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  1. J

    How much ammo do you need?

    4000 rounds of 9mm doesn't last through very many range trips for some.
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    Remington Firearms

    Me too! I just got it a couple months ago. They are not easy to find anymore. Remington received a bunch of the M24 sniper rifles back from service, built new rifles using the issued stocks, scopes, bipod, etc., then sold them as "Collectors Editions.". Many of them had the rattle can camo...
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    Remington Firearms

    I think the USMC were the only ones to use the Unertl 8x scopes on the model 1903A1. As far as I know, most M1903A4 rifles used the Weaver 330 (which is called the M73B1 for military issue). Later, I think some M82 and M84 scopes made their way onto the 1903A4 but most used the M73B1. I wish...
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    Remington Firearms

    Weaver M8 scope on the 1903A4 but it would have originally come with the M73B1. Functionally the M8 is the same except the adjustment knob size. This rifle was sold as a "scopeless" sniper through the DCM back in the early 1960's. It really deserves to have a proper scope installed but nice...
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    Remington Firearms

    Here's my favorite two Remington's, both USGI sniper rifles. 1944 1903A4 US ARMY M24
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    Tire Noise Science

    The trailing edge of the tread block actually wears faster but the result is still the same - more noise. The cross-rotation (so that the tire is rotating in the opposite direction) will help to even out the "heal-toe" wear. This is a big negative of directional tread patterns. They are...
  7. J

    Deciding on optics

    ACOG TA31 4x32. These are really hard to beat. You aren't just paying for the name. These things are easy to use and extremely durable and reliable.
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    Best protectant for tire sidewalls.

    What are you trying to protect the sidewall from? Generally tires don't need to have any chemicals added to them. The protective agents from environment (UV, Oxygen, etc.) are all 'baked' in.
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    Importance of Matching Tires - Front/Rear

    There can be some handling issues in situations like this. Tires have different levels of grip, vertical stiffness, torsional stiffness, response, recovery, damping, etc. and you could end up with some odd vehicle handling as a result. Just the difference in grip level from front to rear can...
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    dry rot

    Soap and water is really all you should use. Many of the products people put on the sidewalls to protect the rubber actually do the opposite. Tires already have anti-ozonants and anti-oxidants formulated in the rubber.
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    5.56x45 NATO v 0.223 Remington

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Alfred_B</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by jjjxlr8</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    5.56x45 NATO v 0.223 Remington

    I often see people charge the first round with the muzzle tilted up. They aren't expecting the rifle to fire when the bolt closes on the round as it's chambered. Hopefully you don't experience that issue with the .223 ammo.
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    5.56x45 NATO v 0.223 Remington

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by Alfred_B</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Finally there is ammo available so bought 1,000 rounds OF .223 at Midway USA.</div></div> Make sure you have the rifle pointed at the target when you let go of the bolt handle to...
  14. J

    Short Barrel 308

    Georgia Precision makes a really nice 18" barreled tack driver called the Gladius. If you have a tight budget, though, look elsewhere.
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    5.56x45 NATO v 0.223 Remington

    Unfortunately you picked a bad time to get into a new caliber. You'll just have to wait a few months and some good 5.56 will pop up, although probably at elevated prices.
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    5.56x45 NATO v 0.223 Remington

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted by WyrTwister</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Never shot an AK in 5.56mm . Honestly , I never considered 7.62 x 39mm to have much recoil ?</div></div> AK's in 5.56 and 5.45x39 have a MUCH lower felt recoil than...
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    5.56x45 NATO v 0.223 Remington

    I would stick with the 5.56x45 ammunition. There are some .223 cartridges that may have more sensitive primers than the military spec 5.56. This can result in slam fires even with a spring loaded firing pin. If you have a free-float firing pin, certainly stock with the 5.56 ammo to be safe...
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    Lee Loaders

    I started my reloading hobby with a Lee Loader in .30 carbine. Loaded between 800 and 900 rounds before getting a single stage press. Made me REALLY appreciate the single stage press and being able to decap and size at the same time. I never liked tapping the primers in by hand with the Lee...
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    spray paint the wheel bead

    Just make sure to tell the shop not to wire brush your wheels when you get the tires mounted. They often have inexperienced people doing this work and if the store policy says to wire brush the wheels and apply bead sealer to every tire before mounting, that's what you might get even if it's...
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