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In Topic: The Techpb Gun Club

20 July 2015 - 11:38 PM

If you're looking for an AR with parts interchangability, the Sig is not the rifle you want. There are a thousand companies that do AR's well these days. I'm partial to Spikes Tactical, because they use good parts at a reasonable price. You can get designer AR's that'll cost you a couple grand, but they won't really shoot any better. At least not that you'd notice. If you're looking for an AR based rifle that's been designed to be the next evolutionary step, I recommend having a look at the Ruger SR-556.

The recommended bolt guns above are great mid range choices. If youre looking to spend more on match grade precision, a buddy of mine has a Thompson/Center Icon that rocks my socks. Any of the offerings from Kimber would fit this bill as well. If you're looking to spend less money, go no further than Savage.

As for that "Leupold or nothing" comment, I call bullcrap. The Nikon on my AR is every bit the scope the Leupold on my dad's 308 is, and at half the price. Hell, if you really want a bargain, Redfield scopes are made in the same factory by the same guys as Leupold, but come in at bargain basement prices.

In Topic: The Techpb Gun Club

30 March 2015 - 09:32 PM

I wouldn't mind a 500 smith in a levergun. 


There's a bit of a problem with that. There is a limit to how much pressure certain types of actions can take. You're going to have a real hard time finding a levergun action that can take the pressures that cartridges like 500 S&W Mag and 460 S&W Mag can generate, which are 60,000 and 65,000 psi respectively. Arguably the strongest levergun action is the Winchester model 1892. New manufacture '92s can withstand the punishment of 60,000 psi occasionally, but certainly not a steady diet. Rossi does offer their R92 (based on the Winchester '92 action) in 454 Casull, which has the same SAAMI pressure ratings as 500 S&W. However, most of those people who own those guns guns regularly feed them 45 Colt cartridges to keep the punishment at bay, and I've read reports of guns that get fed a steady diet of 454 experiencing bolt setback when the beating eventually knurls the locking lugs. The problem here is that all these lever action designs lock the bolt to the receiver, whereas virtually all modern actions lock the bolt directly to the barrel. 


I've done a fair bit of research on this. I've wanted a lever in 460 S&W Magnum for as long as the cartridge has been out. Just about your only hope is getting yourself a new Browning BLR in 450 Marlin, which has a rotating bolt. Then get yourself a custom barrel for it, and either modify the bolt or get a custom one, and then maybe you won't have to modify the magazine and follower to make it work.


Honestly, just go get a 45-70 and be done with it. It's got more power than the 500, and is commonly available in lever action.

In Topic: The Techpb Gun Club

30 March 2015 - 05:06 AM

If you're gonna have a rifle is a pistol caliber, at least make it a caliber with some balls. I'm thinking here of leverguns in at least 357 Magnum. But honestly, it should be 44 Mag, 45 Colt, or 454. Any of those I'd be happy with. You can keep your 9mm carbine.

In Topic: The Techpb Gun Club

27 March 2015 - 09:35 PM

Because that's the nature of things. Name one thing that hasn't gotten more precise in the last 100 years. The more precise the machine, the better. Tighter tolerances mean that it theoretically is more accurate. And because 99% of 1911 buyers are gonna keep them cleaner than anything else they own. 

In Topic: The Techpb Gun Club

26 March 2015 - 09:18 PM

The first 1911 I want to get is one used in WWII. I've always preferred the original style of 1911, as opposed to all the funny looking ones that people make today.

The old school 1911s were all loose. A buddy of mine has his granddad's service 1911, and when you shake it, it rattles. The loose tolerances mean it will clear dust and dirt from the mechanism more easily, making it more reliable in harsh conditions. These new 1911s are all machined to microscopic tolerances. It makes them great shooters and digitally accurate, but they can't tolerate dirt as well. This really isn't a problem the way most people use their guns. Most people will either wear it on their hip in their car and their office building, then put it in a clean box when they get home. The worst abuse they see is when they get taken to the range and have a box or two of ammo run through them before they get scrubbed back down and put back in the clean box. Even these competition raceguns get pulled open and wiped down between matches.

Now, try and take one of these new 1911s out as a field gun, and it's not gonna be happy with all the grit. The sand and dirt is gonna start to bind them up after too long. An old 1911, though, would take that grit,roll it up and spit it out the side and the bottom as soon as the slide moved. The old ones make great field guns. IMO, it's a shame you can't get guns like that anymore. Even the cheapo China/Phillipines manufacture versions are starting to see some pretty precise tolerances.