Good review and a nice gun. The Beagle has not caught as fast as some other guns (largely to due to its big brother) but it is no sloth in the performance department.
Thats basicly the way it will look. It is the same on all HK guns. They are more accurate because of the polygonal rifling than our cut or button rifled barrels.Eukatae said:Does your polygonal rifled bore really look like that?
As I understand it there is a significant difference between polygonal rifling and a polygonal bore.
The image from Wiki seems to be a polygonal bore rather than polygonal rifling.
As a general rule you should stay away from lead with any modern gun (even though most will do just fine)Jeff Johnson said:Very nice review. That sounds like a fun gun to shoot.
I was told, however, that unjacketed lead should not be used in guns with polygonal rifling, as it fouls up too much. Am I mistaken?
As someone who's shot tens of thousands of lead bullets through semi-autos, I'm curious as to the reasoning behind your comment.howlingwolfarms said:just one clairification. solid lead should not be used in Semi-Auto's...at all. They are not designed for anything but jacketed rounds. Shoot lead in revolvers or lever action rifles all you want.
From the design aspect of the guns they were engineered around ball ammo. Copper jackets offer less friction during the loading/chambering steps in the guns function. It doesn't really do anything to the barrels but foul them more. This was just a part of their engineering since John Browning and the 1911 pistol. If they are working for you thats great. Most manufacturers do not recommend using lead. I hope I clairified my point a little better.Car Knocker said:As someone who's shot tens of thousands of lead bullets through semi-autos, I'm curious as to the reasoning behind your comment.howlingwolfarms said:just one clairification. solid lead should not be used in Semi-Auto's...at all. They are not designed for anything but jacketed rounds. Shoot lead in revolvers or lever action rifles all you want.
You're right. The lead bullets doesn't wear the barrels really at all because lead is so soft. The problem comes when one shoots them and doesn't make sure to clean every bit of lead back out. I have seen barrels pluged with lead bullets. Mostly with .22's. One particular .22 rifle I witnessed had about a foot of lead packed in the barrel and the guy couldn't figure out why he couldn't hit the broad side of a barn. Not the sharpest tool in the shed that guy. But it shows the down side of lead bullets. Enough fouling and the bullet will not exit the barrel and you can end up with a bad trip the the hospitol.swillden said:My understanding is that lead actually wears less on the barrels, but fouls them much more, requiring frequent cleaning. I've put hundreds of lead bullets through my XD9SC (my father-in-law gave me a big box of them for Christmas) with no problems at all -- but I have been careful to clean it thoroughly after every outing.
Do you think the wire brush can wear the barrel? I'd think brass is nearly incapable of wearing on steel.xmirage2kx said:I save the wire brush and more harsh cleaning methods for about every 5000 rounds.