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  1. Stay away from the older ATN MK390 type scopes. They burn out internally unless you turn them on at lest once a month. Nothing in the manual about that but that's what ATN CS said you need to do. The newer gen scopes have come down considerably in price. I'v yet to buy one just for my stash.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/embed/AhH25xLkvz8?feature=player They aught to franchise this.
  3. I'v not handled the Officers but I put some rounds threw a commander that my brother owns. I'm not crazy about Rugers, but I have to say, they hit it out of the part with the commander. The fit & finish on a factory gun was surprising good. The slide/frame/barrel tolerances were as good as it gets. The trigger was perfect in stock form. This all comes together on the paper in a great group shooter. I put together the 1911 production line at A.O. back in 81-83 so trust me, The SR is a fine top tier production pistol but since your ready to throw down, you probably all ready know all that! Good luck finding one.
  4. The sweed is a far better shooter accuracy wise especially when your pushing 3-400 yards or more. In its day, it was a national target long range champ. On the other hand, the Brit has more power at medium range & a 10 rd box has now some how become a "thing" in scout rifles. Dollar wise, neither is far from the other. Enjoy it!
  5. Put the original sights back on, Trigger and period grips and you will get way more for it than the general consensus here as long as the slide markings are in fact original to that frame. As long as the parts are correct for that period, the Colts are high on GB like GS has suggested.
  6. Yup, that's just like me, get most of the way done and then The thought gets crowded out with 2 or 3 other projects. One problem is I'm trying not to shoot where I'm set up because the back stop happens to be about 50 feet away from my water well. A lot of lead in that dirt all ready, This year Im going to have to scrape up that surface dirt with the ol 555E and pile it up for stump hole fill. Then the other kinda break on it is I'v not bought any factory ammo in a long time and don't have but a few hundred right now. I'v got to some how find the time to finish setting up a Dillon 550 I have with a B conversion so the 3500 some once fired 45 brass can get loaded with the large stock of 200g XTP HP's Iv got stacked up. This rebuilding of a Century FAL right now has my attention for the moment..... Hey did they ever perfect the cloneing process yet?
  7. From what you describe, you want what is the only dog I would get these days personally. Get a mostly shepherd mix, female pup. Once spaded and loved, she will stay with your home outside or in. I had an all black one (Belgian police type breed) that was an outstanding property dog. Some how she knew the unwanted cars coming down my 700' drive way and when the Jo-Ho's rolled in, the hair on her back would stand up and she was on that vehicle in a satisfying way! They stopped pulling into the drive way after a couple of those encounters. She was only 52lbs but a great dog. Females wont wander like the males and the mix breed bypassed the bad rear legs when older as the papered sheps. tend to have. God rest that dog.... she got a brain tumor & I had to put her down. Good Luck
  8. 25 years of baton training has earned mine a permanent place right next to the retirement plaque. Very good advice from CHL.
  9. Old Single shot break open shot guns are notorious for getting loose since the lock cross pin and barrel lug are pretty soft. The easiest way to tighten them up is to peen the barrel locking lug face back up a little. It doesn't take much. They are about butter soft.
  10. I have a 3 of their RF revolvers and they are a good value as long as you get good ones. There's the rub.... there are bad ones. And the Taurus customer service is some of the worst you will ever encounter. One time I was to get a PT1911 shooting right for a guy from work. It had a barrel with an oval bore just forward the chamber. Looks like it was bent, THEN they machined it any way. It took over 4 months to get them to send out a what they called "new" was a reconditioned barrel. The owner was so ticked about this service of his brand new PT, he told me to go ahead and fit a Ed Brown barrel into the PT. Even after I did that, I still called Taurus every 30 days to see what was up. They lie their asses off about shipping out replacement parts. So my advise is you search for the absolute best deal on Taurus guns because you are more or less on your own with fixing them if you get a bad one.
  11. Nice Bi pod. $400 worth of nice!
  12. Hitting deer with a 35 Remington works as well as the 350. If flat wall AR mags get launched by like Pro Mag or some one like that, maybe this will get legs.
  13. $$$$ ouch https://www.sportsmans.com/shooting/modern-sporting-rifles/fn-scar-17s-semi-automatic-rifle/p/p47801
  14. That's a fascinating piece. Back in 1977 when Springfield A came out with the M1A, I bought one brand new for $379.00 My SN was 006022. If any one here has it, I would consider maybe buying it back. I sold it in about 84 for the new Springfield SAR48. My biggest peeve with the rifle was the accuracy degraded badly after you got most of the way threw a mag. Cold.... clover leaf, no prob, hot, shotgun groups of 4" @ 100. So I looked into National Matching the bedding system and decided it just wasn't worth it. Every disassembly degraded the very finicky bedding over time and would have to be redone. After I bought the FAL, I never looked back since those M1A problems were non existent with the FAL. The AR's may be fine for a lot of folks accuracy n all but I tend to go to extreme in the HD-ness of a battle rifle design and a hot cal like the 7.62x51 in a impingement gas system is just stupid. Put 4 or 5 full 20 rd mags threw the action as fast as you can go and heat in the aluminum action is never a good thing. The FAL is the king of the hill in that group with the HK bringing up the rear. not much in between as far as run em to the melting point. The MK36 gas system is a proven design in harsh conditions and it would not suffer the wood stock accuracy problem of the M1A. It scopes well over the M1A and drop mags is a plus. Not a bad try at a modern M1A but with DSA Voyager FAL's running a thousand bucks with life time warranty, you have to really have a woody for that action design to walk past the 90 country mil spec FAL.

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