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Old 10-22-2013, 05:59 PM   #30856
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Thanks to a couple of you, I picked this baby up today:


Ruger GP100


Really looking forward to getting the bad boy out to the range!
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Old 10-22-2013, 06:13 PM   #30857
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glock 30

i'm glad we're all getting along and loving BOTH glocks and 1911s these days.

got bit by the new gun/new caliber bug.

ordered a glock 30 gen4. we'll see how long it takes...

i already handload 45acp, and have a few ways to use it up.

my plan for the 30 is to get a conversion barrel for 10mm, and start loading that.

any experience here with either the conversion barrels or loading 10? still not sure which bullets i should start with. 200? 180?
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:21 PM   #30858
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i'm glad we're all getting along and loving BOTH glocks and 1911s these days.

got bit by the new gun/new caliber bug.

ordered a glock 30 gen4. we'll see how long it takes...

i already handload 45acp, and have a few ways to use it up.

my plan for the 30 is to get a conversion barrel for 10mm, and start loading that.

any experience here with either the conversion barrels or loading 10? still not sure which bullets i should start with. 200? 180?
A note on reloading 10mm.
If you load them near the top end of the power scale, don't reuse the brass more than a couple of times. I had some ruptures way back when I used to reload. I do not recall what the load was, but it was something I got out of a magazine for deer hunting. all of my older brass bulged, cracked or ruptured. No problems with first reloads. I ended up loading my older brass light and didn't have any issues.
I have a Delta Elite, not a Glock so I can't help you with a conversion info.
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Old 10-22-2013, 07:50 PM   #30859
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Live from the range..... Super slow motion catches bullet leaving barrel.


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Squib!
Good Catch, Luckily someone less experienced did not fire another round.
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:05 PM   #30860
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About 10 years ago I bought a Leupold Mk IV 16x mil-dot that I had mounted on an AR-50. Nice scope for long-range shooting, but I ended up selling the gun without the scope. I tried to sell the scope locally but had no takers as I wasn't inclined to give it away, and I have been struck by what a bunch of cheap bastiges a large number of gun people can truly be. None of the rifles I have now really "need" that scope. I have a nice M1A NM and thought about putting it on that, but the mounting system for the M1A is a little funky at best, plus I like shooting the Springfield with OEM iron sights, so now I'm thinking about picking up some sort of bolt gun in 308, maybe a Rem. 700 SPS Tactical, to put under the scope.
The REm SPS or a Savage 10 would be very good choices
Edit: though the 20" barrel may be a bit short for a 16x scope (not that the power wouldnt be nice)
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Old 10-22-2013, 09:41 PM   #30861
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Good Catch, Luckily someone less experienced did not fire another round.
That's what happens when you load your own and insert the primer but somehow forget to add the powder.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:32 AM   #30862
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That's what happens when you load your own and insert the primer but somehow forget to add the powder.
I would think that the primer alone it would not even make it that far....you can see the groves cut in, I would have thought there would not be enough oomph to get it that far and make the groves
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:22 AM   #30863
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Bought a new...

Buck Mark .22 yesterday. Found it a week ago at my local gun shop on consignment. Nice pistol, adjustable sights, heavy barrel, small rail already installed and cocobolo wood grips.

Story goes a guy bought it, picked it up, called the store Back wanting to exchange it for something else cause his buddy convinced him the Browning wasn't any good...so they put it in the used case at a decent price and now its mine.

He apparently never even got it home, turned around and drove back to the store to return it. I'm thinking he should have consulted his buddy before he bought it in the first place. He's out the DROS fees and the consignment fees, I get a never been fired pistol to go with my Ruger Mk1.

A good day at the gun shop.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:29 AM   #30864
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I don't need more guns. I really don't. But I love guns, and I love shooting. I have a few stashes of parts taking up space in the garage, and I just got offered a FNAR in trade.

I'd really rather have the cash, but a FNAR is hard to refuse...
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:55 AM   #30865
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He apparently never even got it home, turned around and drove back to the store to return it. I'm thinking he should have consulted his buddy before he bought it in the first place. He's out the DROS fees and the consignment fees...
1) His "buddy" was flat wrong. And 2) some people obviously have more money than brains.

Good find!
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:15 AM   #30866
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I don't need more guns. I really don't. But I love guns, and I love shooting. I have a few stashes of parts taking up space in the garage, and I just got offered a FNAR in trade.

I'd really rather have the cash, but a FNAR is hard to refuse...
I'd find that hard to resist.

It's a good thing my LGS does not have an SCAR 17 in stock.

They do have an interesting Remington AR varient in .243 - it's literally a deer AR...if it was not in camo and 1,500 buckersooskis...

There's a guy who buys at least a gun every month here in town - the LGS guy says he's got a safe full of stuff he's never fired and probably never will - can't decide if that's an interesting retirement account or just plain nuts - I know we all fall on a spectrum but there are some interesting fringes I guess.

I'm not sure I understand massive gun ownership of something I'm never going to shoot - but then I think about some of the really hard to find stuff like a pre-ban Thompson SMG that might be too valuable to use very often. Truth be told, I'm way to ignorant to understand the finer points of collecting guns.

I need to get to the range before the temps go down much more. Going to be snow on the ground full time here in not too many more weeks.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:18 AM   #30867
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Story goes a guy bought it, picked it up, called the store Back wanting to exchange it for something else cause his buddy convinced him the Browning wasn't any good...so they put it in the used case at a decent price and now its mine.
With friends like that, that former owner aught to unfriend him.

I mean, if someone asked me, I'd give an opinion before they bought it, but afterwards? Kind of dickish IMHO.

Just becuase I don't like a certain choice, does not mean I'm right, lots of others love that particular brand. Just because I like something, does not make it perfect for another person.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:48 AM   #30868
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Thanks to a couple of you, I picked this baby up today:


Ruger GP100


Really looking forward to getting the bad boy out to the range!
Sweet I am looking to pick one of those up in the near future......
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:44 AM   #30869
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I'd find that hard to resist.

It's a good thing my LGS does not have an SCAR 17 in stock.

They do have an interesting Remington AR varient in .243 - it's literally a deer AR...if it was not in camo and 1,500 buckersooskis...

There's a guy who buys at least a gun every month here in town - the LGS guy says he's got a safe full of stuff he's never fired and probably never will - can't decide if that's an interesting retirement account or just plain nuts - I know we all fall on a spectrum but there are some interesting fringes I guess.

I'm not sure I understand massive gun ownership of something I'm never going to shoot - but then I think about some of the really hard to find stuff like a pre-ban Thompson SMG that might be too valuable to use very often. Truth be told, I'm way to ignorant to understand the finer points of collecting guns.

I need to get to the range before the temps go down much more. Going to be snow on the ground full time here in not too many more weeks.
A 243 AR......must simply be an AR10 as the 243 round is nothing more than the 308 necked down to 6mm/.243. It would use the exact same mags as an AR10 too. I'm thinking that for deer (or any sort of "big game" as opposed to varmints) I'd prefer the basic 308.

I have some guns in my safe that I haven't shot in years, decades even. A number of them are old guns that belonged to my dad, family heirlooms, but some are guns I bought new in the '70s or '80s and either just don't shoot, or are now collectible and have sort of become safe-queens by default. Kind of depressing to realize that shit I bought as an adult is now considered a goddamn antique!! I'm not sure what to do with some of it, though, do I sell it so when I croak my kids/grandkids don't have to deal with it, or do I hang on? I don't need the money, am still working and have more than enough to get by, and cash is not that fabulous these days with suck-ass interest rates. The answer hasn't come......I need a magic 8-ball.

What do you guys think? When you get to be in your 60s, like me, and are still shooting some and generally healthy, what to do with all those guns that you don't shoot? Other than sending them to you, that is!! I know I'll hear that one!
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:12 AM   #30870
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A 243 AR......must simply be an AR10 as the 243 round is nothing more than the 308 necked down to 6mm/.243. It would use the exact same mags as an AR10 too. I'm thinking that for deer (or any sort of "big game" as opposed to varmints) I'd prefer the basic 308.

I have some guns in my safe that I haven't shot in years, decades even. A number of them are old guns that belonged to my dad, family heirlooms, but some are guns I bought new in the '70s or '80s and either just don't shoot, or are now collectible and have sort of become safe-queens by default. Kind of depressing to realize that shit I bought as an adult is now considered a goddamn antique!! I'm not sure what to do with some of it, though, do I sell it so when I croak my kids/grandkids don't have to deal with it, or do I hang on? I don't need the money, am still working and have more than enough to get by, and cash is not that fabulous these days with suck-ass interest rates. The answer hasn't come......I need a magic 8-ball.

What do you guys think? When you get to be in your 60s, like me, and are still shooting some and generally healthy, what to do with all those guns that you don't shoot? Other than sending them to you, that is!! I know I'll hear that one!
I'd sell those I never shoot for what I could get now before the whole sellers market disappears again. Oh, and send me ONE of any of them! I am not cartridge prejudiced so ANYTHING!
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