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Carothers and Guns

Discussion in 'Carothers Performance Knives' started by jus_gus, Mar 1, 2018.

  1. jus_gus

    jus_gus Gold Member Gold Member

    Aug 30, 2011
    Congrats Mat! That’s a Badmotherfucker!
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  2. Pàdruig

    Pàdruig Live and Let Die Platinum Member

    Dec 1, 2016
  3. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thank you Gus. I reckon that I have been slowly building up a decent collection. I luv these Americana icons and I feel very fortunate to live in country that affords me the rights to own guns :)
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  4. Daverous

    Daverous StabosauROUS Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 31, 2018
    Od overload?
  5. cold one

    cold one Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 23, 2009
    Couple new defensive tools.
  6. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Almost getting there:


    Added the Blue Force Gear sling, a decent cheek pad with insert risers by Tourbon (didn't wanna drill my stock for the fancier kydex varieties), got my Burris scout scope in today and chose QD rings for it instead of the screw in types. Surprised that the scope didn't come with any lens covers but I'll go with the Vortex flip ups anyway. Then some bits and pieces, tools from Sadlak Industries and then done & done!

    At first, I was kinda bummed that I didn't go *AR platform for my first rifle but after just spending time with this M1A, absorbing as much as I can online and reading the manual, I have come to really appreciate the marvel of this tried and tested albeit old design based on the Garand and then the M14. Granted that the Springfield Armory M1A is probably like a the Fallkniven or dare I say the BRKT of the M1As (the cast receivers vs the forged ones argument) but I could not afford the CPKs of this model in good conscious (I'll buy almost anything from Nathan & Jo, but that is because they Arte Nathan & Jo!... But I will draw the line at a frakking neck knife, LOL :D). Sadly, it will be a while before I can zero anything on this rifle but at least I own one :p

    ETA *AR platforms: the Cali ones are very much neutered and do not merit the price IMHO which we will have to pay and then living with 2 more steps in the mag change process all with the limited mag capacity of 10 rds for the .223 Rem / 5.56 NATO round!
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  7. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    I am very jelly.
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  8. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Thank you Swarthy... I forgot, are you in the U.S or in Canada?!
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  9. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    The people’s republic of... Maryland ;(
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  10. Casinostocks

    Casinostocks Factotum Gold Member

    Mar 20, 2016
    Hmm! The individual state (gun) laws are all very interesting, I'll say that much. As you know I am in CA which has one of the most restrictive regulations, yet the M1A variants are legal as long as they don't have flash suppressors or any suppressors. That said, these can be more lethal in the wrong hands as opposed to most CA compliant ARs.

    I could have easily gone with the Tikka T3 CTR too but couldn't find one at a decent price. I wonder if that one is also prohibited in MD? Bolt action ones are more accurate anyway than the semi types and I think that the Tikka T3 can be set up as a sub MOA rifle.
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  11. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    With good hand loads Tikka's will shoot 1/2 MOA if the nut behind the trigger pays attention to what they're doing. :D
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  12. SwarthyGnome

    SwarthyGnome Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 1, 2018
    Bolt actions aren’t banned in MD.
    If it was simply throwing 308 down range, of which my most reasonable range is indoor 25 yards, my brother has a bolt action in 308 and a Scar heavy.
    Think about that. They banned the M1A and not the Scar.
  13. bluemax_1

    bluemax_1 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 17, 2014
  14. JJ_Colt45

    JJ_Colt45 Gold Member Gold Member

    Sep 11, 2014
    The people that want to ban guns probably would have no idea what a SCAR is. And if we're being honest may be the only reason for that.
  15. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    I shot a 72 in Sporting Clays today!!!! Stoked! What a great day with family and friends!


  16. Nathan the Machinist

    Nathan the Machinist KnifeMaker / Machinist / Evil Genius Moderator Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Feb 13, 2007
    ^ neato
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  17. Big DJ

    Big DJ Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 29, 2013
    Sporting clays is great fun and great practice for hunting winged creatures.
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  18. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Ironically I shoot ducks a heck of a lot better than I shoot Clay's usually. The best part about Clay's though if you don't have to get all muddy and wet and freezing cold and set up decoys haha.
  19. fonedork

    fonedork Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Jul 7, 2011
    Haha, I've only done sporting clays in the woods before. Are those your stations staggered up along that pic throughout the desert there?
  20. ErocSD

    ErocSD Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 21, 2019
    Ya there's 12 to 13 stations they scatter up the hill to the right. There is a bit of foliage and some scattered trees but its pretty much wide open desert with light brush. I can post more pictures when I get home, if it helps. Great course and cool rod & gun club.

    It makes for a fun day, shooting in the trees must be harder i imagine with the branches. I'd love to try it though, I'm sunburned from the sun so the shade would be nice haha.
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