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by Retiredtrooper
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters
Replies: 16
Views: 434

Re: Low PF 9mm for us non-reloader competition shooters

Up until they kinda went balls up, I would have recommended Freedom Munitions 147grFMJ. I have a closet full of their remans. Soft shooting and VERY accurate. Trouble is, their pricing now is more than what you can get factory new ammo for. I've talked with a few shooters who are using the Federal S...
by Retiredtrooper
Mon Jun 03, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: COMPETITION: IDPA, IPSC, USPSA, 3-GUN DISCUSSIONS
Topic: LGS new steel targets
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: LGS new steel targets

When you're "shooting stars" that arent already spinning, (the spinning ones are more like something from a sideshow than a match, IMO), always shoot the top one first. Shoot any of the others and it will start moving on it's own. You'll like the steel.
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 pm
Forum: COMPETITION: IDPA, IPSC, USPSA, 3-GUN DISCUSSIONS
Topic: LGS new steel targets
Replies: 5
Views: 159

Re: LGS new steel targets

Our club has the one shown on the right that our demented match director inserts in the darndest places. We also have the regular Texas Star.
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

Haven't received them yet. Ordinarily I dont shoot Rem ammo EVER. It goes back to an experience I had with them in my gun writing days, but since it was on sale and I'm a little low on .300 I just thought why not. When they get here I'll post the results.
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

Yeah, you have to use match ammo for the best results. Interestingly, my accuracy AR15 loves both 55gr Hornady Vmax and 77gr Sig and Federal Match. I haven't even seen any 77gr loads for sale. I'm keeping myself in the poorhouse shopping for both 5.56 and .300aac. I just picked up three 160 round t...
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

Thought I'd touch on the initial range testing of the .223. I used 3 different loadings of 55gr, and two 62 gr. Got things centered up and shot at 100 yards on paper. This one definitely favors the 55gr loads, although the 62gr loads weren't far behind. Best groups came with Hornady Frontier 55gr BT...
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Jun 02, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

Nice topic , I always like to learn quality diffrence in AR production . Just wondering something. Is that all AR in USA meet with Mil Spec requirments. is that mandatory? And AR shooting fun always with Canik :) https://i.ibb.co/1QVC6HS/4-BC78380-A53-E-4-B1-F-B2-B5-7-B001-CFA93-F6.jpg Very nice lo...
by Retiredtrooper
Fri May 31, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

Looks really cool. Hope you got a good deal on it. I'd just bought a "cheaper" AR. The only thing I could say about it was it went bang when you pulled the trigger. It would group just so-so out to 50 yards. At 100 yards, it wouldn't even hit the paper. I surmise it was made on a Friday afternoon j...
by Retiredtrooper
Thu May 30, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Re: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

Looks really cool. Hope you got a good deal on it. I'd just bought a "cheaper" AR. The only thing I could say about it was it went bang when you pulled the trigger. It would group just so-so out to 50 yards. At 100 yards, it wouldn't even hit the paper. I surmise it was made on a Friday afternoon j...
by Retiredtrooper
Thu May 30, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...
Replies: 23
Views: 368

Picked this up at the LGS..test run tomorrow...

https://i.ibb.co/ZW79Mhd/100-0453.jpg It was used but not abused. Spiral fluted heavy barrel in .223 Wylde. Has some parts from BCM and Diamondhead. Has an aftermarket drop-in trigger that's pretty nice...way better than military standard, and that muzzle brake is a nice addition. I added the scope...
by Retiredtrooper
Mon May 27, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: COMPETITION: IDPA, IPSC, USPSA, 3-GUN DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Hot Day Match with SFX and Red Dot!
Replies: 20
Views: 428

Re: Hot Day Match with SFX and Red Dot!

I was discussing this with another "super senior" at our last shoot. 40 years ago it was about winning. Now.....it's just about having fun. Crazy shooting positions?......still easy to get into...but impossible to get out of...at least with any speed. I also suffer from bouts of hand tremors. Try sh...
by Retiredtrooper
Fri May 17, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: Good AR optic?
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Good AR optic?

I have 3 AR's currently. My 5.56 sports an Athlon "Talos" 4-14x, and my 300 Blackout has the Athlon 1-4x. Both have mil-spec reticles. I also have a 10.5" 300AAC pistol with adjustable arm brace that carries a Vortex Crossfire with a set of AR sights mounted 45 degrees offset as backup.
by Retiredtrooper
Sun May 05, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Anyone deal with Outdoor Limited?
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Anyone deal with Outdoor Limited?

ncjw wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 6:44 am
Yes, Carolina Munitions exists to game people on Ammoseek who don't pay attention to the shipping costs.
Their shipping costs are slightly above terrible. They advertised WW NATO 9mm for $159/1000. I hit the BUY button only to find the shipping was almost $65!! Cancelled that one in a hurry.
by Retiredtrooper
Fri May 03, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: GENERAL FIREARM DISCUSSIONS (Non-Canik)
Topic: ALIEN PISTOL...WOW!!!!!
Replies: 14
Views: 458

Re: ALIEN PISTOL...WOW!!!!!

I'm impressed.....with the gun. The price not so much.
by Retiredtrooper
Fri May 03, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Remans from Ammunitiondepot.com
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Remans from Ammunitiondepot.com

riden wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 7:19 pm
Anyone have the fps info on the remans?
Check out my post "Chrono session is over". All data is listed there.
by Retiredtrooper
Thu May 02, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Remans from Ammunitiondepot.com
Replies: 13
Views: 316

Re: Remans from Ammunitiondepot.com

Both the Freedom 115 and 147 loads were remans. Their data is listed. Same goes for the ammunition from Ammunition Depot, except there wasn't any data listed for that ammo on their website.
by Retiredtrooper
Thu May 02, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Chrono session is over. Here are the results.
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: Chrono session is over. Here are the results.

The Freedom is very soft shooting, but like I said, their price for remans is more than you can buy factory new. The Federal I tested I bought for $168/1000 with free shipping. The Freedom remains are over $200.......about .22 per round. Their ammo is quite accurate in my guns.
by Retiredtrooper
Wed May 01, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: Chrono session is over. Here are the results.
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Chrono session is over. Here are the results.

Here's my findings from this morning's session with the Competition Electronics chrono that showed up yesterday. Just want to say thanks to the shooting Gods for not letting me shoot the thing in the process of testing. I fired 5 rounds of each load from each gun. I had an SFX (5"bbl), an Elite-S (4...
by Retiredtrooper
Mon Apr 29, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: More on the remans from AmmunitionDepot
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: More on the remans from AmmunitionDepot

Could be. Regular brass was no problem.
by Retiredtrooper
Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: AMMUNITION & RELOADING DISCUSSIONS
Topic: More on the remans from AmmunitionDepot
Replies: 2
Views: 150

More on the remans from AmmunitionDepot

I shot these in my Scorpion EVO carbine in our Steel Challenge match on this past Saturday. They ran well, except when it came time to clear the chamber. Every one of those nickel plated rounds was stuck solid and had to be shot out to clear the gun. Standard brass doesn't do this. I looked over hea...