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The Icrontic Gun Thread

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  • jedihobbitjedihobbit Central Virginia, USA
    edited May 2011
    _k_ wrote:
    Just started shooting smallbore prone and metric matches with an Anschutz 1813 glass bedded and a Zurn barrel with a bloop-tube on it. Really incredible to shoot and see exactly how accurate some things can be.

    Shot smallbore three position as a yout a long time ago in a............:wink: With an old Mossberg "hunting rifle" with Lyman "peep" sights. Always was jealous of the cats that could affored the Anschutz and BSAs! :rolleyes:
  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    edited May 2011
    My hat is off to you. I don't think I would do very well with three position, that off hand target epp.

    The 1813 is actually my fathers. He was looking for one and ran across a friend selling one that was comparatively cheap, a situation where you know you won't find as good of a deal so you just buy it and worry about the money later. Kind of like when he ran across an unfired Garand made in the year he was born, you just do it.
  • edcentricedcentric near Milwaukee, Wisconsin Icrontian
    edited May 2011
    I sold out of firearms years ago, ammo prices.
    I still have a few long guns but haven't fired in years.

    These days it is all pellet rifles. Mostly German spring guns.
    they take care of pests also and the neighbors don't notice
  • jedihobbitjedihobbit Central Virginia, USA
    edited May 2011
    _k_ wrote:
    My hat is off to you. I don't think I would do very well with three position, that off hand target epp.............

    Just said I participated, didn't say I was good!! ;D

    BTW as some stated in the old postings.....while I shot NRA Jr. Boys Scouts was one of my training sources also.
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat I am the hatchet man, look over your shoulder Icrontian
    edited May 2011
    Oh, how could I have missed this thread for the past 2.5 yrs? I haven't met a firearm i didn't like. As long as they wasn't pointed in my direction. I have 2 HUGE safes full of all sorts of weaponry. ;) I have handguns in the single shot, semi-auto and revolver types in a wide array of calibers from .22 to a couple 454 Casul revolvers. I really like 357 and 44 mags for target work and hand load for those as well. I used to be a very "dyed in the wool" 45ACP type but have slithered into 40S&W a couple years ago. As a matter of fact my current fav semi-auto is a 40 cal Heckler&Koch P2000. It is not only as tough and accurate as they come but quite pretty as well. It is the only handgun I own that has absolutely no preferance to any one ammo. It can shoot a very tight group with as many brands and bullet weights as I can aquire at one time. That is a phenomenon I have never seen before as it will shoot the cheapest Russian crap and the best ammo to the same POI (point of impact) and just as tight.

    I have several shotguns from a single shot .410 to a monster 10ga goose gun. My favs are my italian made .410 side by side and my Ruger "English Grade" Red Label 12ga. I like shooting trap and skeet a lot with the Ruger.

    Then I have over 30 centerfire rifles in calibers like 22-250, 243 Winchester, 6.5-06, 25-06, 270, 30-06, 308 (7.62x54 NATO), 7mm Mag, 338 Winchester Mag, 375 H&H Mag, 416 Rigby and a custom 470 Capstick. I have Winchester, Remington, Sako, Galil, Valmet an a total of 3 custom built jobs.

    Here are a couple pics of my current fav, the H&K P2000.


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  • GargoyleGargoyle Purveyor of Lincoln Nightmares Illinois Icrontian
    edited May 2011
    I don't own any guns and thus have precious little to contribute to this conversation.

    But I do have this:

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    I was grinning from ear to ear the whole time. There's another one of him shooting a 40mm machine gun that's worth checking out. The largest machine gun a civilian can own.
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    edited May 2011
    I LOVE FPS Russia, but I can't get over his fake accent. I understand why he does it and that his fake accent is how he kinda got to where he is, but it still grates on my ears a bit.
  • I have a 1944 No.1 Mark 3 and I shot a grouse in the head at 100 yds. I put a 8x18 by 40mm scope on this old girl. I like the old gun but need something faster and flater shooting for the things I want to shoot at. I want to be able to hit a dime at 110 yds and not even have to think about it.
  • UPSLynxUPSLynx Top EA shill, The Dean of Computer Graphics Redwood City, CA Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    Oh hey, forgot about this thread.

    Recently I went shooting with @charshie. Had some fun with the M4A2. Brilliant weapon, extremely accurate, lightweight, smooth action. All that being said, though, the weapon did jam the first time I primed it :rolleyes:

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    Target paper was a hostage situation with the enemy behind a woman being used as a shield. I put 6/7 in his head, the 7th was just a touch outside. Counter-Terrorists win.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    Since the Springfield from my earlier post in this thread was deemed unworthy of remaining in my possession, I have just recently purchased this little gem. I have only had the opportunity to shoot it once so far (30 rounds or so) but it feels even better in my hand than the Springfield did.
  • mertesnmertesn I am Bobby Miller Yukon, OK Icrontian
    Since the Springfield from my earlier post in this thread was deemed unworthy of remaining in my possession, I have just recently purchased this little gem. I have only had the opportunity to shoot it once so far (30 rounds or so) but it feels even better in my hand than the Springfield did.
    What didn't you like about the Springfield XDM? Fits my hand perfectly.
  • RyderRyder Kalamazoo, Mi Icrontian
    It wasn't that I didn't like it, just saying that this gun fits it even better. I had the small backstrap in the Springfield and I have the small in the S&W as well. By comparison, the S&W grip just seems to conform to my hand even better. The "peaks and valleys" are all in the right place.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    Nice pistol @Ryder. I picked up another m91/30 since my last posting but that's it. I haven't been shooting in a while :(
  • MissilemanMissileman Orlando, Florida Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    I don't know how I ever missed this thread. If you ask my wife I already own every gun in the world and let people borrow them. We shoot every week without fail, reload all our own, rebuild old WWII guns, and shoot them. We also customize guns in an ongoing basis. I live and love guns :)

    My live but unpopular website: www.surplusguncollector.com Oh... I have an FFL too.

    Just posted a few videos of some of the guns being shot this last weekend.

    For the record I own an XD9 service, Remington R1 1911 45, Ruger LC9 pocket carry, S&W 586 .357mag, GSG 1911 .22, Beretta 92FS 9mm, an original russian Makorov, a SCCY CPX-1 9mm, and that's all for handguns.

    I'm currently working on restoring an Oviedo (Spanish) 1896 7mm mauser. I also am converting a Russian Saiga .223 back to an AK74 configuration with a folding aluminum stock (about $200 to go).

  • ChipChip Dallas Member
    Hey Buddyj ... the the rest of ya'll (who are wondering who is this Chip guy)
    Sadly, no gun purchases for me as of late. I'm getting the hankering, though. I'm saving up cash and ready to use the "... Honey, Obama may get re-elected" excuse to hit the gun show.
  • TushonTushon I'm scared, Coach Alexandria, VA Icrontian
    I'm saving up cash and ready to use the "... Honey, Obama may get re-elected" excuse to hit the gun show.
    teehee
  • primesuspectprimesuspect Beepin n' Boopin Detroit, MI Icrontian
    Chip is userid 10 :D

    Hi Chip! LONG time no see
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    Oh cool @missileman. I didn't know you were into milsurps. That's my main thing. I'm a C&R holder so I'm one of the few people who gets excited with the though of stripping cosmoline out of an old WW2-era stock. I'd love to see photos of your 7mm mauser.

    @chip I was thinking about that the other day. Hopefully this election cycle we won't see ammo prices and black rifles skyrocket in price like last time. It took 18 months (at least) following the last election for prices to come back to almost normal. Now that I'm engaged, I don't have the cash to go stock up on much. LOL. :D
  • MissilemanMissileman Orlando, Florida Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    Here's the before pictures. http://www.surplusguncollector.com/27/need-help-identifying-a-spanish-oviedo-mauser/


    I had to run an electronic bore cleaner for 4 days to get the rust out of the bore. I'm waiting on a bore gauge to see if I need to make it an 8mm Mauser before I shoot it :)
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    Oooh cool. I'd like one like that some day.
  • GHoosdumGHoosdum Icrontian
    I just received a photo of what my Ruger is looking like right now.

    I miss it... it's in Virginia and I'm in California. I sent it along with a friend for safekeeping when I moved to antigunland. The scope is his addition.
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat I am the hatchet man, look over your shoulder Icrontian
    A couple of weeks ago I bought a Sako TRG-42(S) in .338 Lapua. This is a long range target/sniper rifle capable of MOA groups out to 1200m. It is used by several armies as their primary sniper rig. I have it fitted with a 4-12x50 Schmitt and Bender Tacticle scope. So far I have shot 2.5" groups @ 1500m.

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  • _k_k P-Town, Texas Icrontian
    Needs a sling.
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat I am the hatchet man, look over your shoulder Icrontian
    edited Feb 2012
    About a week earlier I got a new shotgun, known as the s12 Chaos w/ H&K option. It is a semi-custom 12 Ga on a AK style action in semi-auto with a rocker trigger that makes it faster than a semi-auto but not an auto at all. It holds 11 rounds and I got 3 magazines when I purchased it. image
  • MissilemanMissileman Orlando, Florida Icrontian
    Wow !!!! Somebody who spends more on guns than me !!! I must go show the wife. Maybe it'll relieve me a little bit.

    Really nice guns Mt_Goat. Makes me want a sniper, but with 300 meters max it would waste a lot of paper shooting through the same hole all day.
  • BuddyJBuddyJ Dept. of Propaganda OKC Icrontian
    ooh I like that Sako. Last time I was at the range a guy let me shoot his SSG 3000 in exchange for shooting my m91/30. Not exactly a fair trade but I recognized how kind he was being. Hyper accurate rifles are one of my most favorite things with regards to firearms.

    And that S12 Chaos makes all the so-called "custom" Saigas look like jokes. I bet it's a blast to shoot. Probably pops pumpkins really well.
  • ChipChip Dallas Member
    This thread has GOT to be on an FBI Watch-List now. :)
  • Mt_GoatMt_Goat I am the hatchet man, look over your shoulder Icrontian
    If anyone is wondering, the ammo I am shooting in the 338 Lapua is 300gr BTHP @ 2,88fps! I tried some of the 250gr BTSP ammo @ 2.950fps and found it to not be near as accurate at long range due to the lack of weight and BC (ballistic coefficient) in comparisson.
    This thread has GOT to be on an FBI Watch-List now.
    At least I am not on any watch lists, except my competition. Being a retired sniper has its privleges. ;)

    Neither of my two new toys has detracted from my love of my H&K P2000 in .40 S&W (posted earlier).

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  • GuppyGuppy Warren, MI Icrontian
    Bought a Ruger GP100 (4") today. Hoping to get out the range in the next couple of days to put a few rounds through it.

    If I finish cleaning up my Mosin, I'll bring that along too.
  • Creeperbane2Creeperbane2 Victorian Scoundrel Indianapolis, IN Icrontian
    Chip said:

    This thread has GOT to be on an FBI Watch-List now. :)


    Hi NSA how are you!

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