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Old 11-28-2010, 11:39 AM   #12256
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Alright, I gone done it again. Picked up one of these just now:


I like the way the grip felt, I liked the bull barrel, I liked the adjustable sights, and the price didn't seem too bad all things considered. Now I just can't buy myself anything nice until April
Congratulations!! Hope you enjoy it.

Use standard velocity ammo to get the best accuracy.
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Old 11-28-2010, 11:59 AM   #12257
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Alright, I gone done it again. Picked up one of these just now:



I like the way the grip felt, I liked the bull barrel, I liked the adjustable sights, and the price didn't seem too bad all things considered. Now I just can't buy myself anything nice until April
Nice.. I didn't realize they were finally doing the 1911 grip sides!
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:59 PM   #12258
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Nice.. I didn't realize they were finally doing the 1911 grip sides!
Imagine ruger making a 1911.

6 pounds at least.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:04 PM   #12259
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Imagine ruger making a 1911.

6 pounds at least.
P90 at 34 ounces unloaded is Ruger's interpretation of a 1911.
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:16 PM   #12260
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Nice.. I didn't realize they were finally doing the 1911 grip sides!
That's really what pushed me over the edge... It was a good $40 or $50 more than the "standard" 22/45, but it had the longer barrel and adjustable sights so it seemed like the right one. I doubt I'll put any new grips on it but I think it looks a helluva lot nicer than the one without.

I took it to the range and I couldn't hit shit. I'm glad I didn't save up for the gun costing twice as much because I know what the weak link is
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Old 11-28-2010, 02:18 PM   #12261
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Get yourself a metal gong and shoot free handed from 50 yards.

*ping*

Used to have one and I miss it.
I've got the swinging rubber prairie dog target and could only hit it about 20% of the time at 25-30 yards. I find that I'm not holding it very steady when I'm shooting freehanded.
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Old 11-28-2010, 04:20 PM   #12262
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Building a gift for Dad.....

After seeing one of my ARs the last time I was home, my father has a desire for one. The only problem is he will never go out and buy himself a gun like that. Today I took the first steps on the road to going AR shooting with my pop.

First I procured a hunk of aluminum with some holes in it. Rounded up a parts kit and stock, and some simple tools.


Excuse the poor, low light photos.














Threw an upper on it to test function, and it works like a charm.


Since my dad will be using it for a target rifle, I will more than likely change the stock to an adjustable target stock, and his upper will be an optics ready flattop. I can't wait to see him pull the trigger!
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:01 PM   #12263
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I've got the swinging rubber prairie dog.
And all the girl prairie dogs love him.

Glad you finally found something that goes bang. Good luck with the new iron.
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Old 11-28-2010, 05:05 PM   #12264
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Very shiny:



I'll have to do something about that; like have the barrel cut down and ported, the mag extended, and so on.

I figured I better pick one up before they are all sold as the Marlin plant has been shut down and no word yet on whether they are going to open a new one or where.
.45-70?
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:07 PM   #12265
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.45-70?
Probably a 30-30.
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Old 11-28-2010, 06:14 PM   #12266
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The wood on me Garand was pretty unworkable, so ordered an unfinished set from Boyd's. Under a $100 and money well spent. Took it down to 800 grit and so far, 4 coats of Tung Oil. Needs a bit of inletting tweaking to seat the trigger assy, but I'm delighted with it. The barrel isn't great at the muzzle, but just bartered a .308 barrel for it. Should be up and running next week.


Here's a family photo, father and son.
Since they're both going to be .308, I think I'm going to put some glass on the M1A. I'd love to get a Smith Ent. Mount and muzzle brake, but they're hard to come by as they won't ship to Canada. Anybody have some mount suggestions?
Looking mighty fine there, papa.
Think I'll order myself a piece of Boyds Walnut for Christmas.
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Old 11-28-2010, 07:43 PM   #12267
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I could not find my old thread about which one of these guns you would choose. And to be honest I don't remember my answer. I tried them both today shooting at 50 yards at an old hot water tank with a target. The Luger is much more "point able" And in fast shooting I could hold it much better but reloading is a bitch.

The Colt is a handful and not really that bad as far as accuracy just a lot harder to recover from shooting fast but it sure makes a big hole and reloading is quick. Hell I guess I really don't know.
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Old 11-28-2010, 08:36 PM   #12268
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That's really what pushed me over the edge... It was a good $40 or $50 more than the "standard" 22/45, but it had the longer barrel and adjustable sights so it seemed like the right one. I doubt I'll put any new grips on it but I think it looks a helluva lot nicer than the one without.

I took it to the range and I couldn't hit shit. I'm glad I didn't save up for the gun costing twice as much because I know what the weak link is
That's identical to mine, love it! I thought the grips were a bit thin so I tossed some cheap rubber ones on mine and it is as close to a 1911 as I can get I reckon.

I had issues with the factory sights and put Fire sights on mine before really looking at much else...in good light they are extremely bright and nearly wash out my vision. They're also a bit taller than the factory sights but I don't holster mine so it isn't an issue for me.

One of the most popular sight upgrades (i learned this after spending $30 on the fire sights) is to get a factory rear sight blade for a Ruger Single six. It is a shallow V notch with white line and will set you back around $6 plus shipping from Ruger.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:26 PM   #12269
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That's identical to mine, love it! I thought the grips were a bit thin so I tossed some cheap rubber ones on mine and it is as close to a 1911 as I can get I reckon.

I had issues with the factory sights and put Fire sights on mine before really looking at much else...in good light they are extremely bright and nearly wash out my vision. They're also a bit taller than the factory sights but I don't holster mine so it isn't an issue for me.

One of the most popular sight upgrades (i learned this after spending $30 on the fire sights) is to get a factory rear sight blade for a Ruger Single six. It is a shallow V notch with white line and will set you back around $6 plus shipping from Ruger.
I think I am just going to try to get used to the stock sights for a while. I need to go get a sandbag or something so I can try to sight this thing in, I don't think my hands are steady enough to do anything about it.
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Old 11-28-2010, 09:52 PM   #12270
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Probably a 30-30.
Port a 30-30?
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