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All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Windham Weaponry 7.62x39 Review
« Last post by Taurian on Yesterday at 08:42:18 AM »
I updated the review with today's findings.

It seems that it may have been a ammunition issue.

And yes, I made sure that the bolt was lubricated very well, but I do believe that the ammunition used in the latest effort, solved the problem.

If you don't want to read the article to read the update, here is the update:

"If you have read this article you know that the 'MSR47' has had some feeding issues.

Today, the third day of evaluating the Windham Weaponry 7.62x39 SRC resulted in high-praise for the firearm. It seems that the ammunition being fired was the issue with multiple FTFs.

For this range session, I stoked two 10-round magazines and one 30-round magazine with Golden Bear 123-grain HP ammunition.

The Golden Bear 7.62x39mm, 123-grain HP ammunition clocks out at 2404fps, which is faster than the Fiochi 124-grain FMJ ammunition (2310fps) with which I first tested the firearm. It seems that this extra oomph provided more 'ass to the gas' that was being returned to cycle the action. There were absolutely no FTFs and the bolt locked back on the empty magazine every time. This, of course, makes sense.

Consider that the 'MSR47' uses the same buffer and buffer springs as the .556x45mm/.223 Remington version of the WW SRC.  The velocities of these rounds are almost the same (3240fps - 3260fps average). The Fiocchi was running at approximately 2330fps, which is quite a bit lower than even the lowest rated 5.56x45mm/.223 Remington ammunition. Thus, the Fiocchi would not cycle the action properly, because there simply was not enough gas pressure being returned to properly cycle the action.

The Golden Bear, even at approximately 2404fps velocity, was enough to properly cycle the action even though it is still quite a bit lower than .556x45mm/.223 Remington.

Some further experimentation might reveal a 'window' in which the MSR47 operates. For now, I would consider a minimum of 2390fps to properly cycle the action 100% - until I can prove otherwise.
This may limit the MSR47 to certain ammunition, but there is plenty of ammunition that falls above my perceived minimum.  I will try some Wolf Poly Performance (≅ 2410fps), but I prefer the brass-coated (or brass) ammunition to others.

But, this all makes some sort of sense to me. The Windham Weaponry 7.62x39 SRC was intended to fire a Russian cartridge; the hammer spring was beefed up for Berdan primers, the feed ramp was modified to accept the 7.62x39mm cartridge, and magazines that were developed for the AR to house the cartridge and allow them to feed properly function properly.

So, as of this point, I give the Windham Weaponry 7.62x39 SRC a 'ready to launch' status. And, I also give Windham Weaponry lots of credit in solving issues that were with the original Bushmaster (the original Windham Weaponry) carbine in this caliber offering to provide us shooters who really like the 7.62x39mm cartridge and excellent platform from which to shoot them."
Everything Else / Re: Socialism in the Workplace.
« Last post by flyover on Yesterday at 07:52:50 AM »
One place that I frequented pop was a dime and candy bars were a quarter. The last time I was there, pop was 25 cents and cany bars were 75 cents. Oh, the coffee was free.
All the Rest of the Weapons / Re: Windham Weaponry 7.62x39 Review
« Last post by flyover on Yesterday at 07:48:10 AM »
Another very good report.
I have been told that the direct impingement guns need to be run 'wet' as opposed to dry/or dryer than the piston guns.
Interested to find out if increased lubrication improved the function of the rifle.
Handguns & Holsters / Re: Chekhov's Gun!
« Last post by flyover on Yesterday at 07:38:45 AM »
That's bad, really, really bad!
But I still laughed.
Everything Else / Re: Socialism in the Workplace.
« Last post by M1911A1 on August 18, 2018, 08:24:21 PM »
San Francisco was on the verge of passing a law forbidding company-supplied treats and company-run commissaries, in an attempt to save the faltering businesses of the city's many restaurants.
But then the big employers, the treat providers, threatened to remove themselves from Babylon-by-the-Bay if such a law was passed.

So far, they've got a stalemate.
Everything Else / Re: Socialism in the Workplace.
« Last post by NorCalChuck on August 18, 2018, 08:20:08 PM »
Well they had better get a "Back up Person" to keep the larder stocked.
Not good running out of goodies . . . . . you know what happens next . . . . .
Once you give someone something and you do it long enough you can't take it away.
If you don't believe me just ask my dog . . . . He'll tell ya in no uncertain terms.

Heck!, he's right here beside me now and here's what he has to say:
ssdsfjvlbepf[o[k[pokokpl]pl . . . . . and one growl thrown in for good measure!

See! I warned ya!
Everything Else / Re: Socialism in the Workplace.
« Last post by M1911A1 on August 18, 2018, 04:37:34 PM »
Nicely done.
We now have a new aphorism to learn.
Everything Else / Re: Socialism in the Workplace.
« Last post by LEJoe on August 18, 2018, 02:35:40 PM »
Everything Else / Socialism in the Workplace.
« Last post by Taurian on August 18, 2018, 10:58:43 AM »
Regardless of the picture painted of socialism by its proponents, it ultimately removes group decision making in favor of the choices of one all-important individual.
- source:

I found a funny thing the other day when I was at work.

You see, we have a break/lunch room that is usually stocked with "free" goodies like, nuts, drinks, breakfast bars, etc.  These free goodies are, well free, to those who work there and also to guest that might be in the building.  Coffee is also free.   This is not unlike a lot of companies that I have worked for or in. Some companies take the capitalist route and have vending machines or other means for the individual to purchase snacks and such, at exorbitant prices of course.

I was taking a much needed coffee break with the 'free' coffee in my cup when I noticed that the larder, which is usually stocked with free goodies, was reaching a low level. I kind of chuckled to myself, as I have been know to indulge in some 'free' goodies from time to time, but I am not dependent on them - except for coffee.

One of the workers came in and was looking for some breakfast bars that are usually available, but were not at this time.  We have one worker who orders all of these goodies who had been on vacation. Thus, the larder was not stocked in the usual timely fashion. The worker who was looking for a snack said, "The choices are getting very limited." My answer to that statement just popped out of my mouth. "That's what happens with socialism. One person provideth, one person taketh away, and the masses suffer from it."

I'll be bring my own snacks, from here on in, thank you.
Local and World News, NOT political / Re: Bad People with Guns!!
« Last post by M1911A1 on August 13, 2018, 12:38:10 PM »
What??? Did someone ban rocks when I wasn't paying attention?

Just the black ones, with bags that will hold over 10 rocks.

 ;D    ;D    ;D
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