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by wheelguy
11 Dec 2011, 06:37
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: At the Range today
Replies: 3
Views: 339

Re: At the Range today

Thanks for the range report. Good to know that even newbs can shoot well with the FsN. After all, that is why I bought one - much easier than my .40 to shoot accurately. Icing on the cake was the quality, EA ammo and 30 round mags - quite a convincing combination of features. You may have converted ...
by wheelguy
11 Dec 2011, 06:29
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Pre-load magazines?
Replies: 16
Views: 780

Re: Pre-load magazines?

...By the way, until you put the 28th round into a CMMG 10rd extension, the follower never crosses into the CMMG piece, so there is zero chance that the follower can get hung up on the seam between the CMMG extension and the FN mag body. I have found the 30rd mags to be 100% reliable when used in t...
by wheelguy
10 Dec 2011, 07:13
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Fastfire/Burris sight?
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Fastfire/Burris sight?

Here is a link to the thread containing the how-to details and a pic of the set screw mod. I just used a vise and hand drill... http://www.fivesevenforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=11480&hilit=set+screw" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Blue - I have been trying to recreate the problem yo...
by wheelguy
09 Dec 2011, 13:48
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Fastfire/Burris sight?
Replies: 17
Views: 756

Re: Fastfire/Burris sight?

My Burris FF2 worked great for the first couple of ammo boxes. Then, it came loose - not the site or its base, but the original dovetail steel base that the site mount is attached to. Took it apart and decided that the common rear site "stake" process may not be strong enough for the new site. So, I...
by wheelguy
08 Dec 2011, 17:58
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: Cold Weather Velocity Tests: SS198LF, T194, SS197SR
Replies: 10
Views: 973

Re: Cold Weather Velocity Tests: SS198LF, T194, SS197SR

I'm sure there are links to vids in that post somewhere - they're just not visible using Safari on Windows.
by wheelguy
05 Dec 2011, 16:07
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195

Ok to clear up any confusion; When EA revamps your ss195, they remove the bullet, remove the LF primer, seat non-LF primers, add their proprietary formula, seat the bullet back according to their formula. Then they send it back to you in the form of S4 that will have a longer round-life and is much...
by wheelguy
03 Dec 2011, 21:24
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195

Wow - google gave me zip. At least the forum search shows 6 matches for "s4 primer". Nothing about the primer being replaced in those 6 though. Anyhow, I'd like to know what EA is doing nowdays with the primers, since practice may have changed from the past.
by wheelguy
03 Dec 2011, 19:35
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195

If that is so, it would be an additional selling point for those who don't like the LF primers. I haven't seen that stated anywhere by panzer as of yet, though I may have missed it.
by wheelguy
03 Dec 2011, 13:11
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195
Replies: 13
Views: 542

Re: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195

Ok, but what do you mean by "replace the primers when needed"? That is, how do you decide whether or not to replace the primers? Is this maybe related to the lead free issue whereby you are always replacing the lead free with a leaded version?
by wheelguy
03 Dec 2011, 08:20
Forum: Elite Ammunition
Topic: S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195
Replies: 13
Views: 542

S4 conversion - what is done to the SS195

I tried searching, but found no detail that explains exactly what is done to the SS195 rounds that are sent in for the S4 conversion. Could you please explain some of the non-proprietary details?

Thank you, Wheelguy!
by wheelguy
07 Nov 2011, 19:04
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197

That'll be sweet - red dot AND accurized reference grade FsN. Looking forward to yet another great test post from Mr Greenberg!
by wheelguy
06 Nov 2011, 11:05
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: Point-of-Impact shift: SS197 - SS195 - Elite S4M ?
Replies: 2
Views: 976

Re: Point-of-Impact shift: SS197 - SS195 - Elite S4M ?

In the FsN, the S4 runs about 14 inches higher at 50 yards than the SS197. Not sure about the PS90, but you would think that the difference would be in the same direction with perhaps less of a difference between the 2 ammo types.
by wheelguy
06 Nov 2011, 07:46
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197

Many excellent points made - reminded me of an observation I did not think to share... In jGreenBerg's thread, VortecMax said he ran out of adjustment in the iron sites trying to site in S4 at the longer distances. That is exactly what I experienced in 1 of the 3 FsN guns I sited in for S4. It takes...
by wheelguy
05 Nov 2011, 18:03
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

Re: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197

Ha ha - I found the closer in test, but not the one at 25 yards. I did find a 25yd that said the difference was "about a foot". Good enough for a rough estimate, but my left brain needed to know exactly how many inches. Besides, a repeatable result is a good thing. My search ability is pretty much n...
by wheelguy
05 Nov 2011, 11:45
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197
Replies: 11
Views: 1170

S4 UltraRapTOR POI vs SS197

I sure wouldn't want to use many of my precious S4s for regular training proficiency, so I'm trying to use the least expensive round instead = SS197. The natural question is - what is the difference in Point Of Impact (POI) between the S4 and SS197? Knowing this will help me to determine if somethin...
by wheelguy
15 Oct 2011, 07:08
Forum: Factory Loaded Ammunition
Topic: SS197 and SS195LF (blue box) Velocity Tests
Replies: 6
Views: 1654

Re: SS197 and SS195LF (blue box) Velocity Tests

For those who can not see the video, here is a summary in terms of energy (foot-pounds) of Buffman's tests... SS195LF = 260 ft-lbs SS197SR = 267 ft-lbs S4M = 342 ft-lbs Protector = 314 ft-lbs With the 20 round mag, this gives the FsN a total "firepower" of 6,837 ft-lbs when loaded with S4M ammo (act...
by wheelguy
05 Oct 2011, 15:23
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Well made up my mind, will still be lurking untill I get one
Replies: 4
Views: 475

Re: Well made up my mind, will still be lurking untill I get

One of each is a good choice, because they are for completely different things - IMHO. In the high power category - such as .357, .40, and .45 - you have a weapon that is great for short ranges and non-vest wearing BGs. The FsN and 9mm both fit in the lower power segment, but the FsN is well suited ...
by wheelguy
02 Oct 2011, 17:41
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Rear site is loose, how to tighten it up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Rear site is loose, how to tighten it up?

Hey - that works! One of these days I'll figure out how to run computers and such :) Thanks a bunch for the tip, here's a pic... http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w85/wheelguy/FsnSite.jpg As you can see, I didn't hit dead center vertically - just used a hand held drill without measuring. The critic...
by wheelguy
01 Oct 2011, 14:44
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Rear site is loose, how to tighten it up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Rear site is loose, how to tighten it up?

Sure, I know how to post a pic using photobucket et.al. The issue is one of privacy. If you post 1 picture using a photobucket account, then everyone can see not only that one picture, but all pictures in that photobucket account. Photobucket does that on purpose - so that you will pay for the secur...
by wheelguy
01 Oct 2011, 11:15
Forum: FiveseveN handguns
Topic: Rear site is loose, how to tighten it up?
Replies: 17
Views: 1346

Re: Rear site is loose, how to tighten it up?

Photobucket et.al. - not so good if you dont want to show all your pics in one spot for anyone to browse.