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Handguns / Re: The Ruger Charger...will this work?
« Last post by Dirty Bob on February 19, 2019, 11:50:47 am »
Iím hoping to go to the fun store today to pick up my new receiver!

Iím still debating which barrel to buy for my new ďChargerĒ...

Iíve decided on 1:16 rifling, for regular .22LR ammo. Although a 1:9 barrel for Aguila SSS 60-gr ammo might be fun, that stuff is expensive, and thereíd be a risk of putting time and money into a disappointing firearm.

Two questions remain: barrel length, and which barrel to buy?

Iím very tempted by the WhistlePig 6-inch lightweight barrel with threaded muzzle. I like a flash suppressor to protect the crown of a firearm thatís going to be carried around. How much am I really losing out on with a barrel this short? A 10- or 12-inch barrel adds bulk, but Iíd consider it if I thought performance would be significantly better.

Iím hoping to shoot this pistol with a brace ó and probably a folding mechanism ó at ranges from 25 out to at least 100 yards. No plans to hunt with it for now, beyond maybe a few squirrels.

Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance,
Bob
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Prayer Requests / Re: My Sister-in-Law Needs Prayers
« Last post by ar154me on February 19, 2019, 10:05:34 am »
I am also sorry to hear that PegLeg. You and your family have my prayers. May God help and guide you through your difficult times and bring you to happier times.
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Down Range Cafe / Re: I am moving again - too!
« Last post by ar154me on February 19, 2019, 10:00:26 am »
Sorry to see you leave Ky.

Will you still be able to make it to Knob Creek once in a while?

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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Pistol Caliber AR Build
« Last post by Rastus on February 19, 2019, 08:48:28 am »
Well, you guys may be on the way of convincing me there is a place in the world for a 300 blk.
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Handguns / Re: new life for an old pistol
« Last post by les snyder on February 19, 2019, 08:36:38 am »
follow up on the first Steel Challenge match... let's see, you shoot 5 strings of a minimum of 5 shots per string, check.... you have two 25 round magazines you down load a couple of rounds, check.... you intend to shoot 3 strings and then reload, check... you forget to reload at string 3, same at string 4, and on string 5 you get two shots off...

you may now laugh  :).... but, it won't happen again
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Down Range Cafe / Re: Classic joke thread...
« Last post by jumbofrank on February 19, 2019, 01:45:54 am »
When someone says, "It goes without saying", why do they go ahead and say it anyway?  ???
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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Pistol Caliber AR Build
« Last post by jumbofrank on February 19, 2019, 12:33:31 am »
I saw a ballistics chart that showed Double Tap 300 AAC Blackout with a Sierra Matchking 240 grain with 561 ft/lbs ME at 1025 fps. But it looks like they quit making it. That's 12 ft/lbs less that the last .45 ACP +P ammo I bought which is actually more powerful than some .357 Magnum ammo.

Remington makes a 220 grain 300 BLK load with 503 ft/lbs at the muzzle, but Midway was selling Remington UMC 220 grain with 539 ft/lbs. I think they quit making that one. I've seen .357 Magnum loads listed very close to that, like the 158 grain Gold Dot at 535 ft/lbs. CorBon had a 240 grain 300 BLK with 533 ft/lbs. That's only a 2 ft/lb difference but I think they quit making it.

There's a lot of variation in the power of different loads with the same bullet weight and I honestly can't tell you who's making what at the moment. But there are/were 220 and 240 grain 300 BLK loads ~= in power to some .357 Magnum loads, but not the most powerful .357 loads. There are a lot of 300 BLK loads under 500 ft/lbs too.
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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Not Tactical But Pretty
« Last post by nosimij on February 19, 2019, 12:13:27 am »
I saw one of these in PA chambered in 308 that the owner had his smith cut the barrel down to 16.  It was light, fast and handy.  I did not shoot it or see it shot but he said that for his shooting he did not notice any shortcomings of cutting down the barrel. 

I am sure you would not do that to that beautiful example which you stole buy the way good one.  Just an option for anyone else who is looking for a handy fast action heave hitter that is "less" scary.

I have always been a pump fan and one of these in 308 in on my bucket list.
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Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Pistol Caliber AR Build
« Last post by nosimij on February 19, 2019, 12:03:59 am »
 8)

Just hanging out and watching this thread.  I have a 45 Highpoint carbine, no comments please, It delivers the mail and has not had a functional issue that can be blamed on it yet. my reloads on the other had is a different conversation.  Shooting the 45 ACP through the 16in barrel is soft and actually quite with little felt recoil.  Only a 9 round mag and not a standard.  I have taken an Ohio White Tail with it but missed one (operator error I am sure) the next year so I went back to the 12GA.  They are now making a 10mm.  Do not count them out completely. Would be better with a larger cap mag. 

I am thinking about a PCC top end for an AR.  Actually debating that vs 300 in either rifle or pistol. So I am wanting to watch this thread.  At home defense distance all 3 would do the job.  I kind of like the 16in barrel 45 because it actually is very quite and little flash to go with it.
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Down Range Cafe / Re: I am moving again - too!
« Last post by Rastus on February 18, 2019, 06:45:52 pm »
Well Pathfinder...."That's another fine mess you've gotten yourself into."

I hope with the downsizing you are upsizing your bank account and using that to finance smoke poles.
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