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My JD handguard problem

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JD handguard is secured to the barrel nut "collar" using 6 4-40 flat head screws. they keep coming loose. Just from handling it and playing the action they come loose after a little while. this will not do, obviously. I tried to loctite the screws and that helped not at all. thinking maybe try some thin as I can get shimstock from hware store to fit between the sleeve where tube contacts collar. I will keep you informed of of anything else I learn about it. But if I can't fix then this JD handguard will have to go, pity because I really like how it looks and it cost me $200.

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Loctite should work. What loctite did you use? How did you prep the threads?

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I used some red loctite and I used it liberally, not that I'm a freaking liberal  <lmao>

The threads? I dunno they were just there ready to go, not dirty. But the screw heads are a little small. Maybe bigger heads would help. Or maybe I re-tap for 6-32?

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First off the the threads on the screws and HG are not oil free the loctite will never stick.

Ok, I'll clean and the then try again. Must be it since loctite no workie....

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never mind, the problem is me. i went to the Hware store last week to replace the flat head phillips screws that came with it & i got allen flat heads instead because the phillips dont look good. i bought 4-40's when the thing is tapped 6-32... BONE HEAD!!!  :cookoo:

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