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ArtBanks
February 15, 2017, 16:06
Receiver just came in today for another project.
XM21 will be fitted with a Wolfe 18.5" Fluted chrome lined barrel.
Majority of small parts will be Bula.
Stock is walnut USGI which I finished over the last few months.
Can't wait to get started. Maybe this weekend.

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Semper Fi
Art

HD-Ghost
February 15, 2017, 19:16
That is a unique heel scroll. Have yet to build a Bula.

Jarhead504
February 15, 2017, 19:46
Art: You say the Bula Forge is in Cleveland, OH, former home of TRW? Do i have that right? Cleveland or Toledo, I forgot.

Jarhead

ArtBanks
February 15, 2017, 20:32
Art: You say the Bula Forge is in Cleveland, OH, former home of TRW? Do i have that right? Cleveland or Toledo, I forgot.

Jarhead

Bula is in Cleveland as printed on the side in photo 2.

Just in case anyone is interested, this Wolfe 18.5 fluted chrome lined barrel is going on this build.

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ArtBanks
February 16, 2017, 16:03
Agent 87 ready for test firing this weekend.

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Semper Fi
Art

ArtBanks
February 16, 2017, 19:20
Agent 87 balance tested and passed. Owner maybe not so much.

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Semper Fi
Art

ArtBanks
February 18, 2017, 07:13
Working on a new T shirt for myself.

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Semper Fi
Art

ArtBanks
February 18, 2017, 10:18
Getting ready to test accuracy on #87. With 8 - 12" of snow left on the ground and a crust on top of that , it took awhile to clear things around my shooting position. Took the loader out on the range to make some tracks for walking in.
Ready for a nap and its only 10:15 am.

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Semper Fi
Art

ArtBanks
February 18, 2017, 12:47
Got out and ran 87 through her paces. Found that I am going to have to load specifically for this shorter barrel. Dropped 200 fps over a 22". Not a real problem, but an observation.

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01BIRDDOG
February 18, 2017, 15:47
Art you are the undisputed M-14 Unit in this fine FAL Files organization. You make me ashamed to post anything about these fine rifles. Thanks for the pics. Semper fi

ArtBanks
February 18, 2017, 16:07
Art you are the undisputed M-14 Unit in this fine FAL Files organization. You make me ashamed to post anything about these fine rifles. Thanks for the pics. Semper fi

Heck, please post any photos you want. It is only a hobby. I am just having a ball nailing these guys together and punching paper and steel.

Jarhead504
February 18, 2017, 20:39
Bula is in Cleveland as printed on the side in photo 2.



Sorry about that. I didn't have the picture slid over to see the right side of it. But, is Cleveland the former home of TRW? i'm just spit-ballin' here, but if so, then I ass-ume that BULA must have had some help from former TRW employees/designers to get their receivers so close to spec and without (as many) problems as other manufacturers of the M-14 clones. Si? o No?

Jarhead

ArtBanks
February 19, 2017, 05:40
Sorry about that. I didn't have the picture slid over to see the right side of it. But, is Cleveland the former home of TRW? i'm just spit-ballin' here, but if so, then I ass-ume that BULA must have had some help from former TRW employees/designers to get their receivers so close to spec and without (as many) problems as other manufacturers of the M-14 clones. Si? o No?

Jarhead

Sorry but I only speak American. Si is not in my vocabulary. So No.
With the new technologies applied, it is possible for engineers to follow USGI drawings and specs if they know what they are doing. Credit to Jeff and Bula Forge for knowing the subject and being a perfectionist at heart.
No cnc machines in the day of the original TRWs so any former employees would be of little use. Times change and old dinosaurs belong out to pasture.
Speaking from personal opinion only from this dinosaur.

RomanLeaderII
February 19, 2017, 10:24
Beautiful Rifle!

What is known about Wolf Chrome lined barrels? How accurate are they?

ArtBanks
February 19, 2017, 10:31
Beautiful Rifle!

What is known about Wolf Chrome lined barrels? How accurate are they?

Haven't got an accuracy report yet. I did try yesterday and found about a 200 fps drop from 22" putting the ammo I had loaded way out of the zone for any kind of decent groups. I will get back when I find what this thing likes.
Art

ArtBanks
February 24, 2017, 13:52
Progress in accuracy. Agent 87 seems to prefer 175 gr Federal GMM over all other fodders tried to this point. Just to eliminate other variables she is resting in a JAE Gen III stock and is quite happy. Today's weather prompted me to get out and get er done. Managed a 1.6" 10 rnd group at 100 yards. I am pleased with the function of the 18.5 " Wolfe fluted chrome lined barrel. I did add a Schuster bored and vented gas plug today just for the heck of it. Chrono at 2560.

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Semper Fi
Art

bfoosh006
February 24, 2017, 21:27
Very Nice !! Thank you for sharing !