Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by IMPUL, Feb 18, 2014.
G, go get a Mosin Nagant. They are still fairly cheap, and share the same ammo as your SVT-40.
Is there anywhere in Canada that sells them? I haven't seen them around much at all locally or on most of the sites online I take a look at (like Marstar). How much are Nagants going for? I really should get my PAL and pick one up...I'm not completely aware of how the licensing works, but does the Nagant count as Restricted?
they are pretty common, non restricted, and price wise around 200-300 depending on condition. I was in the states a few years back, and they sold them for 79 bucks there.
Nice, even I could afford that, haha! I just looked and apparently Marstar has a some now for $189, so not too bad! I wonder if the Army Navy Surplus in Halifax has any...
Ha! I already talked to my cousin about that...I'm trying to convince him to get one!
I took them all out yesterday to clean (and wax my bowstring).
From left to right (these dates are off the top of my head, I had checked before but didn't double check):
1.) 12 Gauge 1952 Browning Auto-5 (my great grandpa's old gun)
2.) 12 Gauge pre-70's Springfield Model 67f (my grandpas old gun)
3.) .410 1948 Winchester Model 42 (a gift from my grandpa)
4.) 12 Gauge Stevens Model 350
5.) 7mm Rem Mag Savage Model 111 (Won as a youth)
6.) 7.62x39mm SKS
7.) .17 HMR Savage
8.) .22 USSR made (my dad's old gun, really fun to shoot single shot)
9.) .22 Ruger 10-22
10.) (yes, technically a bow ) 2014 Hoyt Faktor 34 70# 30" draw length (my favorite of the bunch)
sweet jebus! Curious about that .17 Savage. I've heard of that caliber, is it any good? The ammo is way more expensive than the .22, right? SKS stock looks great too. thanks for sharing!
that bow looks deadly.
Well, the .17 HMR is really fun to shoot, and it is nice to have a rimfire that can shoot dime-sized groups and is accurate to 100 yards (my friend shot a grouse at 164 yards with his this hunting season). But, like you said, the ammo is a lot more expensive than .22 LR ammo. It is like 15-19$ / box of 50. It is a really fun gun that I will always bring out whenever I am shooting with a beginner.. it has a clip, bolt action, and is accurate so it is good to learn with. The bullet also is so fast it destroys stuff (blows up water bottles etc.), which is fun.
A cartridge I am really curious about is the .17 Winchester Super Mag
What I find with the .17 HMR is that the bullet is so light beyond 100 yards it is not reliably accurate (lots of wind drift) which is supposedly corrected by the extra speed from the .17 Win Super Mag.
The SKS stock I find so comfortable, the wood stock that comes with the SKS I found to be too short for what I was used to.
One of my favorites of my collection is the Auto-5. Horn buttplate!
Very nice, loving that butt-plate...nostalgia ahoy!
I have heard that a few times actually about this gun, "my grandpa had that gun!" Just the classic Winchester flagship. It cycles flawlessly as well, great gun.
Nice collection there Perkins! (What is best for fending off lions in Africa?)
Really though, I'm looking for a nice, affordable semi .22. What should I look for/stay away from? $200~?
Of my collection? Probably the defender
I don't know, my 10-22 kinda sucks, but it is old and still fun. Cabelas doesn't have much options for 200$ range, maybe if you picked up a used Ruger 10-22. They are kinda the standard semi .22 LR with lots of options.
This came today. Yay! NOW I'm done for a while!
I had a Canadian Tire gift certificate, so I picked one of these up today to try out on the .22. Why? Why not.
randomly browsed the Canadian Gun sites a few weeks ago and found a Heckler & Koch P8! This is the service version of the more well known HK USP. Only chambered in 9mm, the P8 is the German gov't spec pistol for the Bundeswehr, Deutsche Marine(Navy), and possibly the Bundesnachrichtendienst (German Inteligence Agency)
...And you bought it, right?
yup, sitting on my dining room table reading the owners Manual. lol
Perfect. When can I come visit?
Hahaha. I'll make you a deal. I'll let you fire a box of rounds for the M1 carbine if you detail my car.
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