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  1. Cannondale

    Cannondale OT Supporter

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    I'm sure it is not something you see in this part of the forum too often, but this will suffice as my welcome thread. I originally joined OT because a few people I know are on it, and I just wanted to check it out. After realizing that there is a firearm section, I believe I found where I will be spending most of my time, haha. Anyway, just wanted to say 'Hello', and introduce myself.

    I am Nolan, a 23 year old from Austin, TX. I hunt and range shoot frequently, and have a few firearms.
     
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    7 First comes smiles, then lies. Last is gunfire.

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    you didn't have to go through initiation? I ask because I noticed all 5 of you posts have been in this forum :o
     
  3. Cannondale

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    I did, but my thread ended up on the cutting room floor I guess. I didn't see it in the initiation forum.
     
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    If you're here, you passed hehe
     
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    Aequitas If it keeps on raining, levee's going to break.

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    Welcome. :wavey:
     
  6. Cannondale

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    I guess I could also list what I have:

    S&W M&P15
    S&W M&P9
    New England Handi-rifle .308 w/ Leupold 6x
    Mossberg Maveric 88 12 ga w/ 28 inch barrel
    Yugo SKS
    Ruger Mark 1 .22 pistol
    Marlin bolt-action .22 w/ 4x scope
     
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    slow server :squint:

    and by slow server I mean where are the pictures?
     
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    Welcome. :wavey2:

    Yugo SKS croo... :dunno:
     
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    welcome aboard
    now gets some pics up
     
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    You'll see that we have quite a few people from Texas here. :big grin:
     
  11. Cannondale

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    The long guns

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    The hand guns

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    Some .308 I handloaded
     
  12. Cannondale

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    Those are some of the worst pictures I know, but that was all I could scramble together last night.
     
  13. Small Block LSX

    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    In your long guns pic, what is the gun on the top? What is the third one down as well?
     
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    The top one is a top-break .308. It's a New England Firearms Survivor Rifle. The third one down is a Yugoslavian SKS.
     
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    Gaunt blood for the blood god OT Supporter

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    no .50 no care
     
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    Welcome to the subforum :wavey:
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    Thanks, how much did they run ya?
     
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    The .308 was around $160 at a local gun shop lightly used, I believe they retail for somewhere around $225. The SKS was a gun show item, I paid $200 for it "new" in the cosmoline (it was manufactured in the late 60's). I would suggest if you look for one, to get a slightly used one for cheap; Cosmoline clean-up consumed a few hours of my life. I would also suggest against a yugo. I like mine, but they are one (if not the) only ones without chrome-lined barrels. There is an argument about better accuracy without chrome-lined barrels, but it just makes it a PITA to clean the barrel out.
     
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    Small Block LSX BMW | N54 | LSX | Gun | PS3 | Parent | Night CREW

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    How is the reliability and accuracy of your .308? That sounds very cheap for a decent looking rifle.
     
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    It is a very accurate rifle. I've never found any ammo that it doesn't like either. I load 150 grain Nosler ballistic tips for it, and those seem to work just fine. It has a small compartment in the fore-end for rounds, and the stock has a compartment in it for misc. things like cleaning supplies. It is very reliable because of the small number of parts. If you remove the fore-end, and open the top up, you can remove the barrel for easy cleaning from the chamber end. You can them remove the stock with one large screw in the rear compartment. You can litteraly hose the trigger/hammer assembly out with solvent, drip/air dry and oil.

    I bought it because I liked the price, and the people at the gun shop said it was a very good rifle. I have to agree with them.

    Here is a bit more about it:

    http://www.hr1871.com/Firearms/ShotgunsAndRifles/survivor.aspx
     
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