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  1. Anyone know if I can use TTI +4 base plates on my 16rd CZ factory mags? I accidentally bought two Grams spring + follower kits for 16rd mags not realizing there was a different kit for MG 17rd mags. Able to fit 22 in the mag, 23rd is just too tough. Otherwise I might just return the kits and get the correct MG follower.
  2. Hah, I am definitely thinking about it now. SLR sent me a replacement gas block, and I saw that the original gas adjustment screw got damaged. Somehow the metal like sheared so the screw can't completely close. That said, the gas tube appears to be pretty clear on the outside, no clue if there's a blockage on the inside, but that seems pretty unlikely doesn't it? I want to build a replacement upper, but I think I'd still be looking around $300 for a complete upper. I really want to keep the same handguard to keep the same feel, but I don't think it's possible since the SLR Helix costs so much. Might go with a cheap <$100 handguard. edit: Just ran water through the tube, so it'sd efinitely not blocked. I was thinking about using a new gas tube, but I think this one is okay.
  3. Oof okay. I took off my gas block, and the gas port looked alright, but I have no clue about the tube since I couldn't take off my comp to pull the tube out. Might look to buy a new tube as well. SLR is sending me a new gas block, but I'll try the rifle again next week now that I've removed and replace the block. Maybe it dislodged some stuff? I did see that the gas blast circle thingy wasn't perfectly centered on the gas port, but it wasn't that far off. My friends were looking forward to shooting the rifle fast, but I let them down At least they got to shoot a comp'd rifle for the first time!
  4. Dang had no clue it would lead up that quickly!!! Every other time I've shot 22 it was with Federal Automatch which is pretty clean I believe. Is compressed gas going to be enough to clear it out? Should I do more intensive cleaning? I have some Gunslick foam bore cleaner I can use. I have extremely limited experience with AR15 gunsmithing so I don't really know all the troubleshooting steps.
  5. Oh dang, I didn't think about that. Normally w/ my .22LR, I use copper plated rounds. I flew down to FL so I just used my friend's 22LR, but he had Remington Thunderbolts. We only shot maybe 100 or so 22 anyways, and I closed the adjustment screw (as far as I could, it might have been caked in so much carbon that it was stuck partially open). I only have about 11 adjustments out of 15 so it'd make sense that the 22LR might have messed it up. I think Home Depot sells rubber/silicone plugs so I'll pay a visit to the store today.
  6. Alright, I'll give that a shot. Unfortunately don't know if I'll be able to test it before I fly out to Houston next! I'm assuming I should just take out the BCG and charging handle, plug the feed ramp side and wrap the brake with like a cloth or something? I figured shooting 30-40 rounds of 223 through the rifle should have been enough to clear out any blockages. Thanks
  7. It's less than a year. I plan on contacting SLR tomorrow, was just trying to see if there's anything I can do before I call them so I don't sound like a fool. Worst case, I'll drive over to SLR and have them look at it. Fewer than 1k rounds total.
  8. Backstory: when I first built this rifle-length rifle w/ an SLR gas block, it was a single shot rifle even with the gas block opened up all the way. I rebuilt it, took it back to the range, and eventually it started working after I fired a 10-20 rounds like the bolt stopped getting stuck/broken in. Shot an entire season of 3 gun with absolutely zero problems. I recently adjusted the gas block adjustment screw just to make sure it wasn't frozen, and I took friend to the range to shoot. It shot the 22 LR absolutely no problem. I was embarrassed when my $1500 rifle was basically a single shot rifle, and I have aboslutely no clue why it stopped work. I opened up the gas all the way, and the shells were barely ejecting 4 o' clock. When I closed the gas block all the way, it didn't cycle as expected. Any suggestions on how to resolve this? The thing that really confuses me is that I didn't move the gas block, I only adjusted the screw so I can't see how the gas port could get obstructed or anything unless it knocked something loose into the port?
  9. I will probably load up some Sport Pistol + N320 as I have 2 lbs of Sport Pistol as well!
  10. I do empty my hopper since I use the same hopper for rifle + pistol. I have like 6lbs of N320 and only 1lb of Prima V so I'm not particularly attached to the Prima.
  11. Okay, then that's the reason why. I don't like how you mentioned never let it get less than half full though. Ill probably try and trade this bottle for something else then as I don't want to drop 100+ times each time I load just to get consistent charges.
  12. Any clue if a Hornady seating die is different from the seater + crimp die? I'm not using the crimp function in my combo die anymore, but honestly my OAL is pretty consistent considering mixed headstamp.
  13. Anyone else have issues with Prima V metering terribly? I would get sometimes consistent powder drops, and then big fluctuations randomly (+/- 0.2-0.3gr). I also found it to be incredibly painful trying to lock down the powder drop since it would take several drops for it to get 3-5 drops that measured the same. I'm using a Hornady LNL with micrometer pistol insert. Didn't have this problem loading other powders.
  14. I haven't shot in over 1 month Gonna go great! Haha. Also have a new to me Vortex Razor HD that I'm pumped to use. Luckily I got my Affinity worked over by Tom at MOA so it's been brilliant from the start. In case you haven't seen, MOA is releasing an auto load function soon!
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