I had a Springfield SOCOM 16 for a while. Nice rifle. Decided to sell it because (1) I can't afford to shoot .308 much at all, (2) if I have a .308, it really needs to be at least 18" for decent ballistics, and (3) .308 out of a compensated 16" barrel is fricking LOUD. Seriously, the muzzle blast was unlike anything I've shot.
Forgot (4) it weighs a ton. Seriously, if you're wanting something maneuverable inside a house, an 11+ lb rifle isn't it. Add a mag with 20 rds of .308 and I bet it's close to 13 lbs.
My house plan is relatively simple. 12 GA pump shotgun for the cone of death at the bedroom door. Pistol with attached light for walking the house so I have a hand free to hit wall switchs, open doorknobs, etc. The final puzzle piece will be a lightweight AR for when the **** hits the fan and I have project power all over my neighborhood. The Saiga/AK has that job at the moment but I don't love it.
34,549 lbs(approx) Fired 5.56mm ball brass. Starting bid is $150.00. You could start your own line of ammo with that.. haha.
Here is an interesting fact: 10 pounds of .223 Rem brass contains approximately 750 cases. That auction contains approx 2.5 million casings.. Assuming this was Lake City M855 62 grain penetrator, a 1000 round case of M855 is $359.79 or a little over $0.35/round. $0.35 * 2,591,175 comes to $932.278.85 or roughly 2592 cases of 1000 rounds bringing a total weight of approx 66,630 pounds of raw loaded rounds.
Jesus, I need to get back to work...
The M4 Carbine Cyclic rate is 700-950rpm, so assuming you had some way to belt feed 2.5 million rounds continuous into an M4 carbine it would take roughly 3700 minutes or 61 straight hours of fire. Think the barrel would melt after about the first two minutes of fire..
The KelTec is the whole reason I'll be standing in line at the Conroe Convention Center a half hour before the show opens Saturday morning...but alas...the all-knowing pusha **** on that option too (of course without offering alternative).
SGK Gunshow in Newport News is this weekend... I too will be there at opening looking for a 9mm Sub2000. Also looking for a Maverick 88 12ga or a cheap enough used Mossberg 500.
Also going to try and get all my questions answered on AR's... should be a good time.