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  1. 3 points
    I was looking for an intermediate range deer rifle and the Ruger American Ranch in 7.62x39 really caught my interest. Recoil magazine had an article on it where they claimed sub MOA with Federal ammunition and an average of 1.5 MOA with cheap steel case ammo such as Wolf white box. Quite frankly I did not buy into it, but after handling the rifle, I found it to be light, have a very smooth action, and a threaded barrel in 5/8x24 for my .30 can. The caliber also appealed to me because of my love for AK's and the multiple 1000s of rounds I have stored for feeding that addiction. I ended up picking up the rifle for $434.00 out the door. The rifle is a bolt action that takes Mini thirty magazines and comes with a 5 rounder that operated well. Insertion and removal was smooth. The mag release clip is pretty much straight AK, but there is no need to "rock and lock" as the mag inserts and locks straight up. The safety is located on the neck of the rifle (where I like it) for seamless intuitive engaging and disengaging. The trigger is very good straight out of the box. It has virtually no take up once the safety trigger bar is engaged, no over travel, and it breaks very cleanly and predictably. It is adjustable from 3.0-5.5 pounds (although you must remove the action from the stock to adjust it). I tuned mine to 3.25 lbs, and I won't be replacing the trigger, it is that good out of the box. (when replacing the action to the stock , I tightened it to 80 inch pounds per the Ruger specs of 60-80) Before going to the range, I outfitted the rifle with Vortex rings off Amazon, a Nikon P223 3x9 scope (from my parts bin), and my YHM Phantom Ti .30 Can. I brought (2) different types of ammo: Tulammo, and Golden Tiger. I will hunt with Hornady SST's but did not have a chance to pick some up. Plus I really wanted to see if this rifle lived up to the hype and could turn in close to 1 inch groups with ammo we are used to seeing turn in 3-4" groups in our AK variant rifles. It lived up to the hype: Tulammo: The best group turned in a 5 shot 1.27" group at 100 yards Golden Tiger: Turned in a best group of 0.967" The first shot was lower and opened up the group. The next 4 shots made a large ragged hole at 0.4 MOA. No kidding. I haven't been posting much, but I was so impressed with every aspect of this rifle, that I really wanted to share with the forum, what a terrific performer and value this rifle is. I do not know how the pics will turn out, as I had to lower the resolution to get them to upload, and can't figure out for the life of me how to get them to post between text like the old days. Bottom line: Great bolt action rifle. Buy one if you want a great shooter. ETA: Ruger also makes the American Ranch in .223, 300BLK, and .450 Bushmaster as well as 7.62x39.
  2. 3 points
    Soro's is no longer able to just hide in the shadows. His efforts to derail our democracy are well known now, at least to those that give a shit. He can't hide any longer. Sure, he still has money, but his time is coming to a close. He is starting to look more and more like Supreme Chancellor Palpatine! I watched some news last night. Didn't feel very good after doing so. Seems they are toning down the 'tough' stance, using open ended sentences, and admitting that 'some' will make it into our country. Very disappointing. There needs to be ZERO tolerance for this, or we will PAY A HEAVY price from now on.
  3. 2 points
    A portion of Obama's 2013 State of the Union Address, copied and pasted from the NY Times... "Real reform means strong border security, and we can build on the progress my Administration has already made – putting more boots on the southern border than at any time in our history, and reducing illegal crossings to their lowest levels in 40 years.Real reform means establishing a responsible pathway to earned citizenship – a path that includes passing a background check, paying taxes and a meaningful penalty, learning English, and going to the back of the line behind the folks trying to come here legally." Meanwhile, President Donald Trump is hated and demonized for actually making it happen.
  4. 2 points
    Me and my daughter went to the grocery store last night and we witnessed a pretty long military convoy heading south. I will make a guess that it was part of the build up for the border. My daughter asked why, and I explained to her it was President Trumps order to reinforce the border to keep illegal people from coming into the United States (talked about the 'caravan/invasion force coming). All she said was 'You go President Trump!' She is 10 and understands what is going on. Very proud of her.
  5. 2 points
    'If a barely-trained civilian like me can figure that out, I sure hope our military leaders are already prepared for it!' Its not the military leaders that haven't figured it out...it's the damned politicians. The politicians are the ones that we should worry about making the right decision.
  6. 2 points
    I saw an interesting news story recently, listing the members of the Invasion as known gang members of MS-13, other South and Central American gangs, ISIS members from all over the place. They claimed it's being funded by Cartels and the President of Venezuela?! 🤔 It is already set up as in Invasion, with the women and children up front where the cameras are, and the rear 2/3's are all males aged 18-30. I believe this is how it will hit our borders, too, with the women and children front and center, and the fighters flanking around the sides. If a barely-trained civilian like me can figure that out, I sure hope our military leaders are already prepared for it!
  7. 2 points
    Just remember we beat Mexico prior to the war of the north and south , then gave it back to them after keeping the land we wanted. Which we paid for. This thing is coming to an end. MAGA
  8. 2 points
    Call me crazy, but after ten years of ownership, I felt like the Tromix S-17 in my safe was a little dated. Adding insult to injury, none of my other Russian shotguns even used the rock and lock magazines anymore. I thought about selling it a few times but could never bring myself to actually listing it anywhere. Slowly but surely, the idea crept into my mind to modify the old style shotgun to except Russian mag-well magazines. Over the last two years I’ve been accumulating parts to male it happen and today I finally got it done. The whole idea was to make the S17 look more like a Krink/Suchka and more AK-ish. This was a lot of work, folks. 😃 I haven’t settled on a muzzle device yet. I’ve got an idea or two rattling around in my head so we’ll see what happens.
  9. 2 points
    I live near San Antonio. I'm sick of the local paper (Express News) discussing "Democrat this" or "Democrat that" all the time, and always sympathetic to the "plight" of illegal immigrants. A lot of folks here literally think Texas should belong to Mexico again. That's no joke. Perhaps that's one reason why Mexico isn't helping. I fear something's going to happen if Democrats/Progressives keep pushing, and pushing, and pushing their "agenda." Having visited gun ranges around here, I take comfort in knowing there are folks like DLT in Texas who have guns and know how to use them. I know for a fact many are current or former operators. I feel like I need to hurry and get Shilen barrels to make a couple of barrels for me and finish a couple of rifle projects. Honestly ... it seems like some folks on the political left should be charged with treason. They know not what they do. They think they do, but they don't.
  10. 2 points
    The wife and I did discuss evac last night, but both concluded that this is our home and property. Its the only thing we got. We have both worked too long and hard for this, and we are not leaving it behind because of fear.
  11. 2 points
    They are idiots. They are well aware of what they are voting for, but the repeated stupid excuse is usually something along the lines of "I don't like the way he looks". They all basically vote by the look of the cover, and not on substance.
  12. 1 point
    If they call BS they can go read it for themselves straight from the liberal rag site... assuming they can read and are actually interested in truth, which is not likely. They like to keep their heads buried in the sand and ignore logic and fact with all of their might. https://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/13/us/politics/obamas-2013-state-of-the-union-address.html
  13. 1 point
    I am somewhat comforted hearing Gen Mathis 's words of wisdom. More Military, Hell Yes! Time will tell how nasty this becomes. It certainly is opening many eyes there were completely closed or just looked the other way. Stay safe DLT. Yes, it can be and often is a very ugly world.
  14. 1 point
    What do we need? Nothing really. But thank you for the offer. I spoke with the chief of police earlier and he seems thrilled that they will be laying down razor wire soon. Also, we feel much better knowing our troops are coming. I think we are gtg.
  15. 1 point
    Picked up more 223 and 9mm today. Also more water. Whats nuts was hearing my wife say "shouldnt you get more?". She doesnt want to mess around if the shtf.
  16. 1 point
    I agree with the jail recommendation, but the delusions, detachment from reality, lack of character, lying even when cold busted, sudden outbursts, and general mental illness needs addressing too. Those people are all-around nutbags.
  17. 1 point
    Glad to know folks like sjgusmc21 are in my area. I was referring to ranges like Dietz's near New Braunfels. Folks are always bringing interesting toys there. Anyway ... this open immigration/open borders/globalism stuff is all part of the left's effort to "Balkanize" our country folks. I don't know why they want to do that, I've never heard a motive, but multiculturalism doesn't work. So remain vigilant guys. This might sound naïve, but I think the only solution is for democrats to start going to jail. Why none of these folks like Billary haven't served time is beyond my comprehension. A lot of our problems exist simply because the lefties never face any consequences for their actions.
  18. 1 point
    Thank you all for the support and prayers. Starting to notice a slight uptick of DPS activity. Also been hearing the BP airboats early in the morning with more frequency. I still have a few friends in different agencies who can't share their plans, but apparently a few contingencies are in the works. I just dont buy the whole walking to California story on the part of the organizers when its 1000 miles shorter trip this way. Anyway, been adding ammo to the inventory and topping off the truck every evening. Also been talking to others here with the same frame of mind. Many more people than I previously thought are getting ready.
  19. 1 point
    There are no sights on this weapon, at all. Front sight is a faded memory, the rear sight dovetail is too, and it looks like they never happened. Watch the target at 1:52. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_68wZDsoTE
  20. 1 point
    keeping with the krink look.. https://www.mississippiautoarms.com/saiga-vepr-ddi-12-gauge-4-piece-brake?fbclid=IwAR1mxWNUsIwcVxJsPl4pM4TsNB4RYRkIeV9r7idGZq6voHLdBADN-DuUfmM
  21. 1 point
    Some military service related health issues/injuries set me back for a few years, gave upon VA, daughter became an MD, between her and an old time doc, got me turned around. Still issues, yet can at least deal with them now.
  22. 1 point
    yep, dave ramsey says the only ship that wont sail is a partnership, cause of lifes rabbit warren of potential problems....
  23. 1 point
    if they dont look, then it works... fuck it
  24. 1 point
    Probably sporterized.
  25. 1 point
    I would not recommend dealing the government mail facility. Fedex would be my first choice.