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Got something odd

Postby Cybrludite » Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:00 pm

I have to confess to a love of oddball guns. This time it may have bit me on the ass. The Academy Sports up the road a little ways has had a Remington R51 in the case for a while now. Price finally got down to where I was willing to take a stab at it. It's of the second run, not the disastrous first batch. Haven't gotten to the range yet, but it seems to have no trouble hand-cycling 115grain ball or 124 grain S&B hollow points.

Pluses: light, compact, disappears in the pockets of my khakis, grip actually fits my meathooks.

Minuses: field stripping & reassembling the fucking thing makes me nostalgic for the simple and intuitive procedures for doing that with the Ruger Mk. III 22/45 I used to have. It may end up as a safe queen or trade fodder just for that.

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Re: Got something odd

Postby Weetabix » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:50 pm

Don't clean it. ;)
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Netpackrat » Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:58 pm

Weetabix wrote:Don't clean shoot it. ;)


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Re: Got something odd

Postby slowpoke » Sat Feb 10, 2018 12:51 am

Find THE single 9mm loading it likes and only shoot that.
Before each range trip inspect the frame shoulder that the breach block impacts, look for peening.
Why they cheaped out and didnt press a steel locking shoulder into the frame..... :roll:
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Re: Got something odd

Postby First Shirt » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:14 am

Retire it as a safe queen. In 20 or so years, it's going to be worth a TON more than you paid for it!
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Greg » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:16 am

What exactly has you convinced the second batch is 'better'? :?
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Re: Got something odd

Postby SoupOrMan » Sat Feb 10, 2018 8:37 am

You're a braver man than I am, Gunga Din.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Cybrludite » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:31 am

Well, there's the whole "price dropped to where it was worth taking the chance" thing. :lol:
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Re: Got something odd

Postby slowpoke » Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:06 pm

How cheep are we talking? Hi point cheep?
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Cybrludite » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:22 pm

slowpoke wrote:How cheep are we talking? Hi point cheep?

Damn near. Pretty sure I got close to the wholesale price.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Greg » Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:10 pm

Cybrludite wrote:Well, there's the whole "price dropped to where it was worth taking the chance" thing. :lol:


That.... Could actually convince me. ;) :lol:
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Re: Got something odd

Postby slowpoke » Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:59 pm

Greg wrote:
Cybrludite wrote:Well, there's the whole "price dropped to where it was worth taking the chance" thing. :lol:


That.... Could actually convince me. ;) :lol:

I expect the hipoint to be more durable. I also think they’ll be around longer to support it.
I really wanted that delayed blowback to work out, but realized they made to many bad design decisions.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Steamforger » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:06 pm

Zamak durable?

This is my laughing face :lol:

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Re: Got something odd

Postby Greg » Sat Feb 10, 2018 11:55 pm

Steamforger wrote:Zamak durable?

This is my laughing face :lol:


MORE durable. He's comparing to an R51, remember. :lol: :lol: :lol:

A classic new Lemington.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby SoupOrMan » Sun Feb 11, 2018 3:55 am

Feed it hot ammo, probably 124-grain +P or so. Preferably ammo which was loaded under a new moon by ritually-blinded virgins as they chant eldritch odes to keep John Pedersen from rising and devouring Ilion, New York in his rage.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby HTRN » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:42 am

slowpoke wrote:Why they cheaped out and didnt press a steel locking shoulder into the frame..... :roll:

Because Cerebus Capital is pulling a Chrysler on Remington Marlin and all the other gun companies they bought?
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Greg » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:04 am

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Re: Got something odd

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 am

They blame it on Trump and what a poor gun and ammo salesman he is compared to Obama, but if it were just this year I think they could have weathered it. I blame the R51 and all the tooling for the new model, plus the recall and the reissue. And all that Thunderturd ammo doesn't help!
I won't forget that. 2000+ rounds of crap .22lr ammo. I can't be the only one that finds it subpar.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby SoupOrMan » Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:46 am

Windy Wilson wrote:They blame it on Trump and what a poor gun and ammo salesman he is compared to Obama, but if it were just this year I think they could have weathered it. I blame the R51 and all the tooling for the new model, plus the recall and the reissue. And all that Thunderturd ammo doesn't help!
I won't forget that. 2000+ rounds of crap .22lr ammo. I can't be the only one that finds it subpar.


Ayup: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=28194

Remington had so many chances to make good things people would buy: A piston-driven semi-auto rifle with properly chromed barrels that may not replace the M4 but might replace the civilian AR for home defense (the ACR) in quick-changing calibers, a sleek new working 9mm that hearkened back to their old model 51(the R51), a couple of different cartridges that fit STANAG magazines with proper support for a new generation of hunters who used ARs (6.8 SPC & .30 RAR), working .22LR (okay, this one's a stretch)...

Instead we got a lackluster ACR with no multi-caliber support, a pistol that doesn't work straight out of the box unless you feed it magical super ammo even when practicing, two cartridges on the "Where Are They Now?" circuit, and ammo that makes old dudes at Walmart start their complaint to an uncaring retail clerk with a sigh and a "Let me tell you something about this you're trying to sell me..." (because it's the only .22LR they got on the truck that week and that's all that was in the case when Persnickety McCodgerbeard decided to wander away from his wife for a minute)

Not even their fancy new detachable box magazine-fed shotguns and not-quite-a-shotguns will save them now.
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Re: Got something odd

Postby Windy Wilson » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:53 am

It's too historic of a name, maybe they'll come back like the Indian Motorcycle Company or Springfield Armory
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