GUN Anyone here stake their castle nut?

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  1. TATEROTE

    TATEROTE OT Supporter

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    :naughty:

    really though, do you?
     
  2. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    I don't. Never had a problem with it once I had some blue loctite on there.
     
  3. A96HondaAccordCoupeEX

    A96HondaAccordCoupeEX Silver Member

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    i put some blue loctite instead.
     
  4. Paul Revere

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    just some blue loctite
     
  5. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    I have tightened the shit outta mine and they haven't backed off so far. :dunno:
     
  6. GarandBobcat

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    for those looking to take a carbine class, keep in mind that heat > Loctite. And friction (i.e. the "sprooooiinng!" sound) is a product of friction.

    I'll stake mine when I get it.
     
  7. Clusive

    Clusive Happiness is a belt-fed weapon.

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  8. Paul Revere

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    my CMMG one was slightly loose (didnt loctite or stake it), so i put some blue loctite on it. if it notice it comes lose again i'll stake the fuck out of it.
     
  9. The Cable Guy

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    I highly doubt that the rear of the receiver would be able to achieve temps that would make loctite fail. Sure you get dirty gases all the way back there, but I've never seen a problem with mine from my experiences.
     
  10. Paul Revere

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    and if my lower hasnt generated enough heat to melt the crayon in my lower, it wont generate enough to heat loctite :mamoru:
     
  11. Keesh

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    loctite is a good way to ruin the treads on aluminum receiver extensions if you ever decide to take it off. There was a pic floading around a while back where the threads got pulled out when the castle nut was removed.

    Staking is very simple and easily reversible.
     
  12. The Cable Guy

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    This is true, when I had to take off my receiver extension to install my ASAP, some of my threads were pretty rough.
     
  13. johnson

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    Yep. lol at loctite

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  14. ChipOnShoulder

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    Rainier Arms did mine for me. Looks nice, and hasn't failed me after 8K + rounds on my primary lower receiver.

    My friend with a S&W couldn't stake his Magpul end plate though, so we just used Loc-tite
     
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    Different parts of the lower, bro. Hell, the tube isn't an integral part of the lower at all.

    I'm just giving a what-if. Also, I have to wonder if the buffer and spring banging back and forth might eventually break thru the loctite, if enough isn't used...which, as Cable Guy hinted, could F up the receiver/tube threads.

    Ergo, I'll stake mine, either myself (hammer + punch x3 or however many spots there are that can be staked), or get one that's factory staked.

    Not because I have definitive hard evidence, but because I have uneasy feelings and vague misgivings about the alternative, and the insurance against those is practically free, with no real downsides.
     
  16. The Cable Guy

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    I probably would have tried to stake mine, but I have the ASAP plate now :\
     
  17. Rip The Jacker

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    Staking the Rearden Metal on my Noveske? Thats rich! :rofl:
     
  18. Razardica

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    I'm probably the only guy who will get this.

    Yes, I staked the piss out of my castle nut/receiver plate.
     
  19. ZCP M3

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    No loctite or staking here and haven't noticed it coming loose. Haven't run the piss out of my AR yet either though. :hs:
     
  20. I got it too. :hs: I posted about Rearden Metal last week.


    As far as staking goes, mine's not staked or loctited, and it's never come loose. For heat to break down blue loctite you have to heat it past 300º That just isn't going to happen in a lower.
     
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  21. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Ive broken most loctite by just force
     
  22. Yeah, it's not epoxy. My heat comment was directed to people who said the heat that the lower sees would degrade the loctite.
     
  23. kellyclan

    kellyclan She only loves you when she's drunk.

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    Yes.

    Particularly important if you run a single point.
     
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    replies in here do not surprise me
     

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