The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by HiTechRedneck, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    I may go pick up another single shot shotgun today...

    I am on the fence about getting another Rossi or the EAA MP18 (Bakail IZH 18)

    I will most likely come home with another 12 gauge...allthough a shop down the street has a Rmeinton Spartan 410 single shot (Bakail) and a cheap Italian folding 410 .. hmmmm
  2. Juanjo_NY

    Juanjo_NY Made in Argentina

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    went shooting with an ADV mate and his new (to him) Remington .223

    HOLLY SH!T!!! that "little" .223 have some MAJOR destructive power!!
    It DESTROIED my target like it was butter, and I'm talking a almost 1/2 steel, with some heavy duty chain.. that was no match for the .223, even a little tree fell victim of it!
    I think I need one.. actually EVERYONE needs one! :clap
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  3. sacto929

    sacto929 Been here awhile

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    Nice rifle! Did you check the butt plate compartment for a name tag? Many of them have a name tag from the previous owner in Switzerland....

    The 7.5x55 Swiss uses .308 projectiles. The difference is that the Swiss measured the lands versus the grooves for the diameter.

    Check out the following sites for tons of info:

    Calguns Swiss Rifle Thread

    Swiss Rifles Message Board

    Grafs and Sons carries all sorts of accessories for Swiss rifles, particularly from a company called Swiss Products. These guys are Swiss rifle experts. Grafs
  4. Fe Man

    Fe Man I am Iron Moran!

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    Finally got around to zeroing Fe Boys Ruger American .308 this morning (because my dumb-ass forgot to put my rifle in the truck and had nothing to hunt with). I gotta' tell ya' that for a $339 gun, it is a damn fine rifle. It took 11 rounds (3 were wasted due to handmade target error) to get it inside of an inch at 100 yards.
  5. Beelzabob

    Beelzabob Meep Meep

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    Buddy of mine picked up the SIRT training pistol a few weeks ago and let me pracice a little bit. DAMN this thing is fun. Really helps with your speed & accuracy.

    Take a look. http://youtu.be/VO1m1JNZNOw
  6. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    WooooHoooo the gun shop is putting my new baby in the mail tomorrow. Should be in my eager little paws by Tuesday. They MAIL these things? WTF? Guess it's normal? My big yellow rubber gopher is SO toast!
    Lyle
  7. El Guero

    El Guero V4 Whore

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    I remembered reading that the robot guy from Top Shot was working on something like that. There he is in the video! :lol3
  8. newcastleadam

    newcastleadam Artful Tagger

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    Friend is wanting a new hunting rifle in 308, the entry level plastic bangsticks have caught his eye. Ruger American, Remington 770, Savage AXIS, etc. Curious how well it works out for you.
  9. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    Happy with my Savage Axis in .308! Bagged this 8pt Sunday at 110 yards. Came with a Bushnell scope 3-9 power. Was zeroed perfectly at 100 yards right out of the box. Used 6 rounds in practice, 7th round found its mark.

    Pretty satisfied for the money(about $300). But the plastic magazine latch doesn't feel like it will last.
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  10. RED CAT

    RED CAT Bumpy Backroader

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    Nice Buck!
  11. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Remember with Savages you can swap barrels (and calibers) in about 10 minutes. But the other guns are good too. The Ruger American looks real sweet.
  12. KeithinSC

    KeithinSC Long timer

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    I'm not so sure about my Savage AXIS, it is a gun built to a price point, it may not have that flexibility. I'll have to investigate!:deal
  13. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Long timer

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    I traded a sporterized Brazilian 7x57 Mauser for a 770 (OK, had to throw in a little cash). The 770 is in 30-06 and I traded out the scope for a somewhat better Bushnell in 3-9 power.

    Great accuracy and not nearly as much recoil as I expected for a plastic stock. My only complaint is that it won't eject the S&B brass very well. I haven't had a chance to try other ammo but I do think that the S&B brass expands a lot in the chamber and gets difficult to eject until the receiver heats up.
  14. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    A savage 110- just above teh axis level, are excellent .
  15. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    anybody think one day the old top break S&W's and Iver Johnson's might be worth anything ? in particular chambered in .38 S&W ?? they are so cheap and cash and carry here in CA. ammo is a little pricey but they are still fun guns to shoot... found a blued long barrel Iver Johnson for a tick over $100 ...the longer barrel guns seem harder to come buy but even in tip top shape probably only worth $250 ?
  16. Rusty Rocket

    Rusty Rocket Life behind "Bars"

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    Hard to predict future values. All the guns I have purchased have pretty much held their values. All the ones my buddy bought have doubled or tripled.

    If I buy one of the models you ask about, they will not go up in value. Send me $25 and I promise not to buy one.:D
  17. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    wait now if EVERYBODY bought one then there would be little supply on the market and high demand so prices will rise :ear...so lets all go buy one and talk on public forums on how cool they are :lol3

    The only firearm I have that is really worth anything is probably my original Armalite AR-7 .. other than that most my firearms are purcahsed for under $200.. I am cheap and like inexpensive guns :D
  18. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    You mean one of these?
    http://www.impactguns.com/henry-arms-ar-7-survival-rifle-black-h002b-619835002006.aspx

    An original by Armalite is probaly a more valuable example but having a new 'edition' available doesn't help the current price. I lost track of how many companies have made this gun over the years. It seems to be too good to die but not popular enough to be a success. My FIL got one 'back in the day' to run his trap line, that made me happy because it meant that I got my Nylon 66 back from him.


    Bruce
  19. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Just finished the rifle in the middle:
    18" 300 BLK

    Already ordered the parts for my next build.
  20. RuggedExposure

    RuggedExposure Now with more rugged

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    Oh yeah, I also put a Harris bipod on there to work with the monopod on the rear.
    Eventually it will have a rifle scope on it, but for now the Eotech and 3x magnifier works fine for coyote hunting.

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