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  1. 1 minute ago, watab kid said:

    one day they will be standing in a bread line hoping to get what the government promised - thats not the american dream , thats not the intent of our government and it was never what our founding fathers envisioned for this country , its not what we should be 

    If it gets to that point, the rest of us will be in the same bread lines. 

  2. 5 hours ago, Warden Callaway said:

    Brother-in-law and I showed up at a gunclub at the break of dawn. We went to pistol range and dug up several hundred pounds of scrap.  We used a frame with expanded metal (gutter leaf guards,  as I remember) We got a wash tub and buckets full.  I melted it down in a large cast iron kittle.  Still have most of it. 

     

    I still clean out my bullet traps. And I can't help picking up wheel weights.  Been know to pick up lead at cowboy shooting ranges when we went over to setup.

     

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    When I first started shooting, I met a guy who did a LOT of reloading. He would go to the local outdoor range with a rake about once a month and just rake out hundreds of fired bullets. He's melt them down, cast his bullets, load them up, and sell them at the range. 

    And to answer Father Kit Cool Gun Garth's question, most bullets, at least handgun bullets, penetrate about a foot into plain dirt.  

  3. Putting a round into an engine would definitely FOD, (Foreign Object Damage), it out. Most twin engine aircraft can fly and land on one engine, (that's why Navy and Marine aircraft have two, even helicopters), but taking off almost certainly wouldn't happen. 

    As long as the offending aircraft wasn't already taking off, a bullet into the intake would safely stop it from going far. 

    A birdstrike as shown in "Topgun Maverick", while it would almost certainly NOT take out both engines, would probably take out one of them.

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  4. 4 minutes ago, Finagler 6853 Life said:

    I thought Military intelligence was an oxymoron.

    Kind of like "Fun Run".

    4 minutes ago, Finagler 6853 Life said:

    I wouldn't put anything past Putin.  Take the country's collective mind off the failure in Ukraine. 

    That was, and still is, my thought too. Add to it that the terrorists were reported to have headed to Ukraine to escape.

  5. You said in the New .22 thread:

    There’s a line from a show that I cannot remember the name of right now that made me laugh to myself, but was very poignant. 
    A main character was dying. His friend says “You shouldn’t die alone.”

    The main character responded “We all die alone.”

     

    I also remember this scene, but not what it is from. Now I'll be sitting here ALL DAY trying to remember it. I want to say it's from an episode of "Firefly", but I'm not sure. 

    Maybe it was from "Outlaw Josey Wales"? When the kid died? 

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  6. 49 minutes ago, Pat Riot said:

    My biggest difficulty is finding a reliable.22 pistol that’s easily pack able and concealable. 

    I'm going to go against the grain here and say that a .22 revolver can solve all these problems. While the round discussed here specifically was NOT designed for a revolver, plenty of other ammo will work just fine.

    This is my Taurus 94. 9 shot DA, 4" with adjustable sights. Since it is the same frame as their 85 series revolvers in .38, it wears the same grips as my 85s, but normally came with a larger wood grip. More modern versions come with a rubber grip. 

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  7. 9 hours ago, sassnetguy50 said:

    No.  The Uppercut and Stinger have similar velocity from a 2" barrel.  The Uppercut was designed for reliable expansion and it works.  

    Stinger on the left, Uppercut in the middle.

     

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    The ballistic gel test was underwhelming at best. I'm not saying that I wouldn't use it if it was all I had, but I'd like something bigger.

  8. 8 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    ***I'M GOING TO ASSUME HERE THAT THIS MEANS I WRITE A CHECK FROM AN ACCOUNT ON ANOTHER BANK FOR DEPOSIT IN THIS BANK

    Either that, or if you make one out to "Cash".

  9. 7 hours ago, Pat Riot said:

    I read about this last month, I think. 
    It sounds interesting. 
    For someone that has health issues or has hand, wrist, arm issues this might be something to consider. 

    I looked at the videos, and while it "might" be a better .22, I think that a .380 would be better. Girsan is making a slightly modernized version of the Baretta 84. The tip up barrel would be a real asset to somebody without the strength to rack a slide.

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  10. 1 hour ago, Rye Miles #13621 said:

    BTW I think once a child of a president breaks the law they’re fair game!! 

    Not necessarily. If the President didn't have anything to do with the child's criminal activity, it shouldn't have a bearing on the President. In Hunter's case, the President is in it up to his neck.

    I didn't have any use for Jimmy Carter, but it didn't have anything to do with his brother Billy.

     

    Edit: Of course, if the child is having a kegger in the White House, that might be a different story.

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  11. 56 minutes ago, watab kid said:

    i got no problem with the store taking any tax deduction they can for providing edible materials to charity that they can no longer sell , they pay a lot of taxes - just like we do , 

    I got no problem with it, just answering Alpo's question.

  12. 4 hours ago, Marshal Mo Hare, SASS #45984 said:

    Einstein looked at him and said, “Young man, I too, know who I am. What I don't know is where I'm going.”

    Very possible. Some years ago I read a story about him that said that when he was at Princeton, his Secretary had to stay at the office because Einstein would have to call him because he kept getting lost on his way home. 

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  13. 17 hours ago, Sgt. C.J. Sabre, SASS #46770 said:

    The bourbon will give you the headache in the morning.

     

    2 minutes ago, watab kid said:

    i hear that , its why i take it real easy , 

    I've known guys that take it with cola.

  14. 27 minutes ago, Alpo said:

    I doubt they would give them to you nowadays.

     

    What y'all think?

    Nowadays the stores give the stuff that's "day old" or other unsellables to "charities" for the tax write off.

    When I was still working, part of what I did was delivering tanks of Balloon Helium to grocery stores. Most of the time there were vans of people from one church or another loading up these products to take to feed the "less fortunate" or homeless shelters or some other food giveaway outfit. Occasionally I'd ask the Receiving Clerk if I could "steal" a doughnut from to pile and was ALWAYS told some version of NONBFN.

  15. 29 minutes ago, Rip Snorter said:

    There used to be a variety of rules English TV Producers had to follow.  How many actors could be in a scene, and probably other things as well.  Going on memory and could not find anything with a quick search.  Might be another part of the issues you mention.

    I don't think that rules have anything to do with it. It's that the sets look like they're painted plywood pieces with rummage sale furniture in them, and the actors seem like none of them have ever seen the full script or that they never rehearsed their lines or actions. It's like Mr. Bill but with real people.

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