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CD MCKINNEY

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  1. You are correct i misread the recoil spring weight [not wearing glasses] however I do take issue with the 18.5 recoil spring as that allows too much rearward impact. I have experimented with a number of spring combinations and the heaviest loads [and] found the 20# recoil, 26 or 28# mainspring [with flat firing pin stop] gives the best performance and least stress function. I actually do switch to 18.5 recoil spring when I shoot "plinking rounds" as they tend to not work well with the 20# spring. The mainspring weight can be a little more subjective due to your particular guns' trigger pull, and I wouldn't go under 26 and [actually] with your 18.5 / 25 combo I would suggest that you definitely take the mainspring to 28#
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    I was going to do a "SBR" - AR15 last year but I didn't want to deal with the cost, wait and hassle involved. It's better here than in other states [to get an SBR] but I decided a upper with a 14.5" barrel w/ a 1.5" suppressor was short enough, and with a collapsible stock that's a pretty compact weapon. Also, the power/accuracy is not lessened as with the SBR.
  3. I have a "S.D." lower I put a Spikes Tactical upper on and I would put them at the top of the list for quality. I did a firearm transfer with Jeff Covino @ AZ Armory and it was smooth and fast.
  4. I have owned and/or shot just about every pistol/revolver made and I only use the 1911. I have them in .45 acp [several barrel sizes] and 10MM, and I carry the 10mm for the extra benefits over the .45 acp. I have a pocket North American Arms .380 acp I carry when my dress prohibits carrying one of my 1911's and other than that my other "weapons" are AR15's, AR10's and my .450 Marlin. There just isn't another handgun that is better than the 1911 for me and if I need more "power" than my 10MM I'll defer to my rifles. Dan Wesson [pre-CZ] PM10-S
  5. If you're "talking bears" my .450 Marlin guide gun is fast and WAY powerful; I like the 350 gr jacketed flat nose rounds [2,000 fps/3,200 ftlbs] for power with control.
  6. I carry my Dan Wesson [pre-CZ] PM10-S [iWB] loaded with "Double Tap" 200 gr. XTP/JHP's [1300/700] which is a hunting round, but I prefer to have "maximum power" in my CCW weapon.
  7. The "test site" will only verify the web address you enter, and the "main page" of "ar15.com" was working. If you would have entered the "forums" address [or others] it would have shown them down, as they were. I assume you must be new to computers.....
  8. When in doubt about a website and/or your connection use this: http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/#
  9. I was pondering getting a "large bore" upper for my AR15 to use as a "out in the woods defensive" weapon, but I decided to go with a Marlin 1895M lever action "Guide Gun". The larger "AR15 calibers" just don't give anywhere near the necessary power/ballistics of the .450 Marlin, and a lever action carbine is very accurate, light, very fast and dependable. The larger bears require major power and you only get a few shots when they charge you, so the 5 rounds in my 1895M are plenty and I can draw the rifle fast.
  10. I do agree that shot placement is the best "guarantee" of "stopping" somebody, and anything that hits you in the head is bad, but the reason I CCW [iWB] my 10MM with the 200 gr XTP "hunting rounds" is to be able to defend myself against the "unknowns" which can defeat smaller calibers; thick clothing, helmets, barriers, longer range, etc. I mean who can say what "scenario" you might find yourself in, and isn't it better to be prepared ? I used to just carry my 1911 - 10MM when I was out in "the country", but after seeing a number of stories about wild hogs, bears, mountain lions, wild dogs, etc. I decided I would be better prepared [out there] with this: Marlin 1895M - .450 Marlin with Hornady 350 gr FP's [2000/3200] This rifle is a "cannon", but with the ported barrel and "Limbsaver" butt-pad it's easily handled, fast and accurate, [and] only about 7 pounds which is pretty nice. This rifle drips with "stopping power" and nothing walking, crawling or flying can match it.
  11. The only problem I've ever had with Double Tap is their prices; not that they're unreasonable for their product, I have just been able to buy their ammo new from private parties for half the cost and less. I just scored 800 rounds [16 boxes] of several different loads from a guy locally for $350, and I've even bought multiple boxes at a pawn shop for only $10 each. Now that's the way to buy....
  12. Actually your .450 Bushmaster would have about 1,000 ft lbs of energy less than the .450 marlin, and in Alaska [with the size of bears there] you would be under gunned. The 10 - 12 rounds you have really don't matter because most "bear charges" only give you the time for 1 or 2 [maybe 3] shots, so you need a lot more energy [and about 100 grains more bullet] to be adequately armed. Sure, you could get lucky and make a perfect shot that drops the bear, but the chance of that is very thin and there is a much better chance you would be lunch.
  13. I picked up this like new Armalite AR10 for $600 at a local pawn shop.
  14. I knew that and [also] I only shoot my .450 Marlin just enough to stay reasonably proficient, and not for sport. I don't really enjoy shooting it and I consider it to be only an "emergency weapon", to be used exclusively when I'm out in the wilderness and about to be torn to shreds by a big, maniac, charging animal with a bad attitude. So that .50 [or the .457 Magnum] would certainly not be on my list of guns I would want to shoot.
  15. I've looked at that .50 before and I do not see that I would ever need that much rifle, and even with porting my 18.5" .450 Marlin has a nice kick; I imagine the .50 would be ridiculous. Also, I do not see the value in the $2,230.00 price and the ammo must be very costly. I might consider getting one if I ever went to Africa to hunt Elephants though.
  16. I just picked up this Marlin 1895M - .450 Marlin rifle in like new condition for only $300 out the door, so this will be another "hiking/camping/woods" gun I'll be using. This rifle is a real cannon, but with the porting and "Limbsaver" stock pad it fires 350 gr FP's [2100/3300] with accuracy and easy handling, and at only weighing 7 lbs. and 37" long it's a fast/convenient "kill anything in North America" weapon.
  17. I wouldn't be "browsing" through any part of the country where there are [or could be] bears unless I had the right weapon to effectively dispatch them, and I'm not going to "hope" if "something happens" that my 10MM "might do the job"; this seems unwise to me. I do a lot of hiking in places where there could be bears and I carry my 1911 - 10MM, but I also either carry my Marlin 45/70 or my AR15 with a .458 SOCOM upper, which are both reasonably lite weapons that will DEFINITELY drop a bear in his tracks. I prefer to accept a little less "comfort" to be well prepared, which makes perfect sense to me.
  18. I carry my Dan Wesson [pre-CZ] PM10-S - 10MM every day [iWB] and loaded with Double Tap 200 gr. XTP/JHP's [1300/700] not only do I hit what I aim at , but I also kill the hell out of it
  19. I carry a Dan Wesson (pre-CZ) PM10-S - 5" loaded with Double tap 200 gr XTP/JHP's daily for CCW (IWB). The "200 XTP" is considered more of a "hunting round", but when I start shooting I want plenty of power and I do not want to be handicapped by "obstacles" or other "possibilities" as you never know what is going to happen once all the shooting starts and where it might go. A bullet exiting a person has much less (original) velocity, so the damage it is capable of doing is greatly reduced, and the vast majority of "innocents" are injured by "missed shots" not "over penetration shots" making the issue (to me) moot and not worth the worry. I choose to have a lot of power, stay proficient and choose my shots carefully, which is the best insurance against any undesirable results when the lead hits the air.
  20. I carry a Dan Wesson (pre-CZ) PM10-S - 5" loaded with Double tap 200 gr XTP/JHP's [1300/700] daily for CCW (IWB). The "200 XTP" is considered more of a "hunting round", but when I start shooting I want plenty of power and I do not want to be handicapped by "obstacles" or other "possibilities" as you never know what is going to happen once all the shooting starts and where it might go. A bullet exiting a person has much less (original) velocity, so the damage it is capable of doing is greatly reduced, and the vast majority of "innocents" are injured by "missed shots" not "over penetration shots" making the issue (to me) moot and not worth the worry. I choose to have a lot of power, stay proficient and choose my shots carefully, which is the best insurance against any undesirable results when the lead hits the air.
  21. I like the the 75 grain OTM's, [Privi Partizan] as they perforrm very accurately from my 16" mid-length CMMG. I'm going to reload the brass after I finish "spraying" the factory loads; it's good brass.
  22. DPMS Panther Arms AP4; about 10#, very accurate for hunting while having devastating tactical uses AND .308 ammo is everywhere.
  23. DPMS Panther Arms AP4; about 10# loaded with 168 gr OTM's and does the job nicely.
  24. That was the weekend of my birthday, and I always buy myself a gun on my birthday [Christmas too] but I no longer waste my time or money at these "events". They have nothing new that I can't get online [usually cheaper] AND I find all of the used items I want on "Backpage" & "Az Shooting". Also, I have been able to sell things easily on "Backpage", "Az Shooting", "Gunbroker" or "Auction Arms"; so why should I even think about these over-priced, over-crowded and over-hyped "Gun Shows" ? No thanks, I'll keep my money and sanity with me. I got this at a local pawn shop for $750 out the door:
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