The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. CodeMonkee

    CodeMonkee Geek Adventurer

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  2. ER70S-2

    ER70S-2 Long timer

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    Quigley kicks ass, and he's on Netflix right now. :deal Looks like I'm gonna hafta go watch it again. :freaky Crap, no rifle smilie. :gun1
  3. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    An old Sauer 44 mag, imported by Herters back in the day...
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    I actually drew the target before I shot that group earlier today.
  4. clevishook

    clevishook stevedore

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    I'd poke fun at your artistic abilities but with that grouping I'll just keep quiet. Haha
  5. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    I have one of those, but in .357. Herter's had a proprietary cartridge called the .401 Powermag, and they chambered for that one as well.
  6. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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    I'll bet that .357 is nice, too. If I could find one of those I might buy it. The .44 Herters is a nice handgun. Very well built and accurate.

    Lee Martin's article on these guns is the classic reference source:
    http://www.singleactions.com/HERTERPOWERMAGS.pdf
  7. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    Old man Herter was kind of unusual. He sold a lot of kits to fiberglass the bottom of wooden boats and all kinds of hunting and camping gear.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/07/books/review/Collins-t.html?_r=2&
  8. gatling

    gatling Long timer

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  9. Dysco

    Dysco Puppy wrangler

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    NEF fans... Walmart is clearancing the H&R Topper line. I'm picking up a 12ga tomorrow for $89. :deal
  10. WaywardSon

    WaywardSon Long timer

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    I have an old Herter's catalog as well as the "Bull Cook" book. Herter was a hoot for sure. I remember one of his claims was that you could take a fifth of the cheapest whisky you could find and pour a shot of apple juice in it...which of course would turn it into the finest imaginable:-) One of a kind.
  11. Norhasken

    Norhasken Tryin' to find my way

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    Herter's was fun to visit. They had a couple of quonset huts with the "sale" stuff, what a flea market that was, canoes, snowmobiles, Herter's brand mini bikes, a total mess.

    I loaded more on my Dad's C-press from Herter's than the Rock Chucker I bought him for Christmas 45 years ago.
  12. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    So my Cousin, in spite of being from Colorado, is rather sophisticated, and for some obscure reason, married a guy from New York. They have a 12 year old son. So, since we had some time and a nice sunny day, I suggested that maybe his son would like to go pop off some .22's, and did they want to go to the range?

    Well, we loaded up a bunch of stuff, including borrowing moms BL-22 "ladies gun", which I have not shot in years.

    It was a blast - the boy turned out to be a natural at it, at 25 yards hitting several x rings with the scoped .22 and a good bunch of shots with the BL-22 and iron sights.

    I also brought the K-22 pistol and they had fun blasting away with that fun pistol.

    I also brought out my PX4 Storm [.40 S&W] but my Cousin in law demurred, it being so powerful. Was a fun couple of hours, as always.
  13. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Yeah, I would be regretting that too. I guess I have to try to visit the Ballard factory in Cody next time I am up that way. I find the company very interesting and loved to read up on it. Here is a good writeup:
    http://www.riflemagazine.com/magazine/article.cfm?tocid=104&magid=12
    And some early Ballard art:
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  14. Manuel Garcia O'Kely

    Manuel Garcia O'Kely Back at last

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    There is this ban on high capacity mags, and there was this FNS-9 sitting in the LGS, he was all lonely after sitting there at least a month, and I thought to my self that hey, at least he can be warm at my place too....

    Plus 3 boxes of 9 mm to go with it.

    Now all I need is an FNX-45....snort.
  15. vspeed

    vspeed Been here awhile

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    3 Colts and a pair of Winchesters.

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  16. blake716

    blake716 nine toes

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    I swapped out uppers this weekend. I didn't realize how friggin heavy that 20" bull barrel was until I put the 16" on.

    I'm debating on either getting this 16" barrel cut down, or just getting a 14.5" barrel.

    I keep saying the next build will be a SBR. I guess I should get that started. I hear that it's anywhere from 6 months to a year to get the stamp right now.


    Anywho, before.......

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    and after, much lighter.

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  17. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    Well, finally got out to break in the barrel on this beast. I am pleased.. I ran 120 AMAX Hornady factory ammo in it to set her up. Bore sighted the 8x32 bench rest scope at a 100 yard gong and then ran the first rounds at paper to see where they would go.
    I followed the break in that Krieger suggested (sort of) cleaned between first five rounds, then between each five rounds for about 35 total...

    Below is the first five shots out of the barrel. One, then clicked correction, then 2,3,4,5.........


    Oh yeah!!

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  18. wagonpilot

    wagonpilot Freeeeze

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    It has a baby brother .223 Rock River that runs like that at a hundred...

    30 consecutive shots at 100. five each target. Harder than it looks.

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  19. Signal

    Signal Cynical Idealist

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    Impressive groups, spectacular for an autoloader
  20. doc_ricketts

    doc_ricketts Thumper jockey

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    Outstanding!!!:clap:clap