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srjdsmith last won the day on September 24 2020

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    Hunting, shooting, reloading, fishing, church, my wife and kids

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  1. I don’t get this. I don’t frequent many lgs, but the ones I have been to are always armed. Why would they need to say, “I’d shoot back.”? Doesn’t that gun on your hip already say that? If not, take it off. A “friend” at GlockTalk (the only other board I follow) had a buddy killed in that attack. He posted that it happened, and that he had friends there, but no word on who... Then when names were released, he confirmed one fatality was his friend. Sad.
  2. I thought about the Ruger carbine, then I built an AR instead. I really like my 9mm PCC and I have found it very reliable. From the first outing, I haven’t had a single FTF or other misfire. I thought about making it my home def piece in the bedroom wall safe, but opted for the 5.56 that I originally built and proved for that purpose. Also, it’s a 16” and there’s no maneuverability advantage, as they’re both 16”. I am on the verge of building an AR pistol for that purpose but... 1) caliber? 5.56? 9mm? .300 Blackout? 2) Going to have to run some serious ammo through it before I can trust it, and these days... I once heard Hickock45 say that the only gun he’d trust-out-of-box for self defense is a Glock. I’m no Hickock45. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. I love this guy. I love coveting his equipment and watching him take- and make- impossible shots. His $hit-eating grin when he whacks a pigeon across the barnyard in high wind... He calls his YouTube channel ‘Ted’s HoldOver’ Maybe since it doesn’t involve gunpowder YouTube will leave it there.
  4. I mean, I have a few rounds laid up, and I buy when I can- and when it’s not $2.00 a round. With a move, and subsequent remodeling projects, any reloading supplies I have haven’t been used for a while now- so I’m still stocked for a while. But if I return to shooting at 2019 rates, I could shoot through my stock before I expect to be able to fully replenish them. I guess I wish Hornady, Federal... would talk about what can be done with the ammo they can actually make and sell... Sorry. I’m a hopeless pragmatist.
  5. Like this: https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2021/2/22/6-new-ammo-loads-for-2021/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=insider&utm_campaign=0221 Why do they bother? Why do the companies “roll out” fresh offerings, and why does ‘Shooting Illustrated’ publish the article? I’ll never find those new loads, and when I do, I’ll have long since have forgotten about this article. Maybe the manufacturers should spend their development budget on developing ammo that can be made available when more traditional offerings get scarce.
  6. Thanks. I’ll tell him. I don’t think, for now, I’m ready to enter the .224 arena, but I’ll tell my shooting buddy. Also, I still have a few Valk brass that I told Greg about. My brass is a mess, since the move, but one of these days when the kitchen is done...
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  9. Good morning John ”Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” -Buckaroo Banzai Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  10. I have some lowers and uppers (LR size) I’ll be watching this thread. Please post progress and pictures. I mused about .243 or 6.5 CM or .308 But I think a .243 should be a light, trim rifle (I still miss my Ruger mod.77r). And everyone here said don’t do the 6.5 .308 is long range, powerful, big game worthy, common and ‘easy’ to buy for (before panic buying), accurate... I’ll be interested to see what you do.
  11. Parkerized? or black nitride?
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