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Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Post by brothaman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:36 pm

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Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Anyone know a good way to mount a decent light on a Marlin Leverblatt?
If you wanna drop a hunerd-fawty bone, Grizzly Customs is your huckleberry...
140 bucks for that ?

I get that Grizzly makes some great stuff, but I'm not seeing how that'd cost 140 bucks.

I wonder if someone with access to a lathe or something could whip up a homebrew version of that for less money ?
Quality ain't cheap.

If one were running an xs scout mount, then you could slap an offset mount on the end of it.
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Post by brothaman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 12:43 pm

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12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
brothaman wrote:
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Anyone know a good way to mount a decent light on a Marlin Leverblatt?
If you wanna drop a hunerd-fawty bone, Grizzly Customs is your huckleberry...
140 bucks for that ?

I get that Grizzly makes some great stuff, but I'm not seeing how that'd cost 140 bucks.

I wonder if someone with access to a lathe or something could whip up a homebrew version of that for less money ?
Quality ain't cheap.

If one were running an xs scout mount, then you could slap an offset mount on the end of it.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:01 pm

brothaman wrote:
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Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Anyone know a good way to mount a decent light on a Marlin Leverblatt?
If you wanna drop a hunerd-fawty bone, Grizzly Customs is your huckleberry...
140 bucks for that ?

I get that Grizzly makes some great stuff, but I'm not seeing how that'd cost 140 bucks.

I wonder if someone with access to a lathe or something could whip up a homebrew version of that for less money ?
Quality ain't cheap.

If one were running an xs scout mount, then you could slap an offset mount on the end of it.
Good point, man.

There's probably a whole lot more work that goes into one of those mounts than I'm even aware of.

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Post by brothaman » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:32 pm

psshh,.. I wouldn't drop $140 on that thing. Especially when Wild West has something for half the price. I was being sarcastic.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Mon Jun 29, 2015 2:46 pm

brothaman wrote:psshh,.. I wouldn't drop $140 on that thing. Especially when Wild West has something for half the price. I was being sarcastic.
Yeah, I figured you were being sarcastic. :lol:

It's neat, but it's a little too expensive for my liking.

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Post by chills1994 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 1:59 pm

I actually looked at my watch last night before cranking on the Dillon 650's handle. It was about 8 minutes of cranking time to make 100, .223 rounds. This time it was hiccup or glitch free.

I started out with completely processed once fired Lake City.223 brass I bought locally.
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Post by 00dlez » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:01 pm

Anyone here have, or at least have a good amount of experience with the Kel-Tec PTA3? (.380 compact)

I might be trading a pile of stuff I don't need for one. I understand that many folks wrote it off as unreliable, but others insist that once you go through the break in period there's nothing wrong with them. Anyone have any experience to share?
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Post by TDW586 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:08 pm

00dlez wrote:Anyone here have, or at least have a good amount of experience with the Kel-Tec PTA3? (.380 compact)

I might be trading a pile of stuff I don't need for one. I understand that many folks wrote it off as unreliable, but others insist that once you go through the break in period there's nothing wrong with them. Anyone have any experience to share?

I've never owned one, but my father (who really likes mouseguns) has had two of them that I recall. He trades and sells guns left and right for some reason. One was very reliable, the other was not until he went over it with a dremel and emery cloth. As subcompact .380s go, that's pretty much par for the course in my experience.
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Post by quazi » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:36 pm

Century has built themselves a pretty bad rep over the years, but I'm still pretty intrigued by the C308. It sounds like they're using good parts, but I'm not sure if they're screwing up the build. If they're still less than $700 when they get back in stock I might have to take the gamble on one.

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Post by Dogan » Wed Jul 01, 2015 8:27 pm

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Dogan wrote:A .22 caliber rifle with similar characteristics as a subsonic single shot .22, but fewer restrictions on reloading? Very appealing. ...About the rimfire reloading kits, I've seen a few and they seem janky as all hell. Ground up match heads? Really?
Why don't you get a LA .357/.38?
Easy and cheap to reload. If you want a subsonic round - load up some light .38's. They don't tear up meat on small game and with .357's it is fine on deer sized critter. With a set of 'look under' scope mounts you just set the scope up for .357's and the iron's for .38 and you don't have to worry about changing the zero. Brass is generally easy and cheap to find. A pound of powder goes a LONG way for .38's. And you can cast the bullets.
Plus lever guns just look good...

Oh, and you can get a handgun that uses the same bullets if you like wheelguns.
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I'm a broken man, Procyon. You've done it. Now I have to get one. Then get a light mount as mentioned above, and get the trigger tuned how I want.

The get a good old fashioned Coach gun (which I've also always wanted) and go do some CAS. God dammit.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:57 pm

Can someone give me some info on the Ruger LC9 ?

I'm working a deal right now to trade my Tristar shotgun for one and all I know about the Ruger is it's a compact 9mm that was released a couple years back. I'm kind of hoping the deal does go through, but since the dude's only asking 300 bucks for the gun, I'm pretty sure he'll have no problem finding a cash buyer.

If that happens, I'm back to square one on trades.

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:03 pm

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:Can someone give me some info on the Ruger LC9 ?

I'm working a deal right now to trade my Tristar shotgun for one and all I know about the Ruger is it's a compact 9mm that was released a couple years back. I'm kind of hoping the deal does go through, but since the dude's only asking 300 bucks for the gun, I'm pretty sure he'll have no problem finding a cash buyer.

If that happens, I'm back to square one on trades.
It's a PF9 made by Ruger, IIRC.
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Post by quazi » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:14 pm

Which version of the LC9 is it? The original LC9 was hammer fired DAO. I have not shot one myself, but the trigger pull was a common complaint. Then they came out with the striker-fired LC9s which supposedly really improved the trigger. Now they have the LC9s Pro which has no manual safety.

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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:25 pm

quazi wrote:Which version of the LC9 is it? The original LC9 was hammer fired DAO. I have not shot one myself, but the trigger pull was a common complaint. Then they came out with the striker-fired LC9s which supposedly really improved the trigger. Now they have the LC9s Pro which has no manual safety.
I'm not sure which version it is.

The picture the dude has up on the board isn't very clear. He did say it's like new in the box, so I'm assuming it's a newer model.

That is unless the guy keeps all the boxes and paperwork for every gun he's bought. I usually toss them after cutting off the serial number info for my records or unless they're nice hard cases.

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:51 pm

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
quazi wrote:Which version of the LC9 is it? The original LC9 was hammer fired DAO. I have not shot one myself, but the trigger pull was a common complaint. Then they came out with the striker-fired LC9s which supposedly really improved the trigger. Now they have the LC9s Pro which has no manual safety.
I'm not sure which version it is.

The picture the dude has up on the board isn't very clear. He did say it's like new in the box, so I'm assuming it's a newer model.

That is unless the guy keeps all the boxes and paperwork for every gun he's bought. I usually toss them after cutting off the serial number info for my records or unless they're nice hard cases.
Both are still made, but I'd bet it's not the S model. Still, worth asking.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Thu Jul 02, 2015 1:58 pm

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:
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quazi wrote:Which version of the LC9 is it? The original LC9 was hammer fired DAO. I have not shot one myself, but the trigger pull was a common complaint. Then they came out with the striker-fired LC9s which supposedly really improved the trigger. Now they have the LC9s Pro which has no manual safety.
I'm not sure which version it is.

The picture the dude has up on the board isn't very clear. He did say it's like new in the box, so I'm assuming it's a newer model.

That is unless the guy keeps all the boxes and paperwork for every gun he's bought. I usually toss them after cutting off the serial number info for my records or unless they're nice hard cases.
Both are still made, but I'd bet it's not the S model. Still, worth asking.
That's true, Doc. I suppose I can always ask the guy what model LC9 it is and hope he knows.

I'm not holding out much hope of me getting the gun in trade, though. Dude told me he's more interested in cash rather than another shotgun.

If nothing else, I can always sell or trade off the shotgun to another person or just keep the dang thing and learn to like it.

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Post by Dogan » Thu Jul 02, 2015 3:16 pm

12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
quazi wrote:Which version of the LC9 is it? The original LC9 was hammer fired DAO. I have not shot one myself, but the trigger pull was a common complaint. Then they came out with the striker-fired LC9s which supposedly really improved the trigger. Now they have the LC9s Pro which has no manual safety.
I'm not sure which version it is.

The picture the dude has up on the board isn't very clear. He did say it's like new in the box, so I'm assuming it's a newer model.

That is unless the guy keeps all the boxes and paperwork for every gun he's bought. I usually toss them after cutting off the serial number info for my records or unless they're nice hard cases.
Both are still made, but I'd bet it's not the S model. Still, worth asking.
That's true, Doc. I suppose I can always ask the guy what model LC9 it is and hope he knows.

I'm not holding out much hope of me getting the gun in trade, though. Dude told me he's more interested in cash rather than another shotgun.

If nothing else, I can always sell or trade off the shotgun to another person or just keep the dang thing and learn to like it.
I'd take care if you plan to keep the LC9 after the trade, at least for me whenever I shoot one I hit the mag release 4/6 times in a mag. And I have medium hands.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Thu Jul 02, 2015 4:04 pm

It's still up in the air whether or not I trade for the LC9, Dogan.

The dude I'm working with wants cash more than a trade, but in the event I do somehow get the gun, I'll be careful with the mag release.

I'll let y'all know if I get the gun.

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Post by quazi » Thu Jul 02, 2015 8:40 pm

Went to the gun store with my cousin to pick up some ammo and targets. We each broke down and bought a Ruger AR-556. They were only $630.

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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:17 pm

Having a devil of a time finding 44Spl locally. I -could- order it, but IL means silly games with photocopies of ID...might be time to pick up a set of dies.
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Post by Halfapint » Sat Jul 04, 2015 9:36 pm

Hey all, finally got internet back and wanted to post a pic of the bolt from the Remington 770 I busted a couple weeks ago. I am not real familiar with how bolts are put together, but it looks like this one had a post and was glued.

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you see it just peeled right off. As I said I am not real familiar with bots but that was rather easy to break.
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Post by 12_Gauge_Chimp » Sat Jul 04, 2015 11:43 pm

I ended up not getting the LC9.

Which is ok with me since I'm not ready to add yet another caliber to my collection.

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Post by procyon » Sun Jul 05, 2015 12:24 am

Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Having a devil of a time finding 44Spl locally. I -could- order it, but IL means silly games with photocopies of ID...might be time to pick up a set of dies.
I would definitely recommend it.
And a case trimmer / neck reamer.
Getting cheap .44 mag brass and then cut them down.
In fact, I probably have around 100 old .44 mag brass laying around with no use for me. You would be welcome to them if you wanted.
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Post by Doctorr Fabulous » Sun Jul 05, 2015 7:54 pm

procyon wrote:
Doctorr Fabulous wrote:Having a devil of a time finding 44Spl locally. I -could- order it, but IL means silly games with photocopies of ID...might be time to pick up a set of dies.
I would definitely recommend it.
And a care trimmer / neck reamer.
Getting cheap .44 mag brass and then cut them down.
In fact, I probably have around 100 old .44 mag brass laying around with no use for me. You would be welcome to them if you wanted.
Might take you up on that.

Now I have to decide if I think I need the FCD or if the four-die set's roll/taper crimp die will do it.
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