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Old 04-03-2015, 12:44 AM   #4051
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Bought my first firearm a few weeks ago (im only 18). Its a savage axis 30-06 with a bushnell 4x9 scope. Ran a few rounds through it and im in love with it. And no it doesnt have the accutrigger
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I picked this Ruger Mark 3 Hunter up last Thursday. All the talk about the new Glock 43 has got me wanting to try a glock out. I plan on building a tack driver 10/22, then im going to buy some kind of glock.
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I'm thinking about picking up a new Sig P320 - local guy has a deal on one with a box of ammo and a carrying case. Going to check it out this week sometime.
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That Ruger is the kitties titties.
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I love me some .22 Rugers

I had a 22/45 that would drive nails literally...My dumbass traded it off...
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Quote: Originally Posted by 1fast4by
I love me some .22 Rugers

I had a 22/45 that would drive nails literally...My dumbass traded it off...
I had a stainless 22/45 that I traded off last year also. I regretted it the minute that I did it. I have been looking for a hunter like this one locally and finally found this one last Thursday.
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meh...

picked this up today....





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Old 05-21-2015, 12:28 AM   #4060
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So I'm looking in to purchasing an AR 15 and I have a few questions for everyone.
First of all, what brand do you recommend? I know they are basically all the same principals but there has to be some difference.
Next, what are your inputs on the little dust shield and forward assist? I think the dirtiest it would ever get is if I take it hog hunting in Texas, but I still will clean it nightly. Basically I just want a fun reliable gun that I can shoot accurately and rapidly.. Oh and am tired of paying over a buck a bullet for my 30.06
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Quote: Originally Posted by 01blazerClifford
So I'm looking in to purchasing an AR 15 and I have a few questions for everyone.
First of all, what brand do you recommend? I know they are basically all the same principals but there has to be some difference.
Next, what are your inputs on the little dust shield and forward assist? I think the dirtiest it would ever get is if I take it hog hunting in Texas, but I still will clean it nightly. Basically I just want a fun reliable gun that I can shoot accurately and rapidly.. Oh and am tired of paying over a buck a bullet for my 30.06
"Building" them isn't very hard. I prefer that route.

DPMS - cheap to good. S&W - cheap, but better. Colt - good. RRA - good. Bushmaster - good. Armalite - very good. LaRue/Noveske - $$$, but damn good.

Generally, avoid the cheapest of cheap and you'll be fine unless you happen to get the rare lemon. If I were to buy a factory rifle, I'd pick RRA or Armalite.

I've had one time where I needed the dust cover and was glad to have it (3 o'clock 30MPH winds+dust in a High Power match). ETA - these are great: https://www.creedmoorsports.com/shop...FETY_FLAG.html. I use the forward assist to check the fit of my resized cases in my chamber, otherwise meh.

How much '06 do you shoot? Have you considered reloading?
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I agree on building, pretty fun too and can be cheaper than buying as far as quality of components. it's addicting building one since you can add any part you want to build whatever type of rifle you want to your needs.

Forward assist, i dont really use it, and really if you have to absolutely use it, then you have other issues to address with the gun IMO. but at the same time it doesn't hurt to have it.
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My 06 is just a bolt action hunting rifle, I bought it pretty recently so I'm still trying to get a feel for it (I've shot shotguns my whole life). One days worth of shooting is about 40 rounds. And yeah I've thought about reloading, but I'm only 18 and still live with my parents, and they aren't very supportive of me owning guns.. So basically when I move out haha
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I have had a couple, my first was a Colt 6920 never had any trouble, my second was a RRA and never really had trouble...But I never ran them hard...100-200 rounds at a time, spaced out, well lubricated well cleaned...

My current is "built" on an el-cheapo S&W stripped lower, Spikes upper, Wilson heavy barrel, Larue LPK, BCM gas block, BCM BCG, Troy stuff BCM stuff Magpul stuff...

Ive run it HARD... Ive run it wet, dry, soaked in water in the rain, dirty dusty, Ive run 750+ rounds at a time through it, rapid 5-8 mag dumps... It has about 7500+ rounds through it now, about 2000 reloads, I havent had 1 single FTF or FTE, Ive had exactly 2 failure to fires, both of them were with .223 Tula... I can still get it to group inside a half dollar at 100yds with steel cased ammo if I take my time... Ive never run match ammo through it because Ive never seen the point...

I will without a doubt put a BCM BCG in every rifle I have from here on out though...
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HUGE difference between match ammo and bulk ammo. its amazing. from 2" groups down to 1/2".
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Well I bought a mpms ar15, its pretty basic but I'm just going to build it over time and just enjoy the hell out of it, but here's all 3 of my guns,
Goes my beneli m2, savage axis, and mpms Ar.. Sorry for the pic I don't know how to make it big with the mobile website
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DPMS Sportical?




The only time I've seen a loose gas key was on one of those. If the screws are snug and staked, it's okay. I'd check the screw under the gas block as well. When in doubt, Loctite.

If it's new, give the bore a cleaning, and get the moving parts damp with oil. ETA: A little mod I still ought to do is put RTV on the charging handle between it and the upper receiver - blocks any gas that may get blown into your eyes.

Let us know when BRD sets in. ;D
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Black rifle disease?
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Yup.
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I think its already set in I can't wait to shoot that guy, I think I'm gonna go spend the day at the range tomorrow.. Idk if I like my red dot site, I wanna be able to hit a target accurately at 100 yards, what's your guy's thoughts on acog scopes?
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Ive got an EoTech XPS2-2 And can easily hit targets at 100+ yards as well at 25- yards
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Quote: Originally Posted by 01blazerClifford
I think its already set in I can't wait to shoot that guy, I think I'm gonna go spend the day at the range tomorrow.. Idk if I like my red dot site, I wanna be able to hit a target accurately at 100 yards, what's your guy's thoughts on acog scopes?
Do you wear corrective lenses or have astigmatism?

What do you not like about your current sight?

If I wanted a "do everything" optic, I'd fo for a TA11 ACOG. It's supposed to have the second longest eye relief and moderate magnification. The donut reticle seems like a hybrid between a red dot and the aperture sights I have a lot of experience with.
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Yeah I wear contacts, but I already dumped the red dot, especially after I shot it and couldn't even come close to hitting paper. Even adjusting it didn't do anything. I just bought a low mag scope, and I'm going to throw a red dot on the side rail for close targets. I hate wasting time, and spending a few hours at the range trying to figure that red dot out and getting nowhere pissed me off to the poing that I had to get my 3006 out and take out the bullseye on both my 50 and 100 haha
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How big a target did you use?

Have you boresighted it? (I take the upper off, bolt out, set it on bags, and eyeball it.) Unless the mount or erector was ****ed, it oughta be serviceable.



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It was a pretty big target, I'd say about 18inches by 18 inches of paper. And it was bore sited and still shitty
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Cute..
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Bought my first gun the other day. It's a Smith & Wesson M&P shield.

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Ayyy. What ammo didja get to go with it?
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Critical Defense hollow points for carrying and Lellier and Bellot FMJ's for the shooting range.
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I am actually a decent shot with a rifle (or bird / clay pigeon shooting with a shotgun) to repeat the oft-used term I can "drive nails" with my lever action 30-30 or any good 22 I have ever used. Grew up in a family with lots of firearms and lots of opportunity to shoot on a ranch.

I have also always been crap with any handgun I have tried be it revolver or semi auto, and so have never had much interest.

So, point is, I picked up one of my son's semi-auto pistols with a laser site and we were practicing dry firing at a target and keeping the laser point steady and precisely on center. Turns out I am terrible at keeping on target (my wife who hardly ever shoots anything was way better), and my son is so steady it looks like it is locked in a vise. By the end of the session I was much better. Bingo, now I am going shopping.
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If you have something firm, but squishy like a tennis ball, squeeze it, maintain, and hold it out like a pistol. That should train your forearm and hand muscles to firmly grip with less trembling.

Firm and consistent grip, smooth trigger squeeze, focus on front sight (if using irons).
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I'll clean it up, program it to my wife as well...It will make a nice addition to the closet... Now I can keep multiple loaded pistols instead of just the 2 by mine and my wife's bed side
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Noice.
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Today, I had the dorkiest rifle on the line, at least during offhand, with Fluttershy on the side, a scope on top of the carry handle and a camera on the barrel. :P
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meh.....

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.300 Blackout?
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Nope. Not a fan of non-nato rounds....I like to keep thousands of rounds


Its 5.56....

Spikes upper, Anderson lower...
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So I replaced the DPMS lower parts kit in my pistol with a Colt LPK, Bolt catch is still failing... Im going to take it all apart and compare it to my other stripped Spikes and stripped Smith and see what my dial indicator says... I may have a bum lower...

Pretty pissed off right now...

It seems like, for one reason or another, the bolt catch is not coming up far enough, it only comes up about 1.5mm onto the face of the bolt lugs and pushes it right over, releasing the bolt...

this is my 3rd scratch build, Ive never run into this, I cant find any threads anywhere on any forum that show this type of failure!!!

Its not the buffer, its not spring related, its not BCG related...

I have tried a CMMG bolt, Bravo bolt, Spikes bolt, Smith Bolt, and a Bushy bolt...

The upper works on all my other lowers
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...Fixed

Bolt catch area was not machined to spec. I had a gunsmith fix it for me..

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What trigger do you have in your Anderson? That's a funny lookin' hammer tail.

I put my "MOA All Day" LaRue MBT in the other day. It feels similar to my usual mystery trigger (old DPMS or Armalite?), but so far I do like the sharper trigger bow.

Next week, I oughta have a preliminary target, and the next match is August 1st.
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Its an Anderson. They're sub $40...and I really like the pull on it. Its not by any means a "match" trigger. Its a Mil-trigger, but on mine there is ZERO creep and no grit at all, very short pull, short reset and right at about 4.5lbs
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6" target at 50 yards standing, first time shooting this weapon, first mag, first rounds chambered ever in this upper/lower... attempting to sight in the Magpul BUIS... No too bad shooting plane old Remington .223

The Freedom Munitions 5.56 produced a nasty fireball!

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Yeah, you big meanie head.
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Taylor Tactical....

A cheapo one... But it matches my vest, and its super comfortable

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Hopefully this will knock down the sound and gasses directed back at me when shooting the 10.5"


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