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3/20/2017 5:03:23 PM
Posted: 9/26/2001 6:53:11 PM EDT
Call me a dumb ass midwesterner, but what the hell is a Big 5?
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:03:41 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2001 7:09:48 PM EDT by Axel]
It's a sporting goods store. What the hell is a Piggly-Wiggly? Edited to add some detail, you dumbass Mid-westerner. Big 5 is a local sporting goods chain that mostly sells athletic shoes and sports equipment. They are completely unremarkable and of no interest to anyone here except that they have a small gun dept. and pretty good prices.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:06:31 PM EDT
Piggly's a grocery store? Big 5 is a western sporting goods chain that happens to sell surplus rifles at decent prices frequently.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:09:56 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/26/2001 7:10:24 PM EDT by LotBoy]
All of LotBoy's big 5 inchs.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:13:41 PM EDT
Speaking of Big 5 does anyone know what kind of Garands they run on ad about every six weeks or so ?
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:15:56 PM EDT
I think they are Century Garands and I would avoid them.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:19:18 PM EDT
Piggly Wiggly is more than a grocery store. It is a national landmark. In the south anyway. Never been to a Big 5 though
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:24:28 PM EDT
We don't have Big 5 in NY either. We do have Sports Authority.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 7:24:57 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mattja: I think they are Century Garands and I would avoid them.
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I just went to go check out the side by side shotgun they had advertised hoping it was a russian or a stoeger, turned out to be a chinese Century one that you cant even shoot steel shot out of. Oh well, the search continues. I did get my Moisin Nagant from them for fifty bucks though.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 8:53:44 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Fighting-Illini: Call me a dumb ass midwesterner...
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Done and done.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 9:11:58 PM EDT
You leave my Piggly Wiggly alone!
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 9:15:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Jewbroni:
Originally Posted By Fighting-Illini: Call me a dumb ass midwesterner...
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Done and done.
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Nothing but love from you Southerners.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 9:17:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Imbroglio: You leave my Piggly Wiggly alone!
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I would think that you would'nt be so picky !!! you know, with your "lack of action" and all that. beggers can't be choosers... [BD]
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 9:33:18 PM EDT
Big 5 is just like Oshman's sporting stores if you know what that is. Piggly Wiggly? None of those around here.. There are Wawas [ni]
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 10:26:06 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Ratters:
Originally Posted By mattja: I think they are Century Garands and I would avoid them.
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I just went to go check out the side by side shotgun they had advertised hoping it was a russian or a stoeger, turned out to be a chinese Century one that you cant even shoot steel shot out of. Oh well, the search continues. I did get my Moisin Nagant from them for fifty bucks though.
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They have some good C&R stuff and probably in line price wise as to what you see on the web, but I don't like 10 day waiting periods on C&R so I just order from out of state for shipment directly to my home. But I heard some guys say they make the salesman show them 10-20 rifles so they can pick the best, so that has benefit. You can't do that on-line.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 10:30:18 PM EDT
In the Pacific Northwest, [b]Chubby & Tubby[/b] is the name of the game.
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 10:57:29 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/26/2001 11:49:28 PM EDT
[url]http://www.big5sportinggoods.com/main.htm[/url]
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 5:07:18 AM EDT
Hey DVDtracker, how long is that bayonet? It looks like about 12 feet. [:D]
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 10:11:44 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 10:29:53 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2001 11:00:42 PM EDT by Ratters]
DVD- Is your 44 a romanian? I wanted to get one but the ones lately have looked pretty poor. Yours looks great. The gun store in Walnut Creek has a Russian 44 for about $150 and I was tempted as it looked in great shape, but still not sure. Ugh. So many guns, so little space in the safe. Edited for poor grammar.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 10:42:00 PM EDT
Nice little lady ya got there DVD. I have always wanted a Mosin Nagant, but I always see something else like ammo that I end up buying. I guess I'll just go there any finally get one. Time to not be a lazy ass and get ready for some refinishing.
Link Posted: 9/27/2001 11:04:26 PM EDT
For C&R Mil-Surps, the great thing about Big 5 is that you can pick and choose. No Crap shot like the mail order folks. Were talking about 40 to 100 yr. old stuff. Ads in SGN may describe arms as "like new" "excellent condition" etc. and they may send junk. The other thing about big 5 is that prices on most Mil Surps. do eventually go down, however many times prime guns just disappear. EX. Swede Mausers, Finn M39's and Enfields.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 9:48:14 AM EDT
I got my #4 mkII Enfield,Spanish FR8 mauser,Yugo k98, and Moisin m91/59 ALL at Big 5.Of all my favorite is now the FR8.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:00:41 AM EDT
Big 5 does have good prices on their guns, but stay away from their ammo. They are really high priced. Most times I go in their sales clerks tell me to go somewhere else for the ammo, because they know they are over priced. Their guns are right on though.
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:02:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/28/2001 10:03:24 AM EDT
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