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    Quote Originally Posted by TTEngineer View Post
    My type 3 does not have holes in the gas tube as stated above.

    But. Ack to Nates original post.

    Nate are you going to pull both gas keys and compare them? I'd be interested to know if there is a difference.


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    I pulled the valve from the block that wouldn't "shut off". It's not drilled at the "0" position. I didn't compare the rest of the holes. Can check them later tonight if I get some time.

    I'll have to verify but I think the micro and maybe the blackout length tubes don't have holes in the tube. The mini and standard do have holes.

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    Pulled the valves. Holes appear to be the same size. It does look like the block that won't "shut off" has the holes drilled off center of alignment. The block with the working 0 has the holes drilled on center. Pic attached. Now I'm going to have to pull some other valves....... dammit.

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    Sean, it looks like the Type 3 is going to stick out just a bit further than the Type 1. It's the nub in the center of the dial that puts it over the the length of the Type 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TTEngineer View Post
    My type 3 does not have holes in the gas tube as stated above.

    But. Ack to Nates original post.

    Nate are you going to pull both gas keys and compare them? I'd be interested to know if there is a difference.


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    No holes in the Micro Type 3. Holes in Blackout, Mini and Standard.

    At least with the examples I've got.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navalbeaver View Post
    Pulled the valves. Holes appear to be the same size. It does look like the block that won't "shut off" has the holes drilled off center of alignment. The block with the working 0 has the holes drilled on center. Pic attached. Now I'm going to have to pull some other valves....... dammit.

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    Sean, it looks like the Type 3 is going to stick out just a bit further than the Type 1. It's the nub in the center of the dial that puts it over the the length of the Type 1.
    Ya, that's what I was afraid of.....probably won't work with any muzzle device since it backs up right to that point. I would think I'd be able to swap my current Type 1 gas block onto any spare bbl....provided the bosses on the new bbls are the same as the older ones.

    Looks like a QC screw up if that hole is offset like it appears....
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    Quote Originally Posted by navalbeaver View Post
    No holes in the Micro Type 3. Holes in Blackout, Mini and Standard.

    At least with the examples I've got.
    All these differences are starting to make me question RA.

    I have a blackout gas system on a standard upper with a 9.5" bbl and my gas tube has zero holes. My gas key is also blank on the 0 setting.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TTEngineer View Post
    All these differences are starting to make me question RA.

    I have a blackout gas system on a standard upper with a 9.5" bbl and my gas tube has zero holes. My gas key is also blank on the 0 setting.


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    All the 0 I've seen have not been drilled. I believe that's correct. No clue on the holes.

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    It would nice if RA was ISO 9001 compliant, must of the problems COULD be avoided. Think of the quality these guns SHOULD have if they were. Man that would one solid rifle.
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    How new are the Type 3 gas blocks? have they not worked all the manufacturing bugs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsmwd View Post
    How new are the Type 3 gas blocks? have they not worked all the manufacturing bugs?
    Couple of years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbsmwd View Post
    It would nice if RA was ISO 9001 compliant, must of the problems COULD be avoided. Think of the quality these guns SHOULD have if they were. Man that would one solid rifle.
    And no one would be able to afford it since ISO certification is so fucking expensive.
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