The advantages of reloading your own cartridges are numerous. Two of the ones that I happen to enjoy are the .308 Winchester and the .30-06 Springfield. Now, any discussion of these two cartridges usually ends up in a holy war of Ford/Chevy/Dodge proportions. That’s not what I’m after here. We will discuss the capabilities of these two cartridges, since they’re so wildly popular. I happen to favor the .30-06 by a bit, but I also reload, shoot, and enjoy the .308 Win as well. The first segment will be .30-06. The second segment will be about the .308 Win.
Then, we get to the ongoing Mosin-Nagant project. This is a Chinese-made barreled receiver (stripped) with essentially a sewer-pipe-like barrel (meaning: there was virtually no rifling left). I took this Mosin and am in the process of saving it, turning into something that I hope will be great. When you run across an old milsurp rifle that hasn’t been treated very well, it’s OK to do a total refurbishment and modernization. It’s not “bubba’ing” a rifle at all in such a situation. In this case, I’m going for sort of a “Finnish M39 with a strong American accent” sort of rebuild. And yes, the rifle is getting *totally* rebuilt. New barrel, new bluing, scope mount, and more.
Every time there’s a shooting of some sort that makes the news, there’s this call for “closing down” something that the Bradys and their allies call, “the gun show loophole”. What they’re really talking about has nothing whatsoever to do with gun shows, but it does have everything to do with something called the “private, face-to-face, intra-state transaction” of firearms, better known as the “private sale”. They want to shut that down and require “background checks” for every gun sale, including the private ones.
“It won’t be a big burden!”, they claim. “It’ll stop criminals while respecting the Second Amendment!”, they claim.
This entire episode is my case for why that is a terrible idea. Contrary to what they say, it would indeed prove a HUGE burden on not only just government, but everyone else involved. It certainly won’t stop crime-related injuries or deaths. It might even itself get people killed. And it would be a major blow to the defense of liberty.
Update:Must be record time but Apple has already added the show into the iTunes marketplace. Link to it is available on the right.
Some of you maybe have already listened to this pilot of the show from the Gun Rights Radio Network’s main website. But we are reporting this episode here on the new home for the Liberal Gun Corner so that we can get the iTunes feed up and running. Once we have the feed up and running we will make an announcement here so that you can subscribe directly to that feed. We will also have a Microsoft Zune feed and just a generic RSS feed.
Received an update the other day from the host (Cowboy T) in which he stated he has now acquired some better recording equipment and has started planning out the first several episodes of the show. Now I just need to get this website completed so the show has a home.
Thank you for all of you that left us feedback about the new show. It was almost all positive and we are very pleased with the response. We are now both pretty excited about bring the show to you. But please continue to leave us feedback and constructive criticism. So that we can continue to improve.