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Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: A Brief History of the R51
« on: May 26, 2020, 07:51:37 AM »
Are those photograbs from the Tom Gresham tour?

Peace favor your sword,

R51 General Discussion / Re: Rechamber to 38super or 9x23
« on: May 18, 2020, 03:50:27 AM »
I don't know if it' s such a good idea.  I used to have a Pontiac Fiero, cool car, it had a plastic body with a tube steel frame like a race car. It was designed for a four or six cylinder engine. Because it was light and strong people would drop a big V-8 in it. That woudl usually ruin the car. The suspension was not designed for that much power, neither was the transmission, you had to gut the car to do it and replace pretty much all the internals. That's a long way around to say that the R-51 is designated to  be able to handle +P 9mm ammunition which has a SAAMI rating of a max of 38,500 psi. You might successfully mod it to .38 super which has a SAAMI rating of 36,500. But 9x23 has a SAAMI rating of 55,000 psi,t hat's way too high to safely use. I  have no experience with this pistol yet (just got it) but read soemwhere that using +p reguarly will shorten its life span, I have to imagine .38 super would do the same. Which is a shame, becuase I really like shooting .38 super.
When the pistol first came out, Remington said they were planning on offering a .40S&W version and there was rampant speculation about a .357 Sig version based on the .40S&W.

Of course, the .40 version wasn't even vaporware and may not have worked anyway, even had they tried it.

Peace favor your sword,

Remington R51 Facts and Specs / Re: Grip scale machine screw size
« on: March 24, 2020, 06:57:04 AM »
Scales? That's the first time I've ever heard THAT term!
It's generally used by old-timers and 1911 fans.  ;)

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Short Leade and/or short Throat
« on: March 16, 2020, 02:25:25 AM »
It isn't an issue with truncated cone bullets.  The barrel was machined with a short throat that seems to fit most commercial bullets( I will be "plunk" testing any ammo now out of curiosity).
I've had problems with 3 different truncated cone bullets.  Two were hard cast, coated, reloads that I had to set so deep that they were dangerous.  The third was with Winchester WinClean 124gr. Truncated Cone.  None of them would plunk.  I was surprised that the Winchester wouldn't plunk. 

I have two barrels and neither one of them likes most of the bullets I've bought for reloading.  However, I've recently purchased several hundred uncoated hard cast 115gr Cone Nose bullets from GT Bullets.  The profile looks promising depending on how deep I have to seat them.

Peace favor your sword,

R51 General Discussion / Re: Short Leade and/or short Throat
« on: March 16, 2020, 02:18:58 AM »
I think Kirk had the same issue with cast truncated cone bullets a while back.  Maybe he will post a solution if he ever found one.
In other forums, it seems truncated cone 9mm loads often have this issue though.
The only solution I have found is to be careful about your loads.  Plunk everything, including commercial bullets.

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I missed the story on Cheaper than Dirt.  What happened?
Immediately after the Sandy Hook murders (less than 24 hours), Dirtier Than Cheap, raised prices on ammo by eye-popping amounts, 5 to 10 times more in many cases, then shadow-canceled many customer's already placed orders, forcing them to try to re-order at the shockingly inflated prices. Then Dirtier Than Cheap claimed they didn't know anything about it. Even when they got caught and incontrovertible proof was shown they continue to claim no shenanigans on their part.

They claim to be an important part of the firearms community, "we support you!" and then the split second they could, they tried to take horrible advantage of their customers.

Dirtier Than Cheap can go get [redacted] in the [redacted] and get a full [redacted] until they are [redacted] for all eternity. If Dirtier Than Cheap disappeared tomorrow it wouldn't be soon enough.

Yeah, Capitalism says that they're free to set their prices at whatever they want, whenever they want. And THIS Capitalist is free to never buy anything from them ever again and to tell everyone he knows what despicable pieces of fecal matter they are.

Peace favor your sword,

Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Revolvers, who has
« on: January 23, 2020, 03:26:11 AM »
I have 4 or 5.  Not sure about my favorite.  Probably my Uberti SAA clone in .45 Colt but maybe my Enfield top-break in .38 S&W.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: racking a full mag
« on: January 21, 2020, 06:10:21 AM »
Just found out this week too,- that Walmart stopped carrying 9mm ammo (NM only), and other local sporting goods stores can't seem to keep it stocked,- they've jacked their prices up on it too, so... if you're planning on doing any test shooting in NM, bring plenty of ammo with you, don't try to buy it here
A few months ago, Wal Mart's CEO joined the Boomberg organization and agreed to no longer sell any handgun ammunition or "short barreled rifle ammunition" (whatever that might be) in Wal Marts.  They discounted everything and sold it out of stock.  You can still get 12 Ga shotgunshells and 30-06 but not any "handgun" ammo or .223.

Peace favor your sword,

Anybody that bought one of these CT's from CDNN getting bombarded by emails from them? I think I get more than ones from Buds or RK. Looks like they really got some stuff and must be a pretty good sized outfit, prices seem good & I got one this morning that they still have the Lazer for 29.95 in todays add.
.  I have had good luck with them over the years.  Cheaper than Dirt is another good one.
After the shenanigans they pulled following Sandy Hook, I wouldn't buy from Dirtier Than Cheap if they were giving out hookers and free beer with every order.

R51 General Discussion / Re: Grips?
« on: January 06, 2020, 06:52:05 AM »

R51 General Discussion / Re: New member with questions
« on: January 02, 2020, 04:30:55 AM »
Hi, just ordered a R51 and need to find out what ammo these pistols like.
Break-in and range FMJ ammo; will it feed steel cased? What works?
Bullet weight; 115, 124, or 135 grain?
Carry ammo; does Hornady Critical Defense / Critical Duty feed well?
Iíve read the posts on fixing the possible magazine and other possible problems. Good info.

Iím hoping this gun will run reliable enough for me to make it one of my carry pieces.

More questions later.
Mine likes 115gr ball and 124gr Critical Duty.

I have some Remington HP's I need to test.

I strongly recommend plunk testing any ammo before shooting it.  Even factory ammo.  The three barrels I've had have all had a very short Leade.  Probably SAAMI minimum.  Take the barrel out and plunk before you shoot any ammo.  I have some factory fresh 124gr. Winchester WinClean which engaged the rifling when plunked.  :eek:

Peace favor your sword,

Introductions section / Re: Newbie from Ohio
« on: December 01, 2019, 11:58:41 PM »
I think the trigger is fine.  It could sure teach Glock a lesson or two about how triggers should feel.  :)

Peace favor your sword,

Introductions section / Re: Hello from NWFL
« on: December 01, 2019, 11:57:40 PM »
I think you'll be very happy.  :)

Peace favor your sword,

R51 General Discussion / Re: Grips?
« on: November 21, 2019, 01:41:13 AM »
There was a member here who was making grips.  I think he had an ebay store.

Personally, I was sad that the wood grips which Remington was offering back during the Gen 1 weren't continued.  I wanted a set.  I loved the color and the checkering pattern.  The custom wood grips which I've seen offered by after-market makers are either smooth or don't have a checkering pattern which I like.

Peace favor your sword,

R51 General Discussion / Re: What do You Think?
« on: November 21, 2019, 12:23:32 AM »
I just know it was in the New York Times, I think Monday 18th Nov. Hope this helps.
Unfortunately, it doesn't help.  I've searched in multiple locations, check law reporting, even googled it.  I can't find anything about a new bankruptcy filing by Rem.  All news stories I find, including from NYT, reference the earlier proceedings.

It would really be helpful if you could link to the story.

The co. is being attacked as a test case to try and do away with the protection firearms makers have for subsequent bad use of their products.
Sort of.  Most of the filings in the suit were thrown out because of PLACA(A).  The only one left was an advertising claim.  While I agree that the plaintiffs expect to lose, and that their real goal is just to bleed money, time, and resources from Remington, as well as to access their internal documents through Discovery in order to misrepresent them to the public for publicity purposes... I'm not sure that the suit will be easily replicated nearly anywhere else. 

Peace favor your sword,

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