Wildcat .30 Cheek Rest Mod

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    CHUCK
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    My Wildcat .30 has had a problem with the magazine not working right since I got it.

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    Terryb00
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    Great troubleshooting Chuck.

    PM sent

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    Terryb00

    Great troubleshooting Chuck.

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    And extremely well written explanation!

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    pepperchops
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    Great info. My Wildcat .30 has not had this problem so perhaps there is some variability in their cheek rest production. Good info to have.  

     

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    JCD
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    Maybe this is the same root problem causing my .25 mag to pop out of the gun when I cock it… Good find.

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    CHUCK
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    Yes JCD this is exactly what is causing your problem! Half the time my darn magazine would pop out of the gun when I cocked it too! One day at the range it popped out and hit the concrete floor and rolled about 20 feet while my friend Joel laughed his ass off! He is a dedicated Impact guy and loves to rib me about my Wildcat love affair…

    So I absolutely know this is your problem too! Take off the cheek rest first and then insert an unloaded mag in the gun. Then cock it back and forth over and over and I bet you won't have any problem until you put the cheek rest back on, and that's when you are going to start having problems again. Just use a Dremel or something else to remove some of the plastic from those three steps inside the cheek rest until you can screw it back down on the gun without it causing mag problems. And you can kiss you magazine indexing problems Good Bye!

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    Grin_Reaver
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    CHUCK

    This makes me wonder why FX doesn't just use injection molding and a much lighter plastic material instead of machining this heavy Delrin.

    I wonder if the answer will be as simple as to avoid production bottle necks. Imagine having so many CNCs around with idle time and few/none induction molding machines (read somewhere they are expensive to set up for new parts). Though I am no engineer or a technical expert. I just like watching factory production videos.

     

    Nice work though Mr Chuck Holmes.😉

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    CHUCK
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    Thanks GrinReaver… you will never know how funny it is that you said that about Chuck Holmes because I am always joking with my wife and stepson when I'm trying to figure out something like this I tell them " Sherlock Holmes Investigations is on-the-job!"

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