, I'd say it's a "needer".
Link Posted: 6/14/2003 7:50:12 PM EDT
Both my AR's have 'em. After thousands of rounds through one of them it gained some play between recievers. Not much but noticeable to my anal retentive eye. Got an accu wedge and cured the problem and the carbine loves it. Went ahead and put one in the other rifle as well. I think they are a good addition regardless. If you have no upper play it is not necessary but for the cost? Why not?
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 6:37:14 AM EDT
Thanks for the responses, looks like I will install one. The play just bothers me!
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 8:46:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By STANMAN: I don't know if it makes an AR any more accurate, but it does take out any play between the upper and lower.
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You can get the same effect for $0 a couple of different ways. 1. Take a paper match and split it in half length wise. Place the two halves on the top edge of the lower receiver on both sides and close it up. 2. Take a small diameter rubber band and drape it across the lower receiver just behind the front pivot pin so it hangs out from both sides. Close the rifle up and trim the ends of the rubber band off with a razor if you don't want them dangling outside the gun. Both methods work nicely, and neither one will improve accuracy. Just like the accuwedge!
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 12:04:30 PM EDT
After installing the Accuwedge I had to sepersate my upper and lower by using a punch and hammer. I threw that piece of crap in the trash right then so noone would have to deal with that piece of junk after me.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 2:47:27 PM EDT
Well the downside I would say it that it works by pushing the Upper and Lower apart rather than bringing them together for an actual tight fit.
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 4:15:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By David_Hineline: Well the downside I would say it that it works by pushing the Upper and Lower apart rather than bringing them together for an actual tight fit.
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Correct. Since it pushes them apart, When you fire the gun the recoil of the weapon still "clacks" the two halfs together and then the AW forcibly "unclacks" the 2 halfs. Just because it is tight in your hand doesnt mean it is tight while shooting. GG
Link Posted: 6/15/2003 5:21:04 PM EDT
If you don't care about quick takedown, and you want something the pulls the two parts together instead of pushing them apart, you might consider the JP Rear Tension Pin. It is available at Sinclair, among other places. I tried it, and it worked just great. Then I decided that I didn't really need it. [url]www.sinclairintl.com/cgi-bin/category.cgi?category=search&item=14-650&type=store[/url]
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