Some of us still lurk on usenet and not for kiddy porn. Lots of old school hackers, bikers, hot rodders and firearms buffs like usenet because the millenials that have never used a Tandy computer or remember when a 486 machine with 487 math coprossesor upgrade was a blazing fast machine can only use discussion groups. Knowing over 90% of newsgroups are porn or spam men's 10% have old school or the brighter youngsters contributing.Well, I dug the old girl out. Nothing rattly on her.
Can't remember all the upgrades I did back before the internet. I do remember being on a RTTY gun bulletin board with a 110 baud telephone modem. Boy, those were the days.
What I do remember.
1. Remove 7/8 from barrel and re-crown.
2. Add Choate M14 type muzzle device with sight.
3. Add Techsight real sight.
4. Add pad to stock to add to length of pull.
5. Add composite ventilated hand guard.
Do it, man.Wow nice job!
I'm inspired to get my mini out of the safe and see what it can do. Then see if it can be improved. Maybe over the winter.
I blushed at your thread and moved my 30-30 to the back of the safe . . .Be sure to add a A-Team van to your kit for this project.
Although a bit much investment for my situation.
Someone abandoned the costume chaps and the 30-30 at my last rave. A fella could do worse I suppose.
Just got back into the U.S. after a vacation with my wife, and I see things are progressing nicely. 3 1/2 lbs? Dang dude...Nice job. I'm still going to encourage you to add an over travel stop on that thing. It'll improve the feel. Looking forward to future postSo I clipped one (1) more coil from the dis-connector spring and now have a ~ 3.5 lb trigger (boy, that feels light).
Factory rail mounted, and a Leopold HOG 1~4X scope mounted on low rings and letting it sit for a day or two to let the thread locker settle.
Midway stock-saddle/cheek-riser installed and adjusted as well - let that stretching of fabric settle too.
More later . . .
Glad you guys are back and well, Randall.Just got back into the U.S. after a vacation with my wife, and I see things are progressing nicely. 3 1/2 lbs? Dang dude...Nice job. I'm still going to encourage you to add an over travel stop on that thing. It'll improve the feel. Looking forward to future post
I do love to tinker so I doubt I will be able to keep myself from trying all that you suggest as time marches-on and I gain more experience and understanding of this new rifle acquisition.My trigger was like yours when I started. It was so bad with no aftermarket trigger available, and the video was easy to follow, I gave it a shot. It worked out pretty well for me. YMMV
The work I did reduced take up considerably, produced a clean break at 4 lbs., and reduced the over travel quite a bit while still giving enough room for the trigger reset to occur. As sloppy as that trigger was when I started, it made a huge difference in the overall feel.
Most aftermarket "drop in" trigger groups (Timney, Rifle Basix, CMG, etc.) control over travel as well. I like that clean crisp start and stop in a trigger.
All that said, I can't guarantee adding an overtravel screw will make you shoot your rifle any better than you currently do. If you find your trigger acceptable as is, don't let me persuade you. Just enjoy it brother.
All that shooting they did during every episode and all that was accomplished was rolling over a M38A1 and a couple gasoline fireballsBe sure to add a A-Team van to your kit for this project.
Concerning the trigger modifications:31/2 # ?
I am anxious to see if it double taps
If not I have a new goal
At that time, upgraded op rod spring, shock buffer, greased it like an M14.I see nothing to complain about with that.
What other modifications had you made to the rifle besides the strut?