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Birdog19 last won the day on April 17

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About Birdog19

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    USN Retired. Twenty Five years as an FA-18 Naval Aviator.
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  1. You're right Bambi! What an idiot I am!!
  2. Rubicon - Check out the link above. I think there is an SD tutorial in there as well.
  3. Not posting this to question anyone's opinions or $anity regarding a folding stock -- just wondering about its utility and if that's the reason for the overwhelming demand. Is it because that's what the M4 is supposed to come with -- it makes the gun complete? Weight savings? Cool factor or do some shooters find adjusting the length-of-pull fits them better? Living in Rep of Cali I can't use a folding stock so I have not experience with it. My 11707 did come equiped with a 3 position receiver tube, so if we ever re-join the Union and the prices come down I may get one.
  4. I used to flip the gun over and hold it with my left hand and load with my right. After 10-11 rounds fired the barrel was hot, but not too hot to hold while recharging the mag tube with another 10 rounds. I've learned better. Now I keep my right hand grip on the stock and just rotate the gun so the loading port is upright (or nearly so). The butt of the stock stays wedged in my armpit for a stable grip. I then load with my left hand - similar to replacing a mag in a pistol or AR. When loading is complete, my right hand is already in its proper position and I just rotate the gun
  5. God bless you my Brother!
  6. AM -- Eating healthy I see!
  7. Agree with SD. My experience has been that the A&S pins for the safety are pretty darned snug.
  8. Dude, you're killing me! I just spent the last 2-3 hours looking at the Genesis Gen-12!
  9. Do a search on this forum for Aimpoint T-2 and you'll get a lot of hits that discuss this topic. There are also spaces that can be used in combination to raise up your optic if desired.
  10. Though I have Vang Comp's carrier on mine, I think you'd be happy with either. Vang Comp uses a plastic plate attached with hardware to the receiver with Velcro attached (glued?) to the plate. The shell carrier then has Velcro backing sewn-on as well for attachment. There are no "plate" options for the M4, only for Mossy and Remmy. I bought a spare carrier ($20) and used 3M adhesive backed Velcro to glue it directly to the receiver. I cut a hole in the Velcro for the receiver/trigger guard pin. It looks like Esstac uses the same attachment method as I used above, only theirs is cheap
  11. It's pretty easy. Just remove the BCG and trigger assembly then unscrew the current stock from the receiver extension (buffer tube). The field stock will screw onto the receiver extension -- no tools required. The challenge will be to get the new stock perfectly lined-up against the receiver as you tighten it down so the trigger guard will drop into place easily. The butt pad can be swapped out by using a medium size Phillip's head screw driver inserted into the fine slots in the butt pad. The screws will remain captured in the pad. You might want to use a little Vaseline or spit o
  12. Yeah, I see that now. Just enough to get over the fiber and stainless mating, I guess. I remember on another post you mentioning how the follower could hang-up right at that crucial point -- the last shell in the tube I'd imagine. Briley states that the follower was designed for 3-Gun where deep and aggressive loading port reduction (see their pictures) can remove a portion of the mag tube fitment to the receiver, thus allowing a much shorter follower to cant off the axis of the mag tube as the follower is not fulling supported 360 degrees after the last shell is expended from the mag t
  13. Stranger - Is this the Briley follower you are suggesting? It's the only follower I can find on their website but it doesn't seem to have the beveled leading edge that you described. Maybe rounded a little? Either way, it seems to work for you!
  14. Plenty of posts on here about not getting full capacity in the mag tubes. While shell lengths do vary, the secret will be to cut your spring down a little and remove some coils. Spring lengths vary as well depending on whose spring you are using. There are posts about that as well and recommendations on how much to cut. A place to start would be to see how much of that last shell sticks out of the mag tube when the spring is fully compressed. If it's a 1/4" or so you can remove the spring and compress a few coils together to see what will give you that last 1/4". Then cut those coils off.
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