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by Driftertank
Sun Apr 03, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Magazine dimensions (G3)
Replies: 9
Views: 1225

Re: Magazine dimensions (G3)

Just out of curiosity, WHY did you want to know G3 mag dimensions?

I've got more than a dozen of them, Steel, german surplus, sitting in my closet.
by Driftertank
Wed Mar 23, 2011 9:38 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: bad marksmanship...new vid from this morning news
Replies: 53
Views: 2216

Re: bad marksmanship...new vid from this morning news

He managed to drive the attackers away, and that's what counts I guess. Those are some lucky crooks, to walk away without like that. I do I think the gun would have been more useful as a firearm and not just a noise maker, as it was used in the video below; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AA_dgRdDh...
by Driftertank
Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:39 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: First time in over a year, Wal-Mart ammo fully stocked.
Replies: 48
Views: 1207

Re: First time in over a year, Wal-Mart ammo fully stocked.

Think I need to go look at Wally World here....
by Driftertank
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:36 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WTF Rifle of the Month *Open to all kinds of guns now*
Replies: 4161
Views: 417903

Re: WTF Rifle of the Month

I really like the HK diopters....but as pointed out, they are poorly implemented and poorly thought out in that case.

Tac forearms and VFG's are kinda....wrong.....on AK's.
by Driftertank
Mon Apr 19, 2010 12:30 am
Forum: Training
Topic: Day at the range...
Replies: 16
Views: 850

Re: Day at the range...

Every once in a while you'll meet cool people at the range. I remember the first time I shot a 1911, I was just out of high school and had my 12ga up at the range late in the afternoon, and since it was getting dim, I was putting on a light show with some 3" buck loads (18" chokeless barrel :mrgreen...
by Driftertank
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 7.62x54r Handloading....components?
Replies: 8
Views: 578

Re: 7.62x54r Handloading....components?

Is the 7.62x29 a .311 bullet too? Or is that just an "El-cheapo" plink round?

Wiki says that nominal bullet diameter for the x39 is .300. I don't think that would be a very accurate round out of the (nominally) .311-.312 bore of a M-N.
by Driftertank
Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Best Milsurp 7.62x54r?
Replies: 15
Views: 1035

Re: Best Milsurp 7.62x54r?

Bleah. Seems like all milsurp for M-N's is corrosive. My personal favorite load is the Brown Bear/Barnaul 203 SP.

I know, completely not what you wanted to hear, but it's my .02
by Driftertank
Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:54 am
Forum: Training
Topic: What is considered good accuracy
Replies: 68
Views: 2040

Re: What is considered good accuracy

"No, your honor, I only fired 8 times. I have no idea why there happened to be 2 empty magazines already at the crime scene, and can only assume the other 16 holes in the assailant were a pre-existing condition..."
by Driftertank
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:54 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is considered good accuracy
Replies: 68
Views: 2040

Re: What is considered good accuracy

Where's the 3-shot string from? I was always taught to double-tap and assess. Is three the "new standard" in tactical pistol training?
by Driftertank
Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:13 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Carrying your firearm while bugging out
Replies: 91
Views: 5545

Re: Carrying your firearm while bugging out

I hope to be out early enough to still be able to use a truck, so I can still carry extra ammo and food and such. However, I won't PLAN on having a vehicle at my disposal. Working on picking up a vest. At the risk of painting myself like a mall-ninja, my bug-out gear plan will be my PTR-91 on a 3-po...
by Driftertank
Sat Apr 10, 2010 11:47 pm
Forum: Training
Topic: What is considered good accuracy
Replies: 68
Views: 2040

Re: What is considered good accuracy

Good enough in my book. If that's an SD pistol, try again after jogging a bit, and have a buddy with a stopwatch put some pressure on you to shoot quickly. Or better yet, if you have a buddy who knows how to shoot pretty well, go head to head. I have a buddy, Marine who can outshoot me on my best da...
by Driftertank
Fri Apr 09, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: PAW Bolt GUns?
Replies: 68
Views: 1970

Re: PAW Bolt GUns?

'Nother Nagant owner. I plan to keep it handy if possible, but mostly either to arm other people in my party, or in the unlikely even that both my PTR and my SKS crap out on me. Bolt guns, especially relatively awkward bolt guns like the Nagant, can't provide the volume of fire to repel raiders, und...
by Driftertank
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: New bullpup stock for...
Replies: 55
Views: 13435

Re: New bullpup stock for...

Yep. Aussies = AUG Brits = L85 French = FAMAS Chinese = Type 95 (or was, apparently) Israelis = Phasing in Tavor Far as I know, anyway. And let's not forget the much vaunted FN P90. They LOVE it in Hollywoodland. Except that we're pretty much in bed with the AR platform for the foreseeable future, t...
by Driftertank
Thu Apr 08, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Real world experiment- loaded AK mag for 5 years
Replies: 22
Views: 1226

Re: Real world experiment- loaded AK mag for 5 years

I have heard of loaded magazines losing the spring temper if kept loaded in places with relatively extreme climate change (in cars, garages, etc.) for long periods (years). Not catastrophic failures, not even noticeable when handling. But enough to cause an occasional FTF. As long as you take them o...
by Driftertank
Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:30 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: My own preferences.
Replies: 39
Views: 1195

Re: My own preferences.

To be honest, I'm not really new, I just use 1911A1 as a generalized term, I really HATE Civilian versions, because of the forward assist. It's been a favorite since I was young. Forward assist on a 1911? :? I know, pretty sure what he's getting at has already been addressed, but so far, his posts ...
by Driftertank
Wed Mar 31, 2010 4:19 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: 600 Nitro Express handgun -- The Zombie Killer!!!
Replies: 28
Views: 2119

Re: 600 Nitro Express handgun -- The Zombie Killer!!!

Yeah, every time I see something like this, I hear the line from Jurassic Park, uttered by Jeff Goldblum:

"Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should."
by Driftertank
Wed Mar 31, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Motor oil?
Replies: 36
Views: 1151

Re: Motor oil?

ATF is an extremely high-detergent type of lubricant. It's great for cleaning andpreventing gunk build up; in fact, the old "Poor man's engine flush" is to put half a quart of ATF in your engine and run it for a while before changing your oil. It will help break up sludge and tarnish so it comes out...
by Driftertank
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Motor oil?
Replies: 36
Views: 1151

Re: Motor oil?

Any oil is better than no oil, and I imagine good synthetic motor oils with teflon-type additives (API energy-conserving rated) would work rather well, in very sparing quantities. The thicker the better, generally. Remember, much of the lubricity effect of standard motor oils is due to the fact that...
by Driftertank
Tue Mar 30, 2010 10:22 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Browning Hi-Power....... mag drop free?
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Re: Browning Hi-Power....... mag drop free?

Have a buddy with a Hi-Power in .40. He only uses the mags that have the little mousetrap spring in the bottom. They'll jump out while being held in any direction other than straight up. Really a cool little feature that would be a nice option on mags for other guns too...
by Driftertank
Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:08 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Who can bump fire?
Replies: 118
Views: 3262

Re: Who can bump fire?

I do it. I don't make a habit of it, but it can be entertaining. With my rifles I can actually be FAIRLY accurate - in the sense I can put a handful of rounds into a B-27 target from 100 yards or so. As far as a tactic, the only time I could see it being useful would be if engaged by non-military pe...
by Driftertank
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:27 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Apartment dweller question
Replies: 80
Views: 1658

Re: Apartment dweller question

Oooh! Then for even more fun, take said mannequin in the back yard in the middle of the night, and noisily bury it. When the lights come on in the neighbor's house, throw a lawn chair over the half-buried mannequin and sit in it, trying to look like nothing's out of the ordinary. Bonus points if you...
by Driftertank
Sun Mar 21, 2010 10:19 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Apartment dweller question
Replies: 80
Views: 1658

Re: Apartment dweller question

I like to get a mannequin and wrap it in a tarp. Then I unload that, and suddenly the gun cases don't seem to matter so much to the neighbors anymore.... :twisted:

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