I shot the .30-30 Mossberg today 20 rounds through the chronometer with a revised formula. It seemed to work out pretty good & we had speeds varying from about 1990fps to 2000 with one or two wild ones hitting 1974 and a couple up to 2028 which is about what we were looking for.
In 20 rounds I had to jiggle the gun one time just slightly to get a full cycle.
This is 10x better than when it was new. Hell, it ran so well I was all smiles.
HOWEVER, the mainspring link is not precise or rigid enough to maintain position with this low spring pressure level and so getting a consistent strike was not easy I had several FTF on the first strike but always fired on the 2nd or 3rd.
I'll check the firing pin too.
I took the day off special to go shooting with my buddy Bobby who is on vacation, and I also took the Henry Lever Action 22, my Savage 22 target rifle, and my .38 Cowboy six shooter, Plus the new AR, and they all shot beautifully.
As for myself, my accuracy was fair. I want a more powerful scope on the AR & the Mod-1 is going back on the Henry, which is total fun at 25 to 50 yards for me.
I want a serious 9X min target scope for the AR, and possidly a longer barrel upper. Definitely a bipod.
It was the perfect weather and we got a break when cowboys ran their herd through above the 300 yds target.
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I quit smoking April 2, 2008. Since then I've only had 3 cigars. Our youngest engineer just had his first kid, so we had to have one. When one of your buds gives you a $15 cigar, you really have to make exceptions.
John Glenn was asked one time if he smoked. His reply, "Yes. I smoke 1 cigar a month. But sometimes I forget." And that was when he was young.