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Posted: 8/20/2005 12:51:58 PM EDT
So I went to the Hillsboro gunshow today. I bought some ammo and looked at stuff and wandered aimlessly. Seems to me that the last show I was in Hillsboro was alot bigger than this one. Of course the last one I went to up there was...I dunno maybe 10-ish years ago. Kind of a sad state of affairs when one of the booths with the most hardware on display is an airsoft booth. I was surprised at how much wasn't there actually. The last show I went to was a few months back over here in McMinnville and though about the same size, I guess I was expecting more at Hillsboro. If any of you went, is this about the norm for the Spec. Ops. Skivvy shows anymore?
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 1:30:34 PM EDT
I picked up some XM193 from Outdoormarksmen.com, they also took back 700+ rounds of that plactic cased ammo. Good people I tell ya'. I did not see any deals either.

Oh ya and the next batch of XM193 will cost even more from ODM. Buy if you can find it.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 2:28:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ilike9s:
I picked up some XM193 from Outdoormarksmen.com, they also took back 700+ rounds of that plactic cased ammo. Good people I tell ya'. I did not see any deals either.

Oh ya and the next batch of XM193 will cost even more from ODM. Buy if you can find it.



Plastic cased ammo?
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 2:31:42 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 2:32:33 PM EDT by Cape_hunter]

Originally Posted By ilike9s:
they also took back 700+ rounds of that plactic cased ammo. Good people I tell ya'.



SPLAIN PLEASE???

I assume your talking about the PCA spectrum ammo?
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 3:31:10 PM EDT
I'm about a mile away from the show and I don't even go anymore. Waste of money usually but I could say the same for the P-town show.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 4:45:00 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 4:58:49 PM EDT by NoAim]

Originally Posted By kythri:
Plastic cased ammo?



www.natec-us.com/products.php

Supposed to be the "stuff" for lightweight rifles (shave a 1/3 pound from a fully loaded 30 round mag.). But they are having issues with it.

So ilike9s, why did you return it? I have heard about the neck separation with commerical loads.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:30:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2005 5:31:21 PM EDT by GackMan]
this hillsboro show was actually a lot better than the last one I went to.

only one bead sales table and one air-soft homo. the rest of the people were actually selling guns, knives, and gun relted stuff.

that being said, it is still a small show. but $5 and free parking 1/4 mile from the house was worth it.

I bought a 'pre-ban' Bushmaster for 675.00... New project gun. and a bunch of .38 and .357 for my new marlin lever gun.

almost bought a auto-ord M1 Carbine but didn't have the scratch after getting the bushie.

Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:58:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Cape_hunter:

Originally Posted By ilike9s:
they also took back 700+ rounds of that plactic cased ammo. Good people I tell ya'.



SPLAIN PLEASE???

I assume your talking about the PCA spectrum ammo?



Yep.
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 5:59:54 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NoAim:

Originally Posted By kythri:
Plastic cased ammo?



www.natec-us.com/products.php

Supposed to be the "stuff" for lightweight rifles (shave a 1/3 pound from a fully loaded 30 round mag.). But they are having issues with it.

So ilike9s, why did you return it? I have heard about the neck separation with commerical loads.



Bingo
Link Posted: 8/20/2005 8:59:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GackMan:
I bought a 'pre-ban' Bushmaster for 675.00... New project gun. and a bunch of .38 and .357 for my new marlin lever gun.



Ladies and Gentlemen - Doing his part to keep the economy strong... Gackman!

(let's go shooting)
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 9:37:10 AM EDT
I did pick 1000 rounds of wolf .223 and they even had a 450 round tin of albanian 7.62 x 54 for $45 so I picked that up too. Now if I can just figure out how to *open* that tin...

I guess that's why albania never aprticipated much in any of the wars that took place in europe, their guys can't get the friggin' ammo outta the boxes
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 3:33:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Soylent:
I did pick 1000 rounds of wolf .223 and they even had a 450 round tin of albanian 7.62 x 54 for $45 so I picked that up too. Now if I can just figure out how to *open* that tin...

I guess that's why albania never aprticipated much in any of the wars that took place in europe, their guys can't get the friggin' ammo outta the boxes



It's basically a sardine can, right? Just use an old style can opener.

Be warned, a lot of that 7.62x54R is corrosive.
Link Posted: 8/21/2005 6:29:51 PM EDT
Yeah, it was essentially the sardine can thingus but the problem was, I didn't have any old can openers. I didn't look closely at the tin when I bought it and assumed it came with one of those spam can keys and a little tab to start rolling. Nope. No key, no tab, and no ammo. Then I remembered my old swiss army knife and Maguyvered that baby open (in only about a half an hour) enough to get the ammo out. I figured on a fair chance it would be corrosive being as it was that cheap and from albania and the only markings on it were the mil batch numbers and whatnot. Ah well, that's what cleaning supplies and shooting buddies are for right?

Link Posted: 8/22/2005 9:20:53 PM EDT
As far as Hillsboro shows go this one was ok. I do believe that the Expo center show should be ok, I was reminded that their best ones are just prior to hunting season.
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 7:27:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Ultvikefan:
As far as Hillsboro shows go this one was ok. I do believe that the Expo center show should be ok, I was reminded that their best ones are just prior to hunting season.



Yep, generally one of hte two best shows of the year. The other being right before xmas.

CH
Link Posted: 8/23/2005 8:48:47 PM EDT
Cape - I have to ask - how do we find your table at the Fun Show?

Link Posted: 8/24/2005 5:13:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By double_trouble_2003:
Cape - I have to ask - how do we find your table at the Fun Show?




I think you've met him... at the show when you got the smoking' deal on the 1100 and my friend got the Glock 23.
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