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re: Electrical help - bapple
[quote]Blowed fuse. [/quote] Did you blow a fuse or trip a breaker? The answer to this question can also give us an idea of the age of your home. I haven’t seen a single home use fuses since before I was born (and I’m 30). The easiest way to figure out the wiring situation is to get up in the ...
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re: Looking to buy a home defense rifle - bapple
[quote]The suppressor hides muzzle flash, which helps with the homeowners maintaing a cleaner sight picture[/quote] I actually didn’t even think of this point. I can’t say I disagree! This would be the same reason I’m not a fan of compensating a defensive handgun - the flash would be blinding in ...
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re: Barnes VOR-TX Ammo - bapple
My dad has been hunting deer his entire life and has not been more impressed with ammo than he has with Barnes. He loads Barnes TTSX himself but it’s the same bullet used in those factory rounds. Weight retention is good with an all-copper bullet and it being longer means it engages the rifling for ...
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re: Looking to buy a home defense rifle - bapple
[quote] I do know about that, but I don't know how well it would apply to all my sleeping loved ones woken by the sound. [/quote] You wouldn’t want your loved ones to be aware of an intruder in the house? I get the sentiment of not wanting to startle them or damage their ears but I would think th...
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re: Looking to buy a home defense rifle - bapple
[quote]I would worry about the ear-piercing sound of 556 in a house if it ever came down to it, but in a do or die situation I guess you have to make some sacrifices. [/quote] Read up on auditory exclusion. You likely won’t even hear the rifle go off. Your ear drums will still register the sound ...
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re: Used a green light for the first time. *Pics added* - bapple
Something like this would probably do although I’d get a better mount for it: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N2PC8IN/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_kvFXDb1F40FMD EDIT: Also note that if you want longer battery life, you can use two CR123 batteries in series instead of the rechargeable one that comes with ...
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re: Used a green light for the first time. *Pics added* - bapple
I’ve been a big proponent of green spotlights over spending a ton of money on an NV optic. You have to spend serious coin to get a good one, you have to put your eye right up on the eyepiece, the zoom is typically a digital zoom, and the bulky optic adds weight and height to a rifle that doesn’t nee...
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re: New setup .270 looking for ammo advice. - bapple
[quote]I don’t believe in muzzle breaks. Especially on calibers that don’t really kick that bad.[/quote] I think it comes down to what you like more - your shoulder or your ear drums? :lol: but if you’re like me you’ll either have ear buds in your ears or ear muffs on to dampen the sound. ...
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re: Solid Copper Ammunition - bapple
Another vote for Barnes. My dad has hunted deer his entire life and has never been more impressed with a bullet than when he loaded some Barnes TTSX. He said the blood trails have always been good if the animal even manages to run off. In most scenarios they should be DRT. ...
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re: Advice on first hunting rifle - bapple
[quote]223, .308, 30-06, 6.5 creedmore, are all good deer rounds. [/quote] This isn’t true. The .223 is considerably less effective on deer compared to the other ones you list here. It shoots a much smaller bullet that is harder on the meat and has a lesser chance of an exit wound which makes blo...
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re: Best value pistol for home defense - bapple
“Packs more of a punch” implied to me that he was referring to muzzle energy and terminal performance, not felt recoil. There isn’t a whole lot of difference between the two when you choose quality self defense ammo. Plus, if you can hit three times with a 9mm faster than twice with a 40 you’re actu...
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re: Best value pistol for home defense - bapple
[quote]Glock .40 is my second favorite, and packs more of a punch. [/quote] Agree with your first point of suggesting a full sized 9mm but this statement isn't true. Using quality hollow-point ammunition, 9mm, 40, and 45 pretty much do the same thing. One is light and fast, one is heavy and slow...
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re: Best value pistol for home defense - bapple
Surprised TigerOnTheHill was the only one to outright mention that the OP should get a full sized handgun. If you are not purposely trying to dress around concealing and carrying a handgun, there is no reason to get something smaller than a full sized handgun. This means a minimum 4” barrel and ...
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re: What is your shotgun pellet preference for self defense? - bapple
[quote] I wouldn’t have wanted to get up and fight someone after I was shot[/quote] This is what I would consider a “psychological stop” in a self defense scenario. Do not depend on a psychological stop if your threat is on hard drugs. A physical stop is likely needed and buckshot will accomplish...
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re: Just bought a Sig P320....ammo rec - bapple
Range ammo - anything that isn’t steel-cased. Doesn’t really matter. Self defense - Speer Gold Dot or Federal HST...
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re: What is your shotgun pellet preference for self defense? - bapple
Holy thread revival indeed. And yes I agree with other posters who have stated that a racking of a firearm will likely not deter a criminal if they’ve already chosen to come into your house....
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re: What age did you introduce your kid to deer rifles? - bapple
6.5 Grendel would be great if you have the money for ammo. Honestly anything in a semi auto should be easier on the shoulder since a lot of the energy is transferred through the moving bolt. If you go with a 223 AR, the old adage of “223 for deer” may come up so just choose good ammo. If not, ge...
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re: I'm looking for 3 scope recommendations - bapple
You can connect at 300 yards with a 2-7x or 3-9x. And I guess your “mid range” would be like a 1-4X. Agreed with others that Nikon, Vortex, and Leupold have good offerings. If you’re willing to spend a bit more, Meopta makes some very good scopes. For red dots, get an Aimpoint Micro or a Trijico...
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re: I'm looking for 3 scope recommendations - bapple
I’m sure you realize that a long range scope for a 16” AR is a bit of a waste. But since you specified I’m sure you know that. What brand of rifle are we talking? I usually like the price of the glass to reflect the price of the rig. For example, my Aero Precision 308 wears a Leupold VX3. [i...
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re: Help me buy my first handgun - bapple
If you live in the Baton Rouge area I’d be happy to let you test out a few of the full sized 9mms I own. Most of them range from $350-$500 which is reasonably-priced for something you want to stake your life on. Don’t cheap out on this purchase - the gun will outlive you and you may need it to s...
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