Weekend Gun Thread

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My first riffle? A used Sears & Roebuck .30-30 lever action rifle for my 16th birthday present. My deer hunting rifle until I reached "29". Training with the lever action rifle.

Some readers will remember seeing first-run episodes of such westerns on television as The Rifleman and Gunsmoke. A common firearm seen in most of them is the lever action gun. And back in the days depicted in these television shows and in western movies, the lever action was used for hunting, shooting fun, contests, and self-defense. It was versatile and effective, and it still is.

Like the modern rifles of today – the AR-15 being the most common example – the lever gun was chambered for a variety of cartridges. And even though technology has advanced and semi-automatic rifles and carbines are common, the lever gun is still a viable platform. And it is great fun to shoot.


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Government is too big to succeed. Let me prove my point.

For more than a year, the state of Florida failed to conduct national background checks on tens of thousands of applications for concealed weapons permits, potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public.

A previously unreported Office of Inspector General investigation found that in February 2016 the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services stopped using a FBI crime database called the National Instant Criminal Background Check System that ensures applicants who want to carry a gun do not have a disqualifying history in other states.


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Recently in the Weekend Gun Thread I had asked, "How did you get into shooting?" Here is a response from "Born Free".

Hey, my nick on Ace is "Born Free"

I usually haunt the pet thread, but still haven't been able to bring myself to tell you about my angels who now live in Heaven. However for the gun thread you ask for stories, and mine follows.

My dad taught my younger brother and me to shoot a single shot bolt action .22 rifle when I was still 7. He taught us both at the same time, so my brother was 6. We lived on a farm while he installed ICBMs in Nebraska cornfields, but he was brought up in New Mexico, had been an Army sergeant, and was at that time hunting pheasant with our chocolate lab retriever. I once saw him use his Colt Woodsman pistol to put a single .22 round through the ear of a skunk at about fifty feet. Even after bathing, the dog wasn't allowed in the house for a day or two after that, which pained the whole family.

By age 14 or so we'd moved to Florida, and my dad was working on the Saturn V program at Cape Kennedy. My brother and I joined the Brevard County Sheriff's Junior Rifle Club, which no longer exists. Our club fielded competition shooting team and individual entrants across Florida, and placed in NRA national junior postal matches. We rocked.

But it all started with several weekends of nothing but safety training and quizzes. An adult NRA volunteer and club patriarch personally delivered our instruction. He worked for NASA at the Cape, and he was no-nonsense on the subject of safety in handling and firing our rifles. Every kid in the club carried that to heart in their behavior on the range. I saw wild birds land on target frames and on the sand burm behind them, and nary a poof of sand or bullet come near them for as long as they hopped around. We never fired at anything but the target, ever, and held fire in those cases without being told. Older shooters always set the example for younger, newer kids, so adults never had to intervene.

Later in college, I joined the university team and competed in the mid-Atlantic region, from NJ to Pennsylvania and Virginia. Our armory was equipped with military bolt action Remington open sight target .22s, among the best of their kind ever made. Our coach was the Special Forces noncom from our ROTC department. The universities gun range was the basement of the oldest building on campus, one that had hosted an address by President George Washington. I weep to think how those marksmanship programs have been gutted since then, but have hope in spite of it. There are some brilliant, responsible, mature young people standing up for their rights.

An interesting story. Sad that marksmanship programs have been discarded.


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The photos and the following story from our friend DB Cooper.

Good evening,
Lots of CMP talk the last couple weeks in the thread which has been fun to read. Seems the prices are high and selection is less and less favorable for the money. I wanted to show you what an early 90's 'rack gun' looked like.
This Garand truly was a Rack Gun. Old wood. Springfield Armory manufactured in November, 1943. The bolt, trigger group and Op-rod are correct dash number to date of MFR. The only change to the rifle i see is a 1951 H&R barrel. This was i believe the 600 dollar rack model when i ordered it.
Can't find those anymore. Talk about lucky. Still holding out some hope on the remaining ones left for folks to buy. A dream to shoot and amazingly accurate. Thanks again for a great thread..
DB.

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The next time some shit for brains liberal opens their pie hole about gun control. Safety. Yadda, yadda, yad...........
You can tell them how to reduce their risk of gun violence.

Do you want to reduce your risk of death by gun violence?

If so, consider these 10 common sense ways to do so. These are things one can implement fully and immediately with no permission or agreement from anyone else but are entirely in the control of any individual.

Marching to persuade politicians is a very indirect way of reducing anyone’s risk from gun violence. And considering their track record on so many issues, politicians may end up putting us all at further risk when all is said and done.

1. Don’t commit suicide. This is the most common gun-related death, being about 63% of all firearm deaths in the US.

A very good article submitted by red1c14

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Tips? Stories? Photos? Guest membership at your local shooting range? Yeah, they can all be sent to petmorons at gmail dot com.

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1 Hmm.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:02 PM (yQpMk)

2 Youtube Bans Gun Site Brownells Channel Without Explanation

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Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:02 PM (yQpMk)

3 SG Ammo Super Sale - Two Days Only

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Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:04 PM (yQpMk)

4
My first riffle? A used Sears & Roebuck .30-30 lever action rifle for my 16th birthday present.

Good thing you're 29. Nowadays your parents, and you, would be in the re-education camps. Not the same ones, though.

Posted by: Hadrian the Seventh at June 10, 2018 07:05 PM (LsBY9)

5 Since I got an iPhone with a decent camera, I'm going to start taking some pictures of my family. Here's my first ever 9x19 Angelo: http://bit.ly/2LDYWOs.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:06 PM (yQpMk)

6 Youtube Bans Gun Site Brownells Channel Without Explanation

http://bit.ly/2LAN5kj
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:02 PM (yQpMk)

Do you really need an explanation?

Posted by: The Gun-Grabbers in Charge of YouTube at June 10, 2018 07:07 PM (42BEi)

7 If you want to reduce the chance of gun violence, stay off my lawn.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at June 10, 2018 07:08 PM (bML9A)

8
Early? Pew! Pew! Pew!!!

Posted by: Spun & Murky at June 10, 2018 07:08 PM (4DCSq)

9 What a great picture. I love the lever action. Maybe from growing up watching The Rifleman after school, but it just seems like the most practical and natural action.

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2018 07:08 PM (lpszU)

10 The Sears 30-30 was the first rifle I dear hunted with and completed my hunter's ed with. My Dad sold it. Grumble, grumble.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:09 PM (5jVnA)

11 I think I can safely say I've never held a firearm that wasn't fun to shoot. Some, though, are more fun than others.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:10 PM (MVjcR)

12 I love the lever actions.

I don't gun thread much, but I have my father's Winchester 94 in .30/30.

The serial number says it's from 1949, he would have been eighteen. Mom speculated that it was a HS graduation gift from an uncle who had a little money.

I love that it was designed 120 years ago, built 70 years ago, and still works just like the first one and the last one ever built.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 07:10 PM (fuK7c)

13
The democrat totalitarian legislature in Massachusetts has just passed a "gun safety" bill that allows Family and/or POLICE to take away a citizen's firearms if THEY deem firearm owner a threat to himself and/or others.

Our shithead fake Republican governor is set to sign this bill into law.

1. Is this Constitutional?

2. The fake Republican governor is up for reelection this year, and the MA democrats set up this turd beautifully. If he signs it, he's doomed. If he doesn't sign it, he's doomed. Gov Faker Baker, does have, supposebly, however, the highest approval rating in the nation for governors.

Posted by: Soothsayer -- Follow and Lick Me On Fakebook at June 10, 2018 07:11 PM (8jjJt)

14 I have a Henry H01 large loop. The action is like oiled glass.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:11 PM (yQpMk)

15 Canoes and firearms do not mix. Ask me how I know.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 07:13 PM (hyuyC)

16 I grew up in a house with a dad who had his own collection of all types of firearms. He took me small game hunting when I was 8, only cause my bro was too little. I guess he couldn't wait to have one of his kids tromp through the woods with him and the beagle.

Anyway it wasn't until decades later that I actually fired a gun. My bf got a .22 rifle and he set up a target in his back yard.
I really enjoyed it, it's a test of skill. I didn't like shooting the handgun at the range though. It was so loud and I felt the noise in my throat. If I were ever to make this a hobby I'd prefer the long boomsticks .

Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:14 PM (ggiQo)

17 Any lucky morons from Effringham Co. IL.?
pjmedia- Illinois counties declare themselves gun sanctuaries Oregon voters could be next

Pixy wouldn't let a straight up copy and paste.

Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF)

18 Mis Hum,
I sent you an email this morning for this thread...

Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 07:15 PM (kufk0)

19 11 I think I can safely say I've never held a firearm that wasn't fun to shoot. Some, though, are more fun than others.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:10 PM (MVjcR)


I've personally found that the S&W 500 is not fun to shoot. At all.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (NL6wI)

20 I like the idea of a lever gun and a single-action revolver in a common chambering (.357 mag, .44 mag) for a brush gun combo. I don't have any use for it, but the practicality is appealing.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (fZuhk)

21 ( hands head) never had a first or any rifle, the government let me shoot one of theirs a few times though.

Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (pHfeF)

22 Just received my Winchester 94 Trapper in 30/30. A seventies vintage in mint condition. It spent five months at the custom stock makers because Fedex broke the original stock in shipping. So it cost Fedex an expensive custom stock.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (bML9A)

23 I don't gun thread much, but I have my father's Winchester 94 in .30/30.

I have one from 1941 that I wish I could shoot more often.

Posted by: dartist at June 10, 2018 07:17 PM (nisXv)

24
I've personally found that the S&W 500 is not fun to shoot. At all.
Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (NL6wI)
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The Desert Eagle in 50 AE is pretty ridiculous, too.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:17 PM (MVjcR)

25 I had to sell a friends 30-30 lever action Winchester at the behest of his widow. I could not buy it myself, alas.

In general, a tragedy is when you sell a man's firearms for what he told his wife he paid for it.

Posted by: NaCly Dog at June 10, 2018 07:17 PM (hyuyC)

26 Pixy wouldn't let a straight up copy and paste.
Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 07:15 PM (pHfeF)

Try Tinyurl.

Posted by: Surfperch at June 10, 2018 07:18 PM (42BEi)

27 13 - I'm pretty sure police are already allowed to take guns from a residence where domestic violence is occurring.

Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:18 PM (ggiQo)

28 14 I have a Henry H01 large loop. The action is like oiled glass.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:11 PM (yQpMk)

I have a pre-remain 1895 GSS that I fitted a WWG big loop, trigger, and ejector. Talk about a boomstick.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:19 PM (5jVnA)

29 I really enjoyed it, it's a test of skill. I didn't like shooting the handgun at the range though. It was so loud and I felt the noise in my throat. If I were ever to make this a hobby I'd prefer the long boomsticks .
Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:14 PM (ggiQo)


Have you tried muzzleloading/black powder? It sounds like you might have a lot of fun with that.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:19 PM (fZuhk)

30 Weasel, Sears bolt action 12 ga. Not terribly fun to shoot. But it was my first shotgun and I have it to this day.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:21 PM (+n4DQ)

31 MiL update. Getting CT scan. Only a few drops of urine after at least one IV, so massive dehydration seems the firs/main issue.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:21 PM (5jVnA)

32 29 no, that sound messy though.

I'll have to look it up on YT if it's not banned, that is.

Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:22 PM (ggiQo)

33 I blew a hole in my Aunt/Uncle's roof with a 45-60.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 07:22 PM (wkTaR)

34 pre-remain = pre-remlin

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:23 PM (5jVnA)

35 Ben Had,
Hahaha!!! I'm sure it wasn't funny at the time though...

Posted by: lin-duh at June 10, 2018 07:23 PM (kufk0)

36 Callisto, wear ear protection and shoot any 22 handgun, e.g., Ruger SR 22 semiautomatic. You'll end up loving it.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:24 PM (+n4DQ)

37 There is sadly no M1 nor levergun in elf safeo del Eromero. Perhaps one say.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 07:24 PM (zLDYs)

38 30 Weasel, Sears bolt action 12 ga. Not terribly fun to shoot. But it was my first shotgun and I have it to this day.
Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:21 PM (+n4DQ)
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Nice! My primary shootin' for fun buddy has a S&W 500 with a 3 inch barrel I think. It'll make you smile! Crazy.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:24 PM (N4bnY)

39 I borrowed a friends .410 to waste some Magpies. I was surprised by the kick it had. I'm an old pussy.

Posted by: Ronster at June 10, 2018 07:24 PM (Rv8cK)

40 I blew a hole in my Aunt/Uncle's roof with a 45-60.


And you got grounded for 57 years?

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 07:24 PM (fuK7c)

41 no, that sound messy though.
Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:22 PM (ggiQo)


No more than any other shooting. It's not like it's laser printer toner or anything. I clean my flintlock rifle with hot water and dish detergent.

Some guns also take pelletized charges so you don't even have to measure out the powder.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:25 PM (fZuhk)

42 Ruger 10/22 was my first rifle.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 07:26 PM (fRU2t)

43 Friday and Saturday I was roaming around Virginia City Nevada... open carrying a .45 Single Action.

Even with all the guns in evidence, no one was shot...

So the question becomes, how does Virginia City keep those evil guns from shooting everyone they pass???

Posted by: Don Q at June 10, 2018 07:26 PM (NgKpN)

44 Shot IDPA yesterday. Didn't survive one state because I ran right by a target and therefore gave the would be bad guy a chance to shoot me in the back.

Fortunately, not a DQ but sure costly from a time standpoint.

Fun stage, though.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 07:27 PM (WEBkv)

45 My brother has a beautiful Sako Finnwolf lever action in .308. I would love to buy it if he ever wants to sell it.

Posted by: X-ray at June 10, 2018 07:27 PM (jtGRr)

46 Oh no. Bleeding on the brain. They are flying her to local metro for surgery. Prognosis is somewhat positime for MiL. Further prayers and well-wishes appreciated.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:28 PM (5jVnA)

47 I've got Dad's '94 30-30 on which he hacksawed off the saddle ring 'cause those telltale clicks spooked the game. The case adjacent was unscarred and I had a guy pull the stub stud and replace the ring.

It's got that flip-up sight so you can elevate the secondary rear notch and try your luck at something long-range, but your eyes are gonna have to be far better than mine.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 10, 2018 07:28 PM (8xsv0)

48 DB Cooper,

Beautiful M1 (but then they all are). Are you sure about the "early 90s" part? First, that would have been the DCM days, pre-CMP and I don't think they were separated by grade. Second, I got my "one per lifetime" DCM rifle in '92-'93-ish and IIRC, it was $165. In '95 I was lucky enough to be drawn in one of the first rounds of the DCM M1-D lottery and it was $650.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 10, 2018 07:29 PM (7oUUT)

49 I do tiny urls often but lazy sometimes.
Here it is
https://tinyurl.com/yakzm2wb

Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 07:29 PM (pHfeF)

50 So, weasel, I actually made it to the range to test those micro measured .243 rounds.
Frustrating, cuz gusty. I'd get two rounds 1/4 " apart and then wind would take a flyer to 3/4".
Now, in the good old days, a guy would be happy at having everything under 1 moa. But, nooooh. Now they have to touch.
Darn you, Weasel!

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:29 PM (+n4DQ)

51 Positime = positive.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 10, 2018 07:29 PM (5jVnA)

52 I've got a Marlin gold trigger 30-30. It's a 1976 model. Haven't fired it in twenty years. The pistols and the ARs on the other hand...

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 07:30 PM (thv/P)

53 Loved to shoot. Unfortunately the Army insisted I carry 1000 rounds.

Posted by: PhilDirt at June 10, 2018 07:30 PM (h//r+)

54 kallisto, here's the process for one shot:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pstjuRKpUkg

Some people really like how you have to take your time with it. The recoil also more of a shove than a kick and the sound of the shot isn't percussive at all (i.e. none of the 'feel it in your throat' concussion).

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:30 PM (fZuhk)

55 flounder, prayers for all of you.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 07:31 PM (wkTaR)

56 36 - I'll try that. BF is always asking me to go to the range. I'll give it another chance.

41 - yes that's the image I had like Wile E. Coyote with black powder all over his face.

Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:31 PM (ggiQo)

57 I shot many northern WI deer with a Winchester 94 30/30 passed down from my grandfather. An excellent 'brush gun'.
But now that I'm 29 the eyes aren't what they used to be so the iron sights don't quite cut it, and I prefer not to put a scope on it, so I carry a bolt action 3006 now.

Posted by: davidt at June 10, 2018 07:32 PM (TKQ/l)

58 I do say if I ever bought a rifle a M-1 would be my first choice, a BAR 2nd.
Well they do go together

Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 07:32 PM (pHfeF)

59 24 The Desert Eagle in 50 AE is pretty ridiculous, too.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:17 PM (MVjcR)


I never had the opportunity to fire one of those. Just looking at the specs of the S&W 500 Magnum vs. .50 AE cartridges, I'd surmise that it wouldn't be nearly as bad. But, it would still be stupidly expensive to shoot so I doubt I'd ever buy one.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:32 PM (NL6wI)

60 And Weasel, question for you:

I have a Howa action with a 26" heave barrel chambered for .243 Winchester. 1 in 10 twist.

i found a factory load that will give me, an inexperienced marksman, a 5 shot group under the size of a 50 cent piece @ 200 yards. (I have the rifle zeroed at 200 yards)

This is factory load, 70 grain bullet, 3400 fps. Corbon manufactures the load.

My question is: with a 1 in 10 twist, is there an accuracy sweet spot for a wide range of bullet weights and loads?

Or, have you found that once "the load" is found for a rifle, one is pretty much just fine tuning "the load?"

Thank you and I'll hang up and listen to your answer.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 07:33 PM (WEBkv)

61 Grump, Mrs. E and I discovered SGAmmo on Ammoseek a few years ago and there are green ammo cans all over the place now, excuse me, on the bottom of creeks and lakes all over the surrounding counties here in ETEX.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 07:34 PM (zLDYs)

62 I so want a Henry in .44 mag.

Posted by: AZ Hi Desert at June 10, 2018 07:34 PM (l7Kbv)

63 The .44 magnum isn't exactly fun to shoot either, even wearing gloves.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 07:35 PM (thv/P)

64 I've never fired a high-powered rifle. Just 10/22 And ARs.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 07:35 PM (fRU2t)

65 50 So, weasel, I actually made it to the range to test those micro measured .243 rounds.
Frustrating, cuz gusty. I'd get two rounds 1/4 " apart and then wind would take a flyer to 3/4".
Now, in the good old days, a guy would be happy at having everything under 1 moa. But, nooooh. Now they have to touch.
Darn you, Weasel!
Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:29 PM (+n4DQ)
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Part of the fun is passing along the sickness to others!
Well, it could be a few things... a goofy bullet out of spec,, variable neck tension affecting pressure & velocity, variable powder charge (same), or wind. Or you did something. Or it could be something else entirely. Sometimes the range is angry.

Annnnnyhooo- that's why I try to do all my testing at the crack of dawn while the air is calm, and also plan on two sets for each combination of charge weight and seating depth to rule out fliers.

But the great take away is how the groups are tightening up!! Congratulations!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:36 PM (MVjcR)

66 I remember one of the finest guns have held was one my grandfather owned, he let me hold it when I was about 13 (didn't let me shoot it, though) It was Winchester lever action carbine with a nickel plated octagon barrel, pretty sure it was an 1892 32-20. What I remember the most was how heavy a gun that was, in spite of having a relatively short barrel! BUT that octagon barrel was thick, thick.

Posted by: Tom Servo at June 10, 2018 07:38 PM (V2Yro)

67 hogmartin I'll take a look at that vid.

flounder, we'll pray for your MiL

Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:38 PM (ggiQo)

68 Enter to win a Masterpiece Arms 308Batan

https://wn.nr/Umr6Uz

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:38 PM (yQpMk)

69 Gramps had a model 1886 Winchester in 33 WCF, and as that model got chambered for the 33 in 1902, his was probably bought new in about 1913.

My cousin has it, along with the octagon-barreled Winchester pump .22 in 22LR only. My second gun is a later-issue Winchester pump that shoots 22 short, long, and LR in whatever sequence you drop them in the tube.

Posted by: Les Kinetic at June 10, 2018 07:38 PM (8xsv0)

70 Callisto, I have had a Ruger .22/45 Mark IV on which I did a trigger job and added glo-sights. Sweet trigger at about 2 #; you'd barely breathe to squeeze it off.
Mrs. Red decided that she wanted to try it. And that was the last I saw of it. I tried to bribe her with a Ruger SR 22 for Valentines Day; she kept that, too.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:39 PM (+n4DQ)

71 Ok, the guy at lifeboat coffee where i get awake caries a Makarov. hes a very big guy so I can't tell if its a big pistol. So is it? and is the 9x18 ammo hard to come by? and why a Makarov?
yeah, rookie questions but.....this is the place.,

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 07:39 PM (2CQCl)

72 I've never fired a high-powered rifle. Just 10/22 And ARs.
Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 07:35 PM (fRU2t)


Is .30-06 or 7.92x57 even considered 'high-powered', or standard full-power? If it starts around the .300 Win Mag or so, then I haven't fired one either.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:39 PM (fZuhk)

73 @17 Illinois counties declare themselves gun sanctuaries Oregon voters could be next
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I know that there's been a few different states where the rural counties have looked at the gun control laws being passed by the state legislatures, and basically said, "That's nice. We're not enforcing it." It seems to be catching.

Heck, depending on the law, you'd likely see that sort of thing here in California. I could easily see the current Sheriff of Orange County telling Sacramento she wasn't going to do their dirty work if the right sort of intrusive anti-gun bill got passed.

Posted by: junior at June 10, 2018 07:40 PM (xdHN8)

74 I can't tell if its a big pistol.

Are you familiar with the Walther PPK? About that size. Just barely pocket sized.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:41 PM (yQpMk)

75 71. The Makarov is by no means a large pistol, and the round it fires is about like a souped up .380. Dude probably has it because it's a good, cheap, pistol.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 10, 2018 07:41 PM (fA1SL)

76 and why a Makarov?


Maybe he's Russian.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:41 PM (yQpMk)

77 Oh, so now I have to get up at dawn to shoot, too?
What kind of sport is this?!?

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:43 PM (+n4DQ)

78
Or, have you found that once "the load" is found for a rifle, one is pretty much just fine tuning "the load?"

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This. Probably the biggest single thing you can do improve consistency (as RI Red is finding) is to tune the load to your gun through bullet seating depth adjustments. I'd only recommend this for the experienced reloader and caution anyone reading to make very small adjustments on the order of .001" - .003" at a time.
Frankly, unless you're on a mission to find the absolute limit of precision, I'd be happy with a 1 MOA group with commercial ammo.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:43 PM (MVjcR)

79 I can't tell if its a big pistol.

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Or if he's happy to see you?

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 07:43 PM (ANIFC)

80 hogmartin, I'm calling anything over 223/556 high-powered since that is all I've shot.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 07:44 PM (fRU2t)

81 OK, slow gun thread, so I'll let myself talk a little.

I am amazed at how well a 100 year old gun shoots. On the other hand, it only shoots so well a handfull of times.

With iron sights on a .30/30 I can hit a target pretty well at 100 yards and sort of hit it at 200.

Until the barrel gets hot. Five or six shots in if they're rapid enough and your guess is as good as mine as to what it's going to hit.

Posted by: Bandersnatch at June 10, 2018 07:44 PM (fuK7c)

82 Is .30-06 or 7.92x57 even considered 'high-powered', or standard full-power? If it starts around the .300 Win Mag or so, then I haven't fired one either.

In general, almost any modern, metallic-cased, smokeless, centerfire rifle cartridge would be considered "high powered." Go to an NRA or CMP High Power match and ARs will be pretty much all you see.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderberg at June 10, 2018 07:45 PM (7oUUT)

83 and why a Makarov?


Maybe he's Russian.---

Or East German Stasi.

Posted by: X-ray at June 10, 2018 07:45 PM (jtGRr)

84 Ok, the guy at lifeboat coffee where i get awake caries a Makarov. hes a very big guy so I can't tell if its a big pistol. So is it? and is the 9x18 ammo hard to come by? and why a Makarov?
yeah, rookie questions but.....this is the place.,
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 07:39 PM (2CQCl)


It's only a little bulkier than a Walther PPK, so no, it's not very big. 9x18 isn't the most common compared to .380 or 9x19, but thousands of Maks were imported during the Happy Time, so you can definitely find practice ball ammo and carry ammo without much difficulty. As to why carry one... probably just because it works. They're effective, reliable, cheap, parts are easy to find, and they're stronk like bool. Some people just like the Eastern Bloc cachet too.

I'd pick something a little smaller in .380 or a little bigger in 9, and I'd rather have a striker than a hammer, but there's nothing wrong with a Mak at all.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:45 PM (fZuhk)

85 Thanks, horde.

We guess that she probably got dizzy and/or blacked out with dehydration and hit her head.

We are loading up and heading out shortly.

Posted by: Country Peeping Lithgow Lookalike at June 10, 2018 07:46 PM (5jVnA)

86 A .17 HMR is a high powered rifle. I believe, and I could be wrong, that it's the muzzle velocity that makes a rifle high powered.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 07:46 PM (thv/P)

87 Are those rolling or falling block rifles really considered to be lever guns? I thought that lever guns were repeaters.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:46 PM (yQpMk)

88 Shooting is something I wish I really enjoyed and was good at. One would help the other, but I'm not good at holding steady so even with good modern optics my range is pretty limited, and I don't like loud noise, so even with decent ear protection. But it is fun to put holes in paper with a not too big caliber rifle. What I need is to find a sharp shooter that wants to hunt elk way up in the wilderness and would like it packed out.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (r4KP2)

89 I'm waiting for our weapons development/ procurement department to come up with a weapon for Special Forces that I would term ' a weapon of last resort' . Something that could clear out an entire area . A portable cluster bomb containing other cluster bombs. Napalm grenades. Something. I love the stories of last stands but I hate them at the same time. Any out of the box thoughts?

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (2DOZq)

90 I always thought a full rifle round was considepred 'high power', carbine rounds are not. Then full is probably 30 cal or higher.

Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (pHfeF)

91 89. Shmel round.

Posted by: Your Decidedly Devious Uncle Palpatine. Ask Me About SMR & Ancient Slavonaut Theory at June 10, 2018 07:48 PM (fA1SL)

92 g'early evenin', 'rons

Posted by: AltonJackson at June 10, 2018 07:48 PM (KCxzN)

93 Lever actions are just plain fun. While I have them in 30-30, my favorites are in pistol calibers: 22lr, 357 mag, and 45 Colt. As much as I like the solid feel of Marlins I prefer the lighter action of Winchesters. YMMV. And since I don't have scopes on mine, the Winchester top ejection isn't a problem.

If you want to get into them at the lowest price, check out the Henry 001 model in 22lr. This is their base model but its action is smooth as butter and it is damn accurate. The Henry may not last for generations like the Marlin 39 (although it might) but it does the job.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 07:48 PM (V+03K)

94 I love the stories of last stands but I hate them at the same time. Any out of the box thoughts?
Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (2DOZq)


https://youtu.be/l2qZZQxMfmc?t=20s

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:49 PM (fZuhk)

95 70 hmm, I'll suggest that to the old man

Posted by: kallisto at June 10, 2018 07:49 PM (ggiQo)

96 14 I have a Henry H01 large loop. The action is like oiled glass.
Posted by: Grump9

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I bought my son one for his 12th birthday. It's a great little rifle and Henry's customer service is great. The lever broke one day at the range, physically broke as in snapped into two pieces. One email to Henry and they sent a replacement part at no charge and no questions asked.

Posted by: Guzalot at June 10, 2018 07:50 PM (schB/)

97 What I need is to find a sharp shooter that wants to hunt elk way up in the wilderness and would like it packed out.
Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (r4KP2)

Jumps up and down waving hands in the air like a fool on crack.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 07:50 PM (thv/P)

98 PaleRider, my neighbor down the road is just that guy.

Posted by: Ben Had at June 10, 2018 07:50 PM (wkTaR)

99 Lancelot @ 89- You aiming for a MOH or something?

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 07:50 PM (zLDYs)

100 Ok thanks for the answers and the laughs.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 07:51 PM (2CQCl)

101 Rifleman used to be my favoyshow ever but I haven't watched a episode ever since I found out Chuck Connors did a homo porn.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 07:52 PM (2DOZq)

102 This is their base model but its action is smooth as butter and it is damn accurate.


Hand rolled on the smooth plump thighs of New Jersey ladies.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:52 PM (yQpMk)

103 On the fun side, I got up at the crack of noon yesterday and did a handgun review. Shot .38 cal semi wad cutters through an old colt cobra and a Taurus model 10 rip-off, then 9 mm through a beretta 92 fs and a s&w m&pc, then .357 Sig through a g22.
They all went bang and made nice clinking sounds on steel. Gunz r funz.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 07:53 PM (+n4DQ)

104 Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 07:33 PM (WEBkv)
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Blake - to follow-up on this...
For a given caliber there are general areas you start looking for accuracy nodes, but you still have to tune the load to each barrel. I have my match barrels cut from the same bar of steel and chambered with my own reamer and they are all slightly different in what combination of velocity and jump they like.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 07:53 PM (MVjcR)

105 i had a Dan Wesson in 445 Rhino and herself had one in 445 Super Mag, with a ported muzzle.

there were both fun to shoot, and not hard on the hands at all, or either of us.

what a tragedy.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 07:53 PM (8zGKp)

106 Reducing risk of gun violence is a great link.
As I always told my kids, nothing good happens after midnight.

Posted by: Diogenes at June 10, 2018 07:54 PM (0tfLf)

107 Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:49 PM (fZuhk)

Heh I did think of that when I wrote the post.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 07:54 PM (2DOZq)

108 We may have a coyote in our neighborhood. Something seems to have carried off one of our cats last night. I think I'm going to buy a game cam and see if anything is skulking around.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:56 PM (yQpMk)

109 Still love the Win in 30-30. The kicker for me has been how slim it is plus the lack of anything to catch along the sides...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:57 PM (7LY+6)

110 I don't usually shoot in this neighborhood but for a coyote I'll make an exception.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:57 PM (yQpMk)

111 20 "I like the idea of a lever gun and a single-action revolver in a common chambering (.357 mag, .44 mag) for a brush gun combo. I don't have any use for it, but the practicality is appealing.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (fZuhk)"

Absolutely agree. If I still hunted or just wanted protection in the woods a Winchester 94 in 45 Colt and a Ruger Blackhawk in the same caliber would be ideal.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 07:57 PM (V+03K)

112 nothing good happens after midnight


Pahcata pahcata pahcata

Posted by: Blue Moon at June 10, 2018 07:58 PM (rxtQa)

113 108 We may have a coyote in our neighborhood. Something seems to have carried off one of our cats last night. I think I'm going to buy a game cam and see if anything is skulking around.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:56 PM (yQpMk)

Have you seen any delivery trucks from ACME in your neighborhood?

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 07:59 PM (ANIFC)

114 Grumpy sorry about your cat.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 07:59 PM (r4KP2)

115 nothing good happens after midnight "

We're gonna let it all hang down...

Posted by: Anon a mouse at June 10, 2018 07:59 PM (7LY+6)

116 nothing good happens after midnight


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Or down by the airport

Posted by: josephistan at June 10, 2018 08:00 PM (ANIFC)

117 Plan some day to get a lever action and a Vaquero (or similar) revolver in 45 Colt. No plan to do cowboy action competition, no hunting. Just for fun.


Enjoy reloading and the 45 Colt is honking big case, easy to reload and very versatile.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:01 PM (QDnY+)

118 We had a bad raccoon problem. Didn't want to shoot in my neighborhood either so we got one of those Havahart live traps and baited it with those mini marshmallows. Caught and relocated six raccoons and 4 Possums that were getting into wife's wild bird feeders.

Posted by: Traveling Man&&&& at June 10, 2018 08:01 PM (thv/P)

119 Bob-
That sure may be correct. I had 1992 notated in the rack, and the 600 I had written down I surmised was what I paid but that sounds awfully high now. Lot of lead downrange since then. thanks for the correction/notation!

Posted by: DB Cooper at June 10, 2018 08:01 PM (LU8fy)

120 Grump, I have a big old badger or something chewing on my deck. Cats and I were on the screened in porch the other evening and we saw it waddling out of the woods. I shined a light and it skedaddled.
I put out the have a heart trap with an old banana. Next morning, trap is gone! WTF!
Mrs. Red found it down the hill, sans banana and badger. I think the lid hit it in the ass and it rolled backwards or scrabbled with its feet.
Guess I need a bigger trap.
Mrs. Red wanted to know what I was going to do with it...
I think I mentioned .22.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:02 PM (+n4DQ)

121 Grumpy sorry about your cat.


Yeah, sad. It was the sweet retarded Russian girl cat with the one eye bigger than the other and the Bill the Cat lip curl.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:03 PM (yQpMk)

122 Well I'm not going to ask because the answer is "don't get a smaller gun, wear a bigger shirt dummy".
Thanks though.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:03 PM (2CQCl)

123 I think I'm going to buy a game cam and see if anything is skulking around.

I bought one a few months ago to watch a family of foxes running around here and love it. Lots of settings to play with and great resolution. The only thing I worry about is someone stealing it. I hate to buy another one to watch this one but it's a lot of fun.

Posted by: dartist at June 10, 2018 08:03 PM (nisXv)

124 DB Cooper (if you're here), nice Garand.


But I don't think anyone wanting a Garand should be put off by today's CMP prices. For Service Grade, still a good price - for what you're getting (a rifle in good shootable condition with the quality control and imprimatur of CMP, when the end of such rifles - anything not collectible or auctioned - is in sight at CMP).


As I always do, I encourage anyone who hasn't shot an M1 to do so. For those who have, and want one, don't wait. Get one from CMP now. Unless you score a good deal locally, you won't match or beat the price.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:03 PM (QDnY+)

125 I went out today and put up lost cat reward posters around the neighborhood but I don't expect anything. I found missing cat posters already on several telephone poles in the area so I think that something is up.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:05 PM (yQpMk)

126 I've got a Marlin lever action in 35 Remington. It's snappy.

Posted by: f'd at June 10, 2018 08:05 PM (UdKB7)

127 rhomboid-
Yes they aren't getting any more plentiful and I always figured a must have.

Posted by: DB Cooper at June 10, 2018 08:06 PM (LU8fy)

128 For those lusting for a Garand, CMP has Service Grade ones for $750. It's luck of the draw but the one I got last year or so had new stock a new barrel and a receiver from the 1950s. Essentially, it was a new rifle. If you can get to one of their stores and pick through them, that improves your odds of getting a really good one.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:08 PM (V+03K)

129 My belief is to leave wildlife alone unless it poses you some threat, or is doing some damage to your property.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 08:08 PM (fRU2t)

130
As I always do, I encourage anyone who hasn't shot an M1 to do so. For those who have, and want one, don't wait. Get one from CMP now. Unless you score a good deal locally, you won't match or beat the price.
Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:03 PM (QDnY+)
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Yep. What a beautiful rifle. I have a nice original Springfield in really good shape, and a Winchester modified to .308 by Navy Arms. Both are a lot of fun!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:08 PM (MVjcR)

131 Well I'm not going to ask because the answer is "don't get a smaller gun, wear a bigger shirt dummy".
Thanks though.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:03 PM (2CQCl)


Did you or did you not ask a question that was not addressed, because I'm wracking my brain staring at this comment here trying to figure it out, man. Go ahead and ask, if you have one.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:08 PM (fZuhk)

132 Barely gun related but a couple weeks ago the old westerns channel had a Betty Gable movie. HW magic gun effects have been around a long long time.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 08:09 PM (r4KP2)

133 I mean the thread's moving slow enough that I was only six minutes and five replies late with the Makarov answer, don't feel like you're going to clutter the thread or anything Mr. Bob.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:11 PM (fZuhk)

134 I'll second the comments on the CMP M-1s. For a piece of history that is getting in short supply and that shoots like a dream, you can't beat it. Prices are only going to go north.
And if .30-'06 out of a Garand isn't "high-powered", nothing is. See, shoulder, post 100 rds.
BTW, db cooper, nice pix!

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:11 PM (+n4DQ)

135 potentially allowing drug addicts or people with a mental illness to carry firearms in public.

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I'm sure it's been mentioned, but the government isn't going to do sh*t to "allow" these people to carry firearms in public. Prevent them, either.

Posted by: Moron Robbie - I choose to live my life as a black woman at June 10, 2018 08:12 PM (VgKNm)

136 Weasel, please compare and contrast the .30-06 and the .308 garands.
I'd love to have the latter as well.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:14 PM (+n4DQ)

137

What's the latest take on Curio & Relic license? Nazi stormtroopers up in your safe daily and twice on Sundays; never seen 'em; or some other variation?

I'm already on every house to house death camp list going due to .mil/.gov service and 4473 files back decades... does a C & R matter at this point?

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (UFLLM)

138 Grump thats terrible about you cat, but there still could be hope in finding its way back.

Posted by: Skip j at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (pHfeF)

139 I've personally found that the S&W 500 is not fun to shoot. At all.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (NL6wI)

Yeah, we had a discussion on this a couple months ago, but if you are in grizzly "bar" country is there any other handgun choice? .454 Casull?

Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (kiSdp)

140 108 We may have a coyote in our neighborhood. Something seems to have carried off one of our cats last night. I think I'm going to buy a game cam and see if anything is skulking around.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 07:56 PM

I'm sorry, they shoot coyotes on sight around here.

Posted by: CaliGirl at June 10, 2018 08:16 PM (2DYau)

141 kalisto: you can cut down on the muzzle blast/crack of your 22LR by shooting sub-sonic ammo. downside is that some semi-auto pistols may not cycle.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:18 PM (8zGKp)

142 What's the latest take on Curio & Relic license? Nazi stormtroopers up in your safe daily and twice on Sundays; never seen 'em; or some other variation?

I'm already on every house to house death camp list going due to .mil/.gov service and 4473 files back decades... does a C & R matter at this point?
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (UFLLM)


Purely anecdotal, but none of the C&R holders I know personally have ever heard word one about an inspection. Ones that I have heard of third-hand have been to go over the bound book and that's it.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:19 PM (fZuhk)

143
sorry Hog, just being an asshole (surprise), thanks Hog. OK, i normally wear a t shirt and my Glock26 sub compact is half assed concealed but close enough because AZ.

yesterday go to the track for the Belmont bet and never been there before. I don't shop at Whole Foods so carry is not an issue but there I am. "no firearms". My Glock just has a "clip" installed on it (so no holster) so IWB.

So Heidi say "get a smaller gun for these places" and i heard "get another gun honey." So the question is "how small?" and "which one".

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:19 PM (2CQCl)

144 Have two CMP HRAs, beautiful GI wood with DAS stamps that are consistent with the production dates for the receivers (and one with an LMR barrel). Metal in good shape. Shoot well.


Was thinking I'd get a Service Grade Special some day. Just to lessen the shooting mileage on my HRAs.


Be advised that ammo for the Garand ain't cheap any more (true surplus mostly gone, and what's left is about the same as commercial), so reloading + Garand is the happiest combo. And from my experience so far, one becomes a "brass artist" of sorts along the way.


M1s are very hard on brass, and I spend 1/3 of my total 30-06 reloading time filing down dents and bends affecting the extraction groove, so the case will fit in the case-holder.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:20 PM (QDnY+)

145 we had a couple lever actions, a scoped Marlin someone didn't want, and herself's Henry from the 1000 man shoot she went to a year or two back. might have been a couple of others, but i don't 'member off hand.

so sad...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:20 PM (8zGKp)

146 136 Weasel, please compare and contrast the .30-06 and the .308 garands.
I'd love to have the latter as well.
Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:14 PM (+n4DQ)
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Well they look exactly the same except the .308 ("tanker") is about five or six inches shorter. The forward hand guard is shortened. There is also a block in the action to prevent loading clips with .30-06 cartridges which would ruin everyone's day.
The .308 has significantly reduced recoil than the .30-06 and is a pleasure to shoot. Performance wise - ???. I've only had them out plinking with commercial or surplus ammo. But they're a hoot!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:20 PM (MVjcR)

147 PS. Heidi has hew carny purses so what an advantage that is. and shut up. I'm not getting a purse.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:20 PM (2CQCl)

148 87 ... "Are those rolling or falling block rifles really considered to be lever guns? I thought that lever guns were repeaters."

Grump, The falling block uses a lever to open the breech for loading but isn't considered a lever action. They were a simple (especially the Rolling Block) and strong mechanism for loading a single shot.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:20 PM (V+03K)

149 Havahart live traps and baited it with those mini marshmallows. Caught and relocated six raccoons and....

You sure it wasn't the same, fat raccoon?

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2018 08:21 PM (V+k34)

150 "Fun to shoot?"

Shut your whore mouth!

Posted by: Hillary "Scankles" Clinton at June 10, 2018 08:22 PM (3HNOQ)

151 In Vino, will second the anecdotal data on FFL-03s. I think inspections are quite rare.


I think if you're not a dumbass, and don't abuse the license (my doing substantial business with it, as opposed to collecting), ATF has little interest in you.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:22 PM (QDnY+)

152 We may have a coyote in our neighborhood. Something seems to have carried off one of our cats last night.

Could it be a mt. lion? We have packs of coyotes and they make a lot of racket at about 4am. They go absolutely nuts, so I'm thinking they're a pack animal.

Posted by: t-bird at June 10, 2018 08:23 PM (kBWZu)

153 They were a simple (especially the Rolling Block) and strong mechanism for loading a single shot.


That's what I thought but aren't half of those ifles in the top picture single shot? I don't see a magazine tube on them.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:24 PM (yQpMk)

154 Weasel, that "tanker" one from that guy, forget the name, who does that modification?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:24 PM (QDnY+)

155 http://shuffsparkerizing.com/

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:26 PM (yQpMk)

156 The smallest concealed carry guns are around 9-10 ounces.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 08:27 PM (fRU2t)

157 Weasel, do you know if the 308 was an actual military issue item? I always assumed it was just some gunnies reworking their garands.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:27 PM (+n4DQ)

158 What I need is to find a sharp shooter that wants to hunt elk way up in the wilderness and would like it packed out.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (r4KP2)

PaleRider do you live in a state with elk?

Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:28 PM (kiSdp)

159 There were .308 Garands issued in the Navy for sure.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:29 PM (yQpMk)

160 So the question is "how small?" and "which one".
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:19 PM (2CQCl)


It kind of depends which dimension is the critical one for trying to conceal. Is the 26 double-stack? It kind of looks like a brick, but I've never handled one personally.

Unless you're wearing hams on your wrists, you could probably do just fine with a single-stack 9 or .380, and there are way too many to mention all the viable ones. Just off the top of my head, people seem pretty satisfied with the Ruger LCP, Smith & Wesson M&P, Taurus TCP, Kahr PM9, Kel-tec P3AT and PF9, the Makarov you mentioned as well as similar types like the Walther PPK or the Sig P232...

Broadly speaking, the answer is usually "go to the gun shop and see which one fits you best for that application". There are so many inexpensive, reliable, concealable single-stacks that there's no right answer.

Comedy answer: Boberg XR9

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:29 PM (fZuhk)

161 according to the ATFE website, Tupe 03 C and R licensees are NOT inspected on a routine basis, and you keep your book when.if you surrender/let expire your license.

i can't find the link right now, but the lack of inspection is the primary reason i'm going to apply for one.

well, that and being able to mail order ammo again.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:29 PM (8zGKp)

162 154 Weasel, that "tanker" one from that guy, forget the name, who does that modification?
Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:24 PM (QDnY+)
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Navy Arms (Arlington, Va of all places) did the modifications to a boatload of Garands coming back from overseas in the 70's I think. Mine looks pretty much new. You can look up Navy Arms and read the story. The modifications to the rifle were well done, and it looks stock in every respect other than being shorter and chambered in .308. Navy Arms has long since gone out of business-not sure if the "tanker" was ever a commercial success - but you see them for sale from time to time.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:30 PM (MVjcR)

163 Rhomboid is right: you only get inspected as a C and R if you're doing stupid shit.

which is only fair, IMHO.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:31 PM (8zGKp)

164 I want a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 so bad...


Unfortunately, due to the UNCONSTITUTIONAL and tragically misnamed "NY S.A.F.E. Act" (q.v.), I can't legally own one where I'm at!

Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 10, 2018 08:32 PM (BCN08)

165 157 Weasel, do you know if the 308 was an actual military issue item? I always assumed it was just some gunnies reworking their garands.
Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:27 PM (+n4DQ)
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I think the Navy tried it on a very limited basis. I do not think they were ever issued to tank crews - that was all marketing.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:32 PM (MVjcR)

166 If you are going with a small magazine, go big: Springfield XD-S 3.3" .45ACP.

http://bit.ly/2LGGO6N


And make sure you have some finger strength.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:32 PM (yQpMk)

167 Yeah, we had a discussion on this a couple months
ago, but if you are in grizzly "bar" country is there any other handgun
choice? .454 Casull?

Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (kiSdp)

About 5 years ago, my son and I spent a week in Alaska on the Kenai peninsula. Fantastic week, everyone who loves the outdoors and Mother Nature has to put this on their bucket list.

Most days were spent fishing, but one day we spent the afternoon riding ATV's on back trails with a guide who does this for a living, in an area about a half hour south of Anchorage. When we showed up at the trail head to get our ATV, I noticed he had a revolver on his belt. It was a Ruger Blackhawk in .41 caliber.
I asked him about it. He said "strictly for protecting against Grizzlies, we have maybe a 50/50 chance of coming across one today. Yes, it is a .41, not a .44 Mag, but I also load my own". IIRC, some very heavy soft point rounds.

I asked him, "is that enough of a load?"
"It was the last time."

I immediately felt safer. Saw a lot of bear skat, but no bear that day.



Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 10, 2018 08:33 PM (UsCnO)

168 http://shuffsparkerizing.com/services/the-mini-g/

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:34 PM (yQpMk)

169

I believe the Navy .308 Garands had/have a chamber insert and were not actually a re-barrel nor had any gas system mods.

Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 10, 2018 08:34 PM (UFLLM)

170
Broadly speaking, the answer is usually "go to
the gun shop and see which one fits you best for that application".
There are so many inexpensive, reliable, concealable single-stacks that
there's no right answer.



Comedy answer: Boberg XR9

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:29 PM (fZuhk)

thanks much Hog. I have the Glock 23 40 cal. compact. I keep in the kitchn drawer and got the Glock 26 sub after I borrowed and shot it. But yes, its still beefy wide. You are right. Single stack, thin would be nice. I'll check the list out. that will be fun. I really like ruger. grew up with the 22 carbine. Its a hoot and Heidi carries the Ruger 38 light revolver, So I'll try ruger first. Great suggestions.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:35 PM (2CQCl)

171 Cannibal Bob: alternate comedy answer, carry a Borchardt C-93 openly in your hand because nobody will believe it's real.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:35 PM (fZuhk)

172 Clutch, TravelingMan and BenHad. I do live in Colorado where there are elk, They gouge out of state folks but I think all the states do this. Dad liked to hunt a state wildlife area that didn't allow motorized vehicles, we were always popular with folks that got elk and had thought they would pack them out as a group or making multiple trips but found that difficult in the rough terrain there. National Forests allow ATVs or jeeps where you can get them so most hunters in those areas don't need a pack horse.

I have thought of going up there and just posting contact info but officially you can't trade or sell game meat. So could only post offering to pack for dollars. If a hunter gives you a quarter of meat they have to include a note saying they are donating/giving it to you

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 08:35 PM (r4KP2)

173 armor crews got Thompsons/Grease Guns or 1911's maybe carbines too.

the tank was their primary weapon

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:36 PM (8zGKp)

174 ATVs should give all but the deafest/angriest/most desperate bear plenty of warning.

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:37 PM (8zGKp)

175

I believe the Navy .308 Garands had/have a chamber insert and were not actually a re-barrel nor had any gas system mods.
Posted by: In Vino Veritits at June 10, 2018 08:34 PM (UFLLM)
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I think I remember that too now that you mention it. Wasn't the chamber insert falling out the main problem with the idea?

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:37 PM (MVjcR)

176 chamber insert to prevent loading 30.06 ammo

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:38 PM (8zGKp)

177 gotta go w*rk on diner and some canoe sex beer.

BIAB or see ya on the ONT!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:39 PM (8zGKp)

178 88 Shooting is something I wish I really enjoyed and was good at. One would help the other, but I'm not good at holding steady so even with good modern optics my range is pretty limited, and I don't like loud noise, so even with decent ear protection. But it is fun to put holes in paper with a not too big caliber rifle. What I need is to find a sharp shooter that wants to hunt elk way up in the wilderness and would like it packed out.
Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (r4KP2)

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Savage makes a dandy 22 magnum bolt gun, though the magazines can leave a bit to be desired. Gun is easy to shoot, isn't all that loud and is extremely accurate out to 100 yards.

17 HMR is supposedly really accurate and easy to shoot, but I've not shot that particular round so cannot give personal testimony.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 08:39 PM (WEBkv)

179 I've personally found that the SW 500 is not fun to shoot. At all.



Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (NL6wI)

Just for SG's I bought a 45-70 barrel for my Thompson Center.

Posted by: harleycowboy at June 10, 2018 08:39 PM (+9AX9)

180 I really like ruger. grew up with the 22 carbine. Its a hoot and Heidi carries the Ruger 38 light revolver, So I'll try ruger first. Great suggestions.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:35 PM (2CQCl)


Someone around here must have at least fired an LCP and might be able to offer opinions. All I know is that there was a recall (easy enough to find out if a candidate gun was affected by it) and that there's an LCP II that features a slide lock (the original doesn't lock back).

You can also probably get one with a holster out the door for less than $400 too, I think the Dunham's around here always has sales on them. If you're a Ruger fan, the LCP is probably a good place to start.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:40 PM (fZuhk)

181 50 AE Desert Eagle is fun to shoot. Need big hands though.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 08:40 PM (WEBkv)

182 176 chamber insert to prevent loading 30.06 ammo
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 08:38 PM (8zGKp)
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There's a block to prevent that - but I think in the Navy experiment they actually used some sort of chamber sleeve insert to change the caliber.

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:40 PM (N4bnY)

183 and a wallet holster to go with the XD-S

http://bit.ly/2HApyxy

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:41 PM (yQpMk)

184 153 "That's what I thought but aren't half of those ifles in the top picture single shot? I don't see a magazine tube on them."

You're right. I didn't look closely but the ones without magazine tubes look like single shots, falling block not rolling block. Rolling blocks didn't use a lever to open the breech.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:41 PM (V+03K)

185 Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 08:35 PM (r4KP2)

Interesting on the elk, thank you. We have a small huntable herd in Michigan, and my sister got a license via the lottery.

Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:42 PM (kiSdp)

186 The tanker .308 would be considerably lighter than say M1A I may or may not hypothetically have.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 08:42 PM (zLDYs)

187 171
Cannibal Bob: alternate comedy answer, carry a Borchardt C-93 openly in your hand because nobody will believe it's real.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:35 PM (fZuhk)

Now THATS funny. lol.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:42 PM (2CQCl)

188 I used to have my mom's M-1 carbine. She'd had the stock cut down for her. Got stolen two weeks after we moved to NE Portland. They were watching the house as it was the first time I'd left since we moved in. They missed the .357 revolver on the floor as there was a newspaper over it. We reported the theft but never heard anything about it. There was a report later that some of the Portland police had been caught keeping stolen property. I always suspected one of them wound up with it.

Posted by: Notsothoreau at June 10, 2018 08:42 PM (Lqy/e)

189 For you Jacksonville folks, I'm hanging at Cap'n Odies right now.

Posted by: Jeff Weimer at June 10, 2018 08:43 PM (QwgOG)

190 Ok. Off to bed. 'Night every body!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:43 PM (MVjcR)

191 I have a BM59, which is a sweet 308 but lacks the WWII history of the M1, though it has it's own interesting tale.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:44 PM (yQpMk)

192 Just for SG's I bought a 45-70 barrel for my Thompson Center.
Posted by: harleycowboy at June 10, 2018 08:39 PM (+9AX9)


A family friend once brought a .45-70 BFR to the range when I was maybe 16. I don't remember much about it except that it was fun, so it must have been pretty sedate because I'm an enormous mincing pansy about report and recoil.

It's probably the low velocity and pressure from being a black powder cartridge and the fact that the thing weighed about eighteen pounds unloaded.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:44 PM (fZuhk)

193 'night, Weasel.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:45 PM (fZuhk)

194 183
and a wallet holster to go with the XD-S



http://bit.ly/2HApyxy

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:41 PM (yQpMk)

hey, thats a nice holster Grump.

Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:45 PM (2CQCl)

195 When we went hog hunting I practiced with a nice Remington 6mm that my mom had used for deer. It was a LOT nicer to shoot than the heavier elk calibers. But I have a hard time holding the crosshairs nice and steady, aside from any recoil flinching. Luckily I don't have to shoot well to eat well. Riding horses has always been more appealing so I never practiced with a 22 when young, nor will I do much now. I have a shotgun for self defense - so I don't have to be Annie Oakley to take down a home invader.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 08:46 PM (r4KP2)

196 LCP is daily carry cuz it fits everywhere. Wallet holster doesn't print and works well in cargo pants or any back pocket.
380 is a bit undersize, but better than leaving a machine gun at home. Shoots fine but does smack your hand.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:48 PM (+n4DQ)

197 hey, thats a nice holster Grump.

I have a similar design from Talon for my RM380, which replaced my P64 as my daily carry. Like this: https://amzn.to/2LHGWD9

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:48 PM (yQpMk)

198 Grump that's it, Shuffs.


And Weasel that's quite cool about the Navy Arms rifle.


I've seen references to Navy 308s on the CMP forums for years, never read about them, have always wondered: WT hell was the point of doing a new caliber for the M1? Would think cost/logistics efficiency of staying with 30-06 would easily outweigh any advantages (sort of why the M1 is 30-06, vs. .276 Pedersen, to begin with).


Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:50 PM (QDnY+)

199 Cool Clutch, Good luck to your sis on her hunt. My sis is in ND and they have a small lottery draw for elk now. I think she and her SO have been putting in for it.

Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 08:51 PM (r4KP2)

200 The wallet holsters make it just look like you have an iPhone or some other device in your pocket.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:51 PM (yQpMk)

201 139 Yeah, we had a discussion on this a couple months ago, but if you are in grizzly "bar" country is there any other handgun choice? .454 Casull?

Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (kiSdp)


But, that's not for "fun". Heh.

167 Yeah, we had a discussion on this a couple months
ago, but if you are in grizzly "bar" country is there any other handgun
choice? .454 Casull?

Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (kiSdp)

167 ..."Yes, it is a .41, not a .44 Mag, but I also load my own". IIRC, some very heavy soft point rounds.

I asked him, "is that enough of a load?"
"It was the last time."

Posted by: LeftCoast Dawg at June 10, 2018 08:33 PM (UsCnO)


Very interesting. Can you expound further? (i.e., was that enough to kill the bear or just repel it, shot placement).

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 08:52 PM (NL6wI)

202 I've been asked the "why do you need" question twice.

Once was by a lib, who on hearing I had an AR asked why I "needed a machine gun."

I know this sounds like a parody, but it was really said, word for word.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 08:53 PM (fRU2t)

203 How do we protect our children from psychos with guns? Simple; we do what Mickey Mouse does.

Visited the Magic Kingdom for the first time in 25+ years. Every person entering the park is: fingerprinted (electronic scanner); their bags (including strollers) are searched; and they pass through metal and explosive detectors. Every person. No exceptions. The security cast member told me they have had more than 60 thousand entries per day this year. 60 thousand per day. 30+ times the Parkland High enrollment.

Nobody gets into the park without going through a controlled security check station. Not guests, not cast members, not vendors, not even the security staff. Not anybody.

The security check point was the fastest moving line I experienced that day.

I did not see anyone who appeared to be armed. But, Disney is a master of illusion and I assumed there were some.

Last shooting rampage in a Disney Park??? Oh yeah, never.

Posted by: Call me Ishmael at June 10, 2018 08:53 PM (9X60i)

204 Dammit. Multi-comment quote fail. *sighs*

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 08:53 PM (NL6wI)

205 1967: Remington M600 in. 308 Win. Great first rifle for an 11 year old kid. Thirty plus deer and two replacement stocks later it's still a hell of a deer rifle.

Posted by: Cosda at June 10, 2018 08:53 PM (gng0c)

206 Yeah, grump, talon wallet holster for the win. I got patted down at an event and they missed it. I was already thinking how far way the car was parked.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:53 PM (+n4DQ)

207 Would think cost/logistics efficiency of staying with 30-06 would easily outweigh any advantages (sort of why the M1 is 30-06, vs. .276 Pedersen, to begin with).
Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 08:50 PM (QDnY+)


By the time they were rechambered, nothing else was using .30-06 and switching the rifles over to 7.62x54 was the logistically simpler decision because it put them in parity with the M-14 and M60.

Unless you weren't asking and were just remarking and already knew that, in which case: yes.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:54 PM (fZuhk)

208 Test.

Posted by: iron308 at June 10, 2018 08:54 PM (ZJFse)

209 Someone around here must have at least fired an LCP and might be able to offer opinions. All I know is that there was a recall (easy enough to find out if a candidate gun was affected by it) and that there's an LCP II that features a slide lock (the original doesn't lock back).

You can also probably get one with a holster out the door for less than $400 too, I think the Dunham's around here always has sales on them. If you're a Ruger fan, the LCP is probably a good place to start.
Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:40 PM (fZuhk)

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I had an LCP. This is the only gun I have ever bought without shooting one first. Big mistake. Since is so light with the poly frame, all recoil went the hand and lower arm. I sold it and bought a Bersa Thunder 380. Bigger and heavier as it is all metal gun, but much more enjoyable to shoot while still being easy to conceal.

Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 10, 2018 08:55 PM (I16G8)

210 Brownells is back up on youtube. https://preview.tinyurl.com/y9dst64q

Posted by: iron308 at June 10, 2018 08:55 PM (ZJFse)

211 Woo, in for the gun thread before willowed!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 08:55 PM (xJa6I)

212 Another advantage of lever actions and single action revolvers, especially Ruger Blackhawks, is you can load them to any bullet weight/powder charge that's safe. Both types of guns are a reloaders dream. You can say the same for Contender single shots but while they are strong enough, they are a bit unwieldy for carrying and are VERY uncomfortable with heavy recoil.

Any reloeaders remember when loading manuals had separate sections for Blackhawk and Contender only?

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:56 PM (V+03K)

213 Every now and then I slip a couple of cartridges in my pocket, and play 'Guess the cartridge' with friends.

I stumped a guy this week at a tire shop where I was having a tube put in my lawn tractor's tire.

He went me one better, he reached under the counter and put two rounds on the counter.

Yeah, I was stumped. One turned out to be a .348 Winchester, and the other a .17 Remington.

The kicker? He has both rifles.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at June 10, 2018 08:57 PM (N+Do/)

214 Welp, got my CZ 97 back from CZ.
The loaded chamber indicator had flown off. They replaced it. The gun doesn't need it, it's a design flaw and a point of failure for the gun but....it's on the California registry with the LCI so...it stays.

Anyway.

Gun shot very well. First 10 rounds at 7 yards made one hole. Very nice for .45 ACP. The gun is as accurate as I can focus. It feels...thinner than it is. Fits the hand well, as with most CZs after 75.

200 rounds, no problems, single hand firing wasn't bad either. Gun is fine, Mark needs more practice.

Good day at the range after all.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 08:58 PM (xJa6I)

215 Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 08:48 PM (+n4DQ)
Posted by: Calm Mentor at June 10, 2018 08:55 PM (I16G


OK, well, that's 2 for 2 saying that the LCP can be snappy to the point of being unpleasant, so Cannibal Bob, if you're sensitive to that, maybe consider something else.

FWIW my only .380 is a Taurus TCP with a Crimson Trace LG-407 on it and I have no issues with it in any respect. I was hesitant, but I read a lot of reviews and it seems like manufacturing them in Florida instead of Brazil really boosted the reliability (I've never had it fail in any way).

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 08:59 PM (fZuhk)

216 190 Ok. Off to bed. 'Night every body!

Posted by: Weasel at June 10, 2018 08:43 PM (MVjcR)

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Thank you for your answer, sir.

Have a good one!

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 08:59 PM (WEBkv)

217 hogmartin, thanks. Thought there were still other platforms using 30-06. And you meant 7.62X51 (30, not 54R, right? 54R would be RPKs and the like, right?

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 09:01 PM (QDnY+)

218 I don't have big paws so I can get all my fingers on the RM380 with the extended magazine. My pinkie does nothing if I have the flat concealment magazine in but it's not a snappy pistols. And since it has a dropping breech action, it racks very very easily.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:02 PM (yQpMk)

219 1st? Remington Model 511 Scoremaster .22

For Christmas, when I was 10 years old.

I would still have it, except for that damned canoe.

Posted by: Mike Hammer, etc, etc. at June 10, 2018 09:02 PM (N+Do/)

220 Fine day on the range with the dad's old Winchester Model 70 target rifle. That ol' girl is a tack driver at 600 yards. A good day was had.

Posted by: RedMindBlueState at June 10, 2018 09:02 PM (vxyF1)

221 194 183
and a wallet holster to go with the XD-S



http://bit.ly/2HApyxy

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 08:41 PM (yQpMk)

hey, thats a nice holster Grump.
Posted by: Cannibal Bob at June 10, 2018 08:45 PM (2CQCl)

I've got that same holster for my Kahr 380. It works. Good for pocket carry.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:03 PM (xJa6I)

222 As I always do, I encourage anyone who hasn't shot
an M1 to do so. For those who have, and want one, don't wait. Get one
from CMP now.
Posted by: rhomboid

Before the accident, I had a 1941 Springfield M1. Word got around at work and one of the tiniest gals in the building asked if Id take it (and her to the range). Novice shooter but her Dad was talking them up to her.

Shows up with an couple of bandoleers full of .30-06 M2 150gr FMJ ball ammo. We shot the hell outta the place. I swear she had the big O whenever the clip *pinged* of out the receiver.

Calls every so often to go again. Got to love someone that brings their own ammo every time.

Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:03 PM (9rIkM)

223 Hogmartin, my only consideration is that it be unpleasant on the receiving end. I'll trade the complete concealability and therefore "no excuse for not carrying everywhere".
YMMV.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:04 PM (+n4DQ)

224 164 I want a Kel-Tec SUB-2000 so bad...


Unfortunately, due to the UNCONSTITUTIONAL and tragically misnamed "NY S.A.F.E. Act" (q.v.), I can't legally own one where I'm at!
Posted by: Zettai Roshia-no Botto at June 10, 2018 08:32 PM (BCN0

It's a great backpack gun.

Can you legally buy the new Ruger carbine? It's heavier but might be a good choice for a pistol caliber carbine.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:04 PM (xJa6I)

225 JTB, I think reloading manuals still have "Ruger-only" loads in them (if not separate sections).


Mark, I'd love a 97. Only CZ so far is an 83, which is very nice. Plan to get a 75. If circumstances change and I'm more in buying mode, I'll keep my eyes open for a 97. Since they're on the CA roster (CZ is great about keeping their out of production models on the roster), would be easier to get than some.


On the LCP, can't say, but once fired an LCR (38, using 38 commercial reloads from the range). Yikes. "To have, not shoot" describes it well. Like getting your hand slapped by a night-stick.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 09:05 PM (QDnY+)

226 RMBS, what caliber?

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:05 PM (+n4DQ)

227 Calls every so often to go again. Got to love someone that brings their own ammo every time.
Posted by: Tonypete at June 10, 2018 09:03 PM (9rIkM)

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No idea why, but shooting my M1 always brings a smile to my face. I just thoroughly enjoy shooting that weapon.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:05 PM (WEBkv)

228 212
Any reloaders remember when loading manuals had separate sections for Blackhawk and Contender only?

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 08:56 PM (V+03K)


Some still do. I have recent Hodgdon and Speer manuals with separate sections for 45 Colt for Blackhawk and Contender.

Posted by: Iowa Bob at June 10, 2018 09:06 PM (bjCNA)

229 There were .308 Garands issued in the Navy for sure.

Issued for service? I've only ever heard of Navy Trophy rifles.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderber's phone at June 10, 2018 09:06 PM (sx1wG)

230 Bersas are sorta bastard kin to Walthers/Bernadellis, neh?

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:06 PM (zLDYs)

231 What I need is to find a sharp shooter that wants to hunt elk way up in the wilderness and would like it packed out.
Posted by: PaleRider, simply irredeemable at June 10, 2018 07:47 PM (r4KP2)

I know a guy named Paulo

Posted by: Alpine Crotch at June 10, 2018 09:08 PM (vmU0f)

232 And you meant 7.62X51 (30, not 54R, right? 54R would be RPKs and the like, right?
Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 09:01 PM (QDnY+)


You're absolutely right, my mistake.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:08 PM (fZuhk)

233 139 I've personally found that the S&W 500 is not fun to shoot. At all.

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 07:16 PM (NL6wI)

Yeah, we had a discussion on this a couple months ago, but if you are in grizzly "bar" country is there any other handgun choice? .454 Casull?
Posted by: clutch at June 10, 2018 08:15 PM (kiSdp)

When I go off in the deep WA woods, I carry an Glock 20 with Underwood hardcast 10mm rounds.

If 15 rounds of that won't stop it, it deserves to eat me.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:08 PM (xJa6I)

234 First rifle I ever had: Remington 512 22, Inherited from my father. the rifle was later stolen. The one that truly made me sick, though, was my model 99 Savage lever action chambered in 250 Savage. Inherited from my grandfather Worth a small fortune these days. Stolen at the same time as my 22.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:09 PM (WEBkv)

235 230 Bersas are sorta bastard kin to Walthers/Bernadellis, neh?
Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:06 PM (zLDYs)

Jah, Walther knock offs. Just be watchful with their magazines. I've owned two that had issues with bad mags or bad assembly or something. Just not reliable.

Other folks love 'em and swear by 'em.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:10 PM (xJa6I)

236 @ rhomboid

I think you'll be very happy with any CZ you buy. This is my third (I have a 82 in 9 Mak as well) and I'm kinda kicking myself for not getting into them earlier.

They're right up there with Glocks and Springfield for accuracy for me. And they're way more comfortable to shoot.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:12 PM (xJa6I)

237 Issued for service? I've only ever heard of Navy Trophy rifles.
Posted by: Bob the Bilderber's phone at June 10, 2018 09:06 PM (sx1wG)


Like, to shoot at people? Ships have a small arms locker, and they do stand watches with them.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:12 PM (fZuhk)

238 Cz83 in .380 is a nice shooter, fun and acccurate.

Posted by: Jean at June 10, 2018 09:12 PM (MS0+a)

239 7.62x51 mm NATO U.S. Navy Garand Rifles

http://bit.ly/2sM8ujH

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:14 PM (yQpMk)

240 Cz83 in .380 is a nice shooter, fun and acccurate.

But large and not that concealable.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:14 PM (yQpMk)

241 Anyone have any funny freak-outs about guns. I had some purportedly conservative relatives get the vapors when they learned I had concealed carry. After a couple years they don't seemed very concerned.

Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 09:15 PM (fRU2t)

242 Shot my M1 yesterday and stripped and cleaned it today. Now I have to go online and find the reassembly instructions. This happens every time I take it apart, I seem to have a mental block on reassembling the bullet guide and follower assembly. I have the instructions from the CMP, but it just says "Reassembly in the reverse order of disassembly". Yeah, thanks, that helps. Not.

I probably need to take a couple of hours and repeatedly dis and re assemble it until I can do it blindfolded. Maybe I can find a guy to wear a smokey the bear hat and scream at me while I do it. That should help, right?

Posted by: Iowa Bob at June 10, 2018 09:15 PM (bjCNA)

243 I have seen a Navy 308 Garand being sold out of someone's collection.

I should have bought it.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:16 PM (yQpMk)

244 M.A.Edwards, had a Bernardelli once and kinda liked it, much better fit and finish than Bersa. But lead downrange, shot placement, zombietimes blah blah.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:17 PM (zLDYs)

245 240 Cz83 in .380 is a nice shooter, fun and acccurate.

But large and not that concealable.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:14 PM (yQpMk)


It's not large. It had a double stack mag, so it's not svelte but it's no longer than a Walther PP. It is all steel, so it's not light.

But it's smaller than my XD 9 or PPQ by a long shot.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:17 PM (xJa6I)

246 225 ... rhomboid, I'm sure you would love the CZ75. It's my favorite 9mm and inspite of her small hands, Mrs. JTB is comfortable and deadly accurate with it. The 22lr converter kit is crazy accurate as well.

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:17 PM (V+03K)

247 241 Anyone have any funny freak-outs about guns. I had some purportedly conservative relatives get the vapors when they learned I had concealed carry. After a couple years they don't seemed very concerned.
Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 09:15 PM (fRU2t)
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My wife said something the first time I carried in church. However, a couple of church shootings later it became a non-issue.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (WEBkv)

248 Grump I don't know, don't carry, but I'd think an 83 would be as concealable as many other platforms that people do carry today.


Most ergonomically natural and easy gun I've ever held. Can shoot it one-handed almost as well as with two-hand grip. Got a nice cheap surplus one through AIM, was shocked to stumble on a factory-new one in a fun store shortly after (I think part of a special last run done for an American distributor, and surely one of the last in the retail channel), bought it and put it away.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (QDnY+)

249 MAE, I think you are skewing the "guns per household" numbers.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (+n4DQ)

250 244 M.A.Edwards, had a Bernardelli once and kinda liked it, much better fit and finish than Bersa. But lead downrange, shot placement, zombietimes blah blah.
Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:17 PM (zLDYs)

Ooh, I have shot one of those. New gun to look up!

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (xJa6I)

251 More so than a lever gun, I have been jonesing for a Remington Rolling Block style action. Tippmann Armory is doing stripped actions for 400 bucks, rated to 60,000 PSI of chamber pressure. Can't quite handle .300 WinMag, but could probably do .300 HH or I could be a fucking hipster about it and go for 6.5mm Creedmoor. Action, barrel, iron sights, wood. Done.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (2kD+f)

252

Today was range day, all 3 of my favorite black powder revolvers had some exercise.
The Remington, the Army Colt, and what has become my new favorite, the Rogers and Spencer.
To many, these are considered toys--not even hardly. They will kill just as surely as a Glock or my beloved 1911.
Using them is like holding a piece of our history, which for me is the allure.

Posted by: irongrampa at June 10, 2018 09:19 PM (S/hVx)

253 249 MAE, I think you are skewing the "guns per household" numbers.
Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (+n4DQ)

Um...guilty.

Very, very guilty of that.

I have too many guns. But I've only managed to sell two so far.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:19 PM (xJa6I)

254 Don't know if this counts as threadjacking at the Gun Thread, so I'll go ahead and post this Quora question I just found:

What would happen if you gave Chuck Norris the Super Soldier Serum?"

My answer: Chuck Norris IS the Super Soldier Serum!

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 10, 2018 09:19 PM (eMKNe)

255 It's not large.

It's only and inch and a smidge shorter than a GI 1911. It seems large to me, certainly compared to a P64 or PA63 or a Mak.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:20 PM (yQpMk)

256 My wife said something the first time I carried in church. However, a couple of church shootings later it became a non-issue.
Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:18 PM (WEBkv)


Interesting strategy, but it sounds like it worked out for you.

Did you just have to shoot into the ceiling?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:21 PM (fZuhk)

257 241 Anyone have any funny freak-outs about guns. I had some purportedly conservative relatives get the vapors when they learned I had concealed carry. After a couple years they don't seemed very concerned.
Posted by: CM9000 at June 10, 2018 09:15 PM (fRU2t)

Some fun and some not so fun stories among my friends and family.

My mother is terrified of guns, so me carrying around her always puts her into 'mom mode'.

One of my friends, a former navy officer, doesn't let me carry my gun in his apartment. Which pisses me off. But his house, his rules...

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:22 PM (xJa6I)

258 I have too many guns. But I've only managed to sell two so far.


It's really hard, isn't it? I have rifles that haven't been fired in years, but I can't sell them.

It's a sickness.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:22 PM (yQpMk)

259
Did you just have to shoot into the ceiling?
Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:21 PM (fZuhk)
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Heh.

Posted by: Blake - used bridge salesman at June 10, 2018 09:23 PM (WEBkv)

260 An now that I have lost my 9X19 virginity, I'm looking at all kinds of stuff in that caliber.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:23 PM (yQpMk)

261 like the Star BM for instance.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:24 PM (yQpMk)

262 No one. No one. Except Mrs Red knows I carry.
Except for one or two AOS morons.

Posted by: RI Red at June 10, 2018 09:25 PM (+n4DQ)

263 still under $200 all over the place.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:25 PM (yQpMk)

264 To many, these are considered toys--not even hardly. They will kill just as surely as a Glock or my beloved 1911.
Posted by: irongrampa at June 10, 2018 09:19 PM (S/hVx)


That's actually... I wouldn't say it was difficult, but I do have to remind myself once in a while that the flintlock rifle will kill anything on the continent within about 100 yards. It has a very nonthreatening feel and it's easy to lose 'respect' for it compared to a smokeless cartridge weapon.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:25 PM (fZuhk)

265 #124, the 86,000 rifles in from the Philippines, and the 800,000 Garands and carbines still sitting in the ROK (neaky bastards were trying to sell us back our own Lend Lease foreign aid guns) ought to keep CMP busy for a while. Plus if the 1911A1 sale goes well, there is talk of pushing for enabling return of foreign aid 1911s. Remember all the weird places the CMP has gotten Garands back from? They all got .45s, too, and they are still out there.

Posted by: Colonel Kurtz at June 10, 2018 09:25 PM (2kD+f)

266 Very nice ensemble of lever-action boomers. It's always nice to have at least one at your disposal.

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 09:26 PM (J7XgW)

267 255 It's not large.

It's only and inch and a smidge shorter than a GI 1911. It seems large to me, certainly compared to a P64 or PA63 or a Mak.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:20 PM (yQpMk)

Ya made me get my tape measure out.

I am wrong. My XD 9 is 7 inches long.
My CZ 82 is....7 inches long, with beavertail.

Feels smaller to me because the slide is so slender compared to my blocky XD.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:26 PM (xJa6I)

268 we had a Ruger Blackhawk... in 357 Maximum. no top strap erosion, so it wasn't previously owned by an idiot.

the horror, the horror...

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 09:28 PM (8zGKp)

269 I think my next project could be hypothetically a G17 Gen4 cut down to G19 frame size. In other words what the G19X should have been.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:28 PM (zLDYs)

270 IIRC, didn't some lever actions load from the stock?

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 09:28 PM (8zGKp)

271 An now that I have lost my 9X19 virginity, I'm looking at all kinds of stuff in that caliber.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:23 PM (yQpMk)


A lot of police-surplus Sig P226s are floating around for decent prices, if you have any interest in that. It's kind of a 2.5th generation 9mm, steel frame. Very nice pistol.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:29 PM (fZuhk)

272 258 I have too many guns. But I've only managed to sell two so far.


It's really hard, isn't it? I have rifles that haven't been fired in years, but I can't sell them.

It's a sickness.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:22 PM (yQpMk)

I have guns I don't even LIKE that I can't bring myself to get rid of. Because it's a buyer's market and they won't raise much. So I get to thinking 'well, just in case'...

Sigh.

I can supply three bloody squads with sidearms with my 'just in case' pistols.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:29 PM (xJa6I)

273 [pi]IIRC, didn't some lever actions load from the stock?


Hey that's true, if Unforgiven is to be believed.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:29 PM (yQpMk)

274 OT: Mister Metokur's E3 2018 livestream for Bethesda. Currently, Andrew WK is doing a live performance instead of playing game footage for Rage 2....

https://youtu.be/3I7iDHBZ0j4

Posted by: antisocial justice beatnik at June 10, 2018 09:29 PM (NL6wI)

275 269 I think my next project could be hypothetically a G17 Gen4 cut down to G19 frame size. In other words what the G19X should have been.
Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:28 PM (zLDYs)

Brownells makes a G17 slide designed for the G19 frame. One of the youtube gun guys I follow did a review of them.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:30 PM (xJa6I)

276 IIRC, didn't some lever actions load from the stock?
Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 09:28 PM (8zGKp)


Spencer rifles had a tube magazine that extended into the buttstock. I'm fairly certain they were loaded by pulling the tube from the buttplate, but they might have had a provision for a receiver top-off too, not sure about that.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:31 PM (fZuhk)

277 Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:31 PM (fZuhk)

May have to watch Unforgiven again to find out.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 09:32 PM (2DOZq)

278 Goggle image for Spencers show them with the side hammer like a trap door Springfield.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:33 PM (yQpMk)

279 252 ... irongrampa, I like your choice of recreation. Cap and ball revolvers and any BP weapons are so much fun. I mentioned last week that Cabelas is having a sale on all their Pietta cap and ball guns. I picked up a steel frame Remington 1858 with 5.5 inch barrel and a Colt 1851 brass frame with the 4 7/8 inch barrel. Both in 44 caliber. Very different balance from the longer barrel versions.


So much history, so much fun with these and so cheap to shoot. I even like cleaning them. (Yeah, I know I'm strange.)

Posted by: JTB at June 10, 2018 09:33 PM (V+03K)

280 I have a 1906 Marlin octagonal barrel 30-30. 8 round tube mag. Weighs a ton but accurate as hell.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 10, 2018 09:33 PM (dJSKT)

281 ooooo! A gun thread!

*looks around*

oh. its not sex joke? ewwww

Posted by: Ali Watkins - show me your gun boys at June 10, 2018 09:34 PM (PTA8E)

282 I don't have too many guns. I have too few gun safes.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 09:34 PM (2DOZq)

283 I don't have too many guns. I have too few gun safes.


*fistbump*

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:34 PM (yQpMk)

284 I just try to stay under triple digits.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:35 PM (yQpMk)

285 Col Kurtz, I thought the South Koh-rean M1s were *not* MAP, thus would re-enter only as commercial imports. Of course, that would still increase supply. But all scuttlebutt about their condition, and that of their carbines, has been negative.


The former director of CMP, Orest Michaels, did say not long before he retired that he finally "saw the end in sight" for significant numbers of returned M1s CMP would be selling. Dunno if he included the Philippines rifles in that statement.


In any case, my advice stands for general reasons - if you can afford it and want one, prices and selection will only get worse over time, not better.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 09:36 PM (QDnY+)

286 Rented the new "Death Wish" movie this week. Not bad. One glaring thing though is that he somehow manages to purchase a legal full-auto assault rifle, in Chicago, in just a couple of days. Yeah, right.

Posted by: AshevilleRobert at June 10, 2018 09:36 PM (w+Jhj)

287 Goggle image for Spencers show them with the side hammer like a trap door Springfield.
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:33 PM (yQpMk)


Cycling the lever also doesn't cock the hammer, that's an extra step. You have to cycle the lever to chamber a cartridge, then cock the hammer like the Springfield. It was a crazy transitional anything-goes period, man! I'm sure we all designed some guns in the mid-late 19th century that we'd rather forget about, amirite, guys?

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:36 PM (fZuhk)

288 and don't forget to enter to win the Masterpiece Arms 308Batan

https://wn.nr/Umr6Uz

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:36 PM (yQpMk)

289 I can supply three bloody squads with sidearms with my 'just in case' pistols.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:29 PM (xJa6I)
---
piker.


Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 09:37 PM (8zGKp)

290 don't have too many guns. I have too few gun safes.


*fistbump*
Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:34 PM (yQpMk)

Have you noticed that you have to halve the capacity of a gun safe advertised by the manufacturer?

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 09:37 PM (2DOZq)

291 Thanks Mark, will take a look at that slide option from Brownells. That's it for me, taps at OP Eromero.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:37 PM (zLDYs)

292 Have you noticed that you have to halve the capacity of a gun safe advertised by the manufacturer?


Store some upside down.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:38 PM (yQpMk)

293 Also have never sold, nor considered selling, a gun. I have far fewer than some of you, but a few. I actually do shoot all of them, at some point, so there's no "it just sits in the safe" issue.


Two I shoot least? My two 22s - a Single Six (convertible) and an M and P 22. Like them both, just don't take them to the range that often.

Posted by: rhomboid at June 10, 2018 09:39 PM (QDnY+)

294 The LCP isn't bad; adding a Pachmyer to it aids substantially.

The Glock 43 is a surprisingly soft shooter.

Posted by: Duncanthrax at June 10, 2018 09:40 PM (DMUuz)

295 I don't have too many guns. I have too few gun safes.

Posted by: Lancelot Link Secret Agent Chimp at June 10, 2018 09:34 PM (2DOZq)
---
that's what YOU think...

https://www.storemoreguns.com/collections/gun-safe-accessories

on line is same price as my local toy store, but free shipping and ZERO sales tax to the fascist pigs in Sacto = Winning!

Posted by: redc1c4 at June 10, 2018 09:40 PM (8zGKp)

296 Alright, off to walk my pup.

Glad I made the gun thread, have a good one, everyone.

Posted by: Mark Andrew Edwards at June 10, 2018 09:41 PM (xJa6I)

297 Aye, Grump. A 48 gub safe will not hold 48 gubs unless you you stack them like that. Especially if 1/3 of the space is taken up with handgubs and other 'things'.

Posted by: Eromero at June 10, 2018 09:41 PM (zLDYs)

298 Grump, will those Tanker Garands by Shuffs handle modern 30.06 or .308?

Posted by: butch at June 10, 2018 09:45 PM (hXu8T)

299 Always wanted an Enfield carbine in .308. Still pretty affordable if you can find them.

Posted by: Quilter's Irish Death at June 10, 2018 09:46 PM (dJSKT)

300 Grump, will those Tanker Garands by Shuffs handle modern 30.06 or .308?

Adjustable gas plugs are your friend.

Posted by: Bob the Bilderber's phone at June 10, 2018 09:46 PM (sx1wG)

301 (286) Truck stop waitresses.

Posted by: Burger Chef at June 10, 2018 09:46 PM (RuIsu)

302 Got an Enfield No. 4 Mk 1, barrel totally shot out. Planning to strip it down and restore this year.

Posted by: butch at June 10, 2018 09:48 PM (hXu8T)

303 Howdy. Lots of wood in the top pic.

Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:50 PM (2vdM0)

304 Grump, will those Tanker Garands by Shuffs handle modern 30.06 or .308?


I assume they want M2 ball or 7.62NATO near 150gr.

Posted by: Grump928(C) at June 10, 2018 09:50 PM (yQpMk)

305 The gubs, they scare me.

Posted by: Trigglyflake at June 10, 2018 09:51 PM (Tyii7)

306 Only have two levers - a Marlin 1894C in .38/.357 with Skinner sights and a Savage 99 in .300 Savage. Tack drivers both.

Posted by: Skookumchuk at June 10, 2018 09:53 PM (CeJUf)

307 Howdy.
Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:50 PM (2vdM0)


Hello there.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:54 PM (fZuhk)

308 What time is the ONT?

Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:55 PM (2vdM0)

309 So instead of buying a new firearm this weekend, I just purchased a new magnum vacuum cleaner. It's going to be hard for me to sink that large hunk of plastic in a boating accident but I'll manage.

Posted by: Fritz at June 10, 2018 09:55 PM (J7XgW)

310 My wife, (not really a gun person) is OK with readily available loaded ar's/12ga and a 40cal/9mm in the house at all times. Concealed carry as well. I married well. The only gun she enjoys shooting is the AR. She is recoil sensitive for sure.

Posted by: USNtakim prfoundly deplorable! at June 10, 2018 09:57 PM (0OmEj)

311 What time is the ONT?
Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:55 PM (2vdM0)


Sunday.

Posted by: hogmartin at June 10, 2018 09:57 PM (fZuhk)

312 What time is the ONT?
Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:55 PM


Does anybody really know what time it is?

Posted by: Chicago at June 10, 2018 09:58 PM (DMUuz)

313 The ONT is 10:07 pm

and y'all are late

Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:59 PM (2vdM0)

314 Only good people can have guns in movies. George Cloony is good for instance...John Wayne can go to hell.

Posted by: Hollywood at June 10, 2018 10:00 PM (J2JCU)

315 What time is the ONT?
Posted by: ALH at June 10, 2018 09:55 PM (2vdM0)


---------

Does anybody really know what time it is?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 10, 2018 10:03 PM (FsRTQ)

316 Grump - I checked Shuffs' website. It comes with a Shuster adjustable gas plug, so you can run modern .30-06 (hotter than M2 ball) without gooning up your op rod. I should get one of those for my Garand.

Posted by: butch at June 10, 2018 10:03 PM (hXu8T)

317 Crap.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 10, 2018 10:03 PM (FsRTQ)

318 Where's that confounded bridge?

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 10, 2018 10:03 PM (FsRTQ)

319 Does anybody really know what time it is?

Posted by: Amy Schumer at June 10, 2018 10:07 PM (FsRTQ)

320 Shut up, Amy.

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at June 10, 2018 10:08 PM (FsRTQ)

321 Does anybody really care?
If so, I can't imagine why.
We've all got time enough to die.

Posted by: qdpsteve at June 10, 2018 10:11 PM (eMKNe)

322 My first rifle was a Stephens Little Scout .22. Still have it. Next was an Enfield .303 bought for about $8. Still have it. Next was an M-1 Garand. The Army wouldn't let me take it home. Same with the M-14. The M-1 was the best of the lot.

Posted by: RG Ainslee at June 10, 2018 10:42 PM (qSnW8)

323 OMG I just checked in and noticed that I was the No. 5 AOS Commenter this past week!!! I have always felt kind of sorry for those who end up on that list, thinking "gee, those people should get a life or something." And now, oh the shame! Can I ever live it down?
Well, I surely will not be on the list next week for tomorrow I am going into the back country of the Colorado Rockies for most of the week and will probably not even be able to keep up with the news, much less blather on and on on the ONT and other venues.
All that said, thanks to the Horde for tolerating me. And, I promise I will try to get a life. Really.

Posted by: Ruthless at June 10, 2018 11:06 PM (md3fh)

324 Late to comment.... but my Winchester 1894 i 357/38 is fun and accurate. Great brush gun.

Posted by: colfax mingo at June 10, 2018 11:27 PM (MFFyI)

325 Dagnabbit. Had to work during the gun thread b

Posted by: Igotnothing at June 11, 2018 01:23 AM (scP6Z)

326 MiL update for those praying and continuing to pray. Admitted to local metro hospital after CT scan revealed bleeding or other anomaly on the brain.

She's in for MRI now. Doctors giving range of initial diagnoses from metastatized cancer to aneurysm. Your continued prayers and well-wishes are appreciated.

Backstory is that she thought she had stomach flu, was dehydrated, and was found passed out and incoherent, shaking. In retrospect, after weeks of remarking about memory issues, this latest turn makes sense to be some brain anomaly, with an aneurysm giving similar stomach problems to stomach flu such as nausea and vomiting.

Posted by: flounder, rebel, vulgarian, deplorable, winner at June 11, 2018 01:44 AM (pZv7n)

327 This thing still on?

Posted by: NZFrank with a M2 at June 11, 2018 03:37 AM (K5ndZ)

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