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  1. CocknRock

    Poly80 Problem

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    Poly80 Problem

    I finally received the Poly80 kit I ordered from The Delta Team in Utah. Everything was in the kit and the lower looked fine.......but my mil-spec buffer tube will not thread into the poly lower. Yes, I've checked the threads on the lower and the tube....they are perfect, yes, I've made certain the parts are not at an angle to each other.........what else can I check? I can turn the tube one turn, that's one 360 degree rotation into the lower's threads, then total lock up......I mean there is no freaking way it can be turned anymore without the Hulk wrenching on it. I've Emailed them, Poly80, about the problem but don't expect to get an answer in an expiditious manner because of my experience with many gun related businesses. Once they have our $$$ then their priority is certainly not us.....well, at least that's my experience. Anyway, trying to put my negative inclinations aside, do you have an idea what I can do to fit my mil-spec buffer tube into the poly80 receiver.....hopefully short of destroying the threads? Thanks, VR Escondido, CA
  3. CocknRock

    M-Lok Works, Finally

    I am updating one of my AR15's with new Magpul furniture and among a variety of frustrations, like removing and installing roll pins and trying to find itsy bitsy springs that go ballistic and end up in a parallel universe, I have just finished my close encounter with their M-Lok rail. Good grief, I like Magpul stuff but none of it has been, 'easy' for me to install. The first sentence in their online M-Lok instructions: "The M-LOK direct attachment system is extremely intuitive and easy to use." I have to admit they have a sense of humor. Maybe it's easy for their rocket scientist type customers. Anyway, I finally figured it out with the help of their detailed pictorial installation instructions for dummies.
  4. CocknRock

    80% Lower Legal in CA?

    Thanks, I'll do that.
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    80% Lower Legal in CA?

    Although I probably don't have the skill necessary to turn an 80% lower into a working lower receiver, nor would I likely invest the $500.00 dollars, give or take, for the quality tools required plus the 80% lower, I am curious. Is an 80% lower receiver manufactured by a private party into a functioning lower receiver legal in CA? Thanks, VR
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    M-Lok, Polymer or Metal?

    Wow, Chiefs just returned opening kickoff with 105 yard run to the end zone......yippee! Anyway, I just ordered two M-Lok rails via Amazon.com. Normally $24.00 each for 9 slot, got them for $39.00 including tax and free shipping. Originally was thinking 5 slot, maybe 3 slot but finally figured out the 9 slot would give me the capacity and adjustment range I may need especially if I need to do both a sling and vertical grip on the rail. One of the Magpul handguards is mid-length and the other is carbine length. The material looks pretty beefy so I hope installing metal rails won't stress them out.
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    M-Lok, Polymer or Metal?

    Okay, you guys have confirmed my suspicions. Thanks.....damn it.
  8. CocknRock

    M-Lok, Polymer or Metal?

    I'm putting new Magpul MOE SL handquards on two AR15's and need to get a few M-Lok rails to hang a couple accessories like sling rings and foregrips. I want the 5 slot size. Aluminum is $19.95 ea. and polymer is $9.95 ea. I'm guessing the polymer will eventually wear and accessories may start to wobble on the rails but I don't know. Opinions are welcome. I'd certainly prefer to spend 50% less $$$ for the polymer if there's a good chance they will hold up to the light range duty they'd get from me a few times a year. Thanks.
  9. CocknRock

    What Have I Got?

    Okay, I give up, what the heck is a PMAG? Okay, I Googled, of course, Magpul. Which gives me another nit to pick! I have several Pmags which refuse to work in my AR's. I have a bunch of 20 and 30 rd metal mags none of which have ever failed. Now that they are illegal to use in California I have several 10 rd Pmags to use at the range.....but they don't work! I've had to buy several very cheap 10 rounder metal mags and they work fine. I've contacted Magpul and they have virtually no comment even after I've sent pictures of the mags and told them where I think the problem is......the back rib, as I recall. Sheesh, more $$$ flushed down the drain, however I have their handguards, stocks, grips, bad levers, etc., and they are great....but man, their 10 round Pmags really suck in my guns.
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    What Have I Got?

    By the way, I paid $59.00 for the Aero Precision upper from Brownell's plus 5 or 6 bucks shipping. It's forged aluminum, perfect in every respect as far as I can tell, plus the American flag is lasered onto the top flat rail, so I can't complain. I just went to Brownell's.com and this same upper is now $85.00. I guess timing is everything, as they say. Take Care, VR
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    What Have I Got?

    No, but I do order stuff from Brownell's. Which reminds me of a little nit I'd like to pick with them. Yesterday, after a two week wait, I finally received a stripped AR15 upper, made by Aero Precision. It took two weeks....14 days.....for an in stock item at Brownell's to travel less than 2000 miles. The holiday season hasn't slowed down anyone else. Good grief, hate to whine, but I order stuff online all the time and Brownell's is by far the slowest at shipping.....far slower than Midway or Cheaper Than Dirt or anyone on eBay.com. WTF? I guess I'd rather pay for their mule train service than pay others for outrageous shipping charges......like what Cheaper Than Dirt is famous for. Midway has been by far the best by my experience when it comes to shipping speed and cost. Another thing that bugs me about all of these companies is the continual, "out of stock" situation. Okay, rant over. I should put "patience" on my New Year resolution list, Anyway, I ordered a mil-spec buffer tube, spring, castle nut and plate made by AR Stoner($39.95) from Midway.....but, of course, it is on backorder.....damn it. I've seen the same parts go for well over $150-200.00. I don't get it. Will my AR15 blow up using AR Stoner? Didn't Stoner/Colt invent the AR15 and still make good parts? PS What does Brownell's charge for these parts? I am sure I looked but can't remember. Seems I recall just for a tube alone they charged over $65 bucks for some of their items. I'm cheap.
  12. CocknRock

    Buffer Tube From Mars?

    Yes, it is nice to know I have spare parts, somewhere.
  13. CocknRock

    What Have I Got?

    Bless you, I was hoping that would be the case. Thanks!
  14. CocknRock

    What Have I Got?

    Hey, first I must say I am happy to find an AR15 forum that I can join......AR15.com has rejected me twice in a row. You don't need to tell more than twice I am not politically correct or whatever ....so I am not going to ask to be humiliated a third time. It's a mystery to me what their problem is, I gave them a user name and my Email address and they keep telling me, "cannot validate name"....WTF? So, on to more important stuff. My first post yesterday concerned the trouble I was having removing the buffer tube from my elderly Bushmaster. Thanks to Hans I got it off....pure sensuous joy, as a couple others with dirty minds pointed out. Now I want to obtain a collapsible type buffer tube and stock but haven't been able to figure out what the heck I have in my lower receiver......mil-spec or commercial threads? The rifle style tube I removed measures less than mil-spec, 1.1145. Mil-spec is 1.15-1.17, give or take. Commercial is bigger than mil-spec, of course. So, WTF? The Bushmaster Web site FAQ says their tubes are commercial but of course that's for collapsible types and they don't say what my 20 plus year old receiver specs are with it's non-collapsible tube. So, again, I need opinions on what to gamble my $$$ on, mil-spec or commercial? Thanks, VR Escondido, CA
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    Buffer Tube From Mars?

    Well, good idea, but I'll just get a magnet and tape it to my....well, what Trump recently said...the "Schonl*" word. That way I'll save on the cost of a long stick. Hey, just kidding.
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