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  1. Fritzderkat

    Recoil, short position, adjustable stock

    A cheek rest! Great. Hadn't thought of that. Thanks.
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    Recoil, short position, adjustable stock

    Cool. Thanks. I presumed that's the primary purpose of the thing, people adjusting, length of pull and all that. But I guess I'm wondering about the other extreme--stock adjusted tight. Is it possible to shoot with the stock at this position without recoil breaking your nose? I see a lot of folks with 7.62x39 and AR-15's who talk about shooting fast, butt of the stock pressed against their clavicle or chest, but I doubt very much if there are too many folks out there who can do it with a .308. I sure as hell can't. So, bottom line, wondering if I were to shoot from that position on a rest, iron sights, would I be such a damn fool that I deserve having my nose broken?
  3. I have a Tapco 6, four-position adjustable stock; not the best on the market, I know, but fine for me. Normally I adjust it to the second (middle) position, which is right for me when shooting from a rest, no problem. Once, however, back in the early days of ownership and conversion and just for the hell of it, I adjusted it down to its shortest position and with iron sights, no scope, fired a round. It scared the hell out of me. The recoil bounced the receiver back toward my nose where it stopped short and quick at what seemed like only a couple of inches from it. I had visions of my nose pushed back into my brain had I been holding the rifle any looser. As I've understood it, the main advantages of adjustable stocks are for carrying, close quarter work (especially if one is wearing body armor or heavy clothes) or if you're using the gun for multiple shooters. What position/positions do you folks tend to use, and for what differing situations? And has anyone ever heard of anyone else ever smashing their nose by scoping the stock to its shortest position and then cuddling up too close to the receiver?
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    SGM Tactical Muzzle Break Saiga .308

    The Chub certainly would be noticed. Nice price. SGM is asking $170. When has it become possible to get a muzzle break that slides over the barrel and is clamped or screwed? Seems to me that only barrels with threads could take one and if I remember right, some of the Saigas came with threads and some didn't.
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    SGM Tactical Muzzle Break Saiga .308

    When I was last on this list with any regularity, there was discussion about muzzle breaks and in particular the absence of threading on some or all Saiga barrels. Browsing YouTube today I came up an extended review of the .308 and was interested to learn that the muzzle break on this fellow's carbine is an SGM Tactical which "slides around the stock rifle front sight and locks tight around the front sight and barrel." It also is noted that 3/16 of an inch is required from the end of the barrel to the front sight. The cost is $170. Anybody familiar with the SGM Tactical? It would be nice--preferable, actually--if I could reduce recoil, improve accuracy and enhance my ability to make quicker follow-up shots. Not in the least, it would be nice to not drive away other shooters at the range because the muzzle blast currently is so loud. When fired at night, it would light up the whole of south-central Minnesota.
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    Red Dot Zero/Sling Swivels

    Me again. In examining the sling ring below the forearm, I see that it may be possible to remove it (?) and re-position it on an accessories rack at the side of the forearm. Anybody understand what I'm talking about and is it possible?
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    Red Dot Zero/Sling Swivels

    Happy New Year, all. I have a couple of topics. First, I've recently purchased a side mount from Carolina Shooters (SKU# UTG-MTU016-U978S, $49. 95) and a Bushnell TRS-25 red dot from Amazon. At what range do you zero this sight? I've seen recommendations ranging from 25 yards to 36 to 50 to 100. As for iron sights, I have my converted .308 carbine dialed in at 100 yards and of course would like the red dot and irons to jibe. How is that done? Second question: I have a two-point Blackhawk sling connected at the rear of my telescopic Tapco butt stock and to a ring located below the forearm about 1 1/2" back from its fore end and 7" back from the end of the barrel. It works pretty well for my purposes, but when I sling it at the front of my body or the side, it hangs upside down. What kind of swivels do I need so it hangs right side up or is this even possible? Much obliged for your input
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    Recoil

    Got back on the range after two cataract operations this summer. Am shooting a converted Saiga .308, using Wolf poly which I managed to buy up a bunch before the last couple or so national panics. Shooting iron sights. As usual, placed today most of 20 shots into a 10-inch paper plate at 100 yards, once warmed up taking a shot about every five seconds. Did the same at 50 yards, battle sights, and formed a nice little group in the southwest corner of the plate. All of this was shooting from a rest, seated, and I have a little bi-pod up front to help steady. Also used my shoulder sling. Thing that bothers me is offhand. Today at 50 yards I tried shooting from a front-on crouch or "combat stance," and rapid fire and I can't swear I hit the target once. May have hit the boards, but then again may have launched a few three miles up the road to Rockford. So, here I am with iron sights, no particular interest in extending things, but generally satisfied with hitting most things I can see with the naked eye. Question: Might I be better off with an "intermediate" cartridge? Say, an AR-15 or AK-47? What's my purpose? To be able to hit what I shoot when the ass end falls out of society.
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    Federal ammo buy

    I posted this in the general section, figure somebody here might know more. The feds have purchased an estimated 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, ostensibly for assignment to Homeland Defense, the IRS, Social Security and as I understand it an agency that oversees domestic fish and streams. According to the media, the predominance of rounds are in .40 cal., 9mm, .223/5.56 and ".357." I put quotes around .357 because I haven't seen any information to determine whether they talking about .357 Mag or .357 Sig. I'm presuming that it's Sig. Anybody know?
  10. Don't know if this topic has been covered here, but I didn't find it in the threads. The feds have purchased an estimated 1.6 billion rounds of ammo, ostensibly for assignment to Homeland Defense, the IRS, Social Security and as I understand it oversees domestic fish and streams. According to the media, the predominance of rounds are in .40 cal., 9mm, .223/5.56 and ".357." I put quotes around .357 because I haven't rseen any information to determine whether they talking about .357 Mag or .357 Sig. I'm presuming that it's Sig. Any input?
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    Universal Bipod -- Adaptable to IntraFuse/Tapco Forearm

    Thanks for your input. Response otherwise has not been overwhelming. I've read through most of the related posts. As usual, there are many opinions and recommendations, some at cross purposes or so it seems. Nearly as confusing as the threads on scopes. Mounts for this, mounts for that, screws and clamps and rails. Picatinnys. Boggles the mind. Since to date I've been a Tapco guy, and my needs are simple, I've just decided to get their bipod/vertical grip combination, extends to about eight inches. I know its not as steady nor durable as the aluminums, but mostly what I'll use it for is bench shooting. That way I'll stop burning up sandbags from an overheated barrel at the range. And by the way, it's valuable to learn that using a bipod in the field is not all that necessary or likely. A bag rest should suffice.
  12. I'd like to get a bipod. Top of the line not necessary, just something serviceable for target shooting and the occasional hillock in a defensible position. My first thought is the Universal or UTG Tactical, both available through Cheaper Than Dirt. Each has a Picatinny mount (the UTG with a swivel) and said to "accomodate almost every type of rifle." My .308 is converted with an IntraFuse/Tapco forearm. I've added a forward grip. Will either of these pods adapt easily to my forearm or is something else required? Thanks for your input.
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    Same ol', same 'ol, but indulge me anyway, please

    Thanks, folks. Lots of info to digest. Your input is appreciated.
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    Same ol', same ol' II

    Some sort of problem with the original thread. For one, I was the only one responding to it. I'm 70 years old and wear trifocals. A month ago in Arizona I fired a Weatherby .30-06 with a scope. The way the scope was set, I had to get down in there close to find a picture not infringed by the black. The rifle kicked back and the scope ring caught me in the bridge of the nose. Surprised the hell out of me. You could say I didn't have it held tight enough into the shoulder, and that may be the case. But a few minutes before I fired an old lever-action Marlin in .45-70 at 75 yards and put a round between the 9 and 10 rings on the second shot, iron sights. Handed it over after that. Talk about kick. What I'm looking for here is advice on an aiming aid, specifically for old phuques with specs. I'm happy with iron sights as far as they go, which for me is 100 yards, MOA all in the black. But I'm asking for advice on how to enhance that. Range (re: 600 yards-plus) is one thing, and to maximize that I need a scope. Sight picture is another. Much as I know, one is not both. If any of you have had the same sort of problem, what's worked for you?
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    Same ol', same 'ol, but indulge me anyway, please

    I'm 70 years old and I wear trifocals. A month ago in Arizona I fired a Weatherby .30-06 with a scope. The way the scope was set, I had to get down in there close to find a picture not obscured by the black. The rifle kicked back and the scope ring caught me in the bridge of the nose. Surprised the hell out of me. You could say I didn't have it tight enough into the shoulder, and that may be the case. But a few minutes before I fired an old lever-action Marlin in .45-70 at 75 yards and put a round between the 9 and 10 rings on the second shot, iron sights. Handed it over after that. Talk about kick. What I'm looking for here is advice on an aiming aid, specifically for old phuques with specs. I'm happy with iron sights as far as they go, which for me is 100 yards, MOA all in the black. But I'm asking for advice on how to enhance that. Range (re: 600 yards-plus) is one thing, and to maximize that I need a scope. Sight picture is another. Much as I know, one is not both. If any of you have run the same kind of situation, what's worked for you?
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