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Old 05-30-2012, 07:31 AM   #25546
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I want the super stealthy urban camo one
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:33 AM   #25547
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Never understood someone purchasing a firearm and never shooting it. Unless it's a crazy 24k special edition, antique, unsafe to shoot, or just cannot get the ammo of course. But that M1A...just begging to be let out of the safe at some watermelons packed with tannerite.
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:56 PM   #25548
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One o'dem just popped-up for sale 'round here... pricey.
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Thanks for popping that up, but I already found a deal on one. Pickin it up tomorrow.
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:03 PM   #25549
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It works - I have this exact scope. I mostly use it as a Scout Scope on rifles. It is fairly rugged. It has been banged around some.

Still wish either Burris or Leupold would make a compact handgun (LER/EER) scope in ~1.x to 4X.

Something like this:



Or this:



But with sufficient eye relief to work as a Scout Scope.

They have the scopes - they just need to tweak the optics to get the eye relief.
Thanks Mr Monkey Man, that's what I wanted to know. It's in my $ range. I have a Nikon mount I can use for now that came with another scope. Till I can get some decent aluminum QR low mounts anyways.
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:12 PM   #25550
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One o'dem just popped-up for sale 'round here... pricey.
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Shot this piss out of a friends; WANT!
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:13 PM   #25551
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Old 05-30-2012, 10:12 PM   #25552
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Never understood someone purchasing a firearm and never shooting it. Unless it's a crazy 24k special edition, antique, unsafe to shoot, or just cannot get the ammo of course. But that M1A...just begging to be let out of the safe at some watermelons.

My buddy is like this. He's into WWI and WWII rifles and refuses to shoot them. He says they're collector pieces and refuses to shoot $400-600 common guns. I have a pseudo-rare sks with a gorgeous beat up patina and he freaked out that I shoot it all the time and never clean it. He has a gorgeous M14 that is perfect that he spent $3k on and has had it for 6 years and only shot it once. He takes gun ownership and collecting to a level that is not fun to me


He's also the guy that had a really cool late 90's firebird and didn't ever drive it as he didn't want to ruin the value and put on mileage. He ended up selling it for $8k after tryng to sell it for over 6 months. Luckily he sold it before my truck was paid off and I could buy it and then beat the crap out of it!

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Old 05-30-2012, 10:16 PM   #25553
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Certainly.

I am guessing ZzyzyxRd was just mentioned it as something that he liked the feel and balance of.

Personally, I like bullpups - and yes, there are bullpup M1As (albeit rare); this is the one I used to own until I decided I didn't really need a 12+ pound $3K sniper rifle:



BTW - it's really funny how the photos of the rifle get around; that one comes from a Chinese website, there's another one on a Russian site. The one on the Chinese site says :



None of which is anywhere near what it is even given the fact that I don't. It is an AWC G2A. The rifle was mostly designed by Gale McMillan. In my hands it shot 0.5 MOA groups and I am sure it would do better with a more competent shooter - I sold it to an FFL in AZ (Security Arms) who I think still has it.

I am still considering a Keltec RFB - as a less expensive and more practical 7.62x51 bullpup.
I've always liked the way that bullpups balance, I've fondled more than a couple, never had the opportunity to shoot one though. I like the way they just seem to naturally flow to target. I imagine that alot of the barrel to body recoil whip is eliminated as well.
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Old 05-31-2012, 12:08 AM   #25554
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My buddy is like this. He's into WWI and WWII rifles and refuses to shoot them. He says they're collector pieces and refuses to shoot $400-600 common guns. I have a pseudo-rare sks with a gorgeous beat up patina and he freaked out that I shoot it all the time and never clean it. He has a gorgeous M14 that is perfect that he spent $3k on and has had it for 6 years and only shot it once. He takes gun ownership and collecting to a level that is not fun to me.
I know a guy that has some really cool, old cavalry sabers.

To my knowledge, he has never used them.
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Old 05-31-2012, 07:23 AM   #25555
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I've always liked the way that bullpups balance, I've fondled more than a couple, never had the opportunity to shoot one though. I like the way they just seem to naturally flow to target. I imagine that alot of the barrel to body recoil whip is eliminated as well.
I like them too - I still have a few, just not that one anymore. If it was more general purpose and lighter then I would have kept it, but it was very specialized and if I want a long range sniper rifle then I would go with a .50 BMG instead and really reach out there. I should have kept it anyway - but I already have enough guns I don't shoot.
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Old 06-01-2012, 03:06 PM   #25556
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Nice, I've been looking at HiPoints. Heard many good things about them. What caliber is your HiPoint? I'm lookin at the 9mm. Is that mag a standard from another manufacturer?
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:50 PM   #25557
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The Hi Point is a 9mm. The magazine is a Pro Mag, that is supposed to be 15 rounds. I tried it out and it took 16 rounds, so I had to send it back.
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Old 06-01-2012, 05:41 PM   #25558
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The Hi Point is a 9mm. The magazine is a Pro Mag, that is supposed to be 15 rounds. I tried it out and it took 16 rounds, so I had to send it back.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:03 PM   #25559
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I like them too - I still have a few, just not that one anymore. If it was more general purpose and lighter then I would have kept it, but it was very specialized and if I want a long range sniper rifle then I would go with a .50 BMG instead and really reach out there. I should have kept it anyway - but I already have enough guns I don't shoot.
I've only fired a bullpup once, and doubt that I'll ever own one. I did not like the idea of a round detonating next to my temple and pretty face. I realize that is paranoid, that the odds of an action coming unglued are remote, and acknowledge that I've fired many tens of thousands of rifle rounds over the course of my lifetime with no issue, not to mention the fact that a conventional configuration rifle only places the action a few inches in front of one's mug in any case......but still, I get a little queasy at the thought of that round going boom while pressed up against the ol' noggin. Plus I think they are ugly. Does make for a compact rifle, however.
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Old 06-01-2012, 07:25 PM   #25560
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Trying an easy enlarged bolt handle from KRG on a rifle I'm building.



It's polymer, fits over the existing bolt knob.

I kinda like it.
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