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Anyone chopped their ar15 FSB?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Soybomb, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. Soybomb

    Soybomb Member

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    On my new build I'm thinking about chopping the top off a fixed FSB to slide it under floating rails. Anyone tried this or had any problems with it? It seems like it'll be about $50 cheaper than buying a micro gas block and should be at least as secure if not more secure than set screws on a gas block. I figure there has to be a reason why more people don't do it.
     
  2. bofe954

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    Haven't done it, but there are instructions with photos that I have looked at on AR15.com, so I don't think there are any major reasons not to do it.

    My guess is that the manufactured ones look a little better than the homebrews and have a better finish, but it would depend on who was doing the grinding/finishing.
     
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    Yup those are the directions but I just don't see people talk about it much. It seems like it should be a good option especially if it will be hidden by a rail system.
     
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    Most people are not craftsmen and would just assume spend money.
     
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