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This pic isn't of my individual rifle, but is a better representation of the type of rifle I have. Yes, the scratch on the receiver is supposed to be there, it's on every AK-style weapon ever.
Today, I got a new rifle, a Russian Saiga 7.62x39. It's a "sporterized" AK-47 made by Izmash. $378 after sales tax, $349.99 was the sticker price. Not bad for a brand new rifle. It comes with the sling studs imbedded in the stock, a cleaning rod, cleaning kit (jag, brush, some kind of weird poker and a screwdriver) and a little plastic bottle to keep cleaner in or something. It also has the "dovetail" side-mount, all I need to do is buy a base if I want to throw some optics on it, but I probably won't.
An interesting note, this rifle was made at the very same factory as my Mosin-Nagant M91/30 rifle that was made in 1927! They're brothers in arms, heh.
It uses a proprietary magazine design, making it incompatible with regular AK-47 magazines, they are, however, still double-stack. Since I live in New York, I can only legally own magazines that hold 10 rounds or less. Fucking things are expensive, like $30 apiece for a 10 round magazine! Oh well.
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Are you on crack, Strife has some AWESOME voice acting. The Governor is a great example, his tone is perfect and so is his pace. "Give you a hint, when I stop talking to you, you leave." is probably the most perfectly delivered line in all of videogame history.
So, I just found out the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 rifle I got for Christmas is rarer than I originally thought. It is an Izhevsk-made updated Dragoon (an older model updated to the M91/30 specs) dated 1927 with a second date of 1952 (the exact date reads "1927 r /52" (the r stands for the Russian word for God / year). Now, when I first got it, I thought that meant that was when it was refurbished, but it in fact means that it was removed from storage and re-issued, most likely due to rising tensions of the Cold War. Now, when rifles are double-dated, they are commonly marked MO (abbreviation for the Russian words for Ministry of Defense), but mine is NOT marked MO, meaning it was during the rare period when the MO did not exist as it did when it re-issued rifles and marked them.
Taking this into account, the webmaster of 7.62x54r.net]7.62x54r says that, according to his scale of rarity, my rifle rates a 7 or 8 out of 10, instead of the 4 a regular single date updated Izhevsk Dragoon would be or the 6 of an MO double-dated M91/30. Basically this means that the $99 I paid for it was a good deal, I should have been paying at least $150-180 for it. Pretty neat to discover more about the history of my rifle.
NOTE : if any of you US citizens are interested in owning a piece of history from WWII, classicarms.us has some very unique rifles, including K98ks, the rifles used by Nazi Germany.
I snatched one of these from a friend of my dad's for $200. I wanted one because I thought the action was interesting, and it's a great rifle. Was able to get a bunch of surplus ammo, too. Heh, I wonder if mine has an ID tag?
Take off the buttplate and find out. The action is indeed interesting, they are very excellent rifles, and very unique. I find it awesome that they never fired a shot in anger during the entirety of WWII.
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They aren't looked for "exhaustively", those types of dedicated searches cost money. There's plenty of uninhabited woodlands in the USA for a creature such as Bigfoot to survive, thrive and hide. The arguement of "it doesn't exist because we haven't found it" fails. We're finding new creatures all the time, even in places where humans have inhabited for quite a while. Two good examples : the Giant Squid and the Coelacanth (which was already mentioned). One was thought to be a legend of salty sea-dogs who had spent too much time at sea, the other was concluded by scientists to be extinct until some villagers in South Africa were like "we catch them once in a while, they suck, they're no good to eat." and scientists were like "DON'T THROW THEM BACK, WE'LL GIVE YOU MONEY!" "Oh-ho?" Now, I personally have a hard time believing in something like Bigfoot, but it isn't impossible or even illogical, it's just unlikely.
I haven't had time to take a picture of my newest addition to my firearm family, so I'll just steal one from Wikipedia :
I got a Remington Model 1858 New Army made by Pietta. It's a replica of a Civil War era revolver that would have been found in the hands of soldiers that could afford to privately purchase one. The Remington 1858 New Army was LEGENDARY in its accuracy and sheer durability. There are a lot of Remington 1858s that date back to the Civil War that are still capable of being fired!
Now for some data. The Pietta Remington 1858 New Army fires .454 diameter projectiles. With a cylinder change, this 1858 New Army (the steel framed model) can safely fire "Cowboy loads" of .45 Long Colt. It has an 8" barrel and is 14" in over-all length. It weighs 2.75 pounds. My particular pistol came with a slight defect. The plunger pin (the plunger is what seats the projectiles in the chamber) was broken, but Loctite Red 262 fixed that right up! I paid $220 for the pistol from Cabela's. Since it is a blackpowder firearm, it was shipped right to my door with no FFL transfer bullshit. Shipping was free due to a sweet, timely deal on Cabela's. If you are interested in Civil War era firearms, I recommend you check out Cabela's, they have great prices.
lol. I sorta figured that. :P
That is probably right. You know more than I do and I live here. I think that the police in Victoria (SE Australia for those who aren't up on their Aussie Geography) use .38 revolvers as their sidearms.
Tho do you know if that means that you could own a .357 magnum or a Deagle or something like that here? They are apparently very powerful handguns.(I only know about those guns coz I have seen them on the movies.) On account of .357 < .38. Just outta interest.
Actually, .38 caliber pistols are all .35 caliber (an exception being the .38-40, which is actually .40 caliber). They were originally labeled .38 because they were loaded with heeled base lead bullets, which have the same diameter as the outside of the case (which is .38). In the last decade of the 19th/first decade of the 20th century most ammunition transferred over from heeled base bullets to either uniform diameter cast lead bullets or jacketed bullets. These have the inside diameter of the case, which in the case of .38s was .35. The same thing happened with the .44s, which now actually measure .43.
Anyway, the great majority of handguns are anemic compared to a shotgun or rifle. The Desert Eagle is possible the most overrated handgun in existance too. To quote a fellow gun enthusiast, "The Desert Eagle weighs almost as much as a Ruger Mini-14 rifle, yet the Mini-14 is more powerful, more accurate, and has a greater ammunition capacity." If you talk about the Desert Eagle to about any gun hobbyist they will laugh. Especially if you refer to it as a "Deagle," which brands someone as a computer gamer wannabe.
Anyway, back to the .357 Magnum. It is a pretty cool cartridge, but as someone who owns a S&W Model 28 .357, don't expect it to be an earthshaking experience. It is really just a hot .38; which is to be expected, as the .357 is based on a .38 case lengthened by an eighth of an inch and loaded to around 50-75% higher pressure. The nice thing about this is you can shoot .38s out of .357 guns, as they are cheaper and recoil less.
The magnum doesn't kick excessively (which is actually nice) and is pretty accurate. The most notable feature is the muzzle blast, which resembles a centerfire rifle. However, the actual effect on the target isn't close to a shotgun slug or centerfire rifle. Having bought my S&W intending to hunt deer with it, I personally wouldn't try to kill anything deer-sized with the gun outside 30-40 yards.
But anyways, to a new shooter I would not reccomend the .357 as a first gun. It is too expensive to shoot, and even though the recoil is not offensive to someone with a moderate amount of experience it would be distracting to a neophyte. Get a .22 instead to learn the basics (ammunition is about a tenth the cost per round compared to .38s, much less the .357s - plus there is negligible recoil), but if you have a bit of experience and are looking for a second pistol the .357 is a great choice, as it can be loaded with several different power levels of ammunition and is quite versatile.
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Don't sugar coat it. Yes, the Russian military tends to be brutal, I don't think they've had a reputation otherwise. Sending the Russian Army somewhere is like unleashing a natural disaster. A whirlwind of destruction and devastation, rape and plunder. The Russians know how to have a good time.
Somehow, I am pretty sure this has nothing to do with sexism or homophobia, you're reading way too deeply into the actions of a moron. They don't like her probably because they were idiots and did something that raised the ire of the admin in question which in turn pissed them off. It really is no more simpler than they are tools and tools behave like this.
So, my curiosity in D&D was piqued so I decided to check it out. Danarchy was nice enough to help me make a character, a bounty-hunter Ranger named Andros. He even created a special Craft for me (Ammunition)!
Andros comes from a society quite like many Native American societies with a mixture of Japanese culture as well. Though honor is an expected virtue, its interpretation is slightly different when it comes to the professions of warriors, assassins and bounty hunters in that actions that would normally be called dishonorable are allowed because the actions are justified by another strong cultural value of theirs, striving to perform the best as you can at your profession. This means that normally "dirty" tricks are not looked down upon in these trades. Andros was adopted into a slightly well-off middle-class family, granting him a slightly better education in more esoteric arts (in his village) such as basic chemistry, woodcarving and mathematics. Carrying a common war hatchet, a bow he made himself and a pistol (a rare weapon in his region). Though commonly he hunts criminals for a bounty, he may undertake assassinations, spying and other covert operations.
1st-level Human Ranger
STR 10 (+0)
DEX 18 (+4)
CON 16 (+3)
INT 11 (+0)
WIS 13 (+1)
CHA 15 (+2)
AC 16 (10 base, +4 DEX, +2 Armor)
Fort +5 (+2 base, +3 CON)
Ref +6 (+2 base, +4 DEX)
Will +1 (+0 base, +1 WIS)
+5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
1d10 dmg (piercing); X3 Crit
Range 50 ft.
Standard action to reload
Composite Longbow (Ranged)
+5 att (+1 base, +4 DEX)
1d8 dmg (piercing); x3 Crit
Range 110 ft.
+1 att (+1 base, +0 STR)
1d6 dmg (slashing); X3 crit
Awareness +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS); +5 vs. Humans
Bluff* +2 (+2 CHA); +4 vs. Humans
Climb +4 (+4 DEX)
Concentration +3 (+3 CON)
Craft (Ammunition) +4 (4 ranks, INT)
Diplomacy* +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
Gather Information* +6 (2 ranks, +2 CHA, +2 feat)
Handle Animal +4 (2 ranks, +2 CHA)
Heal +3 (2 ranks, +1 WIS)
Jump +0 (STR)
Knowledge (Dungeoneering) +0 (INT)
Knowledge (Geography) +1 (1 rank, INT)
Knowledge (Nature) 1 +1 (1 rank, INT)
Ride +4 (+4 DEX)
Search +4 (2 ranks, +2 feat, INT)
Sense Motive* +1 (+1 WIS); +3 vs. Humans
Stealth +8 (4 ranks, +4 DEX)
Survival +5 (4 ranks, +1 WIS); +7 vs. Humans
Swim +0 (STR)
Use Rope +6 (2 ranks, +4 DEX)
* cross-class skill
Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Firearms) Can use firearms
Investigator +2 to Gather Information and Search
Track Can track using Survival skill
Favored Enemy - Bonus to Damage, Awareness, Bluff, Sense Motive and Survival
Track - Gain Track Feat
Wild Empathy - Make check (d20 + Lvl + Cha) to negotiate with animals and magical beasts
Pistol (smooth-bore single-shot, .50 caliber)
Climbers Kit (+2 Climb)
Traveler's Outfit (1 change)
Flint and Steel
Artisan's Tools (no penalty on craft checks)
Hemp Rope (50 ft.)
Rations (10 Days)
Well if there were guns and they were easily manufactured, then logically every army would have guns. Then it wouldn't be a medieval setting so much as an Age of Reason steampunk one.
Yeah, exactly. EDIT : damnit, forgot to edit this post.
But armies back then had gunners, they were just a specialized type of troop.
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Now I can't decide what I want...