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Charlie T Waite

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  1. What do you think of the 25 cal - was think of the 45 cal but then they dropped the 50 cal to $599 on a black Friday special. FTIW, I'm not sorry that I went with it.
  2. I fat fingered it was suppose to say 6 mo. of SASS shooting which means they could take ROII the next day if offered. I usually proof better. Thanks for the catch.
  3. You can take the ROII after 6 mos. No you do note need to take the ROI again but as Tennessee Williams said a refresher is advised every year to keep up on any rule changes or clarifications that occurred.
  4. Muleshoe Bill I watched a lot of videos & read a lot of reviews before I bought - the most interesting ones were from Keith Warren from Outdoor Channel. He hunted all kinds of things with it using air-bolts, 336-grain slugs & the hollow points. Some of the range demonstration videos e.g. clay block, balistic gel & dummies were very impressive as well. If he can take a cape buffalo with it, a white tail or mule deer should be no problem. I was impressed when I stopped by the gravel pit this past Sunday - accuracy & impact were better than I though they would be. Charlie
  5. Not a back yard rifle - Very loud for an airgun, I think loud as 22 mag maybe just a bit more 110-120.DB? - definitely not as loud as a center-fire with almost no felt recoil though. Not a back yard rifle - Very loud for an airgun, I think loud as 22 mag maybe just a bit more 110-120.DB? - definitely not as loud as a center-fire with almost no felt recoil though. Charlie
  6. What I just purchased - Seneca Dragon Claw .50 caliber PCP air gun. Ammo choices range from 177 grain round ball to 336-grain cast slugs or Air Venturi Air Bolts, The trigger breaks reliably at around 2 pounds and 12 ounces. Performance and Accuracy They put the 336-grain slugs, .177 grain round ball, and 430 grain Air Venturi Air Bolt over the chony and got the following results. The 336-grain slugs averaged 545 FPS across ten shots, generating an average of 221.66 foot-pounds. When shooting on low power, the .177 grain round balls averaged 621 FPS, generating an average of 151.60 foot-pounds. If you're looking for maximum killing power, then you'll want to run the 430 grain Air Venturi Air-bolts, which topped out at around 495 FPS, generating over 234 foot-pounds. When matched with a broad-head, the Air-bolts are exceptionally lethal on big game. will also shoot Thompson Center .45 Black Powder Shockwave Sabots 200gr (very accurately) and Hornady .495 round balls (1/2 price of the Seneca round balls). FWIT I ranged tested after sighting in at 50 yds - 1st four gave a ragged hole before opening up a bit. Still 10 shots per fill and a total of 1.75" Oh yea. A compressor is easiest but it onpy takes about 250 -300 hand pumps to fill it to 200BAR (3000 PSI). Oh, one last thing, this was what finally convinced me: https://youtu.be/pDLzKF9aUwQ The are a lot of videos on hunting everything from small game to dear & bear with this on you tube. Actual photo of mine... Charlie
  7. We're quickly approaching the Georgia runoff, which will determine the ultimate balance of power in the Senate. While Democrats will maintain control either way, the outcome will affect how easily President Joe Biden and his party can push through judges and judicial appointments. That means the impact the race has on gun policy will be more than just trivial. So, it makes sense that the NRA has dumped over $3 million into the campaign so far. But it's pretty odd that the major gun-control groups have stayed on the sidelines. Contributing Writer Jake Fogleman dives into the groups' FEC filings and potential explanations for the spending freeze. We also got further insight into how the public is reacting to the post-Bruen legal landscape. A new poll shows most Americans approve of what the Court decided. And the trend line since June is pretty interesting too. Speaking of the post-Bruen legal landscape, a new suit was recently filed in North Carolina. This one is a follow-up to a previous claim against one of the state's sheriffs. He's accused of slow-walking gun-carry permits, just as he did with pistol-purchase permits during the onset of the pandemic. Jake also takes a look ahead at the gun-control policies Colorado is likely to pursue in the wake of the election and the Club Q shooting. Will the state expand its "Red Flag" law? Will it enact new restrictions on AR-15s? What about homemade guns? Plus, I examine whether the new Everytown Uvalde lawsuit against gun companies and cops can succeed in court. Gun-Control Groups Staying Out of Georgia Senate Runoff as NRA Spending Surges By Jake Fogleman Gun group spending ahead of the Georgia Senate runoff has been decidedly one-sided. With the election only days away, none of the three major national gun-control groups--Everytown for Gun Safety, Giffords, and Brady--are making much of an effort to influence the race’s outcome, Federal Election Commission (FEC) records show. The latest filings for Everytown for Gun Safety’s Super PAC show it has only spent $1500 for phone calls in support of incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D.). Neither Brady PAC nor Giffords PAC has submitted updated filings since the November general election. None of the gun-control groups’ websites refer to any new spending or advertising campaigns ahead of the final Senate race. The lack of activity among the major gun control groups stands in stark contrast to the strategy taken by gun-rights advocates ahead of election day. The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund has poured more than $3 million into the race on television ads, digital ads, media placement, mailers, and text messages in support of Herschel Walker (R.), the PAC’s filings show. Click here to read more. Poll: Majority Approve of Pro-Gun Supreme Court Ruling By Stephen Gutowski Americans like the Supreme Court’s recent expansion of Second Amendment protections. A new poll from Marquette University’s law school released on Wednesday shows 64 percent favor the ruling in New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen. On the other hand, 35 percent said they oppose the decision. The poll found a sizeable enthusiasm gap as well. 36 percent of respondents, the largest single share, said they strongly favor the Court’s ruling. Only 16 percent strongly oppose it. The significant support for the Court’s Bruen opinion striking down New York’s restrictive gun-carry law comes as its effects are starting to be felt. It may signal most Americans are happy with expanded gun-rights protections, and that could undermine future efforts to overturn the Court’s landmark Second Amendment rulings. Click here to read the whole story. Analysis: Everytown's Uvalde Lawsuit Against Gun Companies, Law Enforcement Unlikely to Succeed in Court [Member Exclusive] By Stephen Gutowski One of the nation’s most prominent gun-control groups is trying to hold gun companies and the police liable for the Uvalde mass shooting. Everytown Law is representing Sandra Torres, whose 10-year-old daughter was murdered during the attack, in her suit against the maker of the AR-15 used in the attack, the gun shop that sold it to the attacker, and a myriad of Uvalde law enforcement and school officials. Lawyers for the group claim that the AR-maker Daniel Defense (DD) was negligent in how it advertised the gun, and dealer Oasis Outback was negligent in selling it to the attacker. They further claim that Uvalde officials and individual officers on the scene are liable for their extended inaction during the shooting. “The shooting in Uvalde was a horrific tragedy – and wholly preventable,” Eric Tirschwell, executive director of Everytown Law, said in a statement. “The massacre that killed Eliahna Torres and 20 others that day wasn’t just an act of one violent, troubled young man armed with an assault rifle. There are several actors responsible for putting the gun in his possession and failing to protect the children he attacked. This lawsuit is intended to hold them accountable.” But all of these claims have been tried before in recent years, and none have resulted in actual court victories. If you're a Reload Member, click here to read more. If not, join today for exclusive access to this and hundreds of other stories! Gun-Rights Groups Sue North Carolina Sheriff Over Carry Permit Delays By Jake Fogleman For the second time since 2021, gun-rights groups are taking the sheriff of one of North Carolina’s most populous counties to court over gun permit delays. Gun Owners of America (GOA) and Grass Roots North Carolina (GRNC) filed a new suit against Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden (D.) in federal court on Monday. They accuse the sheriff’s office of exploiting mental health provisions of the state’s permitting law to intentionally delay the issuing of concealed carry permits for months at a time. “Sheriff McFadden’s delay is wholly unnecessary, unreasonable and is an intentional act to deprive the residents of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina of their right to bear arms as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution,” the complaint reads. Click here to read the rest. Analysis: A Colorado Gun-Control Push is Coming [Member Exclusive] By Jake Fogleman Following a deadly week of multiple mass shootings, gun policy changes once seen as likely now seem inevitable. Nowhere is that more true than in Colorado. Not only was the state the site of one of this past week’s high-profile shootings, but its political balance of power also provides ample opportunity for legislation to pass. Over the past decade, Colorado has been one of only a handful of states where gun-control advocates have made serious legislative gains. Armed with that recent success and bolstered by unprecedented Democratic majorities in the state legislature thanks to this month’s midterms, gun-control advocates are moving full steam ahead with new proposals. A group of 20 Democrats in the Colorado state house and state senate just announced the formation of a formal “Gun Violence Prevention Caucus” this week. The new caucus has already earned plaudits from gun-control groups like Giffords, and it will be headed by newly elected state senator Tom Sullivan (D.), who received more than $1 million in support from Everytown for Gun Safety during his campaign. Members of the newly formed caucus have already begun floating some changes they would like to see in the wake of the Club Q shooting. Here’s a look at what will be on the table when the state assembly reconvenes in January. If you’re a Reload Member, click here to read the whole piece. If not, please consider joining today to get access. Outside The Reload Report: California gun data breach was unintentional | AP News | By Adam Beam Six million Americans carried guns daily in 2019, twice as many as in 2015 | The Guardian | By Lois Beckett Illinois Dems to target assault weapons and magazines, age of gun ownership | Chicago Sun-Times | By Tina Sfondeles and Frank Main Second lawsuit filed against Measure 114 days ahead of enactment | Bearing Arms | By Cam Edwards Minnesota Dems to reintroduce gun control legislation in January | KSTP 5 | By Jay Kolls Montana AG Concerned UPS and FedEx Working With Biden Admin to Track American Gun Owners | Washington Free Beacon | By Adam Kredo Gun Death Rate Nears Three-Decade High, With Men at Most Risk | Wall Street Journal | By Dominique Mosbergen Black Friday gun sales were third highest ever | Washington Examiner | By Paul Bedard Maine Democrats will take on Janet Mills in uphill gun control push | Bangor Daily News | By David Marino Jr.
  8. I hope your Thanksgiving was happy and healthy! Despite the holiday, there was a lot of gun news. Gallup released its first gun poll in six months. And it had some pretty interesting findings. I explain how the drop in gun-control support and increase in gun ownership it found may not be as closely connected as it seems at first glance. The Georgia runoff election started heating up as well. The NRA opened up the first salvo of the campaign with a $1.5 million ad buy. And the AARP put out the first poll of the race, which found guns may not be a top issue for some of the most-engaged voters. The potential fallout of Orgeon's successful gun-control initiative is coming into focus. Contributing Writer Jake Fogleman explains why it sets up a potential cutoff of all gun sales in the state and puts it at an immediate disadvantage in court. New York's latest gun-carry law is also back in the spotlight. Yet another provision was struck down by a federal judge. This time it was the state's attempt to make it a felony to carry into private businesses that are open to the public unless the owner posts a sign allowing it, turning the way every other state has handled the issue on its head. Plus, the NY State Jewish Gun Club's founder explains their lawsuit against the state's synagogue gun ban on the podcast. Gallup: Support for Gun Control Drops as Gun Ownership Rises By Stephen Gutowski Americans say they are less likely to support tightening gun laws than they were over the summer. A Gallup poll released on Monday shows a nine-point drop in support for making gun laws “more strict” since the same survey was taken in June. It also shows a three-point uptick in the number of Americans reporting they have a gun in the home. While a majority of respondents report supporting stricter gun laws and having no gun in their home, the gap for both shrunk significantly. The results reflect a pair of trends in American gun politics. Click here to read more. Analysis: Will Support for Gun Control Continue to Sink as Gun Ownership Increases? [Member Exclusive] By Stephen Gutowski The latest polling shows a drop in support for stricter gun laws coinciding with a jump in gun ownership. But how strongly are those trends connected, and will they continue in the same direction? Gallup released a poll on Monday that shows a nine-point decline in support for "more strict" gun laws. It also found 46 percent of Americans now report having a gun in their home or on their property, a decade-high. Both of these outcomes are in line with expectations. If you're already a Reload Member, click here to read more. If not, join today for exclusive access! Private Property Gun Ban Blocked as New York Stacks Up Losses in Federal Court By Stephen Gutowski New York’s latest gun-carry law keeps losing. A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction on Tuesday blocking enforcement of the state’s ban on gun-carry on private property, including businesses open to the public, unless the owner posts a sign allowing it. The decision from Judge John Sinatra of the Western District of New York is the third injunction issued against portions of the law since it was passed just a few months ago. Judge Sinatra ruled the state’s novel policy of making nearly everywhere in the state off-limits to licensed gun carry by default violated the Second Amendment. “Property owners indeed have the right to exclude,” he wrote. “But the state may not unilaterally exercise that right and, thereby, interfere with the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding citizens who seek to carry for self-defense outside of their own homes.” Click here to read the rest. Poll: Gun Policy a Low Priority for Most Motivated Georgia Runoff Voters By Jake Fogleman The final balance of power in the Senate might be at stake in Georgia this December, but gun policy is unlikely to take top billing. That’s the takeaway from the first poll to be released on the race. An AARP/Fabrizio Ward & Impact Research poll released Tuesday finds a significant enthusiasm gap along age lines. While only three-quarters of voters 18-49 say they’re extremely motivated to vote in the runoff, the poll indicates that 90 percent of those 50 and older say the same. Only four percent of those same older voters rate gun control/gun rights as their most important deciding issue, ahead of only climate change as the least cited issue among eleven possible choices. Overall, the poll finds incumbent Senator Raphael Warnock (D.) currently leading his Republican challenger Herschel Walker 51 percent to 47 percent among all likely voters. Click here to continue reading. NRA Launches $1.5 Million TV Ad in Georgia Senate Runoff By Jake Fogleman The country’s largest gun rights group is not giving up the fight for the final balance of power in the U.S. Senate. The National Rifle Association’s PAC released a television ad on Monday that boosts Republican Herschel Walker in the December 6 runoff election in Georgia. The new ad urges Georgia voters not to be complacent about the upcoming special election and cautions that their gun rights are on the line. “They think you’ve given up. They think you’ve surrendered,” the 30-second ad begins. “Washington liberals are celebrating because they believe the people of Georgia will not show up to vote in the runoff.” Click here to read the full piece. Podcast: New York State Jewish Gun Club Founder Explains Their Suit Against the State’s Synagogue Gun Ban By Stephen Gutowski This week on the podcast, we’re discussing one of the many lawsuits currently trying to take down New York’s latest gun-carry restrictions. Joining us on the show is Tzvi Waldman to discuss the New York State Jewish Gun Club’s challenge to the ban on guns in places of worship. He argued the law, which keeps even those who are licensed by the state and authorized by their faith leader to carry from doing so, is unconstitutional. And he said it puts worshipers at greater risk of attack. Plus, Contributing Writer Jake Fogleman and I explain the Third Circuit’s decision to uphold the non-violent felon gun ban. You can listen to the show on your favorite podcasting app or by clicking here. Video of the show is also available on our YouTube channel. Members get early access to the show on Sunday, and it goes live for everybody else on Monday. Analysis: Why Backers of Oregon’s Measure 114 May Grow to Regret the Gun-Control Initiative [Member Exclusive] By Jake Fogleman Gun-control advocates secured a big win when Oregon’s Measure 114 passed. But it could become a major headache for them before all is said and done. The Associated Press officially called the race in favor of Measure 114 earlier this week. By a slim 1.6 percent margin, Oregonians voted in a new permit-to-purchase requirement for all gun sales and a ban on ammunition magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds. To receive a permit, a resident must apply with their local sheriff or police department, pay a $65 fee, pay for and complete an approved firearms training course, submit a photo ID, be fingerprinted, and pass a state-run criminal background check in addition to the federal background check required on gun sales by licensed dealers. The measure directs Oregon State Police to create and maintain a database of all permit-to-purchase applicant information, which opponents of the law have charged would function as a de facto gun registry. Additionally, residents who currently own magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds–many of which come standard with commonly-owned handguns and rifles–would only be allowed to use them at shooting ranges and on private land. It institutes some of the strictest gun laws in the country by direct vote, even if by less than most might expect in a deep blue state. That’s still a significant win for gun-control advocates. But getting the measure passed was only the first step. The implementation might show the juice wasn’t worth the squeeze. If you’re a Reload Member, click here to read the whole thing. If not, please consider joining today to get access. Outside The Reload Maker of ‘Ghost Gunner’ machines drops challenge to California gun laws | Courthouse News Service | By Edvard Petterson Gay club shooting suspect evaded Colorado’s red flag gun law | AP News | By Bernard Condon and Colleen Slevin The legal history of bans on firearms and Bowie knives before 1900 | Reason | By David Kopel Maryland Supreme Court takes up case of non-violent felon's gun prohibition | Bearing Arms | By Cam Edwards
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