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To pull the 1998 Stainless Ranch Rifle out and to start a dedicated job of accurizing and tricking it out.

I have UTG triple rail clamps coming and have a couple of questions: 1st- for the strut rod, is there a preference between mild steel, high carbon steel, aluminum, etc. 2nd- Is there any proven theories and/or evidence that drilling the rod and filling it with a substance would be beneficial?

Also, is there any additional integrity gained if one cuts the end if the rod to fit around the webbing on the gas block and then drilling and inserting a roll pin?

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I think the consensus is for aluminum for its heat dissipation. Some even recommend drilling the alum. Rod to increase heat dissipation. Regardless I think you'll be impressed with the effect of the strut.
 

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You want a metal rod with the lowest specific heat you can find. This means it is easily heated up, and heat is easily dissipated. It will draw heat away from the barrel ASAP, and cool down very quickly.

Gold is best, then silver, etc. Copper would be great, aluminum is probably the most practical.

The strut is only the beginning man. Bed it, trigger job, etc. That'll make it a great rifle easily capable of 2 MOA
 

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You want a metal rod with the lowest specific heat you can find. This means it is easily heated up, and heat is easily dissipated. It will draw heat away from the barrel ASAP, and cool down very quickly.

Gold is best, then silver, etc. Copper would be great, aluminum is probably the most practical.

The strut is only the beginning man. Bed it, trigger job, etc. That'll make it a great rifle easily capable of 2 MOA
If you get this guy to make a strut outta gold or silver you will forever be my hero
 

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Hahah ;)

If made out of gold, it'd only be a 3.5lbs strut and weigh roughly 7 times more than the Aluminum one so why not?

Maybe cost more than the gun but whatever, unimportant details.
 

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Accurizing

Aluminum rod, about 5" long, cut to fit around gas block then drilled and tapped for set screws.5/32" roll pin ground to proper length inserted in existing gas bushing, re torque gas block A Choate muzzle brake, ventilated hand guard, and stock. Wilson shock buffer. Perhaps a tech sight rear sight.Minus the tech sight rear sight;about $150 and it will make a world of difference!
 

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My recommendation is too conduct a baseline accuracy test. Then get a Gun Doc trigger and bedding job. Test again with the same ammo. Then slowly work through other options always measuring accuracy improvments at each stage. At some stage one hits the point of dimishing returns and money is being wasted. Better spent on ammo and factory mags assuming the situation gets better. Practice and lots of ammo is where I would head.
 
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