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  1. While I like 45-70 I think .458 SOCOM beats it because you can run it in a modern semiauto and avoid the issues with rimmed ammo. You can use many of the same bullets and push them up to the midrange pressure for a lever gun. In a system that can take more pressure and harder bolt throws than an AR maybe you could push your hand loads up even higher to match or exceed a guide gun. I have no idea what the limits for the Vepr are but x54R is pretty powerful so it might be possible to run some hot loads of .458 SOCOM. If I had such a gun I would leave my lever gun in the safe because I just like semi autos better.
  2. HK mags are still hard to find, but they were in limited supply even before the mags disappeared. Still looking for full size HK45 mags at a reasonable price.
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    Sig 556R

    I have been looking at the pistol version of the Sig 556. The lack of a buffer tube makes it appealing. I have seen some mag well mods that give it finger grooves that extend a bit further down the front. Seems like that probably would not count as a forward grip by BATF but would have to check. Of course a Magpul angled foregrip is another option.
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    Izhmash update and flat-top AK

    Only need a top rail as standard. Side and bottom should have mounting points for optional screw on rails.
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    If you cancel they should be able to easily reverse the charge to your card. But it also depends on their cancellation policy - they may also charge a fee to cancel or may not allow a cancellation at all.
  6. The 7 shots per bad guy was from a study done a while back on LE shootings if I remember correctly. Seven was the average number of shots to stop the bad guy including misses so some incidents had many more shots and some had fewer. Hard to break it down into all the possible factors for so many shots but it does show that in a real life threatening situation many more shots may be required to stop the bad guy than many people realize. Some of the cases were of officers that had very good accuracy at the range but the stress and surprise of a real firefight caused them to just point without aiming and to shoot until empty.
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    Muzzle Brake Question

    If leaving it in sporter configuration I would swap out the plastic stock and forearm with some type of wood. You should be able to find a few options to suit your preference within your local laws. The basic factory plastic stuff is just too cheap feeling and has to go in my opinion. Even aftermarket plastic stocks feel much better.
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    Hand guard decisions - which to get

    I have the CSS AR Style aluminum forearm. I like it so far. Light compared to full railed forearms but can still attach some short rails if i want. Seems very sturdy. It looks a little bit like a Troy Alpha without the top rail or fluting.
  9. I have many friends who live in the Twin Cities. Some conservative and many liberal. They all think that the gun control proposals in MN are total BS. Any politicians who back this stuff, regardless of whether they are a Republican or Democrat, are in for a shock at the next election when their support evaporates. To the politicians in MN: When even the most left wing hippies think your gun control measures are stupid, maybe you should start listening to the people you are supposed to represent instead of paid Brady Campaign lobbyists. Maybe you should actually read the bill the lobbyists wrote and put your name on. Maybe you should show up to present it to the legislature in person so you can hear the arguments against it. You might realize that there is actually very weak public support for gun control even among liberals. If support is this weak during an all out ongoing media campaign for more gun control, expect that support to disappear entirely as time goes on. Democrats especially need to wake up to the fact that the majority of their own base does not support gun control. Republicans should not be tempted to join them in support of gun control, instead just laugh as they gain more seats in the legislature.
  10. If you are looking for maximum reliability, perhaps a .22lr revolver would suit your needs.
  11. He is in trouble because he used but did not fire his bodyguard's gun when his own life was in danger. The gun was apparently legally registered to the bodyguard. The problem appears to be that the bodyguard may have loaned or transferred the gun to him.
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    Some companies can and do charge a card before they can ship a product. However, some do not do the accounting for this properly and can get into trouble for that. Those that do the accounting the right way will show these charges as a liability until the product is shipped. In some cases it should still be considered a liability during shipment until it is received by the customer. Not too much of a problem for small companies but larger companies will likely prefer to charge later in order to keep their reportable financial position a little stronger. If they get caught counting a charge as an asset before sending out the product it can mean some serious trouble with investors or the SEC. It is essentially misstating the financial health of a company, intentional or not. One way to think of it is the credit card charge should be recorded in a similar manner as a loan, since it is money that has to be paid back to the customer in the form of a product. There are specific places to show these types of charges in their accounting, often broken up into credit cards and other types of payments. Some companies will do shady accounting on purpose but it usually comes around to bite them in the end.
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    now i need a mag or two

    Some Korean mags for some firearms are okay but they will likely not have been tested very well if at all by the manufacturers. The severe difficulty of obtaining a firearm even for testing purposes by most companies in Korea means they have to go off of design specifications and some guesswork. A few large companies will have access to some models they make themselves plus a few others but most people in small companies may have only seen a firearm during their required national service - some as police never even issued a firearm. They are out to make some quick money. Since they can't control quality even if they tried, some don't bother trying very hard and cut corners on materials and design. Still, purely by chance or a reasonable amount of care in design some magazines actually will function and hold up pretty well.
  14. I have carried and fired both as well. I agree that the 240B is overall a better weapon. However, the extra weight can add to exhaustion which can get you killed as well. I noticed the weight slowed me down a little bit when carrying a lot of other gear. By itself it is not too bad but a few extra pounds makes a difference when combined with everything else. The weight of the 60 was like carrying around a rifle. Fired both at ranges and in rough field conditions. Did not experience any failures with either one but I saw how the 240B should be more reliable. I still think the 60 is reliable enough and worth the weight trade off if you are going to be moving around. For a long term fixed position or vehicle mount the 240B is better.
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    In the U.S. it is my understanding that if you are sent something in the mail you are on generally strong legal ground to keep it without committing a crime. However, any agreements made with the sender beforehand could come into play and create a civil liability. So, you could get sued for the value of the items and a court may look favorably on the plaintiff. You could actually countersue for the items you were supposed to receive but did not. In other words, it could get ugly. In the case of receiving a firearm via an FFL dealer however, all of the state and federal firearms transfer nonsense can get you into trouble as well. Potentially big trouble. Thus, in the case of mistakes related to firearm transfers it is probably a good idea to consider making a good faith effort to correct the mistake. The specific thing that will probably get you into trouble is if you signed for the receipt of the the firearm with the serial number listed. The dealer will also probably get into trouble since they were supposed to check this. They could lose their FFL. You might be able to argue well enough to keep the firearms you received with a really good lawyer but it isn't worth the cost or risk. You should return them, preferably at the seller's expense. Getting compensated for transfer fees would be nice but really your dealer should probably refund that money since they did not do their job. If you wind up absorbing some of the expense, you could blame yourself for not verifying the make, model, and serial number upon receipt. The FFL however has a clear responsibility to do likewise. Plenty of blame to go around. Best to fix things as soon as possible to minimize trouble for everyone involved.