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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 02-15-2014, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Just a general qustion

My disclaimer, don't get offended, I am only asking. WHY, do folks buy rifles that ammo is very difficult to find or is not being manufactured yet? Rifles that have a recall? Firearms that have plastic internal parts? (Remember the old firearm companies, good stuff. I can remember when I was issued an AR-15 and had to give up the 30 cal carbine, I hated that Matty piece of plastic.)
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Re: Just a general qustion

Hard to find ammo is really no issue to an avid handloader, most any ammo can be made with the correct components. For a one gun guy, a weird caliber is not a good choice.
I an totally with you on some of the plastic, polymer garbage guns being made today. Cheap is their niche in the market, the economy stinks, and guys are buying them. Will they last to hand down to your grandson, probably not.

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I just traded on here for a 257 Roberts.Why? Because I always wanted one, and the fact it is a custom gun, and no other like it. Ammo is hard to find but for me its about ultimately the need to have something a little different. I have already had several people comment on the piece. I did however get it for my daughter because it it a low recoiling gun.
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Re: Just a general qustion

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Hard to find ammo is really no issue to an avid handloader, most any ammo can be made with the correct components. For a one gun guy, a weird caliber is not a good choice.
Right on.

If you do not reload, there are lots of good caliber choices. Most all of them can be found on the shelves of Walmart.

I reload nearly EVERY metallic centerfire round I shoot. My choices of suitable calibers are very wide and varied and what I carry shows it. Many of the obscure or obsolete calibers are some of the VERY BEST for certain jobs. But maybe not for the one gun fellow.

As far as plastic guns.......... there are some OUTSTANDING plastic guns out there and there is some absolute CRAP out there.

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To someone who grew up appreciating the feel of wood on a gunstock, the plain ,hollow black plastic stock is an atrocity even though when it comes right down to it, the plastic is practical, functional, and will stand up to abuse..It just doesn't really appeal as far as being something to look at...You take an old Remington or Winchester out of the gun cabinet and you just want to admire it, as a thing of beauty and craftsmanship, not to mention that "solid" feel....As for "odd" cartridges, there is NO explaining why why some cartridges made it and some didn't. But that still doesn't make them useless or bad choices.Some of those old cartridges were, and still are very good picks for todays hunting applications. Plus they fetch high dollars in the right gun!...I happen to love them!
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The 30TC is a great example.It suppose to be a great round and I want one but it never took off and the ammo was sky high and never could be found before all ammo became hard to find and expensive.Is T/C still chamberin rifles in this cal or did S/W pull the plug on this too?
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They don't have it listed on their website.
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WHY, do folks buy rifles that ammo is very difficult to find or is not being manufactured yet?
To answer this question, I've always liked cartridges that weren't vanilla. Most probably aren't any better than more popular offerings, but some are.
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50 years of handloading has provided me with the ability to buy whatever center fire firearm that appealed to me, knowing the ammo could be made....I load for over a hundred different metallic cartridges now and enjoy that as much as I do shooting the old timers chambered for ammo long gone...

It's been a very rewarding pastime...
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For the same reason folks cut their hair a bit differently, women paint their nails differently, guys customize their rides, and we decorate our houses differently - because we can and because we want to be individuals and not robots. Life would be pretty boring otherwise. Now if I can just find some 303 Savage brass laying around somewhere.....

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