Only one piece missing now
Posted 18 January 2012 - 12:10 PM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 01:08 PM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 04:55 PM
Posted 18 January 2012 - 05:45 PM
Is that action blasted? I like the looks of the SS bead blasted actions.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 08:09 PM
It is not Stainless. It's their "Weathershield" coating, supposed to be 50 times more corrosion resistant than stainless! Which is exactly what a guy like me needs The barrel will be bead blasted stainless.
Posted 18 January 2012 - 10:10 PM
That's one intersting project you've got going. Now all you need is the suppressed barrel and you'll be good to go...
How does the round stack up against the 7.62 X 39mm?
Haven't played with Contenders for years, but yours makes me want to start again...
Posted 19 January 2012 - 03:49 AM
Posted 19 January 2012 - 05:48 AM
Glen, I gonna "Borrow" my sons Nikon VSD He's not using it anyway and as long as I let him shoot this...he really has no choice but to be fine with it
Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:57 AM
Better be careful Mike!! I might be old, foolish, & lacking in the memory department but I never forgot the look on your face when the words "nursing home" were uttered at the breakfast table!!
Posted 19 January 2012 - 06:37 PM
I can't seem to locate a Lee case length gauge. I made a single piece of brass from 223, this is really quite easy. Except I need that darned case length gauge to square them up.
Posted 19 January 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 02:26 AM
Posted 20 January 2012 - 05:03 AM
The guy I know with the whisper bought his cases from someone for pretty reasonable. I'll find out where it was and let you know. He uses all once fired win. 223 brass and they seem to be real consistent.
Yeah that's what I plan to do. I have tons of 223 brass and that's what I made the first one from. Possum Hollow has a trimmer. These work very well as I've used them in the past for other calibers, just more money than I needed to spend on this at about $30. The Lee trim gauge is only like $5 if I could find one in stock someplace. Midway lists them as out of stock until July! I e mailed Lee so we'll see what they say.
Lee gauge on left / Possum Hollow on right.
Update; Lee sez 8 weeks for a custom gauge (extra cost and shipping) even though they make the dies...they just sort of leave it there with no way to your trim brass Possum Hollow Trimmer is ordered.
Edited by Red, 20 January 2012 - 05:58 AM.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:47 PM
so dadburnit, I sent MGM an e mail. I guess the whole gun needs to go back to them. I wish I hadn't forced it shut, but it still wouldn't be correct even if I had not.
Posted 16 February 2012 - 05:39 AM
I think you and Andy will be trading notes soon, as he's about to receive a barrel and dies in .300 Whisper...
Edited by MarinePMI, 16 February 2012 - 05:39 AM.