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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Thompson Contender

    I shot my steel plate match yesterday. Just for the fun of it I went to the 50 yard line and shot at the swingers there. There are about 4" diameter and meant for rimfire rifles. Using my Ruger MkII with the UltraDot MatchDot that I use for plates I was hitting the swingers easily. Maybe it's...
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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Thompson Contender

    I have a Ruger Super Blackhawk, the old model, in 44 mag with a 7.5" barrel. Dad bought it new in '71 or '72. It is much more accurate than I would have thought. I know 3 shot groups are frowned upon, but with some BlackHills ammo with a 300gr bullet I cloverleafed 3 rounds dead center in the...
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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Thompson Contender

    The scope I am using is a rifle scope, with rifle scope eye relief. I have seen the silhouette shooters at my club and the hunter pistol shooters use a grip with their scope or aperture sights near their face. That is how I had to try, and I had my left hand on top of the scope tube. I was...
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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Thompson Contender

    I finally scoped one of my 22LR barrels with an old Redfield Widefield 4x scope I had laying around. That is a hell of a lot harder to hold steady than I thought it would be even with a low power scope at 50 yards. In fact I ended up resting it on my range bag to get anything close to a group...
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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Thompson Contender

    ' I figured about any caliber will be accurate in it. It's designed that way. What I am curious about is which caliber is most efficient and accurate in the short barrels the Contender comes in. Since an AR15 M4 uses a 14.5" barrel the .223 seems to be a good choice as far as velocity goes. I...
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    Sidearms & Scatterguns Thompson Contender

    I have a Contender, and for now just have 22lr and 22WMR barrels. I have been thinking about other calibers, but would like to know from someone with experience with this weapon if some calibers just don't work. The longest barrel I would probably use is the Super 14" series. I have been...
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    Maggie’s Found a great deal on a new pistol!!!!

    I wonder if someone makes a concealed holster for it?
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    Feedback Good Guy List

    Blair is an excellent person to do business with. Outstanding communication and very fast payment.
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    Remington PSS questions

    Nevermind. While I was looking at pics, asking questions and reading about the PSS someone else bought it. Oh well, I wanted a 5R Milspec anyway. I'm not in a hurry, and if the right rifle doesn't come along I will just keep shooting the SASS.
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    Remington PSS questions

    I am thinking hard about trading for a used PSS. The current owner isn't any better at taking pics than I am, so I have a few general questions. The pics he sent of the muzzle seem to show a standard, rounded crown, not a recessed or square cut crown. Is this correct of a PSS barrel? He...
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    twist rate and bullet weight in a PSS

    Thanks. I will be handloading. I have Varget and RL15 as well a a few other powders. Those 2 have given good results so I will probably stay with them. Jim
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    twist rate and bullet weight in a PSS

    I may be acquiring a Remington PSS and have a question. Will the 1 in 12" twist stabilize a 175gr SMK? Will accuracy suffer using that bullet? I have a few hundred of those bullets and they are very good. I could always go to a lighter bullet later, but I like these. Am I being stubborn...
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    Affordable 5/8-24 muzzle brakes that don't suck?

    I have an FSC30 brake on my .308 SASS. It really lessens the recoil. It is easier to keep the scope on target and makes the .308 almost feel like a .223.
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    Steyr SSG 69 GAP rifle?

    I have found references to an SSG 69, but not the GAP. It might be as you said and GAP installed and bedded the stock. Jim
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    Steyr SSG 69 GAP rifle?

    I have had my SASS up for sale or trade and someone has an interesting rifle that I might trade for. I am trying to find info about it. It is a Steyr SSG 69 GAP. It's in a McMillan stock and has a 20" barrel. I can't find a reference to the GAP SSG 69. There are several models and I am...
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    Tell me about a Winchester 70

    Re: Tell me about a Winchester 70 <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jhr1986</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm interested in hearing the forum's collective thought on this as well. I'm interested in a new m70 in 30-06 and an FN SPR in .308, but...
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    Tell me about a Winchester 70

    Re: Tell me about a Winchester 70 <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: jhr1986</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I'm interested in hearing the forum's collective thought on this as well. I'm interested in a new m70 in 30-06 and an FN SPR in .308, but...
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    Tell me about a Winchester 70

    I was doing some goofing off and saw a Winchester Model 70 SA in a pawn shop. It has a fiberglass/composite stock and a very heavy stainless barrel that is partially fluted. It looks to be in very good shape. It's a .308. Are these used much for LR shooting or is Remington the king? About how...
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    Variation in load data?

    Re: Variation in load data? I received a reply from Sierra Bullets today I will post it here. It is as many here thought it might be. "Good morning Jim, I understand your concern. Our data is slightly conservative and I have seen various shooters using 41 to 44 grains of Varget with our...
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    Maggie’s New bike!

    Re: New bike! <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: nly205</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Shit, I be rollin on my scraper bike, aint my fault yall dont know how to roll. </div></div> Check the chain on that POS. He isn't going far.