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  • Birthday 06/06/1975

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    Matt Weilmuenster

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  1. Thank goodness I don't need a cleaner that big. It would cost $270 to fill it with the Lucas bore solvent! The solution will last a long time, but that is still a lot of scratch....
  2. I've only ever used the welding spray, so I cannot speak to the cooking spray. Presumably, it is manufactured to withstand a decent amount of heat, but I don't think you are going to save any money by using it instead. For the record, this is the stuff I use. It is $9 a can and I am not even close to it being empty. A little bit goes a long way. Also, following up about the Lucas Oil Bore Solvent....the stuff is pretty amazing. It does not need to be diluted, so you just dump it directly into your UC. It is, however, expensive. I have a smaller cleaner, it took 32oz to fill it up to the point where I normally do with water and the Hornady parts cleaner. However, you do not dump it. Apparently you can leave it in there for up to a year before you change the solution. Just lift up the basket, drop in your parts, and go to town. Just make sure that you run a de-gas cycle in between cleanings. I am also using it to clean by Volquartsen competition bolt for my 10/22 build. I just run it for 30 minutes on a heated cycle, then pull it out and rinse it off. Works great, and no more scraping crap off of your extractor!
  3. Anyone out there know the recommended torque limit for the receiver set screw? I realize this is not as important as the v block, but I still think it would be nice information to have. It looks like the v block is 15lbs, or at least Fix It Sticks sells a limiter called the "Ruger 10/22 Torque Limiter" that is set to that weight.
  4. Thanks for the info. After doing some research I think I am going to go with one of the Peltor models. The one that does not have the charging case is about the same price as the Axils. I am not using them for more than 5 hours or so at a match, so having to plug in a cable to charge them isn't a deal breaker for me, and well worth saving $150 bucks. Apparently that is the only difference between the two.
  5. Please delete. Had it backwards. Ugh...
  6. So I committed the cardinal sin of accidentally dryfiring the Kidd trigger when it wasn't in the receiver. Luckily, the hammer strut spring did not go flying 30 feet away. I also managed to do this right after I purchased the trigger and was taking it of the package a few months ago. That first time I was able to pop the hammer strut spring right back in, cock the hammer, and install the trigger. For some reason, this time I cannot get the hammer to cock after putting the hammer strut spring back in. The hammer moves freely all the way back without the spring in place, so I think it has something to do with how the spring is interacting with the hammer, but I will be damned if I can figure out what it is. Messed with it for 45 minutes then decided to seek help. Any troubleshooting suggestions are appreciated!
  7. I have been looking for some reasonably priced, in ear electronic ear pro. Especially for during the summer months when wearing over ear protection for hours on end at a match is tantamount to self torture. I shoot primarily steel challenge, and depending on the acoustics of the bay I am shooting in, I can have a pretty hard time hearing the shots hitting the steel sometimes. I am sure this has to do with my former career as a professional musician. As a result I usually need to crank up the volume on my ear pro pretty high. I have been looking at some of the Axil offerings, but have seen reviews that vary pretty wildly in reference to their quality and functionality. Anyone out there have some real world experience?
  8. Any suggestions for something decent in the $150 range? I know that may be a stretch, but it helps to keep within the ol' budget. Plus, not getting divorced would be a plus...
  9. I use mine to clean compensators in particular. They are great for cleaning things like springs that are hard to complete wipe down and get inside the coils. Small parts like extractors if there is a lot of buildup. When I shot Glocks I would occasionally strip the slide and put it in there for a deep clean of all the nooks and crannies.
  10. I have seen them before, I have purchased quite a few things from them over the years relating to reloading. However, I think $502.95 is a wee bit outside of my budget....
  11. I didn't see that one, was looking at these models, but they are more expensive. Great reviews, though.... https://www.amazon.com/Digital-Ultrasonic-Gun-Cleaner-Heated/dp/B071FBGMLC?ref_=ast_sto_dp&th=1&psc=1
  12. I know that certain locations where I shoot I have a very hard time hearing hits even on plates at 20 yards or so. It must be the acoustics of the individual bays. For instance, when I shoot at Quantico, I have to have my volume all the way up or else I can't hear anything. The echoes are bad enough that I usually try to time starting my strings in between when the people next to me are shooting, just to eliminate some of the echoes. However, at Area 8 this past week I could was able to use my Decibullz in ear with the percussive filters with no issues. I was a professional musician and DJ for a long time, so my hearing is far from perfect, but I am definitely better off shooting at some locations than others. I am shooting rimfire as well, and using the Walker slim ear pro. I would imagine if I went with some better quality electronic ear pro it would probably help.
  13. Ha, that makes sense then. I should have made the connection.
  14. I use mine to clean the comp on my .22 steel challenge gun every time I clean the gun. After I spray the inside of the comp with some welding anti splatter spray. That combined with about an hour in the ultrasonic cleaner is all I need to clean the comp. wipe out the inside with a q tip and I am done. I have been using the Hornady ultrasonic gun parts cleaning solution, but I am about to switch over to the Lucas bore solvent because I have heard really good things about it.
  15. I might have misunderstood, you referred to your "Hornady US." Does that mean US made or is that another designation?
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