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« Reply #175 on: November 26, 2012, 10:25:55 PM »
I tend to forget these days that all my rifles aren't black and plastic.
This one was accidental. I spent years reading about Africa and wanted to hunt there for quite a while. The last of saint JMB's lever guns and TR's big medicine for lions, the winchester 95 in .405,  always gave me the warm fuzzies whenever I saw one or read about it. Never considered buying one, I just always liked them.

 For quite a while now, I have had to go get whats left of my stomach scoped every three years or so. They have some new drugs now they give you to knock you for a loop before they shove a camera down your throat that wear off very quickly when they are done, but back in the day they just jacked you up on demerol and versed and then you would spend the rest of the day stoned out of your tree and dumber than a sack of hammers. This time the doc had me go up the the U of U (University of Utah) in Salt Lake to get the scope. On the way home I somehow managed to talk Momma into stopping by Gallensens in down town SLC to look around. Mistake number one. So Im drooling on the floor probably making a fool of myself when she makes mistake number two (the big one) and points to this beauty prominently displayed on the top of their display case that I had somehow failed to notice in my somewhat less than coherent state.
I don't remember filling out the paper work, and to this day have no idea how much I payed or how I managed to charm momma into giving me the thumbs up on this one, but Im glad I did. It would have never happened had I not been in a drug induce semi-coma, so I guess there is something to be said for modern chemistry and its after effects.

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Wow! That is downright perty.  Guess there's something to be said for the miracles of modern chemistry.  Does it shoot as good as it looks?
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« Reply #176 on: November 26, 2012, 10:45:16 PM »
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« Reply #177 on: November 26, 2012, 11:01:06 PM »
Wow! That is downright perty.  Guess there's something to be said for the miracles of modern chemistry.  Does it shoot as good as it looks?

  Its been years since I put anything through it, but if memory serves its a shooter. I really need to get out more
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« Reply #178 on: November 26, 2012, 11:16:31 PM »
Here's the M1A in her current configuration. I spent a few hours this weekend swapping out the front sight, gas lock and replacing the GI bolt hold-open with an SEI. I don't think I have ever done anything in my life that was more frustrating but ultimately exhilerating than to get that roll pin pushed out enough to swap out the bolt catches. Now magazine changes are just a little faster and a little smoother. Well worth the effort and frustration. So, here she is:

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« Reply #179 on: November 27, 2012, 06:15:00 PM »
Here's the M1A in her current configuration. I spent a few hours this weekend swapping out the front sight, gas lock and replacing the GI bolt hold-open with an SEI. I don't think I have ever done anything in my life that was more frustrating but ultimately exhilerating than to get that roll pin pushed out enough to swap out the bolt catches. Now magazine changes are just a little faster and a little smoother. Well worth the effort and frustration. So, here she is:

The Mistress


Very similar to how I'd want mine set up.   (one day!)
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« Reply #180 on: November 27, 2012, 06:17:48 PM »
I had such a mental battle between an M1A and a Broadsword.


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« Reply #181 on: November 27, 2012, 06:19:57 PM »
I had such a mental battle between an M1A and a Broadsword.


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« Reply #182 on: November 27, 2012, 06:32:16 PM »
No doubt at all.
That is why Joe will be doing my Broadsword build.


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« Reply #183 on: November 28, 2012, 03:43:22 AM »
I went with the M1A because I have always loved the platform and not for any other reason. There are so many reasons to go with an AR-10 over the M1A or any other M14 clone. I just chose to go with the one I love because I'm just a sentimental kind of guy.
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« Reply #184 on: November 28, 2012, 08:34:40 AM »
There are so many reasons to go with an AR-10 over the M1A or any other M14 clone.

This has not been my experience.

I sold my AR-10 to fund another M14 build... no regrets.


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« Reply #185 on: November 28, 2012, 02:04:56 PM »
I went with the M1A because I have always loved the platform and not for any other reason. There are so many reasons to go with an AR-10 over the M1A or any other M14 clone. I just chose to go with the one I love because I'm just a sentimental kind of guy.


Agreed, but I got an M-1 rifle instead.  But it's close enough.
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« Reply #186 on: December 15, 2012, 05:33:54 PM »


My department issued sniper rifle a DPMS :banghead LR-308 with its Fall/Winter camo. Its an MOA shooter but not as fine-tunable nor as gnat's ass accurate as my bolt gun.
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« Reply #187 on: December 15, 2012, 07:37:17 PM »

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« Reply #188 on: December 16, 2012, 02:36:36 AM »
Is that your finished product?
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« Reply #189 on: December 16, 2012, 08:41:33 AM »
Is that your finished product?

Yep, I think it's done.

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« Reply #190 on: December 16, 2012, 03:57:45 PM »
 :thumbup1 Nice!
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« Reply #191 on: December 16, 2012, 04:08:54 PM »
We need more pictures here.
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« Reply #192 on: December 16, 2012, 04:10:25 PM »
Dragnov or PSL?
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« Reply #193 on: December 16, 2012, 04:16:14 PM »
PSL.  I don't have $10,000 for a Dragunov.   :-\
Looks similar, but an SVD looks like this.
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« Reply #194 on: December 16, 2012, 06:33:50 PM »


Back when I first got my No.4...
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« Reply #195 on: December 16, 2012, 11:26:24 PM »
Yeah the dragnov is better, but I don't get why they are $10,000 here in the states the Russians made millions of them just like any other of their rifles but I guess it's because of it being the trademark tool of an assassin in movies.
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« Reply #196 on: December 16, 2012, 11:43:02 PM »
Yeah the dragnov is better, but I don't get why they are $10,000 here in the states the Russians made millions of them just like any other of their rifles but I guess it's because of it being the trademark tool of an assassin in movies.

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« Reply #197 on: December 16, 2012, 11:44:05 PM »
Yeah the dragnov is better, but I don't get why they are $10,000 here in the states the Russians made millions of them just like any other of their rifles but I guess it's because of it being the trademark tool of an assassin in movies.

Actual SVDs cost a lot of money because they haven't been imported in something like 20 years.  They're specifically banned from import from Russia, even though other Russian autoloading rifles that operate essentially the same are legal.  A real SVD is a collector's item.
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« Reply #198 on: December 16, 2012, 11:46:44 PM »
The big problem with importing SVDs is that they have a safety sear to prevent out of battery firing - which is essentially the same as an autosear. The BATF hates that.
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« Reply #199 on: December 17, 2012, 12:04:21 AM »
I did not know that.  Huh. 

Honestly, other than for collector interest, and for the odd fellow who automatically covets anything that's unergonomic and Russian (looking your way, Khorne), the SVD isn't really all that.  A DPMS LR308 will net you better accuracy and is considerably easier to find.
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