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90456 No. 90456 ID: 7d8bca hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
It served us well. It was one of the most relevant fighting rifles built in the 20th century, but what about the 21st? My goals are...

1) Rebuild a M1 and make it mission capable for another century without anyone realizing what just happened.
2) It must adapt to an ever changing world that it was not meant for.
3) Accurate? Yes
4) A change in weight and balance
4) A lie...
5) Must use modern materials as much as possible
6) Of course reliable
7) Make old people happy- or maybe not.


All questions, comments and advice welcome. So it begins.
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>> No. 101932 ID: 8c968b
We have the same (crappy) lathe.
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>>101930
So after some intense cutting and removal of cheap 1960/70s plastic I fitted the M14/M1A buttplate.
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>>102314
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The much needed ''shoulder thing that goes up''
>> No. 102327 ID: 19518e
>>102316
Range trip writeup please.


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101890 No. 101890 ID: e517e3 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Fuck the 10th Amendment: Electric Boogaloo 2.

Apparently with the increase of states that have legalized medical and/or recreational use of marijuana, the BATFE wants to make it crystal clear that they don't care and, basically, fuck you.

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/11/16/form-4473/

God, I hope Trump takes a bulldozer to and salts the earth of this fucking agency.
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>>101924
Pot is a gateway drug, it should be banned. Most Pot in the USA comes from South American drug gangs, who aren't very nice people. Don't give them any money.
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>>102257
Not anymore bru.
>> No. 102294 ID: a096d9
>>102257

That hasn't been true for several decades.
>> No. 102312 ID: 226e7c
>>102257
Cartels coming in aren't usually bringing weed although they do some. Most weed is home-grown or bought at dispensaries (And then dispersed out in smaller sales)

Weed was also never a gateway drug, this was common thought thanks to a massive propaganda campaign in the 60's.
>> No. 102313 ID: ad8094
>>102257
>>102291
Weird GA should be on the map too, through it's illegal to sell in GA but south GA has huge private growing operations, all exporting to other states.


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102165 No. 102165 ID: 649f2c hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I was in my first ever "selfie" today and shortly thereafter decided that my next selfie was going to be shot with a 0.45, the next thing that popped into my head was an amazing idea for the latest must-have rail mounted tacticool accessory. Its pretty simple, its a mirror that flips up behind the front sight to aid suicide artists in aiming. Also included is a push rod that when folded into place helps people using their rifle at this odd angle reach the trigger.
I call it "Custer's last accessory" after a book I read called "Keep the Last Bullet for Yourself" and I'm guessing that every edgy kid with an AR is going to want one, what do yall think?

MS paint drawing prototype later
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>> No. 102185 ID: 649f2c
>>102183
yeah those fucking phones can do too much shit, they probably have an app where your waifu calculates windage for you.
i thought something that the iPhone can't do though, but as it turns out the tactical cup holder already exists
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>>102185

>an app where your waifu calculates windage for you

Please, you're already out of date.

Having a holographic waifu AI act as your spotter is where it's at. Intelligent raifus.

Brb making Upotte real.
>> No. 102192 ID: 1f9d7a
>>102185

also trucknuts have already been rail mounted and are hilariously not VFGs, leading to the conclusion that as long as it's art it's not a vertical grip per BATF. Yes, everything's already been done already.
>> No. 102254 ID: d4c8ee
>>102192
>if you don't cup the nuts it's a felony
>> No. 102325 ID: 791f24
>>102254
>displaying good trucknuts discipline at all times is a must for firearms safety


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98440 No. 98440 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Y/N? Suggestions? Around $1000 sounds fine to me. (Willing to go higher if there's something awesome.) I'm not super into long range... but want to get something pretty decent. (Don't think I'm into it enough to do Nightforce or US Optics.)

The shitty thing is, my local range only goes to 200 yards. I hear there's a 1000 yard range in WV, a couple hours away. One of my coworkers has some property up in PA with some range.

http://www.vortexoptics.com/product/vortex-viper-pst-6-24x50-ffp-riflescope-with-ebr-1-mrad-reticle/reticle

Magnification6-24 x
Objective Lens Diameter50 mm
Eye Relief4.0 inches
Field of View17.8-4.2 feet/100 yards
Tube Size30 mm
Turret StyleTactical
Adjustment Graduation.1 mrad
Travel per Rotation5 mrad
Max Elevation Adjustment19 mrad
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>> No. 102241 ID: 0064e9
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After WWII the Army incorporated induction dampening into the M1938 design. Induction dampening is a beautifully simple concept. It takes advantage of the inductive magnetic field generated between a swinging compass needle and a highly conductive but non-magnetic alloy like copper. When a magnetic needle (or bar) is placed inside a cup made of copper and the needle swings (oscillates) that movement causes a slight magnetic eddy current to form. When the needle swings to the left the eddy current pulls it to the right. When it swings to the right the eddy current pulls it to the left. The eddy current is self-canceling; as the needle oscillations decrease the eddy current strength decreases and very quickly the needle settles down and is aligned with magnetic north. Simple, elegant and effective.

However, by the late 1940s the Army decided it was time for a whole new design. The Army took the best functional elements of the M1938 compass – the lensatic sighting design and the combined degree and mil scales on the compass card – added induction dampening, a needle lift device, a much larger sighting lens and a larger thumb loop and placed it all in a beefed-up waterproof aluminum housing. The resulting compass was designated the M1950 Lensatic Compass. It is a rugged, versatile device that has remained in use with the US military for over 60 years, pretty much as originally designed.

- M1950 Lensatic Compass This particular compass was manufactured in February1953 by the Marine Compass Company out of Pembroke, Massachusetts. The cloudy dial cover is the result of the plastic aging. Remember, this compass is almost 60 years old!
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Same compass with the cover closed, showing the manufacturer and manufacturing date.
>> No. 102243 ID: 0064e9
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M1950 Lensatic Compass manufactured in 2010 by the Cammenga Corporation out of Michigan. This is a military issue compass that uses tritium inserts for night time illumination.
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The same compass with the cover closed. At the time of this writing Cammenga has been the sole supplier of lensatic compasses to the US military for over 10 years.
>> No. 102245 ID: 0064e9
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Sometime in early 1942 a photographer asked General Patton to strike a pose doing something dramatic. I don’t know who’s idea it was to have him pull out his compass and shoot an azimuth to a distant point, but the resulting photo is interesting. Patton is standing beside his early M3 Stuart command tank and decked out in full battle regalia – tanker helmet and goggles, tanker jacket, binoculars, signature pistol at his side and an M1938 compass in his hands.


No. 101933 ID: 9dcda2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  Anyone tried the Leupold VX-6 scopes?

https://www.amazon.com/Leupold-112320-1-6x24-Millimeter-30-Millimeter-Illuminated/dp/B005PX20KU/

I'm thinking about getting a variable mag scope for my 16" AR for 3-gun. I was looking at the Vortex Strike Eagle 1-6 and then got on to SuperSetCA's video here. (Fantastic production by the way.)

Any thoughts on this model or similar ones? 1-6 vs 1-4?

I've got pretty good eye sight and have been using Aimpoint H1 reddot thus far with no issues, but the furthest I've shot is inside of 100 yards. I'm just thinking for future use when I go to an event that supports longer range.
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>> No. 102113 ID: 393110
  >>102086
>> No. 102116 ID: 19518e
>>102113
Looks like I'm not the only one with those concerns.

I do have to admit that the DR, on a purely performance-based evaluation, does seem like a great optic. When I think about using variable magnification optics like 1-4s or 1-6 or 1-8s or even that 1-10x by March Optics, how often would you dial between the minimum and maximum?

I mean sure if you're lazily plinking away you might dial something specific but within the hundred-whatever yards it'll be on 1x, and past that I'm pretty sure 99% of the time, the user will just rip that sucker to max so they can get a bead on quick. The Elcan at that point seems most logical, as it removes pretty much what you'd never use in the first place for a "fighting" optic. Makes me wonder if they make some sort of condom you could stretch over the Elcan to keep shmoo out so it doesn't go all sidewards if you get sand in the moving bits.

Either way I go back to >>102005. You could even streamline it further with a micro (pistol) red-dot and a fixed power scope.

tl;dr I hope to see optics come out in the future that are like an Aimpoint H1 that had sex with a Specter DR or a 1-8x S&B Short dot or something. Something bomb proof, killer battery life, throw-lever from 1x to whatever x.
>> No. 102117 ID: cad48c
>>102116
I've got a SpecterDR 1.5-6x on my SCAR 17. I'm reasonably pleased with it, but that price is a pain in the balls for sure. My biggest gripe is that, while the thing seems pretty sturdy, for that kind of money I expect ELCAN to have a warranty like Vortex does -- it doesn't matter how it gets fucked up, a replacement gets sent. From what I can tell the warranty is pretty much bog standard.

Practically speaking, with the 1.5x I'm pretty happy to use it as a scan optic, and the 6x works good for precision. I'm pretty pleased with the reticle, and the illumination functions work well, though the full-on crosshair illumination is a little funky in that it doesn't actually illuminate the entire thing like one might expect. Not really a problem though, just odd.

Despite the fact that it's got a dot, picking up up fast will take a lot of practice and muscle memory. I wouldn't feel good snap shooting with one, but it does have basic irons on top and you can always add a red dot. I perched a little Vortex Venom up there, but haven't had a chance to play with it much since. One thing to note about the irons is that they're pretty low, so the front flip-up lens cover pretty damn near obscures it if you go that route. You can thin it out with a Dremel and have it workable, but frankly I expect better on a piece of kit this pricey.

In terms of logic, it looks like you're kinda on the same page I am. Fuck it, it's either lowest or max power, the middle range is almost never used. May as well make the transition fast and easy.

Long story short: It's a good optic, I like it. Is it $2500 good? Ehhhhhh... at that point you really need to play with one, IMO. Personal preference is what's going to decide that. Unfortunately, they can be a pain in the dick to find. Would I buy mine again? In the same circumstances, yeah, I probably would. It was a treat for myself and funded entirely by overtime cash worked explicitly for that purpose. I'd be a hell of a lot happier at a better price point or with a better warranty though.
>> No. 102186 ID: 226e7c
I have the strike eagle 1-6x

Pros: Awesome reticle, red dot feature is good and easy to use, eye relief/picture is better than scopes anywhere near that price range (But not still GREAT, just good), mine came with free caps too which is a plus, and obviously the price is great

Cons: Heavy, the dial to turn magnification is rough/small/slow to turn, eye relief changes as you change magnification is dramatic enough to require you to change your head position (But this is also true of other 1-4 or 1-6 scopes in this range)

IMO it's the best BUDGET 1-6x optic. It leaves a lot of "quality of life" features to be desired, but it knocks all the standards out of the park. I've had experience with a VX2, a burris, and a few other 1-4 or 1-6x scopes and I found this to be the best. Grab it on sale for $230 or so, and you can't go wrong

>Jerry Michulek(sp?) swears by the strike eagle and uses it in competitions, he keeps it dialed up at 6x and uses a vortex red dot at a 45 degree angle for the 1x shots
>> No. 102188 ID: 9dcda2
>>102186
> Grab it on sale for $230 or so, and you can't go wrong

Interesting. I'd like to see if the next generation of v-mag scopes will come down in price thanks to Vortex.


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101621 No. 101621 ID: f41511 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So what is the general consensus on the 1911-380?

I think it looks interesting.
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>> No. 102145 ID: 9cb715
>>101986
I always assumed Mexican 1911s would be mostly .38 Super.
>> No. 102150 ID: 52ed6e
>>102145
They are.
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102151
Then why say it's already the standard in Mexico?
.380ACP (or .380 Auto) is not .38 Super
>> No. 102167 ID: 6d019b
Actually yeah, if it's scaled down it'd be kind of neat to mess with and what's the harm in another gun anyway?

I like the standard size 1911, a mini one would be adorable.
>> No. 102176 ID: db281d
>>101621

Gun Jesus Apocrypha: The Gospel of Browning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0qe45Z8wfk


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102101 No. 102101 ID: 6ef9f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
I've started building my first AR, and have some questions about the Buffer Tube.

I'm looking at an 18in barrel from APOC Armory, and from what I understand one needs different buffers for different barrels. Do different buffers preclude you from using different stocks?

Pic is what I'm looking at building.
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>> No. 102157 ID: 289f86
>>102149

I need that on a SBR'd AR10 shooting .338BR with a big ol can.

US Vintorez.

That and I have an inexplicable love for thumbhole stocks. I blame Dragunovs
>> No. 102159 ID: 028b36
For some reason Stag Arms got the exclusive for Hera's CQR stock, I guess they make more CA legal rifle?

http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2016/12/28/breaking-stag-arms-now-official-hera-usa-partner-offering-cqr-stock/

https://www.stagarms.com/ar15-featureless-rifles/

You can order the stock from them
> $124.99
> Pre-Order Now! 6-8 week expected lead time

I wonder if that thumbhole cover can be removed
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>>102159
The regular version just became available on Stag Arms' site and I ordered one, will report back once it show up. It's going on my 18" SPR

https://www.stagarms.com/buttstocks/
>> No. 102161 ID: bf2165
>>102160
I wonder if they are going to sell the foront grip too.
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>>102161
According to their FB page, they are putting them up for sale soon


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102134 No. 102134 ID: 454a4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
A few questions about vented barrels...

If you have a vented barrel, with a vent very close to the end of the barrel, is it not possible that this will adversely affect the stability of the bullet as it leaves the barrel? After all, there's a sudden gap in the rifling and then it starts again? People keep harping on about how the crown area is possibly the most important barrel part accuracy-wise?
Is the area where it restarts given special attention to ensure the rifling engages more gradually when they vent a barrel like that? Or is this a non-issue and I'm overthinking this?

(ignore the silly dual 1911 abortion I'm using as an example)
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>> No. 102152 ID: 5405f9
>>102143
i really hope that with the release of the p10s that p09 and p07 mags become cheaper. i'd hate for the p10 to become the vp9 2.0 where the "selling point" was that you could use p30 mags with the vp9.

then again, happy merchants gonna happy merchant, i guess.
>> No. 102153 ID: b70387
>>102147
Why have you been saging all of your posts, recently?
>> No. 102154 ID: 19518e
>>102153
It's to be polite, but mainly because the post is going on a thread on the front page, so it doesn't really need bumping.
>> No. 102155 ID: b70387
>>102154
There is a thread on the front page of this board that was most recently bumped twelve days ago. You're breaking my method of reading through until I find the first thread that hasn't been modified since the last time I checked.
>> No. 102156 ID: 19518e
>>102155
Never really thought about it like that. I just hold down scroll wheel and zoom down the page to look for a new post (it's an at-a-glance thing, the size of the thread on the page changes or something, hard to explain how it "looks" when it's zooming past), I've missed a few things when doing it your way.

Gonna try hard and not sageru. Hard to resist.


No. 102120 ID: fb3bdd hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
  >>102119

For that guy asking about the CETME rifles, look no further.

You gotta roll your own, but it can be done. You'll need a parts kit, and to buy a receiver and some other things.

https://www.hmgunworks.com/products/firearm-accessories/
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>> No. 102130 ID: fb3bdd
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jsz8uAvVXfg
>> No. 102131 ID: fb3bdd
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GLAfqI8DHjY
>> No. 102132 ID: 1519ac
>>102120
Thanks bro.
>> No. 102133 ID: 9dcda2
>>102120
How do you like it? I watched the whole series when it was first posted. Ian and Karl seemed really proud of building it, but luke warm with the rifle itself.
>> No. 102146 ID: cca113
>>102133
I mean, it's a roller-delayed 5.56mm. In theory it's not really doing anything different than an HK33/HK93, neither of which were ever massively popular. It's a unique piece with some retro cool factor, yeah, but it's not gonna compare particularly well to say, an AR15.


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102039 No. 102039 ID: 6ef9f1 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
New and interesting malfunction from Kel Tec
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>> No. 102060 ID: 6057a8
>>102043
I assume it was extraction/ejection. It looks like the round went off, extracted, but didn't leave the rifle.

I tried an SU-16 and it cycled like it hated life. Not sure why the case didn't fly out as I would expect, but with a rifle that cycles as violently as the one I tried (assuming mine was a regular example, I don't know, haven't shot other examples), if the case doesn't go a mile out and slips off the extractor early, the bolt coming back and closing on the empty case at just the right angle could crush the case like that.

Just speculating, OP should return and tell us more about it.

General weird malfunction thread until then, I guess?
>> No. 102064 ID: eb2308
>>102060
I shot my buddies and am buying one myself-sounds like the one you handled was fucked.

The only thing I found remarkable about it was the shitty sights, rifle functioned fine.
>> No. 102069 ID: 19518e
>>102064
The one I tried did "function". It had no malfunctions or stoppages or anything, but it functioned very enthusiastically.

Like "maximum over-rape" enthusiasm, but it did work.
>> No. 102144 ID: 9cb715
>>102069
So, did it function like it hated life, or just like it was loving life a little too much?
>> No. 102148 ID: 19518e
>>102144
It kinda felt like the gun was like "PARTY HARD YEAH" in that "I don't expect to live that long since I'm made of cheap parts, but I'll do my best until I spontaneously disassemble" kinda way.

So I'd expect it to work with no issues in any situation with any ammo until all the guts shit out from any available orifice.


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