Vfg and gas tube shearing?

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  1. Tederrific

    Tederrific

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    I have a Troy 2 piece drop-in (non free float) installed and want to add a vfg. Obviously the handguards bolt to the barrel nut, and I've heard stories about people twisting their vfg hard enough to loosen the nut and shear their gas tube.

    If I add a stubby vfg can this actually happen?
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr CLM

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    I'd like to see that,.......:dunno:

    I can not see that happening. SOME of the drop in railed handguards will
    wiggle a small amount, but no where near enough to shear a gas tube.
    Also, that gas tube is a heck of a lot stronger than you think.

    I call BS!
     

  3. NeverMore1701

    NeverMore1701 Fear no Evil Platinum Member

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    Improbable bordering on impossible.
     
  4. ArmoryDoc

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    With a Troy ??? Impossible. Cannot occur.
     
  5. crazymoose

    crazymoose Nonentity

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    If you manage to do it, your barrel nut was improperly loosely torqued.
     
  6. Frog1

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    If you can twist hard enough to shear the gas tube, you don't need a gun. Maybe some Krypotinite shields.
     
  7. madecov

    madecov book em' Danno

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    The drop in is not really connected to the barrel nut. It is locked in by the Delta ring and the handguard cap.

    It's going to be virtually impossible to apply enough pressure to affect the gas tube. You MAY be able to apply enough pressure to affect accuracy, but not at short combat distances.
     
  8. HAIL CAESAR

    HAIL CAESAR Senior Member

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    If you break it you need to joining the circus as the guy that lifts boulders and ponies over his head.