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  1. @NJSigfan check your inbox. I just sent you a message about a Vortex 6-24x50 that I'm looking to find a new home for
  2. I could be wrong but I thought that NJ didnt consider rivets alone as "permanently" blocked since they can be relatively easy to remove or break
  3. Scratching my head at the 1:12 twist. I guess FN has something against heavy bullets? That having been said, I still want to see pictures, because "gun porn"
  4. I have a similar Leupold scope that I've got mounted to my AR using an American Defense Recon QD mount. It puts the reticle at the perfect height (for me anyway). I've taken the scope on and off several times and have never seen any scratches https://www.primaryarms.com/american-defense-recon-scope-mount-30mm-ad-recon-30
  5. The .223 RPR also takes AICS pattern mags but Ruger gives you the polymer version for that rifle (they probably give you the same mags for the .223 Scout as well I imagine). Speaking of which, that would also be a great option for the OP if he wants to just dip his toe into the .223 precision gun world. As of a few months ago, CDNN was practically giving away the last of the Gen 2 (keymod) .223 RPRs for around $800. That's a great option since it can handle .223 and 5.56 according to Ruger and there is a ton of aftermarket support
  6. The Ruger Scout takes AICS pattern single stack magazines which are a real pain for .308 due to the length. The saving grace for the .308 version is that you can use Magpul poly AICS mags. The AICS mags for .223 are actually the same .308 magazines with an insert fitted inside the frame to hold the smaller cartridge and are very expensive for what they are (around $70/per mag). MDT is now making polymer AICS mags in .223 which are significantly less expensive - I just bought a few recently and haven't tried them out though.
  7. +1 on the Mossberg MVP Patrol being somewhat of a clunker. I tried one out when I was looking for a "practical" type .223/5.56 bolt action and hated every minute with that gun. The overall quality has a relatively flimsy feel to it and the action itself leaves a lot to be desired. I never tried out the .223 Ruger Scout but I did have the .308 Scout for about awhile until I sold it recently. The quality of the Ruger is what you'd expect from Ruger but it was a beast in terms of weight. I could never get used to the long-eye relief scope on the scout mount, so I ended up dropping another $100 or so to replace that with a full length rail and a standard mounted 1-6x. To the OP, spend some time figuring out exactly what you want to do with the rifle before you dive in. If you just want to plink out to 200 yards or so and not spend too much money (and be able to shoot .223 and 5.56) then the Mossberg or Ruger may be the right option for you, but I would try out both before you buy. Otherwise, If you want to keep the AR ergonomics (and be able to shoot .223 and 5.56) then maybe consider the idea of building or buying a straight-pull version with a .223 Wylde chamber. Just an idea for you to consider: https://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/2014/09/29/potd-ar-15-inspired-cousins-across-pond/
  8. If you're dead-set on buying a factory .223 precision bolt gun, then I'd go with a Ruger Precision. CDNN has them for $849.00 right now: https://www.cdnnsports.com/rugerr-precision-rifle-556-hybrid-mb-gen-2.html?___SID=U#.W80dNRNKjUI These are excellent guns and you can easily upgrade them since there's a lot of aftermarket support. Oh, and you'd have the option of shooting .233 or 5.56 out of it.
  9. Your best bet is to do a custom build with a .223 Wylde chamber or purchasing a Ruger Precision Rifle in .223 since they (Ruger) state that the chamber can handle 5.56 rounds. You could also do a Ruger scout in 223 as well I went the RPR path originally but ended up selling it to fund a custom build using a Bartlein barrel that was chambered for 223 Wylde. The big question to ask yourself is why choose the Wylde chambering because its really a compromise chambering between 223 and 5.56. If you're wanting to do straight precision work, then I'd go 223. If you want to build a "practical" gun that can shoot both, then consider the Wylde
  10. You have to hand it to the RO with how fast he took control of the guy's hand and showed them the door
  11. As others have said, your best bet is to either a) lower your prices significantly as suggested and part it out or b) put it on consignment at a shop that gets a good amount of traffic through it such as Howell Gun Works. You're going to take a bit of a financial hit either way based upon how saturated the market is right now. It basically depends on how much time and effort you want to spend actively managing your listing vs. giving putting it on consignment and waiting passively (for the most part) for it to sell.
  12. Add another vote for Dashlane. I've been using it for awhile and it really does make the whole password management process much easier, plus you can set an emergency contact in case someone else needs to get into your accounts for any reason.
  13. Definitely start with checking the optics mount first like Bob said. If that's not the problem then I'd maybe take the handguard off and check to see if the barrel nut may becoming loose
  14. Amazon will ship ammo cans and organizers with zero issues. EDIT: I obviously failed my reading comprehension test today by not seeing the big "WALMART" in the title
  15. I saw in the picture that it looks like you're using a bipod on a table - try swapping the bipod out with a sandbag or shooting bag and see if that helps tighten the group up a little by helping you to control the "bounce" a little. I normally don't use a bipod unless I'm shooting prone. If I'm shooting from a bench I use a front and rear bag combo. Keep it up though, the more you practice (and focus on the fundamentals) the more you'll improve.