Firearm & Gun Forum - FireArmsTalk.com > Long Guns > Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion > AR-15 Discussion > Rock River 458 socom detail stripped

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-02-2010, 03:00 AM   #1
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,221
Liked 4463 Times on 2355 Posts
Likes Given: 255

Default Rock River 458 socom detail stripped

so i completely dissassembled my 458 socom upper tonite getting it ready for my deer hunt next week. found that RRA did not use a peel washer to orient the flash supressor they used a generic washer and a drop of loctite. will have to rectify that when i get back. kinda disapointed in the reliance of loctite in place of a cheap peel washer.



__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today - It's Free!

Are you a firearms enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Firearms Talk is owned and operated by fellow firearms enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information.

Join FirearmsTalk.com Today! - Click Here


Old 12-02-2010, 12:15 PM   #2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: St. Louis,Missouri
Posts: 1,121
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts

Default

Generic, as in a common flat washer - or a "crush" washer (coned)?



__________________
What is this 100m you speak of?! Here in AMERICA we shoot in YARDS boy, a meter is something I use to measure voltage with.
-- Dillinger

Wer anderen etwas vorgedacht, wird jahrelang nur ausgelacht.
Begreift man die Entdeckung endlich, so nennt sie jeder selbstverständlich.
-- Wilhelm Busch
Highpower is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-02-2010, 01:56 PM   #3
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,221
Liked 4463 Times on 2355 Posts
Likes Given: 255

Default

as in common flat washer style. its a little thicker around .2 inch but its just a flat ring of steel. if i snug the hider down just hand tight no tools the a2 style hider the flat part that is normally parrelel to the ground under the barrel is to the right and straight up and down.

i know what a peel washer is ive installed enough of em and loctiting the flas hider is a not a correct means of attachment. im not sure this extends to all RRA A2 style hiders but its whats on my 458 socom upper.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 01:15 AM   #4
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,685
Liked 1798 Times on 921 Posts
Likes Given: 971

Default

Give me a Crush Washer anytime. They are easy to work with. The other issue is only use them once. Normally if you take them off and reinstall them they will crush too much in front of the front lip of the barrel and the threaded area that the Flash Hider screws onto and you will have to cut it off if you remove it after that. The Loctite I have never known of Rock River using any on the flash hider and crush washer area.

__________________
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 01:22 AM   #5
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,221
Liked 4463 Times on 2355 Posts
Likes Given: 255

Default

once i got the free float off and the hider off they only used a drop on each. maybe its just the 458 uppers. i c=vastly prefer peel washers as i can orient the hider anyway i wish.

__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 02:37 PM   #6
Supporting Member
FTF_SUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Sniper03's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 4,685
Liked 1798 Times on 921 Posts
Likes Given: 971

Default

John,

What do you think of that RRA 458 SOCOM. We used one on hogs in Texas on one of the Outdoor Channel Shows. The pigs were """DRT""". We were using a 340 Gr Bullet.
Take Care!

03

__________________
Sniper03 is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 03:14 PM   #7
Moderator
FTF_MODERATOR.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
JonM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Rochester WI,Rochester WI
Posts: 16,221
Liked 4463 Times on 2355 Posts
Likes Given: 255

Default

so far accuracy is superior i can get moa out of mine with 350 grn hornady rn. this week im going hunting with it first time for the socom. whittail hogs javelina. im a huge AR fan. my hunting rifle for the last 20 odd years has been a winchester mod 70 in 458 winmag loaded down to the 458 socom levels using the same 458 350 grn rn. i am totally psyched about it. but proof is in the pudding. i have little doubt it will perform well since i been using the same round ballistically for decades. now i have it in a semi that is easier to shoot and lighter.

the main drawback so far is its a little tricky to load for. takes a while to get brass. but i finally got my dillon xl650 setup to load progressive with the case feeder working. that wasnt easy since dillon claimed it wouldnt work with the case feeder. it does.

the quality of the rra components is very good with the small exceptions noted above but those are minor compaired to price and overall quality. mine is the midlength version. it works very well. ive fired about 250 rounds so far no issues.

it uses standard ar15 mags without mods. if your a hunter and reloader the selection of premium hunting bullets is enormous. more so than any other ar15 upper.



__________________

"Gun control: The theory that a woman found dead in an alley, raped and strangled with her panty hose, is somehow morally superior to a woman explaining to police how her attacker got that fatal bullet wound." — L. Neil Smith

The problem with being stupid is you cannot simply decide to stop doing dumb things...

JonM is offline  
 
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Firearms Forum Replies Last Post
Selling a Rock River Arms LAR-458 Socom ONLY $975.00 HK911 Sponsor Display 4 01-07-2012 01:59 PM
WTS Rock River Arms stripped lower and LPK package michiana Sponsor Display 0 09-28-2009 11:45 PM
Rock River Arms Stripped Lower michiana Sponsor Display 3 09-25-2009 02:34 AM
.450 Bushmaster vs. rock river .458 SOCOM? mwsfarm AR-15 Discussion 3 01-16-2009 05:21 AM
Rock River .308 jleeper719 Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 1 08-10-2007 09:32 PM