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Old 05-04-2014, 08:44 PM   #32731
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Picked up my new 2008 pre-Remington Marlin 336 the other day. Sold to me as unfired from reputable store. Cleaned the barrel and put a cheapo scope on it, after taking this picture with my Marlin Texan.



Got to the range today and had but 7 jacketed shells to shoot in the new one. Used 4 of them to get the scope dialed as close as I could, then shot the last 3 as a group at 100 yards. That's the left target. Shot the Texan with iron sights at 100 yards, using 165 grain lead bullets in a light ~1400 fps load, that's the right side target. These things shoot well.

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Old 05-04-2014, 08:52 PM   #32732
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I mucked around with my new XLR Element Chasis today.
The gun is a blue printed Rem 700P action with a Rock Barrel in .260 Rem. and a Timney trigger
Leupy Mk 8 scope

A Defiance Deviant action an new Rock barrel re being Melonited this week...unfortunately not in time for my next match....hopefully by the Steel Safari in June.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:19 AM   #32733
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My Grandfather purchased this rifle brand new in 1954, a .35 Remington 336SC. Its been in the family since, did decades of work as a deer rifle (before they were outlawed in Ohio) and is now mine.

Picture of him holding it, brand new, on the family farm back in 1954...

Before he passed, he taught me with this rifle, it was the first non-.22 rifle I'd ever fired. Its in OK shape, has some bluing loss and a bit of surface pitting. I'm not sure if / how it should be refinished.. Its never going to be a beauty queen or worth much to anyone but me and my father.

Its a sweet shooter, action is smooth as all getout (they don't get much more broken in) and it'll get taken out every now and again on nice days. If deer hunting with rifles is ever legalized in Ohio again I might take it out for legacy's sake, but otherwise its a family heirloom that put food on the table for my dad when he was growing up, it will enjoy its dignified retirement.
My G'pa and I were both right handed / left eye dominant, only ones in the family, so the wear marks in the wood's finish perfectly coincide with how we both hold the rifle, the nicks in the stock from his wedding ring pretty much perfectly line up with where mine hit..
That kind of stuff cannot be bought or sold for any price.
I would not have one thing done to it....all those marks mean something like the ring. Just a fantastic story.

I bet you can't look at it without memories running past.
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Old 05-05-2014, 06:37 AM   #32734
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So I found out in an IDPA match lastnight that my steyr S9 has a burst fire mode.

I bought it brand new last year and it only has about 700rds through it. So I will be giving them a call later today.

Over all, I like the design of the pistol. However, it has a few hiccups and there are some design features that work great for other people and for shooting at paper, but I found using it for the first time in a moving/changing target environment that they don't work for me.

So I think once Steyr fixes whatever is wrong with it. I will be looking to trade it in for something else.

My current thoughts are either a CZ P-01 or just start going the glock/M&P route.

I like the style/ergos of the CZ and honestly I miss the metal frame feel of my RIA as a carry, but it needs to be something in a compact (lets be honest, MEDIUM) size. However the GLOCK/M&P aftermarket is massive and I'm carefully watching peoples reviews of carrying guns with the RMR type holosights (I can hide something like that).
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Old 05-05-2014, 12:53 PM   #32735
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I received my Utah carry permit today. Hopefully Florida will be here soon.
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:13 PM   #32736
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I received my Utah carry permit today. Hopefully Florida will be here soon.
I let my Utah permit expire when I left there... back in '95
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:15 PM   #32737
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It looks like there must be a reason why utah and Fl permits are impottant?
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Old 05-05-2014, 02:24 PM   #32738
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It looks like there must be a reason why utah and Fl permits are impottant?

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Old 05-05-2014, 02:59 PM   #32739
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It looks like there must be a reason why utah and Fl permits are impottant?
I'm guessing that they issue to non-residents and that some other states will give you reciprocity if you have a valid CCW from them.
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Old 05-05-2014, 03:28 PM   #32740
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I'm guessing that they issue to non-residents and that some other states will give you reciprocity if you have a valid CCW from them.
zackly, like 29 states.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:10 PM   #32741
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Good stuff, there's nothing wrong with a revolver. What type and how many speed loaders do you carry?
I'm carrying a 4 inch Smith and Wesson Pro Series revolver right now with a .38 airweight as a back up. Since I'm in plain clothes I only have one speed loader in my pocket.

I'll start carrying the gun in the picture I posted as soon as I can qualify with it.
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Old 05-05-2014, 04:49 PM   #32742
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Too late now, Shield money is sent on it's way. My first new gun purchase in 9-10 years, second pistol since the PT99 in early '90's maybe? Been so long I don't remember.
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Old 05-05-2014, 05:14 PM   #32743
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Picked up my new 2008 pre-Remington Marlin 336 the other day. Sold to me as unfired from reputable store. Cleaned the barrel and put a cheapo scope on it, after taking this picture with my Marlin Texan.



Got to the range today and had but 7 jacketed shells to shoot in the new one. Used 4 of them to get the scope dialed as close as I could, then shot the last 3 as a group at 100 yards. That's the left target. Shot the Texan with iron sights at 100 yards, using 165 grain lead bullets in a light ~1400 fps load, that's the right side target. These things shoot well.

Really nice looking long guns. Respectable groupings too.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:31 PM   #32744
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Too late now, Shield money is sent on it's way. My first new gun purchase in 9-10 years, second pistol since the PT99 in early '90's maybe? Been so long I don't remember.
Is it the 9mm or the 40 S&W? I think the 9mm is on top of my list right now. I'm still curious about the Walther CCP and the CZ 2075 Rami. I think I would also like to handle a S&W M&P45c.

I just received my CC permit today so I may have a harder time waiting to make a purchase.
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Old 05-05-2014, 07:33 PM   #32745
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9mm since I have dies and some ammo already for it. And, momma's hands aren't in the best of shape and I'm a touch worried about her handling more than that gun mass/caliber situation.
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