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Ourdee
Posted on Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 06:13 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had a single caliber duo for a while. Yes, in the 80s. Even used the same magazines in the pistol and carbine. .45 ACP, Colt Officers Lightweight and a scoped Marlin Camp 45. Both were tack drivers. I seam to regret selling stuff after the fact.

All the Redhawks I have got to shoot were great shooters. I had a pistol scope on the Super Redhawk. .454 broke the optics. I should think about scoping it again. I won't need a carbine to go with it.
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Rick_a
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 07:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yes, the causes for everyone's problems:

"Climate change"
Trump
The "rich"
"Cisgender" white males,A.K.A. "the patriarchy"
White people
The police
The Constitution as written
Guns
Christianity
Educated blacks
The legal immigration system
The "far right" A.K.A. "Nazis," I.E. anyone that disagrees with all of the above as the world's problems.

Did I miss any?

I fired quick fifty shot failure to stop drills (a 33rd and 17rd mag) out of the Glock yesterday. I had one miss (head shot), and one out of the highest scoring zone (also a head shot). Also, re holstering the gun resulted in discomfort!

(Message edited by Rick_a on October 14, 2019)
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Blake
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

At the range Saturday with Michele and our friends Keith (remember Dark Horse Moto) and Stacy.

Heard this awesome sound, next range over to our left.

M37, an M1919 variant .30-06 Machine Gun. Had reportedly never seen service.

"Would you like to shoot it?" the man asks.

An absolutely devastating weapon. Very easy to control. The 1" thick 16" round steel plate at 200 yards was dancing like it was 1999.

There went $50 of Ammo. I was afraid to ask how much he paid for the gun. Guessing $50,000 to $100,000. He said it took a year to receive his tax stamp for it. Here's the owner's friend getting it warmed up:


M37 Machine Gun practice at ETRPC
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Tootal
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

That is AWESOME! I'd hate to reload for it though!
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Rick_a
Posted on Monday, October 14, 2019 - 11:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Very cool. One came through the shop here recently.

I'm liking something a bit older school lately. It would satisfy my yearning for a black powder carbine and pistol alike.
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Aesquire
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 04:52 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/10/14/feds -drop-homemade-ar-15-case-for-fear-of-hurting-wide r-gun-control-system/
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Rick_a
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 07:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

So it was about selling complete rifles illegally...and he's let off because it'll lead to wider knowledge of 80% lowers? That smells a bit funky to me.

I know the ATF was trying hard to discourage "build parties" years ago...where groups of people would pay to use someone's facility or equipment to complete their 80% lower.

In the end they should go after the criminals. Knowingly assisting prohibited persons to make firearms or making a firearm as a prohibited person should probably be discouraged. Everything else is nonsense.
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Rick_a
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 08:01 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The ATF's argument is that a person or company that assists in the making of firearms as a business model could be considered a manufacturer...and they want regulate such businesses.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 10:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The story was poor. It really had no detail on selling complete guns unless you call letting your mill be used to finish 80% lowers "selling a gun."
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Aesquire
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:17 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

My take is they don't want a court case that shows that the existing rules are schizophrenic, or maybe hiding that guns don't have to be made by magik spells in a Federally approved giant arsenal complex?

I haven't read the court paperwork obviously.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

He would "rent out" his machine shop for people to do 80% and it cost $1000???

WHAT.

This story is very poorly written or something.
None of that makes any sense to me.
Not when a jig and harborfreight drill press cost FAR less.

Was he helping them? Was he training them?

Where does $1000 go towards getting a lower?

Anderson lowers with blemishes are how much these days?
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Ourdee
Posted on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 - 01:38 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I am "guessing" that a thou. would get all the parts, an 80% lower, instruction, and time of the machines. Did the Feds return everything they confiscated from him?
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Aesquire
Posted on Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 12:17 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

As a break from the lies of media & would be dictators that threaten to nuke you if you won't surrender your property.... ( the idea that an American Politician would be so stupid as to insinuate that he'd order the mass murder of a City or City sized area to eliminate a Citizen who refused to Obey him with a real Weapon of Mass Destruction, is incredible. But true. )

Re-issue of the classic Colt M-16 scope.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B5p1kkHujp8

It's a Golden Age of fire arms. ( and car & bike & home entertainment )

It's very rare to be aware that you live in a Golden Age.

Yes, I can't order a surplus Luger for $50, mail order, today. But I wasn't old enough to do so when you could. By the time I was 18, those bargains were long gone. ( like a '98 Mauser today. Should have bought one 15 years ago ) And, mail order vanished with the 1938 Nazi gun control laws..ooops! I mean the 1968 rewrite of the 1938 Nazi laws.

But all the money in the world in 1967 couldn't buy you a gun as accurate as the bargain bin Ruger American or Savage 110 variant, which are often bundled with the cheapest of scopes for a fraction of a week's pay.

And that cheap scope today has better optics, coatings, water tightness, repeatability, etc. Than a scope that was three months salary in 1967.

In fact, the finest Nikon or German scope of the 1980s can't compete with the bottom line scope from Leupold or Trijicon, or...( Made in America, lifetime warranty ) And NASA couldn't make a scope as good as the high end offerings.

Yeah, you can get a really Chinese Barska that equates to a 1970s scope, ( but still is better than anything you could afford in 1967 ) in optical quality, but it costs the same as a dinner and movie for 2. ( Red Robin & Avengers for 3 was more! )

And unless you live where I do, or other doomed States ; ) your options for modern defensive and sporting arms are incredible.

Consider the nifty collections some here have shown. Impossible variety a few years ago ( And maybe a few years from now! )

Enjoy! Invest! And he sure to wear a life vest in small boats.
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 07:59 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)


quote:

Enjoy! Invest! And he sure to wear a life vest in small boats.



Large gun collections plus tiny vessels equals disaster, folks

My commercial Belarusian clone of a Russian Dragunov combat optic has an optical quality that reminds me of those cheap chain store scopes. It is, however, built tough as nails, has illumination, and the coolest reticle known to man. The lack of proper BDC knob is disturbing, however.

I had a Chinese clone of the Colt (Hakko Japan) 4x optic. It had thin wire crosshairs, a yellow hue to the image, but worked well enough. I later overcompensated with an 8-40x Tasco (also made by Hakko, coincidentally) which I later sold for a profit (precision air gunners had a thing for that particular model). My current optic on that gun is a 1-4x (actual 1.5-4.5x) Leupold with a 300-600 yard BDC knob and a German #1 reticle as custom features...so basically a higher quality and more versatile version of what I started out with, with a reticle that allows for shooting in very low light/at speed while still having a well defined tip (just the tip) for precision use.

It was interesting to see how well those guys did in a match environment with that old style Colt repro optic.

As an aside, I busted out my 10.5" 5.56 home D gun in the hopes that SS109 at a lower velocity would be less punishing to my rifle plate. That did not turn out to be the case. It also hit a little left...I'm not sure it was from using different ammo (it was sighted in with 69 OTM ammunition), the fact that the optic has come on and off a half dozen times since then, or because it's fallen over a couple times from its normal corner. Probably a combination, I suppose. I also took out my 15-22 which has a new optic and rear sight. They're both hitting low...but I didn't feel like fiddling with it just then. The rear sight (a Ruger flip up) has an annoyingly small aperture. It works well enough...just not in low light.
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Aesquire
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 09:33 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I had a Barska with a German #1 reticle with illuminated dot. Cheap. But what you'd expect from a bubble pack bargain scope, ok light transmission, but a tiny eye box.

As a means to try a reticle out, it was fine. It went away with the gun. I liked the German #1, a good choice for low light.

My next rifle will have a better scope. I'm not sure which reticle. I prefer my BDC as a tree to look through instead of a knob to turn. I like my turrets capped and safe from change.

I've done the $1000 gun with $200 scope.

Next it might be the $800 scope on a $200 gun.

I'm casually looking at single shot rifles, just for paper punching. Preferably in 5.56 NATO ( or Wylde chamber ) for ammo cost. But if I find a nice Ruger #1 in a not exotic caliber...

I keep finding them in oddball chamberings like .270 Weatherby, .458 Winchester Magnum, .338 Winchester Magnum, & .17 Remington. And they are usually sold in a few weeks.

I know there are thousands of break action .223 rifles out there.
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Natexlh1000
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:15 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

NEF/H&R used to sell one called "handi-rifle" or something cringy like that.

I was all geared up to get one until I read a comparison that showed that it was ALMOST as accurate as an AR15.
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Chauly
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:30 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Any recommendations for a low-priced scope that can withstand .45-70 Henry? (Asking for a friend...)
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Ebutch
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 11:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)



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Aesquire
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 12:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yeah, the handi-rifle. Since an AR is a no go in The Imperial State, and all I need is a low cost plinker.

As to scopes? Check out Midway USA, & Brownells for prices. If you sort by reviews, then by price, that's a good start.

Even better, go to local small gun shops. They seem to always have used scopes for reasonable prices ( but check against the sites above to verify that it's actually a good deal )

Since their used scopes are mostly removed from guns they take in trade, and not taken in trade directly, they can usually be haggled over, since their sale is gravy & less "gotta make a profit to stay in business" items.

A Henry .45-70 kicks big, but not sharp. So any decent quality scope should take it. Do not skimp on the rings.

Oddly, the hardest guns on scopes seem to be piston air rifles, because of the reverse kick they have.
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Rick_a
Posted on Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I'd look for a shotgun scope. They tend to be simple, rugged, and have ample eye relief.
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Aesquire
Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 10:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

https://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2019/10/so_mu ch_for_trump_being_a_threat_to_world_peace.html
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Gowindward
Posted on Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 02:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I came across this today. It doesn't appear the guy has some beyond "normal" believes, but has not done NOTHING criminal. I truly believe even if we so not agree with someone's views they still have the 1st and 2nd amendment rights....even if we don't like their views.

We really are on a very slippery slope right now.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/police-seize-guns-man-t hought-122415587.html
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