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About mineralman55

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  1. howdy

    Welcome from Louisiana.
  2. Joke of the day

    Yo mama is so fat, her blood type is Ragu.
  3. CMP Parts built M1

    No. Every one I've gotten was walnut-stocked. I've seen quite a few birch (beech?) stocks that were stained a pumpkin orange by the CMP. Functional but not very attractive.
  4. What do you have on order or in the mail? Part 2

    Maybe there's a new avatar/nickname... "Baconslayer".
  5. More research needed

    Our 3rd annual Kelly Kicking Cancer 5k is coming up on March 10. Our goal this year is 400 runners and beat last year's total of $27k. The research we fund is progressing well. I had a chance to meet with the president and CEO at Houston Methodist last fall. What a gracious man and all-around great guy! He gave me some insight into the research they're doing. A lot of it is "classified", but he did say they had cured some of the most aggressive cancers known to man in "hundreds of large mammals". He just couldn't be more specific. They are making progress. http://kellykickingcancer.org/events
  6. Aero M5 build?

    Some places will, some won't. I've asked Aero repeatedly, but they won't check the headspace if you send them your bolt. They say they're too busy.
  7. 17 dead in Florida School shooting

    There are lots of great ideas here, but we will never find a solution to the problem of (thankfully infrequent) mass shootings until we as a society come to grips with reality and develop a backbone. When someone says "I'm gonna kill you" it isn't rhetoric. Believe it. But we don't. Raghead terrorist groups have stated time and again, "We will destroy you" but we don't believe it even when they stride into our midst and detonate a suicide vest, or plow a car into a crowd of people or plant a bomb at a concert. Criminals say "I'm going to become a school shooter" but we don't believe it at Columbine, Newtown or in Florida. These things don't happen in a vacuum, there are always signs. When people publicly say they're going to commit murder then GET THEM THE HELL OFF THE STREET! Ignoring the warning signs is only going to continue the problems. What could have happened, did.
  8. Tightening the Gas Cylinder on M1 Garand

    You are now a Garand junkie! Congrats! I learned some gunsmithing tricks from a great M1/M14 smith. Don't take the gas cylinder off too often (maybe once a year if you shoot it a lot) but clean it thoroughly when you do. If it is loose, tap the splines as you mentioned to expand them. Before putting the gas cylinder back on, coat the splines with black magic marker. Then fit it. The wear marks should tell you where the high spots on the splines are.
  9. Lower Vice Block

    I never filled mine with Quickrete, but not a bad idea. I have one sacrificial magazine I use just to hold a lower in a vice. Magazines are cheap.
  10. I have no friends

    Poor guy. Welcome from the swamps of LA.
  11. Need Help

    This isn't the first time this issue has come up. The recoil system as the cause was already mentioned, but I suspect it is the extractor issue. There is something about these rifles that makes them especially sensitive to extractor design.
  12. Range day 11 Feb

    There's nothing like taking your children out to the range! Looks like a great day was had by all.
  13. Anyone have one of these Turkeys?

    I have asked a couple of LGS that sell them for feedback, and it's all been favorable. Small sample of info, but looks good so far.
  14. What do you have on order or in the mail? Part 2

    Why not? It was a good deal, and if your daughter asks for an AR15, you gonna turn her down? I thought I was done building these things, now I've got two more planned for the year. They just keep accumulating like magazines.
  15. What do you have on order or in the mail? Part 2

    An AeroprecisionUSA AR15 arctic camo builder set. My daughter saw it, and said it was beautiful. Surprise Christmas present.