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Old 01-08-2011, 09:48 PM   #31
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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?
We're going to follow up with some additional tests, but after 200 more rounds fired through Proto #1, and 100 initial rounds through Proto #2, we're not seeing any deterioration whatsoever when we put a bore scope in the two brakes. Keep in mind, #1 was coated with a baked-on gun finish, and #2 was was hard anodized with an industrial treatment that gave it a look similar to MP3, but slightly darker. Both prototypes were machined from 6061 alloy, a good material, but not up to the specs of 7075-T6 Alloy that we will be using for our first production run. We're getting pretty close to a game plan now, and will likely produce an initial run of 25 units, all of which will be sold at a discount to gun forum participants, many of whom have offered valuable input toward our design. We will offer silver and satin black finishes, and all units will be hard anodized...
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If the 6061 (too soft) survives the testing, the hard anodized 7075 just may work. Have you done a 100 round rapid fire stress test yet. I would not put my Mini's through that, but it would be one of many good tests.
If it is going to fail, it would be under those types of harsh conditions.

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Old 01-09-2011, 02:42 PM   #33
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I've never heated up any of my rifles like this previously...it was smoking...literally. That was after successive 20-rd & 30-rd mags emptied rapidly. You're right, Jim...I expect the 7075 to perform even better, as we are not the first to use that particular alloy for this purpose.

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Sounds great Kelly. Looks like you will have a winner. Looks great and should sell well. When ready, you might contact Brownell's to see if they would be interested in adding it to their catalog.It would be great for sales.

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If it fits my 196 series Ranch Rifle with .560 OD barrel, I'll take one.

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When ready, you might contact Brownell's to see if they would be interested in adding it to their catalog.
Not a bad idea, Jim, but I've had little luck getting these large retailers to look at my stuff, even though they appear willing to carry some pretty low-end "crapola" (IMO). I might try MidwayUSA again. Larry Potterfield is a nice guy, and his correspondence to me previously was encouraging...
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New guy here...

Wow, that looks great. I've seen something similar before...the competition you mention perhaps? Anyway, your product looks to be much nicer. I would definitely be interested in purchasing one once they are in production.

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KMO Mo-Rod, Mo-Reaper, Butler Creek folder.

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Now THAT is a thing of beauty!

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That's a good looking Mini for sure.

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