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Old 07-04-2010, 19:21   #1
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53,287 rounds in a M40

Today, I just hit my all time high of documented 40s rounds threw my 1st gen steyr M40.

It had problems getting to this number, but it made it. Today for example, I had 7 failure to chamber, but I contribute this to I have not been cleaning it between sessions in the last 3 months of shooting. I've also replaced the recoil spring now 3 times, extrator claw 1 time, front sight once, and the trigger safety assembly 1 time ( don't even use it any more now ).

Out of the 53,287 rounds, 27,877 where handloaded with 180gr montana Gold ( I only kept records on that bullet ). God knows how much I've spent on powder and bullets and on factory loaded ammo

I also briefly installed a 357sig bbl back around 2002 for trial and fun but sold that off after the 1st year of service.

Unlike the suspicious that was drafted up about 4-5 years back with regards to the lack of a firing pin safety ( if you been around the poster by the name of "chicken something ", and the possible failure of the firing pin, I haven't had any issue in regards to this area.

One thing that has impress me somewhat, the magazines that originally came with the gun looks great and works with no teardown or spring replacement. Outside of 1-2 small rust spots, these mags held up ( original 2 btw ).

I did buy some additional 12rd magazines about 3 years back to add to my inventory. They are 12rd'er LE/GOV stamped, but seems to be holding up great and the extra 2rds does help

I'll pull everything out and try to post a picture of all items.What makes this such a great gun and outcome, I only spent like $330 dollar plus shipping or somewhere in that range.
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Old 07-08-2010, 16:08   #2
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And here she is, after a deep cleaning

<a href="http://s35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/kenfelix/?action=view&current=steyr40-50k.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/kenfelix/steyr40-50k.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>


Tennifer has held up. And original 10rd'er shows slight pitting on the mag body. Other than,in great shape and still as good as she was out of the box.

I had this gun way back when sterytalk.com used to be around
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:12   #3
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roughly $8,120 worth of ammo, assuming average price of $7/50...

Were it factory ammo, cost would have ben substantially higher...

Now, take the money saved, and go buy that new Colt Special Combat Govt you've been eyeballing!
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:24   #4
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That's a pretty impressive round count, noway.

I purchased a new M9-A1 two years ago and so far I've been extremely pleased with it. It's nice to read the evidence that Steyr is a durable pistol.
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Old 07-13-2010, 13:30   #5
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how is the barrel doing? any signs of being shot out? I know a guy in TX (idpasteyr on steyrclub and here) who had 80k rounds through a 1st gen M9 and when he finally replaced the barrel his groups noticeably tightened up.
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Old 07-15-2010, 06:58   #6
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Very impressive
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Old 07-16-2010, 22:17   #7
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I am impressed. I respect the pistol, but I think it is god awful ugly. But, I think I could put up with the looks with this type of performance. I just have to try one and check on parts availability etc. Thank you for the info.
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