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Itaro

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What's everyone like for gun cleaning solvent? I've been a hoppes #9 guy for the past 28 years but I'd consider something different if it works more gooder
Honestly I don’t think anything works “better”. I’ve used M-Pro-7 before and it’s good, doesn’t smell bad. Only drawback I’ve noticed is that it doesn’t keep for years like hoppe’s does.

I bought some slip2000 on the recommendation of a friend but after reading comparison I think I’ll use whatever frog lube products I can find
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Honestly I don’t think anything works “better”. I’ve used M-Pro-7 before and it’s good, doesn’t smell bad. Only drawback I’ve noticed is that it doesn’t keep for years like hoppe’s does.

I bought some slip2000 on the recommendation of a friend but after reading comparison I think I’ll use whatever frog lube products I can find
https://dayattherange.com/?page_id=3667
I've been looking at the amsoil stuff but i doubt if it's worth the extra coin, especially on something like my hunting rifles that see maybe 10 to 15 rounds a year
 

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I've been looking at the amsoil stuff but i doubt if it's worth the extra coin, especially on something like my hunting rifles that see maybe 10 to 15 rounds a year
Hoppe’s and frog lube would be my choice for any hunting rifle. Also storing it with a desiccant
 
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Did some target shooting yesterday with my friend and his boys. They got a chance to shoot the AR and did pretty well with the iron sights. We were set up at about 40 yds with clays and had a splatter target to get the sights dialed in on the AR and scoped .22 Ruger. Threw some clays for the shotguns and went through a few mags of .40 cal. to reaffirm that I need a lot more range time with it, and also in need of a new trigger at the very least! Awesome day teaching the kids about gun safety and picking up more brass and shotgun shells than you came with.

I had around 10 rds that failed to fire (PMC X-tac 55gr), and the firing pin left a mark but not sure if it’s just bad ammo or if I should be looking at something on the bcg?

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Itaro

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Did some target shooting yesterday with my friend and his boys. They got a chance to shoot the AR and did pretty well with the iron sights. We were set up at about 40 yds with clays and had a splatter target to get the sights dialed in on the AR and scoped .22 Ruger. Threw some clays for the shotguns and went through a few mags of .40 cal. to reaffirm that I need a lot more range time with it, and also in need of a new trigger at the very least! Awesome day teaching the kids about gun safety and picking up more brass and shotgun shells than you came with.

I had around 10 rds that failed to fire (PMC X-tac 55gr), and the firing pin left a mark but not sure if it’s just bad ammo or if I should be looking at something on the bcg?

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Did you keep the rounds? Need to see if it’s a light primer strike. Did you try shooting them again? I usually do that on the rare occasion I have a FTF

it could be bad primers, bad head spacing. Next time there’s a FTF, wait a minute to see if the round cooks off instead of immediately ejecting it and then take it out to inspect.
Also a drop of oil on the firing pin isn’t a bad idea.
 
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No photos, but at one point I loaded 7 of them in a mag and only 5 of 7 fired after the 2nd time around. Does that point more towards the firing pin or the ammo?
 

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No photos, but at one point I loaded 7 of them in a mag and only 5 of 7 fired after the 2nd time around. Does that point more towards the firing pin or the ammo?
I’d lean towards the ammo, I had a case of that exact ammo in 2017 and it shot fine, maybe had a couple that did the same thing. If it wasn’t expensive right now I say test with American made stuff. Since it’s a fun rifle I wouldn’t worry about it to much
 
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I’d lean towards the ammo, I had a case of that exact ammo in 2017 and it shot fine, maybe had a couple that did the same thing. If it wasn’t expensive right now I say test with American made stuff. Since it’s a fun rifle I wouldn’t worry about it to much
That’s what I was thinking. Fun to shoot not and not a big deal at the moment, other than losing almost $1 per round for each misfire. I’ll try something a little higher end next time around and see what happens.
 

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That’s what I was thinking. Fun to shoot not and not a big deal at the moment, other than losing almost $1 per round for each misfire. I’ll try something a little higher end next time around and see what happens.
$1 a round for PMC? Fuck that’s rape
 
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