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  1. I have noticed that my two 510c dots occasionally have the star burst look... I have tried to figure out what was wrong and this thread finally cleared it up for me... It never occurred to me that it might be my eyes... Taking a picture of my dot showed a perfectly round dot... It seems to get worse if I enlarge the dot. I have never heard my eye doctor mention that I have astigmatism... Is this something that could be corrected with glasses? I wonder if it's something Brian could correct with Hunter HD Gold lenses?
  2. What a great tip... Thank you! I Googled 'Tipton Action/Chamber cleaning tool' and found that Amazon sells a set for $11 with next day free shipping... Bought a set and they do indeed fit into the slot and provide great leverage for tightening the compensator... Works great... I would have never thought of that.
  3. Nice job turning down the OD of your Carolina Crusher compensator... Looks a whole lot better! Did you ever consider cutting some side slots on it so you could use a wrench to tighten it on the barrel? I'm currently using a Carolina Crusher comp on my RFRO and have trouble keeping it tight on the barrel... I tightened it as tight as I could by hand and used two drops of Loctite 243 (Blue)... It spun during my second match using it. Thinking about using more Loctite 243 when I put it back on... or maybe switching to Loctite 263 (Red).
  4. Are you guys having any luck finding Clean Shot? I'm about out... Been looking for it for quite while... Good stuff...
  5. @bgary... Nice to see you posting here again! I'm curious whether AD's bring up Steel Challenge issues in the BOD meetings? I don't normally read the BOD minutes... I'm a USPSA CRO with the Steel Challenge Endorsement. Would you be willing to bring up @Hoops suggestion for smaller versions of Outer Limits and Speed Option? There are lots of clubs that can't fit OL or SO in their current bays... It would give them an option to run eight stage Steel Challenge matches... or at least cycle through eight different stages.
  6. Glad to hear that... Zack usually comes to our yearly level II SC match, but couldn't make it this year... Glad he is still involved... He does a lot of good for SC.
  7. At one time Zack Jones was the 'Ambassador' for Steel Challenge... He worked with the rules... peak score adjustments... and had the President's ear for Steel Challenge. I've always considered him a sort of floating Area Director for Steel Challenge... He used to post here quite often... Haven't seen him recently... Don't know if he is still involved.
  8. Searched for welding anti splatter spray and found this at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Forney-37030-Welders-Spatter-16-Ounce/dp/B000TG60BI/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=anti+spatter&qid=1630439704&sr=8-4 Is this what you're using?
  9. I voted 'Yes' but agree with everything posted above... SCSA should have their own BOD, but I don't think it will happen... We run one Level II match a year and always have trouble getting NROI certified Range Officers to help run the match... Not many SCSA shooters will bother getting NROI certified and not many USPSA RO's and CRO's care about Steel Challenge... There are a few of us that shoot both, but not many.
  10. Thanks, Peter... Wiland's still out of stock, but I plan to try one once they are back in stock.
  11. I have a Briley Raptor barrel on order... Not sure when it will get here... I planned to get one of the Wiland Carolina Crusher Gen2 comps, but they seem to be out of stock... Checked out the MaddMacs Steel Challenge comp... Looks good... is light and not too expensive... only downside looks like it might be a pain to clean... Will try one out... Have one on order... Thanks for the tip!
  12. Do you also use a comp on your RFRO rifle? Curious which comp you decided on if you do use one... Thanks!
  13. @Hoops Why don't you send your Area Director or Mike Foley or both an email asking them how to proceed? Better yet add @Zack Jones to your list... Zack is actually the SCSA contact person... He used to post fairly often here,but I haven't seen him lately.
  14. You can't really compare USPSA matches with SCSA matches... or USPSA shooters with SCSA shooters... At least not at the ranges I shoot at in central Florida. We shoot a lot of USPSA matches at our range... Weekly, monthly and some level 2 matches throughout the year... We run one classifier in one of our monthly USPSA matches... Occasionally we run a full (5 or 6 stage) classifier match to help people not classified become classified... We usually get a low turnout for these matches because most of our USPSA shooters don't want to waste a day shooting them... It helps new shooters, so we run them. We have small bays and can only run the standard 6 stages... We run one Steel Challenge match a month... and one Level 2 match a year... Our Steel Challenge Match Director loves outlaw stages... things like 'Inner Limits' and other old and different stages... Most of the Steel Challenge shooters complain when he runs outlaw stages... They want to run the same six stages every month... Classification seems to be more important to Steel Challenge shooters... especially newer SC shooters.
  15. Are these ultrasonic cleaners powerful enough to clean a compensator with carbon in it? How about lead?
  16. I voted 'No" to the poll even though our range and the next closest range to me can not run OL or SO... A range over 100 miles south of me runs all eight stages... I drive down to shoot their monthly matches. My thoughts are that providing smaller/different options to OL and SO would effectively eliminate them over time... Most people would gravitate to shooting the smaller versions because they would probably be easier and faster to shoot. Another reason is because I think it's important to keep the two long distance stages as part of SCSA Steel Challenge... They are challenging stages. Adding stages to SCSA was brought up several years ago and the long time SC shooters were mostly against it... I can't remember exactly when it was, but @Zack Jones might remember.
  17. I like the Shockbottle hundo gauges... The original... I've used mine for many years and it works perfectly with the MTM boxes... I load the hundo gause... Lift it up to make sure all the cartridges lay flat... Then sight down the top of th gauge to make sure all the primers are flat... Works great! I also have an intermediate flip tray (that I think the Shockbottle guys make) that makes it easy to move the bullets from the hundo to a box... Load hundo... flip to intermediate tray... flip to MTM box...
  18. Yes, I bought some for our range. Look under the Contact Us section at the bottom of his web site and send him an email...
  19. I did the same on my two 1050's... I run two springs.
  20. I've had trouble with the firing pin channel filling up with carbon in the past... Sometimes you can see the extractor spaced away from the flat spot on the bolt where it is supposed to rest... I clean my bolt before every match... I remove the firing pin and squirt some Hoppe's 9 in the channel... Clean the rest of the bolt, then squirt a bit more down the channel... and blow it out with compressed air... I cover the two holes in the bolt with my fingers so most of the air comes out of the firing pin area. I also run a 1/16" drill bit through the firing pin hole in the bolt every time I clean it... Seems to help. I know 1/16" isn't the correct size... It's a little bit smaller... Not sure what the correct size actually is.
  21. If you press any of the front buttons on an AMG timer it will stop picking up additional shots... It helps eliminating any future shots from registering... It's useful when you are runnibg a 22 or PCC in one bay and the shooter in the next bay is shooting an Open gun... The only possible downside would be if the shooter decided to take another shot after you have pressed one of the buttons to stop picking up any shots. If you look at the front of an AMG timer, you can see the horizontal bar moving up and down when the timer is actively listening for shots... Press one of the front buttons and the timer stops scanning for shots... The bar stops moving... Kind of like the Cylons in Battlestar Gallacta...
  22. You could get a pair of ballistic glasses with the prescription that your readers have. I use the HD Gold glasses... Brian is very easy to work with... I have progressive lenses, not full readers.
  23. I purchased an FM9 bolt several months ago... Had trouble with the firing pin jamming... Sort of the opposite problem you two are having... Called FM and sent it back to them... Received a completely different updated bolt... The new bolt still has the small ball point pen style firing pen spring... Not sure why FM uses a non-standard firing pin spring... or why they don't machine the bolt internals to take the standard size springs... I'm using the replacement bolt and no issues so far. I've heard that @Maxamundouses FM9 bolts and he doesn't seem to have any trouble with them...
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