Real Guns

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by Calibretto, Nov 26, 2005.

  1. Xavier2342

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    What type of press do you use to reload? Also, do you dry or wet tumble?

    Man you've got an awesome brother. Because of him, you are ahead of the curve. Now you've just gotta secure some ammo and you'll be set.
     
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  3. Pako

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    I could look at guns all day. Waiting on Falkor defense to get caught up so I can have them build me an AR. They’re right here in my home town, gotta support the locals. While I wait, I picked up this nice little 10mm Springfield for my wife. 15+1, got her a box of bear load and an extra clip to go with it.

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  4. Brett

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    I had no idea Springfield made anything chambered in best centimeter.
     
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  5. Michael88

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    Me neither, it is such a niche cartridge, sadly. I only knew of the Glock, EAA, some semi-custom 1911's, the Bren Ten.....and that's about it.

    Also, if you have a wife that can properly handle a 10mm, thumbs up! :tup:

    Speaking of pistols, today I got my new Dremel tool so I did a feed ramp and chamber polish job on the barrel of my CZ, polished all to a mirror finish. Man, you wouldn't believe what a difference that makes! :eek:
    I assembled a couple cartridges with no powder charge and primer and chambered a couple rounds, very slowly. It feels at least 30% smoother than before now. I can totally recommend polishing the chamber mouth and ramp on pistols.

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  6. Xavier2342

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    I went to the range on Saturday to sight-in my .308 Win for long range shooting. It was 97 °F (~36 °C) in the shade and I had a decent sweat going from this. While I was shooting I noticed a bubble on my scope lens. Initially I thought it was my sweat so I wiped the ocular and objective lenses only to discover that the bubbles were still visible within the reticle. I contacted Vortex this morning and told them about what happened. They immediately emailed me a pre-paid shipping label (free of charge to me) and I mailed off my scope to them this morning. The Vortex rep I spike with told me that they currently have a 6-8 day turnaround time frame so I'm hoping to have my scope back some time before August 15th. I can't say enough positive things about Vortex's customer service. This is the second time I've contacted them about something warranty related, 1st time was my fault I accidentally dropped scope sunshade. But they stand by their warranty and when they say hassle free, they mean it. I'll keep you guys posted when I receive my scope from Vortex.

    On a more positive note, look at what just came in the mail today :D.

    I took advantage of the Palmetto State Armory sale and decided to purchase this for a future rifle.

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  7. Michael88

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    Shot this with my AR today, with a 4x magnifier and dot. I wasn't even trying hard, and I shot relatively fast. 10 shots at 100 meters :sly:

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  8. Michael88

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    Couple days ago I did some tests on my new defensive load for my .45ACP (Speer 230 grain Gold dot clocked at 853 fp/s using Vihtavuori N340 powder). Performance is there, it opens to .62 caliber even at slow 850, now I'm gonna have to test how reliable it cycles through my gun. Maybe I'll have to fiddle around with seating depth, but lets see.

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  9. coryclifford

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    Found some 12 gauge. Finally.

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    3 inch 2 shot
    2 3/4 heavy 7.5
    2 3/4 heavy 7.5
    2 3/4 xtra lite 7.5


    Slim pickings around here.
     
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  10. Michael88

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    Spent an afternoon sighting in a rifle I built myself with ammunition I made myself as well. Worked like a charm! Feelsgoodman! :D



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  11. Xavier2342

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    I just got my scope back from Vortex a few minutes ago and I can't wait to go back to the range. Sadly, I won't be able to do so this weekend, but I will try to go some time during the weekday.

    The service report stated that the oil drops on the reticle came from the lubrication in the parallax cam (no fault of mine). They removed the excess lube from the parallax cam. Cleaned the reticle and the scope body, then purged the scope with argon gas. All of this was covered under warranty and didn't cost me anything. I'm very pleased with Vortex's customer service and will definitely be purchasing more Vortex products.

    Aside from all of this, I hope all is well with everyone. Stay safe out there.
     
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  12. coryclifford

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    Ammo shortage? Not here.

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    Shorties are funny. Still got a good kick though. All the AA is for skeet. Find what the single shot Henry and I like.
     
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    I haven't had any problems finding birdshot but finding buckshot or slugs is a different story. Might be time for me to focus more on Skeet and Trap. Nice find nonetheless :tup:.
     
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    I found this last week, thought I posted it up, apparently not.

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    3” 1 7/8 oz 5 shot magnum 1210 FPS
    2 3/4” 438 grain 1450 FPS
    2 3/4” 00 buckshot “military grade” Olin
     
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    Speaking of availability, every time something major happens in the US the supply of ammunition and guns from the US to Europe is basically nearly cut off, this Corona situation is no different. Right now reloading components like Bullets and especially firearms have nearly completely dried up.

    Which sucks, but isn't so terrible as it used to be 10-15 years ago because there is so many European manufacturers already churning out good products to keep my hobby running. Still, a bigger selection to choose from is always better.

    A couple days ago I bought Lithuanian .223, Italian and Czech .45 ACP, Serbian bullets and primers also from CZ. I don't even have a single firearm made in US anymore.
     
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    Gun makers are probably working on skeleton crews due to CV, and demand is high.
    There are a few online retailers who have plenty of ammo, especially shotgun ammo if you guys are still looking. Mostly hunting stores versus the big gun and ammo guys. Seen 00 buck at $8 for a box of 5 this morning.

    Happy shooting and stay safe yall. :cheers:
     
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  17. coryclifford

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    21 pellets, 0.24 diameter… at once.

    Fella in line behind me had a few 9mm and a few .38 boxes… thought there was a shortage?
     
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  18. Xavier2342

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    @coryclifford man that is awesome you guys have been able to find ammo out there. I wish the same could be said out here. Here is a link to a video posted by one of the local gun stores "375,000 rounds sold in 30 mins."



    For the past few months I've been looking for an inexpensive pistol caliber carbine (PCC) to use for USPSA. Initially I wanted the Ruger PC Carbine with a chassis and free-float handguard. But sadly this particular model has been out of stock everywhere for the past few months. Several months ago this gun could be found online for $579. Now (although out of stock), the gun can be found online listed for $730 or more. I've looked at other options such as the Palmetto State Armory PA-9, Diamondback DBR9 and Freedom Ordnance FX9 but those have been out of stock as well.

    Yesterday I went to one of our local outdoor supply stores to purchase some ammo. I was hoping to find some 45 ACP ammo but found a few boxes of 10mm (the best mm) instead. While I was at the store I figured "since I'm here I might as well stand in line and take a look at a few guns." So I get the gun counter and ask the sales rep if they have any PCCs in stock. There weren't any on the shelves behind him so he went to their storage room to take a look. A few minutes pass then all of the sudden I see him walking back to the counter with a carbine sized box in his hands. Lo and behold it is the DB9R that I have been looking for. He checks the price of the firearm then opens the box to let me hold it. We immediately begin the process of the background check. 30 minutes later I'm at home taking pictures to showoff my latest purchase in a thread with like-minded people.

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    That's a sweet little carbine, and that it takes Glock mags is even sweeter. Congrats. :tup: What optics are you planning to install?


    I'm in business for a new gun myself since my holiday money savings accumulate because of the freaking 'rona crap (can't go anywhere) and I have no other hobbies nor kids that require cash. Been thinking about getting a fun gun since all my SHTF ( :p ) needs are covered, but it has not made click so far. Thinking about getting a new muzzleloader, but every single one that came to mind is either out of stock or discontinued. :grumpy:
     
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    @Michael88 how are things going with your CZ97 BD? As for my DB9R, I plan on using that Eotech I purchased not too long ago and Magpul MBUS backup sights.
     
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    Eotech sounds about right for this rifle! Just wondering, is it a direct blowback or that radial blowback system? I cannot remember which PCC uses the radial delayed blowback. :confused:

    Thanks, things are going well with my CZ97. Polished the heck out of it with my dremel tool and with about 800 rounds through it, it eats even the flattest HP without a hiccup. Now I just have to become a good shot, I wish I could shoot handguns as well as I do rifles. :scared:
     
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    :D man that's awesome that you've already put so many rounds through it already. Where did the time go lol.

    I specifically purchased my Eotech to mount onto a PCC. Even if it meant keeping the Eotech locked up for a few months until I found a PCC. I almost feel bad about taking it out of its beautiful hardshell case lol. I believe the DB9R is a direct blowback. The only delayed blowback firearms I can think of are the older HK firearms such ad the HK91 and its variants.
     
  23. Brett

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    CMMG makes radial delayed blowback.

     
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  24. DesertPenguin

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    *sigh* Ian is a nice guy but damn does he know how to make something mildly interesting completely boring. I know he's doing more of the information side of things but most people just wanna know the general history, how it works (if it's unique) and then actually fire the damn thing (if safe with old rifles). Maybe he's inadvertantly catering to the ASMR crowd?
     
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    Having watched a ton of his videos, I prefer Ian's presentation to just about anyone else, at least in terms of what he is doing with his channel. He gives the historical information, especially in terms of what place/role it was trying to historically fill, about the firearm and how they work/should have worked. He gets access to see a bunch of firearms that might otherwise get overlooked or never given much exposure. It took me watching a bunch of his videos to really get into them. I previously thought they could at times be boring. As I have learned more from watching his videos, they have become much more interesting because my knowledge has grown.

    Unfortunately, he does not get to shoot everything he films, but he shoots the guns when he can. Not all of the places he goes have the setup (shooting range) or willingness to let him shoot the guns (auction houses, though there are exceptions). Here are a few shooting examples:

    Videos shooting the CMMG Banshee:





    Shooting the FG-42:



    And a playlist of just shooting:

     
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    I came drkm. The other way lol. I found him when Battlefield 1 came out and he jumped on the hype train of making videos with those guns. I got somewhat interested and I subscribed but right now maybe he's short on content.
     
  27. Brett

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    DICE actually consulted with Ian on some of the guns in Battlefield 1.

    He is producing a video six days a week, so not really short on content. Ian covers just about anything firearm related. That can be a grab bag of weird stuff and some videos are more interesting than others depending on what is covered.
     
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    A few weeks ago he did a few videos about sights and the evolution of some old guns. I know he mentioned earlier in the year that they have content to keep putting out but didn't know how long that would sustain the channel. I guess he threw in some simpler videos to make sure he always has something.
     
  29. phillkillv2

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    One of my favorite things to do is grabbing popcorn and watching a ton of his videos. They’re always entertaining for the spec and history nerd.

    I just had a dream of terribly handling a jam on my friend’s handgun and I blew it up trying to shoot it.

    You know it’s bad when you wake up feeling embarrassed.
     
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    Do you guys know what he did with DICE on particular? I like the nerdy how-to stuff in general but i guess with guns I need more. Not like Demolition Ranch stupid shooting pillow or what have you, but practical application is interesting to me too