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Not trying to be an ass since February 12, 2020. HulkSmash private msg quote post Address this user
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Somebody needs to explain the climb in aftermarket prices of the H&K P7’s. I bought my P7 for around $600 about 7 years ago and I just looked up their value. Blew my mind.
get it now before can’t would be the likely explanation. With recent events and conversation concerning those events a hike in price and the willingness to pay those prices for certain types of firearms would not be out of line for your stereotypical “gun nut”.
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I'm a #2. BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
OK Got some of my new equipment out in the the field yesterday. Damn it was friggin hot!

First up Im going to work on zeroing this Daniel Defense Rifle with a Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6x24 LPVO I just mounted on it. I also just threw a cheap bi-pod on the front.








Im using a standard 50/200 yard zeroing target at the required 25 yards distance. The targets are set up for 2.5 inch sight over bore, which the Vortex Strike Eagle does sit at on this rifle. You can find and print these zeroing targets online.










My first three shot group was super low, but HEY! Im on paper!







I just blindly ran the elevation turret up a full turn and the first shot in my second group(#2) was way high. I dialed it back down about half way before the second group(#2), I was still a bit high and to the left. After adjusting turrets for group #3 I was good on windage, but went a bit low on the elevation. After making more adjustments for shot Group #4 I was pretty darn close to the required point of impact needed.









A couple more sets of fine tuning and I think Im good to go with a 50/200 yard zero on this Daniel Defense V7 Rifle.










50 yard verification ( I do have access to make a 200 yard shot to verify at that range, but it was friggin hot and I didn't want to walk the 200 yards to verify. Next purchase will likely be a spotting scope










I was pretty happy with the eye relief I had set on the Vortex Strike Eagle and it displayed very nice clarity with the glass. While I was able to pick up the dot in the reticle pretty easily even on this very bright hot sunny day, with my old eyes I would not have complained if the illumination was a bit brighter (Nit picking) Overall I was very impressed with the optic.

Without question Im super happy to have this Vortex optic on my side













Next up is my Anderson AR rifle which I just recently gave a "Rattle Can" Paint job to. I was trying to go for a "Urban" Environment camo scheme. At first I was kind of disapponited with my paint job, but it seems to now be growing on me. lets see how she does in the field.








I previously had this Holosun 510c set up on this Anderson Rifle, as well as on my Daniel Defense rifle with a 100 yard zero on it. Today we are going to go for the same 50/200 yard zero as we did on the previous rifle above. After all of the debates on the different zeroes, I decided the 50/200 was the best for my needs.








After a few shot groups I had the Holosun dialed in to the 50/200 yard zero requirements. This Anderson Rifle was one of the first rifles I had purchased and is considered a more budget level rifle, but it has performed well over the last couple years and has never failed. Solid equipment from Anderson MFG IMHO.








50 Yard verification (Again I will attempt the 200 yards verification once I get some kind of spotting scope)






The Holosun 510c again performed very well. The glass is very clear for an optic in this price range and it has a very big view window. Im also very partial to the Green Reticle as opposed to the Red. My old eyes just seem to do a bit better with the Green.





The Holosun magnifier I was using with the 510c is only a 3x compared to the 6x zoom on the vortex Strike Eagle, I was still able to see clearly at 100 yards or so. The 6x vortex will no doubt be more advantageous at longer distances. The Holosun Magnifier is a bit longer than some of the other magnifiers Ive seen and it does take up a bit more real state, but most of that room is on the back side where the charging handle is.









I should also note that I was shooting some cheaper .223 Red Ops steel case ammo. I will go back and re-zero using a higher quality brass case 5.56 round. That said The Red Ops steel did perform with out a hitch in both rifles. No failures to feed,fire or eject.






I let a few rounds go at 120 yards as fast as I could pull the trigger. I think I was forcing myself to hold high, but at this distance with a 50 yard zero it wasn't really necessary to do so. I think it caused me to throw a few shots and hit high on some others.






The Pros & Cons between the "Red Dot" and "LPVO" will no doubt continue, and while I certainly love having both of these optic options available and at my disposal, it really is a matter of personal opinion on what works best for you. After using both of these optics I don't believe I would give up my Holosun 510c in favor of the LPVO, but I sure do like the idea of having the Vortex Strike Eagle as viable longer range shooting option in my Arsenal.


Obviously I will need to continue to practice. While the internet is full of useful information. Nothing can replace going to the range/field and actually shooting to find out for yourself how different optics and ammunition's are going to work with your particular rifle or pistol platforms


Anyway... had a lot of fun and can't wait to get out again maybe next weekend.


Stay Safe!
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So... I've been a Federal brand-wh*re for as long as I have been shooting. Well, a couple weekends ago I went shooting in a friend's backyard. I didn't have any extra Federal, so I bought some Sig ammo. I had never shot ammo before that didn't leave GSR on the end of my barrel and components.

I'm switching all of my reserves, and buying only Sig Sauer ammo (if possible). Sig producing the M4 replacement - the M5 - is a plus.
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I'm a #2. BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
Im glad to see you were able to get out and send some rounds down range!

In reference to your affection for Federal Brand..... I seem to "Cheap Ammo" - Wh*re Although I have stocked up on some Brand name Ammo when I can catch it on sale at reasonable prices.
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I'm a #2. BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
Added this "Scratch & Dent" PSA AR pistol to me collection today. The price was just too good to pass up and with an 11.5 inch barrel it is perfect for home defense inside your home. Doesn't look like Im going to be able to get it out to the field this weekend.









I do believe Im going to pair it up with the Holosun 510 Green Dot, which has become my favorite optic and will be a match made in heaven for this AR pistol.




Now.... if I can just come up with the 300 bucks to buy it
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It's been a while since I was able to get to the range, but here's a photo from a trip my dad and I took this spring. Everything on the table is somebody's military surplus. Left to right: Yugoslavian refurb K98k, Yugoslavian M48, Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk. 1 (ex-Ethiopia), Capco M16A2 upper (ex-USCG or USAF, on an Aero lower), M1 Garand. The empty slot on the right is for the M1 Carbine Dad was shooting when I took the photo.

Modern rifles are fun, but I really prefer surplus.
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PLOD theCapraAegagrus private msg quote post Address this user
Oh, I didn't tell you guys the good news yet...? My suppressor was approved last Monday. Took about 15 months. Should be in-hand sometime next week.
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I'm a #2. BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
@James42
Quality time spent with your dad, great to see

Love the vintage rifles!

My brother has two M1 Garands and they super cool to shoot you can just feel the history in them. I’ve been looking to add one to my collection. Indeed the “rifle that won the war”

Thanks for stopping by and posting the cool pics and story
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I'm a #2. BigRedOne1944 private msg quote post Address this user
@theCapraAegagrus

I remember you posting about the supressor earlier. I believed we discussed the high price and long wait times on them.

Was it for a 300 Black Out? Could we see your set up with it?

Have you tried it out?

At the moment I have no plans to jump through the hoops to obtain one.

Any new laws in Michigan concerning them ?

What is this, 20 questions? Oops that’s another one! 🤪

Be safe
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@theCapraAegagrus

I remember you posting about the supressor earlier. I believed we discussed the high price and long wait times on them.

Was it for a 300 Black Out? Could we see your set up with it?

Have you tried it out?

At the moment I have no plans to jump through the hoops to obtain one.

Any new laws in Michigan concerning them ?

What is this, 20 questions? Oops that’s another one! 🤪

Be safe

I bought it specifically for my .300 Win Mag, but it'll fit any .30 cal with the proper threads. I'll try to post an image once it's in-hand and attached, as it won't be here for another week or so.

The only MI-specific firearm laws that I'm aware of is the requirement to register pistols, and requirement of a CPL to conceal-carry (which could be struck down soon).
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Collector James42 private msg quote post Address this user
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My brother has two M1 Garands and they super cool to shoot you can just feel the history in them. I’ve been looking to add one to my collection. Indeed the “rifle that won the war"


Go through the CMP. Best way to get one at a good price.
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Originally Posted by BigRedOne1944
My brother has two M1 Garands and they super cool to shoot you can just feel the history in them. I’ve been looking to add one to my collection. Indeed the “rifle that won the war"


Go through the CMP. Best way to get one at a good price.



My brother obtained his some years back ($300) through a state program. I believe he said he had to shoot so many rounds at a state sponsored range to gain access to the Surplus.

CMP? could you enlighten me on this? Also note Im from Illinois
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CMP? could you enlighten me on this? Also note Im from Illinois

Educated guess: Civilian Marksmanship Program
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Any Marylanders on here going for their MD concealed carry permit due to the recent law change? Just signed up myself requires 16 hours of classroom training and live fire qualification. Was hoping that already having my UT & FL non-resident concealed carry would help but nope I need to start from scratch.
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