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Re: Spree...

Postby Ohio3Wheels » 24 Mar 2020 10

I would have to agree, I bought a S&W Victory Sunday and since I was at the range and my bag was still in the car I spent an hour getting acquainted. First I really like the pistol so far and it only stumbled on a couple of the rounds I had along. Out of 10 Remington Golden it couldn't chamber 2. I had also picked up a box of the CCI copper bullets just to try out. Of the 5 I tried I had 2 that didn't blow the slide back far enough to pick up another round or to lock the slide back. They could get better with more break in as they worked fine in the M&P AR15-22 that has had close to 1200 rounds through it. Probably all anecdotal as very small sample group. Best so far have been bulk packed Herters HP from Cabelas and CCI Minimags.

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Postby mr surveyor » 24 Mar 2020 18

I didn't know the S&W Victory was chambered for the 22 lr. Several year ago I had one that was actually stamped for .38 spl … it had been rechambered by the Brits for .38-200 (or some such). Worked o.k. as a "snake gun" for my day job, but being blued it couldn't hold up to my daily needs.

The Vic model was really some good stuff though.


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Postby Ohio3Wheels » 24 Mar 2020 20

I think the one you're talking about is/was a revolver. This a semi-auto.

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Postby mr surveyor » 24 Mar 2020 21

Ohio3Wheels wrote:I think the one you're talking about is/was a revolver. This a semi-auto.

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yep, I was thinking the original WWII "Victory" model. Had no idea they would regurgitate the name ..


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Re: Spree...

Postby Archer » 26 Mar 2020 02

Yeah, the Victory is Smith's newish midpriced target/plinker. I have a friend in Arkansas with one who says it is good but he thinks Smith may be over hyping it a little. Good to know the one you got seems to be working out.

I've heard good things about the M&P 22 handguns. I see the one on their website is the 'compact'. I don't know if it was a full sized but a friend of mine had one several years ago and he claimed it was the only .22LR he didn't jam. I have a couple friends with the M&P 15-22s that really seem to like them. I admit I haven't gotten one nor have I picked up a AR conversion unit at least yet although I might have some mags for the conversion. Part of that is I have a couple 10/22s and a couple lever guns plus a few more older .22LR semi auto rifles.

I don't know how my friend with the M&P 22 handgun did it but he managed to jam my Ruger MKII Govt which rarely has any kind of malfunction. I would almost bet he could jam the Smith 17 I had.
I accused him of being limp wristed when it came to .22 handguns.
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Re: Spree...

Postby Archer » 09 Aug 2020 13

Found a MEGA MATEN lower receiver and decided to go ahead and get it.
I had picked up a 2nd MATEN upper with handguard a little over a year ago when Brownells was blowing them out for good prices but didn't realize at the time that ZEV had basically discontinued the MEGA line. There was some leftover New Old Stock that was blown out about the end of last year and I missed them. Either there's been some additional production or they found some additional NOS. I'm sort of betting it was new production although on a limited basis. In any event it allows me to build the .243 Win AR as a full up gun AND lets me potentially switch the .308 and the .243 uppers and lowers so I can build one with a Magpul PRS stock and the other as a carbine stock or lighter wieght rifle stock and then exchange the uppers depending on whether it's a long range bench day or a walking through the woods day.

Now I need some scope mounts...
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Re: Spree...

Postby Archer » 22 Aug 2020 05

With a little luck I should be able to mount three of my scopes soon.
That'll be a .308 and .243 AR and a 6.5 Grendel.
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Postby Archer » 24 Oct 2020 02

I'm feeling the need to post some updates.
Maybe some posts or a thread showing the parts and assembly of the Mega MATEN's.

I did FINALLY receive the 30mm scope rings for my ARs. That lets me mount 3 scopes. I'm thinking the MATENs and the 24" Grendel.

I also dug out a set of 1" AR height rings I didn't know I had but I don't have a 1" scope to put in them at the moment. Well, I've got one but the plan is to put it on a Remington 700 in 270 Win using the existing mounts/rings.

Found a couple sets of Medium 30mm rings at the same time that I'd forgotten I picked up. That was a bit annoying since I KNOW I've had these long enough that I could have used them some time ago on a couple bolt guns that I purchased rings for AFTER I had these on hand. Not a big deal as I got them on sale at a really nice price and they'll probably come in handy eventually. I could get a rail or a set of weaver bases for the Remington and use a set of them with my last unmounted 30mm scope and switch the 1" tube to an AR.
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