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Anyone else shoot?

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by BeerGuy, Oct 25, 2008.

  1. BeerGuy

    BeerGuy BoltTalker

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    Here's the new toy I took to the range for the first time today. It's significantly more accurate than I am. With a lot of practice I hope to live up to its potential.

    I spent 2 hours reaching out and touching targets from 200 yards.:yes:


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  2. Game123

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    I did a lot of competition shooting in my younger days. Is it a .308?
     
  3. HollywoodLeo

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    I shoot. Here's what I generally use.

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  4. BeerGuy

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    I do too. I spent a few days a week playing with the NCAA National 9-ball runner up back when I was in college.

    That type of "shooting" helped me pay for a lot of beer back at good old JMU.

    I have a really nice Meucci Original that I usually use, and a McDermott that was my first purchase with my pool winnings back in school.:yes:
     
  5. BeerGuy

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    Nope, .223, cheaper ammo, less recoil and my range doesn't go beyond 200 yds. It has virtually no felt recoil at all, which is nice.

    It's tough to find any LONG range shooting opportunities just outside of Boston.........:no:
     
  6. BeerGuy

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    BTW, it's a Remington 700 LTR with a Bushnell Elite 4200 6-24X50 scope mounted on top.
     
  7. Game123

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    That looks like a really nice weapon. Have you had any custom work done to it yet?
     
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    Beer Guy: Anyone else shoot?

    Rexy: Baskets. Does that count?

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    I've never held a gun in my life.
     
  9. BeerGuy

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    Not yet, it's bone stock right now. I picked it up "like new" from a guy who only shot 50 rounds through it. I couldn't believe it had even been fired. It was probably the best $650 I've ever spent on a gun. New they are $1000 including tax.

    As time goes on I'd like to get a quality trigger job done. I'll probably get a tactical bolt knob installed as well. I'd love to send it to Tactical Operations in CA for a good goin' over, but that would be $$$$.

    I'll probably switch out the stock to either a JAE or a McMillan down the road as well.

    JAE:

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    TacOps McMillan:

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  10. BeerGuy

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    Guns are NOT for everyone......but......neither is basketball......:lol:
     
  11. BFISA

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    Seems like alotta $$$ to shoot at paper targets.
     
  12. Game123

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    I'd at least have an adjustable stock and cheek.
     
  13. BeerGuy

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    Yeah, I can see how you could feel that way.

    It's cheaper than my golf clubs & I don't have to chase a white ball around......

    It's cheaper than my watches & I have a perfectly good cell phone that could handle the time telling work.......

    It's cheaper than most of by friends weekends in Vegas(I don't really gamble).......

    You get the point, it's cheaper than a lot of discretionary items floating around out there. I happen to enjoy the precision involved in punching holes through paper at 100 yds. +. You'd think it would be easy to hit the bullseye, but it isn't. There's an awful lot that goes into accuracy and repeatablility.

    You want $$$$, lets talk about the safe I bought to keep my guns secured inside my house. My kids safety has no price as far as I'm concerned...............
     
  14. BeerGuy

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    Yeah. I lucked out, though, because the Eagle stock pack I put on it offers just enough padding to create a perfect cheek weld for me.
     
  15. rexy2006

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    GEEZ. Boyz and their toyz.

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  16. Game123

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    I've machined triggers for some weapons in the past but I've only a few M-16/AR-15 left. They're precision machined from D7 and has CNC ground surfaces.
     
  17. WyomingBoltFan

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    I have a stainless Mini14. I love that gun. I just bought a 1000 rounds of .223 PMC ammo for it.
     
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    Just this week I bought a H&K USP Compact .40S&W semiauto handgun.
     
  19. BeerGuy

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    That's really cool, are you a machinist by trade or is it a hobby(can that BE a hobby?)?
     
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    Here are two of the triggers I mentioned in a previous post.

    The one on the left still has to be tumbled and anodized. The one on the right is ready for use.
     

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    I'm a machinist by trade. I also love doing 'G' jobs on the side.
     
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    I have a Beretta 96 in .40 cal. I love the ease of cleaning but the accuracy is about that of a Colt .45. Not much good past 20-30 feet. May as well throw rocks.:lol:
     
  23. BeerGuy

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    Oh.......rexy.......you have no idea..........

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    And the latest......

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  24. Thumper

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    Nice gun. I have the HK USP .40S&W Full Sized.
     
  25. BeerGuy

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    I'd buy one if they were legal here in Massachusetts. They aren't on the AG's "approved" roster list. I'd need to find one that was pre-1994 when the state changed the regulations. Also, I could wait for a police officer to sell his, or another person who legally found a way to buy one previously. Once it's registered in MA it's legal to sell from private party to private party. A dealer couldn't touch it, though.

    The joys of living in Massachusetts.........
     
  26. rexy2006

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    Where's the one that pours beer???:icon_toast:

    You know, the super-secret one.
     
  27. BeerGuy

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    Sigs are approved so I have one of these, a 229 9mm. It's my HD weapon and all around range gun, minus the tacti-cool rail mounted light(that's a house only accessory).

    Talk about $$$, this thing has had tons of modifications/additions for a silly little pistol.:yes:

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  28. BeerGuy

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    I'm very impressed, I have a hard time making instant oatmeal.
     
  29. Thumper

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    That's lame. My USP is just pre-1994. That was when they reduced the clip capacity to only ten rounds. I got one of the last 13 round clips. I haven't really been into shooting for a long time, but someone told me they started letting them make clips larger than 10 rounds again. Is this true?

    Also, it'll be hard to find the USP in Compact size that is pre-1994. I don't believe they made the compact model until well after 1994.
     
  30. BeerGuy

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    No beer one, but, I do have the sweet tooth model. This one's from Halloween last year, and no, I wasn't wearing a gorilla costume......:lol:

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