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August 22, 2001, 13:39
Is this thing really necessary? I saw it for sale at DSA but I would think the WECSOG graduates here have an alternative.
You do have to remove the extracter to set up and test for headspace right?
August 22, 2001, 14:48
At WECSOG the walls are only finished on one side. So, there's lotsa nails sticking through the wall studs. I just take the bolt assembly and engage the little notch on the extractor plunger into one of the stray exposed nail points. Then, I lean into it so as to push the plunger back. The extractor falls into the kitty litter box at the base of the wall, and I carefully release the tension on the compressed plunger. If it slips, the plunger and the spring just fly into the kitty box too.
Good to keep a few extra extractors, plungers and springs around in case one ends up some place where you don't wanna go lookin'.
Might wanna keep a few band-aids too for when you bark your knuckles when the plunger slips off the nail.
That DSA tool works pretty good too...if I could just find it!
August 22, 2001, 14:53
pardon my rank newbie-ness, but what is WECSOG?
Sounds akin to baling wire & duct tape engineering, applied with a SWAG.
August 22, 2001, 16:09
Ahhhhh so there is a way . . . .
reminds me of Dumb and dumber when that girl says that the chance of them getting together was like 1 in 100000000000000000000. He then says . . . "so your saying there is a chance"!
August 22, 2001, 16:10
Valknut, your pretty close.
August 22, 2001, 17:15
Valknut, type it in at www and find out
August 22, 2001, 17:27
I have been using WECSOG methods for years, Thanks to Mr. Jeter, I now know by what terminology to refer.
Slugger, I bought the one piece from http://www.bushmaster.com/shopping/fn/default.asp, $19.95, some of the best money I've spent. Even though on occassion I still revert to the old ways (WECSOG), I have NEVER had a plunger spring exit on an unknown trajectory using the right tool. They have decent prices on the go/no go/field gages also.
August 22, 2001, 18:34
OK, got it ...
laughed my ass off. Been doing that for years, myself - used a Dremel to sporterize a Mauser and make a scope mount. Don't think I'll use one on my SA58, though. Nope, no way, uh uh!
August 23, 2001, 07:13
Yeah, I tried and was succesful at the WESCOG method last night. I even did the entire job without launching any parts!
Does that mean I'm accepted to WESCOG Accadamy?
I think I'll go ahead and buy the Bushmaster tool. I have a sick puppy in their shop right now and it will give me an excuse to check on it. Thanks.
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