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Old 09-13-2007, 11:04 AM   #1
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ACCUWEDGE RIFLE BUFFER/UP. RECEIV. GAP CLOSURE HELP


I just received an order from "Cheaper Than Dirt" containing a variety of stuff for my Bushie M4orgery. Among the stuff was a pack of AR-15 Accuwedge Rifle Buffers and AR-15 Upper Receiver Gap Closures. Unfortunatly no info was enclosed as where or how to position these.
Possibly they're idiot simple -- but I thought I'd ask for some help from someone with experience since this is gun stuff.
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Old 09-13-2007, 01:49 PM   #2
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just type in accu-wedge in your search engine and you'll get a diagram showing how it goes it- basically, just aft of your pushppin with the thin part of the wedge up, the round part resting against the lower- as to how much good they do, it's debateable
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Old 09-13-2007, 02:03 PM   #3
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Thanks T-star.
Yeah, I've heard there's doubt about whether they do something or not .... but for $4.95 what the heck? Can't go too far wrong atleast!
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Old 09-13-2007, 04:58 PM   #4
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actually, it can do more harm than good- the same "wedging " action that forces the upper and lower parts together for a better fit canmake it almost impossible to get the fool thing back open again- i've seen some guys with these installed have to take a screwdriver as a prybar to get the top and bottom open- it really depends on what ar/m16 you have and how the top and bottom fit together- if it's fairly new and reasonably tight anyway, it's not going to do much and may even cause aforesaid sitiation- if it's an old sp1 or nam era that rattles like a model t, yes it's got to help
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Old 09-13-2007, 07:43 PM   #5
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Okay .... that's good to know, too. I tried to insert one as the picture in one of the sites I visited from a google search showed, and I found that it was impossible to close the upper and lower all the way together to get the pin back in. Rather than trying to apply any more force to it, I decided not to risk anything and removed the wedge. I decided that I won't be using them afterall. I guess my instincts were good as I might now easily predict I might wind up being one of those guys prying the weapon apart with a screwdriver.
Lesson learned.
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Old 09-16-2007, 01:51 PM   #6
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Despite the hype, the accuwedge does NOTHING to improve accuracy. It's only real function in life is to remove the rattle of loose fitting uppers and lowers. Accuracy in an AR is determined by the barrel/barrel extension, bolt/bolt carrier fit. Some of my most accurate AR's rattle like a son of a gun. When they first came out I put them in all my AR's, now they're all sitting in the bottom drawer of my tool box. Hope you enjoy shooting your AR as they're a wonderfully accurate rifle.
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Old 09-16-2007, 04:10 PM   #7
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accuwedge

Those just take the rattle out. My wedge was too tight too and I shaved a little off the bottom so it fit right. At the range last week I saw an AR with some pins in them that you install the pin and then twist it and the two halves tighten right up. No wedge needed. That looked pretty good. I am not sure where he got them, but might be a little better. My wedge has been in there for a couple of years. Still doesn't rattle.
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Add a no 6 (IIRC) o-ring to the FRONT takedown lug. It will stop all play, not fall out, not interfere, and is a ton cheaper.
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