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Here's how the Model 700 EtronX works: The electronic fire control has no moving parts other than the trigger. No sear to be released. No firing pin to strike the primer. Instead, an internal electrical circuit sends a charge through the system to our electrically responsive primer. Closing the bolt on the cartridge establishes contact between the firing pin and the primer. When the trigger is pulled, the electronic circuit sends an electrical pulse through the firing pin directly to the primer. This all happens in less than the blink of an eye. Ignition is even faster, with near zero lock time (.0000027 seconds, actually), which virtually eliminates the effects of barrel movement after pulling the trigger. In fact, the bullet exits the barrel of the Model 700 EtronX before a mechanical firing pin could even hit the primer in a conventional rifle. The system also creates an exceptionally crisp trigger pull with 36% less travel than standard triggers.
originally posted by: Feltrick
Reloading is not a great option if you're bugging out on foot, too much equipment/weight. For those that suggested making your own BP, it won't give enough pressure in today's rifles. You can pick up a pretty cheap BP revolver or muzzleloader but then you're dealing with the primer issue.
I have heard folks using those red plastic caps on their revolvers but never tried it
I did buy a 7.62x25 Romanian Tok, but also bought a 9mm barrel/bushing/mag for it as that ammo is more abundant. Although the 7.62x25 rd is fun to shoot!
originally posted by: The Vagabond
a reply to: stutteringp0et
Decent idea but having everyone carrying weapons chambered for the same rounds could save a lot of headaches all the same. And not that you can't kill anything with 5.56 but the round is designed to wound not to kill. Having to hit the heart or head or else track a wounded animal is less than ideal, to say nothing of the importance of being able to drop a human or animal predator immediately.
originally posted by: MystikMushroom
Reloading your own ammo will get you by for a while. You can cast your own lead bullets, re-use your brass, and even manufacture your own gunpowder if you know your chemistry.
Does anyone know how to make a primer?
A lot of "preppers" I've run into seem to think that because they have reloading supplies they'll be OK indefinitely. Not if you can't make a primer.