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    Mark Passamaneck

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  1. Melonite was permanently discontinued in the Stretch Line. They are back with a few versions in stock now. https://www.stretchprecision.com/
  2. Mark,

    I thought I read a post in which you perform mods for the VersaMax Competition Tactical.  I've been shooting it stock and its time to "upgrade".  Thanks 

     

    Kyle

  3. Stretch16s have Intermediate length gas, not rifle length. A 16" rifle length is not the same.
  4. I ran the first melonite barrel from SP to 9700 and completely abused ti, never cleaned it and it was the same at 9700 as it was at 50, but Lew made me give it back. I am running just over 6K on mine now. While more accurate than most barrels, it is not quite as accurate as the CK barrels. Melonite is tricky and if there are any blems in the chamber, throat or lands, you can have pressure issues, extraction issues, ets. They can be abused, and run hard and hot for a long time though. They are also more picky on what loads they like. I use the CK barrels for my match rifles. T
  5. YVK, yes. It goes back to the safety hierarchy, FMEA and common design practices as it relates to products. With Firearms, it is possible that the "sophisticated user" principles may be applied, but that would be user dependant and depend on the venue as well.
  6. There are NO required standards for testing firearms. The ANSI tests are voluntary in terms of use and are NOT purported to be exhaustive. They are but one way to test and will not serve the same type of benefit in court as CFRs or Codes do when their threshold is met.
  7. That is only a small part of the picture. Do you know if the problem becomes more prevalent with wear...or does it stay the same? We see 1911/2011s start to double, or worse with wear of the sear.
  8. Not even close. The receivers from Stoeger have had some variation in their dimensions. They are working on it to figure out what the problem is. Fact is, an exchange tube, as I explained, would have been the same dimensions. We hold our tolerances tight and thread gauge every tube. You have a receiver that is not within spec. The tube you returned was within spec, and the refund was issued.
  9. The Cerakote builds material which is why Stretch Precision provides gas blocks with their barrels. If you are using someone elses set screw block, you will need to remove the CK at the gasblock journal or ream out the inside of the gas block. With a clamp on block, you will need to use a wedge to open the block a little and then release that when it is all aligned.
  10. It has not Steve. There was nothing wrong with Tromper's tube at all. It was perfect on the thread gauge and in two M3000 receivers and Stoeger did not change anything. Something is amiss for sure, but it is not the Carbon Arms tube. Since he bought it several months ago, it take a little longer for the refund to go through our CC processor, and he had been notified of such. Never called him stupid or a liar at all, that is a characterization he made up.
  11. POF (what I use), Hiperfire and Rise are the only ones I have not yet seen have a problem, and I look at all of them i can. I have seen issues with the CMCs and AR-Golds (which are two I like and recommend for .223 ARs) that take them out of consideration for me in PCC.
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