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by minengr
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Think I’ve hit my peak...
Replies: 26
Views: 1844

Re: Think I’ve hit my peak...

Nice.

I had a 38 Super built a few years back. Nothing quite like a custom 1911.
by minengr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Good tactical pens?
Replies: 16
Views: 3461

Re: Good tactical pens?

If you have access to a mini lathe you can make your own.
by minengr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 2019 - Current Battle Rifles in 7.62x51
Replies: 64
Views: 5321

Re: 2019 - Current Battle Rifles in 7.62x51

A number of years ago I did a bunch of reading and searching, trying to determine what was the best battle rifle, or at least best BR for me. One of my requirements was the bolt locking back on the last round, that knocked several out of the running. I ended up purchasing a Polytech M14 and proceede...
by minengr
Sat Jun 27, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Selling guns at the local gun store
Replies: 12
Views: 761

Re: Selling guns at the local gun store

Selling guns to a dealer is never a good deal. I did it once, when I was desperate for cash.

Trade value can vary wildly depending on the dealer and how much business you have done with them.
by minengr
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Does this engraving suck or is it just me?
Replies: 8
Views: 1151

Re: Does this engraving suck or is it just me?

I only have a couple guns I would ever consider getting engraved. Personally, I wouldn't send anything to that guy.
by minengr
Wed May 22, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*
Replies: 1189
Views: 103142

Re: Press therapy - reloading room *chat*

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 3:38 pm
What do y'all do with brass that's no longer safe to reload ?
Scrap it. A good buddy that shot LOTS of 22lr, before the craziness, collected it all and took it to the local scrap yard and traded it for scrap lead. I give all my scrap brass to him and in return he will cast bullets for me.
by minengr
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?
Replies: 25
Views: 3686

Re: Which Shotgun, Rifle and Four Wheel Drive?

Win Model 12
Win Mod 70 .243 (Dad's)
1985 Toyota extended cab.
by minengr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:41 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Considering buying an SKS, but...
Replies: 46
Views: 5832

Re: Considering buying an SKS, but...

I am getting so old. I remember when you could by a crate of them and a 1000 rounds of ammo for half that price.
by minengr
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Jack of all trades lever gun.
Replies: 20
Views: 3474

Re: Jack of all trades lever gun.

I know this isn't much help, but as the owner of all three, I vote for one of each. When I lived in NV my 357 trapper was my "truck" gun. Looking back, it probably wasn't the best of choices for the wide open spaces of NV, but man that thing is handy. Even the hottest of 357 loads were fun to shoot,...
by minengr
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700
Replies: 7
Views: 1779

Re: Remington 700

I second the trigger, bed and float. A quality stock is also good money to spend. Also be sure your mag box isn't binding anything up. I normally run the bottom of mine on a belt sander to remove a little metal just to be safe. Just about every, if not every, rifle I own benefits from reloading. Alt...
by minengr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The best minimalist PAW rifle?
Replies: 58
Views: 5157

Re: The best minimalist PAW rifle?

If 25 yards is max for accuracy, I'll stick with one of my compound bows.
by minengr
Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:52 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?
Replies: 146
Views: 8694

Re: How can you buy milsurp in today's market?

Maybe so - but a one time lucky break is not what I count on. I've heard of people living when their parachute didn't open, but I won't be expecting to be that lucky. Will you? Honestly? I'll take a 5.56 or 5.45 against a black bear any day that ends in "y." It is the grizzlies which will prove tou...
by minengr
Mon Dec 18, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 13075

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

Every time I have to run brass through multiple forming/sizing dies for one of my wildcats, I always consider consolidation.
by minengr
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:54 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: The Firearm is Always Loaded!...
Replies: 14
Views: 1877

Re: The Firearm is Always Loaded!...

ND's suck on multiple levels. There is always some type of permanent damage be it to life, limb, property, or hearing.
by minengr
Mon Dec 18, 2017 4:50 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 3% of American gun owners own a collective 133M firearms
Replies: 38
Views: 3346

Re: 3% of American gun owners own a collective 133M firearms

I have a few theories, but I'm not stating them on a forum. Seventeen isn't all that many. A few handguns, rimfires, shotguns, and hunting rifles and you can get to 17 in a hurry.
by minengr
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Need a scope and advice for long range hunting and shooting
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: Need a scope and advice for long range hunting and shoot

I have question for the folks who do reload and chronogragh their ammo. How much of an improvement in consistency do you see with your hand loads versus premium high quality production ammo? I may be worth mentioning, there are other hidden gains to reloading your own ammo. Besides the consistent l...
by minengr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 10:58 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Need a scope and advice for long range hunting and shooting
Replies: 21
Views: 1713

Re: Need a scope and advice for long range hunting and shoot

There are several different ways to get where you want to go and endless more opinions on which is correct. I'll offer mine and take it for the $.02 it's worth. Personally I wouldn't mess with a BDC. I'd go with a Super Sniper MQ or find a nice used Leupold send it back to the factory and have a tar...
by minengr
Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:11 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What gun/gear are you jonesing for these days?
Replies: 12
Views: 1413

Re: What gun/gear are you jonesing for these days?

Me, I would really love to own either of these two items... or both. ATN X-SIGHT II HD 3-14x Fulton Armory M14 Service Rifle Back in the day, when I was a Navy gunner's mate, I loved my M-14 like a treasured pet. It shot great, felt great in the hands and had my absolute trust that it would hit any...
by minengr
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Best Round/ Gun for Ursus Arctos Horribilis
Replies: 215
Views: 21192

Re: Best Round/ Gun for Ursus Arctos Horribilis

Given current populations and accounting for historic range, I doubt there is much danger in Grizzly's making it to the "deep south" for several decades. While I don't have the exact figures, there were appox 250 in the lower 48 in 1975, there are about 2500 now with the southern most population in ...
by minengr
Thu Jul 06, 2017 4:10 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Long gun options for bear defense
Replies: 10
Views: 1030

Re: Long gun options for bear defense

I've hunted black bears in Ontario twice. The 12ga with slugs will be more than enough if you don't want to make a purchase. The bears will probably smell you, hear you, and be long gone before you get there.
by minengr
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Battle Rifle and Designated Marksman Rifle in One
Replies: 15
Views: 1742

Re: Battle Rifle and Designated Marksman Rifle in One

Well, it is physics. Bullet weight, BC, MV and whatever else get plugged into an equation and it spits out the drop. All those programs are doing the physics for you. Same thing with "Power"/energy. KE = 1/2MV^2 = the kinetic energy "power" of a bullet is 1/2 the mass of the bullet x the velocity sq...
by minengr
Fri Apr 28, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: .243 vs .308 for new rifle
Replies: 22
Views: 2400

Re: .243 vs .308 for new rifle

Personally, I really like the 243 and 6mm in general. I reload, so my options are considerable. For speed, I can load 55gr NBT's or I can go with the 105Amax at the other end. I own both a 243 and a 6-06 (30-06 necked down to 6mm). IMO, the 243 is an underrated cartridge. With a barrel twisted corre...
by minengr
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700... is it a good buy in 2017??
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: Remington 700... is it a good buy in 2017??

If I were looking for a an heirloom, legacy type rifle, then I'd go balls out on a Winchester or full custom. OH! I haven't seen any of the Winchester XPRs, but I've heard good things about them. I love Winchester Mod 70's. I own several from nearly untouched to full custom. However I hate the MOA ...
by minengr
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Remington 700... is it a good buy in 2017??
Replies: 10
Views: 1350

Re: Remington 700... is it a good buy in 2017??

If you can still find thing the stainless ADL's that were sold at Dick's Sporting Goods were a great buy IMO. I swapped out the factory stock with a used "Ti take-off" (a B&C you can still get from Stocky's stocks). Topped it with a used 6x Lupy and have a nice rig. Those ADL"s were running around $...

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