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Good Deal on Magpul China Doll Lower

Remember these? When Magpul gave out and sold a few of these AR lowers and for some reason people went nuts over them?

The Cult of Magpul at that time was pretty nuts. I had thought most of that had faded away but apparently not Some first class retardate paid $8,000 for this one. Guess it was on his bucket list and he though he was gonna die from Covid-19 or something.

You are getting close to machine gun money right there. “More money than something something..”

The Model 70 Classic Sporter

After years of selling the post 64 push feed action Model 70 Winchester caved to buyer demand and brought back a version of the Pre 64 controlled round feed action and called it the “classic”. With the new action they also brought out a new stock design with it. The stock was not a “California style” nightmare that was so popular at the time, but something understated. Less is more was the thinking. It was also properly designed to use optics rather than iron sights. The gun and stock was an instant hit.

The gun pictures was made in 1999-2000 and is one of the classic sporters. In 30-06 with a walnut stock and the pre-64 style action with claw extractor. It has seen a lot of use over the last 20 ish years hunting deer.

You can see that Winchster ( USRAC) did their best to get it right when they brought these back out.

Unlike Remington BDL Custom Deluxe rifles of the same time, the Classic Sporter has great lines and does not have the California style abomination stock. Understated and as elegant as a mass produced gun maker could get at the time. And it is pretty nice.

The optic is one of the Redfields made in the first year after Leupold bought the company. It is basically a VX-1 with the Redfield name on it.

The gun belongs to a good friend. He bought it from me when I worked at a gun store at the time. Unlike most gun counter morons I set him up right. I have no idea why he likes to use such high rings though. I mounted the bases, rings and optic for him and adjusted the trigger to a nice 3 pounds. One of the best parts of the Model 70s are their easy to adjust excellent triggers.

Steinel Ammunition Premium 9mm Defensive Load

Twinsburg, Ohio (March 2020) – Steinel Ammunition, a premium manufacturer of self-defense, hunting, and target ammunition, has launched its first-of-its-kind premium defensive ammo for the 9mm with the 9mm 124gr. Subcompact Carry Solid Copper Hollow Point (SCHP).

“This 9mm Subcompact Carry round is our first mainstream round we’ve added to our product line-up,” Andy Steinel, president of Steinel Ammunition, explained. “Although we have come to be known for our premium MILSurp rounds, we figured, even though we all love to go to the range and shoot these amazing classic firearms, we also carry defensive firearms every day. So why shouldn’t we have the same quality ammunition in our EDC as we do in our fine military collectibles?”

The Steinel 9mm Subcompact Carry load is perfectly suitable for any 9mm, regardless of barrel length, but its performance is optimized for the shorter, subcompact and compact-sized pistols. Taking the standard “cup and core” jacketed hollow point typically used in 9mm rounds for decades, Steinel Ammunition added modern CNC and EDM technology to produce their premium SCHP bullet.

Steinel Ammunition’s 9mm Subcompact Carry bullets combine premium components such as Maker Solid Copper Hollow Point bullets, new Starline nickel-plated casings, Hodgdon powder, and CCI’s primers. The bullets expand to a diameter of 0.706” when fired from a 3” barrel at 960 FPS. Fired from a 4.7” barrel, the bullet expanded to a diameter of .857” with 1,050 FPS velocity.

Steinel Ammunition’s new 9mm 124 gr. Subcompact Carry SCHP round is available online for $19.99 for a box of 20 rounds.

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