The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. VTvfr

    VTvfr Been here awhile

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    Pretty common now that there are quite a few companies making AR uppers out of it.
    Ammo's still expensive (relative anymore), so it seems most people reload it.
    Plenty of punch behind it, a lot of guys use it for big hogs.
  2. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Yup, Blackout has been around for a minute. I've spent a fair amount of time shooting an AR in Blackout, and it is a nice cartridge, but not overly versatile. The Blackout was really designed for shooting under 200 yards. It is best served between 100-150 yards. I'm not saying it won't shoot further, but it is far less effective beyond 200 yards, and 300 yards tends to be the max distance to allow expansion for most bullets with this cartridge. This is why it is great for hunting feral pigs, since most shots are short distance.

    It is pricey to buy, so if you aren't reloading, then I wouldn't even mess with it.
  3. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    That's just a little bit better than the .30 Carbine. Why bother?
  4. accurate iron

    accurate iron Adventurer

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    for suppressive purposes.:evil
  5. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    Subsonic is a huge plus when using a suppressed weapon. Also, you can have multiple calibers on an AR platform by just switching out the upper(with the Blackout just the barrel is need to be changed from the 5.56). The 300 AAC Blackout and the .223/5.56 use the same magazines. :gun2
  6. Fire Escape

    Fire Escape Long timer

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    Research .300 Whisper to see the origins. It was developed by SSK (they still have 'their own versions of several similar cartridges) in the late 80's or early 90's to have a suppressed but functional (i.e. not manual operation only) AR for clandestine special ops use with a 200 or so grain bullet at subsonic velocity. The original was proprietary and not standardized to SAMI specs so no other manufacturer would/could chamber for it. I believe that S&W finally stepped up and got it 'standardized' but they had to use a new name. Now that it is standardized there are both heavy bullet subsonic versions and light bullet 'high' velocity variations that will run through the same gun with essentially just a barrel change from 5.56mm.
    I can't say that I need one but it is on the 'Want' list. That was tempered a bit when Savage announced that they were shelving development of their bolt action version because they could not achieve the accuracy they wanted. I like precision and don't need to be able to covertly eliminate targets in far away lands so I am waiting to see how things play out before buying in.

    Bruce
  7. EvilGenius

    EvilGenius 1.5 Finger Discount

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    I have a steyr S9, about the same height.

    Makes a big difference
  8. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Doesn't look at low as the Chiappa Rhino. Friend of mine has one. I haven't played with it yet, but it's the only pistol his GF will shoot, and she'll even use full power .357s.
  9. urbanXJ

    urbanXJ Long timer

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    the Eform From 1 came in in only 3 months

    quick change of the buffer tube, and slap on a stock it's now a super evil rifle

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  10. Hoots Magoon

    Hoots Magoon Hey ya'll, Watch this!

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    It was Advanced Armament Corporation that stepped up, hence the name 300 AAC Blackout. AAC was purchased by Remington and became part of the Freedom Group.
  11. 91Eunos

    91Eunos zipper suited sun god

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    I've been shooting 300BLK (7.62x35) a lot this last year. 7.62x39 (AK-47, etc. round) ballistics but with better energy out to 300 yards or so and works very well in a standard AR-15 platform. Same mags, BCG, etc...all I did was change a barrel.

    Also works exceptionally well suppressed. Hollywood quiet with subsonic ammo.

    Had some cycling issues at first with my barrel's carbine-length gas system, but once I opened up the gas port it now runs like a champ. Next build will have pistol-length gas...and a 7 & 1/2" barrel!

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  12. ImaPoser

    ImaPoser adventure imposter

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    Dag nabbit. :bluduh Submitted two form 4's today. Dealer isn't set up on Eforms yet, had to do it the old fashioned way. Eforms = 3 months. Paper = 9 months. :baldy
  13. 91Eunos

    91Eunos zipper suited sun god

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    Damn... Gonna have to check into the eforms for my latest SBR build.

    I'm 6 months into what was originally a 9-month wait, then was told to expect a year and now estimated 15 friggin' months for 3 suppressors (3 separate forms).
  14. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    The Belgian Auto 5 sold a couple hours before I made it to the store. My wife is happy.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  15. FPGT72

    FPGT72 Long timer

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    I look at the 300 cartridges as to the answer to the question of AR shooters that don't want to shoot a 22 any more. Same deal with the 308 or any other flavor, I want to shoot a "mans" cartridge but want to keep my AR.

    And before everyone gets their panties in a twist yes I know the AR originally was for a "mans" cartridge with the AR10.
  16. FAW3

    FAW3 Old wanderer

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    Well...like the 3 motorcycles in the garage...seems Stevens Firearms are becoming popular at our home.

    Years ago I got my son a Stevens Favorite .22 rifle as his "first rifle". Light, simple, single shot drop action little jewel:

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    Then time came for a "first shotgun"...so I scored a Stevens single shot 20ga model 94, a break open single shot with an exposed hammer (sorry, no photo)...

    Now, since this Sunday we are going pheasant hunting...and his 15th birthday right around the corner...I know he would like a double like dad's Browning O/U 12 ga...so I scored:

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    A very nice, tight and good looking Stevens M311a dated 1952 in 20ga. These are often available in a variety of conditions...and this is a good one IMO. As a simple double barrel is hard to beat and I really liked the automatic safety feature (if you open the action the tang safety moves to ON).

    Bonus Points...mom likes it also...she say's she's tired of the 12ga!!!
  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    I grew up shooting my grandfather's Stevens M311A in 16ga. I killed many a deer with that gun in LA (Lower Alabama for you Yankees.)

    He passed away unexpectedly a week before I graduated basic training, in May of 2003. He had set that gun aside to give me, but I was moving around a bunch back then, so it resided with my parents until this year. I had all but forgotten about it when my dad pulled it out to send home with me. I'll have to pull it out and get some photos. The M311A defines simplistic functionality.

    Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
  18. FatChance

    FatChance Road Captain

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    When I was 12, I spent 6 weeks picking raspberries to earn enough to buy my first gun, a 20ga Stevens 311 just like that. Probably the same vintage as well.
  19. Devil Dog

    Devil Dog Q-Tip With Ears

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  20. buildit

    buildit Guns, bikes and Bows

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    Very nice DD. Looks like the Sig Sauer Scorpion which I came close to getting. I got this instead.
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