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billt

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Yeah, I'm At It Again
« on: March 03, 2010, 02:41:39 PM »












Well, I took the plunge. It's a Kimber 8400 L.A. Police Tactical in .300 Winchester Magnum. Based on the fact I never saw a .300 Win. Mag. I didn't like, this is my next long range project. The base is indeed steel, and in fact a 20 MOA taper. This will fit in just right for my plans to mount a Leupold Mark IV straight 16X 40 MM on it with, more than likely, Leupold Mark IV Rings. I like the 16X because it has a total of 140 MOA of vertical adjustment. The most of any Leupold.

The rifle is beautiful. Trued up bolt face, and glass bedding are just a couple of the features it has over more standard production guns. You can see the thickness change of the base with the 20 MOA taper. Well worth the hard earned coin.





I made the mistake of taking Melanie with me to the shop. She LOVES GUNS! No problem with the Kimber 8400. That was the plan. Then she saw this Kimber Stainless 1911, and this Ruger MK III TALO with the Laser engraved, wrap around grips that she couldn't live without. Needless to say it was an expensive day, but well worth it. We both came home happy.  Bill T.

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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2010, 02:46:33 PM »
Selling one your AKs cheap would help lighten the load. ;D Nice porn, but range reports, particularly on the Ruger, would be appreciated.
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PS Get Melanie to post. We seem to just be getting one side of the story here. ;D

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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2010, 02:58:13 PM »
Lord, Bill, you guys are gonna need another Greenlee....

Any chance if I give you my new Wilson, you guys will adopt me and spoil me rotten?

That way everyone can hate both of us =)
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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2010, 03:45:27 PM »
range reports, particularly on the Ruger, would be appreciated.  FQ13

Next week for sure. I'm anxious to shoot the Ruger too. The only bad thing is Mark II magazines won't work in a Mark III because of the side magazine release. So now I've got to keep magazines segregated between the 2 Mark II's I've got and the Mark III. Isn't "change" wonderful ????   Bill T.

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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2010, 03:54:48 PM »
The grips on that Mark are absolutely beautiful!  Sounds like a very nice day!

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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2010, 04:29:38 PM »
I have to admit I didn't fight too hard about the Kimber Stainless. It's a beautiful pistol. I only have one other 1911 and it's a Colt Gold Cup NRA 1971 Commemorative that I don't want to put a bunch of rounds through. This Kimber will take hardball as well as +P+, so we should be in good shape.  Bill T.

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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2010, 04:53:01 PM »
I feel the need to bring back the "I Hate billt because" thread  >:(

However, with two out of the three being someone else I think we can just say "I hate billt because of Melanie  ;)

Nice shopping trip.
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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2010, 12:08:05 AM »
Next week for sure. I'm anxious to shoot the Ruger too. The only bad thing is Mark II magazines won't work in a Mark III because of the side magazine release. So now I've got to keep magazines segregated between the 2 Mark II's I've got and the Mark III. Isn't "change" wonderful ????   Bill T.

A friend of mine uses two different colors of fingernail polish on the bases of the mags. Helps him distinguish quickly at a glance if they are mixed in his range bag.


Oh yeah, very nice guns to add to your already outstanding collection.......enjoy!!!!!!!
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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2010, 12:57:03 AM »
Finally you get guns that I am allowed to own


nice one mate :)





still hate you though :P
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Re: Yeah, I'm At It Again
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2010, 09:01:57 AM »
WOW!!  Great pick ups Bill.



I made the mistake of taking Melanie with me to the shop.


Yeah right. ;D

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