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Destroyer carbine

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by batjka, Jun 25, 2012.

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  1. batjka

    batjka Member

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    Gentlemen,

    I've bee obsessed lately with Destroyer carbines. Please share your experiences with this weapon. And if someone is willing to let one go for under $300, I'll gladly take it off your hands

    Hope to gear interesting opinions and experiences.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mookiie

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    I have. No ones going to part with one for $300.
     
  4. SaxonPig

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    I think I paid $89 for mine in the late 1980s. They go for $400+ these days. I shoot 38 Super ammo in mine. Seems to work fine.
     
  5. candr44

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    I have one that I picked up at a gun show for $250. I'm glad I bought it because its a lot of fun to shoot.

    Its very accurate with light recoil and a fast action. I can shoot it almost as fast as a semi auto and still be accurate with it at 50 yards. Its also accurate at 100 yards thanks to the sights but the bullet drops a lot at that range.

    If you want extra magazines for this rifle, Sarco has them for about $6-$7 dollars. One thing I learned with mine is 38 super 1911 magazines don't work with 9 Largo ammo. You can load the magazine but the Largo round is a little too long and the bullet nose will rub on the magazine. Some will feed ok but some will jam in the magazine.
     
  6. meanmrmustard

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    The more it is discussed, the more I want one now. Thanks alot, jerks.:)
     
  7. LC '92

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    I've had one for a couple of years. Fun little toys. Not especially well made but fun to play with. Mine is in 9mm Largo. I have a Star model M in the same caliber and load for them using Starline 9 Largo or .38 ACP brass. My Star shoots .38 Super just fine but the Destroyers bolt face will not accept the larger Super rim. I shoot mainly 7.0 grains of Power Pistol and the Laser Cast 124 grain cast bullet through them.

    Good luck finding one for yourself. They are out there, just pricey.
     
  8. SaxonPig

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    A smith charged me $20 to open the face a tad for the Super rim.
     
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