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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #260 on: Monday January 24, 2022, 10:57:54 PM Eastern »
Updated a trigger in my current go to gun yesterday.  Rise Armament RA-535 Advance Performance 3.5lb.  Had it sitting around for some time and finally put it in.  For what it's worth...I'm a single stage guy and like a slight curve (not flat) trigger.  Bought this one on super sale quite some time ago.  Couldn't decide which gun to put it in, but decided my Aero is my favorite for now..
3.5lb  pull, VERY little takeup, very short reset.  Shot 90 rounds through it afterward; 30 each of PMC .223 55GR, Frontier 5.56 62 Gr, and homemade reloads 62GR w/Russian powder.  All fired well.


Man....I like it.  Didn't expect a big change in the trigger, but very very crisp.  I like the lighter pull and short take-up.  Super fast reset...well everyone swears this is super fast...but mostly I'm trying to stay on target.


Also swapped out the Magpul MOE grip to an ERGO grip.  I like the ERGO grips.  Soft on my girly hands


So this build is AERO M4E1 lower with MOE SL-S stock, PSA upper 16" mid-length, 13.5" lightweight M-lok handguard, Strike Ind. extended CH, Romeo5 Red Dot (plus the MBUS pop ups that came with the upper), Amaspec Stealth Recoil Spring, Toolcraft Nickel Boron BCG


This is my everyday shooter.  Like the Red dot very much, and the stealth recoil spring really does quiet down - no twang when firing and also no rattle when carrying or shaking the gun.  Also been happy with the Nickel Boron BCG - have that in three guns now.  Much faster clean and really easier to see for cleaning.


I have a WITT machine muzzle rise eliminator/brake which I have yet to install, which I also bought on super sale long time ago and read rave reviews on.
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #261 on: Monday February 07, 2022, 07:52:40 PM Eastern »
Did some redneck stuff yesterday.  Slung some lead with two of my "boys"  18 & 20 year olds.  Had a little competition.  shot three different 9mm pistols, (2) AR-15 and (1) "AR-47" (7.62x39 AR platform).  Pistols are all open sites, the two AR's have Romeo Red dots, and the 7.62 is open sites.  Boys really like the Red Dots (as do I), makes for very fast target acquisition.
I won all the competitions  ;D .  Not saying much with this competition for sure, but we all had a good time.  Spent about (150) rounds of 9mm, (150) .223, and (120) 7.62x39.  Adds up to an expensive day, but a priceless one as well.


I am really very pleased with my 7.62 AR platform build.  It is fun to shoot and has been 100% reliable.  It has had exactly zero failures of any kind.  About 450 rounds through it so far - some brass but most TULA steel and some Maxtech steel.  I never used maxxtech, but it is lacquer coated and looks clean...for steel.  I only have a couple hundred rounds of it.


Some day I hope to get to a real range to shoot 200, 400 yds.

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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #262 on: Monday February 07, 2022, 08:05:47 PM Eastern »
The wolf steel cased is all lacquer coated and itís been around for a couple decades at least. Iíve never seen evidence that it caused a problem. There was some speculation years ago that it could cause sticky extraction but thatís all it was.


and running cheap(relatively) steel cased is the whole point of 7.62x39 in an AR. Back when you could buy a 1000 rounds for $150


A few years ago I put a Geissele SDC in one of mine just to see if I like the flat trigger. Iím still not a fan, it wouldíve been replaced a while ago, but, and then the shortages with the election, and then covid. Maybe this summer.
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #263 on: Tuesday February 22, 2022, 06:32:14 PM Eastern »
Read an article today (American Rifleman) about "Marlin Rides Again".  Apparently when Ruger bid/bought/acquired Remington Outdoor...
they (Ruger) have now resurrected the Marlin lever action.  After several months of transition and re-tooling (mostly dumping old equipment) and Ruger engineers examining, they are rolling out new Ruger manufactured Marlin rifles.  Started with stainless model 1895 in .45-70.  Supposedly changed little in design except in fixing some quality issues and tightening up tolerances.  Test fires were from .85" to 1.9" groups with different ammo, averaging 1.3" groups at 100 yds.


I want one.  (Finally got my Henry .357 lever gun last year after waiting 20 years for one only to find the .357 doesn't have the side gate loading) :raised-eyebrow:   Still shoots really nice.


Anyway, not sure I want a .45-70 but, I would not mind a Ruger-Marlin.  Always wanted a Marlin and have several Rugers which have always performed very well for me.


https://www.marlinfirearms.com/s/model_1895sbl/



$1399 MSRP  (ouch)


(I think I paid about $800-900 for my Henry All weather stainless - gonna have to go check)
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #264 on: Tuesday February 22, 2022, 06:42:55 PM Eastern »
The msrp announced for a new product is almost always higher than the final price. Regardless, anything over $700(blued)-$800(stainless) for a brand new one is too much. If itís at $1000 it better come with a quality scope that can handle that recoil long term. Iím really surprised they relaunched with that caliber though.

Overall I expect prices to come down a bit as production and sales go up.

Iíve got a .45-70, I like it. I probably wouldnít have bought it after my shoulder issue.



and I thought Ruger only bought the Marlin assets. Iím pretty sure someone else bought Remington ammo and that line has already been restarted.


andÖ guess what magazine was in the mail this evening. The rifle looks nice. I like the bolt, you can tell which generation it is at a glance. Itís still not a $1000 rifle tho
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #265 on: Wednesday February 23, 2022, 05:41:42 PM Eastern »
I went back and looked at Henry website lists the MSRP for my gun at $1198, which I know I didn't pay, so you're right about the MSRP, generally speaking.


And the Henry "all-weather" is not stainless (like the Marlin), but rather satin finished chrome-plated steel.  (I don't care for the shiny finishes, but that's me)  I would think the stainless steel might cost a bit more, but probably any "specialty" finish just costs more.


I have no use for the .45-70 and yeah, I find it odd they started with that caliber.  I would think the Marlin crowd would go nuts for .30-30.  My Henry is .357 which I bought because of the Ruger stainless pistol and Dad's .38 special I already had.  Otherwise I'd of probably gone with a .30-30 or maybe the .44 mag or .45 LC

And yes, I agree...the bolt is nice.  I noticed that when I was looking yesterday.  I assume the twist has a purpose and not just looks, but I like it.
I also like that Ruger kept with the Marlin design and heritage and improved (hopefully) on the build and details.  They put the Marlin logo in the stock as well as MARLIN on the recoil pad.  Other than the serial number, I don't think the gun says Ruger on it anywhere.  Nice they kept it a Marlin

So many shooting options, so little time...(and money)

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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #266 on: Monday February 28, 2022, 06:19:51 PM Eastern »
since nunya other rednecks and 'mericans keeping up with your gun-toting responsibilities....
I guess I will have to post....yet AGAIN.


My buddie's Palmetto AKV which is a 9mm; technically pistol, with a brace (although it sure feels like a carbine to me).  Built on basically a AK platform, but made in 'merica by Palmetto - and done so very well if this is the standard.


Shoots really well, and lots of fun.  I'm actually very impressed with it.  I like it much better than the Ruger 9mm carbine I have (which is a heavy pig for a pistol carbine IMO)


I don't really own anything in a AK platform, but this shoots really well.  Only problem is it has AK sights and apparently you need an AK sight tool to adjust (which I don't have).  The iron sights are off by a mile (okay about 5" left and 4" high at 100' - which is ALOT.


I put a Romeo5 red dot on this puppy and about 15 rounds to sight that in and we are off and running.  This thing is really fun.  35 round mag - which burns it up pretty quickly.  Went through 150 rounds in a few minutes.  Shot some basic factory 9mm 115RN stuff then two boxes of my home grown 115RN reloads.  Ate them all up without a single malfunction.


I really like it.  Offered to trade my "well established Ruger manufactured" 9mm Carbine straight up for it and my buddy just looked and me and smiled..."that's a big No there buddy"


Anyway...fun on the range.  I watched a few Youtube videos on this afterward and lots of gun folks rave about this thing.  Saw one guy shooting at steel at 200 yds (which sounds like a stretch for 9mm) but he was gonging it.

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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #267 on: Wednesday March 02, 2022, 11:59:27 AM Eastern »

it looks nice, itís still not a $1000 rifle





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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #268 on: Wednesday March 02, 2022, 05:31:02 PM Eastern »
I like it, but I have no use for a .45-70.  No dinosaurs in my region.


Also, since I have a Henry all-weather model in .357 new last year (albeit no side gate)
and....


Totally unexpectedly and just yesterday....apparently I have acquired a Win model 94 30-30 Golden Spike commemorative edition.  My buddy walked in to my office yesterday and placed it on my desk.  "Here...I have no use for this".  His dad bought it new in 1969, hung over a mantle for decades and gave to him couple years ago.  It's never been fired.  He offered to trade it for a scope I have (which is "worth" about $500, but I bought on sale for $300 with the cantilever mount).  He does not have the box or any original paperwork, so that ding's the value, but I would not sell it anyway.
(We will of course take to our local FFL and transfer properly)
Winchester apparently made 70,000 of these so not exactly rare, but still cool.  Oldest and most unique gun in my collection.
Might just have to make a display case for this and hang in my office or something.  (or maybe just drive a couple nails in my stone chimney over the mantle :-)...if I had one)
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #269 on: Thursday March 03, 2022, 07:56:31 PM Eastern »
Ya rednecks ya.  :hearts:

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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #270 on: Thursday March 03, 2022, 08:04:30 PM Eastern »
Ya rednecks ya.  :hearts:


you are more than welcome to post about fishing tackle and base boats


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« Reply #271 on: Thursday March 03, 2022, 09:17:56 PM Eastern »

you are more than welcome to post about fishing tackle and base boats


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but only if you are blowing them up....otherwise post that shit in the boredom thread  :raspberry:
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« Reply #272 on: Tuesday March 15, 2022, 05:11:13 PM Eastern »

you are more than welcome to post about fishing tackle and base boats


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but only if you are blowing them up....otherwise post that shit in the boredom thread  :raspberry:
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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #273 on: Tuesday March 22, 2022, 11:35:04 PM Eastern »
ok fine, letís talk about fishing. Do Muskie taste good? Iíve never had it myselfÖ

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2022/03/catch-of-giant-muskie-breaks-25-year-old-record
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« Reply #274 on: Thursday March 24, 2022, 09:35:24 PM Eastern »
ok fine, letís talk about fishing. Do Muskie taste good? Iíve never had it myselfÖ

https://ftw.usatoday.com/2022/03/catch-of-giant-muskie-breaks-25-year-old-record


Well I don't know much about fishing, but ....
I didn't know Muskie were this far south.  I thought they were up Minnesota/Michigan way, and I had no idea they were that big.  That's an ugly specimen of a muskie too.  I looked online and they are generally much more colorful.  Is this color due to the region or....just a half dead fish?

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« Reply #275 on: Sunday March 27, 2022, 12:47:08 PM Eastern »
Couldn't tell ya what they taste like. I don't eat any fresh water fish.. But there used to be some Musky in Lake Brittle (Vint Hill, Va) but I never saw one. Used to throw a gigantic buzz bait out there as a kid, from the bank, hoping to catch one.. lol

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« Reply #276 on: Monday March 28, 2022, 03:40:56 PM Eastern »
What do you know from Lake Brittle?   8-0   That's about 2 minutes from my office....(I'm in Vint Hill).  I go to the lake at lunch sometimes and enjoy the view.  There is a nesting pair of bald eagles there currently.  I see them probably couple times a week.

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« Reply #277 on: Tuesday April 26, 2022, 06:45:15 PM Eastern »
Where have all the rednecks gone?  (hum it to Van Halen's "where have all the good times gone"


Nobody posts in this thread anymore?




Palmetto cracks me up...new stripped lower (aka "ghost gun") if you are sleep Joe...



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Re: Guns and Blowin Shit Up!
« Reply #278 on: Tuesday April 26, 2022, 07:51:39 PM Eastern »
PSA always comes up with good roll marks. But I still have several lowers that need building, and 2-3 complete uppers I want to rebuild. Nothing but money..
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« Reply #279 on: Wednesday April 27, 2022, 05:21:15 PM Eastern »
I haven't had time for gun stuff lately.  Don't think I've touched the loading bench in ....well I guess I could look up the last time I posted in this thread ;D


I did get out the M&P 15-22 and put 100 rounds through it late Saturday.  Also have a GSG firefly 22 pistol which is basically a Sig knock-off.  I bought it cause it was cheap ($229) and it really does feel similar to my Sigs for grip and muscle memory training.  I like it, but had several failures yesterday.  Mostly all (seemingly) light hammer strikes.  Recocked and then would usually fire.  Not jambs or failure to feed.  Not sure if it's the ammo or what - didn't have that problem last time.  Ammo was some cheap Remington bucket ammo.


Anyway - Yee-Hah, some good ol' 'merican fun times.


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