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Old 07-24-2012, 07:16   #51
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Originally Posted by LordHood444 View Post
...The steel- cased ammo is laqured, and i think that the excessive heat made it stick in the chamber, along with any other crap that the previous eighty rounds may have left there...
Simple way to test this idea. All you need is some empty lacquered steel cases and a propane torch.

Heat the empty cases with the torch, and see if the lacquer ever gets sticky or 'melts'.

Maybe if enough people do this, and post the results, this idea can finally be put to rest - at least for a while.
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Old 07-24-2012, 09:44   #52
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Originally Posted by 420ollie View Post
It works well with the adjustable stock. I wish there was a better folding stock. I'm hard on my gear and I broke the stock. I got my money back though.
Try the Butler Creek folding stock. It comes in SS and black and it's built like a tank. Locks in place solid as a rock folded and unfolded.
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I got out today and set up some targets on my buddies place, I fired about 300 rounds of steel case ammo(Tula, Wolf, Brown Bear, Monarch) and not one hiccup. It's cut my cost on ammo in half. Thanks again 420ollie.
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Originally Posted by cma g21 View Post
Simple way to test this idea. All you need is some empty lacquered steel cases and a propane torch.

Heat the empty cases with the torch, and see if the lacquer ever gets sticky or 'melts'.

Maybe if enough people do this, and post the results, this idea can finally be put to rest - at least for a while.
Maybe the lacquer is softer than poly coating, and gets fire formed to the rough carbon fouling in the chamber?
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Originally Posted by Neurotic Hapi Snak View Post
Maybe the lacquer is softer than poly coating, and gets fire formed to the rough carbon fouling in the chamber?
The Box O' Truth - Educational Zone #18 - Shooting Wolf steel-cased Ammo in an AR15
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shooting military primer ammo in a mini is usually not a problem.

When it becomes a problem though, it will be a big one .
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Mine is at ruger right now getting a spare bolt/firing pin fitted !
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Originally Posted by DBaker View Post
I got out today and set up some targets on my buddies place, I fired about 300 rounds of steel case ammo(Tula, Wolf, Brown Bear, Monarch) and not one hiccup. It's cut my cost on ammo in half. Thanks again 420ollie.
Glad it worked for you. Did you try shooting for groups yet? You can fine tune the gas system for ejecting if you want by changing the port bushings. I wanted to do this but you have to measure the bushings. I have only a broken micrometer and I have not gotten one yet.
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420ollie,
I have not, I'm not the best with iron sights. I have a Nikon 2-7x32 I'm gonna put on and then I'll do it. I'll have to pick up a micrometer when I get a little extra money.
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420ollie,
I shot today for groups at 100 yards. With Tula, monarch, and wolf I was getting 2.5 to 4 inch 5 shot groups, with brown bear I got 2 to 3 inch groups. To compare; with brass using PCM bronze and Remington umc I was getting 1 to 2.5 inch groups.
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