User not logged in - login - register
Home Calendar Books School Tool Photo Gallery Message Boards Users Statistics Advertise Site Info
go to bottom | |
 Message Boards » » Fumbler's gun thread v2.0 Page 1 ... 253 254 255 256 [257] 258, Prev Next  
NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Cool. I really enjoy loading my own.

12/2/2018 11:02:38 AM

theDuke866
All American
52055 Posts
user info
edit post

yeah, it's tedious...measuring powder out so precisely--sometimes adjusting just one kernel at a time with a trickler to get an exact charge.

It would go a lot faster if with a multi-stage press, or just accepting small inconsistencies in the powder throws...but that would negate a lot of the purpose of hand loading in something like a Creedmoor target rifle.

12/2/2018 7:30:32 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

I use an RCBS Chargemaster for my accuracy loads. It trickles out the next charge while I seat a bullet.

12/2/2018 8:31:56 PM

theDuke866
All American
52055 Posts
user info
edit post

yeah we were using a manual trickler and beam balance scale (calibrated when we started, with known calibration weights). We loaded 60 Creedmoors for me, and 30-40 for my friend, with one of us weighing powder while the other seated bullets.

He has an expensive electronic scale, accurate to +/- 1/10th of a grain, but he said he think he's more accurate with the method we used. I'm inclined to believe it--his beam scale was pretty sensitive--we'd adjust quantity by a kernel or two of H4350 at a time, sometimes!

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 8:38 AM. Reason : ]

12/3/2018 8:37:54 AM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

I've verified the charge master against my beam scale. It's close enough. It gets calibrated with check weights every time I use it. There are some pretty cool homemade setups with automatic tricklers and optical sensors on beam scales that do the same thing the charge master does, but even more accurately.

I'm sure I'm the limiting factor in my accuracy, not my reloads.

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM. Reason : Bd]

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 10:48 AM. Reason : Fj]

12/3/2018 10:46:40 AM

theDuke866
All American
52055 Posts
user info
edit post

yeah...the other thing is that this guy shoots out to 1000+ yards, and honestly, about the only time I shoot my Creedmoor is when I'm shooting as his guest, because shooting that rifle at 200 yards or whatever is boring and pointless.

He isn't as crazy into it as some. He's not annealing all the brass or sorting the brass based on weight, reloading cycles, or water capacity or whatever...but he's a little more finicky than a lot of people who aren't shooting big distances.

12/3/2018 6:28:27 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

i made a little annealing machine. mainly just to reduce neck splits and increase brass life. never sorted brass by weight or volume. the longest range down here is only 280 yards, so i stick with old military rifles with iron sights and 22 caliber stuff, and rimfires. golf balls at 280 with the .22-250 is fun for a little while.

and a 44 mag lever rifle loaded with big, slow plated bullets and trail boss powder. holy shit that is fun. everybody is anticipating the blast of the 44 and all you get is a little pop and a big thud on steel.

[Edited on December 3, 2018 at 6:51 PM. Reason : dafs]

12/3/2018 6:43:32 PM

MaximaDrvr

10342 Posts
user info
edit post

Form 4, police trade in.
Feb 15 mailed, Oct 25 received.
Trust

12/4/2018 11:22:12 PM

Air
Half American
757 Posts
user info
edit post

just ordered a few CMP garands. anything i need to watch out for?

1/10/2019 7:56:48 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Just make sure you're home when they deliver them or have FedEx hold them at a location and go by and pick them up.

CMP is the safest way to buy a Garand. You know exactly what you're getting. The Garand is so much fun to own. Everyone at the range always wants to shoot the M1.

1/10/2019 8:43:32 PM

Air
Half American
757 Posts
user info
edit post

I wish they still had access to 1903's. I have loved and wanted one of those since I was kid playing Medal of Honor.

I havent bought or shot a gun in like 5+ years, im super excited.

1/10/2019 9:17:46 PM

theDuke866
All American
52055 Posts
user info
edit post

Don't you have to have them sent to an FFL?

What's the going rate for a nice M1 Garand?

1/10/2019 10:53:41 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

No, CMP can ship rifles to your door. They have an exemption from the federal law.

Depends on how you define "nice". Manufacturer, serial number, and condition can make the price go anywhere from sub $1k to $10k. I normally recommend the CMP Special Grade for folks looking for a shooter and they're $1250. They have some new parts, so they aren't as collectable.

1/11/2019 6:53:56 AM

Air
Half American
757 Posts
user info
edit post

I got a "rack grade" for 650 and a "service grade" for 750

We will see what kinda shape they are in when they show up.

You kinda have to jump through some hoops to get in. Join a club on their list, prove shooting experience, and send them appropriate identification.

If both can be made to go boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, boom, PING I will be stoked

[Edited on January 11, 2019 at 7:38 AM. Reason : s]

1/11/2019 7:37:01 AM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

They will function fine. CMP is awesome. I did the Garand Collector's Association membership for the club and my NC CHP worked for proof of shooting experience. GCA quarterly magazine is actually really cool.

1/11/2019 8:04:02 AM

skywalkr
All American
6784 Posts
user info
edit post

This whole grown adult thing makes buying gun stuff a lot more fun when you can afford the good stuff. I’m hoping to get my new hunting rifle back from the gunsmith soon, it’s going to be mostly used for whitetail within 300 yards but I’m going to use it for long distance hunting training as I want to get out west sometime and there’s a 1000 yard training facility close by.

Rifle is a Tikka T3x Lite in 6.5 CM, cutting the barrel down to 18” and threading it for my SilencerCo Omega with a direct thread 1/2x28 mount (not enough meat on the barrel for 5/8x24). On top I got a Nightforce ATACR 4-16x42 F1. I haven’t mounted the scope yet but holy shit is it worlds better than my piece of junk Vortex PST. I can’t ever buy cheap glass after this again.

3/8/2019 9:57:41 AM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

You still expect to get good long rage results with the barrel turned down to 18"?

3/8/2019 11:24:07 AM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

the only difference with a shorter barrel is a little less velocity

3/8/2019 1:25:35 PM

skywalkr
All American
6784 Posts
user info
edit post

I should be able to plink out to 1000 just fine and hunting under 600 yards the bullet is moving fast enough to expand and penetrate. I won’t be taking 600 yard shots on deer anytime soon and likely never but I do plan on taking long range hunting classes to improve my skills.

Plus with the suppressor you gain a little of that velocity back. Not all of it but it’s more than just shooting an 18” gun from what I’ve heard from others who did the exact same thing as I’m doing.

Next on the list is a custom 300 WM in an XLR carbon chassis with a proof carbon barrel. That’s going on the back burner though because I got a lot of shooting I want to do before getting another expensive gun.

3/8/2019 5:14:47 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Finally got around to getting the rest of the parts to build my 9 mm AR "pistol". AR stuff is so cheap right now.

5/9/2019 8:45:28 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

anywhere decent to shoot up around Greensboro or Rockingham County?

[Edited on January 2, 2020 at 10:07 PM. Reason : rifles, mainly. something out to 300 yds would be sweet.]

1/2/2020 10:05:54 PM

theDuke866
All American
52055 Posts
user info
edit post

Life begins at 300 yards. That's about where it just starts to get a little interesting.

Too bad it's tough to find places to shoot long distances unless you have land.

1/2/2020 10:22:14 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

the longer the better, but i'd be quite content with 300. i like to shoot .22 caliber stuff and old military rifles with iron sights, so that keeps it interesting at those ranges.

1/2/2020 11:18:03 PM

Elwood
All American
3755 Posts
user info
edit post

http://www.rcgc.club/

they go out to 200 yards, I've never shot there, but i buddy's dad is a member out there.

1/3/2020 8:17:32 AM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Just what I was looking for. Thanks! Not crazy about the required NRA membership, but whatever it takes.

1/3/2020 11:23:29 PM

eleusis
All American
24525 Posts
user info
edit post

I've yet to find a range in MD or PA that doesn't require NRA membership.

1/4/2020 12:29:13 AM

synapse
play so hard
59344 Posts
user info
edit post

Lol so gun ranges require NRA membership now?

Sounds like a Weekend at Bernie's situation tbh.

1/4/2020 12:43:47 AM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Started the new job and found out one of the guys on my team is a member out there, so getting the recommendation from a current member won’t be a problem.

1/16/2020 8:13:57 PM

moron
All American
32566 Posts
user info
edit post

I’m sure it can’t be too hard to fake a membership...

1/17/2020 12:03:45 AM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Not worth getting banned if they actually verify it with the NRA.

[Edited on January 17, 2020 at 4:51 PM. Reason : A decent range is hard to find]

1/17/2020 4:50:51 PM

dtownral
Suspended
26632 Posts
user info
edit post

A worth-it risk if you dont want to aid and abet a terrorist organization interested in undermining our sovereignty and democracy

1/17/2020 6:16:14 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

They probably get their liability insurance through the NRA and one of the NRA's requirements for that coverage is that club members be NRA members.

1/19/2020 5:39:01 AM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

I'm finally getting my AK back from PSA's service department. Looks like I'll have it just in time for the apocalypse.

3/24/2020 9:58:38 AM

TragicNature
All American
11704 Posts
user info
edit post

Where is the best place to buy used handguns in The Triangle? Bought my current/only firearm new from Cabela's but would be just as happy with a used model.

Tired of transporting my pistol in and out of the house every time I leave or return. Want to get one for home and leave one in the car.

3/25/2020 9:33:35 AM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

Buy online. Almost always cheaper. You just have to factor in the FFL fee.

Also, try to figure out what ever the local shooters forum is for local used sales.

3/25/2020 11:01:57 AM

Dr Pepper
All American
3581 Posts
user info
edit post

Quote :
" leave one in the car"


Don't do that

3/27/2020 8:19:43 AM

Air
Half American
757 Posts
user info
edit post

^^^, Agree with above, dont do that.

Carry it on your person (loaded and ready to operate) or dont bring it along at all. Otherwise its just a liability.

3/27/2020 11:30:43 AM

CaelNCSU
All American
6407 Posts
user info
edit post

Getting ammo in California right now is even more of a shit show than usual.

3/29/2020 11:17:23 AM

theDuke866
All American
52055 Posts
user info
edit post

yeah.. Stock up, like, 10,000 rounds when you get the chance. Then stuff like this doesn't matter.

[Edited on March 29, 2020 at 9:58 PM. Reason : ]

3/29/2020 9:57:47 PM

eleusis
All American
24525 Posts
user info
edit post

I'd buy a Dillon 650 before I bought 10000rds of anything.

3/29/2020 11:25:28 PM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

My brother has the 'Rona.

4/2/2020 1:25:14 PM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

Woops. Wrong thread.

4/2/2020 2:06:42 PM

1985
All American
2133 Posts
user info
edit post

what cheap reliable shotgun should i get to hunt upland game bird?

4/3/2020 3:50:59 PM

1985
All American
2133 Posts
user info
edit post

also does the right or left handedness matter on a shotgun? im left eyed

4/3/2020 3:51:23 PM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

Left or right handedness only matters depending on the shape of the stock and how you like the cheek weld to be. I'm right handed and left eye dominant. I just close my right eye and hold my head a little further over the gun. If you can learn to shoot left handed, more power to you.

I'd get a Stoeger over under unless you're looking for something to pass down to your kids. They're reliable and inexpensive. I shoot skeet with one. It shoots straight and it's always gone bang even after 1000+ rounds.

If you want an heirloom gun, then it would be a question of if you want to stay over under or go semi auto. For me, that means do I want a Beretta semi-auto, or a Browning over under? You have to remember that there's no upper limit on what you can spend so just be pragmatic about what you want and need in the gun.

https://www.stoegerindustries.com/condor-field-shotgun

4/4/2020 10:54:45 AM

Bobby Light
All American
2650 Posts
user info
edit post

I'm not a shotgun expert, but wouldnt you want one that didnt eject shells in front of your face? Just something to think about I guess.

4/4/2020 11:08:19 AM

darkone
(\/) (;,,,;) (\/)
11356 Posts
user info
edit post

WTF are you talking about?

4/4/2020 11:15:47 AM

eleusis
All American
24525 Posts
user info
edit post

if you're shooting left handed, certain guns eject the shells across your field of vision as you shoot them. I'm left handed, so I much prefer the ambidextrous design of my browning pump that ejects underneath compared to an 870 that ejects the shells about 6 inches in front of my face. I bought a left handed Benelli SBEII to address this issue, but otherwise I hate buying left handed guns.

Crosseye dominance is different from the left-vs-right handed discussion. When 1985 mentioned he was left eyed, I'm assuming he meant right handed. If he could learn to shoot left handed, I think it would make things a lot easier. Trying to hit a flying bird with one eye closed sounds difficult.

4/4/2020 6:07:48 PM

1985
All American
2133 Posts
user info
edit post

Yeah Im right handed but left eyed. I do shoot left handed though to compensate, but ive always only shot with right handed guns.

With a bolt action rifle, thats really annoying because i have to reach over the gun with my left hand to move the bolt. I was wondering if that really mattered with a shotgun - the field of vision is a good point, it would be ejecting across my face.

4/14/2020 7:42:59 PM

NeuseRvrRat
hello Mr. NSA!
35311 Posts
user info
edit post

Yeah, get an over/under and you're good to go.

4/14/2020 8:49:02 PM

 Message Boards » The Lounge » Fumbler's gun thread v2.0 Page 1 ... 253 254 255 256 [257] 258, Prev Next  
go to top | |
Admin Options : move topic | lock topic

© 2020 by The Wolf Web - All Rights Reserved.
The material located at this site is not endorsed, sponsored or provided by or on behalf of North Carolina State University.
Powered by CrazyWeb v2.37 - our disclaimer.