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Discussion in 'New Member Check In' started by farm boy deuce, Aug 10, 2016.

  1. farm boy deuce New Member

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    Hello folks, from NW OK. I have been researching MVPs most of the summer and happened across this forum in my internet wandering. It also happens I just took possession of a 5.56 Varmit MVP this past Friday.
    I am new to these rifles but not rifles in general.

    Not quite sure what else to say. See you folks around.
  2. Keith Moderator

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    Welcome! Give it a good cleaning, remove the picatinny rail and clean the lake of oil underneath. Then clean and blue thread lock the retaining screws for that rail or they will work loose on you.
  3. wood chucker Moderator

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    Welcome to the boards FBdeuce.

    Keiths advice is dead on. A little finger nail polish remover gets them scope base screw holes cleaner than a whistle.
  4. farm boy deuce New Member

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    I did mount my scope already but just because I am impatient and wanted to start dry firing. Yesterday the 20MOA EGW rail and ALG Defense Sidewinder brake I ordered came in the mail. Now to tear it all down and give it a proper cleaning. I generally use 91% rubbing alcohol because I can't stand the smell of asetone.

    Hopefully the brake is threaded deep enough I won't have to use a crush washer and all I won't have to remove much to get it in time.

    Before my first range trip I plan on disassembling the bolt and trimming a couple of coils off the FP spring. If that doesn't help enough I will order a Jard.

    The last step will be to replace the trigger guard and mag well, probably with Tromix parts. Then a quick glass bed and it should be everything I want.
  5. Keith Moderator

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    When I changed the flash hider to a muzzle brake, the factory crush washer wasn't enough to time the brake correctly. If memory serves, the threaded portion of the barrel was a bit long. I decided to go the route of a jam nut to tighten and align the brake instead of playing with various different thicknesses of crush washers and spacers to do the job.


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