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Old 06-04-2013, 01:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Dual ULE body detents: worth it?

So I'm in the process of building my first ULE bodied mag and I'm wondering if the extra body detent offered by Luke is worth it (I'll be sending some stuff there anyway).

Normally I would think another detent would just be a hassle; but with today's small paint and force feed hoppers, I'm not so sure.

What are the opinions out there?
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have several different force feed hoppers and have not had any issues with only 1 detent.

I am using the freak barrel system and generally a loose bore / paint fit. If you intend to use a barrel system like the freak I don't think you will require dual detents.
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Old 06-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Some people get small paint all of the time. A pair of detents adjusted evenly will wear much better than one covering the whole gap.

Somehow, most of our paint lately has been just squeezing into my old 689 barrels, with a lot of oddballs, and I still get by with single detents on my mags.
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I have several different force feed hoppers and have not had any issues with only 1 detent.

I am using the freak barrel system and generally a loose bore / paint fit. If you intend to use a barrel system like the freak I don't think you will require dual detents.
Barrel bore doesn't matter on a ule when it comes to detents. It matters for closed bolt and twist lock where the barrel is the breech.

I like dual detents for reliability/redundancy and tuning. Two opposing light/shallow detents I think are better than 1 stronger/deeper one, like Spyder said.

I've never had problems with my single ule detent though.
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Dual detents came in handy on my MM2K when I forgot to torque them down hard and one fell off in the field.
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Dual detents came in handy on my MM2K when I forgot to torque them down hard and one fell off in the field.
Which brings up a point. Set the detent with a little blue loctite. Don't depend on an o-ring unless it is hard and snug. When ULE detents move, it's bad either way. I mark mine with a paint pen or nail polish so that I know it is where I left it. If they go in too far, the bolt may tear up the detent and/or the detent will bind the bolt.
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Old 06-04-2013, 06:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Those are my detents... long after I realized they were WAY too deep and causing alot of ball breaks by interfering with the L10.
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Old 06-04-2013, 09:02 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Thanks guys, some great info about the ULE detents here. I'll probably be going for a 2nd one; it seems useful enough to me to justify the cost even if it isn't really needed.
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At D-Day last year I wished I had dual detents on my E-Tac. After D-Day last year, I got them.
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While we are talking about detents, how far should they be screwed in. As in how much of the ball should be visable in the breach. I know that you don't want to screw them to far in because the bolt can shoot the detent out from hitting it.
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