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Tuesday, 11 May 2021

Truth In Advertising

 


What's his name? Larry? I watch MAC from time to time and generally approve of the content. All the gunnies should keep half an eye on this channel. Larry regularly gets in supreme chit because he is flat out honest in his reviews. If he has a negative experience with a gun, he vlogs about it and presents it with no thought spared for the manufacturer's feelings. He ticks off a lot of fanboys off too when he does that. I look at him more as an industry watchdog than anything else - although he has started dabbling in antiques and curios which is always a treat. Here, he raises some questions about the SCAR rifles. I have no experience with them but I have heard conflicting reports about them - some from the squaddies who got into the brown stuff with them. I am reserving my own opinion for now.

I have never had much luck with gas guns. My M1A will go sub-MOA from time to time but generally it turns in groups around 1.2" at 100m. My AR15 was the same even with the match barrel trigger and barrel. But the guys on the M14 forum and at ARF.com will show off their guns being all out tack drivers. Who knows how that works. I wish I did.

It's important to keep things in perspective though: at 1.5" MOA... at 800 yards that translates into 12" groups. That is well within 'minute of raghead', at the very edge of the .308's performance curve. In military terms, if you do your part - you'll hit what your aiming at. 

If you are going to have this discussion, I say it is best done in front of a campfire, with good men, a fine drink, and a fine cigar.

Have a great Tuesday!


4 comments:

  1. Long years ago, I shot an M1A in high power rifle competition. It LOVED 155 grain Palma match bullets on top of BLC2. It shot way better than I could. I miss those days....

    I had a buddy loan me all his reloading gear back then. He had moved down from Chicago for a job, and we met there. He taught me a lot. I have been fortunate to meet a few good men in my day.

    That's why I come here... ;)

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    1. I asked Larry in the comments if maybe the barrel had been shot out on it, and he said that there were none of the scratches or dings that you will see on high mileage guns. We started talking about the M1A and some pinhead piped up and said that the M1A was overpriced junk capable of 4 MOA tops. There is always one in every crowd, HAR HAR HAR!!! Ive only shot the Hornady match HPBTs in mine and never really taken the time to wring it out. I can get 1.2 out of mine... but might be able to tighten that up a bit with top notch Lapua or other premium match bullets. The Hornadys were cheap practice bullets and was good enough for screwing around and playing at the range. I will have to jump on that one of these days...

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  2. I'm at a complete loss with most of this. I'm not much of a rifleman. Everything beyond a .22 and an empty Campbell's soup can is above my pay grade.

    The video is entertaining to watch, and I'm glad you posted it.

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    1. The way things are going Jack... it might be a good time to jump on that. I am no rifleman either, but if things ever got nasty, I am fairly confident I can hit what I am aiming at. Any good service rifle will do, you don't have to spend tons of money to get reasonably proficient.

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