AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
11/13/23 7:55 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

My wife took the 365 so I have a Hellcat. I may sell it to get another 365.

yupididit
yupididit UltimaDork
11/18/23 6:16 p.m.
calteg said:

In reply to yupididit :

I'm starting to get the sense that you have exceptional taste

Practical taste + being middle class + enabling from y'all lol.

Did you ever open that Whiskey I got you? 

yupididit
yupididit UltimaDork
11/18/23 6:21 p.m.

I got this back from a gunsmith today. Had some rust and it was painted over. Too tedious for me so I paid for it. He also went through it. Should be ready to shoot now.

Before

 

After

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
11/18/23 6:52 p.m.

In reply to yupididit :

Looks like you got a great shooter Model 27 out of that!

759NRNG
759NRNG PowerDork
11/18/23 6:57 p.m.
barefootcyborg5000 said:

In reply to tuna55 :

Scope I use On my 308. You'll need a mount. It's held up well to rapid firing, and I'd have no hesitation to stretch out to 500y. As stated, not much use inside 100y. 

Are you perhaps using a sling with this? Just picked up a MS3 single QD Gen2 (mag pul) for my Springfield Armory Saint (9mm) 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
11/18/23 8:10 p.m.

In reply to 759NRNG :

Yes. And from a rest whenever possible. But I haven't had the 308 out in a while because I'm pretty low on my bullets. Hand loading spoiled me for box ammo, so while I have a few hundred, I don't really want to shoot them. 
 

Ended up at the range today running 5.56 and 9. The Glock shoots a little high so I need to practice more and learn the gun better. Only my third time taking it out. Guy I went with had some flavor of 5.56 bullpup that was neat. And a new FN 9, don't remember the model. Anyway, we shredded a pumpkin and shot steel for a bit. Forgot to bring a table and the range benches were all taken. 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
11/22/23 3:16 p.m.

Starting to get the reloading corner of my shop organized.  The counter on the left isn't sturdy enough to mount my presses, so they will be mounted to the bench on the right.

I'm very low on components right now.  Between recent prices, and knowing I was going to have to move everything, I haven't been replenishing bullets, powder and primers lately.  Time to start stocking up again.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
11/22/23 3:32 p.m.

In reply to Rodan :

talking with friends that do reload and yeah, availability and prices have been insane for 18 months or so.

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
11/22/23 3:46 p.m.
bobzilla said:

In reply to Rodan :

talking with friends that do reload and yeah, availability and prices have been insane for 48 months or so.

FTFY

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
11/22/23 3:50 p.m.

In reply to barefootcyborg5000 :

That may be. They are usually stocked so supply issues take longer to catch up wth them. But if it wasn't primers, it was power. IF it wasn't powder it was projectiles. Rinse and repeat. 

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
11/24/23 6:30 p.m.

I went to the local-ish range today with my daughter.  We had a Savage .22 with a scope and a SKS to shoot.  It was my daughters first time to shoot a a firearm.  We had a good time with both rifles.  We shot all the 7.62x39 I had (100 rounds?) and shot  most of the .22 I had (200 rounds?).  We shot first at 25 yards to sight in the Savage and then moved to 50 yards.  We both need practice.  At 50 yards the Savage was shooting about two inches high and to the left with CCI Minimag 40g ammo.  And that is ok at this time, I will work on it more later.   We ran a bunch of old, mixed ammo through it from a peanut can and it did not shoot reliably (duds) or consistently (bad groupings).   Then on to the SKS rifle, which was fun.   At 25 yards it shoots low and to the left with the Wolf and some mixed steel cased ammo I had.  At 50 yards I aimed at the  extreme top right corner of the 17"x11" target sheet and kept all the shots in the 8" circle on the target with the SKS open sights.   Neither rifle kicks much, which was great for my daughter.  She was expecting either rifle to bruise or hurt her shoulder.  And my daughter liked shooting both rifles, which is a great thing. So it was great father/daughter day the range.  Now I have cleaned the Savage and next is the more complicated SKS.

How was your day?

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
11/26/23 4:13 p.m.

My SKS rifle shoots about 8 inches low at 50 yards.  I am thinking I need to lower the front post which is adjustable.  Is this correct?  It also shoots about 6 inches to the left.  I don't think the sights are adjustable for that.

Corrected to state rifle shoots LOW.

Corrected AGAIN.  The front sights are adjustable for windage as well as elevation.

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
11/26/23 4:32 p.m.

Lowering the front sight will RAISE POI.  Raising the front sight will LOWER POI.  Opposite of rear sight.

Vracer111
Vracer111 HalfDork
11/29/23 12:11 a.m.

Speaking of reloading, just about to finally really jump into it after prepping for many years, especially since have a .300 AAC Blackout now (decided to switch from 5.7x28mm upper to .300BLK upper since it can stretch from close to midrange use, supersonic .300BLK is pretty much same velocities but with much higher bullet weights, does very well supressed, and can actually reload it much easier) and all but two of my rifles are .30cal. Have had a Dillon SD progessive press for a long time for 9mm & 10mm and my dad recently bought the Lee single stage press kit. I also just ordered last week the Lee classic turret press & 300 AAC Blackout die set. Have all the necessary equipment and way more large pistol primers than I really need...would rather convert the excess to small and large rifle primers.

Dillon SD will mainly be producing training ammo for the 9mm & 10mm using Hornady HAP and Noslser equivalent bullets, and seeing what 10mm can do when pushed to full-potential bear loads.

The Lee classic turret press will be for the main .308 Win, .300 AAC Blackout, & .556 NATO 'defense' rifles (my dad's)

And the Lee single stage setup will be for the 30-30 Win, precision/hunting .308 Win rounds for Sig Cross, 30-06 Springfield hunting rounds, and precision/hunting 45-70 Govt load development for the 1885 BPCR.

First load will be working on is a supersonic .300BLK load using 125 grain Speer TNT bullet and Lil' Gun powder. Once get that down then will work on a 120grain Barnes TAC-TX bullet load and pistol loading. Really looking forward into finally getting into reloading.. precision measuring and creating stuff by hand is what I love to do (really enjoyed my time being employed to build space hardware for 25 years).

Antihero
Antihero PowerDork
11/29/23 12:14 a.m.

I kinda want a scout rifle for no real reason all the sudden, I'll have to delve into reviews etc to see who's making a decent one now.

 

I also kinda want it to be 450 bushmaster instead of the standard 308

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
11/29/23 8:18 a.m.

In reply to Antihero :

I had a Ruger GSR in .308 when they first came out, and later built a CZ 457 scout rifle in 7.62x39.  I had a long fascination with scout rifles, but the 'coolness' never really panned out in the real world.  The GSR had feeding/mag problems, though I hear the new ones are better.  If big bore is what you want, the Marlin (Ruger) 1895 in 45-70 is probably a much better real-world choice.

If you do end up with a true scout (forward mounted scope), the Hi-Lux 2-7x LER is a bargin, and darn good for the $$.  I bought one because all the big name scout scopes were unavailable, and liked it so much I never upgraded...  Hi-Lux 2-7x LER

Antihero
Antihero PowerDork
11/29/23 12:30 p.m.

In reply to Rodan :

Yeah lever action is way better for the purpose but when was the smart option fun?

At one time I was seriously looking for an Enfield rechambered for 45-70 like Gibbs did about 30 years ago to build my own but I never could find one. Considered a Ishapore too but it never lined up.

 

Savage looks like a good option and apparently Mossberg even makes one now. The Ruger Gunsite looks cool as hell, sad it kinda sucked.  I don't really have a real world usage for this so it's more for fun. I like the idea of iron sights and a very short barrel rifle to have around.

 

But really......maybe a 50 Beowulf AR is an ever better option 

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UberDork
11/29/23 7:43 p.m.
Antihero said:

In reply to Rodan :

But really......maybe a 50 Beowulf AR is an ever better option 

I got the chance to shoot one recently and it was pretty sweet. Definitely made the steel gong swing!

 

matthewmcl
matthewmcl Dork
11/29/23 8:29 p.m.

In reply to Vracer111 :

I enjoy the 125 Nosler ballistic tips, as well.  I load up 147s for blasting ammo, but I came across this a few days ago and got a Black Friday sale at 10% off, but the current price is not bad for having fun shooting and getting brass.

https://americanreloading.com/product/am-300-bo-147gr-fmj-free-shipping/

dean1484
dean1484 MegaDork
11/30/23 2:11 a.m.

Has anyone shot a SCAR 20.   Asking for a friend.  ;-).  

Antihero
Antihero PowerDork
11/30/23 8:08 a.m.

In related scout rifle news, apparently the Mossberg takes AR and M1 style mags.

 

That's not a 450 bushmaster but man, that's a big upside

matthewmcl
matthewmcl Dork
11/30/23 4:29 p.m.

Not a scout rifle in the strictest sense, but I built this Swede a couple decades back. It is a sweetheart to shoot.

Noddaz
Noddaz PowerDork
11/30/23 6:45 p.m.

In reply to matthewmcl :

6.5x55?  That kind of Swede?  

matthewmcl
matthewmcl Dork
11/30/23 6:53 p.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

Yes, 6.5x55 with the carbine barrel, so 16.6 inches, or so. Cut down 96 stock, with a 38 sight milled into a weaver base, rings popping up through a 96 handguard. The receiver is a 96 1900 Husky.

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) UberDork
12/4/23 12:21 p.m.

Little project I've been working on. Just a super basic single shot 20 gauge shotgun. Bolt action. Super simple, but it feels so good and works so well. One of my favorite guns, and it was cheap. That said, the stock itself was a bit boring, so I wanted to try something a bit different. 

Before:

 

Stripped the finish off:

 

And current: I am still going to do a couple more coats of my spray poly, but it is looking great. I'm really happy with how it has turned out. 

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