Posts Tagged ‘AR15’

I don’t know about you but I am excited about the .17 Winchester Super Mag which should be reaching shelves here at the end of May. So far two rifles have been announced for the cartridge but I’m hoping for some variation. Savage and Winchester will both be following suit but the Winchester will obviously be pricier and have an older rifle look similar to a Ruger No. 1 Rifle. The Savage B Mag reminds me of a Ruger American Rifle with a unique bolt look. The Savage is slated to have a MSRP of $349 but I think street price will be around $300.00. There’s not a heck of a lot of information out for the Winchester rifle that will be produced. I suggest you read some of the data on the round itself and look at its performance over the current .17HMR and .22WMR. I have several firearms in .17HMR and they are really a blast to shoot and very accurate compared to 22LR.

More info on the round and the rifle here:

http://www.gunsandammo.com/2013/01/04/first-look-17-winchester-super-magnum/

Went out to Milstadt, IL at the Quail Club and did the 3-D Bow shoot this weekend. Talk about a good time for $12 bucks. Total of 40 Targets of various ranges and sizes. You can see my last post for some of the specs of my bow and arrows.

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With a 3-D Bow shoot right around the corner, I had to break out “the block” to brush up on my bow skills. It was a tad rainy so I only got to shoot a couple dozen times. I have a Matthews Drenalin 28’’ Draw 70 lb bow with a G5 Outdoors XR Sights with the Rhemostat LED Light. I have a limbsaver stabilizer and a Quality Archery Designs drop away rest. My arrows are Easton Axis 340 Full Metal Jacket Aluminum coated and carbon infused. This bow is lightweight has an awesome letoff is very smooth and very quiet.

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I am a pretty big supporter of Ruger firearms and the stronger stance they have taken for 2nd Amendment. The contact your representatives feature this year in the wake of all the anti gun legislation is a great example.

I gave them my feedback and if you so desire you should to.

Link to survey: Voice of the Customer Survey

Some of the things I outlined were:

· Expand your product line to get back into the shotgun arena and perhaps a muzzleloader

· Continue and enhance your pro 2nd amendment stance

· Develop and continue to expand your line of compact carry pistols

· Offer budget conscious / value for quality options to consumers (Ruger American Rifle is a great example of such an offering)

· Continue to offer excellent customer service

Ruger in many regards with the Ruger 5.56 Model is the mac daddy of AR’s on a consumer level not getting to much into the custom stuff that runs $2000 and up. It comes with a whole slew of accessories including Troy branded products for its $2000 MSRP but can be had for around a $1700 Street price. They have no come out with a Varmint edition named the 5.56VT. With a stainless 20’’ barrel. Looks pretty nice. I think for the same price I’d still prefer the mac daddy 5.56 model but I can tell you it is top heavy. The longer barrel might be nice for those long range shots as well. More info and links below.

Product Specs:

  • Stock: Black Synthetic
  • Capacity: 5
  • Finish: Black Oxide/Hardcoat Anodized
  • Length of Pull: 13.75″
  • Sights: None, Picatinny Rail
  • Height: 7.75″
  • Barrel Length: 20.00″
  • Overall Length: 38.25″
  • Width: 2.50″
  • Weight: 8.50 lbs.
  • Twist: 1:8″ RH
  • Grooves: 6
  • MA Approved & Certified: No
  • CA Approved: No
  • Suggested Retail: $1995.00

Features:

  • Two-Stage Piston
  • Handguard
  • Target-Style Trigger
  • Stock
  • Hammer-Forged Barrel
  • Pistol Grip
  • Charging Handle

Link to the product website: http://www.ruger.com/products/sr556VT/specSheets/5914.html

So this past weekend I got a chance to work on some of the pistol scenario units I am building for my range at home. I had my father pick up 30 2×4’s and we had some spare ¼ plywood around the farm so I threw a wall and a corner unit together and will have pictures soon. I plan on building a unit with a window, one with a door, and a half height unit to practice shooting from cover. The rest I can use for making some silhouette target holders out of.

I also thought of a couple other projects that I am going to add to the list of things I will be working on over the course of next year:

Ammo Can Liner – I have some 50 cal ammo cans that I am going to paint flat black and then line the cans with a felt liner. I have some felt I bought at my local wally world and will cut the pieces out to length and then use some contact adhesive to glue the pieces in. This will keep things from being damaged or scratched when I haul items around in them.

Refinish – I have a Steyr M95/34 that I am going to refinish the stock on

Climber Refinish – I have a Summit climber stand that I want to repaint camo and then I bought some outdoor rated camo fabric that I am going to use along with some hot water heater foam insulation to recover the bars on the top piece of the frame to make the stand like brand new.

So I’m constantly on the lookout for more material and when I stumble upon something I like I usually post about it here so that all of you can enjoy in the spoils of what I have found. I stumbled on this website when I got more into firearms recently and they have some really good videos on a variety of different topics so much so that I subscribed to their newsletter and have always found it interesting. Their latest contains some info on bug-out bags and some compact firearms.

Check it out at the link here: http://www.studentofthegun.com/