- May 6, 2008
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I own a few weapons, but don't get to use them anymore. I moved to Australia, and left all of my guns back at my dad's place. Here's the basis of what I have:
Ruger M77 Heavy Varmint .220 Swift W Leupold
Ruger Model 1 .223 W Leupold
Ruger Stainless 10/22 with trigger job and custom stock W Leupold
Winchester Black 12 gauge pump.. forget the model
Browning Auto 5 Magnum 12 Gauge
High Standard "Victor" .22 Target Pistol (Original)
Smith & Wesson Model 29 44 magnum with 10 1/2" barrel
Colt .45 ACP
Winshester XP100 pistol chambered for .221 Fireball with custom stock.
And reloading equipment for all calibers especially the .221 Fireball and .220 swift (over 1000 rounds loaded).
That Sucks Ron! I fell in love with my Dad's High Standard and had to buy one. I had it shipped from Florida to Minnesota and paid a fair price for it.. I hope Dad's taking good care of itJust stumbled across this.
I sold my High Standard Victor years ago. Big mistake. I have ever since missed that pistol. Replaced it with a new one in stainless but it ain't the same.
Don't sell your guns! At least the good ones.
I'm right there with you. My firearms are tools. The generally get used to punch holes in things from a distance. Outside of combat (I was 11B for 6yrs, 5 active, 1 guard), I have only felt like I was about to have to draw down and use my firearm as a weapon once. That was in Louisville, KY. Don't have any plans to return there. Also, way jealous of your A-10 flying. That bird has saved my backside a time or four. Love it.Another of my pet peeves (probably somewhat military-centric) - the guy who refers to every gun as "a weapon."
I have an old M/N M-44 that is surprisingly accurate with its milled-with-a-dull-spoon iron sights, just under 2MOA at 100m. The caveat here is that the rifle is incredibly ammo-sensitive. S&B 168gr BTHP Match Ammo? Groups about 88' at 100m. Yes, feet. Wolf 203gr SP? Groups about a foot. 147gr Albanian (corrosive as heck) FMJ fodder? Groups 1.75" at 100m. Another friend has one, from the same supplier, with the same arsenal marking that shoots heavy bullets very well and throws lighter bullets all over the place.Y'all shooting WWII era mil-surp rifles, how's the accuracy? My German K98 looks great in the bore and everywhere else but, is not too accurate with open sights. Has a scope helped y'all?
It's not 30-06, but you can get a good Russian 91/30 for about $100.Currently
Looking for a great hunting rifle (30-06) and perhaps a shotgun for hunting as well..
Anyone have any good forums/websites for used hunting rifles?
DONT wast the money on a Lapua. 338 Ultramag is very close and 1/5th the cost. I am going to build a 7mm Ultramag as the overall ballistics seem to be better.Ive been wanting to buy a new rifle, i dont know if you've seen the remington 338 lapua? i called the dealer to figure out when he could get me one and he said they wont be available till the start of the year and even then it will be hard to get them. for 1250 thats one of the cheapest 338 lapua mags ive seen. right now i have the savage 110 in 30-06, mossberg 500 shotgun with the 26" and 18" barrel, and the GI 1911 springfield. nice little home protection arsenal.
If you get into classic rifles, you may want to get a C&R license.Oh I like that. Plus its a classic so I can get into collecting some good classic rifles. Fear would be that this would be a "gateway" rifle... next stop a nice M1...
What is the bullet impact compared to say the 30-06?
i got a 22shortI spent 7 years active Army. After that I worked for 5 years as a small arms repairer/inspector at the rifle ranges at Ft. Dix, NJ. I used to fire almost every day.
Since then I've been a Integrated Logistics Specialist Manager, Equipment Specialist, and a Logistics Assistance Rep (LAR), for the Army.
I've fired: M16A1/A2/A3, M4 Carbine, M79 Grenade Launcher, M203 Grenade Launcher, M1911 .45 cal, M9 9mm Pistol, LAW Rocket, Winchester 12g Riot Shotgun, .38 cal pistol, M60 Machine Gun, M240 MG, M249 MG, M2 .50 cal MG, MK19 Grenade MG, Race Starter Pistol, M67 90mm Recoiless Rifle (like a Bazooka), M101 105mm Howizer, M102 105mm Howitzer, M119A1 105mm Howitzer, M1 75mm Pack Howitzer, M109A1 155mm Howitzer, M109A6 Paladin (my current job), M107mm 175mm Howitzer, M110 203mm (8") Howitzer, M114 155mm Howitzer, M198 155mm Howitzer, Mine Clearing Line Charge (5,2" Rocket with 1840 lbs of C-4 explosives for breaching mine fields), and a Volcano (mine dispenser, 640 mines at one sitting). Funny thing is, I know absolutely nothing about civilian weaponry.
I've also worked on, but not fired: Apache and Kiowa helicopter armaments,
M1 Abrams Tank, M2 Bradley Fighting Vehicle.
I've also trained with Special Forces at Ft. Bragg (there are a few foreign weapons I have touched/played with working with these guys) and supported the 82nd Airborne Division as well as deployed to Kosovo (twice).
At one time I used to have 11,800 9mm rounds in my office (don't ask).
Last Wednesday I celebrated 33 years of Federal Government Service. I'll be eligible to retire in 2 years 1 month. :rockin:
Other than that, I don't own a gun at this time. I used to, want to, just haven't gotten around to it.
In Soviet Russia, rifle fires YOU!a not on the 91/30
I have a Izhevsk and its great fun to shoot, however, its light as hell and has no muzzle break so its not something i like to shoot all day. My friend has a m44, its just a bit shorter but has some extra weight from the bayonet as well as a slightly lower muzzle velocity so its actually a bit better to shoot, though both of them kick significantly harder than a garand or every 12 Ga. I have used, it probably doesn't help that they have a sharp metal butt plate.