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12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:
I did some garage sale shopping the other day and picked up a Choate SKS stock for almost nothing.

Which one?

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RickOShea wrote:
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I did some garage sale shopping the other day and picked up a Choate SKS stock for almost nothing.

Which one?


I'm not sure of the exact model, but it's the one with a side folding butt stock.

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COMMON SENSE POST...

I was shooting some pumpkins this weekend with my 16 inch 30-30. I was using Federal 150 gr non-typicals... they are flat nosed soft points.

In comparison to the hollow-points and round nose ammo of the same weight and velocity: the flat nose ammo left entrance holes the size of a child's fist, where all the other 30-30 ammo made .30 caliber holes. Exit holes were about the same.

Now, I know pumpkins are not a ballistic standard, but I think there is something to be said for using flat nose ammo in soft/aqueous mediums. I carried them white tail hunting but passed up a shot at 20 yards on a 6 point... so who knows if pumpkins and deer are made of the same material...

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COMMON SENSE POST...

I was shooting some pumpkins this weekend with my 16 inch 30-30. I was using Federal 150 gr non-typicals... they are flat nosed soft points.

In comparison to the hollow-points and round nose ammo of the same weight and velocity: the flat nose ammo left entrance holes the size of a child's fist, where all the other 30-30 ammo made .30 caliber holes. Exit holes were about the same.

Now, I know pumpkins are not a ballistic standard, but I think there is something to be said for using flat nose ammo in soft/aqueous mediums. I carried them white tail hunting but passed up a shot at 20 yards on a 6 point... so who knows if pumpkins and deer are made of the same material...


There are some old hunters who would agree rather strongly that flat points knock down game and have a more significant impact on target. Some swear by wadcutters. But then again some of those old hunters perpetuate some stupid myths. But it is hard to argue with someone who has killed 800-1200 critters of all sizes and in every season. Flat points have done good on all the continents. So yeah, your pumpkin test had some pretty valid results. Thanks for sharing.

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JeeperCreeper's post reminds me of the first time I shot my Mosin. I lived out in the boonies at the time and decided to get a little range time in before the sun went down. I kind of miss that place now that I think of it.

I used a half a watermelon that wasn't exactly fresh and some Century branded "Hot Shot" 7.62x54r soft point ammo (that stuff was total crap, by the way.). One shot later and there's a fine mist of watermelon in the air and chunks of it all over my shooting area. :lol:

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How do you guys feel about $835 Saiga 308?

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w3rdtoyamama wrote:
How do you guys feel about $835 Saiga 308?


Price? I'd have to check gun broker.

For the rifle, a buddy has one. His has a 16 inch barrel. I don't shoot it now because I think it is too much bang. I'll only shoot a 20-21 inch barrel anymore. At this point he is starting to see things my way.

So just my feelings and opinions, but if you want one and it has the longer barrel I'd jump on it. Assuming GB says the price is right enough.

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How do you guys feel about $835 Saiga 308?


Price? I'd have to check gun broker.

For the rifle, a buddy has one. His has a 16 inch barrel. I don't shoot it now because I think it is too much bang. I'll only shoot a 20-21 inch barrel anymore. At this point he is starting to see things my way.

So just my feelings and opinions, but if you want one and it has the longer barrel I'd jump on it. Assuming GB says the price is right enough.
ya has 20" barrel. The price is after shipping and transfer fee.

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I don't know nuffin' about .308 AKs, but I always thought that 16" Vepr .308 was a nice lookin' stick....

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I've always had a neurotic twitch against Soviet designs chambered for NATO rounds.

And 7.62x39 Armalite-patterns for that matter.

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I'm still kicking myself for not picking up a VEPR 7.62x39 model when I bought my Glocks a couple years ago. I had the money, but I just didn't think to buy one of the "tactical" models that were being sold at that time.

Now they're super expensive (well, for me they are) and hard to get because of the damn import ban.

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w3rdtoyamama wrote:
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w3rdtoyamama wrote:
How do you guys feel about $835 Saiga 308?


Price? I'd have to check gun broker.

For the rifle, a buddy has one. His has a 16 inch barrel. I don't shoot it now because I think it is too much bang. I'll only shoot a 20-21 inch barrel anymore. At this point he is starting to see things my way.

So just my feelings and opinions, but if you want one and it has the longer barrel I'd jump on it. Assuming GB says the price is right enough.
ya has 20" barrel. The price is after shipping and transfer fee.


It is cheaper than a FAL or M14/M1A, and I prefer the barrel over a G3. In the context of MBRs I feel you have a winner.

Mags are a bit expensive, but not exactly a high production item.

Soft points will likely not be the best choice for hunting.

I'd put some Zhukov or Galil furniture on there and giggle with glee.

I can't say if the price is good or not without checking GB, but last I paid attention (4 years ago?), the prices were closer to $1000-$1200, IIRC.

Just my thoughts.

If I had the cash I'd pm you and try to snatch it from under you. I'm very hot for one of those.

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Looks like Caracal is making a 3rd run at it. Now made in the USA.....and hopefully, now made with less slide separation. :awesome:




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w3rdtoyamama wrote:
How do you guys feel about $835 Saiga 308?


I like it... I never shot one, but they had one on the commercial fishing vessel that my brother crewed... he said it was a hoot to shoot

I also feel like that's a good price considering it's a saiga

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RickOShea wrote:
Looks like Caracal is making a 3rd run at it. Now made in the USA.....and hopefully, now made with less slide separation. :awesome:





I never understood Caracal fully....

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How long do y'all think it'll be before Caracal issues another major recall on their pistols ? :lol:

And what's the deal with slide separation on them ? Is that why they've been off the market for the last four or years ?

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Report from my last pistol match:

Glock pmag 17 rounders caused issues in my Gen 3 Glock19. 15 rounders never had an issue with.

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RickOShea wrote:
Looks like Caracal is making a 3rd run at it. Now made in the USA.....and hopefully, now made with less slide separation.



Are there any verified instances of slide separation aside from the Paskistan incident that also involved Chinese ammo?

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Thanks for inoutr guys.
Veprs arent legal here due to stock. Saigas are without conversions. And other semi auto 308s are in the thousands. Only reason I considered it

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Thanks for inoutr guys.
Veprs arent legal here due to stock. Saigas are without conversions. And other semi auto 308s are in the thousands. Only reason I considered it


NY?

I saw some steel 10 rounders. And steel 5 rounders. I'd get those instead of the plastic ones.

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w3rdtoyamama wrote:
Thanks for inoutr guys.
Veprs arent legal here due to stock. Saigas are without conversions. And other semi auto 308s are in the thousands. Only reason I considered it


NY?

I saw some steel 10 rounders. And steel 5 rounders. I'd get those instead of the plastic ones.


I forgot the name of the company, but I saw a couple YouTube videos of some NY shooters who had modified 30 round mags (I think they were AK pattern mags and not .308 Saiga mags, though) that were permanently plugged for 10 rounds from there.

I can't for the life of me remember the company name, though. :(

I think it was either Gibbs or maybe some smaller company out of either Utah or Colorado.

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Report from my last pistol match:

Glock pmag 17 rounders caused issues in my Gen 3 Glock19. 15 rounders never had an issue with.

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There's thumbs forward shooting... and then there's thumbs forward shooting... Nice shooting :)

How long have you been competing??

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JeeperCreeper wrote:
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Report from my last pistol match:

Glock pmag 17 rounders caused issues in my Gen 3 Glock19. 15 rounders never had an issue with.

Tap racking one out:
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There's thumbs forward shooting... and then there's thumbs forward shooting... Nice shooting :)

How long have you been competing??


Concur... Nice shooting.

My 12-year-old daughter takes to it naturally. I honestly didn’t teach her the thumbs forward technique, just to point at the target with her eyes closed before taking the firearm in hand. She picked that up on her own.

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Seems to work well for her...
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The head shots and missed shots are from me doing mag dumps, she put every one of hers inside the 9-ring. By the time she was finished, there was almost no red left.

Real proud of how she’s developing her skills.

Looking forward to getting her to the point where she can benefit from professional instruction. I freely admit I’m no professional; just trying to just work on fundamentals and safe firearm handling with her so I don’t inadvertently teach her some bad techniques she’ll have to unlearn later in life.

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There's thumbs forward shooting... and then there's thumbs forward shooting... Nice shooting :)

How long have you been competing??

:lol:

Not sure coming last at my first USPSA pistol match counts as "competing" :mrgreen:

Also I lost my cool at the end of that stage after that great start BUT learning haha.

I've shot about 5 IDPA matches - and recently met some friends who are into USPSA and my age who have been pushing me. If I'm honest feel like now things are starting to click - when I started I struggled to hit a plate rack. This match I nailed it on one stage and almost nailed it again perfectly the next.

I've bought some scaled targets for dryfire.

The cross dominance perhaps has made the curve a bit steeper, getting better shooting glasses that don't fog up and just calming myself down to not feel judged by all these long time shooters is helping me progress. I really want to take a class though.

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