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As if you don't already know, media is about agenda and not about truth...

Political Discussion / Re: Huntah Biden :facepalm:
« on: July 24, 2021, 04:17:52 PM »
Get back on topic
General Discussion / Re: Issues With a Local Gunsmith
« on: June 18, 2021, 05:47:53 AM »
Without naming names, I've had a local smith do some excellent work for me, a couple of jobs.  Turn around wasn't super quick, but reasonable.   However,  when I recommended him to an acquaintance for a pretty simple installation job, he gave him the run around and never ended up completing the work. 

In his defense, the guy is a one man operation, and isn't his full time occupation. It's two full time jobs, and sometimes family or primary job takes presidence.

Seems like the problem lies not on his work and skill, but in his communication and prioritization skills. 

I'd still recommend him to people,  but just have to give the warning, he might take a long while to have the work completed.   I didn't rush him, I just kept up good communication and friendly relation till the work was completed.   
Off Topic / Re: juneteenth
« on: June 18, 2021, 05:33:25 AM »
Constitutional conservatives should use this opportunity to educate the sheeple on the dangers and evils of the Democrat party, and how the modern Democrat party continues to attempt to perpetuate slavery by other means.
General Discussion / Re: Arizona CCW
« on: June 15, 2021, 07:07:47 PM »
I believe they(the person taking the fingerprints) have to be a notary as well.  Maybe that is the case regardless, don't know for sure.  The one that did mine was a notary.
Going to be ordering a custom action for my bolt gun soon.  For those who have gone the custom action route, any specific considerations for your choices?

I'm deciding between a few finalists, with Defiance and Curtis the top two. 

Then when you were chambering your barrel, any specific considerations?  For me. I want to maintain the range of being able to shoot from the magazine (so 2.800" to 2.810"), but also not "jumping a country mile" when I shoot the 168 gr hybrids.  I think I will stay in the 168 to 175 gr range, maybe into the 180s or so, but don't envision going to the 200+ range, at least not yet.  I'll be keeping my current Rem 700, which I am able to shoot the longer cartridges. 
So many choices. . .

A good gunsmith, that will chamber your rifle, should have an appropriate reamer for the bullet weights you want.  Discuss with the smith at the time of the build.  Heavier bullets in .308win is difficult, not enough case capacity to drive them.  Anything over 175 is diminishing returns IMHO.  Unless you plan on pushing the pressure envelope.  ;) Also, 200 grn + is so long, forget about mag feed.  You'll need to take up too much case capacity to fit into a magazine.
General Discussion / Re: Count the racist's
« on: June 02, 2021, 04:58:11 PM »
I know a lot of racist people, funny thing is they are all lefties.
General Discussion / Re: Who's Shooting This Weekend?
« on: May 28, 2021, 06:59:13 PM »
Nooo bro!  I feel your pain.  I was gone 9 months out of the year for the last 6 years so I had a hard time makin time to go.  I’m finally found myself with more free time.
Welcome back Ku!
Firearms and Accessories / Re: Glock 48
« on: May 17, 2021, 06:04:33 PM »
I have one. I like it.  Feels less blockish than a 19.  The grip isn't that large/long, would be great for CCW if that were allowed here, or CCW in a free state.  Factory sights suck, nothing new.  Overall happy with the purchase and use.
Political Discussion / Re: Backdablue
« on: April 27, 2021, 04:56:47 PM »
Political Discussion / Re: Backdablue
« on: April 26, 2021, 06:52:13 PM »
I support the rank and file but the brass hate the constitution and the union is a criminal racket
Off Topic / Re: Financial Education Movement
« on: April 26, 2021, 06:49:32 PM »
That would mean that Kids would be edumacated on how you need to pay back loans if you take out loans....  Can't have that, now can we?...
KITV/HNN is in an all out propaganda trip lately.  Blatantly making criminals look like saints.  It's really starting to piss me off.....
General Discussion / Re: Hpd bodycam footage
« on: April 16, 2021, 09:47:06 PM »
Doesn't really matter in my eyes.  The guy charged and started beating on them.  They attempted to tazer him, then finally had to shoot when he attempted to smash the 1st officers skull.  Could have been any of us trying out help out a frantic neighbor.  Good shoot IMO.. 
Reloading / Re: 223 Federal ammo brass sucks!
« on: April 15, 2021, 07:09:49 PM »
I don’t reload for .223, but I have a bunch of buddies that use my Fed .223 and 5.56 brass for .300 Blk. I haven’t heard them complaining...

I’ve switched to Lapua for .308. I had gotten through a few firings on FGMM brass and did notice primer pockets giving out at a decently high rate tho.
Just passing on what I've both read and have experienced.  Prepping brass is a time consuming process and being able to reuse the brass multiple times is a great plus.  Good call on using Lapua.
Reloading / Re: 223 Federal ammo brass sucks!
« on: April 15, 2021, 06:40:44 PM »
That sucks.  Is that once fired from say 193?  Or the FGMM stuff too? 

I don't think I'll be reloading for .223 any time soon, but may start gradually picking up components.  I have a lot of once fired brass, but mostly 193. . .

Been a known issue for some time.  FGMM too.  Brass from federal is one time use.
Firearms and Accessories / Re: AR15...shim a barrel extension
« on: April 09, 2021, 06:13:22 PM »
I've done it, but have not evaluated if it makes any difference.  The rifle is a 6.5 Grendel and shoots about .75 MOA.  Made me feel better that the barrel wasn't sloppy in the upper, but in reality the AR platform is so loose in all it's components, just shimming the barrel and not addressing everything else, I'm not convinced it helps to a measurable degree.
General Discussion / Re: Chief Ballard to step down June 1st 2021
« on: April 09, 2021, 06:09:52 PM »
We need a chief of police that works for the people of Honolulu County, not one that works exclusively for the government and is a political hack. You know, like someone who will actually abide their OATH OF OFFICE. Bye. See you later.
Reloading / Re: My Bolt Action .308 Reloading - Sharing Experience
« on: March 01, 2021, 10:39:11 PM »
Pics or video, or it didn't happen.   ;D 

I just got a bunch of Berger 168 gr hybrids and 175 gr target boolits in to test with.  The 168 grs are hard to find, so I have less of those.  I mean I can find them in stock at some places, but at about 20-25% premium.  I am ok with waiting on the suppliers with better pricing to get their stock in.

I am planning on varying seating depths for sure, but will be starting with mag length and shorter.  I am ok with going beyond mag length, but probably not until later.  I almost bought a bunch of the Berger 185 hybrids and 200.20x, but the "less room and lower velocity" is what kept me from going there, at least not yet.  For now, I've decided to stick with the 168 - 175 gr range since I've been testing with SMK 175 gr.  For now, I'm jumping "lots of" thous. . .  ;D

Here's a 10 round group, if I remember correctly,  of the 155 load after sighting into the X ring. 

This was about 4 years ago when I tuned that load...

Don't have one of the golf tees, lol. It tears up the target. 🤣

Ren is a much better shooter than I am.  Prone off a bipod and bag only has you concentrating on a few of the base fundamentals.  More of a wind reading game after you have all your equipment dialed in.  Position shooting is much more demanding on all aspects of riflery.

Can't find my test target pic for the 168's. I think it's on my old computer.
Reloading / Re: My Bolt Action .308 Reloading - Sharing Experience
« on: March 01, 2021, 05:55:25 PM »
Have any of you had a new barrel chambered to replace an existing rifle/caliber?  Did you have the chamber dimension, including freebore, "fit" to a specific boolit?  Or did you target a range of boolits?

I'm at least a few months from seriously pursing a "next rifle", but leading idea is custom action and barrel for .308.  Right now, I'm in the 168-175 gr range, with potentially going into the 185-200 gr range.  All would fit with the generous freebore in my current factory action rifle, but I would rather have the chambering closer to the 168-175 gr boolits. 

I am in the research phases of this.  Still have plenty of life in my current rifle and plenty of growing to do with my reloading learning process.  I think I will be getting there eventually.  With the lead times in some of the custom actions in the 3-4 month range, I want to start the process ahead of time. 

If I'm not careful, I'll be going down the AR path with two different precision rifles going concurrently.   :-\ :-X :crazy:

My custom target rifle is chambered in "95 Palma"  which has a very short freebore to accommodate 155 grain projectiles.  I have used deep seated 308 boolits from 155 to 185.  Of course the large bullets take up a lot of room for powder, so heavy projectiles can't be driven as fast.  The chamber shoots lights out with 155 grain SMK tipped, and even better with 168 Berger hybrids. 

All that being said. I don't chase the lands and am happy to be jumping bullets 20 or 30 thou

Talking about one puka @ 100yards and head of golf tees at 300
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