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About jtallen83

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    Iowa is home but I travel the country
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    LIBERTY FIRST! Going John Galt.........

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  1. Welcome from Iowa, via Missouri!
  2. It isn't as light as I was thinking it would be but it is lighter than many. The fixtures at each end of the tube are very heavy for a plastic. Part of me wants to epoxy the tube to the ends for extra rigidity and the other wants to leave the back open for storage. A CDNN special; https://www.cdnnsports.com/ar15-a1-carbon-fiber-stock-sig-sauer.html?___SID=U
  3. You will see several varieties and combinations of O-rings, plugs, dual spring, and more I'm not thinking of. That dual ring sure looks like a firm set up. I'm a big fan of the Armalite extraction spring kit, it's pretty stout. My factory AR-10 didn't show signs of needing replaced till near 3,000 rounds. If you find an easy way to get the thing put together let me know, put three sets together myself with blood drawn each time............ https://www.armalite.com/product/10403030-ar10-extractor-spring-set/
  4. The Buffalo gun came about after a phone conversation with my youngest grandson to date, 8 years old and 100 MPH. He was telling me about a school field trip they took to see some Buffalo, he stated "You can't shoot a Buffalo can you Grandpa" so I explained there are places you can hunt a buffalo. Next he asks "Can you build me a gun to shoot buffalo?" Done deal, had to happen, has to happen! The Wilson Combat 14.7 inch 338 Federal fluted barrel is the heart and start of the build, pin and welded a modified SLR two chamber brake to get 16.1 inch overall length. It has Wilson's intermediate gas system, 13 3/16 inch gas tube, .073ish in. gas port in a .750 journal with an SLR non adjustable titanium gas block, I doubt the little weight savings is really noticeable but it was on sale for about the same price as a Geissele so I felt justified spending on fancy metal. Used Aero M5 receivers and a Wilson Combat 12 inch TRIM rail, not the best fitting Aero receivers I have gotten but perfectly capable of the job. Aero upper and lower parts kits, my go to Sig 716 bolt catch would have needed thinned a bit to work smoothly so I just went with the Aero part. The carrier is Toolcraft but due to headspace issues ended up using a Brownell's bolt, replaced the extractor springs with the Armalite kit to solve some extraction issues. Used a rifle length extension with a used factory Armalite spring and buffer to start. The stock is marked Sig but I am pretty sure these were made by Lancer, it is A1 length. Of course it has the obligatory LaRue MBT for a trigger. It's taking some patience to get it running 100%, first ten rounds no lock back, most didn't even move the bolt back. I noticed some ring marks on the brass from some rough areas in the chamber so did a little polishing with some green jewelers rouge on a chamber mop. Next trip out I had lock back on 8 of 10 rounds, except the case was left in the chamber every time, lift the rifle up a bit and it fell right out. Swapped the two spring Brownell's extractor springs for the Armalite plug, spring, and a ring extractor spring kit. Next twenty rounds were better, no cases left in the chamber, still only getting lock back about half the time when loading a single round, picked up the next round every time I asked it to. Polished just a little bit more on the chamber and swapped the buffer and spring to an Aero rifle buffer and a Tubbs flatwire spring, odd the Aero buffer is about 1/8 inch longer than the Armalite buffer is, 5 3/16" vs. 5 and a real strong 1/4 inch. Ran five rounds and got lock back 4 times. Swapped back to the Armalite set and only got one lockback in 5 rounds, the Armalite spring has nearly 4,000 rounds on it so maybe it's shot. Swapped back to the flat wire spring and got ten lockbacks in a row. I am going to leave it alone for a bit, used 185's up to this point but plan on getting some 200 grain stuff next so the little extra oomph may help a bit as well. I will let the grandson continue with shooting the rifle so he can get in on any further tweaks if needed. It shoots so soft I may see if he wants to shoot it next time he is here. About the same time I start collecting a pension my Grandson will turn 16 so I hope I can introduce him to reloading then. Hopefully he still wants to whack a buffalo, always wanted to try a Bison ribeye. Here is the last twenty rounds on a 12 inch steel plate at 100 yds. Anxious to see what kind of groups it will do when the Vortex 1-8 gets put on it and accuracy becomes the focus.
  5. Got one in a box with your name on it
  6. Mornin' Latte Imperial Coffee Milk Stout by Toppling Goliath Brewing of Dechora Iowa. Has a sweet chocolate coffee aroma and an inky black color. Taste is loud and deep, dark chocolate, rich coffee, with a creamy sweetness. There is a smoky backbone, not overbearing smoke but enough bitter to balance the creamy sweetness. Mouth feel is rich and thick. This is an outstanding stout!
  7. Welcome from Iowa, via Missouri!
  8. Is it an Aero upper? If I remember correctly the last one I did used a threaded pin on the forward assist.
  9. Atlas Shrugged and Brave New World are two more fiction books that have a political message. They had to be entertaining to sell but looking at what the Authors have said about their work it becomes obvious they meant to make a political statement. I’m not familiar with Heinlein’s political leanings but I get the impression he did understand how to craft a message with fiction. I hate to say it but entertainment in general does more to form political opinions in today’s youth than parents, a very sad state of affairs. The socialist propaganda machine has had free rein with entertainment in our western civilization for nearly a century now and they have been pretty effective.
  10. Only problem with that is the government is incompetent, managing a program of that size would be a huge effort. That and the liberals would get another 2 years to indoctrinate more socialist. Socialist programs can’t fix the problems created by socialism.
  11. Put a bit of the blue stuff on mine, never had a problem but like you I thought the fit was a bit loose.
  12. Check out the local ACE, rounded up several different types of backer nuts and washers at my local hardware store.
  13. Swapped it to another 5.56 carbine and had a 37 yard zero in no time. Worked on the focus a bit more and got a really nice crisp reticle now. The turret adjustments are stiff and fine but once you get used to the feel they adjust pretty easy. Read some articles that say the next version they put out will have covers on the adjustment turrets, hopefully they keep the same tight mechanism. On the subject of tight, the mount doesn't seem to like to stay tight. Put 20 in Lbs on it and 40 rounds I noticed it was loose. Loctite blue for now, going to watch for a quality mount to put it in. At first I thought the reticle may be too small but after some use it worked fine for me. The dot has a nice white halo when centered on 5 inch plates, put the dot in the bottom of the belly on the 12 inch plate with a 37 yard zero and it fills up the center of the steel with hits.
  14. Howdy Sir, welcome back! I got some pictures of my first attempt at putting rails on my handguard for a bipod, failed attempt in my book. I had rails from several makers, used some of the hardware and got whatever other hardware that made it fit from the hardware store. It didn't work out loading a bipod no matter how close to the front or rear, too much twisting. After trying this for a bit I bought a used Knights Armament RAS. The RAS was better but in all honesty I get better accuracy in the factory configuration, where it sits at again now. Thanks for asking this question, gave me a chuckle when I looked at this abomination again
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