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Forum: Scopes, Sights, Rings & Mounts, and Other Optics 05-23-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,942
Posted By carbonbased
I suggest picking a reticle you like from one...

I suggest picking a reticle you like from one manufacturer and then stick to it (the reticle and manuf). You can choose different models of scopes from that manufacturer, but keep to the same...
Forum: Ruger - Other 05-01-2021, 10:37 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,724
Posted By carbonbased
Is this a “fun” or “always wanted” sort of gun? I...

Is this a “fun” or “always wanted” sort of gun? I definitely have have some of those!

Or is this going to be your main PD shooter, with lots of dead PDs being the goal?

If the latter, are you...
Forum: CZ / Brno 04-08-2021, 09:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By carbonbased
It was my pleasure, ronmart! Cheers! Edit:...

It was my pleasure, ronmart! Cheers!

Edit: forgot to mention a longer case is nice if you ever use a suppressor and want to leave it attached whilst in the rifle case.
Forum: CZ / Brno 04-05-2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By carbonbased
ronmart, I concur about Ogden’s! The chaps...

ronmart, I concur about Ogden’s!

The chaps at the Stalking Directory forum thought I could get them to send me one if I called. I might just do that.

I did forget the Aim Field Sports UK-made...
Forum: CZ / Brno 04-05-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By carbonbased
Sorry for all of the posts, but I recently went...

Sorry for all of the posts, but I recently went through research for a case.

I just remembered, if you want posh, the English case (called a “slip” by those toffs across the pond) named Ogden’s...
Forum: CZ / Brno 04-05-2021, 09:47 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By carbonbased
Another option is this Bulldog. They were the OEM...

Another option is this Bulldog. They were the OEM for a similar Cabelas case. I’ve seen this in the flesh as I recommended it to my brother as the Armageddon was too rich for his blood. It was about...
Forum: CZ / Brno 04-05-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,200
Posted By carbonbased
I’ve been very happy with Armageddon Gear...

I’ve been very happy with Armageddon Gear Precision Rifle cases. https://www.armageddongear.com/Precision-Rifle-Case_p_108.html

I’ve bought them at Brownells and Scopelist/Eurooptic. I know...
Forum: Open Rimfire 02-26-2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,475
Posted By carbonbased
Silas, you rather do need a red pouch to go with...

Silas, you rather do need a red pouch to go with your ensemble!
Forum: Rifle 01-14-2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,539
Posted By carbonbased
If you get into a hot town, you’re likely to...

If you get into a hot town, you’re likely to overheat that .243 if you’re not careful. And .243’s barrels don’t last that long anyway, even if you take care of them. One discussion:...
Forum: Centerfire 11-14-2020, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,740
Posted By carbonbased
Well, since they were a non-factory option, I'd...

Well, since they were a non-factory option, I'd say they are rare-ish in the US.
Forum: Anschutz 11-06-2020, 04:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,908
Posted By carbonbased
Exclamation Why would you use mercury before trying the DIP?...

Why would you use mercury before trying the DIP? From what Iíve read, the DIP is bad enough from a personal AND enviro safety point of view, and mercury sounds like the DIP + 10x.

At any rate,...
Forum: Centerfire 10-29-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,740
Posted By carbonbased
So, an update on my gun. About a month ago my gun...

So, an update on my gun. About a month ago my gun shop called and said my gun was finally back from CZ. I went there a couple days ago and was presented with a brand new CZ in 17 Hornet, Varmint...
Forum: Centerfire 08-02-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By carbonbased
Signalman, I wanted to express my regrets about...

Signalman, I wanted to express my regrets about your wife and my heart warms with the pic of your adopted daughter. My mom died in January of COPD (thankfully before COVID), and it’s been a little...
Forum: Centerfire 08-02-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By carbonbased
Hi Signalman, I just knew you’d pop in without me...

Hi Signalman, I just knew you’d pop in without me bugging you, haha! Beautiful wood on your rifles…

Sporter (American) vs Varmint: well, I have something to say about that. I actually own a...
Forum: Centerfire 08-02-2020, 02:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,740
Posted By carbonbased
Well, I wasnít happy with the barrel support...

Well, I wasnít happy with the barrel support solution, so my shop sent the gun back to CZ. Weíll see what happens.
Forum: Centerfire 07-31-2020, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By carbonbased
Yeah, good ol' Signalman of the CZ pic...

Yeah, good ol' Signalman of the CZ pic extravaganza! That guy has so many CZs it makes my cleaning rods bend when they think about cleaning all of SM's guns!

Maybe I'll hit him up. Good suggestion.
Forum: Centerfire 07-31-2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By carbonbased
Thanks for the encouragement! I am leaning...

Thanks for the encouragement! I am leaning towards the American for a lighter weight setup. This makes me think of another question for you, since you have both American and Lux versions. Why is the...
Forum: Centerfire 07-31-2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,913
Posted By carbonbased
CZ 527 Lux stock on a Varmint (or American)

Imagine a 17 hornet (Varmint or American) put in a Lux stock. Would this work? What challenges would there be?

I can think of a few: enlarging barrel channel (if Varmint…if American, not sure if...
Forum: Walther 04-29-2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By carbonbased
Ok, as someone that has some experience shooting...

Ok, as someone that has some experience shooting semi auto pistols (say, 1000 rds max) and that has shot only regular length models, give me an idea as to how the feel is different between a 4Ē and...
Forum: Walther 04-27-2020, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By carbonbased
Here's the review in which I saw the 5" threaded...

Here's the review in which I saw the 5" threaded barrel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FdmaA9X0Nd0

Also, he got two mags with his gun. Maybe they used to do that, or maybe he's not in the US?
...
Forum: Walther 04-27-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 446
Posted By carbonbased
Choosing between PPQ 22 SD and 5"

Any thoughts between these two? All I have been able to gather, as far as differences are:
- 5" has a…longer barrel, longer sight radius
- 5" has a different FRONT sight
- SD has a threaded barrel...
Forum: Browning 04-06-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By carbonbased
Hey thanks Roddy! That is the sort of info Iíve...

Hey thanks Roddy! That is the sort of info Iíve been looking for.

It seems Midwest Gunworks has shut down their gunsmith and tech support contacts due to the Covid thing, so the scoping of this...
Forum: Browning 04-05-2020, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By carbonbased
Yeah, I’m not concerned with money with this...

Yeah, I’m not concerned with money with this project.

I emailed Browning and oddly, they cannot advise modifying their firearms, even peripherally. When pressed, they eventually suggested talking...
Forum: Browning 04-01-2020, 08:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By carbonbased
Yeah, economics isn't the limiter here. I have a...

Yeah, economics isn't the limiter here. I have a 17 Hornet, which sorta takes over the slot for the HMR, and I like my t-bolt.

I believe CZ 455/457 once can just switch the barrel out and you're...
Forum: Browning 03-29-2020, 10:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By carbonbased
Modern t-bolt: can one change calibers?

I have a 17 HMR model. What, besides switching out the barrel, is needed to be done to switch my rifle to a 22 wmr? Magazines are the sameÖ
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