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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I have a RRA ar15, and I just purchased an accu-wedge for it tonight. I'm doing exactly what the instructions say to do, but there isn't a chance in hell of squeezing the upper and lower together to push the pin through. i still have probably 1/8" that remains and I cannot get it to close further. I've tried clamps and it still won't close further. Any suggestions? Is it possible that it's just too thick and won't work regardless? maybe shaving a little bit off the bottom is the solution. Anyways if you have any solutions I'd be glad to hear them, as I'm frustrated with trying to get it in.
 
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Discussion Starter · #2 ·
Mine was tough, hard to get closed and impossible to open without a 2nd set of hands. I took a knife and shaved about 1/16" off the bottom, and now my DPMS closes firmly but I can still remove the pin without a punch or a helper.

David Tubb writes that the play between the upper and lower does little if at all to affect the accuracy of an AR-15, since the bolt is contained in the upper receiver. I tend to believe that guy when it comes to AR's, so as long as my AR is pretty snug with no play, I don't need a whole lot of tension there.
 
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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
I give up, I just trimmed probably 1/8" off and it still won't go together, so screw it!! biggest waste of $8 in a long time. Not a whole lot left to trim off on the bottom, so something is either screwy with that wedge, or my gun just isn't made to accept one easily. still won't even go in using clamps, and the clamps are pulling a lot stronger than my hands can squeeze.
 
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Discussion Starter · #4 ·
THe JP tension pin is worth it's weight in gold as far as I am concerned. No struggling, no wedging, no extra hands needed. The only drawback is you need tools to get it out.
 
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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
If your recevers don't lock up tight, I would also go with the adjustable pins from JP Enterprise www.jprifles.com ,and it has alreadey been said that the lock up between the upper and lower dosen't make much diffrence in how it shoots.
 
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Discussion Starter · #6 ·
i've decided to say screw it. the wedge is in the trash, and I'm not spending money on anything else for that lol. My money will be better spent toward ammo and magazines, than on pieces of crap like this wedge!
 
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Discussion Starter · #7 ·
40SWXDSHOOTER said:
If your recevers don't lock up tight, I would also go with the adjustable pins from JP Enterprise www.jprifles.com ,and it has alreadey been said that the lock up between the upper and lower dosen't make much diffrence in how it shoots.
Hey there's that website!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #8 ·
jednp said:
i've decided to say screw it. the wedge is in the trash, and I'm not spending money on anything else for that lol. My money will be better spent toward ammo and magazines, than on pieces of crap like this wedge!
You could get a cool sling too. Or maybe an ACOG!!
 
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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
I have a good sling. I don't know about the acog yet. My friend who is in the marines, and has spent almost 2 years in iraq says he hates his acog. Also says a lot of his guys don't like them either. They preferred their aimpoints, or eotechs more.
 
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Discussion Starter · #11 ·
Its my opinion that EOTechs are the best sight, however, I understand that the Aimpoints battery life is absolutely superior in every way to the EOTech.

If you buy an EOTech, get the AA version! I got the type N-battery version, and while its OK, it does drain batteries faster than I wished.
 
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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
I have an EOTech, ACOG, and live about 17 miles from JP Enterprise. I was out with the ACOG this afternoon, and I love the damm thing. I use it for ranges from 50 yrds and out. I have found that the dot type scopes are realy fast inside of 50 yrds, but if your targets are 100-400 yrds out the ACOG is hard to beat.
As for the Marines not liking them, if I was doing alot of house clearing, and close in work I agree the dots might be better.
 
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Discussion Starter · #13 ·
of course they aren't good for close range, but he was saying they hated them for longer range. Said there are a lot better things out there to use for longer range. I'd trust what he has to say too, because he's a USMC certified firearms instructor, has had 2 tours in Iraq, has trained forces of other countries around the world, and is currently an EOD tech. So, his experience with stuff over there is something I take honestly.

i don't know what made the acogs so bad, but he hated them. hated them so bad that even tho they are issued free to them, he'd rather spend his own money on other things, as would most of his guys.
 
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Discussion Starter · #14 ·
I have this "AR-15 Book" that Guns and Ammo published earlier this year and it has soldiers accouting about optics and so on. Most talked about 6x + power for prefered optics, as ambushes typically occur at distances where magnification is needed. They had pictures of guys sighting in their M-16's with standard 3.5-14 power scopes, looked like Burris or Simmons type scopes that you get at the Academy or so on. I don't have the magazine with me, so I'm just going off by what I remember reading.
 
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Discussion Starter · #15 ·
Getting back on topic.....just wondering if you really needed the accu-wedge in the first place? Was there really that much "wiggle" between the upper and the lower?
 
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Discussion Starter · #16 ·
just a tiny bit, not much at all. I don't think I needed it. All I know is I read all over the place that it's a good thing to put in, so I followed suit and got one. waste of freakin money and time!
 
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Discussion Starter · #17 ·
jednp said:
just a tiny bit, not much at all. I don't think I needed it. All I know is I read all over the place that it's a good thing to put in, so I followed suit and got one. waste of freakin money and time!
If you have a tiny bit of wiggle, just use a small piece from a matchbook between the upper and lower. If you need more, fold the matchbook over. Seriously, it works great.
 
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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
What kind of upper and lower did you have anyway? By the way, I know a lot of people claim it improves accuracy, but how does it really? The accuracy is pretty much derived from the upper reciever only and the barrel.
 
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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
Next time you decide to tighten up your upper and lower fit, just buy a black O-ring that fits around the rear locking post of the upper reciever.
 
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nightraider said:
What kind of upper and lower did you have anyway? By the way, I know a lot of people claim it improves accuracy, but how does it really? The accuracy is pretty much derived from the upper reciever only and the barrel.
don't ask me specifics, as I bought this rifle from someone who had bought the separates complete, and put them together. It's a RRA though. here's the best pic I have of the moment that I can quickly put up.
 
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