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  1. shoobe01

    Top hunting cartridges before 1980

    Yeah, may vary by game and region. Mostly I saw in the 80s and 90s for game in the plains (so coyotes to deer at least): 30-06 .270 25-06 (and much less so 7-08) 7 Rem Mag (but not .300 winmag; they would sit on shelves for years) 30-30 was in everyone's closet, but rarely came out. More...
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    What's the greatest range you've ever hit a target?

    1400. Prone bipod bunnybag, running out elevation dial so that plus holding a bit. 1200: first shot hit. Spent about 20 rounds trying to stretch that to a mile, but Spearpoint is WINDY and I was subsonic so I was just putting rounds to the side of the target and gave up finally. Elevation is...
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    EDC --- Do you carry factory loads or handloads ?

    Factory Speer 53618 (9 mm Gold Dot, 124 gr) Because: https://pistol-forum.com/showthread.php?4337-Service-Caliber-Handgun-Duty-and-Self-Defense-Ammo
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    The Best Combat Rifle Nobody Wants

    Used to be a time every forum had a Robinson guy come in every few months to talk about how it's the best thing ever. Surprised they are still around decades later, I would have assumed they finally died or got bought out. As mentioned above, some odd leadership that refuses to do deals, won't...
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    Why the M14 didn't work out?

    Pedantic you may say but: Stoner did not design the AR-15. He did the AR-10, created from whole cloth the stoner gas bolt thing, but allllll of the scaling down and many improvements to the gun like the charging handle move were James Sullivan (and others on the small design team). Sullivan...
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    Why the M14 didn't work out?

    Bunch of FAL/L1 rifles were issued in semi-auto only. It varied from army to army, but many soldiers do not report auto as bad because they didn't have it. The FALO (automatic rifle variations) seemed to have enough barrel and the much much more inline stock action even the M14E2 made it an...
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    Why the M14 didn't work out?

    And no other country had trials for their rifle, at least 90 chose the FN FAL and 70 the G3 on whim? Hard to get a handle on legit M14 users as lots used in tiny quantities, for drill/ceremonial rifles only, for marksmen rifle vs general issue battle rifle, etc. Including other Garand...
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    Rem Oil Use.

    Rem Oil is a brand, not a product. There's no such thing therefore as Rem Oil, because it changes over time as they have different orgs manufacture it. If you like it now, you might not like it when you buy a replacement can. I prefer to buy from people who have their own factories (or...
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    Source for barrels w/ rifle sights?

    That's what I was gonna say. Not sure why the spare barrels never make it online but every LGS has a half dozen (and some scores!) of spare barrels of all sorts, I guess like sights and other accessories, considered Not Part Of Gun so go in a random pile when a spare comes with a shotgun. At...
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    What's so special about a delta elite?

    Today, nostalgia etc. But then: what else are you going to buy? The Delta Elite guns were (mostly) things that did not otherwise /exist/ (or at least were only otherwise from very boutique makers so you didn't know they existed or couldn't get them or it was a 3 year wait list). A 10 mm 1911...
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    Glock Oiling, How Dry

    I am gonna +1 on the myth of over-lubrication. Unless it's something like a compressor or engine where the oil can get the wrong places, all it can do is make a mess. Never seen a gun shut down from over-lubrication, but tons of them from under. Adding lube can cover many sins. You don't need...
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    How are these guys getting any accuracy shooting like this?

    This, but also this. Does everyone forget that almost nothing was free floated just 50 years ago, and among the things that ruled were slings? Not just resting on the barrel or a handguard that's touching the barrel, but actively pulling on the side of the gun. How'd that work? Consistently...
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    Lead Hazards

    The biggest risk for heavy metals (and most poisons at all) is ingestion. Breathing or eating the contaminant. So: basic hygiene will get you a long ways. All reloading in one area (e.g. don't don't tumble and dump tumbling somewhere else, keep it all one place). No touching /anything/ without...
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    Good box for shipping a 1903 Springfield?

    Either have the LGS do it and not your problem, or as above twice: buy a cheap plastic case, with cardboard over-sleeve. These work great for safety; I got a very expensive gun shipped to me in the original (but cheap-as-hell) plastic case in a box. Plastic case broke but stayed together because...
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    Why I Think Open Carry Isn't Wiser than Concealed Carry (In Most Instances/For Most People)

    To the point of threads like this: were you born with innate knowledge of best practices and state law in /everything/? There are at least 10,000 new gun owners a day in the US, and some make it to forums like this looking for knowledge. They may have seen they can get a CCW license but their...
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    Best way to mark ar platforms and mags

    First, paint pent not sharpie etc. Second, the rubber bands aren't bad but they do not make in all colors. But I follow up for serious consequences (e.g. 300!) with tactile differences. I use: • Aluminum for 5.56, all with old-school magpul rubber bottom loop things • PMAG for 9 mm (with...
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    Do you carry a handgun in and around the house?

    LOTS of the "everyone knows" data on crime is dead wrong. For home burglaries, try this (all under the numbered titles are quoted, some have links maybe). Disagree: fine. Do as you will. 1) Definition. TL;DR: Def: Home Invasion is a robbery of a dwelling. In general, home invasion robberies...
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    Do you carry a handgun in and around the house?

    Didn't say that, but 1000% yes. Personal issues (even just a job, you are skylined for any other reason and people hate you, etc) in even otherwise nice areas can mean you have a long-term or permanent condition that means you have a higher threat. I should have said I have LEO friends who — and...
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    Do you carry a handgun in and around the house?

    I voted the "haha... oh, seriously: no." Things like home invasions simply do not happen randomly despite the fearmongers. They are, 99%, drug house thefts, and similar. A handful are wrong-address but I don't live in such a neighborhood. That said, threats vary. In the past, I have been...
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    What do you do if you see a grail Gun?

    Internet is portable. Look at it, do some quick looking (unless in one of those shops that thinks using the phone is illegal) to make sure not wildly out of price, then... usually buy it. By definition to me, your grail guns are things you do not see but every few years, or decades, in easily...
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