I wouldn't mind building up a real nice Garand, and the price you say is pretty good, but it's still more than my fun budget allows. And with two mouths that need food I should probably keep some of this money available for that, lest those mouths begin to complain. Never tried ballons, could be fun. Ever hear of filling a milk carton with gasoline and setting it in front of a candle? What I want to try is filling a plastic 55 gal barrel with gas and using incendiary ammo through the .50. :twisted: :shock: I might have to build a bunker though.Muzzleblast said:Kaz, I suppose i should find it inspirational but alas, I find it only humbling as well. I shoot 12 inch balloons with my Garand at 400 m but for all I know I merely nip their edges. I read of a Marine instructor who fired a whole clip of 8 into a 6 inch bull, from sitting, rapid fire at 600 M....whoa!
Why not make your own though? Douglas has new national match barrels for 220 bucks or some such, and decent mounts can be found. Total cost, 600 bucks maybe if you already have the Garand.
Some guys on this board can make you wicked stocks too lol