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    Aaron Broaddus

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  1. +1 for reloading innovations light kit. It's awesome.
  2. Yeah, you have a point. I guess with enough rounds and no cleaning, that's possible. I kinda assumed regular maintenance.
  3. Getting the MBF to work 100% is a combination of four things: the angle of the collator, the slide adjustment on the part that's under the flip ramp, the shim stack that's under the flip ramp and making sure there's zero resistance on the dropper. My MBFs had the older style puck mounts, and adjusting the angle on the collator was a pain in the butt, not only because you had multiple parts to loosen and adjust simultaneously, but also because it was hard to get at being on the back of the case feeder (partly because I had several presses mounted close together). With the mount I made, I have a single set screw that I loosen, adjust the angle, and tighten. Takes about 10-15 seconds. I can also remove the entire collator to clean or check in about the same amount of time. In fact, with this mount, you could move the collator from one press to another in about 5 minutes or less. The other reason I did the stand alone mount was to remove any vibration from it being on the case feeder, which was also causing problems. That was partly due to the bench I was using at the time not being super sturdy. Now I have a rock solid bench and separate mount for the MBFs and everything is rainbows and unicorns!
  4. That's if you have a bunch of lead buildup at the chamber end of the barrel. On semi autos it's at the muzzle end and not enough to cause the problems he's discussing in the article. You really want to scrub your barrel with a pad made of stainless steel and nickel-based alloy? I'll pass on that. On the OP's question, running FMJ bullets will remove some of the lead, but not the the stuff that's deep in the grooves. The absolute, hands-down best cleaner for removing lead, was Outers Foul Out. You could scrub a barrel until it looked 100% squeaky clean, and put it in the Foul Out, and you'd still have a bunch of lead and other crap on the rod. I think they stopped making it because of the chemicals, but there are articles online showing how to make your own and what chemicals to use.
  5. I would expect on the belt would be a lot more secure, so would result in a much more positive release.
  6. Too much work and not enough time. My project list is probably a couple hundred items, including two motorcycles, five cars, about a dozen guns, more welding projects than I can keep track of, and all the usual house and shop items. If someone wants to copy the design, I'm fine with that.
  7. I made my own. It has one cap screw to adjust the angle and one set screw to rotate or remove the feeder. Here's a link to the thread.
  8. I'm not one to tolerate safety infractions. I've seen a lot of crazy stuff over they years, from cops waiving guns around, to a guy who intentionally put a round from an open gun between another guy's feet. I really wish I hadn't seen any of it. I don't even shoot at public ranges any more because of the stuff that goes on. In fact, the number of times I've shot a gun at an open public range over the past 10 years was twice. Once to qualify for my CCW, and the other to renew it. So I certainly wouldn't be thrilled to see this happen either. But on the scale of safety infractions, this is pretty darn near the bottom. And even though it was clearly an AD, there was zero chance of anyone getting hurt. So, if I were RO, I'd give him a stern warning and a restart. If he did it again (or something similar), he'd be persona non grata at that range.
  9. In case you missed it, the topic of this forum is "USPSA/IPSC Rules." If someone did this at the next match, and it's a USPSA sanctioned event, the result would be the same. Restart, no DQ. Doesn't matter whether you agree with it or not. You don't get to DQ someone just because you don't like it.
  10. Seems the consensus from those who actually know the rules is that he gets a restart, and not a DQ. And unless I missed it, no one has cited a rule that justifies a DQ. If you want to make up your own rules at an unsanctioned match, that's fine. But you're not allowed to do that at a USPSA match.
  11. So he had an AD and burned one into the ground. What was the risk to anyone there other than maybe startling the RO? There are always going to be newbies, inexperience shooters, and the random idiot. But I haven't seen a big uptick in unsafe gun handling recently at USPSA matches. Certainly no more than in years past. And I've been doing this for 30+ years. And really, compared to LEOs, trainers, and the general public, USPSA has an incredible safety record. Well, that's only part of the rule. It's actually, "keep your finger off the trigger until your ready to shoot." And under the facts posted, he was ready to shoot, and to do so in a safe manner. He did jump ahead of the timer and put one in the ground/berm. But it wasn't unsafe and it definitely wasn't negligence.
  12. Maybe if I can get more time behind one, I'd like it.
  13. There are lots of instances where an AD doesn't involve negligence, so to use the terms interchangeably is clearly wrong. And to say there's only NDs, no ADs, is just as wrong. In the situation under discussion, if he didn't even break the rules, how is that negligence? The gun was safely downrange and nothing he did was unsafe. Seems like you have it completely backwards. An early start/AD, isn't automatically negligent. But breaking the 180 certainly is because it's a breach of the reasonable standard care that we expect of ALL shooters.
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