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Chief Rick

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  1. If you plan to do any competition long range shooting I recommend you go with a MIL reticle for commonality between competitors. The other shooters will be able to give you corrections in the same measurement. If you only plan to shoot by yourself, there's nothing wrong with the MOA reticle. I try to stay away from MIL reticles with MOA adjustments. I am also looking at the Leupold MK5 but in the 5-25x56mm with PR2-MIL reticle. The other optic in my top two is the Vortex Razor HD Gen-2 4..5-27x56mm with EBR-7C reticle. Take a look at the Bushnell Elite Tactical XRS-
  2. 2014 GSA "only" has a 7.9 gallon tank. This pic taken last year along the Amalfi Coast (Italy) before the world went totally stupid.
  3. You could always try a convertible sports car or a Jeep - I find I get most of the enjoyment that I have on a motorcycle when I put the top down on the Jeep. Been considering get something like a Mazda Miata convertible when I decide to get rid of the bike.
  4. Is she a Craftmaster? I can't make out what the craft is she's piloting - but it looks like an LCAC/SSC.
  5. For anyone reading this that wants to do a documented SS1K, the biggest obstacle to overcome is making efficient stops. While travelling, regardless of how many wheels, more time is lost at the gas station than anywhere along the way unless there happens to be a major traffic backup due to an accident. You have to multitask: pump your gas, eat a bite and drink something all at the same time.
  6. Do you RTE with the MTF? I will say that my wife enjoys riding in the Jeep with the top down more than riding pillion on any motorcycle. With the top down, we get to experience most of the sights/smells as on a motorcycle, with a few additional benefits.
  7. I had a Vulcan Classic 1600. I put 24,000 miles on it in 24 months. It was "ok" around town and back/forth to work (25 miles each way), but I did not enjoy it on longer trips. My back and shoulders would give me fits with the feet out front/long stretch to the handlebars. Went to the FJR from that motorcycle and put 64,000 miles on the FJR in four years. One would think I would have learned my lesson but I got rid of the FJR for an Electra Glide Ultra Classic. 12,000 miles in eight months reminded me of my aches and pains. I traded that motorcycle for my current BMW R1200GSA.
  8. I agree. Started with Brick Stones (Bridgestones) on the FJR and changed them out quite early for the Michelin's. I am also running Micheline Road 5 Trails on my BMW. I may change them out for something a little more aggressive next time - they're not so good in gravel, sand or mud (my driveway and yard).
  9. AEROSTICH! The best I have ever worn for wet weather.
  10. The only mods I made to my FJR were grip puppies, bar risers and a Bill Mayer Saddle.
  11. I used to regularly make SS1K rides on my FJR - Virginia to Mississippi. My one ride that I documented had me complete the trip in under 18 hours with just seven stops. I also either did the speed limit or only "kept up" with traffic. Total time stopped was under an hour. Speeding doesn't save you time and can actually make you need to stop for fuel more often than doing the speed limit. My FJR had an honest range of 250 miles between fuel stops, my current motorcycle can go even further. Music or audiobooks are both good. These days I prefer a helmet with a Bluetooth headse
  12. The ability to “read” and communicate visual information is what the Toledo Museum of Art (TMA) calls, “visual literacy.” When the color of the image is changed, it becomes clear what you are supposed to see: Looking back at the first black and white image, you can still see the panther in the foreground, even when you didn’t see it previously. Once you see something, it is hard to remember what it was like not to see it.
  13. Is the baby deer dead? Where did baby deer come from? Where is momma deer?
  14. We'll see when Angie gets hers. Edit to add - 19 characters.
  15. I've misplaced my bag of Skull Screw tips. I'm going to use the Comply foam tips next weekend to compare.
  16. Regardless of the position, he fired the 10th pistol round after firing the shotgun. You can only earn one "P" per stage.
  17. I may be wrong, but I'm in the "only a miss" for an unfired round left in the revolver as long as it's not under the hammer. As shot, only a "P".
  18. Portions are probably one of, if not the, biggest contributor to obesity in the USA. Proper diet is necessary. But, proper diet without proper exercise is not going to get you results. A mixture of weights and cardio is what I was doing being I went overseas (now I need to get back into it). Simple carbs (breads especially) are something I think we Americans eat without thinking about. Maybe beer and sodas, too. Find a healthy snack to get you between meals. I keep a can of mixed nuts at work. You may also need to make an appointment with your doctor to ensure you b
  19. Yep - trying to decide whether to move everything into the G fund or just leave it. I won't be withdrawing any for another 10 years regardless.
  20. Another forum - user is asking about "period correct" slings for a SxS shotgun. I tried a search but came up with nothing. Anybody have an example of a sling that would have been used on a SxS in the late 1800's, early 1900's?
  21. Twister (the movie) was released on this day 25 years ago.
  22. GU Energy Roctane Ultra Endurance Electrolyte Capsules before and at the halfway point. Maybe another after the match depending on the heat/how I feel. Drink lots of water. I also carry a granola bar or three, just in case.
  23. I made "dummy rounds" with no primer and a roll-crimp with over-shot card on top of an empty wad. It doesn't simulate the weight of a loaded shell but it's closer to the weight of an empty shell.
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