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As for my choice, I would snag a vz58 with the shortest barrel I could, and fit it with a suppressor. Honestly, we have a lot of great choices when it comes to guns. I would love to add a suppressor to my collection. Mainly to cut down on the hearing loss that comes with lots of shooting.
I'm back and we got skunked except for a whole bunch of grouse. I saw a lot of moose, but cows, calves, and a few full racked bulls. I had a round chambered and cross hairs on a nice bull at 200 yards but I couldn't identify if it was an immature. Went back to the same area the next day, saw him again and he was a huge bull that I didn't have a licence for. I'll post some pics in the next few days
Originally Posted by incubus
of prohibited didn't exist what would everyone's pick be? pistol and rifle etc?
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always been in love with this body style of the AR:
Sig Sauer makes some nice variants but 5.56 is a little small for my liking.
Wonstalls has this thing for sale:
"Built by FAMAE in Chile in cooperation with SIG Sauer of Switzerland, the FAMAE SG542 is a license-produced version of the SG542 rifle for the Chilean military"
it's non-restricted and shoots a .308 so a little more punch, but it's $2,999 and a steep price to pay to have a clipped mag :/
as a more realistic gun [well not really by price] but in tandem with my 7mm i'd love to get a .338 Lapua from Sako:
i have a finnish background and all we shoot in terms of hunting rifles right now are Sako and Tikka, and that .338 would be my cannon for anything 7mm couldnt handle.
lots of people always go with the .300 winmag but in my experiance theres two types of people who shoot .300 win mag as their main gun. The guy who's been hunting all his life and goes after Grizzly and Bison on a consistant basis, and the guy who has no idea what he's doing and thought going bigger would be better.
i love the Wikipedia write up for the .338 lapua as well, "legal to use on Africa's 'big 5' when hunting elephants however it is recomended to have a larger caliber as backup" lol
I'm starting my internal debate over which pistol I want to get first. I really want a S&W in 44 MAG, but it would be expensive to shoot and a little hard on the wrist, I may accept a .357 though. I love revolvers......BUT - then I shot my friend's Glock 20 and it felt just right in my hand and I grouped everything nice and tight and minimal kick for a .40
Imho, semi first then the wheel gun.
I started with my Sig 1911-22 to get a feel for the 1911 chassis and plink for cheap. Then moved on to the IWI 9mm in steel. It's a beautiful shooter. Next will be a 357/38 special revolver. Something about the mechanical nature of a revolver just makes me smile.
That said, you can't go wrong with a Glock. They're popular for a reason, and I find they fit well in your hand. As for the larger caliber, the 44 was chosen by the FBI to replace their standard 9mm when body armor became more common. They couldn't take down a perp without multiple shots unless they were using the large caliber. So unless you're a wealthy mofo who can afford to blow off $5 every time you empty a mag, or you need the stopping power, it's not worth it to go the large bore pistols.
I had a lot more fun shooting a 38 special at DVC, than the 44 magnum my brother was shooting. Don't get me wrong, I'm no pussy. I'll shoot my Remington 870 with 3" slugs from my hip without breaking a sweat. But that 44 mag was a cannon, for sure. Honestly, if you're going to go big, go Desert Eagle big with the 44 mag/50 cal kit with interchangeable barrels.
If you do go with a wheel gun id say you'll be fine with a .357. You can practice and plink with .38 and if you need knockdown power you can get heavier hardcast rounds in +p. Also if you get a nice levergun in .357 it provides some versatility in terms of what to run your ammo in.
in regards to the .40 in a 10mm. i personally wouldnt do it. the gun wasnt designed to operate on .40 and if you feed a steady diet of it there is a potential for catastrophic failure (i.e. gun blows apart in your hand). the .40 is shorter than the 10mm so you will run into issues with headspacing and the round seating properly in the barrel.
the same can be said for many of the car mods talked about around here....yet people keep doing it.
Didn't your momma ever teach you about Glocks?
And I like Glocks too.
Originally Posted by T4RAWR
If you do go with a wheel gun id say you'll be fine with a .357. You can practice and plink with .38 and if you need knockdown power you can get heavier hardcast rounds in +p.
This leads me to the question, what do you need knockdown power for?
For the most part, restricted weapons are safe queens and range toys. Unless something changes and we can carry a sidearm in the bush, I wouldn't worry about stopping power. I would be more worried about the cost of the round, and the accuracy of the pistol.
Although I do appreciate your love of the +p rounds. It's nice when a buddy brings out something wild like a 45 revolver, or a Desert Eagle. I like shooting other people's big bore guns.
I run 300 gr hardcast +p stuff in my .44 mag lever gun for protection in the woods.
I suppose i was thinking more along the lines of dual purpose. Who knows maybe zedbra will get a placer claim and acquire a watc so he can carry his revolver for protection on his claim lol. Or maybe hes just preparing for zombies like the rest of us
I should be getting my t97.ca flat top for the norinco today. Finally bit the bullet and ordered it, now I need an optic.
congrats on the FTU.. its the best thing ever. My nest project is to make my own abi mag release. Picking up at 3D Printer at work in the next few days so i can design my own before machining one. Oh the possibilities i have now with all my firearms.