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    Nolan Smyth

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  1. When properly set up, most guns are relatively insensitive to magazine tolerances, ie. feed lips, springs and followers. If every mag you're putting in the gun exhibits the same failures, it's not the magazines. Have you tried the same magazines in another gun? If possible try them with your ammo. If they run in different guns, the problem is with your gun. I would suspect, in order of likely hood: The ejector is too long or too low The edge of the breachface is too sharp, and is dragging the second round forward The magazine catch is holding the magazine too high The feed ramp is too far back or too low The extractor is too tight or has a sharp edge that digs into the case Nolan
  2. No, you will not need to re-lube. Follow the instructions that come with the die to set the M die to just slightly flare the case mouth. Nolan
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    I am really sorry to hear about Randy. Always a fun guy to shoot with. Nolan
  4. My Gen 2 MPX with a Hiperfire 24C killed the disconnector spring in about 2500 rounds. The disconnector would not release the hammer until I pushed the trigger forward. When I took the trigger apart, the disconnector spring was smashed and distorted. I replaced it with a standard AR disconnector spring and it killed it in about 500 rounds. Right now I'm experimenting with a polymer insert in an AR disconnector spring similar to the insert in the extractor spring. So far, so good, but I've only got a couple hundred rounds on it. Nolan
  5. Does the new bolt carrier design retro fit to older guns? Nolan
  6. Not necessarily, a lot of businesses with excellent products at reasonable prices have gone out of business due to a variety of reasons, like under capitalization, poor inventory control, etc... Nolan
  7. Make a mag length limit for PCC and I'll design a quad stack PCC magazine that fits the length limit and still holds 50+ rounds. Only partly serious. Nolan
  8. 1. The Kidd triggers have a better, lighter break and extremely quick, short reset. 2. The muzzle brake on a rifle is primarily a muzzle loudener! With a brake, the timer is much less likely to miss the last shot if the RO is holding it out of position. Second vote for the Allchin muzzle brake https://allchingunparts.com/products/22-rim-fire-rifle-compensator.html Nolan
  9. Anybody happen to have part numbers for the the angled spacer and/or Pro lifter if it's one piece with the spacer. I think I have a spare 1301 lifter (somewhere in my parts bin) that I may try making my own. Nolan
  10. If you are overswinging the target, it sounds like you may be driving the rifle to the next target while looking at the sights, rather than moving your eyes to the next target and snapping the rifle to your line of sight. I also occasionally shoot an MPX and have shot my 50oz M&P 15-22 at the same match. To speed things up for the match, I shot them back to back on each stage. I prefer to shoot the MPX first, but the last time I shot both, again to speed things up, I shot the 15-22 first, then the MPX so we could skip painting steel between guns. If you want to swap handguards, you will need a conversion barrel nut and tool from Tacticool22. https://www.tacticool22.com/product-category/handguard-and-forend-parts/handguard-conversion-kits/ You can swap just about any mil-spec carbine buttstock to the 15-22, just remove the original and install the one of your choice. Nolan
  11. This is the Battle Arms Development ambi safety for the S&W M&P15-22 https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/shop/product/bad-ass-mp15-22-bad-ass-mp15-22-ambidextrous-safety-2951 It comes with the Standard and Short levers. I prefer the Thin lever for my weak hand side. You can buy just the center section, if you've already have left over or extra BAD safety levers or prefer specific levers and just order the levers separately. https://www.battlearmsdevelopment.com/shop/product/bad-ass-mp15-22-center-screws-bad-ass-mp15-22-replacement-center-and-screws-3386?search=15-22 Nolan
  12. Relax!! I was replying to Belus, but failed to hit the quote button. As far as your assertion "Nobody wants to show up to a major and only have a handful of people to shoot against" That is your personal preference and it certainly is not everyone else's. The only person I shoot against is myself. If I do better at a match than I did last time, GREAT! If I didn't, well, time to practice more. Not everyone is at the match to 'beat someone', or is trying to be the "Champ", some just enjoy the shooting, others do enjoy the competition. More competitors does not automatically equate to increasing the competitiveness, it just increases the number of shooters. I would like to try shooting all 13 divisions sometime and if I was younger maybe try doing all 13 in one match. Having too many divisions (classes) is not a problem for the NHRA, if it has wheels, the NHRA has a class (200+) for it and at some events it doesn't even have to have wheels (snowmobiles). NHRA Sportsman events sell out with huge numbers of competitors. The Steel Challenge should be the same way, if it shoots bullets, we have a division for it that doesn't require you to compete against a Top Fuel Dragster with your box stock Hyundai Hi-Point. OKAY, I kid, I'm not sure we should have a division for Hi-Points! LOL! Shooting a 1911/2011 versus shooting a striker fired Production gun is considerably different for me because I start prepping (pulling) the trigger on a Production gun much earlier in the transition than I do with the much shorter and lighter 1911/2011 trigger pull. The grip is also considerably different for me, on a Limited gun, my hand is much closer to the bore axis, my strong hand thumb rides the safety with heavy pressure and since I have big hands, the magwell wedges my hand between it and the beavertail solidly. On a Production gun like a Glock or Springfield XD, not so much....no thumb safety to ride, and no magwell.
  13. LOL! After you have some real experience shooting Steel Challenge (a couple of matches is NOT real experience) you may find your uninformed opinions were incorrect.....or not. Why consolidate divisions? Dilution of Prize Tables? If you compete based on Prize Tables you're in the wrong sport. At the higher levels there may not be a large difference in overall times between divisions such as Limited and Production, but there is a considerable difference in the mechanics of shooting (grip, trigger manipulation, transitions). Nolan
  14. Hmm, after 30 years of doing it manually, I may have to get one of these and see how much I have to tweak it to make the stripes look as good as my manual markers do.
  15. I use Wilsons .625 extended polymer basepads on my Buckmark magazines. Drill and tap the Magazine base with a good carbide drill bit because they are surface hardened, once past the surface hardening they are pretty soft. I use two 4-40 x .25 panhead screws to mount the Wilson basepads. You will have to shave off the raised 'toe' of the polymer Wilson basepads. There's a couple threads over on Rimfire Central just search for "BM competition modifications" Nolan
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