Unobtanium Posted May 15, 2010 Share Posted May 15, 2010 (edited) I bought one, had to try it out. Well, I think Kip's A2/Ti hybrid will be better. I only shot about 30 rounds of buck, and 15 slugs, and 25 rounds of birdshot. Function was flawless, even with the 2.75 dram 1145fps birdshot fired from the hip, and I was pleased. However. I returned home, removed the bolt, and looked at where it interfaces with the detent. The metal was deformed slightly on the inside surface where the cut-outs are for the detent. Deformed. Not scratched. Not "marred". Bent. It will either be self-limiting, or a structural failure will result that would allow the bolt to be removed from the weapon with less than the designed force. This is damage caused during firing, not little scratches upon insertion/removal. It does not require a jewler's loup to see. I have scanned a picture of it, but being as I have a scanner and not a camera, bare with the quality of the photo. Apparently 36RC is NOT! hard enough for this part, or the FFT part is not really 36RC. Since I am not going to talk about things I don't know (I can't measure their bolt's surface hardness,), I am going to take their word that it is 36RC, and that 36RC is not an acceptable hardness in this application. Thankyou Kip for ignoring everyone who whines about your "OCD" and doing your homework and providing us with the A2 hybrid in the near future. Set one aside, I'm going to buy it. Thankyou! Also, I have been a huge fan of the MOD choke coupled with Remington 000 2.75" buck. Well, I tried an IC choke today. The "core" pattern was about the same, but I always got about 4-5 in about a 12" circle at 40 yards, and the other 3 went who knows where. With the Briley IC choke, I was getting 7 or 8 (shell holds 8) all on a piece of 22x28" paper at 45 yards reliably. Edited May 15, 2010 by Unobtanium Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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