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 Post subject: If you were thinning the herd.......
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 6:28 pm 
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Not that I'm thinning, but I have given it some thought.
If you had to sell a few off, with the idea of maybe buying again one day, what would you get rid of?
I think I'll start with the obvious, AR-15 v.s. AK47 v.s. SKS
SKS and AK, ammo is cheap
AR-15...well, it's an AR

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I got rid of my Mosin's first, all but two. Then went the SKS's, the performance and accuracy of that caliber didn't meet my requirements. Rolled the money over into building three AR's and some reloading supplies.

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I will sell off the bolt actions and revolvers first. any semi auto that the guberment may at any time ban if they get the chance are on my never sell list.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 7:33 pm 
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It had gotten insane for me. I had a secured storage building, not a safe. Finally said time to stop the stupid and had a huge herd culling. Had 74 centerfire rifles in 18 different calibers, the only shotgun gauge that I didn't have was 10 GA, the pistol calibers were .22 LR, .32S&W, .38S&W, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 9x19mm, 9mm Steyr, 9mm Largo, .44 Magnum, .45 Colt, and .45 ACP. It took multiple trips to take all that stuff to the gun shop for the consignment sale.

Now down to one AR15, Marlin 917V, two .22LR rifles, T/C Dimension in .22-250 & .243, and a pair of Argentine Mausers(Cav Carbine & an infantry rifle). One 20GA break action for pest control. Got an AR pistol in .300BLK in progress to replace the 12GA bedroom gun. Got a pair of G22's that I grabbed on deals at the LGS plus the required G19 for IDPA & USPSA once I get over this surgery. I got the Hi-Point JHP to keep in the car for when I drive to work in Dallas when I got to go around what is now called the "Hot Zone"; but, I originally called it "The BadLands". The C9 is going to be in my backpack or in a shoulder holster when I'm cleared to go back out hiking the walking trails here in Plano in the afternoon/night.

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I'd actually like to thin mine out a bit. I have some things I have no interest in shooting again. There are few I'll probably never sell.

I just need to sort 'em out and make a list.

I never know where my interests will take me; for instance, I once had 7 Tokarev-type pistols -- I now have 2.

If I ever post about anything and you're interested - ask; I might be in a mood to acquire funds to I can go shopping.

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I ran out of room, actually converted the old fridge/freezer into additional storage. Didn't have a lot of money to spend on humongous safes, or the ability to move them once I had them. I now have pistols in 9mm, .38SPL and .22 is all. Rifles in .223/5.56, .22, one black powder .50 and the aforementioned two Mosin's that I hang on to for old times sake.

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I try to thin as I go. A dozen or so handguns, half a dozen .22s, a couple shotguns and the Mosin. I have a few on my want list like a .22 hornet or .218 bee bolt rifle. Always wanted an SKS and a lever gun.

Sold my 9x18 stuff already when I was off work for a month.


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Gezzus... I'm not even in the same league as you guys... :shock: You guys are in the Majors - I'm still playin' T-ball!!
I have 6 guns - 2 of which I got from my Dad.

A Stevens 22 rifle - Dad, who was the Sheriff, took it away from a drunk indian - and he never came back to claim it
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A Star 25 ACP Pistol - A pocket pistol that looks like a tiny 1911, which I believe Dad carried in WW2 as a back-up gun.
I've never shot it, and probably never will.

A .308 Remington 788 - my prairie dog, deer, antelope target practice bolt action rifle I bought used in the early 90's.
Has an old but pretty neat Simmons 6-24x40 silhouette scope on it. A darn accurate rifle I'm keeping forever.

My beloved JHP

My little 25 ACP Jimenez - 800 reloads through that little bugger so far...

And my Shoulder Busting light-weight $125 single shot Rossi 12 gauge shotgun,
with deluxe sand-filled stock and Pachmayr Slip On Recoil Pad...

And that's it!!
Well I still have my Daisy Powerline Pump-Up BB gun from when I was a kid.

But you Nuckers are Futs - I wouldn't even know where to put as many guns as some of you have!! :D

Don't tell my wife... But I did order an Anderson stripped lower and a Del-Ton, Inc. Complete Lower Parts Kit yesterday.
The start of my 1st AR build... The receiver has a S/N - That qualifies as a new gun, I guess.

Don't really know what the hell I'm doing or why with this - I think I feel the need to "fit in" as I think
I'm the only guy left on the planet that hasn't built his own AR yet.

I figure I'll put the lower together and then finger out what I need next...
If I get in over my head, there is so much info on the net about these things, I should be able to figure it out.
Of course, I can always ask one of you guys too!! :thumb:

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I'm sure there's folks on here that can give you a few pointers... :thinkin:


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mogunner wrote:
I'm sure there's folks on here that can give you a few pointers... :thinkin:


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Good Lord Mo!!! :shock:
Looks like there may be some help available here!!

What the hell, lets start with this question:
I just have the receiver and parts for it on the way - Do I have the option make it
into a .223 or a .308 with the parts I bought so far?

I like the .308, but a .223 is cheaper to reload for.

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Some small parts interchange but 5.56x45 (similar to .223) and 7.62x51 (similar to .308) use different receivers so from the get-go they are different animals.

Finish the 5.56 the way you want and get busy on the 7.62!
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What the hell, lets start with this question:
I just have the receiver and parts for it on the way - Do I have the option make it
into a .223 or a .308 with the parts I bought so far?

I like the .308, but a .223 is cheaper to reload for.


I keep kicking around the idea of building a .308 AR -- I'll get to it some day.

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I've thought on the .308 AR as well, but that's going in the opposite direction and adding a caliber! Although a longer range rifle would be nice...lol.

I will say that I REALLY REALLY like the 1:8 AR that I built, it's my favorite by far, but the accuracy difference isn't all that much from the 1:9 one or the 1:7. I have yet to load up any heavy bullets that the 1:7 supposedly shines at, but it loves the 55gr ones so no real reason at the moment. It's just as accurate as the 1:8 but I had problems with the lower on it so don't really have all that many rounds through it to have really gotten to experience it's "character". Since I got that fixed now, I need to get some rounds through it I suppose!

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That's what I wanted to know - .223 and the .308 have different receivers.

I'm fine with the .223/5.56 - cheaper to shoot and I can reload those on my Load-Master. I think I can reload the .308 on it too.

I talked to a fella today on FB that claims he has these spiffy stainless steel 1:8 twist barrels that are manufactured for a "high end" builder of AR's, but don't
have their name stamped on it. He's asking $120 for one. 1-1/2 groups or better he claims.
When I actually contacted him, he said he was sold out, but had more coming.

As long as were on the subject... My next question is: Are all the AR's gas operated? I mean they actually have a hole, or port, in the top of the barrel, right?
And a tube is affixed to it and gas helps cycle the action? They aren't just a blow-back operated system, are they?

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We'll have to see how this ends up tolly!!
I need to study up on this subject a bit!!
I see that Larry has a video of a complete AR build on MidwayUSA.
I'll have to watch that!!

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