Staking the AR

Discussion in 'General Firearms Discussion' started by slade601, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. slade601

    slade601 Member

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    Went and put some rounds out of my ar again a few days ago. Went I came back home I noticed my stock was a bit out of line. Long story short the castle nut had become a bit loose. Waiting to get the stock wrench to tighten it back down.

    But I'm considering going ahead and staking it. Have any of you staked yours as well? Is there any reason not to? Don't really plan on changing out the buffer tube or backing plate.
     
  2. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Buffer springs do go bad, and the tube can wear on the inside from the spring moving. Probably need a new barrel at that point but some do shoot that much.
     

  3. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Just LocTite it.;)
     
  4. Dagwood

    Dagwood Supporting Member

    Ditto on the loctite. I wouldn't stake it.
     
  5. Can I recommend blue loctite. the red is meant for permanent fixture. Seriously sometimes red loctite might as well be staked.

    I have never had something back out with the blue (Medium) loctite