brought my rifle to the range and everything was going great and then things went downhill fast. The fastening bolt came loose so tightened it up and POI was way off. When I got home I put some red locktite on it, haven't had a chance to see if it works. I have since found out maybe I shouldn't have, did I screw my rifle up?
Doesn't that use an Allen Bolt to hold the barrel in? I have not used one of their rifles and not familiar if they have a problem with that bolt coming loose or not. I believe I would have called Robinson Arms before I applied red Loctite to it.
Yes it is a allen bolt but the allen bolt screws into a heli coil in the reciever and that's what holds the barrel, I tightened the bolt several times at the range and it would come loose after a couple of10 round mags. Factory specs call for 200 ft. in. of tourque. I can't change what's already done, I hope it does'nt back out the coil or give me grieve if I want to change out the barrel.
Another option would be to contact Robinson Arms yourself and own up to your mistake (if it turns out to be one) and see if there's anything they'll do. You can usually get pretty lenient CS for situations like this from small business.
I have a Robarms 5.56 and the bolt screw doesn't screw into a helicoil. The bolt is pointed and screws into a depression in the barrel. It does take 200 inch lbs for proper tighting. I bought a torque wrench from Harbour Freight for $10 and have a socket with a piece of the correct size allen wrench glued into the socket. It has never loosened up.