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    Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    This thread is for us gun enthusiasts to discuss any topic about guns themselves. It is not to debate gun control, shootings, or any political issues about guns - directly or indirectly. But it is about guns and "controlling your gun" is a suitable topic - so it does fall under the topic of gun control.

    Making any comments about guns. Your favorite, what you have or want, technical or build questions, history, personal experiences etc. Any questions you have or areas where gun owners disagree about guns themselves - which is better etc.

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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    There is a poster who constantly complains about other threads like this. But I think it is a good idea.
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    Yeah; a shotgun IS a rifle; it uses a different load.
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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    Can I talk about Trump?

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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    I'll start with a question:

    Any of you own or have shot a .300 Blackout - either in AR15 platform or otherwise? I'm seriously thinking about getting a complete .300 upper barrel assembly and magazines for my AR15 I'm building up rather seriously in terms of quality and cost.

    The .300 Blackout basically in the intermediary between the .223 and the .308. Basically it is a .308 short. Shorter cartridge, lower velocity but bigger and heavier bullet. Faster isn't always better for a bullet. Good enough is good enough and from videos I've seen it is a devastating round into gel - designed to release all its energy on impact - but also eliminating penetrating thru walls, your neighbor's house etc - and significantly less recoil and volume of the report (not as low) than a .308 NATO.

    It would take all of 2 minutes to switch between .223 and .300 blackout, provided each has its own zeroed in sights. An easy cheap upgrade of mine has extended stainless steel pins to remove and replace the upper assembly.

    Anyone of you ever shot a .300 Blackout? Is the .223 so good it offers no meaningful benefit? Thoughts?

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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Can I talk about Trump?
    I hear he has pretty poor 'gun' control and doesn't own a firearm...

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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    I love the feel in my hands of a classic AR-15 - that triangular handguard turns me on. But I'm tall and the Vietnam era stock is a little short. Some of the old FALs have a similar shape, but are heavy. I've never fired or owned one, just copped a feel.

    Otherwise I digs me my AKs: 47s, 74s - no fancy rails and stuff, just classic cold war stuff.
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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I hear he has pretty poor 'gun' control and doesn't own a firearm...
    Badum, tssshhh...
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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    I'll start with a question:

    Any of you own or have shot a .300 Blackout - either in AR15 platform or otherwise? I'm seriously thinking about getting a complete .300 upper barrel assembly and magazines for my AR15 I'm building up rather seriously in terms of quality and cost.

    The .300 Blackout basically in the intermediary between the .223 and the .308. Basically it is a .308 short. Shorter cartridge, lower velocity but bigger and heavier bullet. Faster isn't always better for a bullet. Good enough is good enough and from videos I've seen it is a devastating round into gel - designed to release all its energy on impact - but also eliminating penetrating thru walls, your neighbor's house etc - and significantly less recoil and volume of the report (not as low) than a .308 NATO.

    It would take all of 2 minutes to switch between .223 and .300 blackout, provided each has its own zeroed in sights. An easy cheap upgrade of mine has extended stainless steel pins to remove and replace the upper assembly.

    Anyone of you ever shot a .300 Blackout? Is the .223 so good it offers no meaningful benefit? Thoughts?

    NO-the main reason for that caliber is to use it with an AR 15 with a can. It works far better than the standard super-sonic 556 round when it comes to a suppressor
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    Yeah; a shotgun IS a rifle; it uses a different load.
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    You know that Reagan signed the Brady Bill - right?
    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The only "sport" that most gun owners participate in is suicide or murder.

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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    I love the feel in my hands of a classic AR-15
    ...and I love the smell of Napalm in the morning...

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    Re: Gun talk thread for gun enthusiasts

    Quote Originally Posted by uptower View Post
    I love the feel in my hands of a classic AR-15 - that triangular handguard turns me on. But I'm tall and the Vietnam era stock is a little short. Some of the old FALs have a similar shape, but are heavy. I've never fired or owned one, just copped a feel.

    Otherwise I digs me my AKs: 47s, 74s - no fancy rails and stuff, just classic cold war stuff.
    what makes of 74s and 47s do you have? I don't have any Class III versions but I have a couple Bulgarian Arsenals-one is a wire stock AKM pattern and a few Russian AK 103s (the infamous Red Jacket conversions) which are the closest thing you can get to a Russian 47 in the states. I also have two of their 74s-again RJ jobs
    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    Yeah; a shotgun IS a rifle; it uses a different load.
    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    You know that Reagan signed the Brady Bill - right?
    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    The only "sport" that most gun owners participate in is suicide or murder.

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