The Guns and Ammo Thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Kalessin, May 4, 2006.

  1. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Do you think things like the Nickle Boron carrier group matters for reliability? Or did you just pick it because it's just a lot easier to clean?
    I've been quite spoiled with my Sig551SB, so the concept of doing anything special to a gun to make it work correctly is entirely foreign to me. The trade off is obviously that it's a heavy mofo to shoot standing without external support.

    How do you like your EOtech? The fact you didn't return in after the whole shitshow suggests you like your optic? I quite like the reticle, and it blooms less than my oldskool Aimpoint CompM3 (due to mild astigmatism).
    Have you ever noticed the large POI shifts they talked about? I guess hot days and cold nights in the sandbox do affect things.
     
  2. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    The easier to clean part was a small reason. My main reason for the FailZero Bolt carrier was the reliability and also, I had found them on clearance on Primary Arms - so instead of paying 180 for it, I only paid $95 bucks. The easier to clean is nice, but I was in the service for ten years, I cleaned bolt carrier groups of all kind.

    I had two Eotechs. My second one I turned in and got some money. The one I had served me in the sweltering streets of Iraq and the hilly country of Wardak Province Afghanistan. So it was proven itself. The worst fire fight I was in was the sweltering summer of 2011 in Tanji Valley and it was 130 degrees. I never noticed any of my shots not going where they were not supposed to. Of course, I had heard of issues from other people. I always hit paper and only twice in seven years did I ever have to re-zero the weapon.

    However, I am trying to decide between Aimpoint T2 or Triicon MRO. Like you, I favor red dots over variable magnification due to slight astigmatism which did not go away even though I got PRK back in '09.


    I forgot to add I have a Seekins Precision Billet magazine release button.
     
  3. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Actually, most people with astigmatism seem to prefer etched reticles (so ACOG, variable magnified optic or prism style).
     
  4. Carib FMJ

    Carib FMJ Nuka-Cola Chaser

    Nov 8, 2003
    I did like the Elcan Spectre gunsights. But those on the civilian side of the house cost a lot. I could get about four aimpoints for that price.
     
  5. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    You know, I thought a lot about turning in my EOTechs. Then I just decided to keep them. I do occasionally do some winter shooting with them, and it's been below zero several times, but I haven't noticed any significant shift. Then again, I wasn't looking for it, either. I never really cared for the Elcan Spectre, probably because we didn't sell very many of them. I probably sold a dozen ACOGS and Comp M4's for every one Spectre. Not that they weren't well build, just that they seemed bulky for what they were. I even sold more S&B Short Dots then Spectres. Perhaps I didn't play with them long enough to appreciate their virtues.

    I went to EOTech on my personal guns in about 2006, but I came back to Aimpoint with the introduction of the Micro. It has a lot of upsides in terms of durability and weight. However, I still like the EOTech reticle better.

    One of my favorite ARs right now is actually a relatively tame Bravo KMR carbine. It's very light weight, perfectly balanced, and pretty smooth shooting as a middy. It's not even NFA, so I don't have to fill out any paperwork when I go out of state. Makes it my go-to AR for last-minute travel.

    This weighed a ton. They love me at the check-in counter.
     
  6. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Well, the killer for the Elcan is the external lever needed to switch magnification. The way it's made, there's a chance that something might block its full travel and you can't really tell easily when looking through it. So you might be shooting several degrees off target without realizing it.

    Especially for professionals, that seems like a deal breaker.

    That said, as a range optic, it seems neat as hell, but way too expensive.

    :lmao:
     
  7. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    So I broke two fingers on my dominant right hand about two months ago, because it is a bad idea to take up roller skating with your kids over the age of 40. I haven't been shooting much since it happened, and I haven't fully recovered my range of motion or grip strength. I went to the range a few times early on to make sure I was still reasonably competent shooting left handed. It was mostly ugly. Yesterday was the first day that I tried shooting with my right hand once again, and it was a mixed experience. I do not have the grip strength I need for a proper hold with my right hand, so I really have to crank down with my supporting hand, which is not doing my injuries any favors. I've also lost a lot of my accuracy at speed, with my groups opening up considerably. However, it was nice to be back to hitting mostly center of mass again. More practice and more healing will hopefully return me to competition form in the next month or two.



    Meh.


    Vanity shot of the custom Delta:
     
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  8. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    In honor of the day:
     
  9. SuAside

    SuAside Testament to the ghoul lifespan
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    May 27, 2004
    Don't rush recovery. You might do more harm than good.
    Be sure to talk about it with your physician.

    I'm afraid of two things: tinnitus and permanent damage to my hands. Hope everything turns out well for you.

    And pretty pics as usual!
     
  10. JohnnyEgo

    JohnnyEgo Mostly Harmless

    Oct 22, 2007
    The ship has sailed on hearing damage many years ago, unfortunately. Now I double up on muffs and plugs most times to preserve what I have left.
    According to my Doc, the fractures have healed pretty cleanly, however I still have a lot of soft tissue pain and swelling. I am sure it will eventually return to some facsimile of normal, but until then, my range visits will probably be about once a month.