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    Hurley Rider

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  1. I have 3/8 drive and 1/2" drive Snap-on torque wrenches that I have had for many years (1/2 was made in 1969, 3/8 in 1998). I have had them checked and both are still within tolerance. At the steel mill, we use Proto torque wrenches and have not had any issues with them. The ratchet heads are smaller on the Snap-on and can get into a tighter place, not a big deal at the mill, but may come into play on cars. I have seen some interesting tests on YouTube with the new Harbor Freight Icon brand of torque wrench, and they look like the quality is good, but I have no experience with them. Hurley
  2. I would check the mag over for a spine crack, and maybe measure the feed lips. If that doesn't show anything, I would just relegate that mag to a practice mag. If it proves reliable in practice, then maybe take it back to a match. I wouldn't put a whole lot of thought into one misfire that had a dimple in the primer. Hurley
  3. Another vote for Wiebad Tac Pad. It is light and durable, can be attached to hand guard or clipped on your pants. Hurley
  4. I own two JP CTR-02 rifles. At one time, I said that there was nothing anyone could do to an AR to make it worth what a JP cost. I was wrong, after having a loaner JP (from a friend)for a couple of months, I went and bought my first CTR-02. Five years later, a man had a brand new CTR-02 for sale in the classifieds here. It was a twin to my first one and $500 cheaper than I paid for mine, so I bought it. I have JP parts in other rifles that I have built also. Bottom line, if you like the way a JP feels and can deal with not having the lightest rifle available, buy a JP, I don't think you will be disappointed. Hurley
  5. Ford F-150 Supercrew. Hauls all of my gear and has room to put another shooters cart on the back. Hurley
  6. In the photo, you can see the screw to the left of the pivot pin in the sight. The plastic cap to protect the thin front sight post from getting bent while in the bag of taking the carbine out of the bag. Hurley
  7. I drill an tap a hole through the side plate of the base into the top part, then screw in a 6-32 screw to lock the sight into the up position. It is pretty tight as it comes, but with the screw, it is locked together as a solid piece. If you ever want to fold it down, just remove the screw and it works like they intended. Hurley
  8. I have not used one. I thought about one for my last build, but decided against it because it doesn't use standard AR15 sight posts. For a few dollars more, you can get a JP front sight. It clamps on basically the same way and uses standard AR15 sight posts. Check it out. I have also used Yankee Hill Machine folding front sight gas blocks. I modify them to lock the front sight in the up position. They also use standard AR15 front sight posts. Hurley
  9. HRider

    308 Pmags

    Mine are gen 3, they slide on easy, but the spring is bound into the pocket on the inside of the base pad and won't let it slide off. Won't be a problem until the mag gets dirty. Hurley
  10. I have some 308 Pmags and picked up a couple of Taran tactical base pads. They are machined differently from the 223 Pmag base pads and don'come back off like the 223 ones do. Is there a specific trick to taking the base pad off of a 308 Pmag so that the mag can be cleaned? I searched, but didn't see where it had been addressed before. Hurley
  11. Since the muzzle device will be pinned, you may want to select one of BCM's Mod 0 compensators. It is more effective than it looks like it would be and still offers some flash suppression. The setup that you posted should work fine. Hurley
  12. Another Ft Benning match is done! I had an awesome time shooting with squad 9. It was good to catch up with old friends and make new aquaintances. I would like to thank the USAMU for hosting the match. As always, the AMU personnel running the stages were very efficient and professional. Thank you to the lieutenants that were resetting on every stage also. Thanks to the MWR for having the match and a big thank you to Ft Benning Command for allowing the match to be held and open to civilians! I really enjoyed the Special Forces trailer and the Bradley display. No one could have picked a better ambassador for the Army and Cavalry than Staff Seargent Crawford to showcase the Bradley! He is very knowledgable and is good at explaining things. He really seems to like the Bradley. I enjoyed seeing and shooting the M320 grenade launcher on stage 9. The stages were challenging and I liked the options of engaging paper with pistol or rifle, but they were stages that one would see at any normal bay match in the world. They lacked the "Ft Benning" traditions. By that, I mean that I have come to expect Military themed stages at Ft Benning. I expect to see swinging bridges, barbed wire fault lines, shooting out of a boat, hanging on to a rope on a wall, shooting/crawling through tunnels, getting out of a parachute harness, breaching a door, a shoot house, a blind stage, starting in the back of a Bradley, MRAP, bus or some other vehicle, shooting small plates inside of bunkers, etc. I used to enjoy when each stage was themed after a Medal of Honor recipient and the citation was read to each squad or when the stages were theater or conflict themed. This was my seventh Ft Benning match and I will definately be back next year, provided the match is held and God willing. Hurley Rider
  13. JP has 10% off of components and free shipping through Monday. Use code BF2018. Hurley
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