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Saw this 2'' .750 gas block made by troy. In the description of the item it states:

"Troy low-profile gas block that is made to cover area under fixed sight gas block and hides taper pin holes."

It says nothing about Ruger but was this gas block made specifically for the Ruger 556 or something?

I want to get rid of my gas block to install a quad rail and ditch the ugly, front, fixed, sight.
 

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Saw this 2'' .750 gas block made by troy. In the description of the item it states:

"Troy low-profile gas block that is made to cover area under fixed sight gas block and hides taper pin holes."

It says nothing about Ruger but was this gas block made specifically for the Ruger 556 or something?

I want to get rid of my gas block to install a quad rail and ditch the ugly, front, fixed, sight.
Let's go with the "or something", as it was not made specifically for "Ruger"...

Most front sight bases are pinned. This was made to cover the area of the barrel where the pins typically go. It will cover where Ruger put the pins as well.
 

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Yes that one can work. The problem is (normally gonna be on the bottom of the barrel) where the set screws bite into the area where the taper pin channels are milled from the barrel, creating a hard surface to get the set screws to secure too, unless you dimple the area with a dremel, or drill bit. I have a few other options that may be easier to use, depending on what you are planning to do. The first has 3 set screws, you have to dimple the barrel still, however the dimples do not line up with the taper pins milled area, making dimpling a bit easier. The rest use a clamping action, which requires no dimpling of the barrel, I have used many of these for builds.

Midwest Industries low profile gas block .750 - MCTAR-LPG.750 - Primary Arms


Yankee Hill Machine Specter Gas Block - YHM-9378 - Primary Arms


This will also work to cover the barrel where the gas block was, but has a rail on top, so no free float rails fit over it.

Yankee Hill Machine Gas Block Single Picatinny Rail .750 Inch YHM-9385A
 

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Saw this 2'' .750 gas block made by troy. In the description of the item it states:

"Troy low-profile gas block that is made to cover area under fixed sight gas block and hides taper pin holes."

It says nothing about Ruger but was this gas block made specifically for the Ruger 556 or something?

I want to get rid of my gas block to install a quad rail and ditch the ugly, front, fixed, sight.
I have a few other options that may be easier to use,
 
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