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george357

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    george357 reacted to Scheer in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    I really thought it would start getting better right around this time, but I just learned its only getting worse. I know at least one ammo producer just completely ran out of their primer stockpile and had to start limiting employee's OT because there aren't enough coming in to keep them as busy as they'd like. About a month ago it was going to to take until May 2022 to catch up to the current backorders at the current production, which is now less... this might be a several year long ammo drought.
     
    I never wanted to be one of those guys who hordes hundreds of thousands of rounds of ammo, but I'm sure regretting it right now... Took a few months, but I finally got ahold of two boxes of .270, so hopefully I've got enough for an upcoming hog hunt.
     
    In other news, was at my parents to grab some 6.5CM and found a box of 500 Nitro Express in the safe. I've never seen it in person before and pictures really don't do it justice, that is a .223 next to it.
     

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    george357 got a reaction from valkko in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Couple of ARs I put together. 300Blk Pistol and 5.56 rifle
     

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    george357 got a reaction from Rybo in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Couple of ARs I put together. 300Blk Pistol and 5.56 rifle
     

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    george357 got a reaction from Statik in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Couple of ARs I put together. 300Blk Pistol and 5.56 rifle
     

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    george357 got a reaction from whm1974 in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    This is great to see, goes to show how effective comments can be. Seems like they had of 60k comments in 6 days! 
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    george357 reacted to Real_PhillBert in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    My Rugged suppressor mount came in today, now if the can would just get approved I'd be all set.

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    george357 reacted to Velcade in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Absolutely! I think @Real_PhillBertcomment sealed the deal and the ATF gave up for now. 
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    george357 got a reaction from Velcade in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    This is great to see, goes to show how effective comments can be. Seems like they had of 60k comments in 6 days! 
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    george357 reacted to Velcade in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    JK
    -ATF
     
     
    https://www.atf.gov/firearms/docs/general-notice/sb-criteria-withdrawal-notice-12-23-20pdf?fbclid=IwAR1Sa6QgU9MQCBTrUOxp5mi4g5cZRv0bBqK-eYHdB-OpUz0tjW2_qtiGV0M
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    george357 got a reaction from Real_PhillBert in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Very well written! This is the type of comment that get the point across. I encourage everyone to make well thought out comments and urge others to do so as well. When they tried to ban m855 ball ammo one of the major factor that stopped the effort was over 80k comments on a proposal similar to this.
     
    Some guidelines on posting:
     
    Do not use fake information. Fake names and other info automatically kick the comments from consideration.
    Don't use foul language. Posts with F this and F that will get kicked out and just serve to cast a bad light onto the firearms community
    No copy and paste. Using the same comments over and over will get them kicked as spam.
     
    It is well worth the effort to take the 5 minutes or so to comment if those comments are thoughtful and not full of conjecture, conspiracy and foul language. 
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    george357 got a reaction from Real_PhillBert in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Here is the direct link to the ATF page
     
    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2020/12/18/2020-27857/objective-factors-for-classifying-weapons-with-stabilizing-braces#addresses
     
    Here is where to comment on the proposal
     
    https://www.regulations.gov/comment?D=ATF-2020-0001-0001 
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    george357 reacted to Rybo in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    *sighs longingly*  I can't wait 'til the apocalypse is over so I can get cheap ammo again.  I miss my range time
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    george357 reacted to Voluspa in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Picked up a 700 ADL last time I was home in 6.5 creedmoor. It's a dream to shoot so far. 

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    george357 got a reaction from xXFitzXx in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    I am going to pick up a new all arounder. Kel Tec RFB in 308 with 24" barrel, Hunter Model.

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    george357 reacted to vf1000ride in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Thats an argument I have had with some anti-gun friends.  Why they think modern guns are more deadly.  Here's a perfect example.  I have two different old German Luger pistols, 1921 and 1916 dated manufacture so they bracket that 100 year old range nicely.  Certainly not new or modern by any standard.  They chamber the same 9mm Parabellum cartridge that any modern 9mm pistol is chambered in and holds 8+1.  You look at a brand new M+P Shield that is a very popular self defense gun and in the same 9mm cartridge is an 8+1 capacity.  You can't tell me that the shield is that much more deadly than a 100 year old Luger when they both shoot the same ammo and have the same capacity yet the anti-gun friends of mine will insist that the modern gun is worst because it is black plastic and painted steel and is somehow more evil than my Lugers made of wood and blued steel.

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    george357 reacted to Jito463 in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Without getting too political, the thing about "gun control" is that it's never been about guns, it's all about control.
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    george357 reacted to LordVetinari in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    What with this whole covid thing, family, life etc it's actually been about 3 months since I have been out shooting. 
     
    Managed to get out today and posted a respectable (for me) 73/100. Not a competition so counts for nothing but it's nice to know I haven't completely forgotten everything. 

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    george357 reacted to SansVarnic in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Having worked with Law enforcement, Served in the Army and other additional things, I understand your position. There is no need for such and extensive requirement though.
    If a society (and this used to be the standard) is introduced to and exposed to firearms in the proper way there would a very small issue here. What I mean by this is, I was brought up with firearms, I knew at a young age what and how dangerous and how useful a firearm can be just like I know how dangerous farm equipment is which btw is far more dangerous. But anyhow, there are steps in place, every firearm sold legally in the US cannot be handed over without a NICs check and this process works very well. It has been proven many many times.
    A firearm is a tool... nothing else. Society makes it out to be so much more than its not.
     
    If there is to be any kind of training to be had, it should be on how to make a good judgement call. This is Unfortunetly not entirely possible, as it should have been a part of the raising of a child by the parent. If someone is going to make the choice to commit a crime, the firearm training or anything is not going to prevent this from happening. Anyone that has the want to commit the crime will do so regardless of the situation, the available weapon or the item sought after. 
    Black markets exist and criminal elements do not follow the law. The percentage of crime (with a firearm) rarely ever traces back to a legally obtained firearm. There are both CDC and FBI studies that show cities and towns with higher legal firearm ownership have less firearm crimes occurring. Not very smart to attack a home with a firearm owner.
    Most Firearm owners know and understand there is a necessity to practice and learn proper use. Forcing someone to do something to be allowed to exercise a right is by definition infringing that right. Making sure the purchaser is capable of exercising that right i.e. felon or not is pretty much the only thing that ought to exist. We do not require anyone to do anything before having a baby and that is much much more a larger responsibility than buying and owning a firearm.
     
    The second amendment was not written to go hunting, it was written so the people could defend itself from government. 
    The first amendment was not written to speak ones mind, it was written to speak out against government tyranny without fear of repression.
     
    I better stop myself.... /shrug
     
    Yeah this is going to far and there no need to be facetious or sarcastic about this.
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    george357 reacted to LordVetinari in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Fished out some pictures.
     
    Tula at the top with the Midland below. 16 is a brilliant guage for small game.
     
    Two of the Hensman - light is rubbish but the barrels are a lovely chocolate brown 
     
    Then the Beretta - she needs some better photos. 




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    george357 reacted to LordVetinari in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Evening all from the small side of the pond. I will post pictures later but I have:
     
    12 guage W.Hensman side by side circa 1913
    12 guage Beretta 685e
    16 guage Midland Gun company side by side circa 1941
    16 guage Tula Toz-63 hammer gun.
     
    Mainly clay shooting but also some pigeon (dove) and general pest (covid, rabbit,fox, squirrel). 
     
     
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    george357 reacted to Rocketdog2112 in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    (Photos for illustration only. Not of my actual firearms)
     
    My daily carry... SIG SAUER P220 DESERT BLACK FDE PISTOL 45 ACP

     
     
     
     
    My long range... Ruger M77 Mark II in 308 caliber
     

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    george357 reacted to Pyr0monk3y in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    To illustrate the value of a good set of binos, the farthest target in this photo is at 1140 yards and I could watch bullets drop in from the horizon and hit it.
    The photo was taken with an iphone SE through one side of a set of Maven B5 18x56 binoculars.
     

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    george357 reacted to vetali in Smoking Barrels - LTT's Unnofficial Gun Club!   
    Hate it when I have enough money to splurge on a rifle and because of unprecedented times everything is out of stock or marked up a ton. Was wanting to build an AR15 with mostly aero precision parts but everything is outta stock. My friend was on a waiting list for a p320 for damn near a month. Shits crazy.
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