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Old 01-11-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Couple of 522 questions

Picked up a 522 a couple of nights ago. Great piece, love the feel of it, just need to make it off to range to test it out

I have a couple of questions.....

1) There is a little bit of slop or wiggle between the upper and lower receivers....and I mean just a this normal? Or should it be rock solid and tight?

2) I keep seeing some threads about magazines being tight and not coming out and getting stuck etc. I seem to be seeing just the opposite...the 25 rounder that came with my 522 seems loose as hell and wobbles a bit...almost to the point I'm wondering if it is gonna feed correctly.....again is this normal?

This is my first .22 rifle so maybe what I'm seeing is normal. If it was an AR I'd be a bit more concerned

522 owners you seeing any of what I'm describing?

Also I needed to tighten the set screw on the gas block...I didn't crank it down and it still left marks into the groove it sits in
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Old 01-13-2013, 11:27 PM   #2
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I don't have any discernible wobble between the upper and lower, only in the stock. Magazines are a little loose, but I have absolutely no feed problems, it just how they are built. I wouldn't worry if there is a tiny bit of wobble on between the upper and lower. I have heard others reference this on their rifles, I guess I just got a tight one. No ill effects have been reported from the wobble, and no one reported it getting worse.

What model did you get?
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My 522 has a little front to back wiggle between the receivers. Magazines are a bit loose but not bad. Overall its my favorite 22.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:48 AM   #4
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Yeah it's only a little bit but noticeable I was at the Sig Academy Pro Shop and noticed that the 522s on the wall had the wiggle as well

I'm not sure which model I got, I think it is the base model but it also came with the CP1 Prismatic Optic. It must have been sitting around for awhile at the Kittery Trading Post as the build date was April of 2011

Like I said, the gas block was a bit loose and when I tightened up the set screw it really gouged into the barrel. Not to pleased with that

My gas block also looks different Han the nes they had on display. I'd they go with a new style and is just for looks? I've included a few pics. The duller of the 2 is the one I have.

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Gas block on the 522 is entirely window dressing and only serves to lock in your hand guard. The wobble is normal from what I've read about the 522 and 551. Wobble is extremely normal on AR15's so don't ever be alarmed about wobble on an AR15. You'll have to spend more like $1500 to $2000 + to get a rifle that is built tight with all the goodies. The wobble really has very little effect if any at all on the accuracy of the rifle.
My M16A1 in the Army had a hell of a lot of wobble but I was able to shoot expert with it every time so that wobble certainly didn't keep me from taking down pop up targets from 25 Meters all the way out to 350 meters. In 1990 that M16A1 I had to be around 20 years old and it looked the part.
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Use a small strip, about 1/4" wide and an inch long, of Duck tape, as a shim, on the inside of the lower reciever, on the angled portion of the reciever, just above the locking pin...This cures the wobble of the upper and lower and is easily remover or replaced as regards Plum
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