@gnochi I made a feed lip tool out of some flat bar at work and adjusted my magazine when I got home. It seems to have fixed my problem. I've cycled multiple loads through the magazine and action to test it out and it's doing well. If I run into any other issues I will get a video of it. Thank you for the help.
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My new Bartlein is enroute, it is 26in, LH gain twist, 1:9 to 1:8, 400mod. Those specs are partly due to my desire to use it for hunting and run the 214 Hammer Hunter monos. I will report back when I have some rounds through it.Bartlein 1-9tw 28" Heavy Varmit in 400MOD steel.....I personally want my next to be 29.5" with left hand gain twist from 10-9.....but good luck getting in line for that.
Wow! I just bought the same die from them for $90 less, they have raised their prices.FYI: Redding Type-S Elite bushing die set: https://www.brunoshooters.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=60776
You may want to try some N570 or Retumbo....I didn't have any luck with Retumbo...but I could revisit since I have a longer barrel now.... 29.5".....RL-33 was a no go for me. I'm pushing the 245's over 2900fps with 75.0gr of RL-26....and I get heavy bolt lift on certain pieces of brass that have 8x reloads on them.
I was shooting factory and noted higher velocities than normal on the labradar. The 4th shot I pierced a primer so I took the rifle off the line. I got home and took the barrel off the AI and found a factory round would not drop freely into the chamber. My bore scope confirmed I have a significant carbon build up in a barrel with 354rds. I have been using bore eliminator and an occasional nylon brush, but clearly I need to up up my cleaning regiment.
I try and use my bore scope sparingly but I broke it out to find not only is their carbon in the first 6 or so inches of the barrel, I have a nice carbon ring. Anyways, I ordered some bore eliminator C4 and JB paste and until it arrived, used a gentle cleaning cycle and soaked the barrel overnight in kroil.
The C4, and a kroil soaked patch with some JB took care of the ring and carbon, so a factory round will now drop into the chamber un-impeded.
Pics show the pierced primer and the small piece of the cup that gets blown back into the AIs bolt assembly.
No, I didn't capture any pictures. Once I saw the ring and carbon in the grooves, I knew I needed to do better cleaning. As I said, a factory round would not drop into the chamber without force. It was hitting the carbon ring at the throat / neck, which was causing the higher pressures.You take any pictures of the ring with the bore scope before and after?
This is about as clean as I can ever get mine. Kicking myself for not taking a picture before shooting it.
I run a gen 3 Fat Bastard on my 300 PRC it works very well, loud as hell but works well.No, I didn't capture any pictures. Once I saw the ring and carbon in the grooves, I knew I needed to do better cleaning. As I said, a factory round would not drop into the chamber without force. It was hitting the carbon ring at the throat / neck, which was causing the higher pressures.
FWIW - I'll add, I'm not a slave to the borescope. I use it sparingly as you could easily get lost thinking there are issues when there are none. I only used the scope to confirm the carbon ring and build up, cleaned it out and then scoped it again to verify it was gone.
ETA - I also bought a Gen III FB. Anyone running one on an AI? Looks like APA also really upped their packaging game.
ETA II - Mailman also delivered another goodie I'm going to give a try. Anyone using an E-Dope card?
Almost everywhere is limiting to small quantities per order. Like one 8lb jug or 5 one lb jugs.
Was it over priced?
We need some sort of group buy fund that when one of us sees something in stock they buy as many as possible then redistribute it accordingly.
Firearms World let me put an 8lb jug of H1000 in the cart and proceed to checkout. about 274 plus shipping & tax a little over $300. I don't need any so just pasting this on.
Sorry guys I didn’t make it to the payment part, thanks.
Zelle explicitly does NOT have any payment protection. I can’t guarantee that the shop is a scam, of course, but only taking payment options that make it super easy to scam people is sketch AF.I’ve never used Zelle but I understand that it pretty much just a PayPal equivalent. Maybe there is some buyer protection?
Zelle explicitly does NOT have any payment protection. I can’t guarantee that the shop is a scam, of course, but only taking payment options that make it super easy to scam people is sketch AF.