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Since: Jan 07

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#22 Jun 14, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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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.
In Eurpoe the 6.5 Swedish is their version of our '06. They use it regularly to drop large game. Wicked accurate and good knock down power makes it hard to beat. Here in North America it is "rated" to take Black bear. I don't doubt it.

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#23 Jun 14, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>In Eurpoe the 6.5 Swedish is their version of our '06. They use it regularly to drop large game. Wicked accurate and good knock down power makes it hard to beat. Here in North America it is "rated" to take Black bear. I don't doubt it.
I'm about to put new optics on mine. I want to see at what kind of distance I can be consistently accurate.

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Since: Jan 07

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#24 Jun 14, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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I'm about to put new optics on mine. I want to see at what kind of distance I can be consistently accurate.
What kind of glass are you getting? Brand/magnification? I have several rifles but none are scoped. I DO have a scope for my AR on a separate flattop Weaver mount. But I normally leave the carry handle/rear sight gizmo on it (the two are interchangeable). The scope is for varmint shooting at those ranges these old eyes have a little trouble with these days.

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Since: Jan 07

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#25 Jun 14, 2013
Dr-Sniper wrote:
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I'm about to put new optics on mine. I want to see at what kind of distance I can be consistently accurate.
Don't be surprised to find off a rest you can hit out to 600 meters plus. The round will carry that far and if the rifle is in decent condition you should do well.

Since: Dec 12

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#26 Jun 14, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>What kind of glass are you getting? Brand/magnification? I have several rifles but none are scoped. I DO have a scope for my AR on a separate flattop Weaver mount. But I normally leave the carry handle/rear sight gizmo on it (the two are interchangeable). The scope is for varmint shooting at those ranges these old eyes have a little trouble with these days.
I'm thinking of going with Zeiss. I haven't decided on magnification or objective diameter yet. Unfortunately, the only mounts that I could find to fit the rifle, are the see through mounts. It adds to versatility but increases did stance between bore and center of crosshairs. I think for that reason, I'm going to go with the largest objective diameter I can get away with. The added light collection will be a bonus.

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#27 Jun 14, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Don't be surprised to find off a rest you can hit out to 600 meters plus. The round will carry that far and if the rifle is in decent condition you should do well.
That is exactly what I'm looking for.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#28 Jun 15, 2013
I'm a fan of the 41 Magnum Revolver. I also like the 500 S&W Revolver.

Semiautomatic Pistols: Springfield Armory XDM in any caliber, and Kimber 1911 in 45 ACP or 10 mm.

Rifles, I prefer 444 Marlin and .308 Win., I'll let you guess the make and model.

Shotguns: Benelli 12 Ga., Remington 870 16 Ga., Remington 1100 and 1187 20 Ga., and Browning Over and Under 28 Ga.

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Since: Jan 07

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#29 Jun 17, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
I'm a fan of the 41 Magnum Revolver. I also like the 500 S&W Revolver.
Semiautomatic Pistols: Springfield Armory XDM in any caliber, and Kimber 1911 in 45 ACP or 10 mm.
Rifles, I prefer 444 Marlin and .308 Win., I'll let you guess the make and model.
Shotguns: Benelli 12 Ga., Remington 870 16 Ga., Remington 1100 and 1187 20 Ga., and Browning Over and Under 28 Ga.
Friday I bought a S&W model 1917 in .45 acp. It has the ugliest faux stag grips I've ever seen,not to mention very uncomfortable to shoot. Can't wait to change them out for a decent set of Pachmyers.....

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#30 Jun 17, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Friday I bought a S&W model 1917 in .45 acp. It has the ugliest faux stag grips I've ever seen,not to mention very uncomfortable to shoot. Can't wait to change them out for a decent set of Pachmyers.....
Lol, Pachmyers have salvaged more guns in the last two or three decades than an African Warlord.

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#31 Jun 17, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Lol, Pachmyers have salvaged more guns in the last two or three decades than an African Warlord.
Those ugly grips don't have a makers name on them but they resemble those fugly faux stag grips from the '50's. I've fired the AutoMag and Desert Eagle and they didn't feel as painful as those grips.

“Antisocialistic”

Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#32 Jun 17, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Those ugly grips don't have a makers name on them but they resemble those fugly faux stag grips from the '50's. I've fired the AutoMag and Desert Eagle and they didn't feel as painful as those grips.
Probably were ashamed to put their name on them.
Tray

Tupelo, MS

#33 Jun 17, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Those ugly grips don't have a makers name on them but they resemble those fugly faux stag grips from the '50's. I've fired the AutoMag and Desert Eagle and they didn't feel as painful as those grips.
AUTOMAG! You have my attention. Tell me all the details.

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#34 Jun 18, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> AUTOMAG! You have my attention. Tell me all the details.
My bestfriend of 35 years bought5 one waaaay back in the mid '70's. We use to shoot IPSC competition together in Calif,while in the Marines. We were at the range one weekend and he broke it out and asked me if I wanted to pop a few rounds off. I jumped at the chance. Wasn't too bad to fire. Recoil was a bit hefty but manageable. He was going to use it in the shoot that morning. Well,when his turn came to the first stage of fire he cracked off three rounds at the targets,3/8" steel plates,then was asked to clear and holster his pistol. Seems he had been poking holes in the targets..... Apparently a no-no. He had to borrow my back-up pistol,a Dan Wesson .357 mag to fire the course. He still has that AutoMag. Doesn't shoot it much anymore as ammo is expensive as he11(and he reloads),and parts are almost impossible to find if it breaks.

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Since: Jan 07

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#35 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Probably were ashamed to put their name on them.
Piced up a set of Pachmyers this morning at the local gun shop. Can't wait to get them on the Smith this evening. Now all I need are some 1/2 moon clips for the acp ammo. I have 1(one) 1/2 moon clip left from scrounging over the years. 3 bullets at a time is really not the way to go.....

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Since: May 12

Lake Charles, LA

#36 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>Piced up a set of Pachmyers this morning at the local gun shop. Can't wait to get them on the Smith this evening. Now all I need are some 1/2 moon clips for the acp ammo. I have 1(one) 1/2 moon clip left from scrounging over the years. 3 bullets at a time is really not the way to go.....
Lol. I agree about the 3 shots at a time. Kinda like keeping the plug in your shotgun to shoot at the range, or use for protection.

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Since: Jan 07

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#37 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Lol. I agree about the 3 shots at a time. Kinda like keeping the plug in your shotgun to shoot at the range, or use for protection.
Ordered two sets of 1/2 moon clips and 1 full moon clip from Numrich arms this after noon. Under $10.00 with shipping. Should have them in a few days. The new Pachmyers look/feel great. I'm gonna take those fugly grips to the local gun shop and have my dealer sell them to someone he doesn't like for $5.00.

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Since: Jan 07

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#38 Jun 18, 2013
Prep-for-Dep wrote:
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Lol. I agree about the 3 shots at a time. Kinda like keeping the plug in your shotgun to shoot at the range, or use for protection.
The cylinder will accept .45 acp without the clips and fire the rounds. Its the ejecting part that becomes difficult without the clips.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#39 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>My bestfriend of 35 years bought5 one waaaay back in the mid '70's. We use to shoot IPSC competition together in Calif,while in the Marines. We were at the range one weekend and he broke it out and asked me if I wanted to pop a few rounds off. I jumped at the chance. Wasn't too bad to fire. Recoil was a bit hefty but manageable. He was going to use it in the shoot that morning. Well,when his turn came to the first stage of fire he cracked off three rounds at the targets,3/8" steel plates,then was asked to clear and holster his pistol. Seems he had been poking holes in the targets..... Apparently a no-no. He had to borrow my back-up pistol,a Dan Wesson .357 mag to fire the course. He still has that AutoMag. Doesn't shoot it much anymore as ammo is expensive as he11(and he reloads),and parts are almost impossible to find if it breaks.
It would still look great in a glass case above my fireplace.(Drool drool drool). I have seen the schematics to one and impressed with the engineering that went into them. No wonder they cost too much to build to make a profit. Still there a chance I would sell my "left one" to purchase a new one.

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Since: Jan 07

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#40 Jun 18, 2013
Tray wrote:
<quoted text> It would still look great in a glass case above my fireplace.(Drool drool drool). I have seen the schematics to one and impressed with the engineering that went into them. No wonder they cost too much to build to make a profit. Still there a chance I would sell my "left one" to purchase a new one.
I felt the same way about the P-08 Luger. I'd drooled over them for years at gun shows. One finally showed up at my local gun shop and I eyeballed that thing for weeks. Took down the ser# and researched it on the Luger threads,gun auction sites ect. Wound up borrowing a Grand from my credit union and buying it. Got a couple spare after market mags for it. As with all Lugers they are fussy about what they eat. I found they don't like weak underpowered 115 grain American bullets. I stick to the 124 grain European stuff or the NATO equivalent.
Tray

Saltillo, MS

#41 Jun 18, 2013
okimar wrote:
<quoted text>I felt the same way about the P-08 Luger. I'd drooled over them for years at gun shows. One finally showed up at my local gun shop and I eyeballed that thing for weeks. Took down the ser# and researched it on the Luger threads,gun auction sites ect. Wound up borrowing a Grand from my credit union and buying it. Got a couple spare after market mags for it. As with all Lugers they are fussy about what they eat. I found they don't like weak underpowered 115 grain American bullets. I stick to the 124 grain European stuff or the NATO equivalent.
I've had one Luger about 30 years ago and stupid me sold it. I didn't even care to shoot it. The way the parts fit together like a jigsaw puzzle amazed me. It was hard to find a seam when closed. Amazing workmanship long before computer aided or modern design techniques. I did make money on it (money was tighter then) but if given the chance today to change my mind I would still have it. Any gun can go bang but few are works of art.

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