This is the second session of LooseRounds.com Q&A. If you have a firearms related question please email it to QA@LooseRounds.com. We will post the your questions anonymously and give you our answers.
Shawn and I thank Catherine Kim for the article she submitted and to thank Duncan Larsen for the articles he has submitted and for his help on our Facebook page. We also appreciate the work CJ does as an editor on LooseRounds.com, he keeps us from looking as illiterate as we are. Thanks also to Adam O’quinn for taking the 901 in action shots.
1. How are the Surefire 60 round mags?
Howard: Both Shawn and I own Surefire 60 round mags and we like them very much. While we haven’t torture tested them, or run them very heavily, they appear to be good mags. We recommend them, but be sure to test each mag before you rely on them.
2. ar15 bolt face ring
Howard: Well that is not much of a question. Normal wear on the bolt face may leave little pits, and a ring corresponding to the primer on the round. If any pits extend into the firing pin channel, replace the bolt.
ARMY TM 9-1005-319-23&P and AIR FORCE TO 11W3-5-5-42 page 3-22 explain:
(a) Bolt faces with a cluster of pits which are touching or tightly grouped, covering an area measuring approximately 1,8 Inch across, will be rejected and replaced.
(b) Bolts which contain individual pits or a scattered pattern will not be cause for rejection.
(c) Bolts that contain pits extending Into the firing pin hole will not be rejected unless firing pin hole gaging check determines excess wear.
(d) Rings on the bolt face (machine tool marks), grooves, or ridges less than approximately 0.010 inch will not be cause for rejection.
3. Winchester Model 70 used in Vietnam?
Shawn: There were two types, one was the heavy barrel national match that had a target stock and a heavy barrel with a sporter stock. The sporter stock model started off as sporters and then the Rifle Team Equipment (RTE) armorers added match heavy barrels. Both were glass bedded and free floated by the RTE armors.
4. Duty holster for 1911 with light
Shawn: LooseRounds uses a Dark Star Gear holster kydex that can be used for IWB or outside carry. Found it to be best of its type tested so far.
5. scar 17 vs sig 716
Howard: Right now you can get more parts and accessories for the Sig, such as cheap quality Magpul mags. However as for company quality control and function out of the box, I would trust FN more then Sig.
6. What cheap asian are good?
Howard: Well, the following are optics and accessories are junk. UTG, NcStar, Leapers, Counter Sniper. Some of Tapco stuff is good, but much of it is junk. ATI is similar with mixed quality items and plenty of junk.