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    camping, hunting, shooting, cigars, bourbon, pontificating ...

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  1. dnewton3

    Glock 17 accuracy question

    If you truly have a bbl issue send it to Glock and have them assess. They may well warranty the bbl. It should shoot better than that. You may have to get a factory authorized aromorer to do it for you.
  2. dnewton3

    new RIA 1911

    Just finally got around to shooting it over this past weekend. Very much like the gun. Great value overall. The trigger was by no means a target or custom piece; it's a bit stiff. But it's not creepy by any means; generally smooth. As for weight of pull, I have to "guess" it at about 5-6 lbs? I don't have a scale for that. If they get that cheap again, I just might have to pick another up.
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    New Core-15 Scout

    Just got one of these at RK! http://core15rifles.com/core15-m4-scout-rifle.html No - it's not a RRA, Stag or such. But it's a heck of lot cheaper, too. I already have a very well equiped RRA M-4 and an older A2 style Bushy HBar. I don't need another top-end piece. This rifle is really well built, and has all the basics such as forged upper/lower, etc. It is to be a plinker for my son and I. I will note that I didn't know much about the CORE brand until I read a recent article in G&A magazine. They were reviewing the new top-tier "HardCore" rifle model form CORE. In the article, they mentioned a few things that caught my eye: 1) CORE now makes all bbls in house with the same quality standards for all rifles regardless which model it goes in; they are held to .0003" tolerance (3x tighter than mil-spec) 2) they 100% inspect all incoming forgings 3) they make most of the parts in house, for quality control purposes (they do buy the small, low value items such as the springs, balls, etc). 4) the author of the article walked with the factory armorer, who picked up two examples of the least expensive model (the Scout which I just bought) and fired five-shot groups with each. Both rifles printed at less than 1-MOA right off the production rack! All for $630 out the door at Rural King. Oh - it has a lifetime transferrable warranty, too. Earlier this year I got a DPMS value-priced model for $700 out the door, and I thought it was a steal then. Now this CORE for $630 out the door? Remeber just two years ago ARs were S-T-U-P-I-D expensive, if you could get your hands on one at all. Patience pays off. I got two quality made ARs this year for less than what it would have cost me for one just a short time ago. Now is the time to buy an AR; any AR. While the panic has subsided and the news topics are focused elsewhere ... .
  4. dnewton3

    new RIA 1911

    Just bought one of these on sale at RK ... https://us.armscor.com/products/1911-standard-gi $349 on sale; $375 out the door! No - it's not a Kimber or Nighthawk, etc. But then it doesn't cost nearly as much either. It is to be a range toy and not a carry piece, although to be honest the build quality seems more than sufficient to serve as such, but simply has no frills.
  5. dnewton3

    Hello everyone!

    Welcome!
  6. dnewton3

    How to estimate pi with a shotgun

    The statistical math intrigues me! That it's combined with firarmes makes it all the more interesting. May have to try this at home!
  7. dnewton3

    Instructor Louis Awerbuck is Dead

    Sorry to hear it; I presume you were close with him. Not that it's any consolation, but suicide is often hard to understand, regardless of the circumstances. I can only offer condolences for any loss you feel.
  8. dnewton3

    Same as on BITOG

    Welcome to BITOG lite, Chris! I concur with Bill; I'd not live in a repressive state. Although slowly, the SC is beginning to push the reality that our 2nd Amendment is meant for everyone, everywhere. In IN, we can have: PPP (personal proptection permits; both open and concealed carry) NFA machineguns and sub-machineguns NFA SBR (short bbl rifles) NFA suppressors (silencer) NFA AOW (any other weapon) Any caliber of handgun, shotgun, rifle What we cannot have: NFA SBS (short bbl shotgun)
  9. dnewton3

    carry pistol

    Glk 26.
  10. dnewton3

    Hello All New Old Guy

    Welcome!
  11. dnewton3

    Bugout Rifle Match

    Very nice, Barry.
  12. dnewton3

    Marginal aspects of AR design.

    Let's just agree he was in manufacturing; the origin of the nature tends to waver a bit each time I ask at the Glock recert classes. Does not really matter to me. I'll concede that I was not there when he started; I don't know him personally. I neither love nor hate the man. But I surely love his product!
  13. dnewton3

    New Ruger SR-762 Rifle (.308 AR)

    It's the cover story for G&A mag this month. Nice write up. My only complaint about this is the price. This is essentially a limited-application weapon. I could spend that same amount on two rifles (AR-15 and a bolt action) and get the same use from them.
  14. dnewton3

    Hi All,

    Hello lever/mola! same dnewton3 here. The only lever I have is a Marlin 336c in .30-30. I have toyed with the idea of getting a nice little .22lr lever; perhaps a Henry one day.
  15. dnewton3

    US-Made Steyr AUG A3

    Yeaaahhhhh ... that's right. That's the ticket ...
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