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  1. 3 hours ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

     

    My oldest took the benelli to practice today.  I added a 6 ounce weight under the barrel.  According to one of his teammates who is the 4th in the state, the rib curves up in the middle so the rise needs adjustment.   He missed several but some of that could be due to his bad attitude as he wanted to shoot the beretta and I told him his brother is using it Tuesday for a match so we will let it rest.  He ticked me off complaining so much.  


  2. 7 hours ago, The Original Lumpy Gritz said:

    Most of the recoil issue is from the stock shape. 

    Put a mercury recoil reducer in that Benni stock.

    OLG 

    Never heard of that, I'll look.  Also, the gun came with shims to adjust the LOP and pitch.  Would adjusting pitch or LOP also help?  


  3. I found a base model Benelli 828u over/under and bought it for my sons to use for shotgun team.  The higher end model weighs over a pound extra I am told.   The base model was 2300 and the high end was 4000.  2300 seemed better for a kid to use..  They kept complaining it kicks a lot even though Benelli puts pads inside the stock.  It seems fine to me but the coaches also complain about the recoil.   My 11 year old had his first match with it and halfway through switched to a semiauto.   He shot average with it.  His brother also shot reasonable with it.  

     

    I then found a beretta 686 with a 32 inch barrel versus the Benelli 30 inch barrel for 1650, nib.  My 15 year old took it to a match and improved on skeet and trap in high winds but did worse on sporting clays,  shooting way behind most targets. 

     

    My 11 year old went to practice this week with the beretta and kept up with the high school kid on the team that is in the top 4 of the state.  His game improved so much the coach was really pleased.   Now no one likes the Benelli,  except me.  


  4. I wrnt to davidsons gun genie and they show out of stock.  I had got to liking the idea of the scout model as I have been toying with the idea of a garand scout rifle and scout scope

      

    I may have to wait for things to settle down before getting one.


  5. years ago I owned a Federal Ordnance m14 that was ok as far as accuracy but not great.  It was 500 when I bought it so seemed worth the price.  I sold it after I got bored with it.   

     

    I have been fighting a fever for the springfield m1a since before I bought the cheap version.   In town they have a camostock version for 1499 and a wood stock version for 1599.  

     

    What is a true value of these and how accurate are they?  I even toyed with a Fulton Armory version but wondered if it was worth it?


  6. my oldest son loves his atv.  He loves mud holes.  He took the tractor and made another mud hole in the woods and wanted me to see it and approve it.  I prefer shady trails with an occasional mud.  

     

    I nearly always wear snake boots in the woods.  One reason is I hate snakes.  The other is my snake boots are about the only comfortable shoe I have.   I hate having diabetes. 

     

    As I put on my snake boots and my shoulder holster that holds my S and W Governor that I use to help hold my pants up due to weight loss causing them to fall down, my oldest son makes fun.  He tells his mom that whenever I go to the woods I act like I'm going to war.  

     

    Off we go and get to the new mud hole that is currently dry as dust as you may have noticed in the picture of the new puppy.   I look down and noticed a less than 2 feet long baby rattlesnake crawling by my feet.  BOOM goes the governor.   The head is suddenly mangled.  A diamond back rattlesnake is no more.  The puppy decided to play with it and grabbed its head so we took it away from him and threw it into the woods.   

     

    Always be prepared. 

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  7. when we moved to the country from the suburbs of Atlanta a homeless kitten showed up but the kids wanted a dog.  I found 2 mixed lab and shepherd and likely other breeds and they turned out to be wonderful dogs.  The oldest was 9 at the time.   The youngest was 2.  The dogs let her twist and pull on their faces without complaining and followed the youngest everywhere.   When she was 8 the brother disappeared.   His sister passed a year or so after we got her, but he lived 6 years and disappeared.   

     

    We really miss him.  He was black and would quietly walk up to you in the dark and startle you.  He was the alpha dog.  After his sister dies we got 2 more lab mix dogs for 2 of the children.   The black dog was the oldest son's dog.

     

    After a few months we decided to replace it with a lab and bulldog mix according to the owner in town.  They lived in a run down house across from the funeral home.   We brought it home and it was heavily infested with fleas.  We bathed it several days in dawn soap and it is better.   We noticed very large worms in its poop so we treated that.  We had kept it in play yard pen under the back steps until it was acclimated to us.  After that we noticed it nips my youngest heels a lot .  We pop it to teach it to stop.  Once it was allowed to go to the back porch it would refuse to leave even to potty.  We finally moved him to the front yard and it us doing better.   

     

    My oldest son is teaching it to ride his atv and fetch deer bones so he can hunt deer sheds.  

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  8. 38 minutes ago, Sedalia Dave said:

    Tape will cause the fitting to crack. They are not very strong.  Look closely for cracks. If you don't find any you might have to replace the hose.

    Turns out I do have to replace the hose.  I had bought another set for another shower and hadn't installed it yet,  so after the first 2 replies I took the new hose and installed it and it didn't leak.   I will get a new hose.  

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  9. I have a delta hand held shower that has a fixed head as well.  It leaks where the head attaches to the flexible hose Sometimes.   It leaks.more at one angle.over others.  I took it apart and there is a washer down in the hose near the end but it looks intact.

     

    If i put plumbers tape on the threads of the shower head would it help or is it something else?

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  10. 2 hours ago, irish ike, SASS #43615 said:

    How many here have ever "told" the coach something and they listened. Sideline coaches, parents, aren't usually appreciated.

    Ike

    I know that to be true, but it seems to me if I offer to help make things so you don't lose the team to quarantine, then you would think they would be interested.  When he turned down my offer for additional shelter for weight equipment I even offered to buy a freezer for the concession stand to be able to sell ice cream (game time temp here is often 90 degrees).  He never even texted back.  He gives times for them to be there and we get them there on time, then he keeps them 20 minutes or more later than the time he tells us to pick them up.  He tells me if my sons miss a practice they will sit out a quarter, i make the point to get them there and one played the last 7 minutes(when they were ahead by 30 points)  and the other played 4 plays when they were behind by 40 points since the second quarter and let a covid positive kid  with vomiting symptoms play the entire game.  .  

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  11. He still wears a mask because they can't afford liability and declare outright he is immune in case 1 put of a million gets sick but there are also more studies the immunity may be greater than 4 months but in an era of abundance of caution they limit it to no quarantine within 90 days if around a sick person. 


  12. I mentioned before that I repeatedly told the coach that if he didn't change the way he was doing things he was going to get the whole team sent home on quarantine.   The health professionals rule here is if one student gets sick but everyone else is wearing a mask only the sick child goes home.  The head master drilled that rule in at the beginning. 

     

    I would offer to help buy an outdoor weight lifting equipment or other things needed to help them train but stay apart.   He never took me up on it.

     

    Yesterday they sent my oldest son home early from football practice as some other players tested positive.   Then they quarantined the entire team because "they were close together without mask".  At the start of the first game Friday they even had one throwing up claiming food poisoning,  that boy played the entire game and the coach left 3 players on the sidelines most of the 46 to 6 loss.  He doesn't seem to get it.  He has them bunch up tight for meetings throughout practice and the game.  

     

    To make things worse, my son just got out of quarantine because he had the virus but since he is on the team they want him to quarantine again even though the doctor said he has immunity for 3 months.   We are trying to get a doctors note so he can stay in school. 

     

    It wouldn't upset me as much if I hadn't repeatedly told the coach what would happen if he didn't make adjustments. 

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