Ruger SR-762

Ruger has just announced a variant of their SR-556 design, now built around and chambered for the NATO 7.62/.308 cartridge.

Ruger SR-762

I’m kind of excited, and here is why…

When the SR-556 came out. I really liked it. I liked the lines and configuration and the piston action (always debatable).  There was one draw back, it’s not a standard AR. And one of the biggest selling points of the AR is that it is universal, replacement parts are available from hundreds of manufacturers.  Perhaps why it is the proverbial SHTF rifle, along with the Glock being the proverbial SHTF pistol. They are just so ubiquitous. So while I really liked it. I decided it probably makes more sense for me to first purchase a base AR15.

That said, I long thought that the SR-556 had an interesting potential not realized. The originall SR-556 could be set to a single-shot, non-reloading state. In order to hunt deer in PA, the rifle must be both of a significant cartridge and a single-shot action. I had long thought that were they to offer a replacement “hunting” piston that only allowed the action to be a single non-reloading shot, and were to offer it in a larger cartridge such as the .308 then Ruger’s AR system would make for a superb AR based hunting rifle platform.

Ruger has resolved one aspect of that idea, and the second one I wager would be fairly easy to do.

Published in: on October 18, 2013 at 11:14 am  Leave a Comment  
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On the Ethics of Hunting

CNN has an interesting article and poll on the ethics of hunting. And why hunting is in fact a more ethical way to acquire meat than that which one purchases in the store.

Published in: on July 3, 2012 at 6:33 pm  Leave a Comment  
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How to disarm a populace….

  1. Ban machine guns. [Already done in America]
  2. Ban advanced modern semi-automatic rifles (so called assault weapons). [Present battle in America]
  3. Ban handguns
  4. Limit citizens to hunting style weapons only (bolt, lever & manual action rifles and shotguns). [Australia]
  5. Eliminate and restrict hunting.
    (Like this article is stating is potentially happening in Australia now.)
  6. Then since there is no hunting left. Claim no need for even hunting weapons.

You now have a populace that is disarmed, controllable, and dissension is easily massacred.

This is why many 2nd Amendment advocates get frustrated with hunters who often callously dismiss the concerns of other shooters and 2nd Amendment advocates.  Believing no one will take their guns away.

And they’re probably correct.  They won’t take away the hunters guns. The hunters are just going to age, and die off. Their numbers will dwindle.  Their guns will not be allowed to be passed down to their children, if their children even want them.

Hence, we need constant vigilance in protecting our rights to protect ourselves!

H/T to Snowflakes

Published in: on June 2, 2009 at 2:16 am  Comments (2)  
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Pennsylvania Game Commission’s “Hunting and Trapping Digest” – Now Online!

Pennsylvania Game Commision has now published their “Hunting and Trapping Digest” online in a digital edition.

This guide includes info on PA’s hunting regulations, hunting season info, hunting tools and methods allowed for given game and when, and much, much more…

Pennsylvania Hunting and Trapping Digest

(Does require a web browser with Flash Player installed.)

Published in: on January 4, 2009 at 12:55 am  Comments (1)  
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Lead & the Media

Article up on reads:

“Lead from bullets could pose risk for game eaters”

The hypothesis is that the led from the bullet is causing increased (but not dangerous) levels of lead in those who eat wild game.

But not a single word mentioned whether the study tested the wild game itself for lead poisoning and whether deer and such may be ingesting lead from tainted water sources.  Nope, just blame it on the bullets!

Why, because if you blame the bullets for being evil lead. You can argue they are a danger to both the environment and to the hunter. And ban bullets…the end goal!

– N.U.G.U.N.

UPDATE:CDC Study contradicts the above…   [Courtesy of Call me Ahab] and here is the NSSF press release.

Published in: on November 6, 2008 at 9:49 pm  Leave a Comment  
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