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xtriggerman last won the day on December 2 2018

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  1. Too young for EBT and too smart to hold a job..... ho hum. And the neighborhood only sees one of their disrespected "robin" hoods gunned down. Like I'v said before, these cities are fatal cancers to the root of our social liberties. Only the book of Revelation will tighten this all up. JMO.
  2. Hey, Its a Dillon..... just call Dillon, they will guide you over the phone with anything your not sure about in its operation. CS on anything with a Dillon name on it is what the company built its reputation on. After you talk to them, let us know how they treated you.
  3. Good article! Ha, I half expected to see Wayne Lapierre get hit off on something or other... I think the bottom line of this is sort of like the old High Standard story. Manufacturers rely on bulk out going sales to distributors. So its the outfits like Remington that very well may bite the final bullet in this case. We will see.........
  4. Hey, I just got this and if its true, this is a huge shock wave to the industry. Liquidation of millions of dollars in guns and related stuff is going to put a hurt on the normal inventories of other retailers. Unless some outfit scoops this entire inventory up only to hold wholesale on it, things can get interesting on the open market. Back in 82, my distributor was Ellet Brothers! Sorry to see it all fold up like this..... June 12, 2019 On Monday, a major American firearms dealer which staked its future on the election of Hillary Clinton in 2016 declared bankruptcy and its intention to liquidate. United Sporting Companies Chief Executive Officer Bradley Johnson admitted in a court filing that USC, which was founded in 1933 as Ellett Brothers before merging with Jerry’s Sports, Inc. in 2009 and formally changing its name to United Sporting Companies, Inc. in 2010, hiked its inventory before the election of Donald Trump. They figured that once a Democrat was elected, gun sales would soar because of the Democrats’ typical hostility for guns and avowed determination to restrict gun sales. The court filing stated: The Daily Mail reported of Johnson, “ … he said the Republican Trump's unexpected win over Democrat Hillary Clinton was a factor in net sales falling to $557 million in 2018 from an average $885.3 million from 2012 to 2016, with an accompanying glut of inventory.” Other reasons cited by the company for its bankruptcy filing included Bass Pro Shops' merger with Cabela's, Gander Mountain's bankruptcy, and Dick’s Sporting Goods’ losses, all of which meant that USC had a harder time because vendors and manufacturers were less willing to extend credit to them. The company stated it had between $100 million and $500 million of liabilities. USC’s stock included Remington, Ruger, Browning, Winchester, Smith & Wesson, Glock, Bushnell, Sig Sauer, Springfield Armory, Hornaday, Henry, Magpul, Armscor, MotorGuide, Minn Kota, Lowrance, Federal, CCI, Taurus, and Leupold. USC has 20,000 independent retailers covering all 50 states. According to the Post and Courier: The majority owner is Wellspring Capital Management, a New York private equity firm that’s bought the business in 2008 and is now facing a lawsuit over its handling of tens of millions of dollars in borrowed funds. Prospect Capital Corp. is alleging that the $160 million in financing to provided Ellett Brothers in 2012 and 2013 was never invested in the business, according to the complaint it filed May 23 in Lexington County. At the end of March, The Daily Wire reported that according to Bloomberg, Dick’s Sporting Goods, the country’s largest sports retailer, lost $150 million in 2018 after the company decided to stop selling assault-style rifles and high-capacity magazines.
  5. 56's will require the highest rings made and in some instances, that still wont be high enough on non tapered barrels. Another factor is, is the tube long enough to put you in the best eye relief. 2 pc bases make that more critical than multi slotted one pc bases. I was a dealer when the entire bigger is better at light gathering debate raged in the late 80's. Leupold made the case again & again that its in the coatings rather than diameter of objective lens that determine illuminating ambient light transmission to the eye. Regardless of the science back then, "looks" won out at the scope counter. Maybe things have changed since then but keep in mind, if you like a comfortable cheek weld and a fast target acquisition, I'm not sure you will be happy with a 56.
  6. The early Ithaca guns with integral barrel front sight base & splinter forends remind me of the C3 Corvette I never bought..... Sleek, yet beefy where it should be. Am I alone in seeing this?
  7. My 44 JP Sauer and Uberti Stallion 22 convertible
  8. The 22 WMR is clearly one of the greatest calibers ever. It can do just about everything common circumstances will demand. everything from head shot small game to deer and HD in a pinch. My all time favorite in the mag is the Marlin 57M. I have one and sold several back when I was wheeling & dealing. My 57M has out shot my brothers New Henry lever in side by side bench. If you have never handled the Marlin "Levermatic" as it was advertised, its like no other lever ever designed. It has the shortest lever thro of anything ever devised that spits bullets. While operating the action, you never move the web of your hand from shooting grip position to work the action. You simply move your fingers down and back up and you have ejected and reloaded in the absolutely fastest lever movement ever. When I was at work once we got to shoot bullet proof plexy type glass that had just been newly installed in the control room. While 45 ACP and 38spl's were bouncing off, the 22 mag was imbedding just like the 357M rounds. I once had an old timer bring me his 57M with a broken firing pin. He bragged about how many hundreds of deer he did one shot kills on with that gun and swore he would never use anything else. I was more than skeptical of his claims especially after he said he did chest shots! I had asked if he was hitting them in the head (that I could believe) but he said just shoot where you would with any gun. Well, one thing for sure, the gun had seem ALOT of firing due to the hammer to bolt hit contact peening that eventually crystalized the pin into submission. He was sure happy to get his Marlin back. Weeks latter I run into a guy that knew the old man and he assured me what he said was true. The old guy would eat venison all year long jacking the meat regularly ever since he knew the old guy since he was a young boy. Putting a jacket around that small frontal area bullet and driving it at the 22m of "just right speeds" does everything humans want out of a old fashion bullet projectile. It wont be my deer gun of choice any time soon but its nice to know it can do that if need be in a SHTF situation. The only down of the 57M is it normally runs with a heavy trigger but it can be cleaned up and I put a shoe on my trigger and got it at a nice no creep pull. GB usually has one or 2 floating by to folks in the know of these great old guns. I'm shocked at how the values of these 57M's have shot up. Back in the 80's & 90's they were 275-325 guns maybe pushing 400 if like unfired mint. And now? Check GB for your self.... Heres a action all the way open shot. You can keep your bolt guns in this cal..... I'll keep my 57M until the great beyond! PS, Oh, don't confuse this with the Marlin 57 22LR. They use the same lever design but the LR has an aluminum receiver and they are prone to cracking in half at the recoil shoulder. The 57M's have a strong steel receiver that locks up the bolt nearly identicaly to the Savage 99 actions.
  9. That's a sweet job! I think the way you did the tooling really captures a western look yet not overly done. Tastefully done to a Tee!
  10. Actually, the practice of not dry firing a 22 is the traditional thing to do but from a modern design point of view, not all ways true. For instance, The Ruger 10/22 design will handle moderate amounts of dry firing along with the Ruger MK series of pistols. The firing pin designs of today have rather large strike bottom out features that ensure the firing pin tip does not exceed the majority of the rim head space when fully extended. The problem in a modern design comes from crystalizing the firing pin with "excessive" dry firings and in some cases, dimpling the chamber face could happen with over use of dry firing a rim fire gun. Even some designs that may be like a new-ish Marlin 39 should not be dry fired simply because its in fact an old design and those pins are not robustly designed in the first place. So if you want to be non technical, Don't dry fire RF guns..... but some designs can handle moderate amounts just fine.
  11. I think you have it backward. They will make contact when "we" are ready! People are seriously afflicted with stupid. Why would any one who is far more technically capable than us want to talk to a species that has serious trouble electing real leaders (64 mil for Hilary ). My reading on the subject suggests they are here all ready and dealing with certain Government people. We, the people have a way to go before knowledge of them is released and taught in schools. But like I said, releasing those Sailors from their non discloser signatures after the event is a major turn around.
  12. This Vid has a lot of info never released before by the guys that were there. What is a fascinating figure is the Submarine attached to the Nimitz group tracked the tic tac at 500 knots (575 mph) once it entered the water. Is that wild or what? My take on these is they are planetary vehicles that use the planets magnetic field for propulsion. They use some sort of opposing field of energy that isolates the inhabitants from gravity and can act as a cloaking shield of sorts. Another interesting and newer Naval pilot encounter is further along in the second secure team vid. Letting these guys talk = huge turn around from Gov black ops Enjoy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRgoisHRmUE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88vCTg38Ze0&t=630s
  13. Ha, welcome! My brother inlaw is buying a house here shortly. He retired out of Fort Eustis VA as their maintenance sup. Hes also pulling retirement as Army Major. I'v said decades ago when I had a full service Gun Shop, there will be states that honor the US Constitution and ones that don't. With the influx of libs in Nastyville, Memph and Knox.... its imperative we 2nd A transplants be ready to jump down our Reps if they get stupid in the state house. So far I like what I see for the most part. Last year there wasn't one Dem that ran for local office in my new town! That's half the battle won.
  14. 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.
  15. https://www.youtube.com/embed/AhH25xLkvz8?feature=player They aught to franchise this.

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