Originally Posted by cloverleaf
In AA's defense fitting an O-ring to the valve stem isn't the no-brainer some might think since it adds cost and complexity (minimal I know), potentially harms consistency and limits how low you can go on the OD of the valve stem (although I'm not sure how much meat the valve stem has on it as standard).
A seal groove does not have to be cut into the stem dia, an external seal like BSA use on all their actions does the job fine without limiting the min stem dia.
Yes I bet FTP owners are really glad AA saved a few pennies by not fitting a valve stem seal and put the money towards expensively shaping the block so it looked like a new action instead of a Mk5 EV and the manufacture and fitting of that lovely shroud!
Don't give them any sympathy for saving a quid on a stem seal when they inflated the price with machining and parts that do nothing for the rifle that most people have discarded!
Makes you wonder if they consulted anyone with shooting knowledge during the design process?
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