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Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 09-08-2011, 12:17 AM
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Views: 1,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
Well fellas, just a quick update. I called the...

Well fellas, just a quick update. I called the guy and told him what I learned and that I'd like to kick the gun from the deal as it wasn't worth that much and I knew he'd be insulted by a low offer...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 08-25-2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
Yeah, consider it kicked from the deal then. I...

Yeah, consider it kicked from the deal then. I wasn't really looking for one, but he offered it up and I'm always open to getting a new gun.

Good thing I checked it out here first! I almost...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 08-25-2011, 01:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
FWIW...I found this link here that tells...

FWIW...I found this link here that tells everything one would want to know about identifying an M1.

M1 Garand Dates of Manufacture (Born on Date) (http://www.milsurps.com/showthread.php?t=18167)
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Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 08-25-2011, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
Sounds good Jon! I'll probably either kick the...

Sounds good Jon! I'll probably either kick the gun out of the deal or offer much much less.
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 08-25-2011, 01:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
I've heard those can be "Franken-Guns" that have...

I've heard those can be "Franken-Guns" that have been cannibalized from a bunch of different guns. I know GOOD M1's start at about $700. I've heard if you've got a pre-war in great conditition, the...
Firearms Forum: Auto & Semi-Auto Discussion 08-25-2011, 01:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
Need A M1 Garand Guru!!!

Hey guys...I'm selling a truck and a guy wants to put his H&R M1 Garand in on the deal.

I don't know much about M1G's and was wondering what I should offer him off the price of my truck.

He...
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 12-14-2010, 12:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,416
Posted By Mud4Brains
That's hilarious that I'm reading this thread. ...

That's hilarious that I'm reading this thread. Literally minutes before finding and reading this thread, I was browsing keltec's website to see if their S2K would accept the mags from my XDM-40.
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Firearms Forum: XD Forum 12-13-2010, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,101
Posted By Mud4Brains
It's a 3.8" with the same flexibility as the XD...

It's a 3.8" with the same flexibility as the XD Compacts and Sub-Compacts.

It's only available in 9mm right now. It comes with a short 13 round magazine and a 19 round hi-cap with the sleeve on...
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 12-13-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 102,759
Posted By Mud4Brains
Still Pluggin'

Well after owning my XDM for almost two years now, the only thing that has changed is the round count...and that's for the better as I have yet to have a single problem of any kind.

Every single...
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 03-17-2010, 12:44 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,522
Posted By Mud4Brains
When you lengthen a barrel, you achieve higher...

When you lengthen a barrel, you achieve higher muzzle velocity. Granted it's not as significant in pistols as it is in rifles, but it's still worthy of note. I know Glock used to publish the muzzle...
Firearms Forum: Range Report 03-16-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mud4Brains
Truthfully (as evident by the first pic of this...

Truthfully (as evident by the first pic of this thread), I'm not a good enough shooter to know the difference. Lol.

It seems pretty sturdy to me...however I've heard men much more knowledgeable...
Firearms Forum: XD Forum 03-16-2010, 02:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,522
Posted By Mud4Brains
If you were talking about the XD Service vs the...

If you were talking about the XD Service vs the XDM 4.5, I'd say the XDM is a no-brainer...However compared to the 3.8, I'm not so sure.

The capacity is a little better than the XD, but I don't...
Firearms Forum: Range Report 03-16-2010, 01:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mud4Brains
Here tis. I call it "Doom". ...

Here tis. I call it "Doom".

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_hN1xg9fw1xo/S24kL12FFaI/AAAAAAAAA3w/ftomDkmY8Bc/s800/DSC00593.JPG
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Firearms Forum: Range Report 03-15-2010, 05:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mud4Brains
Yes, I do intend to start re-loading. I'm...

Yes, I do intend to start re-loading. I'm looking at some of the RCBS kits. I really like the fool-proof automatic powder measure that dispenses onto the digital scale. Seems simple and safer at...
Firearms Forum: Range Report 03-15-2010, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,249
Posted By Mud4Brains
First Time with my 700 VTR .308

After sighting it in with 8 rounds at 100yds, I posted these last four.

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_hN1xg9fw1xo/S52PRvmNX4I/AAAAAAAAA_M/chMBrY8bKVc/s640/Phone%20Pics%20195.jpg

The first three rounds...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-07-2010, 12:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,544
Posted By Mud4Brains
My Marlin 1895G 45-70 Guide Gun. I love this...

My Marlin 1895G 45-70 Guide Gun. I love this gun. I got it on trade for a Bear "The Truth" bow. Using 325gr Leverevolution ammo, I got two pigs with one shot on it's maiden hunt. I'm going to put...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 03-07-2010, 12:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
Maiden Carnage

Well, it took me about 8 rounds to get everything sighted in pretty good. I ended the sight in with a MOA group. I'll dial it in better when I get to an actual range...I was shooting at a target...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-27-2010, 03:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mud4Brains
Sorry for the book, but this is why I dislike the...

Sorry for the book, but this is why I dislike the 5.56.

From Wikipedia:

Criticism

There has been much criticism of the poor performance of the bullet on target, especially the first-shot...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-26-2010, 01:04 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 15,161
Posted By Mud4Brains
New England Firearms Pardner Model SB-1 20ga...

New England Firearms Pardner Model SB-1 20ga Single Shot Crack Barrel.

Got it for Christmas when I was about 9 and I'm 32 now and still have it.

I'll probably keep that one forever. Killed a...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-26-2010, 12:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 937
Posted By Mud4Brains
Uh...guys. That's a DRIER...not a washer. :D

Uh...guys. That's a DRIER...not a washer.

:D
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-26-2010, 12:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,556
Posted By Mud4Brains
That should have a 1:14 twist. I'm not...

That should have a 1:14 twist.

I'm not familiar with that particular gun, but I found this on Berger Bullets website. Hope it helps.
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Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-26-2010, 12:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,556
Posted By Mud4Brains
Roth, you might look at the Rem 700 VTR. They...

Roth, you might look at the Rem 700 VTR. They make a .223 in that and all the reviews I read from people who have them are great ones. Talking like 1/3 MOA out of the box.

I got the .308...but I...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-26-2010, 12:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,614
Posted By Mud4Brains
So I guess this isn't the right thread to look...

So I guess this isn't the right thread to look for a non-biased comparison between the M1A and the AR-10? HaHaHaHaHa!

I bought a stripped AR-15 lower just because I thought the current...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-25-2010, 11:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,050
Posted By Mud4Brains
This is a hunting rifle for me. So if I can hit...

This is a hunting rifle for me. So if I can hit a paper plate at 500 yards, then I'm totally cool with that. That's what the BDC reticule was designed for...keeping you in the kill zone out to 500...
Firearms Forum: General Rifle Discussion 02-18-2010, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,644
Posted By Mud4Brains
No expert here, but I believe that most...

No expert here, but I believe that most ammunition manufacturers base their ballistic numbers off of a 24" barrel. For every inch shorter you go on standard rounds (2800 fps at the muzzle of a 24"...
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