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Old 10-03-2013, 12:19 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by JonM
Unfortunately ruger bought into the piston hype fad so it drove up costs and they ended up with a very pricey clunky unbalanced ar15 of which they were outsourcing pretty much everything on it.
Dam that's to bad Jon, I knew that they where going piston but didn't know they had outsourced many of their parts.. I've seen some decent piston conversions .. By big gripe and the reason I steered away from the piston would be effectively losing my free floating barrel.
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Old 10-03-2013, 12:57 PM   #12
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Piston guns can be very accurate if its done right. The scar17 m1a and m1 garand is proof of that. But your not going to get there by a add on kit . It has to be done as part of the overall design process.

The ruger ar15 is something that came from a very vocal minority in the gun forums speaking on a topic they have no real experience with. Ruger saw that as an area of demand rather than the fad internet jockey nonsense it is. So they went pricey piston trying to solve something that has never been a problem in the modern ar15 system.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:10 AM   #13
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I hear good things about the new Auto Ordinance M1. In his book "Gun Digest Book of Survival Guns: Tools & Tactics for Disaster Preparedness", Scott Wagner has good things to say about them. The Universal models, including the Enforcer pistol, have all been excessively unreliable.

If you want an M1 Carbine, and who could blame you, you might consider looking into one of the new AO guns.
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Old 10-18-2013, 05:20 AM   #14
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The M-1 Carb is a natural for shooting cast bullets. The .30 Carb round is nothing more than a handgun round. The bullets cast from Linotype gas checked and lubed with SPG will work just fine. The bullets only gas cut when shot undersized. The correct size for cast bullets in the M-1 is .309. There will not be any leading or gas port fouling.
The straight walled cases subjected to being jerked from the chamber does require more trimming. The proper head space is critical in the carbines and handguns when firing this round. Most reloading instructions will point this out.

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Old 10-24-2013, 12:28 AM   #15
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Several slow burning pistol powders work well in the .30 M1. I have used IMR 4227 in the past, but prefer W-296 now.
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