October 8th, 2016, 09:06 AM
Join Date: May 2006
Location: kerrville. texas
Originally Posted by Ted Brown
When I was working on NM M14 military rifles we were instructed to set up the draw pressure at 4 pounds. Some of my builds were as much as 7 pounds and I think Art is right about having more is better then less, but more than 7 pounds may be excessive. One of my best personal rifles took two hands to squeeze the stock to the barrel. It would shoot 3/8" groups... This was a McMillan stocked, Krieger heavy barreled, rear lug receiver set up.
Was any method in your Guard experience tried to determine a method to measure draw, or how to bed in consistant draw.
One of the better M1A's grouped very well slow fire, in the rapids it was a mess.. This rifle had a light touch contact to the lip. Found the same results in attmepts at free floating.. A number of free floaters were always at the Matches, they were never a threat in the rapid fire stages, the owners insisted,,,,, rather than admit a mistake, that free float was a failure... People are like that, not us of coourse...Art