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Old 03-16-2017, 20:53   #1
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Accu strut

I received my new parts thank you Kevin from Accu strut. Here is a picture and it now looks even but there is a gap at the gas block side as you can see. Is this normal?
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Old 03-17-2017, 00:15   #2
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Looks a little strange to me. Why won't the strut move back more?
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Old 03-17-2017, 10:27   #3
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When I push it back it becomes out of alignment with the clamps and is crooked again. This is the only way it will go on straight. At that spot that's as far back as it will go.
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I want to follow this thread. Are you saying the barrel taper prevents the barrel clamp from being moved back?
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Old 03-18-2017, 17:01   #5
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When I push it back it becomes out of alignment with the clamps and is crooked again. This is the only way it will go on straight. At that spot that's as far back as it will go.
OK. This is unusual. I will have to run this by a couple other folks.
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Flash if I move the strut back on the gas block it shifts up or down causing the front clamps to be out of line and making the strut Crooked.
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Old 03-18-2017, 20:25   #7
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Every pic of an Accustrut I have seen has a small gap even the ones on the Accustrut site. Not quite as much as yours. Looks like the web on the gas block has some deformation.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:12   #8
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I just went back and checked my Accustrut on my SS 5817 and there is zero gap at the gas block.
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Originally Posted by GAMEOVER View Post
I just went back and checked my Accustrut on my SS 5817 and there is zero gap at the gas block.
Same with my 583 Series Ranch.
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I'm at a loss here. I'd be willing to send another strut if you thought it might help.
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Should the gas block be moved forward a small amount?

I don't see the gap as anything but esthetic. If it's improving the accuracy I wouldn't worry about it.
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Could you send me a strut and if it does the same thing I'll gladly send it back to you.
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Could you send me a strut and if it does the same thing I'll gladly send it back to you.
Will do.
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Should the gas block be moved forward a small amount?
Theres a reason its called the gas block, it lines up with a little hole in the barrel! You could do it, but not sure how the rifle would react.
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The gas block probably has poor QC. If you look at how your strut fits up compared to mine, you will see some geometry differences.

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One thing about the gas blocks I've on my minis, take the halves and square them up on a flat stone, then use a dowel to square the channel.
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One thing about the gas blocks I've on my minis, take the halves and square them up on a flat stone, then use a dowel to square the channel.
Can you expand on use of a dowel to square the channel? I would like to do both of your recommendations the next time I remove my gas block.
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I used an emery cloth or a metal sandpaper wrapped around a dowel that fit the channel pretty close, laid the halve on top and worked back and forth a few times, it shouldn't take much. I tried to work the barrel around the gas block mating surface too, tried to get the best possible fit.
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