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Re: 🔫 Death-Stick Power Object Of The Day
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2018, 05:16:30 AM »
Hey Eddie!  How is $370 for that Remington Short Barrel Shotgun as a price, no shipping?  They have it ON SALE right now at 3 Bears!  :icon_sunny:

Is it a BUY?

Call me Mississsippi. Even a Cripple can't miss with that one.  :icon_mrgreen:

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Tube Magazine.  I'll have to think about it.

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A bit high for the lower 48, but probably a buy in AK. I paid $299. Tube magazine or box magazine? I'd rate the box mag worth a few bucks more if you needed to ever sell it, because it's new and different.
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Re: Death-Stick Power Object Of The Day
« Reply #61 on: June 02, 2018, 06:57:51 PM »
I shot one of the ersatz Navy Colts today. I had loaded the powder and balls previously, but the guns are not considered loaded and ready to fire until the percussion caps are placed, which I did when I was in a safe spot at the stead. It also happened to be the first time the pups have ever heard a gun, because I seldom actually practice shooting. When I do practice, I prefer the air guns, which are fine for practice and cost less and aren't that noisy. It's a different report than a modern firearm. You hear the cap before you hear the powder, definitely a ka-boom instead of a boom.

Moxie and Bandit weren't too happy, and trotted off a safe distance. Wylie, a true pacifist, headed for the creek and it took me several minutes of calling him to get him to return. LOL.

It was fun! I'm not any better pistol shot with these guns than I ever was, but the .44's loaded with 25 Grains of Pyrodex (it's not real black powder but a cheaper substitute) don't kick much and aren't that loud. Much quieter than my modern pistols. Since the guns I bought have brass frames, I plan to never use much powder, in the interest of not wearing them out. 25 grains isn't much.

Point of order. I should have bought the steel frame version, which cost a bit more than I paid, but lasts forever. I didn't realize brass frames (which look cool) are a way for the manufacturers to cut cost. I wouldn't have thought there'd be much difference, but that's the consensus from what I read. These revolvers, loaded to their limits, should stand up to repeated shooting with up to 40 grain loads. But the shiny brass-framed "Confederate" versions do not.

I practiced that famous Wild Bill Hickok shot where you use your left arm for a rest. He once killed a gambler named Davis Tutt in a gunfight at a distance of about 75 yards with one of his Navy Colts using that style of shot. He was tried for murder, but acquitted by a jury, after the judge told them the law clearly said he was guilty but they that could decide to ignore the law if they thought he acted in self-defense.

That shot leaves powder burns on your arm, btw. I couldn't hit the broad side of the barn at 75 yards with one of these, but at 20 yards I didn't do too bad.



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« Reply #62 on: June 02, 2018, 07:09:35 PM »
I shot one of the ersatz Navy Colts today. I had loaded the powder and balls previously, but the guns are not considered loaded and ready to fire until the percussion caps are placed, which I did when I was in a safe spot at the stead. It also happened to be the first time the pups have ever heard a gun, because I seldom actually practice shooting. When I do practice, I prefer the air guns, which are fine for practice and cost less and aren't that noisy. It's a different report than a modern firearm. You hear the cap before you hear the powder, definitely a ka-boom instead of a boom.

Moxie and Bandit weren't too happy, and trotted off a safe distance. Wylie, a true pacifist, headed for the creek and it took me several minutes of calling him to get him to return. LOL.

It was fun! I'm not any better pistol shot with these guns than I ever was, but the .44's loaded with 25 Grains of Pyrodex (it's not real black powder but a cheaper substitute) don't kick much and aren't that loud. Much quieter than my modern pistols. Since the guns I bought have brass frames, I plan to never use much powder, in the interest of not wearing them out. 25 grains isn't much.

Point of order. I should have bought the steel frame version, which cost a bit more than I paid, but lasts forever. I didn't realize brass frames (which look cool) are a way for the manufacturers to cut cost. I wouldn't have thought there's be much difference, but that's the consensus from what I read. These revolvers, loaded to their limits, should stand up to repeated shooting with up to 40 grain loads. But the shiny brass-framed "Confederate" versions do not.

I practiced that famous Wild Bill Hickok shot where you use your left arm for a rest. He once killed a gambler named Davis Tutt in a gunfight at a distance of about 75 yards with one of his Navy Colts using that style of shot. He was tried for murder, but acquitted by a jury, after the judge told them the law clearly said he was guilty but they that could decide to ignore the law if they thought he acted in self-defense.

That shot leaves powder burns on your arm, btw. I couldn't hit the broad side of the barn at 75 yards with one of these, but at 20 yards I didn't do too bad.
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Re: Death-Stick Power Object Of The Day
« Reply #63 on: June 03, 2018, 08:05:10 AM »
I promise. I did think about it. I'll try to do better on making some videos.

Loaned my Canon to the office again for tooth pics. Need to bring it home.
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Re: Death-Stick Power Object Of The Day
« Reply #64 on: October 24, 2018, 07:07:09 PM »
I've been thinking that I like the Marlin Model 60 better than a Ruger 10-22 for a basic prep . Cheaper and in some ways better. No magazine to lose or replace. (but I guess you could lose the magazine rod.)


It's a near-perfect light hunting rifle. Quiet, accurate, rapid fire. Cheapest (.22 rimfire) ammo, which also is a great prep.


<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/zY9yoDQ8OYw&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/zY9yoDQ8OYw&fs=1</a>



Since its introduction in 1962, Marlin's Model 60 .22 LR Semiautomatic Rimfire Rifle has earned its title as the most popular .22 in the world and is an excellent way to introduce youngsters to shooting. Consistently hit your mark with its 19" Micro-GrooveŽ rifled barrel. Tubular magazine holds 14 rounds. Autoloader bolt stays open on your last shot and has a cross-bolt safety. Model 60SN has an extremely durable fiberglass-filled synthetic stock, while the Model 60 boasts a walnut-finished hardwood stock. Swivel studs for attaching a sling and a full pistol grip with molded-in checkering. Adjustable open rear sight and ramp front sight. Receiver is grooved for scope mount.



They go for  $179 at Cabela's.

At $269 the Ruger is not worth the extra dough unless you want to make some kind of collector's item one-off custom. Lots of cool mods for the 10-22 but the Marlin needs none. It's perfect for what it is. I don't have one but as I recall, my Dad had a couple of these over the years.

Most high-powered rifles are very difficult to quickly get an accurate second shot off when you've missed the first, especially if you're looking through a scope.

Using open sights you can put two or three  of these rounds into a pig at 50 yards. I can't do that with my semi-auto Nato 5.56 ranch rifle.



I have the same kind of magazine on my Winchester Model 62, which is my personal go-to .22 rifle, even though I build the 10-22 customs. Guys my age, this was the gun some of our father's and uncles took hunting during the Great Depression.

Who needs semi-auto anyway?

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/whYpfRMhHnI&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/whYpfRMhHnI&fs=1</a>








 
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Re: Death-Stick Power Object Of The Day ---- Thanks, C5
« Reply #65 on: December 07, 2018, 01:07:28 PM »
I've been watching the videos you linked to by Beau, or whatever that guy's real name is. I want to hunt that guy down and shake his hand. I'm gonna post his three videos about gun control  and gun control ideas, which I firmly agree with.

I really do wonder if he's from my native East Texas. He looks and sounds like he is. He's one smart redneck. I've known a few of those in my life.

I'm not sure about the PTSD part. I have no expertise there like you do. I do like to think I understand something about the reality of both firearms and war, even though I've never been to war. In my heart, I believe I've lived through it in past lives, and that I gladly paid the karmic ticket to avoid it completely in this life (at least for most of my life, so far).

Maybe it's just that I've killed lots of animals, for good reasons and for shitty no-good stupid reasons, and I decided a long time ago
that my views on taking the life of an animal.....as having no fundamental difference to taking the life of a human. At least warm blooded animals and reptiles and fish. (I'm still fairly willing to kill most insects with little or no remorse. I know I'm not fully realized.)

It's the same to me, animals or humans.....and I've prayed for forgiveness for what I consider to be murders that I committed. I have done things I won't talk about. Bad things that will have to be paid for, somewhere, sometime. Suffice it to say that death by bullet is not the worst way to go.

But anyway, this seemed like a good place to post his videos. He's 100% right, and better at articulating my own views than I am. I appreciate what he's trying to teach, and I know the people in his target audience very well.

Update: the first one of these won't embed. I suspect because somebody (Google) wants to suppress it, and took the time to do it. I'm not sure if the others will stay up, so I'll just list the links too, above the video windows.



https://youtu.be/BxvxbZGjlv4
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/BxvxbZGjlv4 &fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/BxvxbZGjlv4 &fs=1</a>


https://youtu.be/wNtxtuQxUz8
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/wNtxtuQxUz8&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/wNtxtuQxUz8&fs=1</a>


https://youtu.be/QbXTDuwSVkk
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QbXTDuwSVkk&fs=1" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QbXTDuwSVkk&fs=1</a>

There are actually some more of these. I haven't listened to them all yet. But the third one above is hard hitting and so full of truth it just hurts.

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