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Need help with magpul BAD lever

Discussion in 'Black Rifle Forum' started by jetdefiant, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. jetdefiant

    jetdefiant

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    So I don't have the lever yet but I did notice something that I need some advice on. So here goes.

    I was looking at my two AR's and I noticed on my noveske I have a good amount of space between the ping pong paddle and the upper.

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    and on my lwrc the paddle actually touches the upper , if you look closely you can actually see the scratch mark the paddle made.

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    my question is, does the BAD lever need a good amount of clearance resulting in it not working proper for my m6?
     
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  2. jokeruh

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    I understand what you are saying.

    I went and checked a couple of ar's with BAD. It is hard for me to say. Obviously, there is a backplate to which you screw on the lever itself. The backplate is not very thick. I have already installed the BAD's and I didn't check clearance before installation.

    From memory, the backplate is pretty thin so I think that you will be ok.

    You might can test this on the LWRC. Pull the charging handle all the way back and see how much you have to push on the paddle before it locks the bolt. If you can measure or estimate that distance, I could probably give you a better idea
     

  3. Jer

    Jer ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I noticed in your second picture the mag is actually out of the mag well. Is your bolt locked back with your ping pong paddle? This would explain why it's limited clearance.
     
  4. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Dude, you've got 4K worth of AR's and you call the bolt release/hold open a ping pong paddle?
     
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  5. Goldendog Redux

    Goldendog Redux Shut your mouth

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    Check it..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2dNTRuTlSc

    I must spend too much time youtubeing when I can recall this.
     
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  6. jetdefiant

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    yeah i JUST got done watching the magpul tactical carbine video so the "ping pong paddle" was still fresh in my mind.

    but in both pics, none of the bolts are locked back, that's the at rest position
     
  7. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    Ping pong paddle, at least he did not call it a "flippie thingie" :rofl:
     
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  8. Jer

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    Is there play in it? Does the spring need changed already? If it's against the receiver not locked back how do you lock it back?
     
  9. jetdefiant

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    I can still press on the bottom of the catch to lock the bolt back, but when I send the bolt forward the paddle part actually touches and hits the upper, meaning there isn't much, if any, clearance between the catch and the upper. Locking it back is not the issue, its the position of the bolt catch when at rest and since the spring is usually pressing on the bolt catch for an "at rest position" of not intruding with the bolt, the spring strength is irrelevant to the clearance of the paddle part with the upper. I hope I explained this thoroughly.
     
  10. Resqu2

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    Can't help you with you problem but my RRA entry/tactical looks like your first pic, something has got to be wrong for it to be making a mark.
     
  11. Jasen johnson

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    I just purchased a bad lever fit my lwrci di6. I had to sand the back piece that goes under the"paddle" lol. Then I had to change the bend on the lever itself to clear it correctly to actually work. Took me about 5 minutes. It works perfectly. Friends of you want one bad enough to do the work.
     
  12. ronin.45

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    Non-standard guns don't fit some accessories. Hopefully you can figure it out as BAD levers are great.
     
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  13. dkf

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    Don't modify anything, if they don't fit right. I tried the whole BAD lever thing and they cause more problems than they solve.(though technically they don't solve any real problem)
     
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    Really like mine, but perhaps I should play more ping pong. The training would be worth it.
     
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    Zerodefect I feel pretty.

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    Thousands of shooters call it a ping pong paddle.

    Might be bent. If it doesn't work, put in a new one.
     
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    My bad levers were removed due to the occasional problem of failure to lock back and the occasional loosening of the bad lever to the ping pong paddle, lol couldn't help myself.
     
  17. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I bought a few a couple years ago.
    Did not find them to improve anything for ,e.
    Took the, off and sold them.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    The only thing I really like about them, is they allow me to drop the bolt easier, and lock the bolt back, when running my Redi-mod
     
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    I could see the benefit is a Redi-mod were installed.

    Half the time, I simply did not remember to use the BAD lever. At least not for reloads. Too many years running a rifle without one? Too dumb to learn a new trick? I really don't know. Many like them, its a $25 ish part, well worth trying for those who have not run them before.
     
  20. gooffeyguy

    gooffeyguy In the STL

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    I thought about trying one, only to help in locking the bolt open.

    The range I shoot at requires the bolts open and firearms in the rack during cease fires. The rangemaster walks by the stations and visually verifies this before allowing anyone down range.
    This happens about every 10 minutes.

    I've just been reluctant due to the "problems" I've heard it may cause, like keeping the bolt from locking open with an empty mag, or locking the bolt open prematurely.

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