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  1. Deog

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    For $249 bucks, buy it, and call it your new truck gun.
     
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    Thats a good point i hadnt thought about yet, still could probably squeeze a bit more out of them, if seriously inclined.

    Love that shootin shed Dog, not so much the weather tho, Seems just a bit nippy :p
     
  3. Elkins45

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    I had a 9mm but traded it for a Marlin Camp Carbine only because the Marlin uses the 15 round S&W mags. Mine was a great shooter, but I didn't try to hot rod it.

    I liked both better than the 9mm AR I have now. I understand and appreciate pistol caliber carbines, but not when they are exactly the same size, shape and weight of a full power rifle.
     
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    Consider mag costs... Bought a Kel Tec 2000 with Glock mags in 40 S&W as we already had 40 SW Glocks. One round. One Mag style feeds all the Glocks and 2 Kel Tecs now. Wife needed one also.
    Never had an issue. Plus the Kel Tec folds in half and fits in a backpack, computer case, most any bag....
    But I understand just wanting a carbine to blast 40's down range.... Hope you get to shoot it more than send it to the factory.
     
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    Elkins45, while I can see what you're saying. But most people will shoot less than 100 yds. at the range. And you can generally find pistol ammo at wally world easier than rifle. And at about $300 for a pistol carbine, it's hard to go wrong. :)

    The Hi-Point in 40 I have has had only jacketed and plated loads through it.

    The 9mm I have, I made the mistake of shooting some 125 gr. lead loads using Titegroup. Talk about barrel leading. That is where I discovered using copper Choreboy scrubbers down a barrel.
     
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    Don't get too cold out there. I have been watching and comparing the weather in your general area to ours. Happy to say, yours is colder. Years ago I have a CZ75 in 40 Cal. I found it easier to load than 9 MM because the case was a little bigger. I can't own the carbine here because it has a pistol grip.
     
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    That's a fine looking shooting shack you have there! Looks like a cap&ball ready to go. My kind of fun.
     
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    I've owned my Hi Point 40 cal. carbine for about 10-11 years now and have never had any problems out of it. Yes they are ugly but they are very reliable and accurate. I shoot mostly reloads through mine using 180Gr plated bullets
     
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    I bought one in .45acp, fun to shoot reloads and factory fmjs. I keep it loaded by my bed with .45 self defense ammo just in case, but also keep a 1911 and a Ruger SP 101 .357 mag too. I paid $250 for mine. Ugly but fun and reliable, I call it my Planet of the Apes gun.
     
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    UMMM, aren't you nervous about burning pine? :what:
     
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    Buy Highpoint and keep Ohioians working, we will thank you.

    Yes, they are cheap and slightly bulky but they actually shoot pretty good. My brother has one and it is one of those rifles that no matter what goes to the range it always goes to the range. The sort of cheap ugly rifle that everyone loves to shoot and which seems to always work and actually shoot quite accurate. The little gun is just plain fun and an enjoyable rifle to shoot. Would I own one? Absolutely. However, since my brother has one I have no need. :)

    Ron
     
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    I bought one a few months ago in 9 at Als just north of you in Logan for about the same price. It's been awesome! It's a blast to shoot. I'd recommend buying a few more mags for it. Reloading every 10 shots isn't fun.
     
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    Only if it's still green
     
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    Whuz wrong with burnning pine?
     
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    I guess it depends on what you read. Since we don't have a fireplace which I would love, I will abstain. :) I have heard it argued both ways including pine makes good kindling for getting things going.

    Ron
     
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    Cool, thanks for the link....not much call for them where i live now, but when we lived a higher elevation id have LOVED a fireplace...and a 40 Hi-point.....:D
     
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    When you live above 7,000' it is Ponderosa Pine or freeze. :(
     
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    There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with burning "seasoned" pine! The firewood sites have debunked that myth long ago, but I see it does keep getting repeated.

    Burning "unseasoned" pine is just like burning any other "unseasoned" wood, you are asking for a creosote chimley fire!

    BTW, I've heated my home all winter, for a couple winters, burning nothing but the FREE seasoned pine slab wood that came off my BSM. It burned clean and made a lot of heat.

    DM
     
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    The article advised cleaning your chimney once a year -- which is what I do.

    I also use Chimney Sweeping Logs (CSL) (you can get them at WalMart,) and burn one every now and then (instructions on the label) to keep your chimney clean in between sweeps.
     
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    you could use that hipoint to bust some pine down, did it once with the 9mm (smaller trunks grew too close together and killed each other off) that 40 with some fmjs should be able to get you a decent amount of tinder and kindling with about half a Mag, then the saw can do the rest. ;)
     
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    Meecos Creosote destroying powder works too if you get anything unseasoned, never had a problem with pine.....except that it does burn out faster (albeit hotter) than other trees, think of burning pine like a 9mm frame (not chamber) shooting a .40 hot load.......you can do it quite well, just not for as long.
     
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    I agree, my neighbor behind me has his cribs filled and plenty of it is pine. It burns fast but has worked just fine for the 30 years Dave has been behind me. The link I posted says the same as pine burns just fine and all wood contains creosote.

    Ron
     
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    I would have no problem burning seasoned pine, if I could find any. Live in the middle of millions of hardwoods. Burn Cherry, Maple, Ash, and Beach Wood. Pine tree, where am I going to find a pine tree to cut?
     
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    I burn plenty of pine just like all wood let it sit for next season good to go. Burns hot, splits easier, lighter to carry, whats not to love.
     
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    yep and I have heard since hard woods can smolder more it potentially can cause more creosote.
     
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