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#5744244 - 05/14/15 05:35 PM Things i learned from Gander Mountain
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stopped by gander mountain yesterday and learned a few things

1) Adjustable gas blocks are designed to make the gun quieter

2) Twist rates determine accuracy. A 1 in 9 AR can only be accurate to 100-150 yards


I learned a lot

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#5744246 - 05/14/15 05:36 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Wonder if I can go by there for some of these lessons?
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#5744265 - 05/14/15 05:53 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Originally Posted By: Cleric
stopped by gander mountain yesterday and learned a few things

1) Adjustable gas blocks are designed to make the gun quieter

2) Twist rates determine accuracy. A 1 in 9 AR can only be accurate to 100-150 yards


I learned a lot


shocked I hope the instructor was selling fishing tackle.
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#5744268 - 05/14/15 05:54 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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I thought you was trying to be serious for a second. I thought someone was going to have to drive over there and punch you in the neck.

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#5744273 - 05/14/15 05:55 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Maybe you can adjust the FPS with an Adjustable Stock.

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#5744308 - 05/14/15 06:27 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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when the gun counter guy said that to another customer i looked at him with a bewildered look. After that he let me know that had a used CDL stainless for 1200...

Apparently berrata 391s can't work in cold weather...better let the duck hunters know that

also the gun counter guy has a cmmg sbr so he knows what he is talking about

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#5744353 - 05/14/15 06:57 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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He should sell me those defective Beretta 391 shotguns for cheap. I mean, since they're no good ...
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#5744367 - 05/14/15 07:06 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Technically, isn't he at least somewhat correct about the twist rate, giving him the benefit of the doubt that he still would acknowledge concerns over heat, windage, scope and mounting options, barrel length and condition, barrel accessories, bullet weight, flinching, and Parkinson's disease?
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#5744369 - 05/14/15 07:07 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Oh, I forgot the most important one: If you're shooting a "MAGNUM!"
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#5744373 - 05/14/15 07:10 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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roflmao
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#5744374 - 05/14/15 07:11 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Ya'll that poor guy in Sherman alone... aim
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#5745663 - 05/15/15 04:26 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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Things I've learned from Gander Mountain:

If you wear a Gander Mountain shirt, you automatically are graced with the overwhelming knowledge of how to sound stupid every time you open your mouth.

You also know more than anyone and will tell the customer what you want them to hear instead of what is factual and may not lead to a sale.

The prices are higher than anyone else and getting any help takes an act of congress.

All of which ensure I don't step foot in Gander Mountain.
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#5745684 - 05/15/15 04:51 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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In fairness, I've similarly stupid stuff from the gun counter guys at Academy.

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#5745705 - 05/15/15 05:06 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: Cleric]
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what scares me is

A) someone thought they were qualified for that job

B) People buy based of there information which is WIDELY wrong

C) people overpay at Gander

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#5745713 - 05/15/15 05:11 PM Re: Things i learned from Gander Mountain [Re: bigjoe8565]
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Originally Posted By: bigjoe8565
In fairness, I've similarly stupid stuff from the gun counter guys at Academy.


At least the stupidity at academy is priced right.

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