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Gun & Target Hobbyist and Enthusiast Club

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#1501 3 months ago

Spent some time building a backstop for my 300 yard target using some old telephone poles. I've been alternating shooting 'em with my .308 Ruger Precision Rifle and the .308 AR10. Only problem was when I'd forget to swap out the suppressor when not wearing ear protection. BOOM! ...and now my ears are ringing for the next hour.

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#1502 3 months ago

It's fun to shoot some older guns too!

And no worries - just a rat snake - we like those.

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#1503 3 months ago
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#1504 3 months ago

Is that called the 'turret "
Honest question.

#1505 3 months ago
Quoted from golfingdad1:

Is that called the 'turret "
Honest question.

"Mr." Turret.

#1506 3 months ago

Yes , Sir , Sir .....

#1507 3 months ago
Quoted from HFK:

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Got you covered, bro! Since it's an 80%, no 4473 necessary and can be shipped directly to your door!

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#1508 89 days ago

45 ACP saves the day on a NGG plunger assembly.

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#1509 78 days ago

Sample size of one but I have noticed my LGS (X-Ring supply) inventory of ARs is significantly bloated as of late. During 2020 they had 0, 1 or 2 in stock at any given time and they usually sold within a day or two of listing regardless of brand or price.

Checked today and they had 51 in stock which seems like a lot for a small shop, including multiples of commons like Ruger, S&W, Armalite.

Are you guys seeing supply outpacing demand in your area? Sales or reduced pricing?

#1510 77 days ago

Yes, picked up 2 optic ready Ar`S last week. Out the door $1002.00. Plenty of magazines fair prices, ammo still high.

#1511 77 days ago

Just found this thread and added to my favorites. Here is a small contribution, Smith and Wesson Model 19 .357 .

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#1512 77 days ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Sample size of one but I have noticed my LGS (X-Ring supply) inventory of ARs is significantly bloated as of late. During 2020 they had 0, 1 or 2 in stock at any given time and they usually sold within a day or two of listing regardless of brand or price.
Checked today and they had 51 in stock which seems like a lot for a small shop, including multiples of commons like Ruger, S&W, Armalite.
Are you guys seeing supply outpacing demand in your area? Sales or reduced pricing?

Firearms aren’t an issue for stocking around here. Haven’t been in awhile. My range I go to an hour south of the cites has buying caps of 1 box per cal per person per day. Kind of an eyebrow raiser for being out in the country.

Reloading components are even worse.

#1513 77 days ago
Quoted from boscokid:

Sample size of one but I have noticed my LGS (X-Ring supply) inventory of ARs is significantly bloated as of late. During 2020 they had 0, 1 or 2 in stock at any given time and they usually sold within a day or two of listing regardless of brand or price.
Checked today and they had 51 in stock which seems like a lot for a small shop, including multiples of commons like Ruger, S&W, Armalite.
Are you guys seeing supply outpacing demand in your area? Sales or reduced pricing?

I visited a shop north of town yesterday. It was my first time at this shop. (Full metal armory) Just like you said. They had an entire rack of ARs. Close to 50. Ammo seemed plentiful. Plenty to choose from but still high, especially the hand gun ammo. $30 for a box of 9mm. I bought some 308 fmj for $17 a box.

All of the displays for rifles and shotguns were full. Even the handgun cases were stocked up. Which was surprising.

#1514 77 days ago
Quoted from TitusPullo:

Just found this thread and added to my favorites. Here is a small contribution, Smith and Wesson Model 19 .357 .

The Smith Model 19 is one of my favorites, I have a few of them. Fantastic trigger and are a pleasure to shoot.

#1515 76 days ago

Bought a Hellcat and threw on a few mods. I like the idea of it having similarities to my Challenger Hellcat. Any thoughts?

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#1516 58 days ago

I just had one of my Navy SEAL used Mk13 Mod 0 stocks photographed, the pics look great, but it's way more impressive in person!

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#1517 58 days ago

Just started another AR15 build, this one is going to be a SEAL OG RECCE rifle, not a difficult build, but takes some rare parts. It's similar to a Mk12 Mod 1, but with a Lilja barrel and a different scope.

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My Mk12 uppers are almost complete, just need a couple more parts and then I get to work on the lowers. The SPR on the top is an original Special Forces 5th Group upper, the Mod 0 and Mod 1 below it are assembled from original parts. It's taken 2 or 3 years to get this far, these old parts are getting pretty difficult to find.

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Anyone else on here cloning any rifles? If so, post them up!

#1518 54 days ago

Picked up the new Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Plus.
13 round capacity 9mm.

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#1519 54 days ago

Whats the plus part?

#1520 54 days ago
Quoted from Phat_Jay:

Whats the plus part?

Main differences is that it allows for higher capacity than the normal shield.
A few other differences like flat faced trigger rather than curved, modification to the sites etc.
I have medium to large sized hands and it fits my hands better with the wider grip.

#1521 54 days ago
Quoted from Phat_Jay:

Whats the plus part?

Heres a link to the S&W website that talks about some of the changes they made from the Shield to the Shield Plus.
https://www.smith-wesson.com/article/shield-vs-shield-plus

#1522 53 days ago

Sounds like something i need….

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#1523 53 days ago

I hand built the k frame, the Springfield was inherited.

Both are amazing shooters.

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#1524 53 days ago

Anyone here need a Navy SEAL used Mk13 Mod 5 kit? I've got a few extra:

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#1525 53 days ago
Quoted from USMCSGT0331:

Anyone here need a Navy SEAL used Mk13 Mod 5 kit? I've got a few extra:
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Ooooooo. I'd build some out for sure. Go along with my M40 builds.

#1526 53 days ago
Quoted from Nethawk86:

Ooooooo. I'd build some out for sure. Go along with my M40 builds.

The M40 series of rifles are my favorite! Post some pics of yours, I'd love to see them!

Here's my original M40, this was actually Major Dick Culver's rifle, I purchased it from his widow years ago. 55 years after it was made/issued, it still shoots under 1 MOA!

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I have a few rifles completed:

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And parts that still need to be assembled:

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#1527 53 days ago
Quoted from USMCSGT0331:

The M40 series of rifles are my favorite! Post some pics of yours, I'd love to see them!
Here's my original M40, this was actually Major Dick Culver's rifle, I purchased it from his widow years ago. 55 years after it was made/issued, it still shoots under 1 MOA!
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I have a few rifles completed:
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And parts that still need to be assembled:
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Killer collection! I was a 2112 in the Marines and built the A2s up to the A5s for the Scout Snipers and MARSOC before I got out. I'm a Gunsmith and FFL with SOT in AZ. I'll grab some pics.

#1528 52 days ago

Now this thread gets interesting!

#1529 52 days ago

Loving the old school. Wood is where it's at.
My LRB in a more appropriate stock.

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#1530 51 days ago

Want to get the attention of the guy on the bench next to you at the range?
Fire the Beowulf SBR.

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#1531 51 days ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Want to get the attention of the guy on the bench next to you at the range?
Fire the Beowulf SBR.
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You probably win.

My attention getter used to be my 300 win mag outdoors. When I’d go with my coworker after I pulled the trigger he’d yell out “that is not a recreational caliber”

Indoors it was my 10mm loaded to the brim with Blue Dot

(Here you can’t fire much for rifles indoors since most indoor ranges are built mostly for pistol….probably because there are plenty of outdoor ranges around here)

#1532 51 days ago
Quoted from EJS:

You probably win.

(Here you can’t fire much for rifles indoors since most indoor ranges are built mostly for pistol….probably because there are plenty of outdoor ranges around here)

Local to me.... Detroit area ... https://doubleaction.com/

I took my T/C contender there in 7x30 Waters the swapped the barrel for 45-70 Goverment

#1533 51 days ago

I’ll never go to double action again, the owners son runs everyone out of there.

Quoted from bob_e:

Local to me.... Detroit area ... https://doubleaction.com/
I took my T/C contender there in 7x30 Waters the swapped the barrel for 45-70 Goverment

#1534 50 days ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Want to get the attention of the guy on the bench next to you at the range?

This seems to do that

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#1535 49 days ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

Want to get the attention of the guy on the bench next to you at the range?
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.50 BMG seems to do that pretty well, lol

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#1536 49 days ago

55 years of problem eliminating!

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#1537 48 days ago
Quoted from USMCSGT0331:

.50 BMG seems to do that pretty well, lol

Yes it does indeed!!

#1538 48 days ago

Cool old video of my Barrett "model 1". That was a pretty crude gun.

#1539 46 days ago

I really need to start building M40A1's, it's the only rifle in the M40 series I don't have completed. I love the A1, its simplicity, clean lines and unique smear stock colors/patterns make it visually appealing. It's simplicity, ruggedness and precision/accuracy make it appealing for end users. I personally think the A1 is the epitome of a Marine Corps sniper rifle and can't wait to finally get some built! All of these stocks will eventually become M40A1 clones in different configurations. I'm pretty lucky to have these stocks, A1 smears are extremely difficult to come by these days.

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#1540 46 days ago

Feeling a little discouraged about the pinball hobby after following the Banning auction the last couple days. Since I wasn’t spending my hobby money in the auction, decided to go on Gunbroaker for some “retail therapy”.

Ordered the newest version of the CZ Scorpion. I already have an EVO 3 S1 and really enjoy taking it out, so went ahead and ordered the EVO 3 S2.
Best price I found was $1,149.99 with no CC fees. Came out to $1268.94 after shipping and tax.

Should be fun to take out the dueling tree with both of them.
Now just need to decide how I want to accessorize it.
Anyhow, here’s a link if anybody is interested.
https://www.gunbroker.com/item/910792946
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#1541 45 days ago
Quoted from Coindork:

Now just need to decide how I want to accessorize it.
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02/07 SOT post sample is the answer you're looking for

#1542 45 days ago
Quoted from USMCSGT0331:

02/07 SOT post sample is the answer you're looking for

LOL, I wish.
My pinball/gunsmith buddy is an SOT holder and keeps trying to get me to apply.
If the pinball madness continues, maybe I will sell some machines and do so.

#1543 44 days ago
Quoted from Coindork:

LOL, I wish.
My pinball/gunsmith buddy is an SOT holder and keeps trying to get me to apply.
If the pinball madness continues, maybe I will sell some machines and do so.

Applying now might be a wise thing to do.

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#1544 36 days ago

AR parts are getting cheap again. Maybe the ammo issue is lowering hardware demand.

My first upper in a very long time. And first 7.62x39.

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#1545 36 days ago
Quoted from Fulltilt:

AR parts are getting cheap again. Maybe the ammo issue is lowering hardware demand.
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Sweet!!

#1546 36 days ago

Dang 7.62x39 can’t seem to get under 50c a round. I remember when cases were about $200

#1547 36 days ago

The only downside to the 7.62x39 ar is 223 rounds get stuck if you accidentally drop a bolt with the wrong mag. Just need to keep your friends aware of what’s on the table.

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#1548 35 days ago

We don't see too many vintage sniper rifles in this thread, so I thought I'd throw a few up here. If any of you guys have some vintage snipers, please post them!

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The first rifle is an original USMC 1903 A5 sniper and it's one of my favorite rifles. This one is completely original and is pretty close mint condition. Original A5 sniper rifles are exceedingly rare, only 3 or 4 others are known to still exist. This example is in great condition because it was made right after WW1 ended and was never used in combat. The other known rifles show heavy use, since they were used throughout the war. This rifle might have spent more time with the USMC shooting team, as opposed to being used in a sniper platoon (back then these accurate A5 rifles served both roles).

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Even though this rifle is pretty minty, there are a few spots on it that show some wear, with the most noticeable spot being around the front sight. There's a ton of old carbon caked on around the front sight because this rifle used to have a Maxim silencer mounted:

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The second rifle is a 1903A4 sniper, which is pretty common compared to the other 1903 sniper variants. I purchased this rifle years ago from the CMP because it was in original condition and hadn't been messed with. The small metal parts are blued (rebuilt parts were parkerized) and the Redfield scope base is still staked to the receiver. Most of the A4 sniper rifles had there scopes removed at some point (the DCM even started doing this after the assassination of JFK), but this rifle might be one of the lucky few that retained it's original M73B1. All in all, it's a pretty nice example of an A4 sniper rifle with CMP provenance.

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And here's something more modern, USMC XM3's! I had to move them out of the safe to get to the vintage stuff, so I used that opportunity to take a few photos of other cool guns, lol.

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#1549 34 days ago

Sold to me from a very reputable dealer as "unissued".

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#1550 33 days ago

Vintage sniper circa '18.

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