Even regular readers of K-Var‘s The Muzzle Flash can’t read or respond to all of the reader comments, so we have started a new weekly feature recapping a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. This will allow you to stay up to date on all of the latest action in the outdoor community. Feel free to respectfully respond to fellow readers comments to continue the debate and reinforce similar beliefs.
Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
My dads 300 savage was the first rifle I learned to shoot and got my first kill with (a lamb), I wish he had never gotten rid of it. Now that he’s passed away I have all of his guns in my safe, including the first gun I ever shot, a Remington Model 11, that he purchased after the Navy discharged him at the end of WWII. There’s also a Remington Model 24, .22 short next to it in the safe, for an almost 100 year old rifle it is flawless.
This whole issue is a very difficult thing. Yes, it would be great if shootings could be stopped before they happen, but there can also be great abuses of rights with the possibility of the government taking away someone’s gun rights (and possibly other right in the process, maybe like a prohibition for a person to also own other weapons or perhaps body armor). Having worked for a government regulatory agency for years, I know bad things happen because government agencies are made up of people who do not become saints nor wise men upon being hired into the government. Some get the power craze and let their self love take over their judgment. Some let their own personal agendas govern how they do their work and some liberal anti-gun person could use this as a way to gradually take away every gun right they encounter.
Another thing we all know that some use the government to get revenge on their enemies. I could easily see someone, say in a divorce, making up some claim about their estranged spouse being a great danger.
I recently had a business dispute with the management of a company that I knew was violating several ordinances and also was doing fraud on unemployment insurance. I did some complaints and am sure they had some rough times over that. I found out they now are telling people they are afraid I will come in and shoot the place up. This is exactly an example of what can happen when the government looks at taking away gun rights. People will use false claims as a means of getting revenge on their enemies. And who knows what government idiot will gladly go along with it to feel “proactive” and “conservative.”
Believe it or not… I started reloading about a year or so ago. I am 70 now. I asked questions of a Lady who owned a small store that specialized in reloading and… I also went to YOUTUBE…yup. I was told by the VA I should get a hobby… well a month later they almost fell off their chairs.
I have two set ups… one is a progressive ( have yet to use it) and a Rock Chucker single stage which I have used a lot. I don’t pick a certain brand, because everyone has their “druthers”. I have many firearms… 38spl, 357mag, 9mm, 380ACP, 40s&w, 45GAP,45 ACP, 222 Rem, 30-30, 30-06, 223/5.56×45, 7.62×39, 308/7.62×51, 300 Blackout… and a few others. I bought dies for the ones I use the most and save some $$. I find the single stage lets me concentrate better and I use both a bar and electronic scale. I do recommend buying a good “cook book” ( make sure it is up to date.. there are many new calibers appearing all the time.. ) . Follow religiously, especially the powder amounts. I try to stay within the High and Low..start in the middle and according to performance, you have room to adjust. If done right, it is a great hobby and it allows you to “customize” to your needs.. paper to predator/varmint, fixed targets to food.
What ever you purchase… either new or good used, just add some time and it will give you years of enjoyment… nothing like pulling the trigger and seeing what you made, do what you intended. Just be safe.. eye protection as well as ear protection ( for use) Add a little music to the loading bench and you have a hobby that will last for years…though mine is only about a year and half old. Have fun.
When I read this ruling by the NINTH?, I fell out of my chair. They usually think they can re-write the Constitution to meet their socialist viewpoints. I am floored, are we finally getting judges to agree with, and use the Constitution as a guideline to make decisions regarding the rule of law.
If concealed carry was treated as a right and not a privilege to be allowed or disallowed as big brother sees fit at that particular moment, I would carry concealed. I’m not willing to offer up my personal information or play mother may I to exercise my 2A right.
I have a Remington 722 in .300 Savage that was my grandfathers that he bought in 1949. This rifle was given to me when I was 12 and has been my primary deer rifle ever since. I also have two Savage 99’s that are great rifles though not quite as accurate as the 722.
Hand loading is the way to go as I have some loads that will deliever 3.5 inch groups at 200 yards.including a 135 grain that pushes 2900 FPS and is perfect as a deer and varmet round.
Loads from 120 to 170 grain are possible and in the heaver bullet weights and out to 150 to 200 yards bear and Elk can be and have been taken for years
The .300 Savage Is definitely a superb game round that has a strong following amongst those who know about it.
“The 308 saw action by the military in the Korean war in the form of the M-14 and other platforms”
Korean war 25 June 1950 to 27 July 1953.
7.62x51mm entered service in 1954.
The M60 machine gun entered service in 1957.
The M-14 entered service in July 1959.
M1 Garands in 7.62x51mm(T35,T36,T37, )all came in Sept 1953 and later.
The T44(Garands) T48 (Fn Fal) Started testing in Dec of 1953.
The US Navy Converted M1 Garands to 7.62 in 1964 (M1E14) once converted they are no longer M1, but MK2-MOD o Converted with a chamber adapter or MK2 MOD 1 with 7.62x51mm barrels.
The USMC converted some M1Ds to the MC52 by putting the 4XD Stith-Kollmorgen scope on the rifle in 1952. Some of these got converted to the 7.62x51mm cartridge in 1963/64 but saw very limited use.
Sir I have to ask have I missed something ? I can not find any weapon in 7.62x51mm experimental or otherwise ever being tested or used in the Korean war.
Any feed back would be great.
US Army 1981-1994 45B small arms repair. Team Armorer & Team member for the Combat Rifle,Black gun (M16) and Long range rifle team (M14) So this is a subject near and dear to me.
Appleseed all the way! Huzzaaa! learn basic marksmanship, standing, seated, and prone. AQT qualifying targets scaled down to distances of 100, 200, 300 and 400 yards. Lots of fun and no matter what your shooting skills, you will learn something!!!
Finally a reasonable left wing judge, we need more of them.
Kind of a noob now as I’m getting back into shooting after nearly 30 years away from the sport. Grew up shooting in Southern Utah growing up, then got even better at it in the Army in the early 80s. Would prefer to start again using what I was best at, something like an AR15-style carbine that I can mod\customize to my needs & specs as I re-develop my shooting style again. This one looks ideal and would LOVE to have one!
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