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Posts posted by MNtadpole

  1. I really enjoy my Scalarworks/ RMR combo. To me, I wanted a solid, low profile optic solution for the M4. Plus, I think it looks pretty bad ass. 

  2. 14 hours ago, DEBWB said:

    I know this is an old thread, but wondering if anyone has purchased from Arms Unlimited lately? Some of the reviews scare me, but they have the charging at a really good sale price right now.



    Well I just ordered one too since the price was right. It's pretty hard to beat that price.  I hope they're decent. Thanks for posting this.

  3. Well I will give you what I did. I do not claim to be an expert or anything, so take that for what you will. I used a laser bore sight to adjust my rmr to proper point of aim. After I did that, I took it to the range and verified it. I was surprised to learn that my bored sight got me right on the money. Personally, I want to say that I noticed a small amount of dot shift (parallax?), depending upon the angle that looked at the dot through. Someone else here might be able to tell you the outcome of zeroing the RMR to just the sights. The method I used work really well for me, but I do realize that not everyone has access to a laser bore sight.

  4. 12 hours ago, ClackClackBAM said:

    Awesome! Ever ride trackdays?

    I wish. I don't own a sport bike myself, but I wouldn't mind one.  At this year's International Motorcycle Show Kawasaki showed their new "Z H2" which I instantly fell in love with.  Its a more relaxed rider's triangle but the power plant is still supercharged! BRAAAAP BRAAAAP.  I personally own a 2015 HD Softail Slim, which I've done a fair amount of work to.  I just enjoy the classic lines of the bike. 


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  5. 1 hour ago, ClackClackBAM said:

    Yup. The Ducati factory in Bologna is closed the entire month of July. Found that out on June 28th when the motor in my Panigale blew up. 

    Glad to see that I'm not the only one with expensive taste in more than one hobby! LOL I right bikes too.

  6. 3 minutes ago, filthy phil said:

    I'm local to them. Dont wanna fk with the labor & torch. 

    How much labor do y'all think they will hit me up for? Hour?

    I've never hired a gunsmith to do any extensive work...so I couldn't say accurately. What I can say is that it took my mechanically inclined self to hit it with a MAPP torch and got it off in under 5 minutes.

  7. 2 minutes ago, StrangerDanger said:

    Look at buying a MAPP torch. I bought mine at Home Depot. They’re cheap and pretty safe. They deliver a lot more heat quickly than a heat gun. It’s no acetylene torch, so you don’t have to worry about melting metal. The faster you heat the magazine tube, the less heat will wick into the receiver. It has an igniter in the trigger so it’s easy to ignite and shut off. No mixture knobs to mess with or anything. If you can operate a BBQ igniter, you can operate this torch.  Apply the heat to the base of the steel magazine tube and rotate it around the tube evenly. Apply heat for 20 seconds, try to unscrew the tube. Apply more as needed. 


    Same one I have. After 6 years or so, I’m still using the same bottle. 

    Getting a vise is a good idea. Get some padded jaws to avoid marring your work. Check where you’re clamping carefully. You don’t want things like the trigger pin under the clamping area. 

    Thanks Stranger Danger, valuable ideas right there, especially with trigger pins.  LOL I'm tempted to look at the MAPP torch, but its like 70 bucks, plus the cost of a Craigslist Wilton vise...ugh!

  8. 31 minutes ago, ClackClackBAM said:

    It’s not just the vise. Benelli put a shit-ton of red thread locker on there. I had to heat mine several times because I’d get half a turn here, 3/4 turn there. Eventually I just said screw it and focused the heat on the inner part of the receiver where the threads screw into. Headed it up until there was a decent amount of smoke coming out of the tube then I was able to spin it out. Just be patient then you’ll get it out without damaging your finish. 

    Well that's good to hear! I started to see mine smoking too. LOL I still have red marks on my palm from how hard I was gripping the tube last night. yikes!

  9. 1 hour ago, IYAAYAS said:

    I paid for mine the 25th, got an email with no tracking number saying it shipped on the 1st, but I still haven't gotten anything. I'm going to send an email to find out what's going on. Seems other people with that time frame already have theirs :(

    I purchased mine on the 15th of May and just received it in the mail last weekend. I did have to ask for the tracking number, so you might want to reach out. Aviation Ordinance huh? I thought I would escape all the IYAAYAS business lol.

  10. Well I finally got around to attempt what I thought would be an easy mag tube removal.  Well long story short, the project didn't go as planned. As stated in some of the installation tutorials, the red thread locker is no joke.  I tightened the M4's received to one of those Black and Decker work benches (crap idea btw) and used a heat gun.  I applied heat primarily to the mag tube, which obviously transferred up the receiver, which got equally hot as well. I tried working it for an hour with this setup and only managed to loosen the OEM tube maybe half a turn to 3/4ths. My plan today is to pickup a bench vise, which should hold  the receiver more firmly. Hopefully that is the key to victory! I feel like the crap B&D workbench didn't offer me a stable and solid enough platform to make all efforts in my favor.  I'm thinking of grabbing an infrared thermometer too. Wish me luck lol!

  11. 7 hours ago, Evolution said:

    I ordered a CC muted Ti tube about a week ago. Their site states that shipping out is from 20 to 45 days from order placing.

    Not too bad.

    I just got my CC parkerized tube in the mail and I placed my order on or about May 15th. 

  12. 16 minutes ago, ClackClackBAM said:

    So it shipped Monday and it’s already out for delivery today! So excited!!

    Heck yea! I just got an email from CC saying that it "shipped" too. I couldn't find a tracking number though.  Did you get a tracking number, or does it come later? 

  13. 8 hours ago, Evolution said:

    LOL...yeah, nothing Italian is cheap. About a year ago, I was taking my Ducati off it's center stand after I just finished a 13 hour drive back to Az., It got away from me and I couldn't muscle the the 425 lb bike and I just dropped it right there in the garage. Just dropped it..and not hard either

    Cost me $1200 in broken and bent parts.:mad:

    I did something similar to my Harley softail.  I had forgotten something in my building at work, and thought I would quickly run in and grab it. Well apparently "quickly" ended up meaning  so quick that I forgot to throw down the kick stand.  Lets just say, that I realized my mistake as soon as my bike continued to tip as I dismounted. That was quite embarrassing. It left a nice little scrap on my primary housing as well. 

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