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Old 08-11-2013, 02:30 PM   #71
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Wow didn't know that. That puts a whole new factor to think about. Thank you.
If you get time, watch some videos. Travis Haley has some pretty good insight on all that type of stuff. YouTube him and watch some videos.
In the end, do what's comfortable, but there are some techniques that you'll benefit from by trying something new. May be awkward at first but you'll get comfortable with eventually.
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If you get time, watch some videos. Travis Haley has some pretty good insight on all that type of stuff. YouTube him and watch some videos.
In the end, do what's comfortable, but there are some techniques that you'll benefit from by trying something new. May be awkward at first but you'll get comfortable with eventually.
Yes , Travis is pretty informational . Had I not watched the video of him doing a over the top pull on the charging handle on the AK I would still be fighting it and probably doing what was uncomfortable for me. What I found funny is guys like him that have used the AK in combat prefer that round more than the 5.56. A friend of mine is a private contractor and spends 120 days where ever they send him and his preferred weapon is the AK .
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If you get time, watch some videos. Travis Haley has some pretty good insight on all that type of stuff. YouTube him and watch some videos.
In the end, do what's comfortable, but there are some techniques that you'll benefit from by trying something new. May be awkward at first but you'll get comfortable with eventually.
Thank you ill look him up.
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Yes , Travis is pretty informational . Had I not watched the video of him doing a over the top pull on the charging handle on the AK I would still be fighting it and probably doing what was uncomfortable for me. What I found funny is guys like him that have used the AK in combat prefer that round more than the 5.56. A friend of mine is a private contractor and spends 120 days where ever they send him and his preferred weapon is the AK .
I've heard stories of guys in Iraq/Afghanistan who shoot the enemy one or more times with 5.56 but they keep coming because they're doped up on meth.
Maybe they prefer that 7.62 because they know it'll put em down a little faster?
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I understand what preventative maintenance is, but if you clean a firearm that is already clean, it does really get any cleaner.
It's clean. You're not actually cleaning it...because its already clean.
Idk. Maybe I'm missing something here...?
I'm seriously not tying to be cynical.
What does cleaning an already clean firearm do? What are you preventing? Rust?
Idk. I'm seriously asking.
And I shoot all my firearms frequently enough so they don't ever really sit for more than a moth or two without being shot (and cleaned immediately after), so it's not something I have to worry about.
But I'm sure there will come a day where I don't shoot then as often.
One's environment has a lot to do with having to clean an already cleaned gun. sea-salt air, humidity, etc,

Just because you oiled it and put it away, does now mean there won't be any rust, etc, the next time you take it out.

Why wait till its already set in to take care of it???
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One's environment has a lot to do with having to clean an already cleaned gun. sea-salt air, humidity, etc,

Just because you oiled it and put it away, does now mean there won't be any rust, etc, the next time you take it out.

Why wait till its already set in to take care of it???
I agree. I have a buddy that used to put his guns in the closet. You should see his AK and a few of his shot guns . Its a train wreck , full of rust, just unbelievable really
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What did I do with my AR?

I tried the .22lr conversion from CMMG. After sighting in (and finding out that the box meant that only HV .22 should be used), I had pleasant grouping out to 25 yards. I did not try any further distance.

Swap out was easy (remove bolt carrier assy and put this in) and flawless feed from their supplied mag.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/caliber-conversion-kits/ar-15-22-lr-conversion-kits-prod54549.aspx
I give it good marks.

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What did I do with my AR?

I tried the .22lr conversion form CMMG. After sighting in (and finding out that the box meant that only HV .22 should be used), I had pleasant grouping out to 25 yards. I did not try any further distance.

Swap out was easy (remove bolt carrier assy and put this in) and flawless feed from their supplied mag.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/caliber-conversion-kits/ar-15-22-lr-conversion-kits-prod54549.aspx
I give it good marks.
I got 2" groupings at 60 yards with cheap bulk ammo out of a 1:7 twist barrel
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Added a forward grip. Slowly but surly coming together.

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What did I do with my AR?

I tried the .22lr conversion form CMMG. After sighting in (and finding out that the box meant that only HV .22 should be used), I had pleasant grouping out to 25 yards. I did not try any further distance.

Swap out was easy (remove bolt carrier assy and put this in) and flawless feed from their supplied mag.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/bolt-parts/caliber-conversion-kits/ar-15-22-lr-conversion-kits-prod54549.aspx
I give it good marks.
Ah ha. When you told me you bought a .22 conversion kit I thought you meant for a 1911. Well this is still cool.
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