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  • Originally posted by FiremanMike View Post
    I'm very interested in this optic. What is the advantage to paying $200 more for an EOTech, how reliable are the fastfires, etc?
    Burris makes good glass, I too would like to know if the EOTECH is that much better. I might put this FireFly on my Benelli.

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    • Anyone have a picture of one mounted on an ar platform rifle, can't seem to find a picture of that anywhere.
      Seriously, the only reason I wanted to be a cop was so I could post anywhere on this forum.

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      • I ended up with 2 S&W M&P15 5.45x39's. Can't tell them from a 5.56. The mags are just about the same size. The only physically noticeable difference is the hammer spring is red and it's marked 5.45x39 on the barrel. The lowers don't indicate cal.

        I'm tempted to keep one for myself as ammo is 1/3-1/2 the price of 5.56.

        Post pics later.

        One other difference is if you drop a 5.56 in the chamber about 5/16" sticks out.







        Last edited by zeplin; 01-23-2009, 12:01 AM.
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        • I have a question. I have two CMMG lowers with the standard buffer. I plan on putting a 16" upper on one and a 11.5" upper on the other. Should I have gotten a H Buffer or a H2 Buffer?

          If so can I just purchase a H and/or a H2 buffer and replace the standard buffer? (Do I have to change out the spring, the whole tube, etc...)

          This may be a dumb question but I honestly don't even know what a buffer does. Sorry if this has been asked and answered.
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          • Has anyone used/owned a tritium front sight ONLY or front/rear sight combo on an AR? If so, does it interfere in anyway with optics (EOTech/Aimpoint) when used as a BUIS (flaring or overlapping with the sights reticle?/glass?)
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            • Originally posted by Brad519 View Post
              I have a question. I have two CMMG lowers with the standard buffer. I plan on putting a 16" upper on one and a 11.5" upper on the other. Should I have gotten a H Buffer or a H2 Buffer?

              If so can I just purchase a H and/or a H2 buffer and replace the standard buffer? (Do I have to change out the spring, the whole tube, etc...)

              This may be a dumb question but I honestly don't even know what a buffer does. Sorry if this has been asked and answered.
              What will these guns be used for? If its just recreation, leave them alone. If they have feeding/extraction issues, THEN switch out the buffers. If these are to be used for anything serious, including training, go ahead and get the H and H2 buffers.
              J. Wise

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              Any comments contained herein regarding the legality of firearms, or the application of law, are strictly applicable to Texas. If you live in CA, NY, IL, MA, D.C., etc., the above comments will probably shock you, and should be read for educational purposes only. Most likely nothing I write will apply to you.

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              • Originally posted by jwise View Post
                What will these guns be used for? If its just recreation, leave them alone. If they have feeding/extraction issues, THEN switch out the buffers. If these are to be used for anything serious, including training, go ahead and get the H and H2 buffers.
                I will be carrying one of them on patrol.
                So just get H2 for both of them?
                Also just to make sure I understand this correctly like Omega 556 replied above...I just get the H2 buffer and replace the standard buffer. Nothing else needs to be changed, correct?
                Last edited by Brad519; 01-23-2009, 02:29 AM.
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                • Originally posted by Omega_556
                  That would be my advice.

                  For example Todd at Noveske Rifleworks advises the use of H or H2 buffers on all carbines, and strongly suggest using H2 buffers on carbine length gas systems.

                  If the springs are new, nothing else needs to change, if the springs are questionable it would be a good idea to get a quality chrome silicon spring like these.

                  Hope that helps
                  Ok thanks. That is what I needed to know. I appreciate your help.
                  Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!" Isaiah 6:8

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                  • Ammunition

                    I've read numerous posts regarding preferred ammunition etc. Heavier grain 5.56 etc. but can find none of it. In particular, I was told those heavier rounds are illegal and deemed to be armor piercing (?). I was told there are heavier grains available but they are like hollow points or something like that and travel a lot slower than a traditional round would. In any event, I would appreciate any suggestions as to preferred ammunition, that performs well, and what is accesible to the civilian population.

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                    • Originally posted by tvez View Post
                      I've read numerous posts regarding preferred ammunition etc. Heavier grain 5.56 etc. but can find none of it. In particular, I was told those heavier rounds are illegal and deemed to be armor piercing (?). I was told there are heavier grains available but they are like hollow points or something like that and travel a lot slower than a traditional round would. In any event, I would appreciate any suggestions as to preferred ammunition, that performs well, and what is accesible to the civilian population.
                      that was alot of misinformation

                      there is the typical most common 55gr which is a decent round... M193

                      then there is M855 which is a 62gr bullet which has a steel core, so its SOMEWHAT AP, but its not considered an AP bullet

                      hollow point and FMJ (full metal jacket) are just types of bullets... HP will expand upon impact so as it goes through, it'll cut vital organs (sot of like barbed wire)



                      both are legal, although check your state laws as always

                      www.ammunitiontogo.com has plenty of ammo types you can check out. from tracers, to incendiary to AP to FMJ/HP, frangible

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                      • Thanks. Why does it seem like this is the only place I can get accurate information ? Should have known by how arrogant the guy was that he was full of $%&.

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                        • Jwise, this thread is impressive. I only have one question for you...what options do you have if your a southpaw??
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                          • Originally posted by tvez View Post
                            I've read numerous posts regarding preferred ammunition etc. Heavier grain 5.56 etc. but can find none of it. In particular, I was told those heavier rounds are illegal and deemed to be armor piercing (?). I was told there are heavier grains available but they are like hollow points or something like that and travel a lot slower than a traditional round would. In any event, I would appreciate any suggestions as to preferred ammunition, that performs well, and what is accesible to the civilian population.
                            yeah 55gr does seem to be the most common weight. You may notice though that a lot of LE and matchgrade rounds are heavier (62, 69, 77gr) But it does not make them illegal.
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                            • Originally posted by tvez View Post
                              I've read numerous posts regarding preferred ammunition etc. Heavier grain 5.56 etc. but can find none of it. In particular, I was told those heavier rounds are illegal and deemed to be armor piercing (?). I was told there are heavier grains available but they are like hollow points or something like that and travel a lot slower than a traditional round would. In any event, I would appreciate any suggestions as to preferred ammunition, that performs well, and what is accesible to the civilian population.
                              The preferred round for a 1/9 twist 5.56 rifle is a 69gr BTHP (Boat Tail Hollow Point.)

                              The preferred round for a 1/7 twist 5.56 rifle is a 77gr OTM (Open Tip Match.)

                              You should be able to find either one of these easily online.

                              What you were told is a total crock. None of these are illegal.
                              Last edited by jwise; 01-24-2009, 05:42 PM.
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                              Any comments contained herein regarding the legality of firearms, or the application of law, are strictly applicable to Texas. If you live in CA, NY, IL, MA, D.C., etc., the above comments will probably shock you, and should be read for educational purposes only. Most likely nothing I write will apply to you.

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                              • http://www.hornadyle.com/products/de...p?id=72&sID=75

                                Got some of that on order.

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