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    Geissele Reaction Rod

    Is it necessary to use a Reaction Rod when swapping out Rails?

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    I’ve never seen any point to a reaction rod at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamented View Post
    Is it necessary to use a Reaction Rod when swapping out Rails?
    Nope.
    “You have made us for yourself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it rests in you.” -Augustine

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    Quote Originally Posted by 17K View Post
    I’ve never seen any point to a reaction rod at all.
    Fast and easy. A receiver block is theoretically better, but practically speaking, the reaction rod is convenient.

    Ideally I'd like to have it strong mounted to a wall so I didn't have to mess with a vise.
    "You people have too much time on your hands." - scottryan

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    I love my reaction rod, like mentioned it is quick and easy. For disassembly of questionable uppers I use a clam shell.
    Let's Go Brandon!

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    Necessary? No, though they do work as advertised. As do clam shell-type setups.

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    Reaction Rod, Yes. Giessele's, No.

    Easy and simple to use, with a bench vice.

    Why spend $100.00 when you can spend $60.00?? Wheeler's Engineering Action Rod works. So unless your a Professional Gunplumber / Armorer save your money.

    https://www.amazon.com/Wheeler-Engin.../dp/B07MFR1685

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lamented View Post
    Is it necessary to use a Reaction Rod when swapping out Rails?
    Is there a better clam shell option?

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    The Midwest Industries MI Upper Receiver Rod is, in my opinion, a MUCH better tool. I had a Geissele Reaction rod, gave it away to a friend after I bought MI rod.

    The MI rod holds the receiver and barrel extension in place when tightening the barrel nut. https://www.midwestindustriesinc.com...d-p/mi-urr.htm

    The MI version is much better made than the Wheeler. And look at some of the comments about the poor quality of the Wheeler. This is a buy once cry once moment. If you want a good tool that you can use without fear of screwing something up, buy the MI version.
    Last edited by ScottsBad; 05-03-22 at 20:27.

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    Geissele Reaction Rod

    Quote Originally Posted by ScottsBad View Post
    The Midwest Industries MI Upper Receiver Rod is, in my opinion, a MUCH better tool. I had a Geissele Reaction rod, gave it away to a friend after I bought MI rod.

    The MI rod holds the receiver and barrel extension in place when tightening the barrel nut. https://www.midwestindustriesinc.com...d-p/mi-urr.htm
    Agreed 100%. I own both the 556 and 762 versions.

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