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Old March 18th, 2017, 07:57 PM   #1831
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Well, been spending more time wrenching and here are my 2 latest efforts. The first is a .25-45 sharps that is my wifes that I built. Its the 2nd 25-45 in our collection. I was that pleased with it. I had originally planned this as an a1 clone. Well when I received the barrel from sharps, the gas block area is 1". Its only long enough for a short gas block like the yhm. I needed 1.5" at a minimum to use the standard .750 fsb. The way it was machined as a light profile, just would not work. So I went back to the drawing board. I ordered a 12.5 yhm diamond free float, and set of trroy irons. I had some troy rail covers laying around, so used them. This rifle is light, 20" stainless barrel. Its still a work in progress, the muzzle device has not come in yet, and unsure what optic it will get, but its going good so far.






The second I helped a friend put his rifle on a diet. The rifle is a delton sport in 5.56. Well after removing 3.5 lbs of crap, the foregrip, utg rail, steel gas block, and other accessories this rifle is far lighter. I reinstalled the original a2 fsb, with a triangle hard cap. Swapped the grip for a miad. The factory stock got replaced with a xm177 style stock. I added an ambi sling adapter end plate. The handguards are fulton armory a1 shorty triangles. I added a troy rear di optic folding sight, and vortex strikefire II bright red. Also did a midwest front sight post rail, and colorfill to top it off. Swapped the standard trigger guard for a moe. Much lighter, and far more functional. He was happy with the results. It now is a skinny chick!



Enjoy, more projects are in the works.




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Well, finally got range time on the 243 win version 2 yesterday. Ran into a hiccup, had a stove piping issue. Maybe 30 out of the 65 I fired. After inspection of the brass today its apparent that I am gonna have to buy an adjustable gas block and turn down the gas. The stove piping issue is directly related to it, also found 2 popped primers, and several primers that had backed out. I found 4 or 5 with bent rims from the extractor, all tales tale signs of the over gass, or case trying to extract before it has contracted from firing. Seen that before in version 1. The port on the shilen is .080" So gonna order a new sentry S7 clamp on click adjustable gas block and tune it. I can say that with that small amount of rounds fired during break in and boresnaking that at 50 yards it was shooting 1 hole. At 100, it was around 1 moa with 95 grain sierra tipped matchkings being pushed by imr 4831. No broken tips, or bullet setback as with version 1. So I am on the right track, with the shilen. I cannot wait to see what it will do after 150 to 200 rounds and gas being tuned. I plan to experiment with the 105 and 107 bthp's again. 1n8 twist should be better suited.
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Well, finally got range time on the 243 win version 2 yesterday. Ran into a hiccup, had a stove piping issue. Maybe 30 out of the 65 I fired. After inspection of the brass today its apparent that I am gonna have to buy an adjustable gas block and turn down the gas. The stove piping issue is directly related to it, also found 2 popped primers, and several primers that had backed out. I found 4 or 5 with bent rims from the extractor, all tales tale signs of the over gass, or case trying to extract before it has contracted from firing. Seen that before in version 1. The port on the shilen is .080" So gonna order a new sentry S7 clamp on click adjustable gas block and tune it. I can say that with that small amount of rounds fired during break in and boresnaking that at 50 yards it was shooting 1 hole. At 100, it was around 1 moa with 95 grain sierra tipped matchkings being pushed by imr 4831. No broken tips, or bullet setback as with version 1. So I am on the right track, with the shilen. I cannot wait to see what it will do after 150 to 200 rounds and gas being tuned. I plan to experiment with the 105 and 107 bthp's again. 1n8 twist should be better suited.
Sounds like progress!

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