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Old 12-12-2010, 03:40 PM   #21
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Kelly,
Just another quick thought on cost. About the only way to keep cost down on your design would be to manufacture them on a CNC machine.
On my brake, there are about 25 separate machine and set-up operations and I still do them "old school". It is very time consuming and costly in man hours.


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One like that made out of steel that has a dovetail and takes an M14 front sight would be very nice.

I'm not a fan of the HK style hooded front sights.

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About the only way to keep cost down on your design would be to manufacture them on a CNC machine.
Exactly what we've done...The CNC machine is the only way to go. We're machining this from a solid block of metal. Only the sight post & set screw are add-ons...

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I love the HK-style hooded front sight. You should see the sight picture through my Williams peep sight...darn near perfect!
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How hard would it be to get set up to produce two styles?

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It depends on how different the styles are, one from another...

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I was just thinking about what was mentioned about an M14 style sight. I am completely clueless about what goes into the machining. It is well outside my area of understanding.

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I was just thinking about what was mentioned about an M14 style sight. I am completely clueless about what goes into the machining. It is well outside my area of understanding.
It would just require a simple dovetail on the unit that would allow for the use of M14 front sights.
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Default Prototype #2 Finished

Here is our second prototype, made from Alloy 7075-T6 Mil Spec. This photo is a before shot. We've sent it down for hard anodizing in a finish that will look somewhat like MP3. We can also do it in a clear that matches stainless steel well, and a satin black that will match blue steel nicely. I'll mount it & take it our for more testing when it comes back. We're now calling this simply the "Reaper" to avoid patent issues...

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Ah, Saturday is here...more tests with a new alloy material and hard anodized finish. We're confident enough now that we've set aside 25 AK-style ball sight posts. We could actually have an initial run within weeks...

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Kelly,
Let me know how the testing goes, how many rounds fired, etc.
Do you have a bore scope to inspect the inside surface area of the brake after your testing ??

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