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Old 10-04-2016, 11:54 AM   #5481
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A good bet right now will be to do what I did... buy lowers. I can get Andersons locally for $50otd... grab a dozen and put them in the back of the safe as an investment. After Sandy Hook, I saw stripped lowers go for $300.
I don't know if it was true, but I was told by someone that that was illegal because you weren't buying them for yourself, you were buying them to resell and thus you would be conducting a straw purchase. Be careful and look up this thread:
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You're not buying them for someone else, therefore, not straw.

You're buying them for you - what you chose to do with them after you buy them is entirely up to you.
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You're not buying them for someone else, therefore, not straw.
You're buying them for you - what you chose to do with them after you buy them is entirely up to you.
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I don't know if it was true, but I was told by someone that that was illegal because you weren't buying them for yourself, you were buying them to resell and thus you would be conducting a straw purchase. Be careful and look up this thread: Buying A Gun To Resell? - THR
Who said anything about re-selling? I want them to own them, to build more guns, and to have enough to pass down to my kids if the left ever succeeds in banning them. If I ever did want to sell any, that would be totally legal.

Now... if you bought 50 of them for $50ea and then started hawking them on Armslist for $100ea knowing there may be people out there interested in skipping a background check... Well, then you were in fact straw-purchasing and I hope you go directly to Federal pound-you-in-the-***-prison.

Also consider where you fall on the radar for the ATF. There are people out there who absolutely buy the occasional (or more often) gun with the intent to resell it at profit. Those individuals are guilty of straw-purchases yes... but how much effort and man-hours will the ATF need to put into those individuals instead of prosecuting a legitimately crooked FF who may be selling dozens or hundreds of guns a month to people he knows are straw-purchasing... of which there are a lot.

Go buy a stack of stripped lowers and build one up... leave the rest in the safe for the future. Totally legal.
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Old 10-10-2016, 08:13 PM   #5484
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Ultra light build is coming along nicely. Just got the smoke composites stock\buffer tube in. As pictured (including BCG) weighs in at 2lbs 5oz. Figure another 1.5lbs for barrel\handguard\gas system, should put me in the low 4lb range pretty easily.

On that note, anyone have a spare charging handle and safety detent they want to let go cheap?


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[QUOTE=calteg;1366554]Ultra light build is coming along nicely. Just got the smoke composites stock\buffer tube in. As pictured (including BCG) weighs in at 2lbs 5oz. Figure another 1.5lbs for barrel\handguard\gas system, should put me in the low 4lb range pretty easily.

On that note, anyone have a spare charging handle and safety detent they want to let go cheap?

I have a charging handle you can have. Just pay the shipping.
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Ultra light build is coming along nicely. Just got the smoke composites stock\buffer tube in. As pictured (including BCG) weighs in at 2lbs 5oz. Figure another 1.5lbs for barrel\handguard\gas system, should put me in the low 4lb range pretty easily.

On that note, anyone have a spare charging handle and safety detent they want to let go cheap?

I have a charging handle you can have. Just pay the shipping.
Much obliged. Shoot me your paypal address and I'll get the money to you.
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I don't know if it was true, but I was told by someone that that was illegal because you weren't buying them for yourself, you were buying them to resell and thus you would be conducting a straw purchase. Be careful and look up this thread:
Buying A Gun To Resell? | The High Road

Straw purchase has to do more with buying a weapon legally for someone else with their money. Example would be dude is a felon and has his wife or brother buy him the gun.
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Anyone that reloads, help me out.
Looks like Brownell's is selling a kit at a decent price compared to MSRP.
Brownell's $119 and Lee's $186
Is this a decent starting set-up for loading 5.56 and 9mm?
I am on the fence of if I should bother reloading or just buy ammo from the store.
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Old 10-31-2016, 03:59 PM   #5490
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Anyone got any links for cheap lowers? I want to pick up a few before the election. I was going to swing by PSA, but they appear to be out online.
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Anyone that reloads, help me out.
Looks like Brownell's is selling a kit at a decent price compared to MSRP.
Brownell's $119 and Lee's $186
Is this a decent starting set-up for loading 5.56 and 9mm?
I am on the fence of if I should bother reloading or just buy ammo from the store.
Depends on what type of shooting you do. If you buy expensive match ammo and spend time shooting tiny groups at long distance or hunt then yes you should reload. If you are just running and gunning then the slight savings on 5.56 and 9mm have never been worth my time. 7.62 is getting close to being worth my time.
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Anyone got any links for cheap lowers? I want to pick up a few before the election. I was going to swing by PSA, but they appear to be out online.
AR15 Lower Receiver w/ Lower Parts Kit (BLEM) | Aero Precision


I am a huge fan of Aero. They sell "blem" stuff pretty cheap all the time. I couldn't even find the blem on my latest hand guard purchase but even if it had a scratch I beat the **** out of my weapons anyway. We are not working with $3,000 custom 1911s here.


But local is always better because of the stupid FFL fee unless you got a hook up.
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Old 10-31-2016, 06:54 PM   #5493
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still some stuff in NFA jail but we're getting there

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Old 10-31-2016, 06:56 PM   #5494
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How do you like the Sig?
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How do you like the Sig?
it's only ok. I wouldn't buy it again.
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Depends on what type of shooting you do. If you buy expensive match ammo and spend time shooting tiny groups at long distance or hunt then yes you should reload. If you are just running and gunning then the slight savings on 5.56 and 9mm have never been worth my time. 7.62 is getting close to being worth my time.
The savings are only "slight" when there's no crunch going on. Prior to SHE, I was reloading 9mm for about $.10/rd and had enough consumables for about 5000rds... then it happened and white-box 9mm went to $.50/rd and store shelves were empty for a long time. I didn't shoot for a whole year because I was afraid (like everybody) that it would never come down... and in fact, it took a couple more years for the craziness to die down on most major calibers, and only this summer have we seen the end of the .22lr crunch.

Things are mostly back to normal, and reloading consumables are very cheap... but ammo is also currently very cheap. I'm reloading 9mm for about .12cents and you can routinely score bulk deals on factory 9mm for just a smidge over that. .223 is never less than about 30% savings to reload and .308 is still a good 40% below factory. If you factor in your time, it'll never be worth it... my time is free.

BUT in a week, there could be another crunch, and this one might last even longer than the aftermath of SHE. If Hillary is elected President, expect a run on guns and ammo that doesn't let up until she either gets what she wants or gets impeached.
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Found these at a church garage sale this morning... 7.62 linked blanks. Guy though his tackle box was heavy because it was full of sinkers and didn't even know they were in there. I gave him $20... figured they'll go on the garage wall as decoration if anything.
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Early inheritance from my Dad... kids are excited. Early 70's 10/22 in perfect condition. I did all the usual free mods and took a bit of angle off the hammer sear. The pull weight is down from about 8lbs to 3lbs according to my calibrated finger, but creep is increased about 50% although it's way smoother an more predictable than stock. The Volquartsen hammer is $35 but I'm gonna shoot it a bunch before I decide on that. Still looking for some sort of pad for the stock. Gotta score a couple more BX-25's. I'm gonna stay irons for now, but the stock sights are pretty bad... looking upgrade options.
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Excellent score! Those factory rear sights Ruger use(d) are abhorrent and that would be my first upgrade.
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Found these at a church garage sale this morning... 7.62 linked blanks. Guy though his tackle box was heavy because it was full of sinkers and didn't even know they were in there. I gave him $20... figured they'll go on the garage wall as decoration if anything.

Those are not regular blanks. Those are "ceremonial". They have even less pressure then crimped blanks and are not designed to run a weapon with a blank adapter. I have never seen them linked like that. I wonder if someone just put them on left over links.
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