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R51 General Discussion / Re: Cheap R51 mags available
« on: June 07, 2018, 10:48:07 AM »
Thatís pretty lousy. They showed that they had a bunch of them.

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R51 General Discussion / Cheap R51 mags available
« on: June 04, 2018, 02:11:50 PM »
Was checking around on prices for R51 mags.  Tombstone Tactical has 73 available at $9.95 each.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: More Mag Adventures
« on: May 29, 2018, 11:00:14 PM »
Iíll try bending the feed lips in slightly. I am hoping that maybe a third party like ProMag will offer an improved mag at some point.

Tdbru - I have noticed that you really have to make sure the mag is seated all the way. It can feel like it clicks into place but is still not fully seated. 

I still really like the R51. I am more accurate with it than my other semiautos.

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R51 General Discussion / More Mag Adventures
« on: May 29, 2018, 01:08:19 PM »
Hello all!  Been a while since I posted a report, but a couple of things happened today that are worth mentioning, both of which I attribute to a stiff mag spring.  Both occurred on the first shot when I loaded a full 7 + 1.  First, I had a failure to extract on the first shot.  The brass looked ok but just didnít make it out of the chamber. I have a lot of rounds through my R51 but that hasnít happened before.

The second malfunction actually happened twice, each with a different mag. After  the first shot the empty brass ejected but also the next round in the mag also flew out of the gun. I would guess that the mag spring pushed up on the round enough to make it slip through the feed lips.  The metal used in the mags is a bit on the flimsy side. 

I continued shooting another 75 rounds, but only loaded six in the mags instead of seven. No issues with 6 + 1.   No nosedives with hollow points or any more live rounds flying out.  None of my mags have been modified.
I think that when I carry, Iíll just keep 6 + 1 to reduce the chance of a malfunction.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Cratered/bulged primers, who's getting them?
« on: February 02, 2018, 03:03:40 AM »
It could be that the Pedersen device does not work well with a spring setup on the extractor. Or maybe a spring would get fouled by carbon too quickly on the Pedersen device. It's certainly a different animal than other semiautos.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Drop test
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:39:36 AM »
No. She was really afraid that she could have killed me and felt horrible. I of course was more worried about my new R51 having a gouge on it or something!! Lol. The incident was definitely not intentional, but it shows you just how quickly someone can be killed. I'm sure as he'll glad it PASSED the drop test and didn't discharge!!!!

Me too! Sheesh, that was a close one! You can touch up your R51 with a bluing pen probably. Or, take it to the local gunsmith who does cerakoting and get the slide refinished.
Or, get a spare R51 the next time the rebates are offered

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Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington RP9 chamber
« on: January 31, 2018, 11:35:02 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
I like 4.3 grains of Bullseye.  With my Lee Autodisk, the charges increase and decrease by 0.3 grains with a change in disk size.  4.0 grains worked but was pretty light and left a lot of soot on the outside of the brass after firing. 

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Other Guns - talk about them here / Re: Remington RP9 chamber
« on: January 30, 2018, 11:50:45 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.

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General Discussion / Re: One Man's Speculation from SHOT Show 2018...
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:55:37 AM »
Remington has a pretty extensive product line with their long guns.  Hopefully the handguns won't be cut.  There are only 4 basic handgun models that Remington currently offers.  I'm sure the rebates were intended to generate some quick cash for an imminent debt restructuring.

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Introductions section / Re: Another hello from Washington State
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:49:59 AM »
Welcome to the forum! The R51 is a great design at a price that can't be beat.

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Introductions section / Re: Introduction post
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:46:34 AM »
Welcome to the forum!  The disassembly seems pretty difficult, but if you can disassemble a 1911, then you should be ok with the R51.  It's best to have someone show you how or you can look at the videos on the Remington website.  I had to watch the videos more than once to get comfortable with it.

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Introductions section / Re: Greetings from NC/Formerly WA
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:41:20 AM »
Welcome from Texas!  Take all the negative talk about the R51 with a grain of salt.  Some folks have problems with their mags, but many are still venting as a result of the 2014 recall.  Let us know how yours is working.

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Introductions section / Re: Greetings From NE Texas
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:37:43 AM »
Hello from Houston!  I've run some of my reloads through the R51 and they work just fine.  Let us know what loads work well for you.

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Introductions section / Re: Go Texans!
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:35:02 AM »
Welcome fellow Houstonian! Let us know what rig you use for CC and how you like it.

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Introductions section / Re: Hello from San Antonio
« on: January 30, 2018, 10:33:08 AM »
Welcome from Houston!   Give the mags some time to break in. Some mag issues fix themselves after a while

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