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General Discussion / Re: Remington Faces Default
« on: February 13, 2018, 02:35:25 AM »
I hope the new management team knows how to run a firearms company.
There's a lot of speculation about what they will or won't do.  One line of speculation revolves around whether or not they'll keep the Bushmaster name.  Some believe that the name itself is toxic.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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General Discussion / Re: Remington Faces Default
« on: February 13, 2018, 12:53:48 AM »
https://www.newsmax.com/finance/companies/gunmaker-remington-file-bankruptcy/2018/02/12/id/842889/

"Cerberus Capital Management LP, the private equity firm that controls Remington, will lose ownership of the company as a result of the bankruptcy. The company's creditors, which include Franklin Templeton Investments and JPMorgan Asset Management, will exchange their debt holdings for equity in the company.

Business operations including employee wages and benefits and payments to trade creditors will continue as usual through the bankruptcy, the company said.

[...]
Colt’s Manufacturing Co LLC, a competitor of Remington, emerged from bankruptcy in 2016 following falling sales of its sports rifles and the loss of military contracts."

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: "Guests"
« on: February 12, 2018, 12:46:11 AM »
There are 4 types I've seen working gun counters
1. Dept store person assigned to it with no interest in guns either way.
2. Person's into guns but can't afford them making minimum wage at the gun counter.
3. Operator who runs the counter as a side job. Not interested in anything but an echo chamber of how awesome his glocks are.
4. Retiree just in there to pass the time. Has a collection already and not interested in trying out new stuff.
For entertainment, I will sometimes go to the local Rural King and listen to the counter guys giving "advice" (often unsolicited) to customers.

You should try it some time.  Take a couple of hours.  It's cheaper than a movie and RK even provides free popcorn!  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: "Guests"
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:30:48 AM »
Hey, do you guys ever notice how many guests show up on here?
That's pretty common for gun forums which allow browsing before joining.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington RP9 chamber
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:35:05 AM »
That's one thing I haven't thought about. I am going to load up some 9 mm for my R51 today, and see how they do in it. But I would imagine that once they have been through that re-sizing die, I shouldn't have any problems. Who knows? Like was brought up in the other forum, Remington made the chamber to min. spec. so it's gone be tight.
Build one then plunk it first.

I've built using 6 or 7 different brands and makes of bullets, using care to follow book COAL.  Most of them end up failing plunk in my R51 barrel.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Kirk,
I was loading some Xtreme 115 grain HPCB (heavy plate concave back) and plunked them in my R51.  They would plunk up to 1.160 OAL.  I use these reloads in my Ruger American, but did the R51 plunk out of curiosity.  I usually load them at 1.145 OAL.  But just wanted to pass this info on to you if you are looking for bullets that will work in the R51.
Just for my edification, what powder charge do you like?

-Kirk

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Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington RP9 chamber
« on: January 31, 2018, 02:15:00 AM »
That's one thing I haven't thought about. I am going to load up some 9 mm for my R51 today, and see how they do in it. But I would imagine that once they have been through that re-sizing die, I shouldn't have any problems. Who knows? Like was brought up in the other forum, Remington made the chamber to min. spec. so it's gone be tight.
Build one then plunk it first.

I've built using 6 or 7 different brands and makes of bullets, using care to follow book COAL.  Most of them end up failing plunk in my R51 barrel.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

Kirk,
I was loading some Xtreme 115 grain HPCB (heavy plate concave back) and plunked them in my R51.  They would plunk up to 1.160 OAL.  I use these reloads in my Ruger American, but did the R51 plunk out of curiosity.  I usually load them at 1.145 OAL.  But just wanted to pass this info on to you if you are looking for bullets that will work in the R51.
Thanks.  I'll look at them.  :)

-Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Cratered/bulged primers, who's getting them?
« on: January 29, 2018, 05:13:33 AM »
Kirk, any chance you still have a gen1? It would be interesting to compare and see the differences between the two.
I traded it back to Remington for a 1911R1.  A dollar-value trade up.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Cratered/bulged primers, who's getting them?
« on: January 29, 2018, 02:38:56 AM »
The three different R51's I've had all do this.  The Gen 1 was the worst.  It would expand the crater so much that the empty brass would not sit level on it's base after firing.

The two Gen 2's do it but not nearly so bad.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: No folks, I lieth not
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:33:31 AM »
.22TCM cartridges are about twice as expensive as 9MM.   Not a good upgrade
expense wise.   
Blackie

Maybe not an endeavor in economics, but I bet this little gun would make a sweet rocket-launcher, and would reduce the already-low flip to about nothing.

And besides, I happen to know there's at least one regular on here that's also on 22tcm.net  ;)
I know that TCM is more expensive, but if you reload it'd be more economical.  I think that it's a pretty neat cartridge.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Barrel Thread Pitch
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:31:11 AM »
I was thinking about that last night; have you considered using a throat reamer to open up the free bore a little bit? I have the measurement equipment other than the reamer, if several people need their barrels reamed, we could offer this as a service. Maybe an option on the threaded barrels!
I have, but I think that's a bit beyond my abilities.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: No folks, I lieth not
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:28:43 AM »
BUT, +P is their absolute limit; or so I heard.

Dont know what they might use for an "over pressure" proof load, or even if they do.

Also heard that +P+ was total a no-no, but then, supposedly, its also over SAMI specs.
There is no SAAMI spec for +P+. 

SAAMI specs max pressure for 9mm Luger at 35,000 max and +P at 38,500 max.  Anything over 38,500 is "overpressure" for +P  it could be 38,501 or 38-bazillion.  None of it is SAAMI spec past 38,500.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk


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R51 General Discussion / Re: Magazine spring and follower
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:23:03 AM »
Well, tried it in #2 with white box BULK Winchester.
Nose dives that would not quit on top rounds 1 & 2!
Winchester White Box (WWB) has a pretty spotty reputation.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Barrel Thread Pitch
« on: January 26, 2018, 03:16:43 AM »
Thanks.  I can barely see where the barrel extension fits over the top of the original barrel.  That is a good idea!

I'll let EP confirm, but it looks like he used a standard Gen 2 barrel.  The link below elsewhere in our forum has pics of the differences between the Remington stock barrels and those offered on ebay.

http://r51pistol.com/r51-general-discussion/r51-barrels-on-ebay-cheap/

SCurmudgeon,
Check with Iklawson,  He and I bought an ebay barrel, there are no differences in them!   Trust me, If Kirk says they are the same,
they are the same!  Take it to the bank!
Blackie
FWIW, I agree with Blackie.  I've not found any difference between the bbl which came with the gun and the fleabay, right down to the fact that both of them seem have SAAMI minimum spec leade/freebore.  I should probably buy chamber gauge or something but I'm pretty cheap.  ;)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: No folks, I lieth not
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:04:36 AM »
So, i could potentially change my barrel, breech block, main spring, and magazine and convert my 9mm gun to 357 sig then?
Sort of.  Right now we are speculating that you could use the same magazine.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 fired without cartridge fully seated.
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:30:14 AM »
Not crap ammo, Winchester white box.  Thousands of rounds of that stuff through several different 9mm pistols without incident.
Was it WWB bulk pack or a 50 round box?

Many people have come to believe that WWB is synonymous with "cheap crap ammo" just a small step above imported steel case ammo.

It has been reported that bulk pack boxes (usually loose rounds in a box of 100) are lower quality even for WWB.  The speculation is that it is "factory seconds" which fail higher quality checks but still make SAAMI minimum specs.

There is at least one firearms manufacturer I know of which has officially recommended against WWB.

To be clear, I'm not saying that the cause of this malfunction was definitively "crap ammo," I'm just saying that WWB has a pretty poor reputation and saying that the ammo was WWB is not the same as saying that the ammo is high quality.  :)

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk

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