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    Castle Nut Wrench

    What type of wrench do you guys use for the buffer tube castle nut?
    Also, how critical is torquing the castle nut to 40 ft/lbs and staking it?

    #2
    Have the tool in huntington if you wanna use it. Actually heading over to Dix hills shortly

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      #3
      Originally posted by Heartlessmcfly View Post
      Have the tool in huntington if you wanna use it. Actually heading over to Dix hills shortly
      My parts kit hasn't arrived yet. I may take you up on it when it gets here. Thanks!
      Do you usually torque it down?

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        #4
        I just use an Amazon AR multi- tool. Give it a good turn and your g2g. I don't stake them either. A dozen builds and never an issue.

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          #5
          Tapco.

          http://www.midwayusa.com/product/747...lti-tool-ar-15

          I did not torque or stake the buffer nut. Although, I will torque the barrel nut when I get around to it.
          Give a man fire, and he stays warm for one night. Set a man on fire, and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

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            #6
            Staking is the Milspec requirement. Most light or not serious use ARs can get away with not staking the castle nut down. Any LE or SD use guns should have it staked. There are alot of cheap Chinese knockoff AR wrenchs out in the market and they definetly dont hold up. I purchased Brownells wrench and never looked back. If you need to borrow it let me know via PM

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              #7
              The Magpul armor's wrench is nice also.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Dank27 View Post
                The Magpul armor's wrench is nice also.
                Mucho dinero.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by bberetta1 View Post

                  Mucho dinero.
                  Agreed. Honestly my $20 Amazon wrench has helped me assemply quite a few rifles and never an issue.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dank27 View Post

                    Agreed. Honestly my $20 Amazon wrench has helped me assemply quite a few rifles and never an issue.
                    Which one do you have?

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                      #11
                      Get the one with the bottle opener built in, think it's Tapco.

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                        #12
                        https://www.amazon.com/Sports-AR15-C...s=Ar+15+wrench

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                          #13
                          Gotcha. Thanks. Some people complained about the finish on that one messing up their rifle. I'm guessing that was not a problem for you?

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by bberetta1 View Post
                            Gotcha. Thanks. Some people complained about the finish on that one messing up their rifle. I'm guessing that was not a problem for you?
                            Truthfully, castle nuts and barrell nuts are the most common uses. With a bit of care in your process you should have no issues. Especially if you arent mass producing anything with it.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by LazyLab View Post
                              Get the one with the bottle opener built in, think it's Tapco.
                              Well, that is an important feature, ... but yeah, I always heard that people tried other [cheaper] tools and ended up with Tapco. So I bought one right off. One of the few things amazon over-charges for. I think I got mine from Midway or maybe Brownells, I don't remember.
                              Give a man fire, and he stays warm for one night. Set a man on fire, and he stays warm for the rest of his life.

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