Originally Posted by Quentin
Please restate the above more clearly. It seems what you're saying and what you're implying are two different things.
Ok, let me try this straight and simple.
Colt/FN provided 50,000 M4A1s. They complied with Mil-B-11595e. Of those 50,000 M4A1, 10,000 went to SF units. Of those 10,000 there were 5 reported cases of weapons malfunction where a barrel exploded. The general consciences was barrel melting even though the SF units expressed that on atleast one weapon the weapons was cold...under 3 magazines on fullauto.
Some testing was done. The wrong testing was done. They ignored and assumed barrel melting. It wasnt until metallurgist got involved that the vanadium separation was determined to be the cause. So they were looking at a 1/10,000 chance...big f-ing deal. (all 50,000 were not used or used to the extent SF units will)
.....BUT that was when you assume proper mil-b-11595e testing on the steel. I have wrenches in my tool box that say vanadium steel on the side...would I use this steel to make a barrel...HELL NO
... So do all foundries who make CMV bar stock test as per mil-b-11595e... NO. Can they make and sell steel in 4150CMV...sure they can. Its just adding some stuff to the soup and pour it in.
FYI- Do you realize the federal government has a standard allowing x amount of poop and insects in your Oscar Mayer hotdogs...and Hebrew National makes sure their hotdogs contain a 1,000x less than that.
I only buy Hebrew National when I buy hotdogs... I only buy Colt or FN when I buy 4150CMV. I am not saying Oscar Mayer is bad... I am not saying Nathans hotdogs are bad...