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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-09-2018, 01:59 PM Thread Starter
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Ar builders, do you stake the baseplate near the castle nut?

I was watching some AR build videos last night. One thing I noticed that I did not do when I built mine was to stake the base plate in front of the castle nut on the stock tube. Staking prevents the castle nut from loosening. Some say you should stake no matter what, others say its only necessary if you shoot the gun alot or the gun is subject to hard use, such as being tossed into a truck and bounced around, etc. Some people use locktite, and some like me have never done anything save for tightening the nut. I am just curious to see how many people do this.

I may go back and stake mine, I may not. I'm not 100% convinced that its necessary...
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-11-2018, 05:47 PM
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I have some that are staked and some that are not. I mean if you want to ensure that it won't come loose...staking is the way to go.
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nope...I like to have the option to change the gun around if i choose

Also I never had mine come loose ...but then again I'm not in a hard use or life threatening environment
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It's recommended to stake the nut so it doesn't come loose.
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Of the rifles I've built they have not come loose, only time I've ever seen it was on one that had minor work done and just had not been tightened up the whole way. Overall when I'm cleaning and going over my rifle I'll check it to make sure it's snug as it should be.
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