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    Jon Boat motor

    Got an old 12-32 Aluminum jon boat, 12 ft long x 32 inch at bottom, that I picked up for free. Turns out getting title is more money and effort then it's worth, so rather then throw good money after bad, I'm considering picking up a 1436 or possible 1542 Aluminum jon boat. My plan for the...
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    This evening, I ordered a Faxon 16" 300 Blk "Gunner profile" carbine gas barrel. Last week, I picked up a set of Hornady Custom grade 300 blk dies; got 1 pound of SW Blackout, primers, and a couple hundred 160gr/180gr/200gr cast lead powder coated bullets. Just got get brass; or a bunch of 223...
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    I can help him with process, and my personal thoughts on equipment (other then a press that does 50bmg), but I think he would be best with a progressive for normal/small rounds, and a simple single stage on 50bmg. Not judging anyone, but, if I'm pulling the trigger on a 50; I want to be 100%...
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    Got a question for reloaders, not for me, more for a friend who wants to get started; If you wanted to primarily reload 223/40s&w AND 50 BMG; what press options would you have? I know Redding and maybe a couple others have a 50BMG length press, but the dies are a large (1-1/4"?) diameter; do...
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    Couple weeks ago, I loaded up a mid range load of IMR4895 and 150gr Hornady Interloks, in 308, 43.5grs. Got 1.607" at 100 yards. Normally, I would be slightly annoyed, or atleast not too happy, but being that I bought this bullet for no other reason then white tail deer, at max of 150 yards, and...
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    Speaking of big bore levers, last Sunday, I went to Rural King, and stopped at gun counter. They had a Henry 45-70, 16" barrel, very nice looking gun, but... I think it was $1049, the barrel was scratched up in several areas, down to bare steel, from the metal racks they keep guns in. I did...
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    Anyone have thoughts on Faxon 300 Blk barrel, 16", for Ar15? I've heard ok to good things about Faxon, but never specifically in 300 Blk. It's specifically the "Gunner Profile" with Carbine gas.
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    What's everyone's preferred 308 Win projectile for white tails? My Ruger doesn't seem to shoot great with 168/180s; so I've got some 150 Hornday Interlocks. Haven't seen much for hunting projectiles in the 150ish grain range in stock when I've made any orders. Wouldn't mind maybe some GMXs or...
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Right now right now, Midway USA
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    On the subject of today's trigger time; I've been messing around with 60gr Hornady Vmax in 223; and tried 24.3grs at 2.305" oal, with CCI450s; got 1.06" and 0.983" @ 100 yards. Not for anything in specific; but a fairly affordable projectile, with affordable powder; general purpose round for...
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    For the guy looking for a new scope on a 22LR, Cabelas/Bass Pro has their line of scopes on sale till like June 20th. I dont need it, but I might get a 1-8x24 Cabelas Covenant AR SFP for $199. If I do, it would probably live on a lever action 22
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    I would look for an adjustable side parallax. I was surprised how bright the Vortex Vanquish 3-9×40 is, but it doesn't have the adjustable parallax. Athlon has an excellent warranty, and gives Vortex a run for the money. Not cheap crap. Take a look at Athlon Talos 3-12×40. I believe all the...
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    Coil Roofing Nailers

    After action report; finished the roof. Nail gun did good, roughly 10k nails driven; did have a problem with fairly often (1 in 20ish) double firing, which was annoying. I'm happy with the Wen, and would buy it again. I used 7200 1-3/4" coil nails (Metabo) and maybe 2000-3000 1-1/4" nails...
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    Finally saw primers back on Midway, $99/1000 for SRMPs. Ended up ordering them with some misc other small stuff. Its funny, they went away, back when the craziness started, then seemed to come back for a month or two, then went away again. Not thrilled with the price, but happy to seem them in...
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    My wife doesn't mind guns, and I've bought her two through the years, but she doesn't Like them, as in, she doesn't enjoy shooting, she probably shot a magazine to 3 threw each of them, but its just not her thing. It's not a recoil thing, she's shot her brothers 45, and wasn't bothered by it. I...
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    Coil Roofing Nailers

    I ending up getting the Wen 61783 from Amazon for $93. Looks like Harbor Freight discontinued their Central Penumatic cheap one, and the next level up was more money, and didn't include a case.
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    Coil Roofing Nailers

    I guess one detail I left out about the roof in general; we plan on selling house in a few years; so longevity isn't a major concern. I do know that a 2nd layer isn't ideal, but it is allowed by code, and makes planning around weather, and work; doing a few 100 sf in the evening easier. Yes, I...
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    Coil Roofing Nailers

    Yes I did; and if I had some more time to get things together, I absolutely would.
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    Coil Roofing Nailers

    With my Insurance, Citizens, it's a state run insurance company of last resort here in FL; we got a letter in mid Jan that we had to have a new roof by mid May. We didn't see the letter till about 2 weeks ago; so thats the time urgency. We did have the option of paying for an inspection, and if...
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    Coil Roofing Nailers

    I am going to have to reshingle my house in the next month (insurance problems) and I am going with a 2nd layer of 3 tab asphalt shingles. Home is roughly 1500 square foot roof area. I want a coil roofing nailer, without breaking the bank. Gun will be used for this roof, and possibly 2 or 3 more...
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    The cast and PC bullets are not gad checked, and ran at very low velocity. They are all sized .309. I probably will try them again in the future, but for now, gonna stick with jacketed bullets.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    This afternoon I once again tried 160gr Lee cast lead PC and 200gr Lee cast lead PC bullets in 308, and was amazed by how bad this Ruger shoots any lead bullets I've tried. Anyways, came back in and noticed I have 3 very similar bullets; Hornady 168gr BTHP, Hornady 168gr Amax, and Speer 168gr...
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    Most of the online sellers are limiting to 2 lbs of any specific powder or single 8 lbs jugs, when/if available. I did order 2 lbs of IMR4895 a few months back for, I think $35/lb; plus haz and shipping, probably came out around $45-50 per lbs total. I'm a cheap skate, and don't normally want...
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    Not defending price gougers, but... his normally (pre 2020) was around $45/pound, so 33% increase over 2 years, isn't that crazy. For single pounds, you can't pay shipping and hazmat and powder for less then that. The primers, I don't know that $10/100 is That bad, they are $8/100 online; but...
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    If any north FLa guys are looking for powder or primers. The Hodgdon powders are around $60/pound and primers between $11 to $14/100, but... I should note; I'm not Remotely affiliated with them, but I have bought powder and primers from them. Small reloading shop, good people, but they have...
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    So I picked up my son a stripped upper reciever. He is leaning towards putting it together as a 300blk, but might go towards a 350 Legend. He's going to start out pinning it to my rifle lower. Any barrels, 16" or longer, you guys have good or bad, experience with in 300Blk or 350Leg? To start...
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    I spent probably 45 minutes going cross eyed trying to make pictures threw a scope, and came to the conclusion, I just don't have the stuff to do it. The mount I 3d printed doesn't lock well, and there is no way to adjust space of phone to eye piece, and the picture view, when you could get...
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    "What scopes are you planning on comparing? Are you doing it for your own benefit, or do you have a blog?" 100% for my own benefit, but if I could take half way decent pictures, that show a difference, I will share them. There are thousands of reviews online, but I don't know if its technology...
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    Follow up, from Vortex site, its a 1" tube, but it is in MOA. Doesn't look like rezeroable turrents, but I do feel Vortex is more of a known item.
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    I do see Academy Sports has a Vortex Eagle (not strike eagle or Golden eagle; seems only offered at Academy) 4-16×44 SF for like $299; and then a $150 rebate. When I got the email, I considered returning the WestHunter, and using the money to buy the Vortex. Zero reviews on Academy, and not...
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    There was a short break in the rain, enough to pull everything out, just as it started to rain again... I have a Vortex Vanquish 3-9×40 (moa) Athlon Argos 3-15×40 or 44? (moa) Athlon Neos 6-18×40 (moa) Nikon 4-12×40 (moa) Simmons 3-9×40 (30mm tube) (mil) Westhunter 4-16×44 (30mm tube, only...
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    Between rain, and the difficulty of taking cell phone pics through a scope, I haven't been able to do much this week. I still want to try to set up half a dozen scopes, side by side, for visual quality alone.
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I think the default answer would be a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6 for around $400. The Crossfire II 1-4 is a lot cheaper, and I've heard good things about "Swamp Fox Optics" and the new series of Bushnell. With the Bushnell, you can get a 1-8 for $365; so more scope for less money then Vortex, but...
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    I just got in a new scope. I needed a higher mag scope for the 308, and didn't want to break the bank. I decided to try a WestHunter 4-16×44 FFP. Had my reservation about it, and didn't like that it only comes in Mil turrets. They where $120ish on Ebay or $140 on Amazon, with 30mm rings. I...
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    Anyone on here use GRT Gordon's Reloafing Tool. I downloaded it, and played with it some, but have always used published data from other sources. Anyone trust it enough to use their data without some back up published info?
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    TODAY'S GUN TIME

    I've picked up SRP and SRMP recently, limit 300; prices between $11-15/100. Midway has had CCi400, BR4, and CCI41 multiple times over last 3 months, but they are 90/1000; plus shipping and Hazmat
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    I really wish I had gotten one of those Vepr's with the wood stock, thumb hole, in 6.5G when they where, what, $450. Now they are $1200. All of this BS is hurting my guns and ammo prices. I'd happily trade most of western Europe for better Russian imports.
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    I get the history side; but M1 I've just never liked compared to other guns. I dont like the clips; the stock is oddly wide; and they are heavy and front heavy compared to a similar bolt action. They Can be accurate, but often you want me do a Lot of work to get them that way. Another deal...
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    Looks like the only Garands they have in stock are $1000; and have new commercial stocks. Personally, I wouldn't pay $1k for a Garand; but lots of people seem to love them.
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    Yes, they sell old M1 Garands, 1911s, maybe M1A's, not sure about M1 Carbines that the military is throwing away. They are graded, and many are refurbished. They Are not cheap, but if your into that kinda stuff; they are worth looking into. I am not sure, but I want to say, they either do or...
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    For anyone who hasn't been bitten by the can bug, you can get a 30 cal magnum rated suppressor, direct thread, not full auto rated, for around $600 plus stamp. They make shooting Way more enjoyable. Odinworks Baja 30, is $449+$200 tax.
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    The 200gr cast PC bullets key holed at 50 yards. I think I'm gonna leave the cast lead alone until I get a good jacketed load nailed down.
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    Today I caught an ad for $45.25 AR stripped upper at Midway, so I ordered that, couple pounds of IMR4895, 100 168gr Speer BTHPs, and a 308 load data book. At Academy, I picked up some 308 AICS mags, and 100 Hornady 168gr AMax. Earlier this week, I stopped at local reloading shop to ask about...
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    I'm going to check my semi local reloading shop for trail boss. They are very high on all the Alliant and Hodgdon powders, but I would like to pick up a couple cans to play around with. I've done Titegroup 223 before, but frankly, I don't like the idea of 9.5grs in a 308 case that is designed...
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    Those 160gr Lee PC over H4895 shot like Luke warm dog poop. Got my new 200gr Lee mold, and decided to try something on the weird side, 9.5gr Titegroup.
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    The can of H4895, still has price tag, and it was $36.99, and I remember, clearly, feeling ripped of in 2019 when I paid that; next to that I've got a pound of SW Precison, with a $52/pound price tag on it from a couple months ago... Last primers I bought, CCI 450 SRMP, where $14.95/100. Only...
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    I found a toaster oven on the side of the road years ago, made a basket out of the metal mesh in a microwave door, and got HF Black (by mistake, apparently it is abrasive) and some cheap white PC. Messed with what all the cool guys use, a sour creme bowl and static, had nearly zero luck...
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    I have, and they aren't impressive. There is atleast +/-0.5gr weights in the bullets. I see guys online claiming great results with cast lead; but I would be happy if its 2.5" or less at 100 yards.
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    Loaded up some 308, with Lee 160gr Cast Powder coated bullets(Lee 312 mold, sized down to 310, then 309), over 31.5gr H4895, just as a first test of cast lead in this rifle. Also got in a new Lee 2 cavity 200gr 309 mold.
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    I didn't request to cancel. I think Ebay just makes a sell list a readon to cancel. I've had pretty good luck on ebay over the years, but its gone from an online yard sale, to mostly corporate sellers now.
 
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