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Everything posted by MtnMike

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  2. Heading to Nashville tomorrow to see Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Samantha Fish at the old Ryman Auditorium. So, I'll be enjoying dosing on a steady diet of their rocking blues guitar today to get in the mood. I've seen Samantha Fish live before - in 100 degrees on a Saturday afternoon in WI - that little lady brings it to the stage. Check her out if you get the chance.
  3. If you get or build something with a quality barrel, either caliber will easily make shots in that range. It is my understanding that the 6.5 Creedmoor's main advantage is a flatter trajectory beyond 300 yds. I personally went with .308 for the increased availability and lower cost of ammo. I have 2 different 16" barrel 308 AR rifles. Using a bench and a shooting sled, one will shoot 2.5" groups at 250 yds and the other sub 2" at 250 yards. The main limiting factor is me. Interestingly (to me anyway) is the two guns like very different ammo. One likes 150g, the other 178g. I believe most Creedmoor loads use a lighter bullet still. But I also know my old Remington .270 Win. bolt gun, using 130g rounds has always been more than adequate for taking whitetails. My only advice - is make sure you have a good quality barrel.
  4. Still looking at those, primarily for hunting application. Need to be able to hear - while still having hearing protection. ((Confess I went cheap out of the gate with some Walkers Razor Slim Shooting muffs (only $34, with free shipping after applying some discount points)). Hard to find the Pro Ears Stealth 28 htbt in stock with any of the places that I normally buy from. Was thinking about going with the Stealth 28ht (without the blue tooth). I can get those for $100 cheaper than the retail price of the 28htbt. Appears to be the same tech for noise suppression and amplification. Was curious as to your experience with the 28htbt in windy conditions? I did see some reviews that indicated that could be an issue. I also worry about ear canal fit and retention, but know that will be entirely based on each individual's anatomy. I figure I'll walk around the woods a bit with the Walkers and see how they do. But I would like to have a more hat friendly option.
  5. Finally got the time to install the MBT2, and the 5VX-HD 3-15x56 for this ridiculously expensive bitch. Hope to get to the range in the next week or two to pop her cherry and start dialing her in.
  6. How did you like these rail covers? Been considering getting a set or two. That floating hand guard can get mighty cold when hunting. Also wondering your thoughts were as to adequacy of coverage of one 6-pack of covers.
  7. Thanks for the input fellas. Easier to part with the $, when I can get some real input. Like the concept of the omnidirectional microphones (so you can tell where the sound is coming from) for hunting. Deer season in VA ended yesterday, which is latest of where I can hunt. Got some major mods on a few guns to do before next season - mainly optic upgrades on four different guns. But I also plan to replace a trigger on the DD, and put a lighter muzzle brake on the Wyndham. So I anticipate a fair amount of time at the range over the coming months. I'll try to get the new ears before that phase kicks in.
  8. Curious if anyone has any experience using any of the electronic muffs or plugs for hunting. I tend to carry basic plugs and intend to put them in before I shoot. But time does not always allow. Trying to keep the hearing I have left. But need to hear what's moving around.
  9. For pocket carry, I still prefer my old Sig single-action P-938 in an Alabama holster. Great shooting tiny gun. Downside is only 6+1 w/ flush mag. But I am damn confident those 7 rounds will hit where intended. I prefer to carry the 365xl IWB. Very slim and comfortable in a Vedder holster than accommodates my grandpa sight. The xl is 12+1 with flush mag.
  10. My wife has been very happy with her Springfield Hellcat, (after I added a Hogue beaver-tail grip sleeve for about $15). Before that she thought it was a bit "flippy" and was angling for one of my similarly gripped Sigs, a P365 XL. As has been previously noted, the key is finding something she feels comfortable shooting. In my wife's case, she got to try at least a half dozen different pistols before deciding on her EDC. She also liked a Canik, which is one of my son-in-law's handguns, but I don't recall the model. I will say that the Hellcat has proven to be the most reliable semi-auto 9 I've ever owned, including several Sigs and a Browning Hi-Power. Zero failures with a couple thousand rounds through it. We believe in regular practice.
  11. @Rsquared I probably enjoyed that more than I should have 🙉
  12. Wondered if any other fellas had adopted this practice. Almost every year, I wrap one or more toy under the Christmas tree as a gift from my wife to myself. Seems to go over better than just walking into the house with it to face the inevitable ?s - "how much did that cost?" - "What happened to watching our spending?" Anyway, for me, this year its a CVA Optima muzzle-loader and a Leupold VX-6-HD 2x12-42 Firedot. (Both were amazing bargains by the way! 🤑
  13. My son-in-law, who is in LE, got me hooked on Fenix products. He has to use his light all the time to find evidence in the weeds at night. He made the mistake of leaving his EDC flashlight at the house one day, and my wife (and I) quickly developed flashlight envy. They sell a variety of very high quality lights. I currently use the PD-36 3000 lumen one, which doubles as a gun light using a simple rail mount. I like it enough that I got the wife a PD 40 for Xmas.From my personal experience, the PD36 is plenty bright to easily use with a decent scope (2 Leupolds and a Vortex) out past 75 yards. I don't like coyotes creeping around my lake cabin. PD 36 is about $100 rail mount is $20
  14. Curious has to how you like the feel, balance and the minimalist stock. I know when I added a couple of more ounces to the end of my 16" barrel, it felt a lot different. So I'm switching to a lighter brake, and maybe a lighter scope after hunting season.
  15. Good job my friend. No kidding about the price of meat. I've got 2 in the freezer and I'm currently processing a 3rd. Planning on making jerky out of the hams on this one so I still have room in the freezer for more. Plan to get back into the woods the day after Thanksgiving. With the way the current technocrats are f-ing up the food and other supply chains, self-sufficiency is a helluva more valuable than cryptocurrency.
  16. @unforgivenLove my Spotify as well. If you like rock/blues guitar, Samantha Fish and Larry McCray are a couple of my latest favorites.
  17. I have the Aliengear Shapeshifter IWB for a Springfield Hellcat that was my EDC for awhile. Not sure what generation of the Holster, probably purchased 5 years ago. Worked just fine and no complaints. Recall it being designed to be fairly easily adjustable for cant and waistline height. The neoprene backing could get a little slimey if you were having a sweaty day - but all-in-all a good rig. Do make sure all your hardware is screwed down and tightened on a regular basis. They can work themselves loose. Nowadays, I carry a Sig 365xl in a leather Vedder IWB with a kydex shell to accommodate the Holosun red dot optic. Seems slimmer and more comfortable to me. Sometimes I forget I am wearing it until I take my jacket off and someone comments about the gun ....
  18. Windham has an interesting history. Without fact checking (which means relying on my memory) my recollection is that they were the original Bushmaster folks. Founders sold the Bushmaster name and company to Remington and had a non-compete agreement for 5 years or so. After Remington more or less ran Bushmaster into the ground, Windham restarted the old company, re-hiring the best employees and starting with a clean slate and a lot of know how. Make a very good gun for the money IMHO. Very helpful folks if you ever have any questions or concerns regarding their products.
  19. pulled out the Windham, and I was mistaken. While the receiver exterior is milled at an angle and somewhat resembles an AR10 pattern. It’s actually rounded-so DPMS.
  20. I believe some (if not all) of Windham Weaponry’s .308s are of the AR10 pattern. You can always ask them. Their Customer Service is golden.
  21. MtnMike


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  22. Learned something new today. Never knew there was a Continental marines before the US Marines. Always a pleasure at my age. Thanks! @unforgiven
  23. While I do own a couple of Vortex scopes, I'm a Leupold fan for larger caliber rifles, like the .308. Excellent clarity,tough as nails, and usually better eye relief at a lower weight than the competition. Also made in the US and excellent warranty and customer service in the unlikely event you need it.
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