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  1. There's literally factor pin and welds on 14.5" guns being done with a 110 mig in a jig. I don't see why a tig would have any more problem. The first pic, the pin is too high. The second pic is about how I've seen the depth done, although it looks like more chamfer than necessary.
  2. And how short a pin do you think will work? Also you are super optimistic you will get a nice raised finish from jacking at it with a cutting wheel. Even if you do it sounds harder than drill a hole, tap in a pin, do a tac weld, dress with a file, apply some cold blue.
  3. Shit you can't reach with a variety of tools will not be easier to 1) weld. 2) clean up.
  4. Static is a potential issue with primers, and definitely an issue with black powder. Smokeless powder shouldn't be a big deal. I highly suggest anyone who reloads with smokeless powder take a small amount outside and set fire to it. It will give you some perspective on how volatile the stuff actually is. It takes more to get it going than you would think. Smokeless powder is also pretty resistant to humidity. It can throw off your loads if you measure each by weight rather than volume. Primers are pretty hard to make inert, and most things that will make them inert only do so temporarily. As for heat, if you are able to reload in the space without sweating into your loads, it should be fine. I load in my basement. It is not climate controlled. Humidity is pretty high much of the year, so I make sure to work up new loads with freshly opened powder and just have my stuff set for volumetric measuring. Static isn't really a problem for me, but if you have a setup where it might be, just ground yourself prior to handling your primers.
  5. If it's recommended I guess it works then. Problem solved. I've seen more people bitching about how to fix problems with an A5 setup who refuse to listen to reason because the a5 system "fixes" a problem they never had with bolt bounce. The whole a5 system is managing a problem that is not worth the effort, ESPECIALLY for people not shooting full auto. It makes troubleshooting stuff like this a pain in the ass. If it's the mag, you have basically have one choice. When the bcg/buffer bottom out, the shock is causing a bullet to pop up out of the feed lips. Odds are if the feed lips are this messed up, your bolt over base failure will not involve just one round and will look like a double feed. Odds are that this will be limited to specific mags. This is probably not your problem. If it's not the mag, you have two choices. 1) the whole BCG/buffer combo isn't getting enough oomf and the bolt isn't clearing the mag and it is dragging the bullet halfway out of the mag from friction with the side of the bullet rather than things pushing on the case rim from behind. This will seldom look like a double feed. 2) The whole BCG/buffer combo is getting WAY too much gas and returning to battery REALLY fast before most in spec magazines can pop a bullet up to the top. In the free world this is a bit easier to troubleshoot because you try it with a full 30 round mag and that slows down the mag and generally causes a failure to feed with the bolt slamming home on an empty chamber. This usually doesn't look like a double feed, but due to the vigrous movement can sometimes make your mag do weird things. It also is more likely to really bend the crap out of the bullet caught by the bolt. You are running a full weight m-16 style bolt. With a +15% spring rate spring. With a H2 buffer. With a carbine length gas system (7.5") With an 11.3" barrel. So you have a ton of port pressure, but you have a whopping 4" of barrel for dwell time (~4ms), and an unknown size gas port. You know what has issues with too little dwell time and reliability? rifle length gas systems on a 16" barrels. That have a similar 4"/4ms of dwell time. That's why you don't see people with 18" barrel and rifle length gas and 6" of barrel for dwell time beefing everything up. That's why the stretch 16 barrel cuts it back to an intermediate length gas system, and those who want to sell a reliable gun with a standard gas system either use a mid length on 16, or a rifle length on a 17.X" barrel with some math done on the gas port. Here's a nice article on the subject Your heavy BCG buffer set up delays unlocking, which reduces battering, but without enough dwell time, you won't impart enough momentum to cycle it correctly. If you swapped the super 42 spring for a sprinco green or red, you really didn't do anything. Having a heavy buffer and heavy BCG in theory makes it take longer to unlock. You don't have the time to wait before running out of gas is my guess. To keep it from battering things, I'd decrease the mass of your BCG/buffer stack and not dick with reduced power springs until last resort.
  6. Likely undergassed due to the short dwell distance between the gas port and end of barrel. Easiest way to try less mass in the recoil system is to pop open the h2 buffer and remove some of the weights. Don't need to buy anything, and it's reversible if it is standard construction. But you may need to remove more mass and resistance than that. I run a stretch 16 barrel with a rilfe length stock. It has a small gas port and not a lot of dwell time. I'm running full gas, lightened BCG, lightened buffer ( empty rifle buffer), and a 10% reduced power buffer spring. Now it runs like a top even in the cold. At the a5 length, I'd mess with the buffer, then if that's not enough, go look for a lgihtened BCG. BRownelss nitrided house brand one is $169.99 and in stock right now.
  7. Stock barrel nut fits over a lot of gas blocks. But there's a fair variety of forends that clamp onto the mil-spec nut. THere's always rails that mount to the pic rail on top too. They are heavy and suck, but it's a varminter.... weight is good right? But unless it is something weird, the bushmaster varminter gas block is like a cut down minimalist version of the a2 front sight. It also has no muzzle device. SO they may be able to bash out the taper pins and put an a-2 on it. but if they don't want that the barrel nut should clear the block if you wiggle it right IIRC.
  8. Between existing muzzle devices that are pinned and/or welded, and having to clock it and drill the barrel for a taper pin, the easiest route to a set of iron sights is to replace the forearm with something with a rail. At least without buying a new upper.
  9. My $0.02 in general is have at least 4 years worth of shooting supplies on hand by end of spring prior to a presidential election year and keep it topped up. Then top up whatever you have used by midterms. I've spent some money picking up overpriced stuff because this is unprecedented panic and I might need extra buffer, but the above strategy has allowed me to largely sit out this panic and the previous one.
  10. one thing I did not see in that article was that polycarbonate lenses you are trusting your eyes to should not be cleaned with alcohol based cleaners. It makes them more brittle just like UV does.
  11. The interesting thing in zerohedge is down the page. https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/consumer-credit-soars-most-record-credit-card-borrowings-explode credit card spending up massively, this new move cuts people off from consolidation loans.
  12. Well you bring up what could be a major scumbag move which is to cut off options from real estate owners to force them into foreclosure.
  13. I could see auto loans and helocs going away temporarily because those were pandemic inflated markets. Even sane loans are likely to wind up underwater. Personal loans are less exposed I'd think, and it is also in an area they got caught doing bad things before. If it is trying to insulate themselves from risk of default, there should be matching stats on individual debt levels. A lot of people used their helicopter money to pay off debt.
  14. Doubt it. I mean lines of credit usually have adjusting rates if they aren't for a fixed sum. Given the bank my guesses are either: 1) They have been up to shady shit again and found it internally first. Getting out of the business for now decreases their chances of being caught. I guess one of the things they could be caught at was writing lines of credit to people who should have been ineligible, and they are concerned with them defaulting on unsecured credit, so they are limiting the depth of that hole. that fear could be interest rate related. 2) We are like a month out of the last reduced standards stress test, and they passed. They are now eligible for buybacks they weren't before, and they may be moving the outlay of cash from personal loans to that. 3) It's actually not fear of hikes but fear that low rates are here for a while. That means this type of loan won't be terribly profitable and comes with no collateral to foreclose on. A subprime car loan or sub prime mortgage is better than a sub prime personal loan.
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