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sickboy774
05-27-2009, 6:57 PM
I picked up my Aero Precision lower today. I didn't think that I would have needed to inspect it so closely but oh well. It turns out that they forgot to cut treads in the lower for the pistol grip and they forgot to drill out the hole for the takedown pin dent and spring. Does anyone happen to know what size drill bit and tap I am gonna need?

Thanks

Jicko
05-27-2009, 7:01 PM
I picked up my Aero Precision lower today. I didn't think that I would have needed to inspect it so closely but oh well. It turns out that they forgot to cut treads in the lower for the pistol grip and they forgot to drill out the hole for the takedown pin dent and spring. Does anyone happen to know what size drill bit and tap I am gonna need?

Thanks

1) Post a picture

2) Send it back... it is not worth u messing around with it

f4iguy
05-27-2009, 7:01 PM
you cant send it back?

xm177
05-27-2009, 7:02 PM
send it back...unacceptable

ke6guj
05-27-2009, 7:03 PM
the grip screw is 1/4-28 , and the takedown detent hole is #40, per the 80% tutorials.

But for a 100% receiver, I think I'd be calling Aero up and complaining first, before I went drilling on it.

Cal-Irish
05-27-2009, 7:04 PM
Post the pic.

Q
05-27-2009, 7:05 PM
223 or 308?

tango5
05-27-2009, 7:06 PM
Yeah dont drill on it, if you mess it up, Aero wont take it back.

Technical Ted
05-27-2009, 7:07 PM
Better off sending it back for finishing or replacement.

Why? Because you may fix the immediate problems and find yourself with other out of spec issues once the lower is assembled...and you voided any warranty by tapping and drilling...

gcvt
05-27-2009, 7:09 PM
That's F'd up - definitely get on the horn with Aero.

DisgruntledReaper
05-27-2009, 7:16 PM
Whoa,first eff up i have heard of from Aero...but all i know of is the 308 receivers that I bought,all great..

YES send it back to them or wherever you got it from since it is a mfr issue. IF it is effed up in other areas you cant see and it fails....lawsuit...they would probably give you a new one stamped with the same serial...I have seen that on other receivers...they take a new one,replicate the serial and destroy your bad one.

Jicko
05-27-2009, 7:20 PM
Now, where did you buy it from!? And did you NOT check before you DROS it?

domokun
05-27-2009, 7:55 PM
Better off sending it back for finishing or replacement.

Why? Because you may fix the immediate problems and find yourself with other out of spec issues once the lower is assembled...and you voided any warranty by tapping and drilling...

+1 on this. Don't futz with it. Send it back!

sickboy774
05-27-2009, 7:55 PM
Here are the pics. Thanks for the advice. I will get on the horn with them tomorrow!

sickboy774
05-27-2009, 7:59 PM
Now, where did you buy it from!? And did you NOT check before you DROS it?

I bought it online from DD's Ranch and DROS'd it thru International Armament. I should have checked it when I went in to do the DROS but I didn't. :kest:

sickboy774
05-27-2009, 8:04 PM
Anybody know who I should contact first? DD's Ranch? I found contact info for Areo Precision in Washington.

ke6guj
05-27-2009, 8:13 PM
I'd call Aero first, because if they can finish your receiver, or replace it with a new receiver with the original serial, no new DROS is required.

If you went through DD's, you'd most likely just be adding an additional layer of paperwork to do the same thing.

sickboy774
05-27-2009, 9:42 PM
Thanks for the replies. BTW International Armament had at least one Aero .308 lower as well as a couple of others...both Armalite and DPMS style.

Cal-Irish
05-27-2009, 11:07 PM
Thats unusual. Hopefully they'll get you sorted quickly.

tenpercentfirearms
05-28-2009, 4:29 AM
Crap happens, but definitely skip DDs and IA and go straight to Aero. It is their product, their screw up, and they should fix it. Please be sure to keep us updated so we can see how they handle it.

Do not work on it yourself as that very well might void any warranty claim you have.

maxicon
05-28-2009, 8:06 AM
I have a Fab 10 with similar problems. They wouldn't fix it due to the refinishing issues. It'll be interesting to see what Aero does.

They may be better off putting your SN on a new lower...

CHS
05-28-2009, 8:06 AM
I had a Kaiser Defense come in without a bolt-catch roll pin hole drilled.

Could have made a great dedicated .22lr build! :)

Dirtbiker
05-28-2009, 8:49 AM
Aeroprecision... not very aero or precision

How about nonprecision

CHS
05-28-2009, 9:25 AM
They may be better off putting your SN on a new lower...

That's what Stag does. Just destroy the old one and crank out a new one with the old serial number. Manufacturers are allowed to do that, but not all of them will. Some of them will give you a new gun and make you go re-DROS/4473, along with a new 10-day waiting period.

sickboy774
06-14-2009, 10:07 PM
I contacted DD's and they replied back with an email letting me know to stand by. I could not find contact info for Aero. Does anyone have it?

jeffyboy
06-14-2009, 10:15 PM
Aero Precision, Inc
2338 Holgate St, Tacoma, WA 98402-1404
Contact Phone: (253) 272-8188

sickboy774
06-15-2009, 12:49 AM
thanks!

5hundo
06-15-2009, 7:42 AM
2) Send it back... it is not worth u messing around with it

+1

Don't try to to cut holes on your own. I wouldn't attempt that without a drill press. Besides, if you're off on your hole location by even a few millimeters it won't work and you'll have a $200 paperweight...

rabagley
06-15-2009, 10:29 AM
The buffer retaining pin hole not only has to be in a very specific location, it has to be drilled at an angle, since the hole is actually inside the ring of the buffer threads.

Without a jig it is a near-guaranteed problem.

ke6guj
06-15-2009, 10:35 AM
The buffer retaining pin hole not only has to be in a very specific location, it has to be drilled at an angle, since the hole is actually inside the ring of the buffer threads.


nobody mentioned a missing buffer retainer hole, and the pics don't show a mssing buffer retainer hole.

Both issues the the OP has could easily be done at home if he can't get any help from DD or Aero, but obviously having Aero fix it is probably the best solution.

turbochris
06-15-2009, 11:26 AM
I would have never expected that

rabagley
06-15-2009, 11:56 AM
nobody mentioned a missing buffer retainer hole, and the pics don't show a mssing buffer retainer hole.

Both issues the the OP has could easily be done at home if he can't get any help from DD or Aero, but obviously having Aero fix it is probably the best solution.

Sorry, misread. :kest: