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Offline painter

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Re: My Kadet experiment
« Reply #45 on: April 05, 2017, 01:14:41 PM »
Mini-Mags are also waxed Den...honest.

All CCI ammo is waxed. Some of it is ridiculously over-waxed.

Eley ammo is waxed.

Most of the rest use a greasy/oily type lube.
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« Reply #46 on: April 05, 2017, 02:12:19 PM »
The CCI Mini Mag's that I have seen and shot have had paraffin? coating. Sometimes you can take a whole chunk of it off with your finger nail. Like a cap. Its not like oily/waxy coating that goes on lead bullets and smear. I haven't shot Troy Landry edition, but would imaging the same ammo packaged differently.

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« Reply #47 on: April 05, 2017, 02:27:30 PM »
I've seen the same on CCI-SV, which is why I started this whole firing pin experiment.

After 400 rounds of it you can get chunks of wax falling off the ramp.
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Re: My Kadet experiment
« Reply #48 on: April 05, 2017, 02:42:43 PM »
Mini-Mags are also waxed Den...honest.
All CCI ammo is waxed. Some of it is ridiculously over-waxed.
Eley ammo is waxed.
Most of the rest use a greasy/oily type lube.
The CCI Mini Mag's that I have seen and shot have had paraffin? coating. Sometimes you can take a whole chunk of it off with your finger nail. Like a cap. Its not like oily/waxy coating that goes on lead bullets and smear. I haven't shot Troy Landry edition, but would imaging the same ammo packaged differently.
I've seen the same on CCI-SV, which is why I started this whole firing pin experiment.
After 400 rounds of it you can get chunks of wax falling off the ramp.

Copy that
Didn't really notice any Wax, but there may have been
Definitely nothing like an Exposed Lead Bullet CCI sells
To be honest, this is the first batch of CCIs I have been able to afford in a very long time
I've been lucky in that I horded a lot of the Federal 550 packs for years back and been working my way through them before buy and trying these CCI Troy dude's
So-far .... not real impressed    :-\
They ran well through my Witness .22 Conversion, the Colt DGC/ACE
No noticable fails and the MkII Target loved them
I know the KADET can be AMMO finicky, but it eats Fed Bulk right up
0% failures for years
I just may have to try buying another FP and play with it like you did Paint    8)
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Re: My Kadet experiment
« Reply #49 on: April 05, 2017, 02:59:18 PM »
When Federal 550 pack were cheap and easy available at Walmart and sport stores, I have shot many thousand of them through Kadet. Not really accurate, but ok for 50' and shorter range. Now I mostly feed my .22s with basic lower end target grade standard velocity lead ammo. Accuracy is like day and night. No comparing. I would not call Kadet ammo finicky/picky. Both mine work really well with any ammo, but as any 22 gun it shows better accuracy with some ammo that it likes better.

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« Reply #50 on: April 05, 2017, 03:35:01 PM »
I might have mentioned it already, but I may take the extended fp that I got from CGW and use it to increase the footprint. The footprint of the Kadet pin is pretty small after filing the part that hits the rim.

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« Reply #51 on: July 02, 2017, 08:19:11 PM »
So, it's been a few months, and I know I'm not the only Kadet owner interested in this experiment ... any update, Painter?

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« Reply #52 on: July 03, 2017, 06:44:44 AM »
I cleaned the kit, and put about 200 rounds of Geco Rifle through it with no issues. I'm calling what I've done so far a relative success.

It's outside shooting time here, and we've switched over to centerfire pistols for bullseye, and we shoot outside. Plus I've been bitten by the shotgun bug, and have been doing a lot of that.

I have a pin to experiment with that 75Plus sent me. I'll get to that before too long
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Re: My Kadet experiment
« Reply #53 on: July 03, 2017, 08:23:31 PM »
I'm very interested in Joe's new Firing Pin (testing) design
If I had plans to use a lighter Hammer Spring, I'd try his Pin myself
Let me know how it works out
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