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  1. Not sure if it was an overstock thing or seasonal, but Brownell's had the 1500 actions on sale for a while. Maybe they'll do it again around Black Friday or Christmas. I'll definitely be checking their site...
  2. I'm kicking myself that I don't buy a second action from Brownell's when they were on sale for $230. I was very close to pulling the trigger on one in .223 (for the kids) or .300 Winmag (for me) and keeping it in the safe for a rainy day project.
  3. I went with the 24" heavy barrel because I eventually plan on stretching out to 1000 yards and I figured I'd need all the help I could get.
  4. I'm a huge fan of the Howa 1500. I built a bolt rifle with a 1500 action in .308 and I'm extremely happy with how it came out. It's my first bolt gun and I regularly get sub MOA groups at 100 yards and MOA groups at 200 - 300 yards (would be sub MOA all the time if I was more patient). Here's a target from about an hour ago. I was testing powder loads to see which one I should use when I run out of factory ammo:
  5. I have a 2.5 inch S&W 686 (7 shot) like this one: i mainly shoot 38 Special out of it and i enjoy it. Probably would wear me out a bit if I fired 357 magnums through it all the time.
  6. For what it's worth, I'd recommend looking into Primary Arms scopes. Reviews are very good and they're on cheap/inexpensive spectrum. I didn't have money at the end of my bolt rifle build so I went with a Primary Arms 4-14x44 non-illuminated mil dot scope - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L5IL5X2/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B00L5IL5X2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_p=f52e26da-1287-4616-824b-efc564ff75a4&pf_rd_r=S4QEEBNTWKNRWNZJ8WD4&pd_rd_wg=QVnYv&pf_rd_s=desktop-dp-sims&pf_rd_t=40701&pd_rd_w=uzXSC&pf_rd_i=desktop-dp-sims&pd_rd_r=c6f0492a-dc5f-11e8-a6ec-6327299a9613 Holds zero very well and the glass is very good for the price. Really clear at 300 yards (longest distance at my range). Even a crappy pic from my cellphone behind the scope came out OK:
  7. For what it's worth, I put a cheap ($120) Bushnell scope on my Ruger Mini-14 and I'm very happy with it. https://www.opticsplanet.com/bushnell-ar-optics-3-9x40-riflescope-w-bdc-reticle-matte-black.html Works for me out to 300 yards and hold zero well.
  8. I think the OP would fall into the weekend/armchair category initially (like me and a lot of others).
  9. I think the caliber discussion is a good one. I decided on a .308 for my build, but when I was looking into it I was surprised at how close things were between .223 and .308 at shorter distances: I eventually want to shoot out to 1000 yards, so the performances differences are a bit greater out there: I think I'll eventually build a gun in .223 and one in 300 win mag...just to cover my bases...
  10. Thanks for sharing. I'm definitely interested in a class like that.
  11. I've been reloading for about a year and my process for pistol ammo is: Case prep: - Clean (wet tumble with ss pins) - Air dry (I do batches in advance so to have a surplus, so they dry for several days at least) Load: - Deprime/size - Expand - Charge - Seat/crimp I use a Hornady Lock n Load progressive. I use a case gauge and caliper to measure a few rounds out of each 100 I load. Once the press/dies are setup it's very consistent.
  12. Yeah, RO was on point. He took care of that VERY quickly.
  13. For someone like you (not a big circle of gun friends or contacts with gun clubs, forums, etc) I think a good choice would be to contact a gun shop and talk about putting it (or parts of it) on consignment. http://www.howellgunworks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Jim-Flynns-Truck-Repair-176047689108060/ http://www.davissport.com/index.cfm
  14. Welcome to the forum. From what I understand BCM AR's are really solid, but I don't think you'll get anywhere near the $3000 you have invested when you resell. If someone is going to spend that kind of coin they'll probably buy/build one to their own specs. Maybe part it out?