I guess at the end of the day you could, or can build a comparator. But here is the kicker for me. Time is money. You have spent a half a days wages in design and you still have to go pick up the parts from the local hardware store. Then fashion some sort of adaptor for the back end of an AR then another for a bolt gun. If you add it all together the Sinclair is a pretty good deal for what it costs.
Another little problem already accounted for with the Sinclair, is being able to use theirs on anything 20 caliber and below. The .250 rod won't work with a .17 caliber and would be marginal with a 20 caliber
Post by ChiefPlumber on Mar 4, 2016 17:55:18 GMT -8
Sinclair certainly has a great product the helps pay their bills. My post wasn't intended to be about cost. I like supporting home grown business. I also like doing things myself...and learning. I have a '49 Chevy 3100 resto-mod...I could have bought it cheaper if you figure all the time I have in it. There's a satisfaction in that you just can't buy.
Post by ChiefPlumber on Mar 9, 2016 19:49:54 GMT -8
Anybody recognize that 'do-dad' on my gauge? I'll be honest here. It ain't part of the depth 'gizmo' I'm gathering up. Just an inspiration...and I had to post it because I mentioned it's 'origin'. Interestingly enough, it's quarter bore.
All in good fun, R. Johnson...3 lock collars@$0.68, .025x12", galvanized bar stock@$3.00...so far. And, so far I don't know if it works....yet. I'm looking at some bung stoppers, cork and other things for the rod guide.
P.S. I concede 0.177 and 0.204. As well, my solution is for my AR15...BUT, Sinclair has a special guide for AR15...AND...AR10...each an additon to their base product. Not a dig on them. Just pointing that out. In fact, why don't they have one for either AR15 or AR10? Seems to me they could make a rod guide to flip over and work for either instead of one for each, but, for both. Kinda like making that rod work for .177/.204.