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Old 10-30-2011, 01:52 PM   #11
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My colt sp1 has always had some slop. My rra lower and uppers fit together rock solid.

Just depends on the maker.

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Old 10-30-2011, 03:02 PM   #12
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MY stag is one tight puppy. I always have to tap my pin out and align with the punch to get it back in. No movement at all on that dude.

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I won't say it's uncommon for this to occur, but I am surprised given the quality of the manufacturer in this case. LMT isn't a cheap, lower shelf model.

All the folks above have given good info. I am with Jpyle that you might want to check the spring tension on the rear detent.

Your rear take down pin should require you to clamp down on the upper and to firmly press it out. It definitely should not be "easy" or "light pressure" to just pull it out.

The Accu-wedge is a great product and will serve you well. Be careful. You will IMMEDIATELY encounter people that will give you all sorts of Interwebz BS about how the Accu-Wedge is going to immediately come apart during your first real shooting session, the parts will tumble down into the trigger mech and leave you dead in a ditch.

DO NOT listen to these people. The Accu-Wedge is a very good product and if you just look at it for wear when you clean the weapon, you will see IF it gets to the point of actually seeing wear.

For what it's worth I have seen them get discolored from use, but I have NEVER seen one disintegrate into pieces and lock up a weapon.

If this rubberized wonder is somehow demonized beyond belief in your personal shooting circle, there is another option.

JP Enterprises make "Anti-Walk" pins for the FCG and the Pivot and Take Down pins. Once you install these, "field" stripping becomes a PITA because you need the tools to disassemble them, but it will be a more "steel" solution to your problem.

Personally I like the Accu-Wedge if your rifle experiences this minor issue.

Good luck.

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never noticed any "slop" in my bushmaster AR, but then again, maybe that's because the first "AR" I ever handled was a military M16A2, and it felt "normal" to me.

as long as your sights are not slopping around .011" then you'll be fine!!

if my AR does have that slop and I've just never noticed it, it certainly has not affected my accuracy any. I can maintain quarter sized groups at 30 yards with iron sights, and can hit competition "gongs" and "flash back" targets out to 400 yards with just the iron sights. and never even "dialed in the distance" on the rear sight, just aimed a little high and a little left because of the distance, and the cross wind, took about 2 or 3 shots to find target, and from then on, hit it consistently.

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.......... I am surprised given the quality of the manufacturer in this case. LMT isn't a cheap, lower shelf model.
Yeah JD, that's kinda how I am looking at it. I am curious to how LMT responds to my E mail.

After I hear from LMT, if it is considered within their tolerances, I will definitely order that Accu-wedge. Thanks for the word of confidence on that.

Grateful to trip286 for the heads-up on that.

Thanks all on the great info so far.
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Yeah JD, that's kinda how I am looking at it. I am curious to how LMT responds to my E mail.

After I hear from LMT, if it is considered within their tolerances, I will definitely order that Accu-wedge. Thanks for the word of confidence on that.

Grateful to trip286 for the heads-up on that.

Thanks all on the great info so far.
Fumbles - Please keep us informed.

There is no limit to the number of companies that built a good reputation and had some production issues from growing too fast.

If LMT is the quality company we have all come to respect, I would expect them to be concerned about this issue and make amends.

Good look.

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I'm not sure this is a big deal. My pony has a wedge in it. I thought it was from the factory.
I was thinking about getting one for my PSA home build, but it doesn't rattle or wiggle at all.

I want an LMT when I grow up. Rattle or no

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