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    New Go-to and new Trainer

    My new primary is on top: BCM, 16 inch LW, KMR Upper, w/ Spike's NiBo BCG/bolt, upgraded redX firing pin. Anderson lower with Keep and bear NiBo polished trigger pack.

    My new training rifle is below (replacing my LWRCM6A2)

    As a training rifle it has some different priorities in configuration

    SR556C Upper (that's a 14.5 inch w/ integrally machined flashider to 16 inch, Ruger Piston with hard chromed BCG/bolt and hard chromed piston gas system. Adjustable gas)
    Lower is Bushmaster with keep and bera NiBo polished trigger pack upgraded with Wolff High power Hammer spring to support the RedX upgraded firing pin in shooting my very cheap (but hard primer) training Ammo.

    The Ruger upper is heavy... but thats not a bug as much as a feature... since for training I dont mind heavier rifles as this will help prepare me for real world situation where I will be likely 99% exhausted .

    Since the heavy upper moves the balance of the rifle to the front I moved my VFG one notch forward. My Eotech one notch forward and I have a more straight grip angle.

    As a result I hope to alleviate this difference in balance between my trainer and my go-to a bit.

    I may yet switch the stocks between the 2..they are both nice but giving the heavier stock to the trainer would help minimize balance difference even further.
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    PS: My Go-to will still get an Inforce WML which will ada (a little) weight to the front and bring the balance more in line w/ the trainer as well.
    The trainer will not get a WML (cost and also if I do train in bad light/no light I will use my go-to)
    Also my go-to will not get the Wolff Hi Power Hammer spring as I prefer the lighter trigger pull of the keepandbear springs and my go-to will be fed with premium ammo (or at least non hard primer ammo) and hence not need a hi power spring.
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    ALWAYS go high power spring.because sometimes it needs it.
    Great loadout! I'm planning to build myself an air weight in the summer like my bud at the gun store. 4.5 Lbs LOADED!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magus View Post

    1)ALWAYS go high power spring.because sometimes it needs it.
    2) I'm planning to build myself an air weight in the summer like my bud at the gun store. 4.5 Lbs LOADED!

    1) Thats why I have the redX arms upgraded FP even in the Go_to where I dont expect to shoot my extreme economy ammo.
    IMO this alleviates the need for the stiffer hammer spring while maintaining a light(ish) trigger pull ( and the ensuing increase in speed/accuracy)

    http://shop.redxarms.com/ENHANCED-FI...EFIRINGPIN.htm

    Maybe I'll post apic of one compared to stock sometime


    2)Wow thats a seriosuly lightweight goal.

    Let me think:
    LW BCG
    LW Mag lower or polymer lower
    LW Mag upper
    pencil barrel?
    minimalist stock
    20 rd mag
    Magpul polymer sights

    Some call this concept the Constant Carry Carbine , or C3 carbine
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    Missed ONE item. the 13" ultralight carbon fiber barrel. 1.5 LBS more gone! :D
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    Carbon fiber fiber barrel??? tell us more!!
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    Update:
    Yesterday shot 120 rounds of brass thru my new trainer w/ the Ruger upper
    Got a stuck case.
    First stuck case i ever ha din many years and many many rounds of shooting.
    Was kinda weird to me especially since it was quality brass.


    Shot it today w/ steel got 2 stuck cases. hards stuck too .. bent my cleaning rod when I tried to push them out.
    This was with Golden Tiger Ammo which I have gone thru 3-4 cases now in 3 different other rifles (Troy, Sig516, BCM) with no stuck cases.
    Something is not right with this guns chamber...


    Did Kroil on the chamber right after first stuck case today.
    Todays stuck case was really an alarmbell for me since the one yesterday could be explained away as a fluke..
    But even after Kroil ing the chamber.. 3 and ahalf mags later down the course another stuck case.. thats when I packed the carbine up for the day (after extracting again with a buddy professional rod that didnt bend ... even with his hammer and the barrel in a vise it took several hits to get out the case)
    Gun was down HARD in a firefight I would have been a goner.
    Something like this Has Never happened to me before despite shooting approx 35,000 rds thru various ARs of varios pedidgree almost alway with economy ammo over past 5 yrs.


    3 times in 2 days same gun? = Gun bad
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    Sounds like you have a buildup of powder residue and other gunk in the chamber that the Kroil isn't able to remove.

    You need to get after it with a chamber brush ... some people even chuck the brush in a drill and really get after it.

    Beyond that, it might be time for a new barrel. How many rounds do you have through it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmerwmd View Post
    Carbon fiber fiber barrel??? tell us more!!
    http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...prod73555.aspx

    IF you think this is expensive, you should see the match trigger group/bolt carrier pair I'm drooling over. I'm looking at just under 1400$ unless I find better prices.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike_TX View Post
    Sounds like you have a buildup of powder residue and other gunk in the chamber that the Kroil isn't able to remove.

    You need to get after it with a chamber brush ... some people even chuck the brush in a drill and really get after it.

    Beyond that, it might be time for a new barrel. How many rounds do you have through it?
    I just bought it used.
    Seller agreed to take it back this morning.
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    Nitride>chrome 100%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magus View Post
    Nitride>chrome 100%
    Nitriding has some advantages but longevity of the grooves is not one of them
    Not after twice shooting out LWRC barrels. which are supposed to be the best of the nitrided ones .

    But I think you are right about the chamber... a nitrided chamber is less likely to have imperfections that could cause this problem vs a chromed one
    "In the end we all just play the roles given us... Sometimes they dont fit so well,... but I guess we make do."

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    I noticed some stainless barrels from model*1 sales have nitride chambers. DO not care for their choice of stainless though.
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