Sniper Country Duty Roster collective wisdom


RE: M40A1

Is the bolt release button on the M40A1 in the same place as it is on a plain-jane 700, right in front of the trigger? I understand the floorplate is from a Winchester, and I didn't know if the trigger group was also from Winchester.

Scott (The Other One)
PA USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 18:43:01 (EST) 

(The other)Scott:

You need a different "handle" man. The M40A1 uses a Winchester guard and floorplate simply because USMC didn't think the stock aluminum was durable enough. They use a Remington trigger.

Lance M. Johnston <sgtlmj@dmci.ner>
Jonesville, MI USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 19:09:59 (EST) 

(the other) Scott, the model 70 trigger guard and floot plate works a little different than the remy, the release button is on the outside front of the guard. The button is forced foreward in recoil to prevent the floor plate from fliping open and dumping ammo at your feet. It's made out of steel and a little heavier duty than the remy, though I much prefer model 70s, I don't think the .308 recoils enough to warrant converting a remy to model 70 bottom metal.

Rich <>
WA USA - Wednesday, October 28, 1998 at 22:06:40 (EST) 

Has anyone had any pressure problems with a Texas Brigade Armory
rifle useing Match brass??? I can only load 40.3 gr Varget 175 gr Sierra, without getting any pressure. Thanks!!!

Sgt. Herbert <>
Manti, Utah USA - Friday, November 27, 1998 at 22:31:47 (EST) 

I've got a M40A1 from Mike ,We need to get together and compare them. If you want to give me a call and I will bring the tools over to measure the headspace on your shells and the overall length on the loaded rounds (to the ogive). My e-mail has gone to hell, you can write but I can't find it. Is group one still alive?

Pat II
PL <>
Whiterocks, Utah USA? - Sunday, November 29, 1998 at 23:56:26 (EST) 

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