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    Most important features in a muzzle brake

    I really enjoyed the youtube videos where they tried numerous muzzle brakes on a 5.56 and then on a 7.62x51 rifle mounted onto a sled that could free recoil. That way, the amount of recoil reduction was easy to quantify. I realize that there is both recoil, and muzzle flip, but at least the...
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    A greater genius? Stoner vs Kalashnikov

    Asking which of these gun designers is more of a genius is akin to asking whether Edison or Tesla is more the genius....Madam Curie (radiation/Xrays), or Salk (cure for polio)...I could go on, but you get the idea. I'm just glad there are/were people in the world like them all.
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    Socially UNacceptable Humor

    I think this is a great photo. Sure, young hardbodies would look better, but to me this says they are still in love, still think life is fun, still think like kids (yippee...skinnydipping!), and that life goes on even if you are old. Just don't get old in your head. Hell, they are still...
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    France Canada and the rest of the G6 are teaming up to isolate the USA

    If free trade was truly free, the governments of countries that trade would not subsidize or otherwise artificially manipulate prices on things sold to other countries, and there would be no tariffs, import duties/taxes etc. The real difficult part would be determining if a government somehow...
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    France Canada and the rest of the G6 are teaming up to isolate the USA

    The European countries and Canada threatening to isolate the USA reminds me of a loud, argumentative, nasty spouse that threatens to give their mate the silent treatment. The silent treatment from someone like that, and the threat of Canada and European countries threatening to isolate the USA...
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    A, E, O, U NO "I"

    Reminds me of the old Arlo Guthrie song: Eye don't wanna die, eye just wanna ride on my motor-cycle... (Motorcycle song)
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    Flys at the range...... found a horsefly trap

    In the above incident, when I went over the in ground sweat bee nest with the weed whacker, they came out in force. Because my face shield was so scratched up and had sweat dripping down it, I didn't see the swarm at first. My first thought was that the weed whacker threw some rocks against...
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    Let’s play: Range this p dog in mils....

    I took dial calipers like those shown in mcameron's post about 2 above mine, measured the height of the groundhog in the photo, then compared that measurement to the Mil scale in the photo of the scope. As Bender and others have rightly pointed out, we don't know the height of THAT...
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    Shotshells for Defense

    There are plenty of reasons why someone might use a shotgun for home defense. Some reasons make sense, some are goofy as hell. While a 410 single shot loaded with #9 shot wouldn't be my first choice, I wouldn't want to get shot with it. Maybe a single shot 410 is what Uncle Barney left in...
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    If this isn't the most gorgeous handgun I have ever seen...

    It sure is pretty. My problem is that if I were rich enough to buy it, I would want to shoot it. Only one firearm has ever lived unfired in my vault for longer than it would take to sell it because I don't buy for speculation, or to fill out a collection. I buy firearms to use. The notable...
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    The Cisko Kid- this is a “gunfighter”

    I really enjoy these fast shooting videos. I found it interesting when Jerry Miculek said he was faster with a revolver, because he had to WAIT for the 1911 pistol's action to cycle.... I guess I can fantasize about being so damned fast that I have to wait for a 1911 to cycle, but I think...
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    Flys at the range...... found a horsefly trap

    After unintentionally finding a nest of ground dwelling sweat bees (little yellow jacket relatives) with my gas powered weed whacker and getting a number of stings as my reward, I have started a lifelong vendetta against all those stinging bastards. Honey bees, and pollinators get a pass...
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    Let’s play: Range this p dog in mils....

    Oh, just shoot the damned thing already!
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    Let’s play: Range this p dog in mils....

    Bender makes a good point about wind calls. While electronic devices can get us very accurate distance measurements, and even account for up or down angle shots, accurate wind calls are probably harder to get right. I can usually do pretty good on the distance part, because with laser range...
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    Let’s play: Range this p dog in mils....

    What Skookum said about the difficulty in measuring yardage with this method is absolutely correct. At longer distances where the trajectory is more rainbow like, the effect of an incorrect yardage assessment is even worse. Using a 308 at 960 yards a ranging estimate that is +/- 5 yards...
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    Shit is about to get real

    I continue to believe that whether republican or democrat, liberal or conservative, all the special reports, threats of indictment, soon to be released reports with "new damaging information", or whatever they want to call it...it is all nothing more than political theatre until someone actually...
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    Let’s play: Range this p dog in mils....

    If the prairie dog is presumed to be 10" tall, and it is just under 1 mil tall...my Mil Dot master says it is 280 yards.
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    Took the NFL long enough....

    The NFL realized it was costing them LOTS of fans, and thereby money. As mentioned above, many people who used to be fans resent how long it took the league to wise up, and a high proportion of those fans simply won't be back. I think the NFL's delay in dealing with the issue has permanently...
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    Seattle Passes Head Tax

    They. reduced the original amount of the tax, presumably because they figured they couldn't get away with too high of a tax. Politicians trying to figure out how much tax they can get away with is like someone trying to figure out how much blood they can get out of an animal without killing the...
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    Binoculars or Spotting Scope?

    I found a really nice pair of Steiner Military/Marine 7X50 binoculars with illuminated compass and Mil grid for $200 at a Goodwill auction...it cost me another $100 to send them back to Steiner to have the compass and light fixed...so $300 for a $1200 pair of binoculars wasn't bad...the glass is...
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