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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Weetabix » Thu Dec 22, 2016 4:50 pm

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Netpackrat wrote:Any chance of moving to Free America so you can pull that monstrosity off the mag catch?


Think about it everyday. AK, OR, WA, MT, ID are on the short list.

I didn't realize OR and WA counted as Free America. When we were moving from AK to the lower 48, we looked at those, but didn't like them for some reason. IIRC it was the taxation and concentration of liberal policies even back then (1999). Maybe they don't look so bad coming from CA?
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Postby FelixEstrella » Thu Dec 22, 2016 5:22 pm

Weetabix wrote:I didn't realize OR and WA counted as Free America.


Those pot merchandisers like their guns too. And their "leave me the fuck alone" attitude jives with mine.

But yes, OR's estate tax laws are ridiculous.
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Netpackrat » Thu Dec 22, 2016 6:55 pm

Sad to say that OR and WA are both well on their way off the list of acceptability.
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Postby Jered » Sat Dec 24, 2016 4:18 am

Weetabix wrote:Think about it everyday. AK, OR, WA, MT, ID are on the short list.

I didn't realize OR and WA counted as Free America. When we were moving from AK to the lower 48, we looked at those, but didn't like them for some reason. IIRC it was the taxation and concentration of liberal policies even back then (1999). Maybe they don't look so bad coming from CA?


Washington has gotten really bad since the Demonrats succeeded in stealing the election for governor in 2004. Because of those shenanigans, I will never, ever vote for a Demonrat again.
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Netpackrat » Sat Dec 24, 2016 5:29 am

Jered wrote:Washington has gotten really bad since the Demonrats succeeded in stealing the election for governor in 2004. Because of those shenanigans, I will never, ever vote for a Demonrat again.


It would seem to follow from your comment that you have voted for them in the past. :roll:
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Postby Jered » Sat Dec 24, 2016 6:31 am

Netpackrat wrote:
Jered wrote:Washington has gotten really bad since the Demonrats succeeded in stealing the election for governor in 2004. Because of those shenanigans, I will never, ever vote for a Demonrat again.


It would seem to follow from your comment that you have voted for them in the past. :roll:


I'm pretty sure that I haven't. 2004 would have been my first presidential election.

But, I won't ever vote for one now.
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Postby Netpackrat » Sat Dec 24, 2016 7:05 am

Good show; carry on.
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Postby FelixEstrella » Tue Dec 27, 2016 11:59 pm

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Postby Wrenchbender1 » Mon Jan 16, 2017 9:59 pm

A work in progress. M1917 rifle, pitting free 1918 barrel, Parker Hale PH5B rear sights (Drop in, Bubba free)
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Postby Netpackrat » Sat Jan 21, 2017 6:18 am

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This rifle has its own thread, but figured I would stick it here in the general picture thread too. This 300 Blackout is a parts build starting with a bare "blem" Remington Model 7 action originally sold through Brownell's, and which I picked up at my local gun shop. Barrel is 16" AAC "Nitride" with a 1 in 7" twist. Trigger is a Timney, stock is by Bell and Carlson, and bottom metal and magazine parts are factory Remington from Numrich. Can is Silencerco Saker with 51T MAAD back end, on an AAC Blackout flash hider for 5/8-24 threads. The stock came with a Pachmayr Decelerator pad pre-installed, and sling is Brownell's Latigo Sling quick-adjust in matte black. Scope is Nikon M-300 BLK 1.5-6 variable.
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Steamforger » Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:41 pm

I went on ahead and picked up that FN SPR my friend was selling. Its a 1st Gen with the M249 barrel blank and HS Precision stock. Serial number is correct for the range. Barrel is 26" and chrome lined. The trigger is one of the smoothest I've put my paws on and, by all accounts, adjustable. I'll have to look more into that.

The glass is an old Springfield Government Gen 2 4-14x56 on unknown 2 piece bases. It has an early attempt at a ballistic reticle with hash marks for ranges on out to 1000 and it seems to track pretty decently out to 400 so far. I'd like to replace it with something a bit more betterer like a Razor HD II, but that will take some time and scrimping/looking for used ones for sale.

I loaded up some rounds Friday (Remington new brass, Hornady 168 ELD-Match, 39.0 IMR4895, 2.8 OAL) and got very good results. I know this is a slow round but it is accurate, soft shooting, and doesn't take a whole lot of powder to put together.

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Postby Jericho941 » Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:33 am

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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Wrenchbender1 » Thu May 04, 2017 8:07 am

Netpackrat wrote:Yeah, a good friend of mine has stories about a teacher who locked him in an old refrigerator box, and other special treatments in an attempt to get him to stop using his left hand. Figured that would hit a nerve. :mrgreen:


I used to be ambidextrous. In 1st grade I'd open a notebook and write on the left page with my left hand, then continue the same line on the right page with my right hand. My teacher mentioned it to my parents (Because it was pretty 'effin weird), and my step-dad decided to "convince" me to pick one. I chose left out of spite. Talk about Furious George.... :lol:
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Postby Steamforger » Fri May 05, 2017 1:58 am

I had the misfortune of favoring my left hand and going to Catholic School. Seems my choice was made for me. I'd be angrier, but I'm right eye dominant.

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Postby arctictom » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:31 pm

Bought a Remington "1895 Marlin' the action was rough, and a little crude, so I polished the rails etc with my trusty drummel and a little jewelers rouge every thing is smoother at this point close to my JM stamped marlins and I am now happy with my new marlin
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Jered » Sat Aug 26, 2017 3:00 am

I got a thing.
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Netpackrat » Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:20 am

Jered, I really kind of hate you now.
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Postby Jered » Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:08 am

Netpackrat wrote:Jered, I really kind of hate you now.


Because I've got an acceptable caliber for grizzly?
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Netpackrat » Sun Dec 10, 2017 1:41 am

Another SBR to show off... I bought this Scorpion EVO over a year and a half ago as a pistol, and immediately submitted a Form 1 which was approved, oh, about this time last year. :oops: It's been a pretty busy year for me so I didn't get around to ordering the stock for this until a week ago, when I found that Yeti Wurks was selling them for a bit less than full price.

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I swapped out the factory grip for a Yeti Wurks Switchback, which is mostly OK, and the magazine catch is one from Gear Head Works. It wasn't drop-in and I needed to remove a little metal from the catch surface to make it work 100%. Right side safety delete from I don't remember who, and the CZ custom 4 piece trigger group. Barrel was re-threaded 1/2-28 locally, and the can is my SiCo Octane 45HD with their 1/2-28 direct thread end cap.

A word about the CZ Custom trigger... I don't recommend buying it, and certainly not unless you plan to send off your trigger housing for their installation service, which seems to be required to get anywhere near the trigger pull they advertise (also, they used to advertise a lower pull weight than they currently do). It's not a drop in unit, requires some metal removal in order for the safety to engage, and OBTW it doesn't include any installation instructions. The end result is a mediocre trigger, which while still being better in every way, shape, and form than the HORRID factory trigger, is nowhere near as good as what you should get for the price (or what they lead you to expect). About the only thing it really has going for it is that you get 4 US parts for 922r purposes in one fell swoop. Ends up costing over $250 because you have to buy the disconnector separately.
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Steamforger » Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:57 am

In anticipation of this becoming more and more difficult in WA, I decided to jump down the rabbit hole headfirst. Aero (who I've had tremendous results from with previous builds) just happened to be running a sale. $160 and change shipped in FDE. This was practically a blem price for a new cerakoted lower.

It should be here Friday.
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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Netpackrat » Wed Apr 04, 2018 6:01 am

Yeah, I have one of those (but not in flat dork earth) along with an upper and handguard waiting for me out at the FFL's place that I need to make time to go pick up. Haven't bought much else for it besides a flash hider and magazines though.
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Postby Steamforger » Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:29 pm

Yeah, I have one of those (but not in flat dork earth) along....


I like the color about as much as any other and live in that high deserty bit between N Idaho and the Cascades, so there is at least a little reasoning behind it.

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Re: Ye Olde Rifle Picture Thread

Postby Steamforger » Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:02 pm

We've apparently broken NICS this month.

That's fine, I hope someone somewhere is doing a spit take over this. Looks like I have to wait a while for this one, but that's ok too. I knew it would be a slow build.


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