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#51 TEO

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 04:16 PM

Hmm....the booklet that came with the gun (yes I read it from cover to cover) was rather specific as to ammo.

#52 Tim the Beek

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Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:49 AM

There are some .45 Colt commercial loadings which are pretty light so as not to blow up the older guns used in some of the cowboy action competitions.

That thing's built to take pretty hot loads, I think. (boy did that sound dirty.) :funny1:

#53 mayfly

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:34 PM

Tomorrow my new baby will be here....


Kimber Ultra Carry II

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#54 TEO

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 01:53 PM

Sweet!

So my Dad liked my new baby so much he got one for himself. He has a snake phobia and thus far he has slain 5 of the buggers with his new baby.

#55 MeOmYo

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:08 PM

Tomorrow my new baby will be here....


Kimber Ultra Carry II

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That is one fine piece of equipment! Congrats!

#56 Tim the Beek

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 02:44 PM

Kimber makes good tools.

I'd be interested in hearing what sort ammo you end up choosing for it.

#57 hoagie

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Posted 05 September 2012 - 04:09 PM

I just bought a slingshot...

#58 Tim the Beek

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:34 PM

Prolly will own a 1911 again sometime. Had a Colt Gov't Model from the 50's for a while which did what it was meant to do very, very well.

#59 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 03:42 PM

I have a 1911 MKIV series 80 gov't issue from the early 70's. I've held that Kimber a few times and although I've never fired one, it's a whole different league than the 1911 (in cost as well as performance)

#60 hoagie

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:04 PM

Does owning a gun make you feel more powerful/safe/secure than a person who does not?

#61 MeOmYo

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Posted 06 September 2012 - 04:45 PM

Does owning a gun make you feel more powerful/safe/secure than a person who does not?


there's a thread about that. do a little searching and you'll find it :wink:

#62 mayfly

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 02:12 PM

put 100 rounds thru her at camp on Saturday, crisp and accurate... now the wait for the custom carry holster begins... sigh

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Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:53 PM

Kimber makes good tools.

I'd be interested in hearing what sort ammo you end up choosing for it.


break in is 500 rounds, Kimber recommends "hi-quality 230 gr ball ammo", I used a box of the cheapest federal ammo walmart sells at 1 am because I didn't have time to place any orders on line prior to this past weekends activities. I'll be ordering a few 1000 round cases to keep on hand as they go on sale. current contender is : 45 Auto/ ACP Remington UMC 230gr FMJ Target ammo for $360 a case shipped from SG Ammo. with the 3 inch barrel it doesn't appear to be too picky, not a lot of slide travel necessary but I will prolly stay with ball type ammo rather then hollow points to avoid any life threatening jamming issues, not that I would anticipate any - I would rather not have to :beard:

#64 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 02:52 PM

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#65 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 03:09 PM

Sio, I bought my first gun again in over ten years. The other ones i owned have long since been sold off.

I bought a Rueger 10 22 long rifle.

Now I'm doing some accessory shopping. This is the choice I made to start target shooting again before moving on to purchasing something a little more hunt friendly.

#66 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:05 PM

Sweet

accessory shopping as in scope, sling?

everyone should own a 10/22. great all around plinker that you won't need to take out a second mortgage to buy ammo for.

Been looking around for a .257 roberts. Hungover today and I like buying guns hungover. Makes the pain of the cost less hurtful :lol:

#67 china cat

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 04:37 PM

this thread is hot.

please continue

#68 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:03 PM

I'm sure you know this, TASB, but there are tons of aftermarket mods you can do with a 10/22.

Mine is almost completely stock...I did put a different hammer in it which lightens the trigger pull a bit. And 25 round mags are kinda a must, IMO. The ones from Butler Creek have never done me wrong.

#69 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:05 PM

And I think I oughta get me another M1911 type pistol onea these days...got ridda almost all of my autochuckers. Shouldn'ta gotten rid of that one.

#70 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:08 PM

And speakin' of hot...china cat blowin' up a PBR can with a Remington 870 is pretty damn hot. Yep.

#71 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:21 PM

Sweet

accessory shopping as in scope, sling?

everyone should own a 10/22. great all around plinker that you won't need to take out a second mortgage to buy ammo for.

Been looking around for a .257 roberts. Hungover today and I like buying guns hungover. Makes the pain of the cost less hurtful :lol:


My "father-in-law" is an avid hunter and a damn fine marksman. i told him about all the accessories that can be fitted to the 10/22 and now I'm thinking of going full crazy on it. He didn't understand what i was saying until I showed it to him and he asked his local gun shop. "TASB!" He says to me. "This thing can have a 30 round banana clip, they have rail mounts for it...etc...etc."

So i think it's time to show ol' Amos just what this thing can be turned into.

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#72 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:24 PM

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Cool shot, but I don't care that it's Jerry...finger inside the trigger guard if you aren't shooting something gets you a talkin' to when I'm around.



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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:25 PM

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:26 PM

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:27 PM

Never really got into doin' the ballsout mods that some do, but there sure is a lot which can be done...

#77 MeOmYo

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:33 PM

one thing to remember with a 10/22 and mods is if you ever plan to sell it, you will never even come close to getting your $$ back on the mods. a 10/22 is a few hundred dollar gun at most, regardless of the mods.

there are tons and tons of mods for the 10/22 as it's the most popular .22 ever produced.

#78 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:39 PM

Yep. There is absolutely no plan to ever sell this plinker. I paid around 300 for it and am inclined to own two.

The mods are just mostly for show. Except a nice scope like the one he has on his black powder turkey rifle, which is what i plan to get for the 10/22.

it has a three inch raise off the rail mount that allows for use of the irons too. It's a really nice scope.

#79 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:47 PM

LOL!

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#80 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:48 PM

Some of the trigger/hammer mods aren't a bad idea, as they help make the thing shoot better...

#81 TakeAStepBack

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 05:51 PM

Yeah, I'm checking it all out and making a list. Doin' some searching. Ultimately, I just want a nice target gun that can also be used for huntin' wabbit and such if need be. As far as a tactical mod for CQC, I don't think I will be going for any of that.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:10 PM

IMO, the best thing you can do for target shooting is ammo selection. not all ammo is made the same and a lot of the cheaper "bulk" ammo is made with less consistency. as little as a grain or two of powder difference between rounds will be the difference in same hole shooting and not. It's less of a problem with lower calibers because they do not shoot as far but it is still there.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:14 PM

Good pro-tip.

I want to be able to put a hole in paper at a 100 yards dead center with this gun before i move on to buying anything else.

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:15 PM

I don't think a 10/22 is going to do much more than that as far as distance.

#85 Tim the Beek

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Posted 18 September 2012 - 06:18 PM

IMO, the best thing you can do for target shooting is ammo selection. not all ammo is made the same and a lot of the cheaper "bulk" ammo is made with less consistency. as little as a grain or two of powder difference between rounds will be the difference in same hole shooting and not. It's less of a problem with lower calibers because they do not shoot as far but it is still there.


Sage advice. Though I do think with a 10/22, that some of the Volquartsen (sp) or other trigger/hammer changes can be very helpful.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:02 PM

Checkin' in with this thread, and pondering some changes when I get to RI...maybe swap the Colt HBAR II out for an AK variant, and use the extra dough to buy a 1911 of some sort. Not high on the to do list, but something to think about...

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 01:39 PM

Is it a 7.62 or 5.56?

#88 Tim the Beek

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 02:53 PM

5.56...marked .223, I think.

#89 Mr_Pat

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:04 PM

Here are my toys....

http://family.websho...485619011MEicxY

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 03:14 PM

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me going to work, at the old job...

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:55 PM

Looks like this will become the "Don't ask, don't tell" thread for us New York subjects as of tomorrow.



#95 Tim the Beek

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Posted 16 July 2013 - 08:56 PM

And speakin' of hot...china cat blowin' up a PBR can with a Remington 870 is pretty damn hot. Yep.


yum 



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Posted 16 July 2013 - 10:50 PM

best use for PBR I've ever heard of, certainly better than drinking 'em  :lol:



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Posted 05 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

picked up a nice Winchester model 70 carbine in .243 with a Leupold VXII scope on it.  1983 in excellent condition.

 

I put some 95gr poly tip rounds I loaded through it and it grouped well at 110 yds. but I ran out of shells before I could do much.  Loaded up a bunch last night, gotta get it sighted in this wknd



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Posted 09 November 2013 - 10:18 PM

picked up a nice Winchester model 70 carbine in .243 with a Leupold VXII scope on it.  1983 in excellent condition.

 

I put some 95gr poly tip rounds I loaded through it and it grouped well at 110 yds. but I ran out of shells before I could do much.  Loaded up a bunch last night, gotta get it sighted in this wknd

Sounds like a sweet rifle. Was that your caliber that you were seeking, or just the deal that you found? Just curious, i know that rifle was chambered in many calibers over time.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 01:26 PM

Sounds like a sweet rifle. Was that your caliber that you were seeking, or just the deal that you found? Just curious, i know that rifle was chambered in many calibers over time.

I wasn't looking specifically for a .243 but something in that area, .243, 6mm, 25-06, 257. I have a remington model 788 in .243 that I hunted with last year and love the round. I won't be able to use it this year so was looking for something similar. Not too big, not too small. If you hit a shoulder it doesnt ruin the whole shoulder, low kick, flat shooting that is more than capable of taking down a whitetail at 300-400 yds. Not that i ever shoot that far but the energy is in the round.

There was a beautiful ruger m77 in .257 Roberts that I almost opted for but it was unscoped and no sights. Although it was cheaper, by time I got rings & glass on it I probably would of had $300+ more into it.

Sighted it in yesterday. 1" high at 110 yds.

#100 Tim the Beek

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Posted 15 November 2013 - 06:04 PM

Hmmm...was at the shop lookin' for a .22 pistol to get Ms. Kitty started on, and came across a Smith No Dash Model 57, 8 3/8" barrel, nickel, in pretty good shape, at what I think is a fair price.

Hmmmm...may have to go back and talk to the fella.

Side note...pickin' up a an ATI Model 1911 in .22 next weekend.