The I LOVE THIS GUN Thread

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

  1. ichbinbier

    ichbinbier Adventurer

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    Just bought it, haven't received it yet. Waiting on the CFO to approve but it will be my first polymer handgun.

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    I was planning to purchase a Glock 17 Gen 4 or 5 but both of those did not fit my hand as well as the APX.
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  2. Chillis

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    Waiting patiently for the mailman to drop off the Timney trigger for the Scar16.

    The trigger is the only part of the gun I do not like. Even with the clunky factory trigger the gun is still ridiculously accurate.
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  3. valvecrusher

    valvecrusher tractus pro pensio™

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    Back in the late 90s, early 2000s, it was easy to find Winchester 'match' grade ammo in a white box for maybe an extra $1 /50rds box.

    It came in a white box, exactly similar to the offering today found at Wallymart.....
    except where this says 'Target', the stuff i'm looking for said, 'Match Grade'.(or just Match)
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    and the sight picture printed onside, the grouping was 9/8/7 ring for Target, as depicted, and X/X/9 for Match Grade...(tighter group pictured)


    I've been calling the normal gun/pawn shops, some Dunhams/Academysports/Dicks, and NO ONE has ANY idea of what voodoo I'm speaking...

    There is a shooting competition coming up late April, and I want to source some, and re-familiarize my tool with it's preferred diet prior to competing...



    The way I understood it then, this was Plain Jane ammo, although 'Match' grade, it was merely a step above 'Target' and nothing truly special/unique, reflected by shelf price of(50rounds) for $15.97 vs 13.98 for Target, both manufactured by Winchester in a white box.


    Can anyone help me find the 'new' production of the standard 'old' ammo, especially through the Evil Wal-Mart Empire of affordability?


    Plain jane Winchester .40sw 165-180g 50ct Winchester White Box Match Grade for the working poor?

    thank you.


    Price ultimately rules, and boutique ammo is not for this conversation.

    The new white box Target sprayed all over the 9" plate @20y, and I'm looking to hold my own against MUCH higher priced tools, and handloads/boutique big money rounds.
  4. acesandeights

    acesandeights Noob

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    Winchester doesn't offer that particular product anymore; however, you can review the specs of all of their ammunition and make some determinations based on that. If you have a box of the old stuff and can get the specs on it, you can probably compare it to the specs of the other products they offer. You'll probably find they just changed the packaging.

    You have to do your own homework, which will probably include buying a box of each and experimenting. If you're competing, practice will be part of the process anyway, so buying a couple/several boxes might be a good thing.

    I think the Ranger "T" series offers the best accuracy, but it's not FMJ, then their bonded. Then, maybe the Q4238.
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  5. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    I have a Bushnell 1x28 red dot — an older model without the selectable reticle and auto-off features of the current version. The Bushnell Outlet Store is right down the street from me, so I was able to get it on closeout for $39. I'm very pleased with it, it's much more sturdy than anything else I could have gotten for that price. I originally had it on a Beretta Neos .22; I currently have it on my Ruger Charger.

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  6. FPGT72

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    We have a bushnell outlet close as well....it is a pretty bad thing having them so close.
  7. pilot

    pilot Well... Super Moderator

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    I think that is the same store. The one on 50 Highway?
  8. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Got the Timney installed in the Scar16. Feels awesome. This thing is going to be too sharp for my 3X red dot.
  9. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Scope/sight experts needed.

    PS90 has a very high picatinny rail for red dot or scope and the irons are just below but still very high.

    What distance would you sight it in to get the most consistent performance at various ranges?

    The red dot is easily 2 inches above the barrel.

    My thinking is ho long and always aim a couple inches higher at close range to account for sight height.

    Thoughts?
  10. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    That's the one. I'm about a mile and a half from there.
  11. Yard Sale

    Yard Sale let's be bad guys

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    Play with a trajectory calculator to find a zero distance that minimizes holdover/holdunder.

    http://www.jbmballistics.com/cgi-bin/jbmtraj-5.1.cgi
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  12. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Since posting I have read up on a bunch of info about the gun and sighting in distance.

    Looks like 50 yards is the magic number.
  13. Scrotie

    Scrotie Chuck U Farley

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    You can also get this low profile red dot mount that eliminates the pic rail. He has one for many different optics. While it won't drastically change the bore offset, it will help. More importantly, you'll get a better cheek weld, similar to standard AR. I find it much more comfortable to shoot.
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  14. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    I have been looking at that and there is an even lower one, the whole receiver is replaced with a very low rail.

    I already bought and sighted in the Holosun red dot, which was $200. Would not enjoy ponying up for a new sight and lower rail.

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    When looking at it, it would be nice to get that thing out of the sky...
  15. Scrotie

    Scrotie Chuck U Farley

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    I think the Holosun, just like the Primary Arms red dots, use the Aimpoint Micro bolt pattern. So you could get any mount that fits the T1/T2, and it should work with your Holosun.
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  16. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    Got it in the mail.

    Based on readings it should make a noticeable difference.

    When sighting in the red dot I found myself moving my face around a lot to get lined up.
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  17. husky390

    husky390 Been here awhile

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    This is how I have my MRO mounted and zeroed at 25 yards. Palmetto State Armory has the best price on ammo that I've found which is important since these are so damn fun.



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  18. husky390

    husky390 Been here awhile

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    Are you keeping both eyes open?


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  19. Chillis

    Chillis Long timer

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    One eye. I keep forgetting to practice keeping both eyes open.

    With your red dot sighted at 25 yards, how are other distances affected?

    I have some green tip on the way. I want to buy a ton of the cheaper stuff though. Definitely going to be a regular plinker.
  20. husky390

    husky390 Been here awhile

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    I haven't tried it beyond 25 as I bought it for plinking and short range stuff. Honestly, I don't have the discipline to shoot this thing accurately out to 100 yards as it's too tempting to do a mag dump. I'll use AR's or bolt guns for that stuff.


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