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Thoughts on finicky Single Six, any ideas?

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 10:36:06 GMT

Hello, Ruger Single Six, 5.5" 22/22 mag cylinders, pre warning. I have had it for a while, and like other shooters, I come back to certain guns I haven't shot in some time. I have tried all sorts of ammo.To make a long story short, it will only shoot Winchester 22 mag Dynapoints well! This is...

Cleaning new rifle with 100rds down the pipe ???

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 05:08:36 GMT

So instead of doing a barrel break-in on my Ruger PR ( 308 ) I went ahead and shot about 100rds though it over three different range trips with the last one shooting about 60rds . I figured it should be pretty dirty so I cleaned it last night . First with Hoppe's real good then a bunch of dry...

Scored a Colt 6940 Magpul SL edition

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 04:03:50 GMT

I got it "Used"... $650 If it has more than the factory test firing through it, I would be surprised. There is no wear anywhere. Looks like it was bought new, and then sat in a safe untouched. Been wanting a Colt... just because "Colt". It's a good little basic carbine. Not sure if I...

AR15 has block pin

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 03:08:14 GMT

So I’m looking to build an AR15 and I decided to get the Faxon .750 block and a BCM mid length gas tube. I’m just wondering if the roll pin comes with the gas block or do I have to get that separately.

New toy!!!

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 02:50:25 GMT

Have been waiting a long time for this one! 4 3/4" bisley Vaquero in 500 Linebaugh. Built by Dustin Limbaugh. Octagon barrel, French walnut grip and absolutely gorgeous!!! [img][/img] ( ...

Got to shoot the M2.0 Compact!

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 01:11:16 GMT

I really didn't take the effort to do any kind of throw range review on this. All I can say is that I was actually quite pleasantly surprised at how well the gun handled, how well it fit my hand, and how easily I was able to adapt to using it. Maybe I'm misremembering, but I do not remember...

i need a youth model stock for a savage

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 00:04:56 GMT

I have a Savage model 111 trophy hunter 270. Where can I find a used or new one in a youth model?

Savage 10T SR quick review

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 23:47:07 GMT

I didn't find much info on this rifle before I made my purchase, perhaps because it's not significantly different the other savage 10s but I thought I would give a short review. 223 cal Stock: Best way I can describe it is serviceable. It's not pretty, feels cheap but seems to work well. It...

Army 7.62 Replacement Rifle Search DOA

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 22:16:38 GMT

I'll be the first to give anything by the "X Times" (X=insert branch here) the stink eye for value added reporting, but it appears that the search for a new weapon for the Army in 7.62 has died on the vine. ...

Pietta 1851 Navy thoughts

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 21:50:32 GMT

Finally shot my 1851 Navy today and between it and my 1858 Pietta... I'm gonna stick with the '58. The New Model Army just feels better in the hand for me, it doesn't jam up like the Navy does, it has never misfired on me like the Navy did several times today, it shoots better, it has better...

a new approach to steel challenge rimfire pistols

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:56:20 GMT

basically I had the (bad) idea to look for an odd pistol to use in scsa rimfire division. I want to use an Olympic style target pistol but I cant find hardly any in America and I need to find something that I can get magazines and parts for. any suggestions? I've looked in to several but...

Heavy for caliber cast bullets

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:52:24 GMT

Had some fun today at the range testing some cast bullets in .41 and .44 Rem Mag. For the .41 I had Oregon Trail "True Shot" 265s; for the .44 Cast Performance 320s. Both are gas checked. Shooting a 6 1/2" Blackhawk and a 7 1/2" Redhawk. Results: .41 RM/265 OT/CCI 350/20.0 H110 (a bit below...

Upgrades to Current Rifles

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 20:26:48 GMT

I own the following rifles and am wondering if it makes sense to upgrade them: Remington Scoremaster Model 511 Bolt Action .22 LR - Purchased used years ago. It shoots well but often jams when feeding in rounds (it has clips). Was thinking of selling it and buying a Ruger 10/22. Marlin...


Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:45:05 GMT

I have a like new glock 40mos with a set of plates and box of ammo I'm trading locally. I've had an offer of a 6" s&w 686 plus. Which is no lock. Is this a fair deal for me....

No Trapdoors for me today

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:38:54 GMT

Did you ever have one of those days? Got a phone call from a friend telling me that one of his co workers inherited a collection of trapdoor Springfield rifles :D and was asking him what they were worth. Got together with them last night after 4 days of waiting to look at the collection and maybe...

Silenced muzzleloader

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 18:16:46 GMT

Silencerco has recently found a gap in the law, and it seems the BATF has approved the notion that since black powder guns are not legally considered firearms, an integral, non removable silencer that is not capable of being attached to a "firearm" does not require a NFA tax stamp. SUPPOSEDLY, the...

accuracy in a TC muzzie ?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:37:23 GMT

I have a TC New Englander 50 cal that I bought used because the price was too good to pass up. It is a 1/48 twist barrel. What kind of accuracy or groups should it be capable of shooting at 50 yds with patched round ball ?

Rough Rider 22/22wmr

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:32:09 GMT

Just online purchased a 4.75 Rough Rider with the combo cylinders. Any love for these things for range fun?

S&W M&P 2.0 Compact MAGAZINES?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:58:05 GMT

Does anybody have a source for mags yet?

Price check- Kahr K40 stainless

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:49:07 GMT

Can someone give me a price range on a good condition kahr k40 stainless with one mag? Gb seems to be all over the place and same with other sites.

ball patch material ?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 15:24:03 GMT

What is the reason for pillow ticking as compared to cotton patches ? I have been shooting .015 thick cotton patches with no burn or anything, they look real good after I shoot them. Would there be a reason I should start using pillow ticking ?

45 Colt bullet hardness for deer

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:08:03 GMT

I've been loading Montana Bullet Works lead bullets for a 4.58" Ruger BH and want to take it hunting. Sized .454 the RCBS mold SSA Keith type semi wadcutter weighs in at 290 grains and are consistent and accurate and leading is minimal. The ones I have now have a BHN of 15 but Montana also...

Just got my new 92FS and took it to the range

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 05:45:02 GMT

Hello friends! I had 92FS I picked up used years ago and despite really enjoying the gun I wound up trading it off. The thinking at the time was that I could always get another one later. Well, that day finally came and I picked up a brand new 92FS! I selected a regular Italian 92FS with the...

best .22lr semi-automatics and best ammo(plinking, varmint) ammo for them

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 03:59:54 GMT

what would be top of the line .22lr semi-autos-in terms of reliability,accuracy & best value. what .22lr ammo would feed reliably in them? Also do you use .22lr for self defense? if so, what particular ammo? thanks.

What's your Fancy

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 02:27:40 GMT

I now have owned and fired both Revolvers and Pistols. My question is what would you rather carry for Self Defense out in the real World?? As always, all responses are welcomed and expected.

Nitrex TR1 scope issue?

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 01:19:14 GMT

Hi all. I have one of those Japanese made by Weaver 3*9*42 scopes that were available a few years ago at Natchez. Apparently it was a line that did not succeed but they are from what I can tell are decent quality scopes especially for the money. I ran into an issue today where it would not adjust...

California Lead Warning on Handgun Grips

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 23:27:58 GMT

I was looking at the Pachmayr web site getting some info on their rubberish grips (Disclaimer: I like Pachmayr grips. Way back when, any handgun that came my way almost always sent me to the store to the Pachmayr catalog to see if they had grips for them. Even, (gasp!) single action cowboy...

AR scope mounted with one cantilever ring?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:02:07 GMT

I'm building an AR with an eye for weight savings and was wondering if there is a reason I shouldn't use a single-cantilever mount on a small 1-4 magnification scope? This will be for a dedicated brush/jungle hunting rig. I already have an Aero Precision single mount and am looking at simple...

Ar-10 Sticking Brass and Live Rounds

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:00:05 GMT

So I acquired a custom built ar-10 on a trade. Took it to the range, loaded it up with reloads that work great in my Remington 700, bang, action cycles, no casing ejected, and next round in the magazine was fed into the back of the spent casing sticking the action open. So I cleared it, took it...

Help with load development

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:25:46 GMT

I was finally able to get a box of Lapua 6.5 creedmoor brass and wanted to get a good load dialed in for my Savage I was using Hornady brass before and had to cut down my load a bit. Savage 6.5 Creedmoor 5R rifling Athlon 6x24x50 Scope @18x I have available Hornady Brass Lapua Brass

CHL Stops Church Shooting

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:05:32 GMT

Unfortunately, because he left his pistol in the car during services, he had to do it the hard way by wrestling with the shooter for his gun. He definitely kept his mindset though!

Belgium 22 T-Bolt parts

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 19:47:25 GMT

I am looking for some parts for my 22 T-bolt. It was made in 1969. Found a stock at boyds. I need the trigger guard and bolt that goes through trigger guard into the action. Does anybody have one of these bolts that knows the screw size and length. Numrich does not have either part. Thanks for any...

How powerful?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 18:15:30 GMT

Hi I have some practice loads for my 45-70 that I really like. It's 340gn hard cast over 16 gun trailboss. Not that I plan to but what animal* would it be possible to ethically hunt with this load?

Black powder by weight ?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:29:06 GMT

Is there a formula for converting volume to weight in black powder ? Is there an importance in weighing every load for consistency and accuracy ?

Fun Targets

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:03:27 GMT

So my father in law is coming up for a visit in a few weeks and he just let me know he bought a bunch of ammo for us to use when we head out to the range. I typically shoot paper plates with an orange sticker in the center because it's cost efficient but I figured for this trip we can try to...

Marlin 444 with 1/20 twist rate? Where can I find one?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:51:16 GMT

Does anyone know where I can purchase a Marlin lever action 444 with the 1/20 twist rate? I was hoping someone can direct me to an online site where I could purchase new. Gunbroker seems to only have the older Marlins. Any help is appreciated

Blackhorns 209

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 16:37:57 GMT

I just got a can of this. Have been using 2 fifty grain pellets of pyrodex. It was shooting good groups out of Thompson Center Impact with 250 grain Hornadt sst. According to blackhorns web 100 grains by volume is 70 grains weighed on scale. In tube that is about equivalent of the size of 3 fifty...

Yet another school shooting

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:42:27 GMT

I see TFL threads pop up from time-to-time debating the policy of having defensive firearms in public schools. My response: NO! This issue hits close to home for me now. Last week there was a shooting in the cafeteria of the high school in my home town, in the district in which I teach, the...

Savage 23D loads

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:14:51 GMT

My father traded for a 23D about 45 years ago,the barrel had been cut down and it had an old weaver scope on it and it was not much of a scope. He never could get it to group and didn't mess with it. I played with it and did some reloading with it when I was a teenager. I never got it to shoot very...

FFL Responsibility

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 15:03:59 GMT

A situation came up at one of our retail locations the other day. The store manager stated that a guy came into the store with three Glock auto sears. The guy wanted to know what we would pay for all of them. It was obvious from the guys statements that he had acquired them illegally. The manager...

Newbie Question

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 14:53:20 GMT

I inherited some reloaded rounds from someone that passed away and I'm pulling the bullets and salvaging what I can. Has anyone ever tried to reuse the primers from pulled bullets? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G920A using Tapatalk

Non FFL holder shipping C&R rifle to C&R holder out of state

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 13:05:31 GMT

Background: I do not hold an FFL license of any type. I bought a Yugo M48 from a Gunbroker seller and C&R FFL 03 holder. He resides in NY and I am in NC. Obviously, to ship the rifle to me it had to go through an FFL on my end. Anyway, the rifle was damaged in shipment and the shipper...

Reloading program

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:50:08 GMT

This is a question that has been asked before but it's been awhile now.What new reloading programs have come on the market as of late that offers load development?The reason for asking is there is almost no information on the 9mm +p round.Just wondering if any programs could help develop some good...

Zastava Mini Mauser

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:42:54 GMT

I would like to know if the Zastava mini mauser in 7.62x39 would be an appropriate action to build a custom .260. They are relatively cheap and I would like to use it for a donor action. Thoughts? Jerry

Extreme Bullets in 1911

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:40:03 GMT

I have been using 200gr Hard Cast SWC bullets in my 1911 for over 20 years with no problems. I use 4.6gr of Bullseye and they function perfectly and are very accurate. I tried a box of Extreme Bullets using their 200gr SWC bullets with the same load. About 1 or 2 out of a 7 round mag fails to...

At long last...

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 11:11:32 GMT

I am finally the proud owner of one of these little jewels. *woot!* :cool: [img][/img] I had lusted after one of the Erma Werke EM1-22 Carbines ever since I can remember seeing one as a youngster. Long...

My belted .30 Carbine case

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 07:09:23 GMT

Just got my brand-spanking-new Dillon .30 Carbine carbide die set. Screwed the resizing die into the press till it just touched the caseholder ("shellplate" in Dillon-speak) and backed off a half turn. Then tightened the lock ring. Lubed the case. Placed it into the "shellplate" and pulled the...

10 gauge empties

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:53:03 GMT

Does anyone have a source for 1X fired 10 gauge hulls? Or new ones for that matter? I can get foreign hulls from Ballistic Products. I plan to use them for 19th century black powder loads.

Selling CR rifles

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:26:16 GMT

Is it better to sell a CR rifle alone or in a package deal with brass and dies or would it be better to sell them separately? Any suggestions? Tony

How hot are we loading our .45 Colt Ruger Redhawks these days?

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 06:17:28 GMT

I was shooting my reloads at the range the other day using a near max charge of Unique under a 250 grain lead bullet in my .45 Colt/.45 ACP Redhawk and I felt the recoil was very tolerable. And it got me to wondering: how hot can I load the Redhawk up to? There's some debate about whether or...