- Dec 11, 2011
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I put an adjustable gas block on one of my builds, and I've never had to adjust it, waste of money IMO.Im not coming down on JP, they do make good stuff...It’s just the design of the gas block is just kind of shit..The way it mounts the way it adjusts. Most people get these adjustable gas blocks and never even use the adjustment and they get stuck. It just wouldn’t be my first pick.
Unless you're a lefty. Then you're pretty much screwed already.Just in case there is some newb watching this and it is not already 100% obvious- do not turn an AR so you can look directly into the ejection port while shooting. Definitely do not do this if the gun is having problems, but you should not be doing it anyway. The stupid- it hurts!
If only there was a fundamental responsibility
Funny you should mention that about headstamps. When I first got a 300, I was happily converting 5.56 brass into 300 BLK. Right until I learned that a 300 would chamber and try to fire in a 5.56 barrel. Ruh-roh... Shot what I had reloaded, turned the brass into 22 TCM and made damn sure to use 300 BLK headstamp brass from then on.If only there was a fundamental responsibility
to look at the ammo headstamp
after blowing up someone else's gun
before you run to post nonsense on YoutUbe.
Also, note the ongoing evasion of actual responsibility.
"Obviously .300 Blackout was loaded into the gun.
How that happened is a mystery".
If he wants to know how that happened,
all he needs to do is to look into a mirror.
Recall that I'm so naive that I had never heard of .300 BlackoutFunny you should mention that about headstamps. When I first got a 300, I was happily converting 5.56 brass into 300 BLK. Right until I learned that a 300 would chamber and try to fire in a 5.56 barrel. Ruh-roh... Shot what I had reloaded, turned the brass into 22 TCM and made damn sure to use 300 BLK headstamp brass from then on.
Here's what I like.
In These Troubling Times,Yeah, didn't hear a lot of apologies to JP and he was dumping on them hard for his own nonchalantness
Changing out to a freefloat on a massified gun can be annoying to say the least. Because the barrel nut is behind a pinned/welded muzzle device, the easiest route is ofthen through a second complete upper.BTW, we have the (Massified version) of that rifle,
and I was chagrined to learn that using a sling Old School on an AR
moves the point of aim.(*) So in theory we're prospects for replacement
with a free-floating handguard. But I've easily done 3x the research
for if/how to add a bipod to the AR-556
as I have on handguard replacement.
But I'm not mooning after tweaks like screwing around with gas blocks.
So this whole episode does still leave me asking, "but why?".
(*) I was at 4S 80 minutes after getting Carl's EMail on Marsha Sales Day.
My due diligence consisted of verifying via smartphone Intarweb search
while waiting on line (with my deli ticket in hand) that the AR-556
would eat both 5.56 and .223. I think that was the totality of it.
In These Troubling Times,
if JP is selling everything they can manufacture,
maybe it's the lesser evil to grit their teeth
and power through the defamation.
I'm not saying that's just; I'm jus' sayin'.
Link not working. Root cause?I kaboom'd and AR years ago. Posted about it here. Way worse that that guy's failure. My upper completely disintegrated.
I'm still using that complete lower assembly today on my primary rifle. Rock River.
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Still have some left. They are a Safety Measure as you do not want to put .300 Blackout in a .223 GunRecall that I'm so naive that I had never heard of .300 Blackout
until I went to my first (NH) NES GTG at Molly's, and @Malodave
(or @Golddiggie ?) was handing out .300 Blackout marker bands as karma.
I'm still not much more advanced,
but I no longer think they're wrist-bands
for caliber virtue-signalers.
Although maybe the videographer/shade-tree gunsmith
should be forced to wear one as a wrist-band.
So, I have a .300 blackout pistol. And several AR's in .223 wylde. I only put blackout ammo in aluminum 20 round mags, the poodle rounds go in Pmags. Just my method.