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Discussion in 'Rallying Point and Range Discussions' started by KONY, Nov 2, 2005.

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  1. mtnbkr

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    So does the 870. I dunno about the 1300, but it's a very smooth shotgun out of the box.

    Chris
     
  2. Smurfslayer

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    Mossy's ok...

    I've broken a couple Mossy 500 shotguns - 2 busted firing pins, and one that 'bound up' / failed to eject... YMMV. I think my next ones will be either Benelli, Saiga or Rem. FWIW, the Beretta 1201 - aka "Precious" has worked out really well.

    My election musings on the bighammer message board
    www.bighammer.net, bottom of the page, click on the message board link. Have at it, unless you're a moderator here, I won't censor any posts! :neener:
     
  3. Smurfslayer

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    ICORE vids uploading now.

    New November ICORE videos coming soon!

    I put the PX4 through it's first 100 rounds tonight... WHAT?! you guys didn't think I was going to let you have first crack at a sleek Italian virgin, did you :neener: Pretty boring actually, it's accurate. No drama.

    My initial impressions are that you do notice the "missing" weight from an all metal design. Ergos are very good, except for that decocker/safety lever. Which will probably soon find itself a decocker only...

    I confirmed the trigger pull is good, a little creep in s/a, and the reset is longer than the "industry leaders", but certainly manageable. I think the gun is very easy to like... Let's see if I still feel that way after Friday's hopefully hellish testing by the enthusiastic hands of the FNG...

    2040 EST, Videos still uploading, but keep an eye out:
    http://www.bighammer.net/pages/10/index.htm
     
  4. af1acura

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    Hello, I'm going to be up in the DC area this weekend sightseeing. I was wondering what gun stores would be good to visit on the way back. I'll be heading down to Hampton Roads on I-95 on the way back. I'm defenitely stopping by Quantico Arms, probably the one by Potomac mills. I was looking for stores that were close to I-95. Thanks
     
  5. mtnbkr

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    I think that's about it. Everything else will be a large detour. Greentop is close to Richmond and only a very small detour from I95. That's a good place to stop (I'll be stopping by there on Friday when I drive to Victoria).

    Here's their website: http://www.greentophuntfish.com/

    Chris
     
  6. Smurfslayer

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    scattergun update

    While at Shooters last night for the match, I fondled a few shotguns, caressing their slide actions, stroking their... uhh... :uhoh: stocks.:neener:

    They had the mossberg 590 & 870 express + extension side by side. The 590 was more pricey, and you could not "pre load" the action by pulling back. On the 870, you can "pre load" the action - pull back on it, and it will release as the trigger is pulled. With the 2 side by side, I liked the 870 a bit better, but the controls on the mossberg - to cycle without shooting, safety, etc. were a little better on the mossberg. I've seen the 870's at Dale City for $290, S/P had them for 300...
     
  7. Slateman

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    Eww . . . [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]


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  8. Smurfslayer

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    Pot.



    Kettle...



    Black...

    :neener:
     
  9. KONY

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    Happy 230th Birthday, USMC!
     
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    USMC in 1775

    The USMC did not exist in 1775, nor did any United States Military force. Reconciliation and not independence was still on the table at this time. On January 1, 1776 George Washington raises the Grand Union Flag, but this is a grand union of the colonies, not the states.
     
  12. Smurfslayer

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    Then the currently celebrated Independence Day, should actually be renamed to "conception day", since the nation's birthday wouldn't really be viable until the ratification of the Constitution.

    :scrutiny:

    We can discuss this novel theory over a patriotic dinner tonight. After shooting. We haven't done good Italian lately - How about an old standby -Bueno Apetito? (behind Otani, on Metrotech Drive).
     
  13. crucible

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    Hi folks! Is the shoot tonight? I probably can make it if it is, if y'all can spare room for another shooter.

    As far as scatterguns: I have a farily new 870, with the new Knoxx Spec Ops stock that I was finally able to get to the range last week to try: what a blast! Recoil shooting 2.75 slugs is on par with a .223 out of an M16-no kidding. A few things I don't like about it, but no doubt, it works doggone well. (That, and the combo of an extended mag makes it well....not exactly Bull Run friendly :))

    I also am shooting in what seems to be a very reliable new Dan Wesson 1911 that I've had for a few weeks now (already 400 rounds through her!). It got XS Big Dot sights on it (very quick to aquire at teh expense of slow fire precision), but it's shooting a bit left...I've got to find an appropriately sized hex wrench for it though as the holes are smaller than any I've got now.

    And thanks for Happy Bday wishes. While there wasn't say, companies of Marines in formation in ranks in 1775, November 10th, 1775 *is* the day that the US Marine Corps was born in Tun Tavern, Philly, PA (Beer has always lured Marines :))


    Chris, former USMC, Chris
     
  14. KONY

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    Heck ya! I was just asking about you at last week's shoot. We're shooting at the NRA @~6PM.
     
  15. countertop

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    af1acura ,

    Don't forget about "The Range" in Stafford.

    Machine gun rentals DR:D :D :D :D :D :D L
     
  16. crucible

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    Good deal-I'll be there (with the 870 too).

    Chris
     
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    I'll be heading over to the NRA with my brother and father (and maybe mom) who are driving down from Jersey tonight. I've got to site in my rifle for next week. My dad's got a Glock (large frame .40 cal - not sure what model number) that he never gets to shoot and he's gonna be bringing that. Brother is going to have his Henry Golden Boy in .22 mag with him.

    We won't be getting there till 8 or so though, so I might miss you (or simply catch the back end of you)


    On second though, maybe I won't be catching your back end :neener:

    but you get the point.
     
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    I'll be heading over to the NRA with my brother and father (and maybe mom) who are driving down from Jersey tonight. I've got to site in my rifle for next week. My dad's got a Glock 22 that he never gets to shoot and he's gonna be bringing that. Brother is going to have his Henry Golden Boy in .22 mag with him.

    We won't be getting there till 8 or so though, so I might miss you (or simply catch the back end of you)


    On second though, maybe I won't be catching your back end :neener:

    but you get the point.
     
  19. Sinsaba

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    Well, as you all know, I had some problem with my new ammunition I bought. I just sent them off an e-mail about it and we shall see what they have to say. I took a photo to show them but couldn't include it. In case anybody is interested, the photo is HERE. Maybe dave would care to offer comments (as he did to me on the range).
     
  20. KONY

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    Thanks for the pics. That definitely looks worse than I could see for myself at the range. Thanks for sending the note to CCI. I wonder what they'll say. Did you start a thread on the revolver forum? Maybe others have had an issue.
     
  21. countertop

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    What happened? My parent's didn't get in till late so we couldn't get over there.

    Is that an ammo issue? Or is something wrong with the gun? Looks like the ammo was probably a little hot - but still, it should have held. What kind of gun was that? Is it the 500 S&W? If so, maybe contact S&W too as it seems more indicative of a steel failure than anything.
     
  22. KONY

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    Its a Taurus snubbie. Well, I agree that it would be a good time to test Taurus' customer service. I bet the first thing they'll ask is ... "Did you use reloads?" Since this was with factory ammo, who knows what they'll say but there warranty dictates that they'll fix it. However, is its bad ammo then you still have to deal with CCI. They should arrange for an exchange. Also, should Natchez be notified. Afterall, they are CCI's largest distributor AFAIK.
     
  23. Sinsaba

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    To answer questions and make images easier to see ...

    A Less dramatic view ...

    [​IMG]


    In that image it looks more like a smudge than anything else. In the real close up shot that I made a) because of perspective it looks like there is damage to the chamber. I havent cleaned it so I don't know, but I don't think it is. b) Shows "rings" on the back of the cylinder. That is an optical illusion of the camera

    [​IMG]

    In answer to your question KONY, I haven't posted in the revolver forum, I completely forgot about it. :eek: I'm still getting used to haveing one.

    As far as testing out Taurus' warranty, I'm going to wait to see what CCI has to say. Who knows they might say it is a known issue and send them the gun and they'll get the cylinder replaced (right!!)
     
  24. KONY

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    Well, I doubt CCI would come clean about any issues. My prediction is that both parties will blame the other and possibly YOU (yup, hard to believe ain't it?). Just be prepared so you don't just yell some expletives and hang-up. :p Anyhow, I believe I have seen a similar issue described on this or another forum so a post and/or search for "case support" or "split case" might turn up some good info. Here's a couple actually ...

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=161661&highlight=split+case

    http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=142220&highlight=case+support
     
  25. Sinsaba

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    It might be amusing if they do try to blame me. My response will be something along the lines of "please educate me on how to keep this from happening again". Of course I didn't post my e-mail to them



    Their reply will be interesting as will any attempt to attach any blame to me.
     
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