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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    My longest shot with it was a verified 1123 yards. It was a good rifle. Nowadays, with rifles like my 6.5 Creedmoor, 1000 yards gets almost boring. If you get into rounds like the .338 Lapua, the mile shot (1760 yards) is routine and not even considered much of an accomplishment.
    Nice...

    but isn't shooting the .338 Lapua like getting rammed in the shoulder by that ram in your avatar?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    after two rounds, you can't grip it with a bare hand.
    I was a M-249 gunner for a while when I was infantry. Love that weapon. We were on some exercise somewhere and after a firefight (shooting blanks) a SAW gunner not far from me made the mistake of grabbing the barrel while getting up to move. The skin of his hand burned and stuck to it. Of course he ripped away. Definitely a rookie mistake. And with 50 cals- I have had the barrel glowing red- very dimly. But I $#@!ed that barrel up. I was firing it correctly with 5-7 round and my platoon SGT said I was shooting like a [bleep]. So I held the butterfly trigger until the barrel started to warp, and of course let up on the trigger. How's that sarge?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    Realistically, and statistically, NONE OF US will survive a protracted firefight if we stay put and "duke it out' like in the movies and books.
    That fantasy is used to sell preppers stuff other people will use after they die.


    Unass the area, then come back, if it is just you.

    I will never understand why modern preppers refuse to organize locally.
    I think it is because they don't really believe in an apocalyptic situation in the first place.

    You and I don't either, but you can sure get hungry and uncomfortable in 30 days or less without being prepared.
    There are prepper groups that organize. Many in Tennessee and Kentucky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I was a M-249 gunner for a while when I was infantry. Love that weapon. We were on some exercise somewhere and after a firefight (shooting blanks) a SAW gunner not far from me made the mistake of grabbing the barrel while getting up to move. The skin of his hand burned and stuck to it. Of course he ripped away. Definitely a rookie mistake. And with 50 cals- I have had the barrel glowing red- very dimly. But I $#@!ed that barrel up. I was firing it correctly with 5-7 round and my platoon SGT said I was shooting like a [bleep]. So I held the butterfly trigger until the barrel started to warp, and of course let up on the trigger. How's that sarge?


    I loved the MaDuece. Best "shootin' iron" I ever shot.
    It was almost as if you could see it, you could hit it.

    In the Navy configuration we removed everything but the front sight.
    You just use Kentucky windage and elevation using that big ol' post up front.
    Ya see, nothing stays steady on the water anyway.
    Especially Iranian cigarette boats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter1469 View Post
    I am well prepared, although where I live is a big negative.
    Most people will die, no matter what.
    Liberals are a clear and present danger to our freedom and our society and our morals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Most people will die, no matter what.
    But you can make them pay dearly for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Retirednsmilin308 View Post
    Nice...

    but isn't shooting the .338 Lapua like getting rammed in the shoulder by that ram in your avatar?

    I do not like shooting the .338. It is an amazing round, but I am well past finding any joy in getting beat up by my gun.
    "All laws which are repugnant to the Constitution are null and void." Marbury Vs. Madison, 5 US (2 Cranch) 137, 174, 176, (1803). "Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no rule making or legislation which would abrogate them." Miranda Vs. Arizona, 384 US 436 p. 491.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cletus View Post
    I do not like shooting the .338. It is an amazing round, but I am well past finding any joy in getting beat up by my gun.
    I saw two of them for sale in AZ on backpage before they killed it.
    Evidently those ballistic chart people on the internet were thinking they were getting a good deal.
    ...that is until they pulled the trigger.


    I have had those same "ballistic chart people" tell me once several years ago the .22LR was harmless at 300 yards.
    That was on the FAL Files website I got banned from. I wonder why?
    They also said the USN had nothing to do with our victory at Midway, and there was no need for the Navy at all, other than to transport the Marines into battle. They said a Marine private could conn a Navy warship, it was so easy.

    Do you ever find yourself thinking you are the only one in the room with more than two functioning brain cells?
    Ban me, please...
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