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Old 11-13-2012, 04:21 AM   #27451
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Just pulled the trigger (can I say that here?) on a brand spanking new Ruger 1911, in what they call "low glare stainless". It'll be here in about two weeks. Been thinking about getting back into handguns for a while now, joined the local gun club and got the ball rolling. It's stupid complicated here in Canada. Gun club is outside, so my new Ruger will have to live in my sock drawer till the snow melts.
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I have had one for a few months now....I think you will be very happy.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:48 AM   #27452
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Weatherby rifles are awesome.

The one in the pic is just a vanguard but I like it almost as much as my Mk5.

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:35 AM   #27453
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The one in the pick is just a vanguard but I like it almost as much as my Mk5.
The Vanguard is a Howa barrel and action. I have one in 30 06 and it's my "go to" rifle for a good time. I have open sights on it and it is a lot of fun. I wouldn't say your rifle is "just" a Vanguard. In my opinion, any rifle that carries the Weatherby name is something special. Weatherby is a premier company and a premier rifle maker.

The Vanguard has the classic Weatherby stock profile, and I think that makes a huge difference in felt recoil.

I met Roy Weatherby in the 1980s when their plant was in South Gate. He helped me select a rifle for my father. Roy Weatherby was a hell of a man and by all accounts his son Ed is the same.

You are going to have a lot of fun with your Weatherby.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:38 AM   #27454
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Wish they made those in 10mm.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:59 AM   #27455
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Is a Smith and Wesson 38 special worth $250? I know a guy that is pairing down his handgun inv. He's fired about 10 rounds through it. Was new when he bought it.

I know this is not a lot of info, but it is all I have and I'm new to the gun market.
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:01 AM   #27456
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Is a Smith and Wesson 38 special worth $250? I know a guy that is pairing down his handgun inv. He's fired about 10 rounds through it. Was new when he bought it.

I know this is not a lot of info, but it is all I have and I'm new to the gun market.
For that price, grab it and run!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:14 AM   #27457
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I may go pick up another single shot shotgun today...

I am on the fence about getting another Rossi or the EAA MP18 (Bakail IZH 18)

I will most likely come home with another 12 gauge...allthough a shop down the street has a Rmeinton Spartan 410 single shot (Bakail) and a cheap Italian folding 410 .. hmmmm
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:11 AM   #27458
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.223 :o

went shooting with an ADV mate and his new (to him) Remington .223

HOLLY SH!T!!! that "little" .223 have some MAJOR destructive power!!
It DESTROIED my target like it was butter, and I'm talking a almost 1/2 steel, with some heavy duty chain.. that was no match for the .223, even a little tree fell victim of it!
I think I need one.. actually EVERYONE needs one!




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Old 11-13-2012, 02:52 PM   #27459
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7.5x55. From what I have read a bunch of places everybody is reloading with .308 bullets too. I'll have to do a little more asking around about that, still have lots of M118 bullets. For vintage military you have to use the standard sights, so no target diopters and such. There were a number of them at Simpson's with target sights on them, prices last summer ranged from $300-$1000+. Most were in the $4-500 range. I can't remember but mine was $500 or less, I also bought a brand new second magazine for $80, it required a bit of latch fitting, no wonder they stamped the serial numbers on the originals.
Nice rifle! Did you check the butt plate compartment for a name tag? Many of them have a name tag from the previous owner in Switzerland....

The 7.5x55 Swiss uses .308 projectiles. The difference is that the Swiss measured the lands versus the grooves for the diameter.

Check out the following sites for tons of info:

Calguns Swiss Rifle Thread

Swiss Rifles Message Board

Grafs and Sons carries all sorts of accessories for Swiss rifles, particularly from a company called Swiss Products. These guys are Swiss rifle experts. Grafs
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:09 PM   #27460
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Finally got around to zeroing Fe Boys Ruger American .308 this morning (because my dumb-ass forgot to put my rifle in the truck and had nothing to hunt with). I gotta' tell ya' that for a $339 gun, it is a damn fine rifle. It took 11 rounds (3 were wasted due to handmade target error) to get it inside of an inch at 100 yards.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:25 AM   #27461
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Buddy of mine picked up the SIRT training pistol a few weeks ago and let me pracice a little bit. DAMN this thing is fun. Really helps with your speed & accuracy.

Take a look. http://youtu.be/VO1m1JNZNOw
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:14 PM   #27462
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WooooHoooo the gun shop is putting my new baby in the mail tomorrow. Should be in my eager little paws by Tuesday. They MAIL these things? WTF? Guess it's normal? My big yellow rubber gopher is SO toast!
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:45 PM   #27463
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Buddy of mine picked up the SIRT training pistol a few weeks ago and let me pracice a little bit. DAMN this thing is fun. Really helps with your speed & accuracy.

Take a look. http://youtu.be/VO1m1JNZNOw
I remembered reading that the robot guy from Top Shot was working on something like that. There he is in the video!
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Old 11-14-2012, 05:17 PM   #27464
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Finally got around to zeroing Fe Boys Ruger American .308 this morning (because my dumb-ass forgot to put my rifle in the truck and had nothing to hunt with). I gotta' tell ya' that for a $339 gun, it is a damn fine rifle. It took 11 rounds (3 were wasted due to handmade target error) to get it inside of an inch at 100 yards.
Friend is wanting a new hunting rifle in 308, the entry level plastic bangsticks have caught his eye. Ruger American, Remington 770, Savage AXIS, etc. Curious how well it works out for you.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:07 PM   #27465
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Friend is wanting a new hunting rifle in 308, the entry level plastic bangsticks have caught his eye. Ruger American, Remington 770, Savage AXIS, etc. Curious how well it works out for you.

Happy with my Savage Axis in .308! Bagged this 8pt Sunday at 110 yards. Came with a Bushnell scope 3-9 power. Was zeroed perfectly at 100 yards right out of the box. Used 6 rounds in practice, 7th round found its mark.

Pretty satisfied for the money(about $300). But the plastic magazine latch doesn't feel like it will last.
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