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Check out the Turkish semi auto AR style/Bullpup shotguns. Magazine fed and always reliable even with 100rd cheap Walmart bulk box birdshot. My Saiga won't even consider cycling that shit even with the lighter recoil spring.
Birdshot is not for self defense
 

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Yes I have already watched those videos and the kind of birdshot he recomends is turkey load "so almost buckshot"
of course birdshot point blank is lethal and better than nothing
 

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Birdshot is not for self defense
@RickGozinya can correct me if I am wrong but I think his point in mentioning that was just to emphasize the reliability of that model of shotgun. Many semi-auto shotguns are notoriously unreliable with cheap low power birdshot.
 

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@RickGozinya can correct me if I am wrong but I think his point in mentioning that was just to emphasize the reliability of that model of shotgun. Many semi-auto shotguns are notoriously unreliable with cheap low power birdshot.
Semiauto hunting shotgun can cycle low power birdshot because the are made for it,but those made military style especially with detachable magazine have problem even with buckshot who aren't magnum size
 

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@RickGozinya can correct me if I am wrong but I think his point in mentioning that was just to emphasize the reliability of that model of shotgun. Many semi-auto shotguns are notoriously unreliable with cheap low power birdshot.
That was my intention, K. I love my range/woods fun but I start losing interest at $2 a round/shell.
The Snuggle Bear has taken many a bird shot beating on the private land we shoot on. Fabric softener bottles are no match for 100rd Winchester bulk pack🀣
 

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I just got this old 20 ga gun. I know the kind of muzzle loader with a screw for the flint, what do you call this setup?View attachment 58096
Looks like a percussion weapon with no nipple screwed into the breech to put the percussion cap on. Check with Dixie Gun Works or Track of the Wolf to find nipples and caps. I'd suggest you remove the barrel and clean it with very hot soap and water to get old black powder out and then stiff brush and a lot of gun oil for the rust.
 

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arcflashlabs.com/product/gr-1-anvil/




The GR-1 Anvil Gauss rifle is made by Arcflash Labs, LLC, the co-founder of which, David Wirth and Jason Murray, are "Aerospace Engineers, former US Air Force officers, and experts in pulsed power supply development with 20 years of combined experience," according to its website. The company says the weapon is β€œcapable of accelerating any ferromagnetic projectile (under 1/2β€³ in diameter) to 200+ fps [feet per second]” and can produce up to 100 Joules of force, or 75 foot-pounds, similar to the muzzle energy of some .22 rifles, making it the β€œmost powerful coilgun ever sold to the public, and also (very likely) the most powerful handheld coilgun ever built.”


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The Arcflash GR-1 Anvil
Gauss rifles, or coilguns, use electrified coils to generate a magnetic field that accelerates ferromagnetic projectiles to high speeds. This is a similar, but distinct concept from railguns, which, as their name implies, get their projectiles going using field generated between current-conducting rails.

While many handheld coilgun designs have been shown off over the years, we've yet to see one that can deliver enough force to be useful in any type of military or security setting.
Arcflash's rifle measures 38 inches in length with a barrel length of 26 inches, weighs 20 pounds, and is powered by a 25.2-volt lithium-ion polymer battery (LiPoly) battery. From the images on the company’s website, the rifle’s stock appears to be 3D printed with some acrylic plastic sections bolted on.


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Close up of the rifle's microcontroller unit.

The manufacturer says the rifle uses an β€œadvanced capacitor charging system” and a β€œdual Clamped Quasi-Resonant Inverter.” This allows the Gauss rifle to fire up to 20 rounds per minute at maximum power, or up to 100 rounds per minute while operating at half power. The rifle also features a novel trigger system that allows a user to pre-charge the system by depressing the trigger lightly before firing it with a full pull.


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As for actual ammunition, since the GR-1 accelerates projectiles uses magnetic fields, any iron-rich metal slug with a diameter between 11mm and 12.6mm and a length between 30 and 52mm could be fired from this handheld weapon, at least in principle. Arcflash Labs offers a range of standard "armature" projectiles that can be used, and notes that they are β€œNOT RESPONSIBLE for damage to the unit or personal injury caused by firing non-OEM armatures.”

In addition to this warning, the rifle's owner’s manual offers the following disclaimer:

Unless otherwise agreed in writing by an authorized representative of Arcflash Labs at Arcflash Labs’ headquarters in Los Angeles, California, the products sold hereunder are not intended for use in connection with any military, law enforcement, nuclear facility or activity. If so used, in the event any damage, injury or contamination occurs, Arcflash Labs disclaims any responsibility of every kind, and the user of the products shall indemnify Arcflash Labs and hold Arcflash Labs harmless from any and all liability for any such damage or contamination whatsoever arising out of any such use, including liability in tort or strict liability.
Arcflash Labs Co-Founder David Wirth says that weapons like the company’s Gauss rifle will become more common as these technologies develop and come down in price and weight. β€œIt’s not a matter of if, but when gunpowder will be succeeded,” Wirth told The Firearms Blog. "It’s a one thousand-year-old technology. It works fine. But we think we’ve got something better. There’s tremendous potential here, but the technology is still in its infancy.”

The War Zone reached out to Wirth, who previously worked for three years in the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), an organization well known for its work on advanced weapon systems and other high-tech research and development. The Arcflash founder said the company is currently "putting [the rifle] out there and saying 'here's what the technology can do.' It's kind of a technology that's looking for an application."
"We've had some inquiries from military and law enforcement who want to use it for scalable effects, and of course from hobbyists who just want to mess around with it," Wirth added. "We're really just exploring the application space." Wirth was unable to tell us which specific agencies approached his company, but says that most of the inquiries were about using Arcflash's coilgun technology to fire non-lethal projectiles, such as rubber bullets or pepper spray balls. Since coilguns use electromagnetism to propel projectiles, these munitions would require ferromagnetic sabots or embedded iron shavings in order to be fired.



"The reason they're interested in coilguns versus a CO2-powered thing is because with a coilgun, you can instantly change the power on it so you can dial it down if you're close to a target so it won't hurt somebody, or increase the power if you're further away and get the effect you want," Wirth told The War Zone.
Obviously, a Gauss rifle with the muzzle velocity close to a .22 Short isn't going to be hitting the battlefield anytime soon. Arcflash has sold other lower-powered models in the past. The Firearms Blog did describe the GR-1 as a β€œnovel armament concept to circumvent the need for gunpowder, avoid firearms infringement and provide a new way to arm yourself." This highlights how it might be possible to purchase this weapon without issue in jurisdictions in the United States, as well as elsewhere around the world, where there might be more stringent restrictions on the sale of traditional firearms. This could be an important selling point for these rifles on the civilian market, but how long a lack of regulation would actually last is up for debate.

It's uncertain if the manufacturer's claims of being the only handheld coilgun on the planet are indeed accurate, but a video released last year by the Logistical Engineering University of the People’s Liberation Army claims similar weapons are currently being developed in China. Like the Arcflash labs GR-1, the weapons in the Chinese video appear low power. Wirth tells us that scaling up such a handheld weapon to higher levels of power would require much more weight, and would thus take the weapon out of the hands of personnel and would require it to be mounted on a trailer, tripod, or larger vehicle.

Historically, coilgun, as well as railgun, concepts have been expected to need extreme amounts of power, and be very large as a result, to be viable military weapons. For instance, the U.S. Navy experimented with a high-velocity railgun intended for use aboard surface vessels for years, and was able to fire rounds at speeds greater than 4,500 miles per hour, or around six times the speed of sound, during land-based testing. Despite the progress made, the program was finally axed in this year's budget. It's unknown how much of the program's research and development could have moved on to classified programs, if any, although now-retired Navy Admiral John Richardson, then Chief of Naval Operations, stated in 2019 that the service had "learned a lot [about] the engineering of building something like that that can handle that much electromagnetic energy and not just explode," adding that "It's too great a weapon system, so it's going somewhere, hopefully."
Other countries, including China, are still pushing ahead with similarly-sized railgun concepts.

So, while massive, ship-based railguns or high-powered Gauss rifles may be years away from deployment, if the Arcflash Labs' claims prove true, you can at least get your hands on a very low-powered version for just a few thousand dollars.
 

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Been thinking about building an AR10 lately.
 

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Been thinking about building an AR10 lately.
AR10s are weird, IIRC there are several different patterns that do not have fully interchangeable parts, which makes them a hassle to build. And after you build it, you discover that it's a 10 pound gun.

LaRue Tactical makes a skeletonized AR10 that they call "lightweight" at almost 8lbs. I guess if I had $3500 burning a hole in my pocket I might get one.


But frankly I'd rather spend half the money get one of these instead:


The nice thing about the 6.5 Grendel cartridge design is, it's optimized for steel case. Which means you can buy Russian steelcase ammo at a price that's competitive with 7.62x51 even in these troubled times.

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A few years ago, before the insane runup in ammo prices, you could get 6.5 Grendel steelcase for something like 30 cents/round.

Generally I'm not a fan of nonstandard calibers but I'd consider making an exception for 6.5 Grendel.
 

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AR10s are weird, IIRC there are several different patterns that do not have fully interchangeable parts, which makes them a hassle to build. And after you build it, you discover that it's a 10 pound gun.

LaRue Tactical makes a skeletonized AR10 that they call "lightweight" at almost 8lbs. I guess if I had $3500 burning a hole in my pocket I might get one.


But frankly I'd rather spend half the money get one of these instead:


The nice thing about the 6.5 Grendel cartridge design is, it's optimized for steel case. Which means you can buy Russian steelcase ammo at a price that's competitive with 7.62x51 even in these troubled times.

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A few years ago, before the insane runup in ammo prices, you could get 6.5 Grendel steelcase for something like 30 cents/round.

Generally I'm not a fan of nonstandard calibers but I'd consider making an exception for 6.5 Grendel.
I don't get it. It's a small incremental upgrade from 5.56/5.45. To me, it feels like when the Americans upgraded from the Trapdoor Springfield rifles to the Krag rifles. The PRC did something similar with their 5.8x42mm cartridge. Yeah, it's better, but just barely.
 

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Not at all. The ballistics are close to 7.62x51, but in a much smaller package. It's a brilliantly-designed round.

6mm projectiles are inherently accurate with good long range performance due to their favorable sectional density. This was recognized at least as early as the 6.5x55 Swedish Mauser in the late 1800s. The 6.5 Grendel has always interested me as a rather neat cartridge. I've never owned or fired one though.
 

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The 6.5 Grendel has always interested me as a rather neat cartridge. I've never owned or fired one though.
Yes. It gives you a lot of flexibility. If you shoot it out of a 24" barrel you can get performance that's close to 7.62x51. Out of shorter barrels the performance drops off but even out of a 16" barrel you are going to get much better performance than 5.56
 

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Ar10 are nice, but buy another ar15 instead one to used as designated marksmen:
20 inch barrel, good optic, a comfy cheek rest stock, bipod, new 20 rounds magazines and match ammo if possible,

You always want the bigger, the newest, coolest gun but you don't need a big caliber unless you hunt big game or use it as "antimaterial" round...
I wish I had any kind of ar15 but i haven't money to buy it
 
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