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About tburkes

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  • Birthday 01/23/1963

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    South East Texas
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    Owner of TAB GEAR LLC. We make many different kinds of nylon gear for mainly the tactical shooter, but also the varminter, or target shooter as well.

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  1. tburkes

    M40 A5

    bradders, yes sir. I'll try to send them when I get back to the house this evening. Correct on the cut reciever, the scope mount has a lug that comes down and contacts the back of the ejection port. This makes it more robust in that it's not just base screws absorbing recoil, the lug does too.
  2. tburkes

    M40 A5

    Thank you gents, we try to give back when we're able to and the payoff was awesome this go around. MJR, it's my pleasure, Terry has an open door policy to my gun safe when he shows up.
  3. tburkes

    M40 A5

    Yes sir, I'm aware of that. I couldn't believe it when I was called and told I'd won the package, really didn't believe it until the rifle actually got to my dealer. I don't think there are very many of these in civilian hands. While I'd never use it in one of the matches I shoot I do shoot it from time to time and let friends shoot it. I do put PVS-27 on other rifles though and it works great.
  4. tburkes

    M40 A5

    Yes sir bradders, Schneider barrel. The entire package was raffled off by the Marine Corp Scout Sniper Association, rifle, scope, hard case, bipod, scope, PVS-27. I contacted Surefire and the suppressor had been discontinued to civilian use but is still supported for the military. They sold one of the issue suppressors to me to complete the package.
  5. tburkes

    Prone shooting bags

    You do NOT want any urethane type filling that feels like rubber O-ring material. The material will not pack down tightly and you'll have hell trying to maintain a steady hold on small targets. Not all fill shapes are the same either. As Terry states you want a fill shape that fills/moves easily but will lock together when squeezed or packed down so that it provides a steady sight picture.
  6. tburkes

    Sling swivels?

    PM answered Grouse.
  7. tburkes

    Sling swivels?

    Hi gents, been away from the net for a while since we've moved our operations. I may not know much but I know a thing or two about swivels and all we use are Grovtec in the Milforce for the regular stud swivels and the Pushbutton for the flush cups. I would NOT use anything made by Uncle Mikes or Talon. Uncle Mikes is made in China and is crap, I've heard and seen them fail. When we began making slings we began using the Talon swivels since they seemed to be the best we could find at the time and were made in the US. We began to have pins break on the swivels. After I had meetings with the owner of the company at SHOT two years ago he promised that they would find out what the problem was. Despite repeated attempts to figure out what was going on with absolutely no help at all I dropped them and went to Grovtec and the MilForce swivel. We have not had one problem since we went to the Grovtec swivels. The swivels cost more and are worth every bit. The people are an absolute pleasure to work with and they take pride in their products. I don't know anything about Midwest industries but I do know that there are very few companies making swivels. I also know that Grovtec makes swivels for a lot of companies who then brand them as their own. The Midwest swivels look exactly like the Grovtec swivels. We use the phosphate finished pushbutton swivels in the 1.25" model. We use 1.5" webbing in our slings and the smaller size swivel is a more compact package and keeps the webbing from sliding in the swivel which I think is a good thing. Good luck with your choice, but I would not skimp on swivels because if they fail in the field you will be in a bind and possibly with a broken rifle along with the swivel.
  8. You're welcome, we screwed the pooch on this order, so I'm sorry for your troubles. I'll send you the delivery confirmation information so you can see what the progress is when we ship it out. Please email me how many pounds you're out and we'll get you sorted out on the refund.
  9. Well, Barry, got his cover today and I messed up his order from the get go. Sorry about that Barry. I sent the wrong diameter to production and it won't fit his can now. We'll be sending another cover of the correct size today and I'll have a friend in the UK send him funds to refund his purchase price for the trouble he's had with this order. I told him to keep the incorrect cover and give it or sell it to someone who has a can that is 1.5" in diameter. Sorry for your trouble Barry. Hi Chris, I'm sorry, but at this time I'm not making any spotting scope covers. Thanks a lot for your interest though. I've been wanting to make a cover for the Spotter 60 but just have not had the time to devote to it.
  10. I know what the dangly bits are, just sounded funny is all. Well gunnery, I can see you're still not satisfied with my explanation. Let me break it down all the way so you can see I wasn't bull shitting you with my explanation. You and I had numerous PM's here back and forth with me trying to make sure I had the correct information on your can so we made the right cover for you, starting on January 1 and ending on January 2 I got the order for your cover on January 3 Like I said before, we were in the middle of some large orders and also trying to get as many normal orders taken care of as possible before we quit production to concentrate on getting ready to go to the SHOT Show. Also, as an fyi, we don't jump people ahead on our production list, we make products in the order that they come to us. We had 8 working days from the time your order was placed until we had to leave for the show. I had to call a stop to production at some point to get ready for the show, unfortunately your cover hadn't been made yet. We left for the show on January 12 at 5:00AM We got back from the show on Sunday, January 20 We got somewhat sorted out from the show and started production back up on Monday January 21 Your cover shipped out on January 22 On January 25 it was in Chicago at a sorting facility. We take customer service very seriously and don't like it when a product goes out late. I've tried to explain it as best I can. If you're still not happy with the product, or our customer service I can have a check in the mail tomorrow to you for a refund and you can keep the cover when it gets there. Your call.
  11. Hey gunnery, I'm sorry about your cover not shipping out as soon as we would have like it to. We were in the middle of some large orders and getting ready for the SHOT Show. We worked hard on getting as many orders out as we could before stopping production and directing all of our resources on finishing up SHOT Show preparations. Unfortunately your order fell on the wrong side of the preparations, I apologize for that. Thanks again for your business.
  12. I've been using one for a while now as have several people I personally know. They all love it as compared to any other chrono on the market, for the reasons already stated. As far as harmonics go, it doesn't really matter what a guy wants to think, the proof is in the results down range, and the results have been talked about quit a bit. Some guys have a POI shift, some don't. I can't remember anyone saying that it's negatively affected the accuracy potential of the rifle. One other thing that's been hinted at when comparing this to any other chrono that has to be set on a tripod. Not only can this be very quickly set up without having to wait on a cease fire so you can walk out in front of a firing line, you can also practice about any positional type shooting you care to do as well. The bracket on the display unit permits itself to be configured in several different ways so that you could even clip it onto your pocket should you want to acquire load data while practicing offhand shooting.
  13. tburkes

    ai sling

    I'm just curious, why are you wanting to switch to the HK Hooks like AI uses? Even AI is beginning to move away from those hooks and toward the push button swivels like these. http://www.grovtec.com/products_swivel_pairs.php The GT Heavy Duty Push Button swivel is what I'm talking about. In my opinion a much better option than the HK Hooks. I base this on using all three types of swivel setup over several years and the last two years running an AIAX with HK Hooks. I recently swapped it out to the push button style swivels.
  14. I'll tell you what, I'm cracking up at some of the saying you guys come up with. "Dogs dangly bits" HAAAHAA!! Thanks Darrel, I'll bet you have made some people take notice with consistency like that. Thanks a lot for the continued business guys, we appreciate it.
  15. All PM's replied to gents, thank you for your interest.

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