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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,
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.
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?

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.
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
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?  ???
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.
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.
Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Pistol Caliber AR Build
« Last post by nosimij on February 19, 2019, 12:03:59 am »

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.
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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