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P210, it is a Nightforce optic but it's on a Remington 700 rifle.  The Commander was the daily carry for a few years.  Was/is my first 1911.

LOL, you should be able to tell by the phone that it was a few years back:

 

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Drew, when I am finished with it, you probably won't want it.  Takes a while to shoot out a .308 barrel but I already have plans for a 6.5 barrel when I do.

 

 

BF

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I had the bolt handle installed by Short Action Customs they drill out the handle, thread the hole then insert a hardened steel bolt to mount the knob to.  Really does add a lot of strength to the weak spot on Remingtons.  Yes, it is an SPS, I put it in a Bell&Carlson stock with an aluminum bedding block.  Wyatt;s bottom metal and a Timney flat shoe trigger. The base and rings are Badger with 20MOA base. 

I'm fortunate that I have 1175 yards out my back door to play in  Maybe another couple of hundred if I trimmed up some brush.

It has been a lot of fun.  Have learned a lot about reading wind and ranging.  Still learning though.  Learning a lot more about reloading as well!

 

BTY, Always wanted Steiner glass of some kind!  How do you like it?

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I had the bolt handle installed by Short Action Customs they drill out the handle, thread the hole then insert a hardened steel bolt to mount the knob to.  Really does add a lot of strength to the weak spot on Remingtons.  Yes, it is an SPS, I put it in a Bell&Carlson stock with an aluminum bedding block.  Wyatt;s bottom metal and a Timney flat shoe trigger. The base and rings are Badger with 20MOA base. 

I'm fortunate that I have 1175 yards out my back door to play in  Maybe another couple of hundred if I trimmed up some brush.

It has been a lot of fun.  Have learned a lot about reading wind and ranging.  Still learning though.  Learning a lot more about reloading as well!

 

BTY, Always wanted Steiner glass of some kind!  How do you like it?

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BF

Steiner optics are OK for the money spent, as usual you get what you pay for.

I've shot the rifle with the scope about 50 to 60 times.

It's my wife's kit so I don't play with it much.

I'm particularly fond of Swarovski optics, they are high dollar scopes & Sako TRG rifles.

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Bushnell makes a AR Optics in 223 & 308 4.5-18X40 scope reasonable in price about $500 or so in my area.

It's designed for the AR-10 rifle, has mil-dot cross hairs & BDC ( Bullet Drop Compinsator) built with the scope.

The turrets are not bad at all for the price.

Have one of these scopes in 308 as a back up scope.

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Bushnell ? EEEWWWWWWWeeee  well I go for Burris Nikon or Zeiss Leupold Really if I knew what I know now I would probably go Leupold or Burris  depends on the weapon.

 

I have been hearing that Burris warranty is getting piss poor if that is true there are other options they need to know they are not the only scope company as do all the others Weaver used to be phenomenal but I fell out of love with Weaver.

 

All I can say is optics have to be seen to believe just because one model is good means sh*t about another model adjustments as in elevation windage and parallax hunting is way different than other shooting as it is limited by reason to 200 yards unless your shooting hill to hill / mountain.   Most scopes and bases run out of adjustment for practical military use and others need to be more refined to achieve rock solid attachment and accuracy beyond  750 yards.

 

I have no need for past 500 yards as it takes a village to support that kind of equipment and a full bank account as well as a Sherpa to lug all your other equipment.

 

Scopes are dangerous to the uninformed and many people get ringed by the recoil crawling up on the scope more kick more eye relief 

if your shooting in an unknown rifle wear a bandanna over your eye brow ridge it's better than stitches IMO.

 

some scopes reticles are too busy too much circles bars and hash marks then there are lighted scopes and batteries on rifle has a few bells and whistles it took a bit to find all the stuff I wanted that took the same battery so I would not have to have a radio shack membership and Amazon to drop ship by a drone.  that is the only battery operated rifle I own all the rest are iron & simple optics.

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Nothing to be sorry for snake.  I had been looking for a used Rock Island just to play with and learn how to smith them.  My neighbor has a gun & pawn shop, called one Sunday afternoon and told me he had found one.  It had a red cast to the exterior but the insides looked pretty good so I brought it home.  Took it apart, cleaned it and put it back together.  The gun cleaned up really well, obviously low round count just not the best taken care of.  I replaced all of the springs and put an arched mainspring housing on it.  Next was to break out my old and falling apart "HALLOCK'S .45 AUTO HANDBOOK" and tore it down again and followed through the book.

 After this trip through it, it has a 3 1/2~4 pound trigger that breaks cleanly.  It makes nice piles of expended brass 3' at my 4 o'clock. With my home rolled 250g wide meplat cast bullet @ +800 fps, will stack'em in the black at 25 yards just as long as I am willing to reload magazines.  I've only got a couple thousand rounds though it but it has had (so far) zero malfunctions. 

I have come to believe that a 1911 doesn't need bells and whistles, just someone willing to take the time and do the work to make the individual parts do what John Moses designed them to do.

 

BF

 

 

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I ran 1911s - specifically a Colt 1991 I'd hot rodded a bit with Wilson internals, a King's trigger, and Trijicon sights. I, too, prefer the arched mainspring housing, so I installed one of those with a lanyard staple, and a wide-spur GI hammer. It shot great; I came out first in my IDPA class first time I took it through a local match.

But then I found Sig P220s and I never looked back. :D Oh, hey, look - that one on the top is cocked & locked.

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LOL@Sig220 My daughter-in-law totes a 220 in her purse, She's named it Madea.  Love my Sig's, 228 & 226, always wanted a 220 but funds and availability were never at the same time.  Yeah, I know, I could have ordered one when funds were available but with the desire for instant gratification, something else always won out.

Nice pieces Drew!

 

BF

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Have you ever compared thinking to walking?  Sometimes you need knee high rubber boots to wade through the mental mud and sometimes its a down hill stroll?  

"Oh, hey, look - that one on the top is cocked & locked. "

More about this, please.  I don't remember anything about Sigs without decockers.

 

BF

 

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Butler Ford - hah! I love the analogy!These says, I find thinking to be more like a down hill stroll the more coffee I have percolating in my system.

Regarding the Sig P220SAO (Single Action Only) - yes, Sig Sauer makes single action only P220s and P226s, and they are delightful. I believe they started making them in the early-to-mid-2000's. I remember reading "Guns & Ammo" or some other similar magazine when the news came out, and the P220SAO instantly shot to the top of my "must have" list. I finally found a very early German frame gun last year, and I traded a stock full-sized P320 9mm and $300 cash for it.

It shoots very well, but I'll be honest, I haven't had time to really wring out what load the gun likes best. I've had decent luck with 4.6 grains of Bullseye under a 200-grain Lyman cast SWC, but I've found Sigs REALLY like the H&G 68 bullet profile and I've run out of those. The stainless P220ST in the picture ate 'em all up! :D I either need to get a mould for the H&G 68 or buy some more; it's really a great .45ACP bullet.

The next dream gun evolution in my P220 lusting is one in 10mm. Someday....

 

 

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Thank you.  While I hate the appearance of the H&G 68, I've never met a 45 that didn't love'em.

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This is the mold that I have settled on, all of my 45's love it.  My alloy, checked and lubed weight out at about 250gr. (mine is an older mold) along with a healthy dose of 231, I haven't been able to improve on it at all.

BF

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