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Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
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Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Purchasing tips for P53 Enfields and Snider-Enfields? Kind of want to pick up one somewhere down the line.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Good poo poo.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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poopgiggle posted:

I will again paraphrase Caleb Giddings

Maybe don't, especially in the newbie thread.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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poopgiggle posted:

I don't get it.

If you're giving advice to novice shooters, citing someone who put his ego ahead of good judgment and made a fool of himself in public seems counter-productive.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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poopgiggle posted:

a) Caleb is a demonstrably good shooter who also has figured out that pissing off idiots makes him youtube money. The second doesn't invalidate the first.
b) Paul Harrel's content is trash aimed at low-information gun owners and I can't really fault anyone who points that out.

You seem awfully fixated on Paul Harrell, who I didn't mention and wasn't planning to. I'm sure Caleb Giddings is a good shooter, but after seeing how he behaves to get attention I frankly don't give a gently caress. Larry Vickers is supposedly a good shooter but he's also a racist blowhard who endorsed snake oil and if you cited him I'd tell you to depart posthaste.

Since you brought it up again, there's one other point I need to touch on:

poopgiggle posted:

Lucas Botkin (T-Rex Arms): he finally entered a 3-gun match, not even a super competitive one, and zeroed it. Came in like 200th place. Do not look to him as a source of shooting technique.

This Lucas Botkin of T-Rex Arms, who earned a place in the OPs of the Racism, authoritarianism etc. thread for being "a homophobe that belongs to a fundamentalist Christian organization that sees women as breeding stock to guard against Satan and nothing more"?

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Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Knowing your ideal price range would help, but for a basic carbine you could do worse than a Ruger AR-556, S&W M&P-15, or some combination of pre-assembled upper and lower halves from Aero Precision. Palmetto State Armory used to be one of the go-to budget brands but the quality slipped and they've had an ongoing problem with customers' credit cards getting compromised.

If you haven't checked it out yet, we have an AR-15 megathread that can give you lots more options.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Aluminum frame + steel slide combos have been around for a good while now. 1911s, SIGs, post-WWII P38s, and some of the classic S&W autoloaders, just to name a few.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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So they sold you a Mini-30 and neither you nor they ever looked at the markings on the gun itself?

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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You're doing the rock-and-lock when you insert a mag, right?

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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What are/how long are the live rounds you're trying to load? I don't know about the Mini-14 specifically but some .223 rifles have trouble feeding rounds above a certain OAL.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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New Concept Hole posted:

After reviewing the wiki list of users, I am compelled to point out Bermuda's Nat'l Guard replaced the Mini-14 with the L85A2, which is perhaps the most scathing indictment of the Mini-14 I've ever seen.

I'd say that's more a scathing indictment of British colonial policy.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
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but it's Century Arms.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

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HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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moths posted:

I'm considering this if the "safety" is really just a platitude to get it into the country.

That's exactly what it is. Pistol imports are regulated by a points system instituted to discourage anyone from bringing in guns the lower classes could afford. Features like safeties or adjustable sights, even lovely just-for-appearance ones, count towards the necessary score.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Scud Hansen posted:

I want to start building parts kits, here's some dumb questions:

* What's a good kit to start with?
* I want to build a Suomi KP31 kit, how hard is this?

I'm gonna have to buy a lot of tools but I am OK with that.

* Glock or AR-15.
* Hard. You will need to be able to machine and weld steel parts.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Plastic Pal posted:

I know Ruger 10/22 is wimpy fuddy-duddy way unhip & all

I don't know what kind of slack-jawed goober told you that, but a 10/22 is a perfectly fine first gun.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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MazeOfTzeentch posted:

I have a lot of .22 rifles, to the point that buying a 10/22 would be pretty redundant in my collection.

I have a perfectly fine 10/22, but I kind of want another one. And a .22 AR. And a .22 Lee-Enfield.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




Curious to see how much work one of those kits actually takes.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




Post pictures before you start cutting anything.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Clearly ir35 has too much salt in his diet and needs to cut back on drinking travelers' tears.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




Captain Log posted:

We don't specifically have a women's thread and we should fix that.

We've had unofficial/de facto ones in the past, but AFAIK there weren't enough active women on the forum to keep them going.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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Range goober in the sense of someone being dumb or unsafe on the firing line? Yeah, but over time it degenerated into politically charged toxic slapfights.

That stuff could probably go in the tacticlol thread, or maybe the racism thread if it's that flavor of dumb.

Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
410,757,864,530 SHELLS FIRED




human garbage bag posted:

I want to buy a Mosin-Nagant carbine and found one online for $625, is that a reasonable price? Also is there a list of sites somewhere that are good places to go when shopping for guns? Right now I'm just googling and going down the list.

Some thoughts in no specific order:
  • Mosins are a lot more expensive than they used to be, such that generic Soviet ones are not really worth it unless you specifically want one of those.
  • That said, you can still find Soviet M91/30s and M44s, and postwar Warsaw Pact M44s, for well under $625 if you watch Gunbroker for a bit.
  • $625 can also get you a decent Finnish one.
  • Don't buy from Classic Firearms.

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Somebody Awful
Nov 27, 2011

BORN TO DIE
HAIG IS A FUCK
Kill Em All 1917
I am trench man
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No. You get a bunch of hollowpoint rounds, from a brand known to be of good quality, and practice thoroughly to ensure that (a) your gun runs reliably with them and (b) you can shoot for poo poo should you actually find yourself in a lethal force situation.

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