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Urban Mountain Man
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I'm not really sure how many of you are comfortable enough behind
guns to really get some jollies not based on just the awe and shock
of pulling the trigger on something that tends to move on its own
once you have done such a thing.

I assure ya, there is a place in the experience of man where firepower, design
and shooter all meet at a magical place.

Lesse-- I offer the following as "Top That Moments"

I bought a stock used TT-33. Thought it would be as rough as sandpaper,
mass produced hunk of steel with kinda ordinary looks.

Welp, I was in the car. I bought the thing in the box because I wanted it
and I could get it refurbed by the Russkies for peanuts.

I cocked the gun and it made very precise, smooth as silk clicks.
I took it to the range. Hit high. Filed the sights carefully for 3 visits
ta the range and , oh 72 shots. Durned thing is a sleek, slim, silky tack driver
and everytime I pull the trigger, Boys, I'm ready ta brag 'cause I KNOW I'm going ta make a fantastic shot-- even to 50, even to 75 yards!!!



Ok, more-- bought a cz82. Loaded it and BLAMMMM! The action was soooo
siiiilky the round went off waaaay beforeI was ready. You may never own
a Rolex or drive a Rolls Royce, but shoot one of these and you have shot
a Masterpiece. I simply cannot express the quality.


OK- more? Bought a M44 for 50 bucks. A spam can of blammo for it-440 rounds- for $40 bucks. The KICK is Legendary as is the fireball out the muzzle at dusk. Moved front sight with a pair of needle nosed pliers and the durned
thing shoots where ya point it. Oh, few INCHES here and there from 50 to 200 yards due to ballistics, but forget the uber sniper rifles. 50 bucks. No scope.

Well, I could go on and I'm gonna.....but TOP THAT!

Anyone? :)
 

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Great shooting, man! I have yet to shoot with a scope and admire good shots with iron sights.

Can you enlighten me as to what a TT-33 is? Better yet--do you have a picture?

HippieSurvivalist
 

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found a yugo sks in the junk gun barrel at a surplus store for $99 the tag on it said will not fire semiauto period! sold as is, the guy at the counter told me it was returned a few months ago buy a fellow saying it would not fire or feed ammo. i bought it and some parts along with winchester white box ammo, took it to range and just for fun loaded it and and pulled the trigger the gun fired every round without a problem, never needed anything done to it, might not top anything but not a bad deal ya think.
 

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Why sure. The tt33 was the standard firearm of the soviets during ww2.
Replaced by the CZ52 and then by the CZ82.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT-33

Anyhoo, the Soviet empire collapsed in the 80's and many Soviet
weapons came on the market as surplus, as Russia joined NATO and
hence the Soviet bloc calibers were rendered obsolete.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TT-33

CZ's, Mosin Nagants 38's, 44's and 91/30's and Nagant revolvers flooded the
surplus market and could be picked up for pennies. Ammo was produced my multiple
countries and of recent and quality manufacture for a nickle to a dime a round for
both pistols and rifles.

Eventually, the world demanded that the vast surpluses be destroyed, but not
before the bonanza hit the States.

And , Brother, these are far, far better weapons than you might expect given the
US baloney on how the Soviets were behind us in industry and know how.


:)
 

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Ahh, the SKS. I bought one for 159 skins. new. Heavy and
kinda ugly, but a swiss watch compared to the AK's.

Used by some, but the small magazine and expensive milling makes it a step child.

Ya gotta get one of these things. Not as good a weapon for serious work as the
high cap and indestructible AK, but a cheapie DELIGHT!
 

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I'm trying to figure out what you're asking people to top...buying guns? shooting them? shooting them with average accuracy? what exactly?

--Wintermute
 

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Welp

*Gad, forgive this mess of a post. The long hours at work seem to have made me
a bit rambly in my thinking. After pulling six 12 hour shifts in a row, my mind
was turning to going to the range to unwind a bit and my tired mind
just had to babble something about how much I enjoy my time shooting
for recreation. I have had some of my most profound moments at a shooting range-
moments when I gained the self awareness of being at peace and outside
of my busy mind, moments of astonishment and wonder because of the
genius that went into a gun's design. Moments of thoughtful imagining and
understanding as I shoot real examples of historical ww1 and ww2 weapons.
Moments of pride at my own performance, moments of playfulness as we
get to just plinking like kids at a small, difficult to hit bit of clay pigeon.
Moments of insight as I develop my own tweaks and improvements
to my guns. Moments of sadness as I realize how easy it is to damage
or break even a steel slab like a gun. That kinda thing*

Well, I guess that kinda what I was asking about-- peak moments--.




Anyhoo---
The question is all about peak moments at the range..

Anyone?
 

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Local gun store had a Remington 870 20 guage that some genius had spray painted camo ("so the deer would see it"). The gun only had one owner. I picked it up for $50. It took me about an hour to remove the spray paint and the gun is as good as new. It's my favorite skeet gun.
 

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Welcome back Gent, its good to see you hanging around here again.
 

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Why

That's mighty nice of you Thanks!

Pausing a bit from my never ending struggle to survive enough
to pen a few words.

Should hear about a new job opportunity today or tomorrow.
If I get the job, it will mean about an 18k / year raise due
to its retirement benefit. (what it would cost me to save for the
pay out),

Studied every spare minute for 2 years. If not this offer, there
will be others.

:)
 

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found a yugo sks in the junk gun barrel at a surplus store for $99 the tag on it said will not fire semiauto period! sold as is, the guy at the counter told me it was returned a few months ago buy a fellow saying it would not fire or feed ammo. i bought it and some parts along with winchester white box ammo, took it to range and just for fun loaded it and and pulled the trigger the gun fired every round without a problem, never needed anything done to it, might not top anything but not a bad deal ya think.
Yugo sks not firing semi auto = gap in operator head spacing.

someone didn't understand the gas block for the grenade launcher, you got a deal.
 
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