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  1. Crap! I did not see your reply. Sorry to leave you hanging. Probably for the best though. Wife got real bad news at the doc's yesterday and was in no mood to put up with my gun stuff anyway. Please let others grab up what you have.
  2. I would take both of the 5.56. I have to come down to Nashville tomorrow. Any chance you could meet up some place? We usually come in and out through Bell Mead/Charlott Ave area.
  3. That is a 47, Magazine radius is too tight for 5.45x39.
  4. VERY NICE! Bit envious. I have been wanting a WASR 22 for some time.
  5. I am not sure I am tracking on this one. Are you saying there should be a "MIL/LEO/Gov't ONLY" caliber? Much like only the "MIL/LEO/Gov't" should have magazines over 10 rounds or "Military patterened firarms"?
  6. If the recipe is noted it is easy to know if one of the rounds is off, double or sqiub. X case + X bullet + X primer + X amount of powder should weigh XX grains. Measure COL and it should be easy to spot one out of spec. That being said, if I did buy such a thing, I propbably would pull them, inspect, and reaload myself with a favorite recipie.
  7. Ever try to stuff a A1 into it?
  8. The families of the victims of the "DC snipers" sued and won against Bushmaster. The company was sold to Freedom Group and closed post Sandyhook. Bushmaster was later reponed in Ilion, NY but with different staff. The previous staff repoened as Windham Arms. It is said the Windham Bushmaster guns are of higher quality than the Ilion, NY ones. The Windham ones are also from an era when there was only Colt, Bushmaster, DPMS, Olympic making civilian AR15s at true government service specs and not cheap before everyone and thier brother started knocking out AR15's. I have both, my Windham is noticably smoother and better finish details than my Ilion Bushmaster so there is that. If I needed another AR I would be headed your way right now. Good luck with your sale, shouldn't last long.
  9. 5.45x39 is more expensive and tougher to find than 7.62x39. It has better terminal ballistics than 5.56 and higher BC so it shoots further. Very mild recoil in AK74s. I have both and really enjoy shooting the 74 but I cannot say I prefere one over the other. Most 47 accesroies will fit a standard 74 with a few exceptions. Surplus magazines are more expensive but Magpull makes decent ones for a good price. Every gun shop looks at you funny when you ask about 5.45x39. "don't you mean 7.62x39?" is very common, as is front counter guy shouting to somone in the back "we have any 5.45x39?" with the answer most always being "you mean 7.62x39?" so get used to that. Once in a while you meet the "other guy who has a AK74" who smiles and knows right what you are talking about. That all said, I do ok at gunshows recently on 5.45 except for some fools who have it jacked way up in price. Best deals are online, about 40 cents per even today if you look. They operate just like a 47. different size parts is all. Some early Century guns used 5.56 barrels and tend to keyhole so watch for that. I can tell by some subtle changes it is a modernized AK when compared to my 47's. On reloading, Hornady makes dies. Brass is unobtainium though. So are bullets. Nobody has load data so I have dies I have never used. I did clear out the last place I knew with bullets (surplus pulls) and have a bunch of 222 rem brass to convert and do plan to work up a load. With ammo being the way it is I am hopefull the reload market will start supporting it soon. I hope that gives you some decent info.
  10. Why not just go with a 870? Plenty of them have screw-in chokes. The other option is a Mossberg 500 variant. Also has plenty of screw-in chokes. Both have vast aftermarket support in parts, accesories, stocks, and also a plethora of choke tubes to pick from. You can accesorize to go from ducks, to turkeys, to deer, to tactical all with the same reciever. It's just a matter of swapping out bits.
  11. I really do hope TN passes it. Not a snowball's chance on national though. We had it in my previous state and wiht the exception of one or two dumbasses, nothing "bad" ever happened. What TN will need is a supremacy clause with it. That way local entitites can't pass ordinaces that make you illegal just becuase you crossed some city limit.
  12. Used a couple of thier 7.62x39 barrels on AK's. No complaints at all.
  13. As others mentioned the scope is about 1/2-2/3 of that $350 if you flip it. You may actually turn a profit selling the rest for parts at the next gun show. As for Garand value for a shooter, I did drive down to Anniston and bought one of the refurb $650 Garands this last fall. Worth every single penny. New barrel, re-parkerized, new re-pro walnut stock set with CMP stamp. New-old stock sling, nice CMP case. Springfield with a Korea War era serial (having done a tour in Korea this kinda spoke to me). Looks like a brand new issue Garand. As I wanted something to shoot and take to the ocassional competition it was the perfect choice. Right at $1000 out the door with 2 cases of new manufacture M2 ball, some accesories and the documentation/fees, I cannot complain. So, if you are wanting a project, the $350 is fair, if you want a new-ish Garand to love on for many years, make the road trip down to Alabama. I am sure you convice others here to join in to split the gas costs.


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