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I learned two  three things. 

1. Apparently Winchester has come out with a new cartridge, the 6.8mm. 

Just what we need, another 6.something mm cartridge. 

 

 

2. During WW II Japan produced a version of the M1 Garand. 

 

Haven't had time to read the articles.

 

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3.    LSMFT   Last page has an advertisement for Lucky Strikes cigarettes. 

Haven't seen that for a number of years. 

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For the very first time I got mine two days before you. :)

 

I agree. Who needs another 6.? Cartridge?

 

The Japanese reverse engineered the crap out of pretty much everything they could get their hands on before WW2. 
 

What is the deal with The Dope Bag? That is the first thing I turn to when I get my magazine. A rifle and a scope. That’s it. The Tikka T1x rimfire and an EoTech scope that I would never even try to afford. 
 

And how about Walther’s answer to the Hi-Point C9 pistol? Yuck!

Compare: Walther on top. Hi-Point below. 
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Well, I hope to be able to read all of my issues for the past 12 months by the middle of next month.

 

Soo there!

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3 minutes ago, Chief Rick said:

Well, I hope to be able to read all of my issues for the past 12 months by the middle of next month.

 

Soo there!

I hope you do too. :)

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Basically the new 6.8 is a slightly shorter version of the 270 WSM and rifles chambered for it have fast twist (1 in 7.5-8 depending on rifle).  Thats so they can fling heavy for caliber, up to 175gr, at elk further than most people can walk in an afternoon and at paper targets even further.

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Why do we need all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or 

.45 ACP or .44  .45 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

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1 minute ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

Why do we need all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or 

.45 ACP or .44 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

NEED has nothing to do with it...;)

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3 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

Why do we need all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or 

.45 ACP or .44  .45 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

 

2 hours ago, Red Gauntlet , SASS 60619 said:

I couldn't find .44 Colt ammo on the shelves even before the shortage.

Thanks Red. I fixed it. Old eyes I guess. 

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Pretty boring issue!

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All print magazines have pretty much gone to ---- lately, due to online editions with most of the good stuff.

I used to really enjoy Outdoor Life and Field and Stream when they had all the departments staffed with writers who tried to give us solid information.

Now, the dog training columns and etc. are gone and the rifle columns are mostly question and answer with some smart-alec answering to liven things up.

Sigh.

 

Duffield

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6 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

Why do would we need want all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or 

.45 ACP or .44  .45 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

 

 

6 hours ago, Chief Rick said:

NEED has nothing to do with it...;)

Fixed it. 

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i was going to read that article on the jap M1garand as well but i have not gotten to it yet either , it is on my stack of things to do , hope its enlightening - i got too many things in the stack to waste my remaining time on , 

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5 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

 

 

Fixed it. 

Because at times like this, when you have no idea what you'll find in the store for loaded ammo or components, you'll be able to shoot.

 

At least that's what I tell myself.

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13 hours ago, Duffield, SASS #23454 said:

All print magazines have pretty much gone to ---- lately, due to online editions with most of the good stuff.

 

 

Don't know if you saw the thread on the latest issue of Guns of the Old West, but it was the best issue of that magazine I can recall.  Definitely the best since they changed ownership, possibly the best ever. 

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21 hours ago, Pat Riot, SASS #13748 said:

And how about Walther’s answer to the Hi-Point C9 pistol? Yuck!

Compare: Walther on top. Hi-Point below. 
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That made me laugh because the podcasts I listen to have been talking about the PDP lately and weirdly enough, none have mentioned that it's butt ugly.  Alls I know is that it fits the hand well and has a great trigger.  They've even had walther execs on the show ... you'd think the walther guys would realize it's ugly. 

 

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22 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

Why do we need all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or 

.45 ACP or .44  .45 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

We don't, just something to sell. Especially the newer generations always have to have something "new and improved". In one of my Jack O'Connor books he wrote that he had no doubt that we could get along quite well with just the .22 LR, 12 ga. and .30/06 but the gun companies would go broke and gun writers would be out of a job. Sounds like ole Jack nailed it as usual.

JHC

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23 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

Why do we need all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or 

.45 ACP or .44  .45 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

That would make collecting waaay too easy.

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1 minute ago, Sarge said:

That would make collecting waaay too easy.

Well, right you are, Sarge.   But, and there is always that ugly but,  it makes collecting brass and bullets for reloading much easier. :)

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20 hours ago, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

 

Thanks Red. I fixed it. Old eyes I guess. 

Looks good to me, but I have no need for a .44 Mag and you forgot .22LR.

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On 3/2/2021 at 11:25 AM, Badger Mountain Charlie SASS #43172 said:

Why do we need all of these calibers? 

I'm good with 30-06, 30-30, or .44 Mag.  in a rifle, or .22 LR, and

.45 ACP or .44  .45 Colt, or .38 Special in a handgun. :)

 

 

5 minutes ago, Forty Rod SASS 3935 said:

Looks good to me, but I have no need for a .44 Mag and you forgot .22LR.

There, I added it in.  That post is becoming a work-in-process. 

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15 hours ago, watab kid said:

i was going to read that article on the jap M1garand as well but i have not gotten to it yet either , it is on my stack of things to do , hope its enlightening - i got too many things in the stack to waste my remaining time on , 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Sixgun Sheridan said:

 

 

Weird looking duck, but I still haven't read the article. perhaps I should shut down and go do that.

 

ED: I read the article. It is a strange duck. 

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