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CommsNBombs last won the day on February 25 2016

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  1. For the sake of simplicity, I am getting two Howa 1500 barreled actions - my wife is a true ambidextrous shooter and I think she got aggravated hearing me bitch about not finding an affordable, matching left.   I will still need two inches of the standard model chopped off and threaded (22" 1-10) to accept brakes.   Already began buying pieces for my Dillon, I'll buy some 308 off of ya Rob if ya don't mind F/L and tumbling them - my tumbler is still taken apart on my bench, I haven't touched my workshop in almost 2 months now.   I know where my first pay check is going to go towards...a whole lot of components.   Anyone know how well those Hornady 110gr FMJ-RN bullets work? They look a bit funky - it's $450 for 3K of them; or $375 for 2.1K of the 150gr FMJBT.
  2. Running the cost for a Howa 1500 barreled action, R700 SPSV left handed complete rifle, 2 PA 4-14x44 FFP 308 scopes, 2 complete XLR Elements and 2 JP Enterprise 308 muzzle brakes not including FFL charges and smithing costs for cutting and threading the barrels im looking at $3000 right now. Time to do some frugal shopping Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  3. Thanks for the insight brother, I may have to go with the Sav for her after all - R700s are too damn expensive for what I need it for. I usually use Sage but his shipping prices are steep - I can usually find better OTD prices with private sales - I dont anticipate needing more than 500-1K in total, Im not ready for that plunge yet. Besides gunbroker any go to places to try to track down a used LH? Also, if I were to get the barrel cutdown and threaded for a brake is that a difficult thing to ask a smith to do? A brake will be needed since the chassis systems are so light. I forgot all about Vortex, I think they have a military half off program too. Its worth looking into. How hard is it leveling a scope to a bolt gun? Ill probably just get pic rails for both Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  4. Are the barrels that bad? I may get the Howa 1500 for myself but this is the one thing that HAS to be LH - the used market seems perilous for a SA 308 in LH Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  5. Found Howa 1500 barreled actions in 308 for a decent price. However I am having the worst luck finding even a stripped action for a left hander in 308 - anyone have a good lead? Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  6. 11/10 would fap Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  7. With my job search finishing up, I have decided to plan for a matching set of guns for myself and my wife. I have wanted to do a bolt gun build for a long time, but got into a huge Glock bender that put that project on the back burner.   I am wanting to build one right handed and the other left for my wife, she's true ambi but shoots rifles better as a southpaw. I would like to utilize the XLR Industries Element Chassis system - a close second would be the MDT LSS chassis - cost purposes the XLR seems the better bet since I can get one installed with an XLR butt stock and ergo grip; but I am not opposed to trying the MDT-LSS as I have heard equally great things about it.   The only bolt action I know anything about is a Remington 700, both will also accept the short action versions of the Tikka T3, Howa 1500 and Savages - from my research 308 seems to be a SA - hope I don't jack it up and end up grabbing a LA - I'm not sure of the differences either way.    I was hoping that I could just buy a barreled action, again one in Left and one in Right - I would not be opposed to mix matching the brands, but I'd like to stay the same; I.E a LH R700 and a RH R700. So, do they sell complete barreled actions or do I have to piece on together or buy a whole rifle? The idea is to keep labor and cost down as low as possible.   In a perfect world they would be 16-20" if at all possible - my Google-fu is giving me some $1500 "trued" complete barreled actions. Also, if they do not come threaded, how expensive would some time be with a smith to have them thread to accept a .30 cal muzzle brake? Big booming concussion keeps the lanes clear.   I am not hoping for crazy accuracy - I'd at least like 1MOA at 200 yards and the ability to hit something and piss it off at 600m - so the need for super custom stuff is not in consideration.   Depending what I go for - Howa 1500, Tikka T3, Savs or R700s (again, I'd like some feedback on the best for less) how bad are the triggers? Maybe later down the road I'd put in a drop-in Timney or similar, is there any polishing or modification I can do to lighten up the pull weight? I'd like 3-5lbs, but if that is not attainable I'd drop for a better trigger unit.   As far as twist rates go - what would be the best to go with a 16.5-20" barrel to shoot bullets in the 110-125 range? I reload everything I shoot, so factoring in that cost is a HUGE part of the final decision, this will be for punching paper mainly, I do not see that justifying the need for a 175gr SMK - why spend so much money if I am just going to pollute the backstop? Or would it be better to go with a slightly heavier weight - I can probably find a deal on whichever weights through my reloading syndicate.   As far as powder, my books and Hodgdon's online library shows Benchmark and H322 with lower weights - I won't be shooting full house in these - mid range, obviously I'll have to do ladder tests with my finished product but it is a reference point. Both 8 pounders are 168+tax here in Midsouth, my preliminary calculations show an 8 pound jug with load about 1400-1500 rounds, so that's cost effective enough for me especially for the market median prices on factory .308Win ammo. Anyone have a preference? I have zero experience with IMR powders, that numerical naming convention confuses me - I am open to other powders but want to weights low - I assume I would not have to load too hot either way as it's for a bolt gun?   Anyone have a die preference? I will be loading on an XL650, I do not need Redding Comp dies but I do not want some cheapo Pacific die set either. Do I need to crimp on these, or not? I am too lazy and will buy full processed brass the first time - all that trimming, deburring, chamfering and SB resizing makes my soul hurt.   Anyone have a preference on glass? I do not want to drop 3K on a Nightforce but I do not want some $100 scope that'll explode on the first round.    Any other things I should consider feel free to square me away, this is a new horizon for me. Thanks in advance!    
  8. A 22TCM would be legit, but me and case prep do not get along. Main reason I do not mess around with reloading rifle anymore, until I can get un-lazy   Guess the 4.6x30 was just a passing hope, I just need to get back into 10mm and maybe 9x25 Destroyer
  9. Yeah 173rd would be the dude to talk to. I spoke to him recently and he mentioned being a little swamped with work, in case you dont get word back right away Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  10. Can throw Kali on it and get a USB wifi dongle and do fun stuff Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  11. You are a gentleman and a scholar I do not understand how much crashing issues you guys are having - typically if its having a catastrophic failure one of your drives is ready to crap out, or your cache/memory is taking a dump...hell, driver errors and old BIOS/UEFI firmware can also do that - hard resets arent helping that at all. Do you want bad sectors? Thats how you get them. I would rather buy a new production laptop with 10 than try to roll up a Win7 system thats 5 years old - thats way past life cycle. The only thing your OS will cause is an error if the boot file corrupted - everything else is hardware related that's not all Microsofts fault. Again I reccomend getting a Linux machine, and install a VB or Wine/PoL to use your favorite MS apps. You know Microsoft gives 180 day full production virtual images online for VirtualBox (VB)? Just install all your apps and take a snapshot of it and roll back when its close to expiring. They even offer a fully patched Windows XP SP3 image! Create a share folder or setup a simple FTP server with your router to save important documents and boom. LibreOffice suites on Linux support all MS Office forms, Linux has multiple multimedia programs thatll run any MS product. Hell you can run a VB of Win7 ON your Win10 machine if you dont wanna switch to the Dark Side. Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  12. So much grey area with this. A carport being on your property and attached to your home sounds like its part of your house - unless it not having walls or made out of brick and mortar plays into that. My understanding and as I have been led to understand even if they come on your property and are dicking around with your vehicle you cannot even point a weapon/threaten deadly force unless theyre doing the same. Ill leave my opinion of what I would do out of it, but pretty much your escalation of force matches theirs. Again, Im not a lawyer Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  13. The only thing I disliked about Win8 was the fact that for a little bit there they kept making a bunch of stupid touchscreen laptops and I got stuck buying on in a pinch. I didnt mind the interface as I was using Server 2012 which was similar with the charm lists and the sleek design. I run Linux boxes and a Win7 VM on my personal computer but my wife has Win10 on hers and I really like it - maybe its because the interfaces are a hyrid of the newer design and legacy but it feels so much more responsive. You should take a look at a Linux distro if you really hate 10. I think something like Ubuntu or Mint would be up your alley. I cant understand how anyone would want to use a Mac, theyre overpriced, you cannot modify them and that GUI is appalling, plus it doesnt even have a right click button, that is jusr screwy Sent from my SPH-L720 using Tapatalk
  14. Yeah you're right - the 4.6x30 is 6.5mm longer than a 10mm according to SAAMI specs
  15. I've been talking with another member about different caliber options and we started talking about 4.6x30 - the HK MP7 round.    Fiocchi and a few others actually make new production 4.6 ammo, I guess for SOTs and LEO/SMU organizations that use the MP7 platform - pretty affordable too for what it's worth $21/50..   Now - how difficult/implausible would it be to have a Glock barrel blank turned into one for 4.6?    As far as magazines would it be plausible to have one 3D printer or modify a Glock 17/19 mag to accept the 4.6 round?   And also - anyone heard of dies or even components for the 4.6? It's gotta be available somewhere - especially since brass can be available


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