Friday, March 21, 2014


The bolts on my CMMG bolt carrier were loose! I was afraid I was going to have to tear down 400+ reloads!

I'm guessing that either it had a poor staking job or it wasn't properly torqued. Or both. I tightened it back down with some blue Loctite (all I had at the range), whacked it with a punch and pounded 145 rounds through it. No problems after that.

I also got to shoot a .458 SOCOM. Bad ass. I don't think I want one, I'd rather get a .45-70 guide gun. But it was pretty sweet. I probably won't turn one down if the price is right.


Angus McThag said...

Fastener trivia!

A bolt is a threaded fastener that uses a nut to apply clamping forces through unthreaded holes in two or more parts.

A screw is a threaded fastener that applies clamping forces to two or more parts by being screwed into a threaded hole in one or more of those parts.

Yes, they are made differently. Yes, they are also nearly 100% interchangeable.

Knowing that and $5 will buy a small coffee.

JD Rush said...

And in this case, poorly installed.