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Abilene Slim SASS 81783

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  1. It could be, tho I don’t recall Eleanor wearing glasses like that. She was seldom photographed with them in public. These pics are sometimes mislabeled. I’m surprised by the Gunny’s mustache. Doesn’t look regulation for that era.
  2. Yup, my M1 Garand shooting has gotten more expensive, but Garand-friendly .30-06 ammo wasn’t cheap to begin with. Still, it’s only gone up 15 cents a round from a few years ago, but it is harder to find. Plus, just a few clips scratches my itch. After that, I start to feel a little beat up, so I stop while I’m ahead. (4 reconstructive shoulder surgeries through the years take a toll.) That’s why I’m not considering anything in .308.
  3. Will take a rain check as Patty is recovering for 8 weeks from foot surgery. I get to be chauffeur, grocery shopper and occasional man servant. Thanks for the offer! Gonna go to the local long range Wednesday and shoot a pard’s 5.56 Sig. I’m definitely gonna try some of these before buying to see if I really like them. Safe queens are forbidden in our house.
  4. What’s the difference between these two? I don’t understand B5 furniture. Is that a cosmetic or functional feature? https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/250882 https://www.sportsmansoutdoorsuperstore.com/products2.cfm/ID/183931
  5. I understand. Your post seems to read the opposite? Note you can run 5.56 in a .223 chamber but not the other way around , except if it is .223 Wilde that's a in-between . EDIT: your second post is in line with my understanding of the Hornady link. Thank you!
  6. I thought it was the other way around? https://www.hornadyle.com/resources/le-faq/what-is-the-difference-between-556-nato-and-223-rem-ammunition
  7. Is that what Slowpoke Rodriguez (your avatar) looks like under his hat?
  8. Loving all this input, thanks pards! I’m gonna pass on a .308 model, as my Garand already provides enough giggles for a high power cartridge in a semi-auto rifle. Plus, the ammo has gotten spendy enough at close to a dollar a round. Some great info here about build vs buy. If I get one, it’ll be factory built since I’m so new to this. I hadn’t considered the necessity of acquiring the specialty tools. I’m not that committed just yet. Keep it coming pards, I’m learning a lot!
  9. I've only shot one once and have never really been all that interested in "black" rifles, plus, I have enough other wooden ones. But now that Biden has appointed Kamala as gun grabbing czar and apparently intends to make them a campaign issue, I suddenly want one. No way to justify it rationally. But now, just because - y'know? There are scads of these out there and I don't really know where to begin. I want a "standard" gun -- (black, looks like a standard issue military Colt) as opposed to one with all the bling and accoutrements such as folding stocks etc. One that shoots and functions well out of the box and doesn't need gunsmithing, if that even exists. It'll be for target shooting only as opposed to hunting. A basic scope is something to consider as my 70-year-old eyes ain't what they used to be. Maybe a suppressor down the road, but I don't have the funds for that right now. Needs to shoot commonly available ammo & components for reloading. So here goes: I don't trust the mainstream gun rags. Where do I look for unbiased info? What credible sources are there online? What's an average price point? What caliber - .223, 5.56? What brand? New or used? What are common issues to used are there to look out for? What features are necessary as opposed to optional? Build my own? (I'm pretty handy, but perhaps this is too big a step right now.) What's some b**s**t gun counter sales speak I should look out for? I'm open to anything else you good folks have to add. Thanks, pards!
  10. There was a scene in an episode during the time when Boyd “got”religion and got crosswise with daddy, who was in business with a drug cartel. Eva, Boyd and Raylan are trapped in a cabin during a hellacious gunfight with Boyd’s daddy and a couple of cartel members. Daddy is killed and one or more cartel members escapes, who is later dispatched by Boyd. During the gunfight and hunkered down in the cabin, Raylan says, “Hey Boyd, did you happen to bring your rocket launcher?”
  11. You mean like when Boyd Crowder didn’t have his rocket launcher in the shootout with his dad, Bo?
  12. Don’t know how old you are, but back in the day of film projectors, we did that by running the film in reverse. Actually, it goes back to the days of Charlie Chaplin. One of the earliest special effects.
  13. That “firm crimp” might be producing a small bulge in the case.
  14. Looks like the gun needs a compensator…
  15. What good is a gun stashed in a secret hidey hole if it can't be retrieved quickly? If it's easily retrieved, how secure is that gun when the vehicle is unattended?
  16. That might take care of my squirrel problem
  17. I’m not fond of single trigger SXS. Never found them to be any faster than two triggers. Plus, they don’t fail to reset for the second shot the way single triggers can.
  18. As a Civil Air Patrol search and rescue pilot, I can personally confirm that. Granted, the wrecks I found weren’t as big as an F-35, but when they auger in, the debris field can be pretty small. One wreck I found in the woods couldn’t be seen for 270 degrees of a 360 orbit.
  19. Knock yourself out. I live in Kansas, where there are places like El-dor-AY-doh and Ar-KAN-sas-city!
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