What's your experience with castle nuts on factory rifles? Am I am being scared without reason?
Friday, September 21, 2012
Those With Experience Removing AR-15 Stocks
I am thinking of putting one of these sling adapters on my AR-15 to do a combat carry double point sling. To do that requires removing the castle nut that holds the fixed stock to the upper receiver. I am mildly concerned about the number of comments that I see indicating that manufacturers have staked or had gorillas tighten the castle nuts in place--suggesting that just buying a wrench like this isn't going to be sufficient. I could go to my local assault weapon specialist store (we have at least two stores in Boise that are almost exclusively sell and service weapons for Zombieageddon) and have them charge me about $50 to do something that only involves about $20 in parts and tools (and it's nice to be able to handle stuff like this myself).