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  1. WARNING: Independence 5.56 Ammo

    This is the only sensible solution. Though 100-150 yds would probably be ok. 50 yds is just a bit close. at our range rifle steel is seldom closer than about 100 yds. on the rare occasion its closer we put out the garbage steel that is near the end of its life span anyway.
  2. Need help, my AR is feeding two rounds???

    most likely mag problem. Does the back of your P-mag have a single groove or two short ones for the dust cover to clip to. Check this area for a hairline crack, especially if its the older single groove. The crack would be from the top of the magazine running down towards the groove. If no crack the feedlips may be worn. You may have to try to spread the feedlips while looking at this area to see a crack. sometimes its very hard to see if it has one.
  3. Optic magnification

    1-6 is my favorite. 1-4 got lots of use before 1-6's came along. vast majority of shots will be taken at 1x. My rule of thumb has always been 100yds for each power increase. 1X for 100 yds, 2X for 200 yds etc. difficult to see targets may get a slight increase from my rule. My best long stage ever with the rifle was targets out to 350 yds and forgot to change from 1X. It opened my eyes to what Kurt said above, as long as you can see the targets less is more. I think a reticle that works for you is more important than magnification.
  4. M&P 2.0

    3" paint spot shot with 17 rds from 15 yards unsupported. Not very scientific but I never had a factory M&P bbl that would shoot that good. Rested at 25yds I was getting 5 shots into 2 1/2". The trigger no longer uses the shepherds hook to contact the sear. The back of the trigger bar behind the striker block lever hits a new part I will call the sear lever. The geometry seams to be better and more efficiant. The re-set is an interesting topic. It seems the old 1.0 had factory re-set's that were all over the place. My 4.25 has a terrific re-set, literally identical to the 2.0. My Performance center 5" has literally no perceptible re-set. We are issued the 4.25" 1.0 at work and have examined many. some have a good reset some not. The common denominator seems to be the shape of the trigger bar. The one in my performance center is different than the other two. Not sure its evident in the pictures of the frame, but its obvious in person. S&W may have changed the QC process to ensure better consistency. I see no other reason for the improved re-set.
  5. M&P 2.0

    The slide profile is identical to my performance center 5" without the holes. Except there is a relieved area just above the extractor. I have no good reason for it. The feed ramp is very different on the barrel (pictured to the left of the APEX bbl in the middle). It is the only meaningful change to the bbl I could see, but the bbl does fit the slide more precisely than the 1.0.
  6. M&P 2.0

    The sear in the 2.0 is identical to the one in my 4.25" 1.0. I do not believe it to be a pro or performance center sear as some speculated. No adjustable rear sight either. Normal run of the mill 3-dot. The silver portion of the frame is where I thought the recoil spring was rubbing. It is not.
  7. M&P 2.0

    I initially had some feed issues with my new 5" 2.0. The slide retracts with some difficulty compared to my other M&P's. With less than full power ammo feed reliability was spotty. 124 gr NATO rounds was no problem but ammo that was always 100% in my other M&P's was not reliable at first in the 2.0. Additionally the 2.0 was much softer shooting than my other two. I believe that its related and may be by design. After a whole bunch of inspecting and measuring it seems that the slide dimension tapers on the inside where it rides on the frame rails. Both slides I measured are .785" at the rear and the 2.0 tapers to .773" at the front. The 1.0 slide is .785" the entire length. The 2.0 slide also has larger molded nubs in front of the forward slide rails. Larger than the 1.0 by .030". It still has more resistance when working the slide after about 300 rounds but it has not malfunctioned in the last 100 rounds. Accuracy is very good for a factory M&P. Its far from APEX grade accuracy, but its the best out of the box M&P I have owned and I've owned a few, LOL. It is not however accurate enough in my opinion to meet the Army requirement. This and the fact its not nearly as modular as the P320 is my guess as to why it failed the Army tests.I will post some side by side pictures.
  8. M&P 2.0 5" problem

    Well, I think I got it sorted. Ill post some photos and a little info in the existing thread on the 2.0 so as not to get another 2.0 thread started.
  9. M&P 2.0 5" problem

    Just recieved my 2.0 5" and right away the slide felt much harder to retract than my other two M&P's. Especially the last 3/8". Lubed it and shot several hundred rounds and had many failures to feed and also many failures to lock back on empty mag. I dissasembled and inspected and it appears the flatwire guiderod spring is rubbing on the inside of the dustcover where theres a little ledge about 3/8" from the takedown lever. The front of which is completely silver now not fde from bieng rubbed on. As it wears realiability has improved. Have any 2.0 owners had this experiance? All my previous M&P's have been boringly reliable. And this one is superbly accurate from the factory. I hate to send it back.
  10. New M4 chambering issues

    Have you checked headspace of the bolt to bbl extension? Only two things I know of can cause this if factory ammo gives the same symptoms. Case shoulder (usually just reloads), tight chamber or tight headspace of bolt. Not a magazine issue.
  11. accuracy of 223 on a progressive

    To answer your question, yes you can make match quality ammo on a progressive press. I use a Dillon XL650 and have shot groups as small as .43" at 100yds with my Krieger barreled AR. Easily achive 1" groups when I do my part. Now, theres always three parts to shooting groups that small, the rifle, the ammo and the shooter. If ones not up to the task it may be difficult to obtain your goal.
  12. Light 1-6x Scope?

    Ive owned both the Leupold VX-6 and the Z6i and the Leupold is lighter. Ultimately I prefered the Leupold and sold the Z6i.
  13. Wind meter

    Kestrel 5500 with Link. I have one a few years old with out the Link, as it was not available then. Check them out on Kestrels website. The Link feature connects it to your iPhone to input info.
  14. MKA SIGHT IN PROCESS

    What pattern choke tube does the MKA use?
  15. What Rifle BREAKAGE Have You Had??

    Ive worn out a few parts over the years but the only actual part ive had break was a chargehandle latch. The hook sheared right off in the middle of a stage. It didnt ruin the stage as the rifle kept running, but the chargehandle moving a bit was distracting. It was a cheap one that came in a parts kit.
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