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Barrel nut?

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by conch27, Dec 4, 2011.


  1. conch27

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    So here I am building my new dream AR and I can not get the barrel nut to fit on my heavy fluted barrel. Are there other sized barrel nuts out there or am I just missing something. Any help would be appreciated.
     

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  2. surf

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    Your probably missing something but more info or pics would help.
     

  3. conch27

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    I will do pics in the AM. but as far as info, the barrel nut stops about 7" short of the receiver. It just seems like it is a hair to small. I was not sure if I needed a special nut for this barrel. It is a DPMS 16" heavy fluted barrel. I would have thought all barrel nuts were the same.
     
  4. RWBlue

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  5. Bushflyr

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    IIRC, and it's been a while, DPMS doesn't cut the blank at all on some of their heavy barrels. You can get an oversized barrel nut, but if it's reasonably close just take a flapper wheel or some such and open it up a bit.
     
  6. gryphthemyth

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    A little bit of filing the inside of the nut will get it to clear.