Any Hunters in Here?

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SoonerAviator, Jun 8, 2022.

  1. Daleandee

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    Ammo ... not bullets! :D

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    I’ll try that on my next ride with our Checkairman in 6mo or so lol
     
  3. Salty

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    Ok, I'm speaking about a specific situation involving specific terms that you probably don't want to be working with in that next check ride. But have at it if you want.
     
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    Calling one thing buy another things name is silly, for planes, for guns, for science, it’s ok to make a mistake, but to say it doesn’t matter, c’mon man!
     
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    That's but a minor annoyance.

    It's not nearly as bad as calling all semiautomatics 'assault rifles', or 'automatic weapons'.

    Or calling the magazines that are designed for and that ship with a gun anything other than 'standard capacity' magazines.
     
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    If you two can’t resolve this, how will you ever solve the much more pressing problem of the Oxford comma?
     
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    Lol. Kicked off another pedantic pedantery discussion .
     
  8. Arm3

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    Yeah, but are they fully semi-automatic assault rifles? Those are the really scary ones.
     
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    I sorta prefer the assault kitty...


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    This is where is was headed with my point. There are things much more important to quibble about.
     
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  11. Daleandee

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    Absolutely! tri-gear/tailwheel, straight weight/multi weight, stick/yoke, high wing/low/wing, Kirk/Picard, Barry Manilow/Barry White ... o_O
     
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    Flavour/flavor
     
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    Tyre/tire
     
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    Or to keep it aviation related,...

    Aluminium/aluminum
     
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    Endeavor/endeavour (space)
     
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  16. Piperonca

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    Rounds, my friend. Rounds.
     
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    Actually a thing…

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    A person needs to know how to grow the veggies to go with the meat ...
     
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    If they had a hair on their *** they'd call it "Rootin' and Shootin'"

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    in the weeds
     
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    The M14 and M60 were indeed chambered for 7.62 mm NATO ammo. .308 is the same round.

    My deer rifle (purchased more decades ago than I want to admit) is a Savage 110CL in .30-06. That's a left handed bolt gun. The Winchester 70 and Remington 700 were not (and, to my knowledge are still not) made in left handed versions, only the Savage was. Being a lefty, that was important to me. As noted by others, the .30-06 can be loaded for a variety of purposes.

    5.56 mm NATO and .223 Remington are not legal for deer in this state (Washington) because they are too small in diameter. For hogs I would have no problem with an AR-15 with a large enough magazine. I like the semi-automatic nature for a quick back-up shot if needed. Of course, that means two rifles for you, which may not be an option. The AR-10 platform in.308 Winchester / 7.62 mm NATO would be an option for you to consider.
     
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    I have to trust Elmer more than a pilot on this one. "No more bullets!"

    Entertaining AND educational... :)
     
  22. SoonerAviator

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    Yeah, I'm sure down the road I may have an AR10 (in .308) an AR-15 (in 5.56) and a bolt-action rifle (in .30 cal of some sort, maybe .308 just to share ammo with the AR10). I have an opportunity this weekend to shoot a Ruger American .308 at the range, so I will at least be able to try out 2 of the best 3 options in my sub-$700 ideal price range. I might have a lead on a Ruger American Magpul version for a great price (new they're almost $800) which has an upgraded threaded barrel, trigger, magazine, and stock over the regular Ruger American. We'll see what I think about it after going to the range this weekend. I can pick it up for about the same price as a new Ruger American Predator, so it might be a good option.

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    Hey fellow shooters, just back from the mostly annual prairie dogging venture. Great time had by all. This is likely the last year, son goes into the Coast Guard early August. His two best friends have been regulars for years.

    Lest you be annoyed, both ranchers said they wish every last pasture poodle was gone. They use poison at times, shooting alone will never eliminate them.

    Anyway, never got stuck on the prairie, no mishaps, and that big snake didn’t bite anyone.
     
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  24. DaleB

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    Shooting them seems to be an effective way to keep the population under control without wiping them out completely, as poison does. I know some would think they need to be wiped out completely, but that's really never a good idea no matter how much trouble a particular species might cause you.
     
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  25. Bob Noel

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    Well, maybe xenomorphs, chest-bursters, and face-huggers could be eradicated without much downside
     
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    Stopped by BPS the other day. Hadn't been in there in a long while. For curiosity sake, I walked through the ammo aisle - 90% of what was on the shelf was .308. Remainder was a smattering of 5.56, .223 and some 350 Legend. Was surprised to not see 30-30 or .06 on the shelf. OH... They did have a couple boxes of 6.8 Western which was surprising, though it was the Sierra tip - not the Accubond tip.

    This was in Macon, GA so my be different profiles available in different parts of the country.
     
  27. SoonerAviator

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    I've seen similar at a few places in Tulsa, OK. That's a large part of why I think I'll stick with .308 after some of the considerations posted in this thread. Ammo availability isn't a huge thing for the volume I'm likely to go through on an annual basis, but having it abundant during "leaner" supply years is a small comfort. Being able to shoot 7.62 Nato as well with a .308 rifle seems like another bonus.
     
  28. SoonerAviator

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    The ranchers/farmers dealing with the feral hogs may not feel so generous, lol.
     
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    At 8 years old I passed my hunters safety test and have been hunting ever since, harvesting just about every game bird and 4 legged critter on the north American continent.
    Recently I got interested in pcp air rifles. They sure have come a long way since my pump crossman when I was a kid. These things now shoot .177 to .50cal at speeds around 1000fps. I'm taking squirrels out to 200 yards and more. No noise, cheap to shoot and no shortages on reloading supplies.
    My custom rifles with hold 1/4 moa all day, unfortunately I'm a 1/2 moa or a little better on good days but I can hold 1 moa on any day.
     
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    But there's still a difference between "get all feral hogs off my land" and "kill every feral hog on the planet".
     
  31. SoonerAviator

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    I bought a Crosman break-barrel (single shot) pellet rifle w/scope about 8 years ago that is supposedly around 1100-1200fps. It's not loud, but there's definitely a crack with the pellet right at sound barrier level. I don't think you're doing much damage past 50yds since the projectile doesn't weigh much, but we've definitely pegged some squirrels and trash pandas to keep them off of the bird feeders and such.
     
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    any .270? .243?
    I haven't looked in a long time at center fire rifle stuff. Just curious.....
     
  33. sourdough44

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    sgammo has both in stock. Don’t be like my buddy last Fall, trying to find ammo in September, stock up if you need some.

    https://www.sgammo.com/catalog/rifle-ammo-sale/270-win-ammo
     
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    Maybe a couple of boxes, but nothing like I used to see for those.
     
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    Ammo shortage? Nope. (I've added at least a couple since this)


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    I may or may not have close to 6 digits worth of rounds in my bunk-, er, house.
     
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    You do need a lot more ammo, but kudos on the diversity of under-appreciated calibers!
     
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    I shoot smallbore silhouette rifle so anytime I get below 5 cases of .22 (25,000 rounds) I get a bit twitchy. I really don't have a huge amount of loaded centerfire ammo but I sure have all the components if need be.
     
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    Other than my father-in-law, that is the first 6.5x55 Swede I've seen in someone else's stock.
     
  40. Bob Noel

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    that's it? that's all you have?

    some people bring that much to the range for some target practice (ok, maybe not quite that much...)