Steve Johnson

Founder and Dictator-In-Chief of TFB. A passionate gun owner, a shooting enthusiast and totally tacti-uncool. Favorite first date location: any gun range. Steve can be contacted here.


  • I have not, but that is only because I spent all of my firearms-related budget on the firearm.

    I may yet flop over to “yes”, though…

  • Kind of, yes. A $200 K-31 with a $70 mount and a $150 scope. With the surplus GP-11 ammo, it shoots better than any other gun I own.

  • Jesse

    I haven’t yet but I’m about to. I have a K31 I bought several years ago at $130 that I’m going to get a mount for. And I’m considering an Aimpoint for a WASR which would be similar situation.

  • Steve

    Almost every time.

    Rem700 – .308 w / Zeiss Conquest 6.5x-20x (almost 2:1)

    CZ527 – .223 w / Leupold VXIII 6.5-20x (Just barely)

    Olympic Arms M-4 – .223 / Trijicon ACOG (almost 2:1)

    CZ452 – .22 w / Leupold VXII 3-9x (Close)

    It’s easier / cheaper to make a good reliable weapon than it is to make reliable optics.

  • Regolith

    Whoh. Statistical dead heat.

    I haven’t spent more on a scope than a firearm. Yet. Mostly due to limited budget. Given my addiction to gadgets, it’s only a matter of time before I do.