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02-08-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By xd9x19

Quick update. Well, ammo cost and availability...

Quick update. Well, ammo cost and availability being what it is, I bought a $22 set of flip-up sights on ebay to try out. Dropped them on my AR without any adjustments and the 150 gr ammo hit...
01-25-2021, 06:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By xd9x19

Nomercy448, at the range I felt like your avatar....

Nomercy448, at the range I felt like your avatar. Wile E Coyote, "genius". Thanks for the feedback. I'll probably chat with an old neighbor who is an ex-marine and see if we can get together and...
01-24-2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By xd9x19

Thanks. This is my first time to do something...

Thanks. This is my first time to do something like this, so you're probably right about a mounting issue.
01-24-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,167
Posted By xd9x19

Zero'ing issue

To give my S&W M&P15 a little more versatility, I acquired a Palmetto State Armory .300 blackout upper. I've put a UTG Bugbuster 3-9 scope on it with a .75 inch riser to get the sight line up high...
01-04-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,915
Posted By xd9x19

You could also look at it like this - this is the...

You could also look at it like this - this is the male equivalent of getting fine china and stainless place settings when getting married decades ago. My wife and I had our first tiff over my lack...
12-29-2020, 06:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,915
Posted By xd9x19

Gun companies are like any other company - they...

Gun companies are like any other company - they are there to make money. There is money to made in marketing lower cost firearms to those who want a budget firearm (such as I did when I bought my Rem...
12-28-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,915
Posted By xd9x19

I have a 770, which started life as a 710 back in...

I have a 770, which started life as a 710 back in 2004 when I bought it. Got it in .30-06. Along the way my 710 got returned as part of the settlement agreement for a Remington class action lawsuit...
Forum: Politics
11-19-2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By xd9x19

Trump also said "we're rounding the turn" a...

Trump also said "we're rounding the turn" a couple of months ago, which is clearly not the case. He made claims that the virus would be "gone by spring". On more than one occasion he claimed that...
Forum: Politics
11-18-2020, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By xd9x19

I think she was spot on. When Trump opens his...

I think she was spot on. When Trump opens his mouth, in the end the situation is rarely better. Her comment has nothing to do with his trade policies, just the fact that Trump lacks the ability to...
Forum: Politics
11-17-2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By xd9x19

I'm 56 years old and from the time I watched my...

I'm 56 years old and from the time I watched my first election returns the media have projected winners before all the votes were counted. Nothing inherently wrong with it. If one candidate is...
Forum: Politics
11-16-2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By xd9x19

Happens all the time. Every election news folks...

Happens all the time. Every election news folks call races long before all votes are counted. It's just math. The fact that so many Fox News Republicans "couldn't handle the truth" shouldn't...
Forum: Politics
11-16-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By xd9x19

I don't think that Fox has gone to the dark side....

I don't think that Fox has gone to the dark side. It's just that Trump built an alternate reality with "alternative facts" often detached from the real world that even Fox couldn't wrap their head...
Forum: Guns
02-11-2019, 06:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,248
Posted By xd9x19

The text of the email I received:

The text of the email I received:
Forum: Guns
02-06-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,248
Posted By xd9x19

Sorry the last post is almost a year old, but...

Sorry the last post is almost a year old, but since it's a recall-related issue, I'll post anyway. I bought a 710 in .30-06 about 13 years ago. It's worked fine but I did fill out a warranty claim...
Forum: Off Season
11-25-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,842
Posted By xd9x19

Haven't changed oil on a 3000 mile interval for...

Haven't changed oil on a 3000 mile interval for more than 10 years now. No engine issues even with a '97 and a '98 still humming along.
06-17-2011, 05:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,896
Posted By xd9x19

The value of this rifle is the same as any other...

The value of this rifle is the same as any other low cost rifle....a low cost point to obtain a rifle with no frills that will get the job done for those that don't want to or have no need to spend...
02-26-2011, 07:38 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

Mine is a .30-06 also. I guess it doesn't seem...

Mine is a .30-06 also. I guess it doesn't seem that heavy to me because the only other rifles I have are the M1 and 1903 (other than a .22).

Of course, weight isn't (or wasn't) much of a...
02-25-2011, 05:24 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

Interesting, fastvet, that you consider the...

Interesting, fastvet, that you consider the 710/770 to be heavy. ?? I've never thought of my 710 as being heavy. I always thought it was a little on the light side and weighed in around the...
12-22-2010, 06:29 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 107,412
Posted By xd9x19

:lolabove: But you can't have as much message...

:lolabove: But you can't have as much message board fun with a 700!!! I mean, look at this thread! It's worth having a 710 just for the fun it gives me to simply state that it has served it's...
12-02-2010, 12:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

What a scream to re-read this little discussion...

What a scream to re-read this little discussion from 2 years ago. Quite entertaining. :s2:
12-02-2010, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 29,060
Posted By xd9x19

chas0218, I was able to get groups as good as and...

chas0218, I was able to get groups as good as and maybe a little better than your 60 yard target at 100 yards with Federal 150gr Sierra Game King boat tail bullets with a 710 .30-06 I bought about 8...
12-02-2010, 11:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,866
Posted By xd9x19

To each his own, blacktored. I bought a Rem 710...

To each his own, blacktored. I bought a Rem 710 package gun 7 or 8 years ago for $300 and it's been great. It shoots nice tight groups at 100 yards and for my needs it is anything but junk. It's...
Forum: Guns
01-22-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,022
Posted By xd9x19

Glock is good too, but many, many folks find the...

Glock is good too, but many, many folks find the grip angle and shape of the XD to be superior to that Glock. I was all set to buy a Glock before holding and shooting an XD. The grip angle and...
11-03-2009, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By xd9x19

Well, there were only 5 available this...

Well, there were only 5 available this year...really 4 as one was put up for auction on ebay.

This may not be an annual event for the near future, but I hope the herd will grow enough to warrant...
10-28-2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By xd9x19

I have read recently that Virginia is also...

I have read recently that Virginia is also looking into repopulating elk in their state.
10-22-2009, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,135
Posted By xd9x19

Smile First elk bagged in Tennesee in 150 years...

Tennessee held it's first elk hunt this week with 5 tags drawn. All the hunters have bagged an elk. Alas, I was not one of the ones drawn. The number of tags will gradually climb as the herd grows...
Forum: Guns
10-21-2009, 06:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By xd9x19

I started using the Rem .30-06 Managed Recoil...

I started using the Rem .30-06 Managed Recoil loads in my rifle a few years back when my daughter started hunting. Since I'm hunting in woods where shots are never more than 75 years, I've just kept...
Forum: Guns
09-17-2009, 05:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,719
Posted By xd9x19

Yes, I know that, but that's a LOT of trouble and...

Yes, I know that, but that's a LOT of trouble and there are few places where you can shoot such weapons.

I would rather direct my gun money elsewhere. To each his own, however.
Forum: Guns
09-16-2009, 06:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,719
Posted By xd9x19

I would like an AR too, but there's just not the...

I would like an AR too, but there's just not the history behind them that you get with the older rifles. I think the days of history where nation warred against nation for control of territory are...
Forum: Guns
09-15-2009, 09:32 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,719
Posted By xd9x19

Got an M1 Garand and a 1903 Springfield. My 1931...

Got an M1 Garand and a 1903 Springfield. My 1931 '03 has a 1944 barrel on it and looks like it hasn't been fired since the re-barreling. Would like to get a Mosin just 'cause they're cheap.
Forum: Guns
08-16-2009, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,146
Posted By xd9x19

I hope they do. If prices don't come down over...

I hope they do. If prices don't come down over the long term, I'll most likely find a less expensive hobby. It would cost me about $60 to shoot a round of sporting clays with Wal-mart 100-round...
Forum: Guns
06-24-2009, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Glock 30 Vs. Springfield XD

Another vote for the XD!! (as you might can tell from my user name)
Forum: Guns
12-31-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,266
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Springfield Armory XD45?

I've got an XD9 that I've had for 5 or 6 years now and I've never had any problems with the 8 magazines I've got for it. The pistol shoots great and has performed flawlessly.

If you're referring...
Forum: Guns
12-30-2008, 03:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,189
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Passing down a firearm?

Why should your nephews not get something from their grandfather? Are these rifle actually being given to your brother-in-law or are they being passed down to your nephews through him because he's...
Forum: Guns
12-29-2008, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,029
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Stoger 2000 Report

I've got a Franchi I-12 which is the mid-range model between the Stoeger 2000 and the Benelli M2 (I think that's the right model). I love the balance of the I-12. Also really enjoy the simplicity of...
12-29-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

Then maybe there was sand in the one Wiggy handled. :D The action on my 710 is smooth, but not slick...it doesn't slide as freely back and forth as other bolt actions. The 770 I recall handling was...
12-29-2008, 03:31 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

On the contrary, I believe if you find a 710 with the plastic bolt sleeve and a 770 and work the bolt on both, you will find the 770 is significantly smoother than the older 710. When I was in the...
Forum: Guns
12-11-2008, 12:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Walther P22

I bought a used P22 for my then 9 year old daughter about 2 or 3 years ago. She's now 12 and still loves to go to the gun range and shoot "her" gun. The only problem I had with mine is that it won't...
Forum: Guns
12-11-2008, 08:35 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 16,022
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Springfield XD or Ruger SR9???

I haven't handled or shot the Ruger, but I do love my XD9 Service Model. The M&P's seem to also be popular now, but I wonder if that's more because S&W already have such inroads into police community...
12-11-2008, 08:32 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

Mine loves 150gr Sierra Game King BTSP. Picture below is from a group I shot right before the range shut down. I didn't have time to adjust the scope and try to put another group in the center, but...
11-29-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

If you know enough about firearms to know what you're buying, then that may be a viable option. A local gun range here sells used firearms on consignment, but that leaves it up to the individual to...
11-28-2008, 04:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,751
Posted By xd9x19

RE: Which 1911?

I've got an XD9 and like it a lot. The fit of the grip was what made me select it over a Glock when I bought it.

As for a 1911 style pistol, then the Springfield Armory Mil-spec has a good...
11-28-2008, 04:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

No, I didn't miss the point. We're talking about rebarrelling in the context of a 710 or budget rifles, not how many rifles are rebarrelled. I'm sure there are many that are rebarrelled, but compared...
11-27-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

Geez, the only "pos" around here is some of the useless opinions expressed. No one has given a "glowing recommendation", but only stated that the rifles meets the basic needs of an economy rifle....
11-26-2008, 11:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

Oh, that isn't anything, BigEarl. I once had someone tell me in another discussion about the 710 that if I showed up in their deer camp with a 710, they run me off. Some times it's fun to say...
11-26-2008, 09:58 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

Turnip or not, I never said that my 710 was better than another rifle nor was I trying to convince anyone how good it was, only that it worked well and was accurate -- it does what it's supposed to...
11-25-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,772
Posted By xd9x19

RE: what age did you start to hunt?

Didn't start until I was 35+. Always wanted to, but it wasn't until my son found my grandfather's shotgun when we were moving my grandmother out of her house and he expressed interest in hunting that...
11-25-2008, 10:13 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

I never claimed to be an expert and the differences in rifles is not the issue. The original post was: "Would this be a good gun to buy? There is a 30-06 remington 770 rifle combo with a burris...
11-24-2008, 02:32 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

The only other bolt rifle I have is a 1903 Springfield made in 1931 with a pristine Sept. 1944 High Standard barrel. If I could reasonably put a scope on it without permanently altering the rifle, I...
11-24-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 44,385
Posted By xd9x19

RE: I'm thinking about buying the Remington 770 package

I wasn't attempting to compare quality, only to address the issue that having a pressed barrel is not necessarily an indication of low quality. The Barrett is a high quality firearm with a pressed...
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