Recent content by Gil P.

  1. Gil P.

    The Range/Firearm Maintenance Kit

    I do about the same, minus a cleaning kit. I do bring a grease syringe. It would be good to have a cleaning rod that comes in sections. I've gotten bullets stuck in my barrel at matches and had to borrow someone else's rod to bump it out. I like your organization. I throw all of my stuff in a...
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    Brownells

    Which shipping option did you pick? It sounds like in issue with the parcel delivery companies.
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    Lugs galling

    The The worst I ever did to it (6.5x47) was shoot 40.1gr of H4350 with 140 hybrids in 104 degree heat. I got 2970 fps and promptly stopped shooting. At 60 degrees that same charge weight only gave me about 2815-2830 fps. The striations were there before that though, so I don't think I...
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    Lugs galling

    There's very small striations on the bag of the lugs that will catch a fingernail. That's nothing to worry about either?
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    Lugs galling

    I ordered a PMA lug recess cleaning tool yesterday. They look like they'll do a much better job of cleaning the lug recess area than the stuff from Dewey I've been using.
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    Lugs galling

    @DAVETOOLEY @whatsupdoc Here are some pictures.
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    Lugs galling

    I didn't know that about the ball of metal at the end of the groove. I don't recall seeing that. I'll post some good pictures tonight.
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    Lugs galling

    IIRC, The lugs have raised metal across the face in an arc. They look like an arc of a fingerprint.
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    Lugs galling

    I've heard that before about chromemoly steel. My last Remington bolt galled pretty bad too. I'm getting a custom barrel led action in a few days and don't want to screw it up. I'm not sure what's causing my galling except for dirty lugs or maybe the bolts and action have been of similar hardness.
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    Lugs galling

    I'll post some up tonight.
  11. Gil P.

    Lugs galling

    I wonder why? A greater difference in hardness maybe?
  12. Gil P.

    Lugs galling

    I wonder if it happens more often because we like to shoot in tactical matches with relatively high round counts and dirty actions. Has anyone with a custom non nitrided experienced this? Assuming you grease your lugs often and don't know the cause of the galling.
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    Lugs galling

    When are lugs considered galled? Is it something to be concerned about, and is it always preventable? I've got a PTG bolt in my Remington 700 with less than 1200 rounds on it that I think is galling. If I scratch the back of the lugs on the bolt with my finger nail, it will catch on small...
  14. Gil P.

    Precision Underground rear bags?

    Both of my ELR's have the standard fill. I'm thinking of buying some fill for my Str8 Laced. Another poster asked about manipulating the bag... The butt height is easy to adjust if you squeeze the bag before you lay your rifle on it, then just release tension to get your reticle where you...
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    Precision Underground rear bags?

    So far I'm really liking the 3D ELR. Here's some comparison photos. The tan one is the ELR, olive drab is a Str8 Laced bag with some fill I got from Hobby Lobby. The original Str8 Laced fill really sucks in my opinion.