Monthly Archives: October 2019

Headspace Gauge Interchangeability App is Here!

Our friends over a 4D Reamer Rentals LTD have come up with a free app, yes its yours to use with no strings attached, none at all.

This app does what apps do best, provide a simple way to get the information you need and have it handy on your device/phone at all times.  Right now it’s available only for Android.

Two search methods are provided for the user. Results that are displayed are for cartridges that include the information you entered, so it matters what you type in.  It’s true, many gauges are able to correctly headspace more than one cartridge.  Knowing which ones is valuable information for the gunsmith. From the search results select the result that is closest to your desired caliber, each result will show the gauges that are fully interchangeable with that result.  If you do not see what you are looking for check the other options that appear in the result.  If no result appears, it is likely that your caliber of choice does not interchange with any other caliber, I.E. it has caliber specific gauges.

Many gauges will have “details” (information) available that should be helpful in selecting the correct gauges for your desired use.

With either search method when your receive “Compatible Results” similar to the screen shot below:

GaugeGuide App Screen Shot

The list of Gauges that Interchange is as complete as we have every seen.

Note that the list of “Gauges that Interchange” is a comma separated, continuous list. All calibers listed are interchangeable with the cartridge you searched.

The RENT or BUY buttons are used to place an order for the tools, if you need them.  You will be sent to the 4Drentals.com web site where you can order the tools you need.  The app can be found on Google Play, Click Here to see the page.

Search as much as you like, its free and informative!  Don’t take someones best guess what gauges you need, use a real data base that will tell you the truth and keep you safe.

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CCI’s Bottle of Pink: Clean-22 Shoots Clean and Helps Fight Cancer

Almost everyone knows someone who has had to fight a battle with cancer.  So, when a company is donating to a charity to fights cancer and I already like the products they make, it’s a no brainer.  I’m going to buy the product and use it if I can.

In October of 2019 CCI Ammunition announced a new “Clean-22” Pink ultra-clean 22 LR rounds. This new product will keep your rimfire running cleaner and helps in the fight of breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds from every box sold goes directly to the effort to find a cure. Shipments of the 22 LR ammunition are being delivered to dealers.  Christmas presents?  I think so.

Like other Clean-22 loads, its exclusive polymer bullet coating greatly reduces copper and lead fouling in the barrel—without leaving a residue. It also cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent and comes in a 400-round bulk bottle that’s perfect for long days at the range. With dependable CCI priming and consistent propellant, Clean-22 Pink provides flawless cycling through semi-automatics and all 22 LR firearms.

Features
• Pink polymer coating greatly reduces lead fouling in the barrel without leaving residue
• Cuts lead buildup in suppressors 60 to 80 percent
• A portion of the proceeds goes to support the fight against breast cancer
• 40-grain lead round nose bullets
• Optimized bullet geometry for improved accuracy
• Reliable function in semi-automatic firearms
• Great option both casual and competitive shooters
• 400-count bulk bottle

Part No.   955CC   Description High Velocity 22 LR 40-grain pink poly LRN, 1235 fps, 400-count     MSRP   $29.95
For more information on CCI Ammunition, go to www.cci-ammunition.com.

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AR-15 and AR-10 Build and Customizing Class

Become familiar with the most popular firearms format in the United States, the AR-15 and AR-10. Here is an opportunity to build and customize a rifle. Instruction will include functioning, disassembly of main and subgroups and reassembly, head spacing, troubleshooting and function testing tips, and various cartridges offerings in the AR format. The AR-10 rifles will be covered and the compatibility between the different manufacturers will be discussed.

Students are requested to bring all the parts for a complete build or in various states of assembly for completion during the class, or their own firearms as a whole rifle and bring any parts they may wish to customize. The build and customization of the course will be dependent on what the student brings to class. Students will have the opportunity to use many of the instructor’s tools. Students must be 18 years of age.  All State, Federal and local laws apply.

 Bring safety glasses and your own tools; the instructor will have tools for students to use such as punches, armorer wrenches, vise blocks, disassembly/reassembly tools, and torque wrenches. This enables the student to try the various tools and then they can decide what tools will work best for them before purchasing. Tools will not be for sale at the class.

 If you have purchased a handguard to install on your MSR, please bring the proprietary barrel nut wrench to match.

Class Dates: October 28 – November 1, 2019, time: 12:30 – 8:45pm  This is a five day class.  Cost $250

About the instructor….Dean Batchelder graduated from Colorado School of Trades in 1992 and in 1997 had his own shop and did bluing and general repair. In 2001 he started at Brownells as a Technical Support Gunsmith, and since then he has taught yearly classes on the MSR platform and on Alternate Finishes to the students at various Gunsmithing Schools and also at NRA Summer Schools. If you have any questions about the class, you may contact him at dean.batchelder@brownells.com

Class is being hosted by the Firearms Technology Program at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell, MT
Phone: 406-756-3832
www.fvcc.edu/continuing-ed

MSR Flyer Fall 2019 print and share.

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