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  1. I put 5-40 holes in my guns so if this happens I can punch it out to 6-40. Since you're already at 6-40 I'd helicoil it. It's a little expensive to get all the tools, but it's a legit repair that works well. I also think punching it out to 8-36 is a workable option. The issue with helicoil will be locking the screw as you don't want to use loctite. However, you can get a distorted helicoil in 6-40 to be your locking mechanism. If you have material to punch to 8-36 you can loctite like usual.
  2. Move all the junk around until it works. The size and location of all the stuff on my gun is odd but works for me.
  3. Nah, 8.78392736 oz. Nothing else works.
  4. I tear down the slide for cleaning about every 500. Bottom end comes apart every 1k or so. Grip comes off the frame before reaching 5k. Touch up my trigger every 5k or so. I never replace springs other than an occasional Aftec. Barrels should make it to 75k minimum and much more typically. Slides go until they crack. Basically, I clean my gun all the time, constantly inspect hard parts, constantly tweak fits, and never replace springs.
  5. Best idea so far is fatigue from multiple expansion, bells, and crimps on the same piece of brass. I think it happens a lot and people don't catch it. First time was years ago when I happened to see one fall out of my gun and I picked it up off the ground. Since then I've caught many more because I look for them. It normally wedges the gun up like a "fat" round. Recovering the ring is common, knowing which piece brass it came from isn't. I tend to get more with thinner wall brass like Federal.
  6. When I get the rings it stops the gun from getting into battery. Normally locks up pretty tight. My gun won't fire from this condition. Without a doubt it comes off the brass. Make a dummy round, slip the ring over the bullet, see how it goes into battery.
  7. Oh, the ring is interesting. I've dealt with them. It is possible that ring held the gun slightly out of battery. What brand of brass?
  8. Stepped cases alone don't fail like this. However, reloading errors with fast burning powders like Titegroup do. Textbook. Since this wasn't completely catastrophic I would put the possibilities as over charge, out of battery firing, or brass that was already damaged and thin or creased at the base.
  9. That would please me. Lez go!
  10. But I've already shot over 20k of them. Aaand I figured out the acronym.. Aaand I definitely prefer them.
  11. If it can't be lightened I don't want it. So I don't use them anymore. Tooling marks were lots of tears and gouges in critical and hard to clean up areas. Breech face geometry was never right and it was the hardest slide to get running from everything I've tried. Don't waste time convincing me, I've moved on.
  12. I busted mine in very short order and was very disappointed in the tooling marks and geometry. 10k rounds? That's a good month or two. Drilled a giant stop hole in mine in an attempt to get one more match out of it.
  13. You can Google and find all SAAMI specs. 0.754" is max tolerance for brass so it's the minimum end of tolerance for the chamber. A go, no-go gauge set is your friend. https://saami.org/technical-information/cartridge-chamber-drawings/
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