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Old 12-05-2008, 08:48 AM   #811
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Just added a new target rifle to the collection:

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Old 12-05-2008, 11:14 AM   #812
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My father was WWII Marine in the battle for Okinawa and carried the Garand, so I've always wanted to own a Garand. I'll likely get one some future day, but I'm really interested in the Carbine right now (already have a Remington 700 in .30-06).

While no ammo is cheap now, it appears to me that .30 Carbine is cheaper than either .223 or the 7.62X39 (by about 25%-30%). And while not avilable in every store you walk into, it doesn't seem that it is scarce either. The M1 Carbine just seems like a cheap way to get and shoot a fun little rifle, and own a little piec of history. A handy 'truck gun" and a working museum piece, together. Am I missing any drawbacks?
Just based on the idea of a truck gun I'd still opt for the SKS, but that's only because I like the M1 more and would rather see the SKS get beat up. The M1 has some history and it's purely a subjective thing on my part. I have fired both and the M1 carbine is a neat little gun.
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Old 12-05-2008, 11:52 AM   #813
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Just added a new target rifle to the collection:

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.308 Heavy Metal Goodness


Me too. JP CTR-O2 .223 Wylde. I've had it about a month and it makes me look real good at the range on the firing line





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Old 12-05-2008, 08:58 PM   #814
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:18 AM   #815
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It's an 88-MAGNUM!!!

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Well, not really but still damn hilarious. I musta said fargin' iceholes for months afterwards .
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Old 12-06-2008, 05:26 AM   #816
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That looks like a Model 27 with 11" of barrel?!?

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Old 12-06-2008, 06:24 AM   #817
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Speaking of .22's, does anyone here have one of these:



It's the Ruger Charger. I've been thinking about getting a fun plinking gun and this one looks the funnest.

I bought one of these Mossberg's recently and I've got to admit that the redneck in me loves it! By far my favorite gun that I own. (I'm easily amused)

I have both and they are great guns , any 10/22 varient with a pile of 25 round clips next to it is a BLAST!!!
dont care for the pistol grip on my 500 opted for the stock ,better control past 50' and surprisingly acurate with slugs and sabots...imho
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:03 AM   #818
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That looks like a Model 27 with 11" of barrel?!?

What's this from?

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Old 12-06-2008, 08:10 AM   #819
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whatever you do, do not use the "it shoots through schools" line around someone you don't know at a gun shop.
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Old 12-06-2008, 08:14 AM   #820
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My father was WWII Marine in the battle for Okinawa and carried the Garand, so I've always wanted to own a Garand. I'll likely get one some future day, but I'm really interested in the Carbine right now (already have a Remington 700 in .30-06).

While no ammo is cheap now, it appears to me that .30 Carbine is cheaper than either .223 or the 7.62X39 (by about 25%-30%). And while not avilable in every store you walk into, it doesn't seem that it is scarce either. The M1 Carbine just seems like a cheap way to get and shoot a fun little rifle, and own a little piec of history. A handy 'truck gun" and a working museum piece, together. Am I missing any drawbacks?
I own an M1 carbine. Real fun little rifle, one of those I wanted starting in about 7th grade. Handy for the truck, easy to carry a few 15 round magazines around with the straight case shell too. Not super accurate, not really a deer rifle, but that's not what it's for. I enjoy just shooting stuff with mine. You can get a plastic folding stock, so it takes up almost no room that way as well.

I also owned a SKS and Ruger Mini 30. The SKS was accurate, the Mini 30 wouldn't hit anything, I ended up getting rid of those. For accuracy and hunting, I use my bolt guns. For screwing around, the M1 is perfect (outside of the 22/17 stuff). I reload my own, so once I built up some brass, loading a couple of coffee cans full of hard round nose ammo was exceedingly cheap.

One more thing on the M1, it's a great home defense gun for a lady. A handgun can easily miss even at close range as a twist of the wrist moves your point from way left to right or up and down. The M1 is easy, you pull back on the bolt, and then just point it and start pulling the trigger. Small enough for close quarters and large enough to point and shoot effectively. (sorry to bring all that into this thread it sometimes ignites some contrasting opinions).

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Old 12-06-2008, 01:37 PM   #821
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Old 12-06-2008, 01:42 PM   #822
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Now you've done it .... the left wing tossers are going to be on you like flies

Nice gun BTW ... I like taking my little girl to the range as well ... even though she doesn't really shoot
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Old 12-06-2008, 02:58 PM   #823
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I'm thinking of getting a .30 M1 Carbine from the CMP. Anybody got one? What's your opinion of it? Ammo availibility/cost ? Accuracy?
.30 M1 carbines are fun. I have one that I used to shoot a lot. Surprisingly accurate, but with a better barrel from the non-mil maker. I handloaded all the ammo for it and used cast bullets, which made for real cheap plinkin. If you cut the power back to about 1200 fps or so, the lead/tin bullets were fine. This is my old reliable and fun time protector:
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:31 PM   #824
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Awesome Wheel-gun! Do you hunt with it?

I am not trying to be a dick, but teach them young to keep there finger off the trigger until ya shoot, muzzle pointed in a safe direction, etc.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:53 PM   #825
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I'm surprised no one has mentioned one of these.
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They look cool and that's about it. They're way too expensive for something not very reliable.

I have two friends that have them. One has a .44 mag and one has a .50. They jam a lot.
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