Scrapy Gets Some Love. . .

Discussion in 'AR-15 Discussion' started by diggsbakes, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I thought I'd share some pleasantness with my fellow shooters.

    After one of the worst days in recent work history I came home to a package at the back door. . . ended up being something for the girls from the out-laws (in-laws :(). Cool for the kids though!

    Then I hear the sound of the UPS truck! YIPPEE ! ! ! I was expecting a couple small orders for accessories and such and I always like to open stuff up, but today the box was much longer than anything I had ordered. . . A SURPRISE ! ! ! I looked at the label and it was from Del-Ton ! ! ! I sent them Scrapy after not being able to get enough pressure out of the barrel assembly to cycle the rifle completely. . .

    Not the manufacturers fault. I ordered the part kind of by mistake. I read in the description "Dissipater", so I thought it would be set-up like my Bushy: 16" barrel/carbine length gas, however this design was a 16" HBAR with a rifle length gas system. I was skeptical right away, but had everything to get it going (it is a pieced gun ya know!)*.

    Right away the gun was experiencing short strokes and cycling issues, so I called Del-Ton and met Laura. She is such a great person and was helpful from the beginning, even though it has been a few months since the purchase. We corresponded back and forth with trials and test performed by myself. After a few, the rifle was still not cycling completely, so she offered for me to send the entire upper in!

    They tested it in the shop, by someone who knows a lot more than me about AR-15s and came to the common conclusion that not enough gas was getting through the tube and into the system, so she offered to replace it, with a different set-up. . . FREE OF CHARGE! ! ! She asked what I wanted as a replacement. I told her I didn't care as far as profile, just a rifle length gas system and to surprise me. She sent the beautiful 20" w/ a light weight profile.

    Del-Ton review:
    1.) Awesome barrel!
    2.) excellent service
    3.) Fast and quality build with the parts provided.
     

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  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Nice! Can I come over and test shoot it for you? :D
     
  4. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Most excellent!
     
  5. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    Great news, congrats :)
     
  6. russ

    russ New Member

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    Wow! Two thumbs up for excellent customer service from Del-Ton.
     
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  8. M14sRock

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    Outstanding! Del Ton gets my next build order.
     
  9. WDB

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    Always good to hear a positive report, I will look at Del Ton next time I build. I expect you are itching to get to the range and see how well it functions.

    In the mean time Diggs put the rifle back in the safe until you have some range time, your starting to scare the kids "why is Daddy carrying an AR everywhere he goes":)

    PS, I like your forward assist, was it part of your upper or an add on? If an add where did you get it?
     
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  10. Quentin

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    Hey, hey, Scrappy's lookin' good! Glad Del-Ton took care of you, Diggs.
     
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    Wow that is great customer service. Sounds like Deltons are not only a great value but they have great customer service as well. I have a complete Delton upper on a Spikes lower and it has worked great. Thanks for sharing, so people can buy with confidence.
     
  13. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    I don't carry an AR-15 "everywhere" I go, but a rifle and/or shotgun is always present during summer outings, such as camping and other Mountain activites. I grew up outdoors and have worked, played and lived in areas with unlimited open space always nearby, so I tend to "be prepared" :).

    As far as the forward assist, that one came with that upper, which is a vintage Bushmaster (forgot exact year). However you can find "tear dropped" FAs all over. I know I've gotten them from a couple different vendors.

    Thanks to all ya'll for the complements. You know I'll have a range report soon. . . hoping for Monday after a weekend shoot of two. :)
     
  14. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Any add ons?

    Anyone think Scrapy is missing anything? Other than maybe a light?

    I think he'll get a Magpul AFG on the front end and maybe a bi-pod. . . ?

    Any other suggestions for a "truck gun"? :)
     
  15. Gloves

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    Nice report, good pictures and touching story!
     
  16. M14sRock

    M14sRock New Member

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    Just missing a cool paintjob.
     
  17. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    You read my mind! I was thinking this would be a great test gun for the gal at the neighborhood GS. She's does Duracoat and did pretty good on an AK-47, but it was solid, semi-gloss black. I outta test her skills, before giving her anything expensive.

    So what do you think. . . Old school traditional camo, digital or something else ? Last time I saw she had quite a book of patterns.

    Definitely gotta go mid range on the tones as it'll be riding up here on the eastern slope (Sangra De Cristos & Wet Mountians), western slope (N San Juan & S Uncompahgre) and NW New Mexico (Canyon Land & Desert Mesa) at some point. . . I get around,. ;)
     
  18. M14sRock

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    Dude, do it yourself! Lots of fun. For your terrain I'd do a tan or coyote base coat and add some dark earth accents with a few OD green for good measure.

    If you want something traditional, copy the pattern of some old BDUs. Lay down the base coat, let it dry and mask of the majority of it with blue or purple painters tape. Then spray on the accent colors. You can even lay down the basecoat, let dry, cover with masking tape and cut away patterns with an exacto knife.

    If you want a digital, use some mesh sniper veil, or a mesh bag from Wally World.

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  19. M14sRock

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    And a couple of others.


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  20. diggsbakes

    diggsbakes New Member

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    Is that all Duracoat? I've had some lasting success with High Temp Automotive Engine Enamel on magazines, not guns. . . yet.