f> AR 556 Delta Ring Issue - Ruger Forum

Ruger Forum

AR 556 Delta Ring Issue

This is a discussion on AR 556 Delta Ring Issue within the Ruger Semi-Auto forums, part of the Rifle & Shotgun Forum category; I put a 2 piece ncstar drop in quad rail on my ar556 and noticed after the range yesterday that the delta ring had actually ...


Go Back   Ruger Forum > Rifle & Shotgun Forum > Ruger Semi-Auto

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes

Old December 5th, 2016, 08:58 AM   #1
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4
kantzds is on a distinguished road
AR 556 Delta Ring Issue

I put a 2 piece ncstar drop in quad rail on my ar556 and noticed after the range yesterday that the delta ring had actually loosened up and the rail was wobbly. Anyone else have any similar experiences with this happening and can I put lock tite on the delta ring threads to keep it from loosening up? I know most people have problems with the delta ring not coming loose but I have the opposite. Thanks!



kantzds is offline  
Advertisements
Old December 5th, 2016, 11:58 AM   #2
 
garyji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Western North Carolina
Posts: 95
garyji is on a distinguished road
I would not get Loctite anywhere near the Delta Ring!! Conventional wisdom is to put a small amount of Anti-seize/grease on it and hand tighten only. If it's coming loose, tighten a bit more/check it during your outings.

G.
garyji is offline  
Old December 5th, 2016, 02:41 PM   #3
 
Spike12's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New Hampshire
Posts: 3,560
Spike12 has a spectacular aura aboutSpike12 has a spectacular aura about
Yup, anti-seize and that's IT. Make sure the new piece fits correctly and hand tighten only.

If you want to hate yourself forever, go ahead and use Lock-tite.
Spike12 is offline  
 
Old December 6th, 2016, 07:55 AM   #4
 
2ffat's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Southside Virginia
Posts: 1,685
2ffat is on a distinguished road
Yes, the first few rounds rounds through my AR-556 did loosen my ring after replacing the hand guard. I did expect it to come loose so I inspected it every few rounds. I hand tightened it again and I haven't had a problem since.
2ffat is offline  
Old December 6th, 2016, 09:23 AM   #5
 
Maddmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Boondocks NE IA.
Posts: 2,695
Maddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of light
ONLY use a bit of anti-seize, nothing else and as hand tight as you can get it when it's cold. After it gets warmed up a bit after shooting, keep checking it to make sure it's staying tight and eventually it will stay tight.

Stay safe and ONLY do it with an empty chamber and the mag removed.
Maddmax is offline  
Old December 6th, 2016, 01:21 PM   #6
 
Beachcityboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Southeast Texas Coast
Posts: 54
Beachcityboy is on a distinguished road
Get it as tight as you can by hand, then snug it a little more with a strap wrench. You'll need the strap wrench to loosen it next time you need it off.

Beachcityboy is offline  
Old December 28th, 2016, 11:09 AM   #7
 
wardboy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1
wardboy is on a distinguished road
Had the exact same issue with my NCStar quad rail Christmas Day. I kept hand tightening it every few shots and it has stayed solid since.
wardboy is offline  
Old January 14th, 2017, 07:02 PM   #8
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: N.W. OHIO
Posts: 7
Photobob is on a distinguished road
Wardboy, Did you have to modify the NCstar quad to get it to fit on properly? I just got mine and I am having a hard time getting it beyond the teeth near the delta ring. It almost looks like the quad rail needs to have a small grove put in it with a dremel.
Photobob is offline  
Old January 15th, 2017, 06:42 AM   #9
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4
kantzds is on a distinguished road
After a range trip yesterday I seemed to have to tighten after every couple groups. Still have to check it again later but hopefully it's locked down now.
kantzds is offline  
Old January 15th, 2017, 06:44 AM   #10
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Ohio
Posts: 4
kantzds is on a distinguished road
Photobob I found that once you assemble it, tighten the delta ring before screwing the rail together. Helps get the rail where it needs to be. Don't know if this will help for your issue or not.
kantzds is offline  
Old January 15th, 2017, 07:05 AM   #11
 
Maddmax's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Boondocks NE IA.
Posts: 2,695
Maddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of lightMaddmax is a glorious beacon of light
Had a brand new one come in the store Friday and the ring was just finger tight. Loosened it with two fingers.
Maddmax is offline  
Old January 15th, 2017, 08:13 AM   #12
 
MeagerHair's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Fox Valley of Wisconsin
Posts: 4,666
MeagerHair has a spectacular aura aboutMeagerHair has a spectacular aura aboutMeagerHair has a spectacular aura about
If you never plan on removing your barrel "EVER" some good old Loctite 271 red should permanently affix your Delta ring.
MeagerHair is offline  
Old January 15th, 2017, 09:25 AM   #13
 
ditto1958's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 4,013
ditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really niceditto1958 is just really nice
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maddmax View Post
ONLY use a bit of anti-seize, nothing else...
So... I should think about removing the bacon grease I have on mine?
ditto1958 is offline  
Old February 25th, 2017, 04:23 AM   #14
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Downey, California
Posts: 8
bigguygonz is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by kantzds View Post
I put a 2 piece ncstar drop in quad rail on my ar556 and noticed after the range yesterday that the delta ring had actually loosened up and the rail was wobbly. Anyone else have any similar experiences with this happening and can I put lock tite on the delta ring threads to keep it from loosening up? I know most people have problems with the delta ring not coming loose but I have the opposite. Thanks!


Same thing happened to me yesterday, in fact it's happened to me twice when shooting after installing aftermarket guards.

First was a fab defense tri rail that was so snug I could barely get it on. Second was an NcStar drop in mlok.

Both times I was able to hand tighten on the spot and in the case of the fab defense guard, didn't have an issue again.

If I do run into it again, I'm sure I'll just use it as an excuse to go free float.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bigguygonz is offline  
Old February 25th, 2017, 04:26 AM   #15
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Downey, California
Posts: 8
bigguygonz is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by Photobob View Post
Wardboy, Did you have to modify the NCstar quad to get it to fit on properly? I just got mine and I am having a hard time getting it beyond the teeth near the delta ring. It almost looks like the quad rail needs to have a small grove put in it with a dremel.


I had to modify mine but my issue was up near the gas block as the QD lug stuck out too far. Nothing my Dremel couldn't handle...




Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
bigguygonz is offline  
Reply

  Ruger Forum > Rifle & Shotgun Forum > Ruger Semi-Auto


Search tags for this page

ruger ar 556 delta ring for sale

,

ruger ar 556 delta ring problems

Click on a term to search for related topics.

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Ruger Forum Discussions
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Issue with delta ring on new AR556? Sarkus Ruger Semi-Auto 56 October 30th, 2016 02:35 PM
Change-out AR 556 Delta Ring redriver Ruger Semi-Auto 12 April 15th, 2016 06:24 AM
Ruger AR 556 Delta ring questions. Ghost769 Rifles 2 August 2nd, 2015 12:40 PM

Top Gun Sites Top Sites List
Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
Copyright © 2006 - 2017 Ruger Forum. All rights reserved.
Ruger Forum is a Ruger Firearms enthusiast's forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Sturm Ruger & Company Inc. of Southport, CT.