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August 19, 2001, 19:58
OK folks I'm building an Imbel kit on an Imbel receiver. The barrel timed to 10:30 so I used the old receiver and sand paper to cut the barrel shoulder back (used instructions I found on this board thanks to all). I used the rod method to time the barrel. Using sizing rods I bought from Mr. Elliott (got to meet him on Friday real nice guy with great products) I measure 0.257. The locking shoulder that came with the kit measures 0.267. Is the 0.257 reasonable?? Thanks in advance :)
August 19, 2001, 20:16
Originally posted by KHz:
<STRONG>The locking shoulder that came with the kit measures 0.267. Is the 0.257 reasonable?? Thanks in advance :)</STRONG>
Sure sound reasonable! If that's what you need, then that's what you need! The locking shoulder that came with your kit probably came out of a big box of locking shoulders! And they come in different sizes because of a stack up of tolerances on Barrel, Receiver, Bolt and Carriers.
August 19, 2001, 20:31
I built an Imbel kit on an Imbel receiver. My locking shoulder measured .258 so i used it and the headspace was just a little snug. I used an India stone from Brownells and took off about .001 and now it great
August 19, 2001, 20:57
Jen I sent you an email, If you still have locking shoulders I need one. I will also give $50 to the board. I could not have done this with out reading all of the posts :D :D
To Jeter after reading your stuff and using some of your techniques my Dremmel exploded ;)
August 20, 2001, 22:41
/me holds a 1 over KHz head and waits to see how many cycles per second he is... :D
God that's bad...
Oh well...can't spell GEEK without 'double-E'!!!
Nice to see someone else capitalizing the 'H'...drives me nuts...give the man his credit..."who?" :rolleyes:
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