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Introductions section / Re: New member from South Florida
« on: December 09, 2018, 12:56:51 PM »
Welcome aboard!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Magazine follower legs
« on: December 05, 2018, 01:22:52 PM »
Glad to hear your up and running!

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Introductions section / Re: Another noob
« on: December 05, 2018, 10:23:12 AM »
Keep us posted Snuffy. The weather down here is about to turn lousy this weekend, but thinking about braving the elements long enough to pop some milk jugs, then run back inside where its warm.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Magazine follower legs
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:58:51 PM »
Yes sir. The problem is that the legs on the follower are too long, therefore not allowing the follower to travel to the full down position. Because the follower won't go as far down as it should, in turn, the cartridges don't go down far enough either causing clearance issues when racking the slide on a full magazine. Sorry for the oversimplified explanation. I just can't think of another way to put it this time of night. So the only option for now is simply to shorten the legs. I believe taking 1/16" off is usually sufficient. Somebody correct me if I am wrong. 

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Introductions section / Re: New member from Va Model 51 to R51
« on: December 01, 2018, 01:55:10 PM »
Welcome aboard, and glad to have you! You will find a lot of help and useful info here.

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Well, yall got lucky for Christmas! I've already spent my gun allowance for the year, so will have to be more judicious with my spending next year, and I might get another one. Thanks to both of you for posting. Let us know what you get Snuffy! I'm right there with you in the waiting department! Also, please post a range report!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: Glad to be Back
« on: November 28, 2018, 11:54:55 AM »
Welcome back Johnny! Hope you had a great summer. Keep us posted!

Sean

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Magazine lips
« on: November 20, 2018, 10:38:55 PM »
I think one of the purposes of the tab at the front is to move the rounds back into position when they come to the top.  Recoil from the previous rounds will probably cause the waiting rounds to move forward; the shorter it is the farther it moves.  A burr on the bottom edge will cause them to hang up instead of sliding across the edge and back into position.  Both of my magazines would put a scratch on the bullet until I polished the tab.

You are probably right, but if Remington had designed the mag to work with 9mm only, they would never have had to put that lip in there. I am not sure if you have dug far enough back in time in old threads, but I started one a while back on how over-sized the R51 mags are. They are so big that they can hold a 45ACP no problem. Try it. They should have just designed a mag for 9mm only, instead of something like what we have now. Our closest estimation as to why the mag was made so big, is that Remington had put out there that they were planning on releasing a 40 S&W version in a few years. In an effort to save costs, they just made a "one size fits all"  mag and put them out there.   

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R51 General Discussion / Re: A bit of an ammunition story
« on: November 19, 2018, 10:30:20 PM »
Hi Sean,

one very simple test that I performed last night was I cycled the gun manually with snap caps (short overall length similar to the Remington ball ammo) which gave me the inkling that when I fired the Remington ball this afternoon it was going to be successful. I just ran the same test with some federal Hydro shocks (yeah I know it's kind of risky running live rounds through the action) and it cycled through all seven rounds no problems. Black Talons were a little more inconclusive. I had the slide hang up on round 6. Re-ran the test (without my kitchen timer brapping at me warning that my mac and cheese is about to burn)  with Black Talon and it passed.

Well, that is good news! Hopefully those results will continue with a live fire test. Like you said, it isn't recommended, but it will let you get a good look at what is happening down below. Just for the record, have you polished the tip of the lip of the mag lip yet, or is it still bone stock (no mods)?

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R51 General Discussion / Re: A bit of an ammunition story
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:02:26 PM »

Hey David,

Straight round nose ball. Defensive ammo (jacketed hollowpoint, critical defense, etc.) is the next stage of testing for me

Just a suggestion Sirrus, I was able to successfully run Federal Hydra-Shok and Hornady Critical Defense in mine without any problems. However, I bent the tabs up on my mags, so that may have helped as well. I never tried it with a stock mag.

Sean

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Magazine lips
« on: November 19, 2018, 01:00:06 PM »
Sirrus,

You may want to try polishing your lips (not yours, but your mags!!  ;D) and see what happens.

PFM,

I would call 46 trouble free rounds a good thing. It may not have been an official test, but if it functions without hiccup, that is the main thing. Hope it continues to run well for you!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: R51 Magazine lips
« on: November 18, 2018, 02:44:58 AM »

They are consistent in inconsistency

You have just summed up our experiences with this pistol in 5 words. It's a wonder of any of us have any hair left!

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R51 General Discussion / Re: A bit of an ammunition story
« on: November 18, 2018, 02:42:47 AM »
I would try bending the mag lip on the front out straight and see if that doesn't fix it. The hangups I had on my replacement mags were caused by it, and once I bent it out, problem solved.

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Introductions section / Re: Hello from Houston, Texas
« on: November 17, 2018, 12:26:38 PM »
Welcome aboard from Louisiana! Glad to have you, and I think you will really grow to love your R51 a lot more over time.

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R51 General Discussion / Re: A bit of an ammunition story
« on: November 17, 2018, 12:24:25 PM »
Hello there Sirrus Rider! Welcome! Remington telling you to only use their ammo is purely marketing. They want your business. That being said, I have successfully run Whitebox, Federal Hydra-Shok, PPU, UMC, and others without any problems. However, as you noted, the lip on the front of the magazine is causing some of your problems. I would get a pair of needlenose pliers and bend it straight and then run the same ammo through it and see what happens. Is there any particular round in sequence that it jams on (i.e. the 6th round)? We'll get ya up and running right!  ;)

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