Even regular readers of The Shooter’s Log can’t read or respond to all of the comments, so we have started a new weekly feature that will recap a sampling of the most active, interesting, or on occasion, randomly selected comments from the previous weeks. Feel free to respond with your two cents at the bottom of this article or by clicking the story link and adding it directly to the discussion.
Reader Comments From Previous Weeks
Wow you guys missed the Kahr p380. I guess because it cost about twice what the other’s do. Oh well you get what you pay for. With 1 piece metal chassis and rails within the polymer, Trijicon night sights, Lothar premium polygonal Barrel, and superb fit and finish, with a Crimson Trace laserguard, all in a mitch Rosen pocket holster, you can draw and Be on Target faster than you can pull your hankie out.
P89 is still my favorite handgun. Own several other models of S&W and Ruger. Just like the old school feel of the P89. Tough and reliable even after thousands of rounds downrange.
Gotta say, I have nothing but great things to say about my Canik TP9SA. Accurate, ergonomic, reliable, high capacity (18+1), and eats anything. Realitively light, and not huge. Shoot one, you’ll see.
The 03A3 is by far better than the M1 Garand and rates far above the Mosin Nagant. While I like the 98 Mauser the 30-06 is a better round. Now if the Germans had bored their Mausers out to 8mm 06 they would have been by far the heavier hitters!
Hercial – check the CMP website for qualifications. As a vet, such as myself, you are allowed a “special”. Get registered.
Okay time to cut the BULL! Why would you say in “Range Report: Ruger Precision Rifle .223/5.56 RPR” that the 6.5 Creedmore and the 6 Creedmore can take any animal the 308 can? I have reloaded since the mid 80s and commercially since 1990. Not even close is my say!
6.5 mm has a good bullet selection from 87 to 160 gr and could possibly take most game up to the Mule Deer and Elk, but is very minimal in the Black Bear category and not what I would use on Grizz at all And most of the reload specs I have seen on 6.5 Creedmore do not go over 140 gr. 160 gr balances better at long flight in the 6.5 Swede as well as the infamous 6.5 Carcano, and yes they can be shot with the correct load in a good gun!
But the 6mm Creedmore is very lacking on bullet weight, you have from 55 gr up to 110 gr, not a mid-weight hitter at all! Please do not tell people that these 6 tp 6.5 mm calibers are equal to the 308! It just ain’t so!
In other words you didn’t do any research. Because I know if you had done so, you would have found hundreds upon hundreds of posts where hunters are in-fact taking down, “Big Brown Bears or Moose” with their Creedmoor caliber rifles.
While the hunting round selection/load is always important, any experienced hunter will tell you there is far more to it than just the round itself. It is knowing shot placement based on each animal type and skill getting the round placed where it is most effective.
The Creedmoor aptly does this job every bit as well as a .308 in the hands of a knowledgeable hunter. And given the Creedmoor’s irrefutably documented accuracy beyond the .308, often it becomes the preferred round by hunters that have mastered it.
As for your military and law enforcement comment – having a career in both law enforcement and as a Military Reservist (concurrently), I can speak for both and tell you we simply don’t shoot that many “Big Brown Bears or Moose”. In other words, our needs are completely different which renders your analogy to be quite silly.
Despite that, I can tell you that aside from some ongoing testing of this round, law enforcement never had to “dropped it” because they never adopted the 6.5 to begin with. The reason being is our snipers rarely find themselves engaging targets beyond 100 yards and therefore would never have a need to fully acquire such a weapon platform for such a round.
The military also never adopted this round; however it is still very much interested in its capabilities and thus continues its active testing to date. Therefore in no way, shape, or form was it accurate of you to state the military has “already given up” on this caliber.
I implore you to do some actual and extensive research before you continue to assert opinions into things you are obviously not capable of accurately commenting on.
Jeff, my presumptions are not that guns are the problem or even most of the gun laws. The problem is our cultural ideology of guns.
I have two points. The first is in the article itself. The whole idea is to make it easier for law enforcement to do their jobs to track illegal gun usage. Not the gun, but the user if they conducted an illegal act. You don’t know me at all. But if you had a gun to sell and I had the money, you’d probably sell it to me with no questions asked. Now if I sold that gun on the street to a drug dealer/gang banger/drug addict and they shot someone with it, no one knows how they got the gun, right? It’s just another person that should not have one somehow has one. There is no accountability for someone knowingly and willingly selling guns to people that shouldn’t have them. Now before everyone blows a gasket, I know that most people think they are a good judge of character. And you can’t control if I just snapped one day. I’m talking about those that deliberately sell to the criminals to make themselves some money. Why can’t we agree to try to stop that?
This leads to my second point. Too often, people run back to the argument that without guns our government will do this and that and society will collapse and blah, blah, blah. There are several democratic countries; England, Canada, Japan and Australia for example, that have VERY strict laws or don’t allow guns at all and their government hasn’t thrown everyone in concentration camps. All I’m trying to say is that we need to have real conversations and stop spewing rhetoric about ideologies from the 1700s. There are ways to fix our system if we decide we want to sit down and talk like adults. That goes for both sides.
~D from SEA
One small point that the reviewer omitted, which may be important to some potential buyers, is the original reason for the E in the XD-E model name.
The E originally stood for “Easy” because the original objective of the design was to reduce the effort required to rack the slide. Somewhere along the path from concept to design to production to marketing, the E morphed from “Easy” to “External Hammer” but both are equally applicable to the final result.
Yes, as Bob points out, this is a Springfield XD for those of us who still prefer a hammer and who might appreciate the choice between a decocker and a fully effective manual safety. But it is also the Springfield XD for those of us who find racking the slide a challenge on many full power compact carry guns due to either strength or perhaps a touch of arthritis in the fingers.
In 2014 I purchased a Stevens 320 tactical model. Other than problems extracting fired rounds of Estate ammo, the shotgun has preformed well. Thus far I have not had any problems with breakage of the tack welds on the arms to the forearm I have seen on u tube. the recoil with buck shot is substantial. I have put a limbsaver slide on recoil pad, it has greatly reduced the felt recoil but I cants inward. I can not find a replacement screw on pad.