BROWNELLS ALUMA-HYDE® II.....Real dilemma is how to finish coat the gun. Have plastic and metal, and 2 kinds of metal both finished and raw. So not sure what to do. Thinking of a spray paint for this one, but sure would like some help deciding.....
I have a cheap drill press and an xy vice I bought at Harbor Freight for that. Both work just fine for the little I use them for and didn't break the bank.The location of the holes for the trigger group need to be done properly, and precisely.
Few with a hand drill can get them perfectly straight. Even with a jig.
I'll keep that in mindTheir gunsmith determined it was the gas port size in the barrel and drilled them out to .091 from .08.
I've worked up loads in a few diferent AR's and at the low end, it's not uncommon to have a load fail to cycle completely. Not enough gas. That has never happened to me with factory loads, (which I use as a control on a new build), and guessing you are not actually using handloads, the most likely culprit is a gas port too small, or possibly a misalignment of the gas block over the port. Might even be the gas block itself.I cannot figure out if it over gassed or under gassed.
I just snagged a deal on a Sieg X2D mini mill, gonna use it for receivers and I'm also doing an F1 can, got my stamp the other day. Surprised at how quick the ATF works lol. It took about 2 weeks.Unless you have a very good drill press I would not advise its use. Mills (and routers) are made to take side forces while drills are made to take only vertical force and most are not very accurate at staying completely vertical. (try drilling round stock)
In my opinion the "5D Tactical Router Jig Pro" is the best jig on the market. You may need to buy a new router because the cutting tool screws onto the router shaft rather than mounting in the collet. The base adapter also houses a bearing that keeps flex out of the shaft. You only drill one hole and everything else is guided by the jig and no rotating parts ever touch the jig itself. That means less wear on the jig and you can use it for many projects. They have a list of routers that are supported and the appropriate tool for each. The jig has hardened steel guides for drilling the trigger and other holes through the sides.
The pro jig can be adapted to fit all AR platforms so you only buy one to handle the AR15, AR10, And the AR9 etc.