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Old 07-04-2015, 10:04 AM   #1
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A few that got away

I never had much interest in the AR type rifle before I went into the Marine Corps, and since that time I have owned quite a few of them.

The first one is a Rock River uppered Stag I used to have, it was my patrol rifle when I was an LEO. These are early pictures when she was still a DI gun. Not too long after these pictures were taken I had an Adams Arms piston conversion installed as well as a free float hand guard.






Due to the restrictions placed on the use of optics as a city police officer, I had to trade the 4X32 ACOG for a 3.5X35 model later.
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Old 07-04-2015, 10:07 AM   #2
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The rifle now is in the possession of an old friend of mine that is a School Resource Officer.

I used to shoot her at minimum twice a week when I was off duty, I shot this rifle in 3-gun and CQB matches as often as I could.
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next up is a barely pre-ban Colt I bought after returning from OIF in August of 2003.

When I bought her, she was new in the box, that changed quickly.........

I used this rifle in stock configuration to stay proficient so I could shoot Expert at the range when it came time for the yearly rifle qual.

In the pictures here, she has non-fiber optic back up 4X32 ACOG on her, and a BETA C-MAG.



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The AR's had some big company too, namely three FALs I used to shoot pretty regularly.

This is an Entreprise FAL carbine I had to sell while I was in college and living off the GI Bill, it hurt like hell to let her go.............

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And last, was a true oddity for me, a civilian rifle, lol.

I found this Remington Model 721 in 06' at a local pawn shop. She wasnt in bad condition, but needed some TLC and I was in search of a project, so I took her home.

I can post a thread on her rehabilitation if you guys want, but I'll just post after pictures here.

Without her final scope base and glass mounted......



Her final configuration





I used her as a partial trade to my gunsmith so I know she has a good home
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What's the cam pattern of the top rifle?
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What's the cam pattern of the top rifle?
Home grown, lol, my friends at the PD I used to work at called it the Rattler, or Diamond Back
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Love the 721. Those are classic bolt guns from a classic time in bolt guns. Let us know how it shoots for you.
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Home grown, lol, my friends at the PD I used to work at called it the Rattler, or Diamond Back
Shoot it looks like something from the movie predator, I like it.
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Love the 721. Those are classic bolt guns from a classic time in bolt guns. Let us know how it shoots for you.
she shot really well, but my Gunsmith is her new owner, he has one in .270 but didnt have one in 06, so I traded him for something I wanted more lol
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Oh, I understand that. I've been known to do a little trading, too.
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I have a 721 in '06 that came with a 4X weaver in tip off mounts. Nice smooth action. Haven't shot it yet.
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