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Old 06-27-2020, 08:45 PM
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Ok guy's/Gal's

I have been looking at a MGM Match Barrel (Super 14 22lr Match) on ebay for some time now. I like my 10" Match barrel but I use to have a Super 14 Match barrel on a old Contender that I sold years ago.

So I went ahead a bought it. Hope I shoots really well. What do you guys think of MGM 22lr Match barrel ? I'm hoping you guys tell me they are great barrels. I hope I did not put the cart before the horse, so to say.
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Old 06-27-2020, 11:00 PM
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I have an MGM Super 14 barrel in .357 Max, it's a real tack driver. I am sure you will be pleased. I just bought a lightly used T/C Super 14 barrel in .22LR Match, have not tried it yet. Couldn't pass it up for the price.
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Old 06-28-2020, 09:08 AM
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Thanks 'ol shooter. Is yours an original TC barrel ? My old one was.
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Yes it is. It would not lock up correctly and cock with the OEM locks on my Gen 1 frame so I installed a set of MGM split locks, now it operates smoothly and will cock properly. I have had to hand fit the locks on a couple of T/C barrels, PITA.
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I am not sure what lugs are on this barrel. They really never show a picture of the lugs. But I would imagine that they are split lugs and if not and the barrel does not lock up then I would think they will provide a split lug or have you send it to them and replace the lug. "I Hope"
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They come with the split lugs and the new barrel locked up perfectly with the correct .004" gap between the barrel breech and receiver.
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I ordered quite a few mgm barrels for an encore pistol
15 in 470 nitro
15 in.458 Lott
15 in. 375 h-h. Mag
15 in. 416 Rigby
15 in. 8mm mag
12 in. 50 Alaskan
12 in. 500 sw
All top quality barrels, sadly I needed money and ebayed them off
They used to use shilen blanks
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:31 PM
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'ol shooter,

Thanks for the gap information.

Xrperry,
Thanks for the Shilen Blanks info.
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I don't think you'll go wrong with anything from MGM, I have about six of their G2 barrels and as the old saying goes they are all 'boringly accurate'. My last barrel is an Anschutz blank MGM turned into an 18 inch sporter for my new G2 and it seems like it will be a proverbial tack driver. Turned out about $75 cheaper than having them use their blank. I also have about five of their Encore barrels.

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Steve,
Thanks, believe it or not. I Love boringly accurate. That is exactly what I am hoping for.
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If you ever get a chance at an OTT (On Target Technologies) barrel grab it up, my OTT 15 inch Encore barrel in 357 Maxi has been known to put 5 shots into a group that can be covered by a Nickel at 100 yds. I have the very first 22 lr barrel for the Encore he made that doesn't use an adapter, it's marked OTT LLC 22 lr Match "Prototype No Adapter". It will shoot at 100 yds what your average 22 lr rifle will shoot at 50 yds.

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Steve I will keep that in mind. Thanks
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Ok, Guy's/Gal's
Shot the MGM barrel today. It shot great, and locked up fine. But as with the 10" barrel I kept getting Failure to Fire. Disconcerting. I did measure the barrel receiver gap, very tight. It will hold a .00125 I believe feeler gauge. So it maybe that the barrel is to tight and not letting the hammer drop all the way (not letting the hammer block disengage all the way). Anyway I thought that I would take the receiver apart and clean the firing pins up and see if dirt was causing the problem. It was not the problem, but what I did find is that the rimfire firing pin had a burr and was a little stiff. I really had to work it to get it out of the hole. So I sanded the circumference of the firing pin shaft until it smoothly would go through the firing pin hole in the plug. I also noticed that one of the lockup logs were not even where the U shape goes over the pin that is on the inside of the receiver. I am not familiar with the proper terms. I filed that so it is even and should allow both lugs to go in all the way evenly.

I am hoping this takes care of the failure to fire problems that I am experiencing. I Love the pistol but nothing more aggravating to a group when you get that perfect sight picture and squeeze the trigger and nothing happens when the hammer falls.

Oh I also took the hammer spur off to check that. It did not help and neither did the new hammer spring.

I will check it out tomorrow on The 4th. Happy 4th of July everyone, I Love this country we live in.
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Ok,
The problem got a lot better. So I stopped shooting brought the receiver back to the bench and worked on the locking lugs a little more. Went back down and shot 200 rounds with just two failures to fire. I blame the ammo (Aguila SE SV) on those. Firing pin hit looked decent and once I spun the cartridge around it went off the next try.

It shot great and in the direct sun at 87 degrees it was a great morning. I Love my Contender and finally it was a joy to shoot. Love Summer and the 4th. God Bless America.

I believe now I will just let things blend to each other and break in.

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Here is the way she is set up. I am shooting targets that are .875 (7/8") across. These are being shot at 25 yards, so I needed a scope with a little more umph behind it. I tried to see which one I liked better today, my 3-13x32 Burris pistol scope or a rifle scope. The rifle scope that I tried was only a 6 power, could barely see the bullet holes at 25 yards. So ended up putting this rifle scope on her today, test shoot tomorrow. Mueller 8-32x44. I will definitely be able to see the target and bullet holes now. It actually goes good with the 14" barrel. I ended up on my testing today really preferring the rifle scope over the pistol scope. The rifle scope was a lot more comfortable to shoot since I did not have to keep my arm stretched out to get the proper eye relief like I had to on the pistol scope.

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