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Posted in thread: AR No go BANG! on 03-28-2015 at 04:49 AM
Ensure that the firing pin retaining pin is installed correctly and allowing the firing pin to
travel fully forward.That was going to be my guess. I once had a BCG where the f.p. retaining
pin had bee...
Posted in thread: how to align your gasblock on 03-10-2015 at 11:26 AM
I like this one too; I find the airflow methods of alignment provide better control than the
visual ones. In post #19 I described a way to do it that doesn't require a compressor.
Posted in thread: how to align your gasblock on 02-19-2015 at 12:45 AM
Here's how I do it: I put the gas block and gas tube in place, close to final position. Then I
take a 2-foot piece of 1/8" ID aquarium tubing and slip it over the gas tube in the receiver
(wet it to m...
Posted in thread: So what's the deal with Mini-30s and Russian ammo? on 02-15-2015 at 01:26 AM
This is either internet lore or inexcusably poor QC on the part of the barrel
manufacturer.Exactly--this claim just doesn't pass the sniff test, it's simply not plausible
from a metallurgical it engin...
Posted in thread: Why do Idiot's buy 338 Lapua Magnums? on 02-13-2015 at 02:06 PM
When we don't admit what we don't know, we stay at the worst stage, unconscious incompetence.
We are unaware or unwilling to admit what we don't know. Ignorance is not a crime, but not
Posted in thread: AK or AR? on 02-13-2015 at 01:11 PM
Here's an idea for a soon to be college kid who might need a hobby to provide a break from
school work from time to time. Pick out a lower receiver and build the rifle from scratch with
it being just ...
Posted in thread: Mosin nagant question on 01-04-2015 at 01:56 PM
You could get a C&R (curio and relics) FFL, which would allow you to have a Mosin (and dozens
of other firearms that are classified as C&R) shipped to your home address.It's an easy and
cheap ($35) pr...
Posted in thread: Rossi R243YMB on 12-20-2014 at 01:52 PM
Take a casting of the chamber area.Then compare the casting to an unfired round.If the
headspace is not correct or the chamber was cut wrong, there is a possibility of the round has
too much "play" re...
Posted in thread: .223 gel test: 65 gr Sierra Game King on 12-20-2014 at 01:30 PM
I think the clue to answer your mystery is in the retained weight of the bullet. The higher
velocity probably caused the bullet to fragment into smaller pieces and penetrate less.Sent
from my iPhone u...
Posted in thread: 80% lowers on 08-24-2014 at 01:42 AM
I tried an Ares Armor polymer receiver when they went on sale several months back. I was
pleasantly surprised as far as milling--the plastic to be removed is softer than the polymer
and a different co...