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#3526 User is offline   nvghostrider 

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 07:27 AM

I'd definitely use an AK with sidemount for varmint under 250 yards any day. Really want to try the 5.45 hornady to see how much their loads improve the round.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:25 AM

I'm not sure whether I'd prefer a Side Mount or the TWS Dogleg Rail for standard position optics on an AK.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:45 AM

Side Mounts have always worked for me, not quite sure if I want them on my NHM- 91 though. Its a shame to have a long barreled AK without an optic to take advantage of it... im contemplating a Tabuk- style build rather than the RPK style build that everyone goes for.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:49 AM

Oh, I know side mounts work fine. The TWS rail just gets you a much better cheekweld.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 11:55 AM

View PostPistolWhipped, on 27 March 2011 - 12:49 PM, said:

Oh, I know side mounts work fine. The TWS rail just gets you a much better cheekweld.


Any specific brand you reccomend? And does anyone know where I can find any .22 Winchester Auto rounds?
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 12:15 PM

View PostThalion, on 26 March 2011 - 11:04 PM, said:

I bring it up because costs of ammunition are making some shooting somewhat tricky.

I'm more of the AK guy, and I'm working on converts, but the AR-15 is still more popular among my local shooting friends than the Kalashnikov. Wolf ammo cuts cost in half for them (or more), and is what I've used in both 5.56 and 7.62x39 AKs without issue. I used to reload a lot, but I just never have the time and the 5.56 reloading tools belonged to my father, so when I moved out that made it a bit trickier to do.


I have been using USA ammo.http://www.usaammo.com/. I have shot a few hundred rounds of the .223 and it is good ammo. I did not see how well it groups but for plinking and such it worked well. plus it is pretty cheep. I am selling a box of 50 rounds at the store for 19.99 retail. It might not be as cheep as wolf but I would pay a little more for brass case and cleaner powder.
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Posted 27 March 2011 - 06:28 PM

@ FIreman

I used to be brass only. But prices absolutely suck right now and that would make those of us on smaller budgets from either: 1) not shooting as often or 2) not buying stuff for shooting (more guns, mags, optics, etc) or both.

I get using quality ammunition when it's available, but honestly Wolf isn't that bad. It gets the job done, is accurate (enough, don't expect to win any super-precision events with it but expect real world application if needed), and in the case of .223 is half the price of brass case!

I can get 50 rounds of Wolf for $10. Well, actually 60 rounds for $12 since they don't come in 50s. And that is honestly a pretty big deal.

So, I'm trying to bring as many people into the fold of shooting as best as able.


@ PW

Oh, I think I can get newbie on to the AK platform. I might end up losing them to the AR for other considerations, but the AK will be my first attempt for sure.


@ side mount versus TWS

Side mount is cheaper (usually, the expensive ones aren't much so) and allows the use of the original iron sights. That's about the end of its benefits. A lot of them need to be removed for maintenance on the gun, which may impact zeroing.

The TWS sacrifices the stock rear sight (you can get a peephole for them though as a BUIS) and costs a bit more, but offers the superior cheekweld. It also doesn't need to be fully removed for disassembly of the rifle, and for 100-series and other left-folding rifles, it's nice to be able to fully fold the stock without running into trouble.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:34 AM

Reccomend what? A side mount?

http://www.onesource...copemounts.aspx

There are pretty much every scope mount option available for the AK. Side mount, top rail, and Ultimak.

There are different heights. The lower ones allow a better cheekweld but must be removed for cleaning. The taller ones offer the ability to use iron sights under the mount AND you can remove the top cover for cleaning from under the mount. You have to decide what you want.
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Posted 28 March 2011 - 07:52 PM

Must acquire more guns and shoot more often.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 05:34 AM

View PostThe Hobbit, on 28 March 2011 - 09:52 PM, said:

Must acquire more guns and shoot more often.


+1

It's kind of a shame I don't have funds for a 1911 right now. Today would be the day to get one.

Happy 100th birthday to the 1911.

But, there's plenty of other things on the list too.
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Posted 29 March 2011 - 08:36 PM

Huzzah!

Going to try and hit the Sheriff's office tomorrow and get the paperwork started for a purchase permit. I reckon I'll just walk around asking Deputies until I get the 3 signatures.

Then I'll just have to pick a handgun. :rolleyes:

Also, yall hear Gen. Keyes (CEO of Colt and ex-Marine) was cutting the cake at the Gunsite B-day party for the M1911?

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Posted 30 March 2011 - 05:17 AM

I didn't even know the 1911 was having a birthday party.

Good luck with getting the deputies on board. Ridiculous that some counties are still making their people go through that.


In other news, think I got a newbie set to go shooting Saturday. The local range is doing their big "bring in manufacturers with their guns and let you try them all" party, so for anyone who is looking for a gun (especially a first one), it's the perfect time to go. Also works well for those who've been eying a specific one but won't know how it shoots until they try.

Ammo is the only expense to this.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:31 AM

Which range is that Thalion? Bills?
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:45 AM

View PostErndogg, on 30 March 2011 - 09:31 AM, said:

Which range is that Thalion? Bills?


Yup, at their Robbinsdale location.

Friday/Saturday/Sunday.

Buy their ammo, use the range and any of the guns the dealers bring in for free. Also some free door prizes to enter (need not be present to win), so a few people will be getting some new guns out of the deal.

Newbie and I are planning on hitting it Saturday morning so far, but I might go on ahead Friday evening as well so I can get all the talking to the dealers out of my system (don't know if there will be anything worth my time, but you never know) so we can focus Saturday on shooting.
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Posted 30 March 2011 - 07:49 AM

You guys SUCK . . .
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