The official "Gun Nut" thread.....

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by SurfGuitar141, Nov 24, 2010.

  1. sota

    sota Full Access Member

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    damn. is that the only good thing armscor ever made? :D
    obviously the rifle likes that ammo.
     
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    It’s the only rifle we have that does like it - in no other rifle will it consistently go bang. The primers are pretty hard. Not only does it go bang every time, it puts it in the same place every time.

    We tried Ely, CCI regular, CCI quiet and Blazer. Only the CCI regular performed the same as the Armscorp and it costs more than twice as much.

    So my husband bought 6 bricks (on sale at AIM for $20 a brick) as soon as we got home :lol:
     
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    Just realized I hadn't post results of the 2 gun match a few weeks ago.

    First off....IT WAS HOT!! Over 90 by 11:00 when we were starting stage 2. (we got a late start afterall.)
    And no, I didn't wear the kilt:emotions34:

    It's a totally casual competition between an extended group of guys/gals that I shoot with. Just increasing our skills and having fun thru some run-n-gun games with the pressure of the clock and "dudes watching dudes".
    We try to do them at least 2-3 a year at a guy's farm.

    I placed 6th out of 11 shooters, with which I was quite happy. I was a bit more competitive in the running, but stage 4 was an absolute dumpster fire.

    Stage 4 in a nutshell.
    Pistol only. Steel plate rack (six 10" steel plates) at 25 yards.
    Start seated on chair with pistol on small table to your right (or left for southpaws) and magazine on small table on the other side.
    At buzzer, stand up load pistol, shoot all six plates- plates MUST fall
    Table pistol, run up and reset 5 plates.
    Return to pistol and shoot 5 plates.
    Table pistol, run up and reset 4 plates
    (continue this with 3 plates, 2 plates, etc. until last plate)
    Time stops when last plate falls.

    A perfect stage would take 21 rounds....I have five- 10 round mags for the CZ75 (.40cal)...I ran out of ammo after the 3 reset:emotions34: Left 5 targets, 10 second penalty each.

    Still lots of fun, and some exercise and good company
     
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    shot irons for the first time in a while, definitely a bit rusty so the RCO is staying home for the next few range trips.
     
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    you guys are making me jealous. i need to get some stress relief time in.
     
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    picked up 2 more lowers to build and I'm still debating on how I want to go with em. I'm almost dead set on a recce build for the one lower and the other I've been tossing around the idea of an m16a4orgery or a standard fare carbine build. Also applied for 2 more pistol permits. Want to get a .357 and idk what else for the other yet
     
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    Our nephew gifted a brand-new rifle in .243 to my husband after he got their new AC outside & inside unit at cost and installed it free (saved him about $8k). Nephew’s wife was very pregnant at the time - she gave birth to their son last week.

    It’s a damn nice rifle. My husband picked out the scope (Leupold) but the rings (also Leupold) are apparently made in batches and they’re back-ordered everywhere.

    B-14 Hunter Rifle for Hunting | Bergara Rifles
     
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    I used to use a .243 for woodchuck hunting way back when. Great rifle for target shooting too.
     
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    just picked up a entry level 1911 with a threaded barrel. thought about converting to 45 super but not so sure.
    then i saw the atf is saying 50 bmg ar uppers should be considered a firearm and was pissed cause ive already waited 8 weeks on my SHTF 50 upper. Safety Harbor was the main company that i know of that received the letter so they halted sales until they can get a defined decision. cancelled that order and im hoping the raptor 50 upper i ordered instead will chip before they get a letter.
     
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    got my 50 upper, now i just need time to put my lower together and test it.
     
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    Big bada boom!
     
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    funny. I have two completed lowers and the parts for a third sitting in the safe.
     
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    i have a few of both, but the 50 upper comes with a new hammer and spring to ensure the round fires. plus i only have one fixed stock lower so i figured it was a good excuse to build another.
     
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    yeah im so anxious to test it out. the best part is the ammo is cheaper then Lapua ammo. i have 100 round of APIT to test. its a good thing my range doesnt have caliber limits.
     
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    akley88: which range, and do they allow you to bring guests? :D
     
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    haha. its only a 100 yard range, they do allow guests if you feel like driving to Robesonia PA. they also allow full autos, no mag restrictions and no volley restrictions. they only thing they dont allow is exploding targets or being a dangerous idiot.
     
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    yea, that's a little far.
    we have 1 range in NJ that allows .50cal and shooting out to 1000yd (iirc), but it's an adjunct to a military base and the people who R.O. it are ... not the most pleasant.
     
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    50 BMG doesn't get interesting until you stretch it past 500.:gr_grin:

    We are doing another 2-gun shoot this Saturday. Planning on 8 stages this time. The guy cleared 3 more shooting lanes so we'll have some new presentations.
    This time we are doing a stage with bolt-action battle-rifles. Not sure if I'll take the 1896 Swede or the M1917.:hmm:
     
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    They seem to say the same about the 6.5 creedmoor, some bullet weights will be supersonic past 1400 yards
     
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    The 50 is honestly a buy it cause I can/toy item. It's amazing how armor piercing incendiary tracer rounds can be bought for so cheap.

    I do need to take my 308 out to rezero with then new suppressor. Taking a few ounces off it will definitely help on those long days hunting.