April 15th, 2016, 07:24 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Originally Posted by howardhuges
They build great rifles.....
Clint and his people sure do. FA is my first M1A purchased in 2005 when he still had USGI parts.. bolts, op-rods, g/c's, pistons, stocks, backplates etc. I've bought several parts from him since then, but during FA's last July 4th sale I called to ask if an M44 Mosin would fit one of his fleece lined cases (doesn't at least good fit) and Clint hisself ans. the phone who for me has been a great guy. I took the chance to ask him what the headspace is for my s/n and he said he didn't keep that info. Told him as I didn't know I never took the chance shooting anything but NATO stamped 7.62x51mm. He said good, but it's safe to shoot .308 too. I was really surprised he doesn't maintain headspace per s/n so I took it mine w/the TRW bolt he used behind the Criterion GI profile 1:12 barrel as 1.632-33 or damn close. So the last few mos. I've done just that and started shooting also .308 avoiding hotter spec'd off the shelf loads like the SSA 168 gr. HPBT that seems hotter than I want to run my Op-Rod. It's VERY accurate and have never scoped it. This one his then "standard" build with only added his NM trigger. Only parts I've changed is a Sadlack Guide and piston and their oversized mag release, and c/silicon op-rod spring. The rest is as born from Clint.
I believe SAI
tags every rifle they ship with headspace documented, no?
Tim Strait does. Ted does. Art does. Jon does even asking what h/space you'd like though a crap shoot less short chamber barrel. Does LRB and JRA tag headspace too?
Last edited by mic52; April 15th, 2016 at 08:16 PM.
Reason: add LRB and JRA