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O Rings

Discussion in 'GATE AR-15 Forum' started by Young Once, May 19, 2010.

  1. Sir, I have heard how O-Rings are supposed to increase the reliability of the extractor. Is it alright to use O-Rings bought from sporting goods stores/hardware stores for this purpose, or should I get the pricier reliability upgrades which come with an O Ring/D-Ring? What is the possibility of these items melting when the gun is in use, and what can be the possible effects should they so melt. Thanks and regards.
  2. Constructor

    Constructor Moderator

    Dec 10, 2009
    Automotive O rings are still pretty high temp so I do not think they will melt, so as long as you find one the right size I don't see what it would hurt even if it melts.
    If you can find a AR O ring I would use it but I can see how that might be a little issue over there.

  3. Thank you Sir. Really appreciate it.