Does an ACCU-WEDGE Improve Accuracy in an AR-15 or 308 AR?
That question has started many spirited debates on many shooting forums and websites and naturally I have opinion too.
There are two sides to this argument. The first states that the barrel and the sighting system are all on the same plane and on the same part, the upper receiver. Therefore it does not matter what the relationship between upper and lower receivers is. The other simply states they see improved accuracy after installing the ACCU-WEDGE.
Here’s my thought on the subject. Any play in the weapon system mating of the upper and lower receiver will prevent a weapon from shooting to it’s best potential. The weapon is typically held in place at two points while shooting. Whether off hand or with a bipod.
In an offhand scenario your holding the handguard/forearm with one hand while holding the pistol grip with the other. As you begin to depress the trigger it is quite conceivable that your grip will influence the receiver relationship as you fire, possibly moving the sights off target in the milliseconds before the trigger breaks.
With a bipod there’s likely less of a chance for the play to influence your shot but it’s still possible. Imagine as your watching the target,controlling your breathing and depressing the trigger the force of your hand on the pistol grip is causing you to wobble around in the slop zone. You could easily nudge the sights off target a few thousandths at the moment of firing.
So do I think it improves accuracy? No, The ACCU-WEDGE merely allows the weapon to fire stably as thought it is one solid unit and not to halves loosely mated together.
I say for $5 install the ACCU-WEDGE. It can only help and it certainly cant hurt.