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  1. If glassblowers inhale, do they get a pane in the stomach?
  2. Is it true that cannibals don't eat clowns because they taste funny?
  3. Why do we drive on a parkway and park on a driveway? Why do we recite at a play and play at a recital? Why do we put suits in a garment bag and garments in a suitcase? Why is stuff hauled on a ship called cargo, but when it's hauled in a car it's called shipping? Why do generals live in private quarters and privates live in general quarters? Why do Americans fill out a form, while the English fill it in? When sign makers go on strike, do they carry blank picket signs? Why do a fat chance and a slim chance mean the same thing? Why does a cowboy wear two spurs?... After all if one side of the horse goes so does the other. Is it true that the quantity of consonants in the English language always remains the same? When they disappear from one place don't they wind up in another? For instance... When someone from Boston "pahks" his "cah", the lost "r"s migrate southwest, causing the Texan to "warsh" the dishes and invest in "arl" wells.
  4. Well I bought 1,000 hornady bullets, 8 pounds of blc-2, 5,000 primers, a lee fcd, and a set of redding competition shell holders What I need more than anything is a dang bench to mount my press. I live in an apartment and it's hard to find something that is both sturdy AND compact that isn't full of bad reviews on the net.
  5. Thanks Raven. What's funny is the bcm upper fits the dpms lower better than the dpms upper does. There is no slop between the lower and upper at all. That surprised me.
  6. Yeah I don't know why firearm accessory companies can't just make their products with common standard sized fittings. They have to be different and go with the oddball measurements.
  7. Raven the rifle is coming along pretty well. I got a bcm upper for it along with a gunfighter charging handle and stock. Now I have an AR with a 20" iron sight upper and a lighter weight 16" scoped upper.
  8. I recently bought the American defense recon scope mount and the wheeler torque screwdriver thinking I would be able to torque the ring screws correctly. However, I found out the wheeler doesn't come with the correct allen head bit and I didn't have it in my tool collection either. It took a bit of searching but I finally found what size the screw heads are on the mount rings. They are 9/64th. I found this at Lowes. It contains a 9/64 allen bit that can be used in the wheeler screwdriver. http://www.lowes.com/pd_459020-281-1873549_0__?productId=50056357&Ntt= I just wanted to throw this out there in case anybody else got the AD mount and was scratching their head trying to figure out how to get the correct torque on the rings.
  9. I just thought I would let everybody know that as of now just browsing bcm's website they have a bunch of 16 inch middie uppers in stock, including the elw uppers and kmr handguards. I ordered one of the elw middie uppers with the 15 inch kmr handguard on it. I know I originally said I would keep my dpms A2 as is. Oh well so I lied lol. Gosh dangit when I saw that upper in stock I just couldn't pass it up.
  10. Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll have to do it myself if I want it done right, although I normally leave stuff like that to people with a lot more gunsmithing experience than me. But why does it seem like everybody in the gun business who should know better does things half way like this?
  11. Is there anyone in the northeast Texas area that knows how to mount a scope correctly? I mean with bubble levels and everything. I'm sick of places like academy as well as every gun dealer in the longview area just throwing my scope on my rifle, then handing it to me and asking if it's close enough. Is that just the way everybody does things now?
  12. Then again I didn't do what I should have done, which is take another new unfired case and just try crimping tighter. Instead I took a fired Winchester case and sized it down AND crimped a little deeper. I should have just changed one thing at a time instead of two or three, but now at least I know THAT works. Tomorrow I will try a new case with just a tighter crimp after running it to the expander only.
  13. At present I don't own the tools necessary for turning down the expander so I will need to find someone who can. Do you know if the carbide buttons are carbide all the way through or simply carbide on the surface? And by the way thank you for all the help Greg and everybody else who responded.
  14. I ran a second one through the sizing die first, trimmed it, seated another bullet, and this time I put just a tad more crimp on it and it worked. The bullet didn't move at all when I chambered it.
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