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Guns • Re: Hand guns and go bags in the lower 48 states?

February 27, 2017 handyman777 0

Put a trigger lock on it and keep your (clip-mag) loaded and separate.
Just keep the key for the lock handy or use a combination trigger lock and have it off by one number so its quick and easy to open.
Most states if the the bullets and gun are separate you should be OK.
If its in your go-bag, you still have to dig it out. Its not concealed on your person.
I would try and find the rules for the different states you travel…cali. and new york???? I don’t know how they work, not good from what I hear.

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Guns • Hand guns and go bags in the lower 48 states?

February 27, 2017 RollingwithR 0

Me and my wife drive a truck over the road in all the lower 48 states. We want to add a 9mm to each of the go bags we carry on our truck. I know plenty of drivers who concealed carry a loaded weapon everywhere they go, but when I ask how they do it legaly the answers ether it’s legal at home or worse I don’t care if it’s legal. Now I’m not looking for daily personal carry I just want the 9mm tucked away in my go bag somewhere on my truck. I know the odds of it ever being found are low but I still want to be as legal as possible. So is there a method of legal storage of a firearm in a vehicle that works in all 48 states? For all you non truckers out there keep in mind a big truck doesn’t have a trunk or glove box. Instead we have under the bunk and little cubbies and cabinets that all are accessible from inside the cab. Think really small rv without the bathroom…. thanks in advance for any input here.

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Guns • Re: .50 Beowulf

February 27, 2017 Cast Iron 0
orangetom1999 wrote:

Cast Iron wrote:I took a look at it when it first came out. Back then there was not as many bullets available.

Brass is not common, but then again neither are the .45Thumper, or the .458SOCOM.
Not sure if you can use other brass to make those.

While looking around, some mentioned it was likely easier to find 45-70govt than any of the above.

It is a good looking round. I can understand your interest.

Good point Cast Iron about using other brass to form this case.

I don’t think so as I recall this case has a rim on the end of it which is smaller than the case where in the powder resides.

This is a very unusual case in the manner it is manufactured.

I can convert 30.06 to 7.7mm Japanese…to .308…to .243..and also .223 to 7mm TCU. But this one .50 Beowulf is a very unusual case.

Best to try to buy this brass in bulk where possible.

Thanks,
Orangetom

Looking through various reloading manuals, I recall some cases using the 45-70govt as the parent case then necked down, or trimmed to form the new case.
It may have been the .45Thumper or the .458SOCOM I am thinking of. Do not have the manual here in front of me to say.

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Guns • Re: .50 Beowulf

February 27, 2017 orangetom1999 0
Cast Iron wrote:
I took a look at it when it first came out. Back then there was not as many bullets available.

Brass is not common, but then again neither are the .45Thumper, or the .458SOCOM.
Not sure if you can use other brass to make those.

While looking around, some mentioned it was likely easier to find 45-70govt than any of the above.

It is a good looking round. I can understand your interest.

Good point Cast Iron about using other brass to form this case.

I don’t think so as I recall this case has a rim on the end of it which is smaller than the case where in the powder resides.

This is a very unusual case in the manner it is manufactured.

I can convert 30.06 to 7.7mm Japanese…to .308…to .243..and also .223 to 7mm TCU. But this one .50 Beowulf is a very unusual case.

Best to try to buy this brass in bulk where possible.

Thanks,
Orangetom

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Guns • Re: .50 Beowulf

February 26, 2017 Cast Iron 0

I took a look at it when it first came out. Back then there was not as many bullets available.

Brass is not common, but then again neither are the .45Thumper, or the .458SOCOM.
Not sure if you can use other brass to make those.

While looking around, some mentioned it was likely easier to find 45-70govt than any of the above.

It is a good looking round. I can understand your interest.

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Guns • Re: .50 Beowulf

February 26, 2017 orangetom1999 0

Yeah…this is an expensive round. I found this out with .41 Magnum…expensive. Hence I am learning to roll my own ammo in this calibration.

Were I to own a .50 Beowulf…It would be the same thing…rolling my own. That Brass is more uncommon than .41 Magnum.

But .50 Beowulf is a powerful close up round with heavy penetration. One would verily need such penetration and energy delivery to justify such a rifle.

I would myself, for that expense, prefer 12 gauge slug…up close.

The interesting thing about the AR platforms is the variation of calibers in which it can be found.

Thanks,
Orangetom

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Guns • Re: .50 Beowulf

February 26, 2017 RockinB 0

I looked in to these heavy calibers in the AR platform and was leaning toward the 458 SOCOM for ballistics. Ammo prices were way to high to stock multiple thousands of rounds and I really couldn’t justify the utility of adding this caliber to the mix. If I ever venture back into this realm, ammo prices and availability may be the deciding factor.

I agree with you. I would not breakup an existing AR platform to add it. If it has utility for me it will need to be its own platform and be available when I need it.

Good luck with your venture!

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Guns • .50 Beowulf

February 25, 2017 MrDanB 0

I was looking into AR variants and found this:
http://www.alexanderarms.com/products/50-beowulf

Alexander Arms came up with an upper for the AR 15 that pins right on any standard lower. Shoots a .50 Beowulf round. I went to you tube and looked at some reviews. Seems folks are pretty happy with it. Anyone have any first hand experience with it? I’m not sure if I want to buy the upper and dismantle an existing rifle I have or save up a bit more and buy a complete rifle. Any thoughts? :gunsmile:

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Best Guns for Preppers and Survivalist!

February 25, 2017 gman 0

Best Guns for Preppers and Survivalist… Forrest & Kyle “The Prepping Academy” Audio in player below! Join Kyle and Forrest as they talk guns for defense. As American diplomacy, politics, and society falls apart anyone with a sane mind should be considering owning a gun and preparing for a WROL (with rule of law) America. … Continue reading Best Guns for Preppers and Survivalist!

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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 25, 2017 terrapin 0
BK in KC wrote:
Seems I’ve been misunderstood. My remark was not intended as a dig at anyone here, it was just some off the cuff silliness on my part. No offense intended.

No offense taken.
I thought it was funny.

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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 24, 2017 handyman777 0

Everyone has a good point. I have to agree with terp, for a self defense shot you don’t have time to use ANY sights…I practice with (gun empty) in the house and use a electrical outlet for my target, about 30 ft, thats about 3″ by 4″ square…point-aim and than “check my sights” to see how close I am. 90% of the time I’m dead on.

Don’t know if this makes any sense but this is my way of (point-aim) practice. Works for me.

Now if you can do this and hit a 8 1/2 X 11 piece of paper or 9″ paper plate with live rounds at 10 yards (and no sights) I would think you have a good defensive shot.

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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 24, 2017 terrapin 0

BK, I see what you’re doing. ;)
Being a little sarcastic. That’s okay. I like humor of all types. :thumbup:

I knew when I posted, I was gonna catch some crap.

I actually agree on “the force” thing.
Just not with eyes closed. :rolleyes:

It all comes down to how you practice; with sights, or without.
I learned to shoot using sights. I believe that sights are good.
I use sights when time and other factors allow.
After I became proficient with sights, I began to work on off-hand shooting.
Now, I have options.
Most folks claim that their pistol is for self-defense.
We all know that most of the time, in self-defense cases, the offending party will be within a few yards.
In these cases, a fast response can make a big difference.
When the target is farther away, by all means, use your sights. I will.

Bk, we have both been here on APN for years. I respect your opinions.
We don’t always agree. That’s alright. We can still get along.
Have a good day, my friend.
terp

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Guns • Re: Misconceptions About Pistol Sights

February 23, 2017 terrapin 0

I realize that some folk feel they need a dot.
What they need, is to be more familiar with their weapon.

Time after time, it comes back to practice.
Shoot your pistol until you don’t need the sights.

terp

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Practical Bug Out Reloading

February 22, 2017 Guest Author 0

By: Matt “Papa Bear” Wooddell Many people, when first joining the preparedness community initially focus on guns and ammo. They want nice, useful, and effective weaponry and enough ammunition to last for years and years before needing to purchase more. After a few years of prepping and a few years’ worth of trips to the […]

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 21, 2017 BK in KC 0
JoyDog wrote:
I have owned one for 30+ years. Never had a problem!

I believe the faulty triggers are in rifles manufacture between 2006 and 2014. If you have an older rifle you should be good. Back in the day Remington used to have good quality control.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 21, 2017 orangetom1999 0

danthman114 is correct..no matter what system one is using. I use a RCBS hand primer with the primers in a plastic feeding magazine. I don’t prime cases with powder out in the open. Simple safety. I prime cases as a total separate step unto itself even though my press is set up to load primers as part of the sizing sequence. I still prime by hand…and as a separate step.

I’ve had primers go off using the mallet technique. Fortunately I did not have an powder out. It gives one a serious pucker ride when you realize what just happened.

It is your time, your monies , and your risk.

I just don’t prime with powder out and loose. I also wear safety glasses. My safety glasses are prescription safety glasses but still I wear them.

Thanks,
Orangetom

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 21, 2017 Rustler 0

I had not heard about this….easy to check on the web site though. My 700DM is too old as well…..1997. You can use the serial number or just look at the trigger…..if the trigger face is ribbed, it is not included in the recall. Thanks for the info.

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 21, 2017 Rustler 0

I had not heard about this….easy to check on the web site though. My 700DM is too old as well…..1997. You can use the serial number or just look at the trigger…..if the trigger face is ribbed, it is not included in the recall. Thanks for the info.

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 21, 2017 donba 0

I realize there will be other tools needed. Some for reloading only, some will be multi use, some I already have. 6 months before, I retired 10 years ago, the company I was working for required an inventory and replacement cost from sears. Including tool boxes I came in second in value with $ 10,000.00. Another mech. had just bought a new 5 foot bottom box, I still say he cheated. I was looking at that Hand press also, one is on my list…..

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Guns • Re: RELOADING

February 21, 2017 donba 0

I realize there will be other tools needed. Some for reloading only, some will be multi use, some I already have. 6 months before, I retired 10 years ago, the company I was working for required an inventory and replacement cost from sears. Including tool boxes I came in second in value with $ 10,000.00. Another mech. had just bought a new 5 foot bottom box, I still say he cheated. I was looking at that Hand press also, one is on my list…..

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 21, 2017 IceFire 0

Fortunately, my Remington 700 is too old to be affected…it was originally my grandfather’s, from the 1960’s, well before the XMP trigger came along. Grandpa never had a problem with it, and neither have I.

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 21, 2017 IceFire 0

Fortunately, my Remington 700 is too old to be affected…it was originally my grandfather’s, from the 1960’s, well before the XMP trigger came along. Grandpa never had a problem with it, and neither have I.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Mon Feb 20, 2017 9:28 pm


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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 20, 2017 MrDanB 0

They did an expose on 60 minutes last night on it. Likely, many have died from the issues. Seems the first trigger group was faulty, but Remington never admitted fault, but DID pay out to victims. They “upgraded” the trigger group to an even worse set of problems for the rifle: Seems that in very cold conditions, when you disengage the safety, it can fire without even touching the trigger! An ex-Marine was handling his loaded rifle in his home, he took the safety off and it fired. The round went through the window and straight through 2 neighbor gals across the street, fatally wounding them both. A really bizarre tragedy. Another story was a Father with 2 boys. The boys got into a verbal altercation and the older boy pulled out his fathers Remington 700 and pointed it at his brother. The rifle went off without ever touching the trigger. The father testified AGAINST the surviving son. Later, the trigger issue came to light and the son was released from jail. There were others as well. This seems like a case of “safety first isn’t safe enough”. I almost bought a Remington 700 a few years back. Kinda glad I didn’t now… They said that if every Remington 700 owner in America turned in their rifle for the upgrade to the trigger, it would cost a half billion to do it. You never know…

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Guns • Re: Remington 700’s

February 20, 2017 RayMac1963 0
donba wrote:
Don’t sweat it RayMac Buy another Glock…. :D:D

You joke, but i have to fight myself not to got to the gun show this weekend. Glock 17s are my Catcher in the Rye :unsure:

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Guns • Gun control’s racist history

February 20, 2017 BK in KC 0

Nothing really new to those of us who support the RKBA but worth watching and sharing. If you’re active on social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) please share this. Maybe we can change the minds of some of the sheep.

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Statistics: Posted by BK in KC — Mon Feb 20, 2017 4:03 pm