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dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/24 5:50 p.m.

Opportunity to get a CZ ts2 research sais it is better than a shadow 2.  The thing is I have a DXW. Is it better than a DWX?  I can get it new for sub 2K.  This is a right place right time type thing.  Anyone shot a ts2?

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/6/24 9:18 p.m.
Rodan said:

In reply to Antihero :

Birds is pretty much what I bought it for.... we are overrun with house sparrows. 

Please read this knowing my intent is to inform that posting some things online isn't a great idea.

Without looking up the exact wording of the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918, or exactly what birds are covered, this summary that I found gives a good idea:

Federal law prohibits the killing of non-game migratory birds. Protected birds that you may encounter while dove hunting include songbirds, eagles, hawks, owls, vultures, killdeer, nighthawks, herons, egrets, and woodpeckers.

Shooting songbirds is a federal offense subject to "fines a maximum of $5000 and or imprisoned for not more than six months for individuals."

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
4/7/24 9:55 a.m.

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

I appreciate your intent, and yes many birds are protected.  That said, I fully researched with our state Game & Fish before doing anything.  The birds in question are invasive species that are designated as pests and are not protected or regulated in my state.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
4/7/24 9:57 a.m.

In reply to Rodan :

We had the same problem growing up. They could wreck the eaves pretty fast and reproduced faster than friggin rabbits. We could take down a dozen on a weekend and have to do it again in a few weeks. 

Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos)
Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/7/24 12:53 p.m.
Rodan said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

I appreciate your intent, and yes many birds are protected.  That said, I fully researched with our state Game & Fish before doing anything.  The birds in question are invasive species that are designated as pests and are not protected or regulated in my state.

Glad to hear it. yes

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
4/7/24 1:10 p.m.
Rodan said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

I appreciate your intent, and yes many birds are protected.  That said, I fully researched with our state Game & Fish before doing anything.  The birds in question are invasive species that are designated as pests and are not protected or regulated in my state.

Eurasian noise-makers? A pity they're no good cooked. 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
4/7/24 10:37 p.m.

Got out today to run some hand-loads through grandpas 308. I forgot that thing kicks harder than 308 has a right. Anyway. Used some federals to make sure I was mostly on target, and set to testing.

went with a buddy who just got his new can. I want one but I don't want to afford it. 
 

Found where the Winchester likes to shoot. 44.9gr of TAC stacks them right on top of each other. It's fun to see the groups tighten up. 

 

Then we used 22s to pop some well-shaken diet colas. A nice afternoon. 

WOW Really Paul?
WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
4/10/24 1:13 a.m.
barefootcyborg5000 said:
Rodan said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

I appreciate your intent, and yes many birds are protected.  That said, I fully researched with our state Game & Fish before doing anything.  The birds in question are invasive species that are designated as pests and are not protected or regulated in my state.

Eurasian noise-makers? A pity they're no good cooked. 

It's a shame we can't deal with the berkeleying geese. 

Rodan
Rodan UltraDork
4/16/24 9:57 a.m.

A Tuesday Trio of .357s for a thread bump...

jharry3
jharry3 GRM+ Memberand Dork
4/16/24 10:55 a.m.
Rodan said:

In reply to Antihero :

Birds is pretty much what I bought it for.... we are overrun with house sparrows.  It's like living in a Hitchcock movie at times.  If the wind wasn't blowing 50mph today I would have already tested it on a few.

 

I had a .20 caliber Sheridan Pellet Gun when I was growing up.  I used it to shoot feral pigeons that were infesting a building on my grandpa's property.     It was a pump pellet gun, 8 pumps could shoot through 1/2" plywood, and was pretty accurate.  The longest shot I had was probably 25 yards freehand on a pigeon. That was near the limit of its practical range because that pigeon flew off probably 100 yards and then fell out of the air, dead (we lived in a semi rural area).  Unfortunately it fell on my neighbor's car windshield and made a mess.   She was not happy...     

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/16/24 3:26 p.m.

I discovered that I got a bad batch of Stand One 308.  It is way under pressure.  My LMT MARS H will not cycle with it and my Armalite is ejecting casings at 1:00.  Not sure what I am going to do with it.  I really can not site in any rifles with it as it is so under pressure.   I may reach out to them and nicely ask what the deal is.  I don't have the original box as I got a bulk purchase that I dumped into an amo box. 

I like Stand One.  I have used their 9mm and 223 a lot with great success.  But this batch of 308 not so much.   

WOW Really Paul?
WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
4/16/24 3:35 p.m.

In reply to dean1484 :

I'm assuming the TS2 is the same as the TSO they released a few years ago, if so, it's a bit bigger and heavier than the Shadow2. As to if they are better, can't really say. I normally go towards the Tanfoglio due to pricing and caliber options that CZ lacks. 

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
4/16/24 4:36 p.m.
WOW Really Paul? said:
barefootcyborg5000 said:
Rodan said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

I appreciate your intent, and yes many birds are protected.  That said, I fully researched with our state Game & Fish before doing anything.  The birds in question are invasive species that are designated as pests and are not protected or regulated in my state.

Eurasian noise-makers? A pity they're no good cooked. 

It's a shame we can't deal with the berkeleying geese. 

Sky rats. 

dean1484
dean1484 GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
4/16/24 5:13 p.m.
bobzilla said:
WOW Really Paul? said:
barefootcyborg5000 said:
Rodan said:

In reply to Brett_Murphy (Agent of Chaos) :

I appreciate your intent, and yes many birds are protected.  That said, I fully researched with our state Game & Fish before doing anything.  The birds in question are invasive species that are designated as pests and are not protected or regulated in my state.

Eurasian noise-makers? A pity they're no good cooked. 

It's a shame we can't deal with the berkeleying geese. 

Sky rats. 

Those are seagulls!!!

Nick Comstock
Nick Comstock MegaDork
4/16/24 5:23 p.m.

Just picked up my grandfather's old revolver he carried when he was a constable. It's a shame his badge has went missing, I remember my dad kept it with the pistol when I was a kid and always asked to see them.  

 

Anyway it's an Iver Johnson 32. Frame numbers say it was made in 1898. 

 

Super glad to have it. 

 

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/20/24 12:56 p.m.

I am attending the big flea in Berryville VA today and bought small bag of 7.62x54r .

I was not expecting that.

WOW Really Paul?
WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
4/22/24 12:25 a.m.

In reply to Noddaz :

I refuse to subject my Finn's to corrosive ammo, it's too easy to load it from components. 

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/22/24 10:45 a.m.

In reply to WOW Really Paul? :

My Mosin is probably a better club than rifle.  Its lack of accuracy is not a redeeming feature.

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/22/24 8:13 p.m.

So...... exactly how bad is the various Turn shotguns/GForce?

 

219 bucks for an AR semiauto shotgun is nice

 

 

Antihero
Antihero GRM+ Memberand PowerDork
4/22/24 8:14 p.m.
Noddaz said:

In reply to WOW Really Paul? :

My Mosin is probably a better club than rifle.  Its lack of accuracy is not a redeeming feature.

Mine is pretty damn good, better funnily enough when it's cold.

 

The joke is all Mosin and Minute Of Nazi accurate though lol

AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter)
AWSX1686 (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
4/23/24 10:33 a.m.

Snagged a 407a for cheap on a deal this week. Wanted the 507comp, but that's steep. If I upgrade eventually I can swap this one over to something else. Can't wait to sight it in and test it out. 

WOW Really Paul?
WOW Really Paul? MegaDork
4/27/24 12:37 a.m.
Antihero said:
Noddaz said:

In reply to WOW Really Paul? :

My Mosin is probably a better club than rifle.  Its lack of accuracy is not a redeeming feature.

Mine is pretty damn good, better funnily enough when it's cold.

 

The joke is all Mosin and Minute Of Nazi accurate though lol

 I haven't fired the m1891 pattern yet as I'm still waiting for my barrel bands to arrive from Lithuania. The m39's are both extremely accurate. Not Swede m38 accurate, but they can hang with my 1903a3. 

barefootcyborg5000
barefootcyborg5000 UltimaDork
5/1/24 1:22 p.m.

Let's talk 22. 
 

Specifically let's talk about manual action 22. 
 

I want a Henry golden boy. I like cowboy guns. I can't find any reason to veer away from the brand. Good looks, good hardware, good reputation, all the things. 
 

But, a more modern "target" gun may have a lot of advantages. Thumbhole stocks, heavier barrel, threaded, railed, all the things. The Ruger American target is a compelling choice for the same money, and uses 10/22 magazines. 
 

Guide me. Ideally, my use case is long range targets. By long range I mean stretching to possibly 200y. The thought of suppressed subsonics is highly appealing, but I don't know how those would fare at that distance. 
 

So, guide me. Do I buy the thing based on looks and lever, or do I buy based on features and modularity?

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
5/1/24 1:29 p.m.

In reply to barefootcyborg5000 :

No personal experience but from some of the videos I've seen about lever guns I'd lean towards one of the reproductions out of Italy.  Good quality to value ratio. 

Next I'll go dig through some 22 Plinkster videos... 

stroker
stroker PowerDork
5/1/24 1:29 p.m.

In reply to barefootcyborg5000 :

Buy 'em both.  Problem solved.  :)

 

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