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  1. tgace is online now
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    One of the little details to look for in an M4/AR rifle is the "staking" of the castle nut on builds using receiver extension tubes. Staking prevents the nut from backing off under hard use. If that happens you may find your stock turning when you don't want it to.

    Staking is fairly simple. Once the castle nut is tightened to the appropriate torque, take a punch and tap some of the metal from the receiver end plate into one of the notches on the nut. If you need to remove the nut in the future you will have to punch the little tab of metal out of the slot and use one of the other staking slots on the nut when you put it back on.
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    Not a gun guy ... but I can think of tons of other applications where impacts and vibrations wiggle nuts .... I don't know how I have missed such a simple trick
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    I just helped a buddy finish his first AR build. He didn't want to stake his nut, so we went with torquing to spec and blue loctite. I'll be curious to see how it holds up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cassius View Post
    I just helped a buddy finish his first AR build. He didn't want to stake his nut, so we went with torquing to spec and blue loctite. I'll be curious to see how it holds up.
    I've done this before on builds where parts were expected to change sooner rather than later. It should work fine as long as the loctite was given plenty of time to dry.

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