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Old 11-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #151
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The scope mount looks really high tech .

George has a thing for German firearms.
If I remember correctly the imperial storm troopers used the Sterling SMG. And the tripod mounted weapons were MG43's
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:22 PM   #152
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Yep they aren't cheap. I've only shot a standard K31 once but really like the straight pull action. It's too bad there aren't that many modern straight pull bolt actions out there.

Money no object I'd prefer something along the lines of an AICS in 338 lapua with the Anschutz match 54 bolt action or similar that takes a 20 round mag.
Browning t-bolt

Don't think they make them in any centerfire caliber though.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:23 PM   #153
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Thanks for the replies on my 'Trapdoor'. Anybody know a good gunsmith north of Seattle? PM me if you're so inclined.

I'd like to wake the old beast up; not going to shoot it a lot but it would be fun, I think. Benchrest; it's really heavy.

All my previous shooting experience is with one of these:





Killed a lot of tin cans with it.

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:26 PM   #154
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Browning t-bolt

Don't think they make them in any centerfire caliber though.
Unfortunately they don't. The only modern large caliber straight-pull I'm aware of is the Blaser R-93 tactical. But i've never seen one up close and personal so can't give an opinion on one.

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Old 11-20-2008, 02:35 PM   #155
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Unfortunately they don't. The only modern large caliber straight-pull I'm aware of is the Blaser R-93 tactical. But i've never seen one up close and personal so can't give an opinion on one.

many modern self-loaders are available in straight-pull variants to suit British regulations.

But, why bother if'n y'all don't have to?
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:37 PM   #156
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Is this the "I got small dick but lots of guns" thread?




Took till post #11, not bad. About what I expected.

John Holmes had a lot of guns, so there's that argument.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:39 PM   #157
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many modern self-loaders are available in straight-pull variants to suit British regulations.

But, why bother if'n y'all don't have to?
I prefer straight pull bolts to rotary bolts. Just the way I'm made I'm not that keen on semi-auto ... a few are nice to have but I prefer bolt action.
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Old 11-20-2008, 02:51 PM   #158
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I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.
I've heard that accuracy is a non issue.
More like no accuracy! I have handled about 5 different ones at the range (buddies guns) and they where sub-par. Odly enough the 5.7 out of a P90 does well? Maybe the SS109 round works better, but I never shot that variant.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:04 PM   #159
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what about FN FALs, maybe a L1A1?

A Purdey shotgun?

A Holland and Holland rifle in .465H+H with a Schmidt und Bender 'scope?
I wish I could afford the FN FAL. It is my favorite all time rifle.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:16 PM   #160
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I wish I could afford the FN FAL. It is my favorite all time rifle.
Have you ever shot one? I like them, but they are a design that is on the outter edge of it's design for the rounds power and for the usually mid level recoiling .308 they kick like a mule. As I said, I'm a fan of the rifle, but the M1A series is a way better alternative as a shooter.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:26 PM   #161
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Have you ever shot one? I like them, but they are a design that is on the outter edge of it's design for the rounds power and for the usually mid level recoiling .308 they kick like a mule. As I said, I'm a fan of the rifle, but the M1A series is a way better alternative as a shooter.
Yes, but many years ago. Maybe time has added a bit of luster to them
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:28 PM   #162
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I'm looking forward to getting my hands on one of these.

I've heard that accuracy is a non issue.



We'll see.
Since we were talking about Han Solo, Colonial Marines & Stormtroopers.......behold something a little more contemporary, Colonial Warrior




My personal collection has dwindled down through the years, because of tighter hunting regulations, restrictive & costly gun hating laws and downright irrational girlfriends I'm down to a single rifle & pistol. More collector pieces now but I still put a few rounds through them every year taking Cadets out to the range.

Hi-Power, John Browning's other pistol:



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Old 11-20-2008, 03:31 PM   #163
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Yes, but many years ago. Maybe time has added a bit of luster to them
Great rifle, but I prefer the M1A myself. Of course that is not a sufficient enough reason not to add an L1A1 to the safe some day.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:31 PM   #164
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More like no accuracy! I have handled about 5 different ones at the range (buddies guns) and they where sub-par. Odly enough the 5.7 out of a P90 does well? Maybe the SS109 round works better, but I never shot that variant.
Wow.

That is completely opposite of what I had heard.

I'll know when I actually get one in my hands.

Thanks for the heads up...
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:36 PM   #165
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