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What do you do other than play with cars?

Discussion in 'Cars, Coffee and Computers' started by [email protected], Nov 10, 2016.

  1. Alex@abrhouston

    [email protected] Corporal Vendor


    I shoot competitively when not playing with BMWs.
    I'm an avid hunter, enjoy outdoors and making one-off calibers.

    An example would be this:

    On the left is a 45Raptor. I've gotten to know the inventor of the round, Arne. Really neat guy- knows too much about ballistics and shoots Fclass. Basically this is a 460S&W that has a .308 rim. So, it runs in an LR308/AR10 chassis with just a magazine and barrel change. This one is a 395gr leadcast/gas checked round that's subsonic riiiight at 1150 fps. I shoot it out of a 10.5" barrel suppressed with a Bowers Vers50. Super neat.

    I also shoot a 300gr Hornady XTP mag at 2200fps out of an 18" barrel. Its a nasty round!

    In the middle is a 75gr boattail hollowpoint Hornady I've worked on for my .223.
    Custom rounds are awesome to play with, but time consuming and really going down the worm hole chasing the accuracy game.... sometimes its "good enough" because there are so many variables.
    On the right is a 300AAC blackout with a 238gr leadcast bullet shooting subsonic. It's basically a .223/5.56 bullet cut down and reshaped to hold a .308/7.62 bullet. I've moved away from this one, and have gone to a Barne's 110 Xtac around 1750fps to increase performance against pigs.

    I also shoot IDPA, USPSA and 3 gun.

    Goofing off with unique guns is a fun thing to do. Anyone can buy a 30-30.
    Do you have a suppressed 44mag? :D 14962689_10155412104279056_7576416116824940130_n.jpg
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  2. Danksies

    Danksies Corporal

    i cant even afford ammo because i'd rather use the money for parts lol. looking to always expand my collection though. daily CC CZ p-07 DUTY, CZ 75 SP-01 Tactical, Walther P22 (meh, bought it off a friend for a huge steal), and a Mossberg 590a1. looking to get a DDefense or BCM rifle in 300BLK
  3. Twisted Tuning

    Twisted Tuning Lieutenant Vendor

    I'm in the military, and am also big into weapons and sport shooting. Haven't competed outside the army though. Maybe one day.

    I'm also a professional photographer.
  4. Alex@abrhouston

    [email protected] Corporal Vendor

    Oh yea? I guess I don't consider it a good hobby of mine- I like buying expensive camera gear and taking bad pics :D
    This is our sponsored Ultra4 rig. Shot with a 70-200 on a D7000 (beater camera)

    This was picked up by Magnaflow for their promotional department.
    Pretty cool getting pestered by a company for a pic you took :D cc.jpg
  5. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

  6. Alex@abrhouston

    [email protected] Corporal Vendor

    You can't go wrong with either one- although I build mine vs. buy em
  7. Twisted Tuning

    Twisted Tuning Lieutenant Vendor

    me likey. Engine and Trans specs?

    Yea, I kinda fell into photography and wound up being good at it so kept doing it. feel free to take a look. I do everything, automotive, weddings, fashion, modeling, and the list goes on.

    All that with the military, and also own a car club. and obviously the tuning and design. lol


  8. Alex@abrhouston

    [email protected] Corporal Vendor

    LS3 and turbo 400. Dynoed 390 to the ground (which is a lot for 37" tires lol). fabricated 60's F&R, Radflo shocks- 14" travel up front 16" in the rear. Won King of the Hammers in 2008. Robby Gordan was going to drive it in 2010 with us but he bought a rig and helicopter chase for that race lol.... she's a little out dated compared to new rigs, but it still plenty fun to hit 3' whoops at 60 mph. does 100 flat across the lake bed.
  9. Danksies

    Danksies Corporal

    nah i agree, built not bought. but this is my 1st rifle, gotta get to know the platform before i can meddle. but then again not much room for meddling on these companies guns with them being pretty good out the box lol
  10. Alex@abrhouston

    [email protected] Corporal Vendor

    Without question for your first one buy a quality rifle.
    Once you know it inside and out, and have shot a few thousand through it go and build one.
  11. Danksies

    Danksies Corporal

    those lever actions are beautiful though. i always thought my first rifle was going to be a lever action...still might be!
  12. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    I've got a few firearms. My first was a synthetic stock bolt action 270 with open sights. I enjoy going to the range, I grew up a high mountain elk hunter. And I mean HIGH, you needed mules to get up there. My sister's husband is a the Western Hunter on the sportsman channel:

  13. Beemin

    Beemin Private

    I just moved to a much more gun friendly state so I'm starting to get into firearms. I bought a CZ 75 SP01 and a Remington 870. So far it's been a lot of fun plinking with the 9mm and shooting clays with the 870. Next I want to get a .22 rifle and/or an AR.

    My other hobbies are stand up jet-skis and real estate investment. Those old school jet-skis that you're probably thinking about have come a long way- Carbon-Kevlar 50lbs hulls with 1200cc two strokes allow these things to do flat water backflips 20ft in the air back to back. Although you can easily spend $30-40k on one. fun as hell tho.
  14. SingleTurboE92

    SingleTurboE92 Corporal

    Like most others here I enjoy shooting. I have not competed in any competitions but would love to one day. I have a Remington 700 that i enjoy as well as a few AR platform rifles. I go to the range with my wife Bi-weekly to shoot handguns.(Double the ammo gets expensive). I hike regularly our with my 2 dogs. I have a nice camera that I also shoot horrible pics with.
  15. Alex@abrhouston

    [email protected] Corporal Vendor

    Here's a pawnshop remington 700 with an unknown round count I play with. Magpul hunter stock and magazine, Leupold MKIV fixed 10X scope and YHM 7.62 Ti can. With handloads I can pull a 5 shot string at 100 yards of .32.
    I've shot it out to about 1300 yards. You dont need a ton of money to make a gun go pew well.

    oh, and an half asleep confused dog who just wants to be left alone, too :D 15016393_10155400764934056_740251153876715447_o.jpg
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  16. SingleTurboE92

    SingleTurboE92 Corporal

    They are very capable rifles and I totally agree it doesn't take much. Mostly the round you use, Training(thank you US Army) and a practice. Beautiful dog btw. He definitely has that leave me alone look. :)
  17. doublespaces

    doublespaces Administrator

    Very nice! The dog looks unimpressed...Perhaps the bed has been used as a backdrop more than once?
  18. Antbox

    Antbox Private

    I have a regular 44 mag Ruger Redhawk!
    I enjoy firearms, not as much as you apparently haha.

    Other than that, aircraft and hockey.
  19. Euro venom

    Euro venom Specialist Girl Club

    Theirs other stuff to do other then play with cars? I don't know if this witchcraft lol
  20. DirtKurt

    DirtKurt Private Vendor

    My last hobby, still into it but not so serious anymore.