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Old 07-19-2011, 03:26 AM   #11
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i wouldnt use a vice the reciever is very easy to crush. have a friend hold the reciever.



thats a decent enough kit then.
How much do I tighten it? I've red that you "tighten 3 times, then line it up". What the bloody hell does that even mean?
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if you reallllly need one pm me and ill mail ya my wrench and block if you promise to send it back when your done.

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Here is a link to the kit I bought from Brownells.

AR-15/M16 CRITICAL TOOL KIT - Brownells
That's a really awesome kit I will have to look into in the future, but I can't afford to drop another $100 just yet.
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35-50 lbs. whenever the nut aligns with the gas port in that range. i set mine to 30ft pounds due to thhe added length of the wrench on the torque wrench itself.

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I have no idea how to tell the poundage. Do I guestimate?

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I have no idea how to tell the poundage. Do I guestimate?
you need a torque wrench for poundage. any shade tree mechanic has two or three laying about
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I heard places like autozone would let me borrow one, think that's true?

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I heard places like autozone would let me borrow one, think that's true?
yes. they typically just ask for a deposit which you get back when you return it. its typically enough to cover the cost of a new one if you dont bring it back.
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Perfect, one less thing I have to buy! Thank you guys for all your help! I'll be back again when I need more

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Are you sure the upper receiver is unassembled in this kit? Many kits come with it assembled and you just build the stripped lower. Del-Ton for one... It would be worth shopping around more.

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