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Barrel nut on bull barrel AR?

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by clearconscience, Apr 30, 2014.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    So I'm trying to finish my AR build and I got a regular barrel nut tried to put it on but it won't fit over the bull barrel. Is there different size barrel nuts?
    Or is it just that i have to file down the nut to fit over the larger barrel?
     
  2. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    Sounds like one of the parts is a tad out of spec. I would just file evenly the nut until it fits.
     
  3. Doc In UPlace

    Doc In UPlace Tacoma-ish Well-Known Member

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    A small sanding drum in drill press using fine grit...
     
  4. Nwcid

    Nwcid Yakima and N of Spokane Well-Known Member

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    I agree with the above, but also might call whoever made the barrel and see what nut they use......
     
  5. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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    This is the best method, if you happen to have the machines.

    Is this a DPMS barrel by any chance?
     
  6. das_napeth

    das_napeth Snohomish, WA Member

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    Common problem with bull barrels. It's like 4 thousandths off or something.
     
  7. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    It's a Stag 24" bull barrel.
    One heck of a beatin stick.

    For a $10 barrel nut i'll try sanding it down. I have a dremel i'm pretty comfortable with. If it comes out bad i'll just buy another one. Just don't want to scratch up the barrel sliding it on, but i was thinking about just putting masking tape over it to slide it one, adds more thickness but i think it will work.

    Thanks everyone!
     
  8. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    Well once i reamed it out a little worked great. Used my dremel and a course and fine sanding wheels and it polished up really nice.
    Got it all together now I can't wait to shoot it!
    Here's a bad pic but gives you an idea

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