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Introductions section / Re: Hello from NJ
« on: August 10, 2018, 04:47:58 AM »
Welcome from Arizona. Please post your range report when you can.

R51 General Discussion / Re: My new front sight
« on: August 05, 2018, 05:47:38 AM »
Sean, if and when I figure out what the dovetail cut is I might make a few extra. I only have a 60 degree cutter but the dovetail is some other angle. I ruined two, and wasted several hours just to get one right. I think it's a 65 degree angle but unless I know for sure I won't spend the $$ just to see. They're about triple the price of a 60 degree cutter.

R51 General Discussion / My new front sight
« on: August 03, 2018, 12:21:34 PM »
Made a front sight for the Smoked R51 today.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington 870
« on: July 30, 2018, 03:20:50 AM »
Have you tried Remington's Super Cell pads? They turn an 870 from a kicking mule into a Cadillac.

I saw those but decided on a slip-on pad so I could increase the stock's length some. I ended up ordering a Pachmayr decelerator.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington 870
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:22:16 AM »

I used to be a BIG TIME clay shooter when I was younger. I placed in the top ten for 3 consecutive years at the state level when I was a kid in 4-H. But as time went on, I got busier, went to college, work, and so forth, it just took a backseat to everything else I have had come up. Then I got into collecting M1 Garands, WWII weapons, so shotguns went to the back of the safe, save one single barrel 20 gauge Winchester that I use on varmints around the house. You sure got a beautiful piece of Americana there my friend! My first trap and skeet gun was an 870. Got a bruised up shoulder first time out, but had so much fun, I forgot about the shoulder! The 1100 has been my "old reliable" since my 4-H days and has seen many thousands of rounds, has been babied (still looks like new), and keeps on plugging away!

Remington sure got the magic formula down for their shotguns!

Thanks Sean,

You ain't kidding about the sore shoulder. Just last night I ordered a recoil pad for it.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Latest Range Session
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:18:55 AM »
Sounds promising John, but time and several hundred more rounds will tell. Glad to hear your sights are right on.

R51 General Discussion / Re: ammunition
« on: July 30, 2018, 01:08:18 AM »
Ive had good experience with the Hornady American Gunner series. Any ammo with the Hornady XTP bullet seems to feed well.

Hornady AG functioned well in mine also, no issues.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Remington 870
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:37:24 AM »
Anyone else like to shoot clays? I can count on both hands the number of times I've shot a 12 gauge shotgun, but last week I got the bug when I was in Walmart. Just decided to get an 870, some clays, ammo and a target thrower. I was worried after I got home and read the reviews on the newer 870s having extraction and ejection problems but as it turned out, this least expensive model is a good one. Burned up 6 boxes of shells and twice as many clay pigeons and had a blast. Had so much fun my shoulder will need a week to recover. I can't believe I waited so long to try trap shooting.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Sturmgewehr 44
« on: July 29, 2018, 10:15:07 AM »
Very nice shootin' for iron sights Sean. I need to get out this week or next for a 22lr day. I've been depleting my stock of .380 and .45 lately which is going to hurt when I have to replenish it. I really should learn to reload :)

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: 1911 R1-S
« on: July 17, 2018, 10:55:23 AM »
Well It finally started raining here and the ban's lifted so I got to the range last Friday with the new R1. Just like the 9mm this 45 is a sweet shooter, and very accurate. I only had two boxes of ball ammo with me and it ate every last one along with 14 rounds of American Gunner hollow-points without issue. First shots shown in the first two pictures. Third picture was several mags later. None less than 10 yards.

This is very discouraging. I don't blame you at all Pat for wanting to off that gun now. However, it might be a good idea to keep sending these back on Remington's dime just to get the point across that there's a definite problem that needs a viable fix.

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Sturmgewehr 44
« on: July 05, 2018, 01:32:57 AM »
I like it, pretty cool 8). How many rounds does the mag hold? I didn't know GSG made something like that. Not knowing much, or anything really, about the WWII rifle, I looked it up and came across this article. Talk about an ignorant woman. The least she could have done was to talk to a gun store to know what she had. A collector would have gladly taken it out of circulation for her.

Introductions section / Re: New to the Community
« on: July 04, 2018, 01:05:13 AM »
Welcome from Arizona.

Introductions section / Re: Hi all!
« on: June 29, 2018, 01:53:42 AM »
Welcome from Arizona

I purchased the set and only installed the front sight, which was much better for me.  Conman37 has posted a picture of his modification on the website.  It looks like it was a lot of work, but he did a great job.
Over 800 rounds and no complaints,

The Trijicon front sight is .171" tall, and the rear is .232". Stock R51 sights are .180", front and rear. Using both front, and rear, Trijicon sights might send the POI to the moon

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