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post #3691 of 3749
Christ I just fired some shit in the reserves. C7 is a dirty assault rifle though. And few have ever fired this puppy lol

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_Gustaf_recoilless_rifle

Sound like Caustic mighta tho. Let's see..bagged a coyote on the run a few years ago with a .308. That's about it. Sat in a couple deer stands but no dice. No time for that stuff anymore.

*funny story actually I got the lil cayot head taxidermied for shits and giggles. Propped it up in the trunk face-up on delivery. Grab the gf from a store. She has bags to put in the trunk...that scream LOL. Boy that cost me that night. Worth it tho happy.gif
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post #3693 of 3749
Niccce.

OK JL, Caustic - some more Sunday browsing:

http://www.alflahertys.com/collections/als-bargains/products/b-pre-order-b-br-sig-combo-m400-srp-5-56x45-and-romeo5-red-dot-system-rm400-16b-c-srp-combo

Seems like a sick deal. Obv this "romeo5" is nowhere near a legit ACOG of course but still seems cool for personal ownership. And SIG is SIG afterall. Apparently 516 is the more hcore tho, h/e reviews praise the 400's reliability. Thoughts?
post #3694 of 3749
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Originally Posted by SirReveller View Post

Anyone own? I believe in 'murica ya get the 3" barrel.

http://www.alflahertys.com/collections/firearms/products/smith-wesson-686-357-4-2-canadian-164107

As a non-wheelgun owner this is my next purch.

cant go wrong with the 686.

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Originally Posted by Caustic Man View Post

The cobalt blue is a bit gaudy for my taste, but Korth definitely makes exceptional guns. And charges a proportional fee.


korth is making the new Nighthawk revolvers.... MSRP is hitting 3500. Whereas a new korth combat MSRP is around 8K. if i ever get disposable income...i know what my first purchase will be.
post #3695 of 3749
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cant go wrong with the 686.
korth is making the new Nighthawk revolvers.... MSRP is hitting 3500. Whereas a new korth combat MSRP is around 8K. if i ever get disposable income...i know what my first purchase will be.

My hunch is that if you bought a good, minty vintage (say, pre-1999) Smith & Wesson revolver and had it tuned by a good revolversmith, you would have every bit as good a sixgun and save a lot of money into the bargain.
post #3696 of 3749
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Originally Posted by JLibourel View Post

My hunch is that if you bought a good, minty vintage (say, pre-1999) Smith & Wesson revolver and had it tuned by a good revolversmith, you would have every bit as good a sixgun and save a lot of money into the bargain.


i agree, but hte brandwhore in me really wants one.

My gunsmith Rocky does absolutely amazing work. He worked on my '83 586 and its by far the best shooter i own. Shot it next to a python and still no comparison. IMHO, youre hard pressed to find a better wheel gun than an old well cared for and finely tuned smith.


that being said, i still want a korth or nighthawk smile.gif
post #3697 of 3749
^My only extensive experience with high-dollar European revolvers has been with a Manurhin MR-73 I bought back in the mid-80s. At the time, it had a suggested retail of $800, about twice what of good, target-grade Smith would have cost back then, as best I can remember. It's a nice revolver, but I don't think it's a whit better than an equivalent Smith.

My take on the Python has always been that it made its reputation early in its production history, back when Colt still had some of the old-time pre-war craftsmen around who could do the hand-fitting to really optimize the Colt action. I bought one in 1982. It's okay, but no better than my Smiths and quite prone to going out of time.
post #3698 of 3749
i really wanted to love the python... a friend of mine has close to 60 pythons between him and his father. He offered to sell me one at a fairly decent price, but just couldnt part with that much money for something i feel isnt any better than what i already have.
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Originally Posted by DerekS View Post

i really wanted to love the python... a friend of mine has close to 60 pythons between him and his father. He offered to sell me one at a fairly decent price, but just couldnt part with that much money for something i feel isnt any better than what i already have.

 

60?  How does he find the time to shoot them all. =O

post #3700 of 3749
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

60?  How does he find the time to shoot them all. =O

i honestly dont think the kid has shot 80-90% of the guns he has. on his 3rd ferrari amongst a dozen other cars, and if i were to wager a guess, probably well over 500 pistols and probably nearly as many long guns. And theyre all premium pieces too. wish i had just a couple of them.
post #3701 of 3749
you know, i might be wrong. it MIGHT have been 160.... it was something absolutely absurd. Ill have to ask him.
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you know, i might be wrong. it MIGHT have been 160.... it was something absolutely absurd. Ill have to ask him.



I need friends like yours.

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That's going to be a hell of an estate sale one day.

post #3704 of 3749
Sixty Pythons???!!! That certainly sounds excessive (or redundant) to me. I mean, I could comprehend, if a guy really dug Pythons, having one each in 2.5-, 4-, 6- and 8-inch barrel lengths. If he's a collector, he could also get them in electroless nickel and stainless. He could add the rare 3-inch variant. He could get limited-edition versions like the "Python Hunter," but I doubt even all of these would bring you anywhere close to 60. Maybe he's also into matched pairs. A matched pair of 2 1/2-inch Pythons in a double shoulder rig would be a cool defensive carry outfit. At least I think so.
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A matched pair of 2 1/2-inch Pythons in a double shoulder rig would be a cool defensive carry outfit. At least I think so.

 

Only if you are, or know, a Mexican drug lord.

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