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Maiden3.16
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Pretty happy with how this turned out.

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Maiden3.16
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countingbeans
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That's one of the better jobs I've seen.

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Maiden3.16
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Thanks man been practicing on some old gear.

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I don't know if you carry every single day of your life like I do but I have had folks ask me why I do so. Sometimes they follow up the initial question with, "Are you scared? Is that why?"

Here's why:

"...we don?t carry guns because of the odds of needing one, or most of us wouldn?t carry at all. We carry because if, against the odds, we do need one and don?t have it, the cost of being unable to save our own life and the lives of those who count on us to protect them is so catastrophic as to be simply unacceptable."

Massad Ayoob

http://dailycaller.com/...rry-spare-ammo/

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GetitUp
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Nice, clean borders and straight lines. Looks good brother.

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Maiden3.16
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Thanks took some trial and error before I found what works. Still doesn't hold a candle to some of the work some do but I'll take it over the original grip.

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theuofh
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Maiden3.16 wrote:
Thanks took some trial and error before I found what works. Still doesn't hold a candle to some of the work some do but I'll take it over the original grip.


Did you use a soldering iron or woodburner? Did you play with any of the other tips?

I have a project gun I'll get to eventually. I was going to use a bigger square tip and it gives a real aggressive stipple.

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Maiden3.16
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theuofh wrote:
Maiden3.16 wrote:
Thanks took some trial and error before I found what works. Still doesn't hold a candle to some of the work some do but I'll take it over the original grip.


Did you use a soldering iron or woodburner? Did you play with any of the other tips?

I have a project gun I'll get to eventually. I was going to use a bigger square tip and it gives a real aggressive stipple.


I used a weller wood burner. Taped the edges and used a flat tip against the tape for the borders and the thinnest tip for the rest. I messed around with some of the other tips that were more aggressive but just didn't like the look of it.

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Maiden3.16
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Here's a closer pic of the border

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Dr. Pangloss
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This probably won't interest most of you, but where I live I can't have a scary black rifle. A pistol on the other hand, is just fine. And a pistol that accepts a Sig Arm Brace is ok as well. A MSRP of $850 makes this thing very interesting to me as well. Thirty round mags are $18.

Things get good at 2:30 and then more gooder at 5:50.





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Uncle Gabby
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I love this steel flip target! The guy I bought it from at the Richmond Gunshow said this model is good for .308 - .50 BMG. I don't know about the .50 but my m14 makes it jump nicely. Also, when it flips, the target is always facing you head on.

The multi-colored paper stickers also exploded into colorful confetti, but I used up all the paper stick on targets that came with it. I can probably buy more, but I'll probably just use brightly colored duct tape.

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countingbeans
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Dr. Pangloss wrote:
This probably won't interest most of you, but where I live I can't have a scary black rifle. A pistol on the other hand, is just fine. And a pistol that accepts a Sig Arm Brace is ok as well. A MSRP of $850 makes this thing very interesting to me as well. Thirty round mags are $18.

Things get good at 2:30 and then more gooder at 5:50.








What!

Can't have in MA... Unless it weights less than 50oz, which I assume it doesn't, but haven't looked, because I def doesn't have loaded chamber indicator or 10lbs trigger.

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countingbeans
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Talk me out of this optic guys:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...a-reticle-matte


(Will wait for a sale though. Not spending more than $250 on it.)

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theuofh
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countingbeans wrote:
Talk me out of this optic guys:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...a-reticle-matte


(Will wait for a sale though. Not spending more than $250 on it.)


Application?

If it's for your rifle, I'd get this one and it even comes with free rings:
http://swfa.com/...scope-P499.aspx

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countingbeans
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theuofh wrote:
countingbeans wrote:
Talk me out of this optic guys:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...a-reticle-matte


(Will wait for a sale though. Not spending more than $250 on it.)


Application?

If it's for your rifle, I'd get this one and it even comes with free rings:
http://swfa.com/...scope-P499.aspx


Bench shooting. 50-200 yards for now.

Only issue with a 10 power is my eyes. I have pretty shit vision for a relatively young dude, and it gets worse every year (a whole lot of fine focus needed at my job and my eyes wear out fast.)

I've seen that optic recommended a bunch of times, and am leaning on putting one on my 10/22 to be honest. The 10 power will be fine for me 100 yards and under, which is where I stay with the 22.


Edit: certainly going to miss that sale.

I just don't think I'll be able to group at 200 with a 10x magnification. I get that everyone says clarity > magnification, but if I can't see, lol, I can't see.

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thethirdruffian
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countingbeans wrote:
I have pretty shit vision for a relatively young dude, and it gets worse every year (a whole lot of fine focus needed at my job and my eyes wear out fast.)


Your eyes are not bad; they are dry, like anyone who makes a living working indoors in front of a computer.

This becomes more apparent when you try to keep your eyes open. Eye drops, water, and fish oil. And more water.

I shot a lot with optics in Afghanistan/Iraq. My constant companion was Systane -- note I wrote "Systane." Not Visine or any of that thin crap. You want the oily, thick, stuff.

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Uncle Gabby
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theuofh wrote:
countingbeans wrote:
Talk me out of this optic guys:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...a-reticle-matte


(Will wait for a sale though. Not spending more than $250 on it.)


Application?

If it's for your rifle, I'd get this one and it even comes with free rings:
http://swfa.com/...scope-P499.aspx


I just ordered the 6 power one for my M14, which I have been hunting with. Some might say that's a little under powered for a .308 but I won't be shooting over 200 yards anyway.

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countingbeans
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Uncle Gabby wrote:
theuofh wrote:
countingbeans wrote:
Talk me out of this optic guys:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...a-reticle-matte


(Will wait for a sale though. Not spending more than $250 on it.)


Application?

If it's for your rifle, I'd get this one and it even comes with free rings:
http://swfa.com/...scope-P499.aspx


I just ordered the 6 power one for my M14, which I have been hunting with. Some might say that's a little under powered for a .308 but I won't be shooting over 200 yards anyway.



The fuck is wrong with me lol? You can actually see a target at 200 yards with 6 power?

I mean, say it was a 12' circle, it wouldn't look like a tiny blob covered by the mildot to you?

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Uncle Gabby
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countingbeans wrote:
Uncle Gabby wrote:
theuofh wrote:
countingbeans wrote:
Talk me out of this optic guys:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...a-reticle-matte


(Will wait for a sale though. Not spending more than $250 on it.)


Application?

If it's for your rifle, I'd get this one and it even comes with free rings:
http://swfa.com/...scope-P499.aspx


I just ordered the 6 power one for my M14, which I have been hunting with. Some might say that's a little under powered for a .308 but I won't be shooting over 200 yards anyway.



The fuck is wrong with me lol? You can actually see a target at 200 yards with 6 power?

I mean, say it was a 12' circle, it wouldn't look like a tiny blob covered by the mildot to you?


Probably, but Bambi's dad is a little bit bigger than that. Plus I was banging that steel flip target at 100 yards open sights, and the circle is about 6". I figure 6x has got to be a step up from open sights.

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Maiden3.16 wrote:
Here's a closer pic of the border


I'm considering doing that to my archangel stock. I assume the grade of plastic makes a difference?

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countingbeans
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Uncle Gabby wrote:
Probably, but Bambi's dad is a little bit bigger than that. Plus I was banging that steel flip target at 100 yards open sights, and the circle is about 6". I figure 6x has got to be a step up from open sights.



damn... I need better glasses, lol.

I'm good with irons out to about 50 yards, 100 if the target is pretty big. Would need a lot more practice before I could hit 6" at 100 with irons...

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Uncle Gabby
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countingbeans wrote:
Uncle Gabby wrote:
Probably, but Bambi's dad is a little bit bigger than that. Plus I was banging that steel flip target at 100 yards open sights, and the circle is about 6". I figure 6x has got to be a step up from open sights.



damn... I need better glasses, lol.

I'm good with irons out to about 50 yards, 100 if the target is pretty big. Would need a lot more practice before I could hit 6" at 100 with irons...


Well, I didn't hit it every shot, lol. Like, 60% on metal, about half of those hit it square enough to flip it. On the other hand I was using the cheap ammo, which produces a lot of flyers. So I don't know. I feel good enough about my skill to shoot up to 100 yards with the irons off hand. Past that I'll see what I can do with the scope and high dollar ammo at 200 yards.

My friend's going to let me use his press & shit which is awesome. Doing the math I can roll my own with the top dollar Sierra Boat-Tail Hollow points for like $.40 a bullet. The cheapest .308 I've found is like .65, and the flyers really get on my fucking nerves.

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Maiden3.16
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Uncle Gabby wrote:
Maiden3.16 wrote:
Here's a closer pic of the border


I'm considering doing that to my archangel stock. I assume the grade of plastic makes a difference?


Yeah for sure I've noticed that my 870 stock is softer than the polymer on glocks and m&p's but still workable. Just start slow and practice on some old unused ar grips if you have any.

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countingbeans
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So here is my top 3 right now, and will get whichever goes on sale first:

1) Vortex Viper HS 6-24x50
2) Leupold VX-2 Target 6-18x40mm
3) Nikon Monarch 3 5-20x44mm



Or if Santa is good to me:

http://www.midwayusa.com/...=ProductFinding

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