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Les Snyder

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About Les Snyder

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    Calls Shots
  • Birthday 10/12/1947

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    New Port Richey, Fla
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    IHMSA metallic silhouette 1979-81
    USPSA since 1981..A2363 / L747
    Chevy Sportsman's Team Challenge
    3 gun
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    Les Snyder

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  1. DIY mag extensions... from the STC days... a piece of 1" hardwood (I use black walnut) cut to fit inside the depression and attached with epoxy works to help securely seat the mag I don't recommend a back to back coupling... dropped one and reloaded the partially used mag
  2. I don't run exceptionally low pull weight in any of my competition firearms, and use a Rock River Arms NM trigger in my 3 gun 5.56 and NFA billet lower 9mm PCC... for Steel Challenge I shoot RFRO, using just a stock Ruger BX trigger group in a PMACA chassis BRN22 16"
  3. I've had Rock River Arms NM triggers in all of my competition ARs... not the lightest pull, but good Garand style catch/release mechanism on the disconnector....
  4. to follow up... my RDB is paired with an Enidine hydraulic rifle length buffer and stock rifle length recoil spring ... I shoot an A1 (Vietnam era) stock on both the PCC and my 3 gun AR...I was originally concerned that the ETS magazine followers would not clear the bolt lugs on an inserted but empty magazine ... in practical application the 40 round ETS magazines work fine, and I get a slight scraping on the next round to be presented, and if shot dry, will place a small scrape on the follower... I had problems at the match yesterday using the Magpul 27s with a 3D printed extension... had a baby rattler when the follower did not negotiate the transition (which was slightly beveled)... so will use the factory base 17 round MagPuls for reload mags, and the 27s for shorter stages at this point I'm pretty happy with the RDB system... I get very little dot movement ( 142pf Bayou 135s with 3.4 WSF) hydraulic buffer and modified Miculek brake... at 72 , astigmatism, overweight, and arthritic knee, I'm not going to win any matches, but still like to have my equipment work... if I screw up, I can live with that ... regards, and again, everyone thanks for the replies
  5. OK... sounds like we have/had different problems... my problem originally looked like a double feed, and I looked at the magazines that had worked flawlessly for a couple of years without finding a solution.. live round in chamber, and another live round forced up between the bolt face and top of the receiver ... when I pulled the bolt apart the hardened plug was discovered... since removing it, the carbine has run about 400 rounds (two matches and a little function testing without a problem....I did not notice any wear or battering problems with the roll pin holding the ejector.... regards
  6. cking... I've been in on part of the AR15.com discussions... I think there is a distinct difference between the problems the full auto set up amphibian (arfcom) has been discussing and the USPSA PCC problems I encountered... I am having good results since removing the hardened elastic plug inside the ejector spring...I did replace the extractor spring as Memphis recommended, but I'm really leaning toward the inability of the extractor to slip over a cartridge rim due to the hardened inner plug to be the cause of my problem my ejector does not bottom out the spring when depressed to the bolt face depth, and since there is no direct hot impingement gas transferring excessive heat to the carrier, heat should not really be a problem... the 9mm bolts should run considerably cooler than a 5.56
  7. MagPul mags clear the radial delayed bolt without modification, so I start with two 17s on the belt and a 27 with extended base (35 total) in the gun
  8. if you want to try several different finger groove or thickness options, I stacked longer and shorter sections of bicycle inner tube , and covered the final design with an outside tube... in the days before Hogue made grips for the AR, and Ergo had only one style... regards
  9. for virtually no recoil is there a reason you don't shoot rimfire? if you decide to downgrade to a 10/22, I have fun shooting rim fire rifle open (RFRO) with a Brownells BRN22 integrated rail receiver with barrel in a PMACA lightweight chassis, Ruger bolt, BX trigger group, Hogue grip, and AR stock... very little weight on the front end, handguard is a MagPul angled fore end on an extended under rail... Vortex Venom sight... and ammo is a whole lot cheaper
  10. Memphis and all, again thank you... the RDS ran well at the match Sunday, the shooter had a slight problem pre flighting the carbine... first time in 35 years that I've had a sight come completely off...just the extra power spring seemed to do the trick...
  11. mine was opened up from.500 to .640"... I wanted to retain the dust cover (we get occasional rain), so my cut started just in front of the dust cover latch, and down to the dust cover rod...a 1/4" carbide cutter opened up the corners a little, but not as much as MM...doesn't really look like much, but the height was increased 28%
  12. I don't have the parallel jaw pliers, but I slightly collapse the diameter of the bottom coil of the spring with a pair of pliers, and then rotate it against the winding direction to get it to seat
  13. the forward portion of the ejection port was opened up slightly... used a 1/4" carbide cutter and removed the material just forward of the dust cover latch, to the depth of the dust cover recess... the 1/4" cutter gave a slightly more open front of the port, and removed the corresponding bottom section to the receiver radius just above the dust cover rod ... a dovetail cutter cut a slight inside chamfer... will give it a try today... match Sunday... regards
  14. one final comment... to really anchor the receiver in the chassis, a short section of scope rail was added as a front pressure point... the curved bottom towards the barrel, and located in place over one of the protruding cap screws attaching the extended fore end rail... about .020" of Coke can shims to provide the correct height...
  15. Tampa... mine seemed to assemble correctly, except for the marginally high part where the take down screw is... the shim is a simple solution, and I have access to a milling machine if there are further problems...ran 200 through it at the indoor range at Tarpon Springs Tuesday and the take down screw did not loosen.... my initial impression is very good... as commented, I had problems with an early mounting rail on the receiver, and wanted the integral rail.... the actual finish on the inside of the receiver is smoother than the cast receiver of my Charger... do you shoot the steel matches at the WAC?
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