My favorite firearms

My favorite firearms

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Since: Apr 13

Scappoose, Oregon USA

#1 Jun 10, 2013
I was taught to shoot and proper safe firearms handling at an early age, though I never had my own rifle until I was 13. That was a single shot 22 and I had a lot of fun with it killing a lot of tin cans and paper targets, but I outgrew it pretty rapidly. Now I target shoot with a Ruger Mark II (also a 22 caliber) and I deer hunt with a Remington .270 bolt action. Love the hunting, but hate cleaning the kill – horrible amount of work involved. But well worth it come grill'n time! I really enjoy the shooting sports, which so many people didn't misuse firearms and give them all the bad reputation, though that's mostly with people who don't themselves enjoy shooting.

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Since: Jan 07

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#2 Jun 12, 2013
I use a 6.5x55 Swedish Krag-Jorgenson made in 1915. Retro-fitted it with fully adjustable micrometer sights and replaced the front sight blade with a taller one to compensate for the change on rear iron. I have to hand load for it as all current factory ammo in that caliber is loaded to Mauser specs and the Krag action just won't take those pressures,but it drives tacks and still with reduced loads has great terminal ballistics. I'm pushing a 139 grain jacketed BTSP @ around 2300 fps.

“Constitutionist/ SAF”

Since: Mar 08

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#3 Jun 13, 2013
Romanian AK !

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Since: Jan 07

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#5 Jun 13, 2013
I am currently on the look out for an 8" artillery barrel for a P-08 Luger in 9mm. I know they're available,its just finding one. My Luger came with the standard 4" tube but I'd like to upgrade to an 8" but I'd settle for am 6".

Since: Dec 12

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#6 Jun 13, 2013
okimar wrote:
I use a 6.5x55 Swedish Krag-Jorgenson made in 1915. Retro-fitted it with fully adjustable micrometer sights and replaced the front sight blade with a taller one to compensate for the change on rear iron. I have to hand load for it as all current factory ammo in that caliber is loaded to Mauser specs and the Krag action just won't take those pressures,but it drives tacks and still with reduced loads has great terminal ballistics. I'm pushing a 139 grain jacketed BTSP @ around 2300 fps.
I have the 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser which has been "sporterized" by shortening the barrel and placement in a synthetic stock. The long bullet and tight rate of rifling twist make it stable at long range.

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Since: Jan 07

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#7 Jun 13, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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I have the 6.5 x 55 Swedish Mauser which has been "sporterized" by shortening the barrel and placement in a synthetic stock. The long bullet and tight rate of rifling twist make it stable at long range.
Gotta love the Ballistic co-efficient on the 139 gr 6.5 bullet. Mine drops deer like they were poleaxed.

For dirt cheap plinking ammo try SAMCO AMMO DEPOT. They offer a 6.5 Swedish surplus ammo that has a wooden bullet. I got some and tried them out. Pretty nice for short range playing around. At about a nickel a round you can't beat it. The stuff is corrosive as he11,but if you clean your rifle anyway who cares. Its $0.05/round. THATS cheaper than .22lr these days.

Since: Dec 12

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#8 Jun 13, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Gotta love the Ballistic co-efficient on the 139 gr 6.5 bullet. Mine drops deer like they were poleaxed.

For dirt cheap plinking ammo try SAMCO AMMO DEPOT. They offer a 6.5 Swedish surplus ammo that has a wooden bullet. I got some and tried them out. Pretty nice for short range playing around. At about a nickel a round you can't beat it. The stuff is corrosive as he11,but if you clean your rifle anyway who cares. Its $0.05/round. THATS cheaper than .22lr these days.
Thanks for the info! I'll check it out.

I've read that people, because they don't know any better, hunt moose with the 6.5 x 55, and the moose, because they don't know any better, drop like a rock.
Not sure I want to try it, but it's an intriguing story.

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Since: Mar 08

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#9 Jun 14, 2013
Listn, listen; there's a reason the thirty caliber round was invented.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#10 Jun 14, 2013
Rifles:
Marlin 336 (.30-30)(just an all-around awesome gun)
M44 Mosin-Nagant (7.62x54R)(kicks like a mule, but fun to shoot. Mine was made in 1945)

Pistol:
Ruger SR9C (most accurate 9mm I have ever shot)

Shotgun:
JC Higgins Model 20 (12ga)(Pump action is smooth as glass. It was bought new in 1949 by my great grandfather)
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#11 Jun 14, 2013
S&W .460 magnum. One word (damn). Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#12 Jun 14, 2013
Tray wrote:
S&W .460 magnum. One word (damn). Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
I read an article on the S&W 460(XVR?) awhile back. What S&W was basically trying to do was get a .45 cal bullet to go 2500fps in a revolver. The pressures were too high at 2500, but they did manage to get it up to 2300fps. Lke you said....Damn! I would love to fire one just to check it out.
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#13 Jun 14, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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I read an article on the S&W 460(XVR?) awhile back. What S&W was basically trying to do was get a .45 cal bullet to go 2500fps in a revolver. The pressures were too high at 2500, but they did manage to get it up to 2300fps. Lke you said....Damn! I would love to fire one just to check it out.
"CAUTION" Induces large grin.

Since: Dec 12

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#14 Jun 14, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
<quoted text>I read an article on the S&W 460(XVR?) awhile back. What S&W was basically trying to do was get a .45 cal bullet to go 2500fps in a revolver. The pressures were too high at 2500, but they did manage to get it up to 2300fps. Lke you said....Damn! I would love to fire one just to check it out.
Its a beast. You know it's a beast when you use 454 Cas. or 45 LC as your plinking rounds.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#15 Jun 14, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> "CAUTION" Induces large grin.
I bet!
Quick story. Awhile back, I bought a S&W Model 66-2 (.357mag) from a friend of mine (he also gave me an old box of CCI Blazer .357mag rounds with it). The first time I took it to the range, I decided to shoot up some of te old ammo he gave me. Now keep in mind, this wasn't that long ago, and most of the other people at the range were shooting 9mm,.22LR.,.380 ACP, and assorted other less powerful guns, and the range was full. I fired off the first round with a VERY loud BOOOOM, and the entire range got church quiet, then I heard a "holy shit!". A very large grin followed. After I finished the cylinder off I got a tap on my shoulder. It was the rangemaster! He asked me "What the heck are you shooting?" I replied "just some old .357 mags". He said "that sure don't sound like .357's to me". I showed him the box and the rounds, and he said "carry on". It was a good day at the range.
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#16 Jun 14, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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I read an article on the S&W 460(XVR?) awhile back. What S&W was basically trying to do was get a .45 cal bullet to go 2500fps in a revolver. The pressures were too high at 2500, but they did manage to get it up to 2300fps. Lke you said....Damn! I would love to fire one just to check it out.
Same velocity as my AK but bigger heavier bullet in easy to carry package. Pressure is maxed at 60,000 (same as .300 mag.). It's kind of my all around gun. It handles .45 colt,.454 casull,.460 mag. Being a revolver it can handle very light or heavy loads including shot shell..45 bullets come in a vast array of designs and weights for handloading. 250 yards is easy and accurate. Makes Dirty Harry's .44 mag look like a cap gun. It is the most versatile gun I own.
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#17 Jun 14, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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Its a beast. You know it's a beast when you use 454 Cas. or 45 LC as your plinking rounds.
Ha Ha Ha I never thought of it that way.

Since: Dec 12

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#18 Jun 14, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text>Ha Ha Ha I never thought of it that way.
I'm going to deer hunt with mine this season. I have a sling on mine for easy access in case of a hog charge.
Tray

Nettleton, MS

#19 Jun 14, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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I bet!
Quick story. Awhile back, I bought a S&W Model 66-2 (.357mag) from a friend of mine (he also gave me an old box of CCI Blazer .357mag rounds with it). The first time I took it to the range, I decided to shoot up some of te old ammo he gave me. Now keep in mind, this wasn't that long ago, and most of the other people at the range were shooting 9mm,.22LR.,.380 ACP, and assorted other less powerful guns, and the range was full. I fired off the first round with a VERY loud BOOOOM, and the entire range got church quiet, then I heard a "holy shit!". A very large grin followed. After I finished the cylinder off I got a tap on my shoulder. It was the rangemaster! He asked me "What the heck are you shooting?" I replied "just some old .357 mags". He said "that sure don't sound like .357's to me". I showed him the box and the rounds, and he said "carry on". It was a good day at the range.
I have a few .357 mags. Probably a close second behind the .460 for being my favorite. I sold my last 30/30 a few years ago and DEEPLY regret it.

“Si vis pacem, para bellum !!”

Since: Dec 07

Southeast Virginia

#20 Jun 14, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> I have a few .357 mags. Probably a close second behind the .460 for being my favorite. I sold my last 30/30 a few years ago and DEEPLY regret it.
I no longer have the .357. I actually traded it even for my Ruger 9mm. It was a good deal considering how cheap I got the .357. I want another revolver, but I think I will go for a bigger caliber next time. Thinking about doing some black bear hunting in the future. Plenty of them around my neck of the woods near the Great Dismal Swamp. Supposed to be one of the highest concentrations of black bear in North America, or so I have been told.

“Voters elect Big Bird”

Since: Jan 07

Dump American Eagle

#21 Jun 14, 2013
Armed Veteran wrote:
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I no longer have the .357. I actually traded it even for my Ruger 9mm. It was a good deal considering how cheap I got the .357. I want another revolver, but I think I will go for a bigger caliber next time. Thinking about doing some black bear hunting in the future. Plenty of them around my neck of the woods near the Great Dismal Swamp. Supposed to be one of the highest concentrations of black bear in North America, or so I have been told.
This morning I picked up a S&W model 1917,.45acp/.45Colt. Using either the full moon or 1/2 moon clips with .45 acp its like speed loaders. I think it will be a great companion piece for my S&W model 19,.357 Mag. Gotta love those older Smiths.

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