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General Discussion / This Ever Happen To Anyone Here?
« on: August 22, 2015, 07:44:48 PM »
A couple of weeks ago, a guy in my neck of the woods was selling his T/C Encore 45/70 barrel dirt cheap, still boxed up. I grabbed it right away, since it sort of rounds out my own Encore big bore set, a 30'06, and a 444 Marlin, both with blued finish 15" barrels, and no muzzle brake, just like my 45/70. Yesterday I took all three Encore calibers, along with my Chrony, to the range, for a sort of informal comparison, and that's when things got interesting. I have several big bore handguns, including a 475 Linebaugh and a 500 Linebaugh, along with several 44 Magnums, and I've never been what I'd call 'recoil sensitive', even with heavy loads. On this day, all I took to the range were the Encore calibers, along with some fairly stout loads for the 06' and the 444. All I had for the 45/70 were some Buffalo Bore rounds that the guy threw in when I bought the barrel. My 444 and my 06' are actually fairly pleasant to shoot, and I expected about the same for the 45/70. The first round I touched off was a 45/70 round, the BB 430gr LFN, and to say it got my attention is an understatement! I checked the Chrony, and it showed 1989 fps. I was going to do a 5 shot string for an average fps, but when I got to #4, I became dizzy and nauseated. I rested a minute or two, felt better, started again, and around the #4 or #5 round I again felt sick. I decide to try my other two calibers, and neither the 444 or the 06' affected me in a similar manner, even though I finished off at least 60 rounds between them. I decided to try the 45/70 one last time, and this time I began to feel bad after #3. It's an outdoor range, so I don't think inhalation of burning gunpowder gasses is the problem. I will say that none of my handguns have as much perceived recoil as that particular gun does, which makes me think that it's somehow affecting my nervous system. Any thoughts/ ideas are appreciated!

General Discussion / Didn't see this one coming!
« on: August 01, 2015, 01:10:48 PM »
A friend of mine, who happens to be a Denver firefighter, told me a few months ago about a proposed amendment to local fire codes/ordinances that would limit the amount of ammunition that can be kept in a residence. I more or less dismissed the news at the time. Last week, he called me and said that the ordinance had been amended as follows:

Section 5606
'Small Arms Ammunition and Small Arms Ammunition Components'

Section 3306.4.3 Small Arms Cartridges is retained, renumbered, and amended as follows:

3306.4.3 is now 5606.4.4 Small Arms Cartridges- No more than 10,000 (ten thousand) small arms cartridges shall be stored
in ANY formally Group R(now residential) occupancy.'

I don't have any more info, such as enforcement, and penalties for violators. Short of going door to door, the only way currently that I can see them finding out about someone's ammo supply is by being careless and letting people know what you have. BTW, the 10k number applies to the whole structure in the case of an apartment complex. If it's a 100 unit complex, then the total count between all 100 units is 10k rounds combined, not per individual unit.

General Discussion / Amazing!
« on: July 23, 2015, 04:08:16 PM »

General Discussion / I like this guy!
« on: July 17, 2015, 07:58:03 PM »
The next time I debate a liberal on gun control, and it's complete and total failure, I'm going to have this video playing in my living room.

Political discussion / Unbelievable!
« on: July 17, 2015, 07:40:43 PM »
My dad was a Marine in WWII, and if he were alive today, this crap would break his heart!

God bless our men and women in the military, past and present.

General Discussion / Incredible! Great Job Arvada PD!
« on: February 05, 2014, 07:58:11 AM »

I live three blocks from the residence where the H/T invaded, and was ultimately taken out. Job well done Arvada PD. They saved that boy's life. Instances like this are why I carry everywhere, all the time, including in my home.

General Discussion / And So It Begins
« on: December 30, 2013, 02:08:16 PM »

Not sure if I got the link right, but the gist of it is that, starting January 2014, the DHS will start to phase in a national ID card system, to be fully implemented by 2017, which will require that anyone traveling within the United States of America must produce a Federal ID card as mandated by DHS. The idea is to eliminate, as much as possible, the use of various forms of phony identification for criminal intent(ie. terrorism). 13 of the 50 states currently meet the DHS requirements for implementation, including Colorado (lucky me!). I'm not sure what info will be contained on the card, but I'll bet CCW permits are at the top of the list.
One final note: If I understand correctly, travel within the U.S., from one state to another, will not be allowed without the DHS ID card, regardless of the means of transportation.

General Discussion / It Happened Again!
« on: December 13, 2013, 04:51:56 PM »
We had another dirt bag shoot up a high school here in Colorado today. Don't know the specifics, but apparently a student  at Arapahoe High School got pissed off at a teacher and went looking for said teacher, armed with a shotgun. The teacher managed to escape, but not before another student confronted the shooter and was shot for his efforts. Local Sherrif said the victim was in critical condition, and that the shooter had died from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
I can't wait to hear what the liberals have to say :-\

Gunsmithing / WHAT THE HECK?
« on: October 24, 2013, 11:43:20 PM »
Any one ever run into this problem? The muzzle on my RIA barrel is not perpendicular relative to the bore. The bore is true and consistent for the entire length of the barrel, but there is a noticeable cant at the muzzle when viewed from the top or bottom of the gun. When measured, one side of the barrel is 0.046875" (3/64") shorter than its' opposite side. I haven't had a chance to put any rounds through it, so I'm not sure what effect it will have on accuracy, but with the base of the bullet not making contact evenly with the rifling as it exits the muzzle, it can't be good. My question is should I leave it as is, have a gunsmith recrown the barrel, or have ARMSCOR replace it. Any/all suggestions are greatly appreciated!

General Discussion / Still Taking Out The Trash!
« on: October 08, 2013, 12:00:01 PM »
Here we go again. :o Colorado has started a recall petition to vote out another anti 2A, anti constituent politician. Her name is Evie Hudak, representing SD19(which means I get to vote this time) 8) and she's got to go! We have 55 days to gather approximately 19k signatures, and I think we'll get them. Looks like Colorado will soon have another unemployed liberal ;D

General Discussion / We won!
« on: September 11, 2013, 07:15:39 PM »
I didn't see any previous posts on this, so if there are, my apologies. The election results are in: Colorado Senate President John Morse, and Senator Angela Giron are now unemployed! 8) I guess they should have listened to their constituents after all. :o  Let's hope this recall opens a few eyes!

Gunsmithing / RIA reliability upgrades
« on: July 07, 2013, 07:41:10 PM »
I'm going to the range in the next day or two, and I'll probably put at least 500 rounds through my RIA 10mm. This will be my first range session with this pistol, and my main concern is reliability. I've thoroughly inspected/cleaned the gun, and it seems very tight. The recoil spring feels a little light, though, especially since some of the range time will be with Buffalo Bore's hotter loads. In addition to a heavier recoil spring, are there any other mods that I should make? Any/all advice is greatly appreciated.  Thanks guys!

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