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Old April 17th, 2014, 03:21 PM   #121
 
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Quick question was your bolt locked back when you took that pic of your rifle?because it does change the gap quite a bit...
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Old April 17th, 2014, 09:31 PM   #122
 
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Quick question was your bolt locked back when you took that pic of your rifle?because it does change the gap quite a bit...
no it was not locked back ..it is impossible for the gap to change....it's the hard piece of aluminum in between the bolt catch area and the mag release .on the pic yours is clearly bigger than mine ...mine has a very small sliver of aluminum in between the bolt catch area and the mag release ...tomorrow I will take another pic of it and I will point to it with a pin ....
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Quick question was your bolt locked back when you took that pic of your rifle?because it does change the gap quite a bit...
these pics here show it much better..the top picture is the new design and at the bottom picture is the old design
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these pics here show it much better..the top picture is the new design and at the bottom picture is the old design
That's really interesting.....Do you really think it makes a difference? I have an older SR762 and a x7xxx SR762 and both function great. When I had the old 762 worked on they replaced the entire upper but nothing to the lower other than a new trigger group. I put a Phase 5 ambi bolt hold/release and it works better than the original as I Dremeled it a bit on the inside so that it opens very high holding the bolt firmly in place.....It worked fine before that but much better now....I will also be putting one on the new SR762.....a very simple task.

You really think that the bolt catch is the cause of these problems?
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That's really interesting.....Do you really think it makes a difference? I have an older SR762 and a x7xxx SR762 and both function great. When I had the old 762 worked on they replaced the entire upper but nothing to the lower other than a new trigger group. I put a Phase 5 ambi bolt hold/release and it works better than the original as I Dremeled it a bit on the inside so that it opens very high holding the bolt firmly in place.....It worked fine before that but much better now....I will also be putting one on the new SR762.....a very simple task.

You really think that the bolt catch is the cause of these problems?
like I was telling the other guys I think that they avoid changing the lower as much as they can because that is the serialized part of the gun.. so I think they have some tweaks and things they can try to do to the upper to get it to work.... but this is mostly speculation on my part... but there definitely was some kind of problem or else they would not have redesigned the lower.....I also talked to jeff from gunblast who has a direct connection to Ruger and he confirmed the redesign of the rifle Lower ...he told me the redesign was due to Magpul changing the design of the magazine, making the feed lips thicker. The mag catch was moved slightly to seat the mag higher in the mag well, to accommodate the new Magpul mag design. if you look at both of your guns while you have the magazine inserted loaded and look at the bolt and look where the bullets are sitting with the new one it is slightly higher ...so that's just the information that I got
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like I was telling the other guys I think that they avoid changing the lower as much as they can because that is the serialized part of the gun.. so I think they have some tweaks and things they can try to do to the upper to get it to work.... but this is mostly speculation on my part... but there definitely was some kind of problem or else they would not have redesigned the lower.....I also talked to jeff from gunblast who has a direct connection to Ruger and he confirmed the redesign of the rifle Lower ...he told me the redesign was due to Magpul changing the design of the magazine, making the feed lips thicker. The mag catch was moved slightly to seat the mag higher in the mag well, to accommodate the new Magpul mag design. if you look at both of your guns while you have the magazine inserted loaded and look at the bolt and look where the bullets are sitting with the new one it is slightly higher ...so that's just the information that I got
I will check that out for sure....
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Go with the PWS FSC30 it does both jobs as well and it's priced similarly. I have it on my SR762 and it works great. They are also known as the "SCAR" brake that come on the FN SCAR 17
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No go with the Ares Armor EFFIN-A Compensator MKII.....
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No go with the Ares Armor EFFIN-A Compensator MKII.....
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I do like this one.....I have a Scar 17s with that other compensator and its ok....not great....

I've never changed out one before....is it pretty simple? Do you use blue loctite on the threads or just tighten as hard as you can? Or just have gunsmith do it?
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I do like this one.....I have a Scar 17s with that other compensator and its ok....not great....

I've never changed out one before....is it pretty simple? Do you use blue loctite on the threads or just tighten as hard as you can? Or just have gunsmith do it?
no you do not need blue loctite it comes with a compression washer that will keep it tight?....and it is as simple as screwing on a bolt ....it does not have to be super tight either just a little tighter than hand tight but it does not hurt to tighten it down more if you want to..also want to make sure that the holes are pointing up where they are supposed to be ..with the Aries armor compensator it has a hole all around it so just line up 1 set of holes with the top of the rifle and you're good to go .....I don't know how understandable that last part is but I'm sure you get it
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no you do not need blue loctite it comes with a compression washer that will keep it tight?....and it is as simple as screwing on a bolt ....it does not have to be super tight either just a little tighter than hand tight but it does not hurt to tighten it down more if you want to..also want to make sure that the holes are pointing up where they are supposed to be ..with the Aries armor compensator it has a hole all around it so just line up 1 set of holes with the top of the rifle and you're good to go .....I don't know how understandable that last part is but I'm sure you get it
Makes good sense.....I appreciate the help....
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My apologies for steering the tread off topic. I was trying to respond to a compensator comment a couple pages back and it ended up way down here. I have a SR 762 early build of October 2013. Within 40 rounds the BC was chewing a ring in the buffer face leaving metal all through the lower. Ruger being great customer service folks took care of me with a new carrier. Went out and it was doing the same thing. Third carrier was the charm. They actually redesigned the carrier the last time so I had to wait a couple weeks for the new one. If anyone is interested I'll throw pics up. The issue was the inner hollow portion of the carrier was not properly rounded. When it was chromed it caused chrome burring where chrome tends to build up on the edge. The new design calls for a rounded break edge. I have now run hundreds of rounds through the pipe and the buffer face is just like new. I thought I'd ask if anyone else has experienced it. I couldn't and still don't see where anyone else has had the problem. I cannot be the only one? I also cannot run gen3 Pmags but I think I have the fix, more on that after some testing to prove it.
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My apologies for steering the tread off topic. I was trying to respond to a compensator comment a couple pages back and it ended up way down here. I have a SR 762 early build of October 2013. Within 40 rounds the BC was chewing a ring in the buffer face leaving metal all through the lower. Ruger being great customer service folks took care of me with a new carrier. Went out and it was doing the same thing. Third carrier was the charm. They actually redesigned the carrier the last time so I had to wait a couple weeks for the new one. If anyone is interested I'll throw pics up. The issue was the inner hollow portion of the carrier was not properly rounded. When it was chromed it caused chrome burring where chrome tends to build up on the edge. The new design calls for a rounded break edge. I have now run hundreds of rounds through the pipe and the buffer face is just like new. I thought I'd ask if anyone else has experienced it. I couldn't and still don't see where anyone else has had the problem. I cannot be the only one? I also cannot run gen3 Pmags but I think I have the fix, more on that after some testing to prove it.
yeah I have heard of that before with the 762.... and I also heard that they redesigned the bolt carrier like you were saying.....so you're definitely not the only one.... I seen videos of the problem with the Sr 556 on YouTube before also
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My apologies for steering the tread off topic. I was trying to respond to a compensator comment a couple pages back and it ended up way down here. I have a SR 762 early build of October 2013. Within 40 rounds the BC was chewing a ring in the buffer face leaving metal all through the lower. Ruger being great customer service folks took care of me with a new carrier. Went out and it was doing the same thing. Third carrier was the charm. They actually redesigned the carrier the last time so I had to wait a couple weeks for the new one. If anyone is interested I'll throw pics up. The issue was the inner hollow portion of the carrier was not properly rounded. When it was chromed it caused chrome burring where chrome tends to build up on the edge. The new design calls for a rounded break edge. I have now run hundreds of rounds through the pipe and the buffer face is just like new. I thought I'd ask if anyone else has experienced it. I couldn't and still don't see where anyone else has had the problem. I cannot be the only one? I also cannot run gen3 Pmags but I think I have the fix, more on that after some testing to prove it.
I'd like to see some pics if you don't mind.....Thanks
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