ideal rate of twist (MLP firearms and shooting thread)

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  1. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Those ARE nice. But, during my stint, lets just say what I did made sure these, if used, were put ON TARGET.

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  2. Kris Ford

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    OMG..too funny!
     
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    My dog don't feel like a full tank today. I'm going to more than likely load ammo all day to stick around here, keep her company.

    I've got .41 magnum cases to prep, I can always load 5.56 stuff, and I have some .45 Long Colt cases primed and ready to receive a charge and bullet. I think I've got 80 cases ready. Enough. Cowboys all day long on Saturdays, coffee, something to eat and clean up all that then load time.

    Some may think that's all I do. Couldn't be further from the truth. Besides on keeping up with what's new gun wise, I play guitar every single day. Sometimes only minutes. Other times an hour or two. I've even gotten up at weird hours for some reason to strum something for 2 minutes until I was so tired I couldn't hardly see straight. I guess maybe dreaming about a chord, something musical. I don't know.

    But I've got this grandson, and he is one smart kid. We've been working on his future quad in the evenings too.
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    And I like to fish and whenever I get to do that..Im gone! especially with the boy.
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    Then I piddle around with my own toys. Always trying to improve something that will aid me with my shooting. Especially as I get older. I can shoot just fine. It's the moving around that I take issue with.

    All in all I have as busy a day as anyone. But one thing I've learned is, always make some time for yourself. Whether on a Saturday, or a Wednesday evening whatever. Play guitar, read a book, listen to some music, get a quick cat nap. Sit there and stare at the wall, but get a few minutes for yourself now and then. It helps allot.
    Look out your window brothers.
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    That's what I do.
     
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  5. Kris Ford

    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    One thing is for sure ..that stuff you did with your Grandson is VERY important.

    He'll remember it for LIFE.
     
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    Frogfur Senior Member

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    I've been on the heavy crusier my pop served his second enlistment in the Navy during WWII The USD Salem, fully restored and docked in Quency, Massachusetts. And Marines, being amphibious creatures we are, know ship, subs..stuff like that.
    That fan tail party makes me sick..our EM club was a Conex box. 2 warm beers per man, per day. If you weren't taking incoming, sappers in the wire, on the kill sheet for patrol or OP duty.
     
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  7. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Coffee time.
     
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    Kris Ford Senior Member

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    Times sure have changed..
     
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  9. Frogfur

    Frogfur Senior Member

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    Rob, I found this advantageous for me when using the 512. It is the same unit I have. I'll put this up so you at least have knowledge of its existence. You can still co-witness the front sight if you chose.
    Here is mine-
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    These are the Yankee Hill EoTech riser made specifically for the EoTech sight. They raise the EoTech .525" and run around $40.00. These provide a more "heads up" shooting posture. I love the darn thing. Keeps me away from the quack.
     
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  10. Frogfur

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    Loading the M1 Grand


    How the M1 Grand works


    Shooting the Grand


    Don't none of you guys mention recoil with a chick shooting the grand. That could be Harmony right there.
     
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  11. cybermgk

    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    I never knew my grand pop. He died young, just after my father (youngest of 6) was born (right after the depression started).

    I think that is SO COOL passing down and spending time with your grandson. :thumbs:
     
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    cybermgk Singin' the body lectric Premium Member V.I.P. Member

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    Grandfather's were both Army (in between great wars), My Father was Army (Korea), one of his Brothers was Navy (also Korea). His other Brother was Navy (WW II) as was another 2 Uncles, all in the Pacific. One Aunt, the oldest of my father's siblings was a WAC in WWII. ^6 siblings, my father was the baby. One Cousin went to Viet Nam, as a Navy Frogman (Not seal, not deep Diver), underwater welder. He was the only one of my older Cousins that served. None of my younger (still older than I) who half were actually 2nd cousins because of the age spread of my aunts and uncles did. Just me. And with all that Army and Navy in the family, I did start Army Reservist, but naturally got released to go Active Duty Air Force, just to be different, lol.
     
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    Thats some history there,brother! And ya know,you may have put it out there before,but,I had no idea that yer job was the one you had. Ya know,it actually explains quite a bit about ya,Cyber.
     
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    He is a good guy
     
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    Thinking about buying a new 20"barrel for my carbine so I can swap them out.. I like DPMS, Colt, Shilen barrels, Wilson Combat. I also like Daniel Defense, and FHN both pretty rich by at least another $100.00.

    If I go DPMS I'll buy their bolt assembly too. Just makes things easier, and saves wear on my S&W bolt. Each one should stay with it's upper. I'm going with a free floating hand guard like this-
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    I'm going for the over molded model.
     
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    Surely you would think of me in no other way would you ?
     
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    Had the music on out in the new shop today.
    Just me and the O'l dog. I can do anything out there.
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    But in the garage I got this hidden away..
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    It got the original Hurricane 4 in it.
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    Warren Over Drive, 11" brakes and converted from 6 volt to 12 volt. Xoes 47mph top speed.
    There is also a 69 Road Runner out there too.
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    *I don't want to get away from. The fire arms theme here with cars etc. I just thought it would be fun since the post was on the new shop, but the garage is right next door so I tied them together. That's all.

    My jeep by the way is a 3B.

    So while straightening up ran across some old loading gear-the infamous 310-
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    I also loaded up some brutal .45 Colt stuff with my cast, 260gr cast bullets-


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    I had both single actions out today which I have never put up before, but just had to show them off.
    The Colt .45 out on the deck-
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    This revolver has never been fired.
    That is of course a genuine Colt, .45. And, it's worth big bucks.
    The other is the Cattleman in .44 special with fake ivory grips but still look good.

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    And of course!
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  18. SteveC

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    Speaking of grandkids... we had our AR match this morning and my grandson finished 2nd, out of 25 entries. He beat me by 9 points and missed winning by 3 points. He's getting better and better every day.
     
  19. LtDave32

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    Bad day at my shooting spot, fellas.

    Accuracy wise, it couldn't be better out of a common AR. I was shooting cloverleafs at dead-center at 25m. That's no bull, pardon the pun. Three connected holes. That barrel is as accurate as I've ever shot with. We're talking sub 1/2" groups at smack dead center of the silhouette. You can't get better than that, iron sights or scope.

    But that ain't my problem.

    I've got this hangup thing goin' on. Stovepipes, failures to eject, failures to completely extract, yadda yadda. Same old tune.

    Now, last week I had NO problems. And this week I'm using ammo that this rifle likes; American Eagle 5.56 at 3,165 MV. Good M193 ball figures.

    So you ask, what's the diff? Why was there no problem, then there is a problem? What changed? What did you do differently?

    Well, all I can think of is the mags. I have about six mags, all of them late 1970's - early '80's GI contract mags; Parsons, Adventureline (which is what Parsons turned into) and O Kay Industries. All of them 30 round, all hardened aluminum (typical GI) with one real good old O Kay Ind mag that I didn't use. It stayed at home. One of these mags had noticeably spread lips. At a taper, no less. Wider at the back than at the front. You can see it. So I $hit canned that mag, as it was always giving trouble.

    The rest I "thought" were good enough. I just can't see where any other problem can be. New BCG. Extractor upgrade that worked fine and flawlessly last week.

    Now there's this week. And the only thing I used different were a few of the mags.

    What the hell is going on with this weapon?
     
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    Lt. IT sounds like you may have a gas problem :eek2: http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6214/6335853733_1945959e27_z.jpg

    Can you reference the chart here and estimate where your brass is heading?

    Too, there is a special tool for sorting out feed lips on these magazines if you haven't chucked the old one yet. You may be able to get some more life out of that one as a range only mag.

    There are a few styles out there so you'll have to google it to see if one might work better than the others for you.
     
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