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Dusty Devil Dale

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  1. Not for SASS shooting, Right? For speed shooting, whatever you gain in shortened stroke will be lost in the loop size. What am I missing here?
  2. Whatever you're doing to stay up all night should definitely be marketed.
  3. How did you post this? 4G? 5G?
  4. Cap'n, I have the same foot problem as you--almost identical! I bear weight only on the heel and balls of my feet. I have to use a piece of trimmed 1/2" carpet as an insert OVER my orthotic, otherwise my feet hurt all night. The carpet (recommended by my Podiatrist) does work pretty well. I cut them the same as my orthotic inserts, except they do not extend under the toes. The Podiatrist thought that would help to relieve and help correct the my hammer-toe condition.
  5. I wear a pair of Whites Logging boots (steel toe, steel shank with spikes) that I've worn in heavy logging and tractor work for 28 years. I've damaged the uppers once (chain saw scuff) and worn out the soles once in that time. They are heavy, stiff-- they give great ankle support, walking on top of logs while limbing, they are reliably snakeproof, and extremely durable. As above, I've sent them back for repairs twice. Both times they quickly contacted me and replaced the boots free of charge and paid shipping both ways. The boots are not lightweight by any stretch, but they give great support and protection. And the lifetime warranty makes them among the lowest cost boots out there, IF you ever need them replaced. I think I paid $550 in 1993 or 94, and I'm on the second free replacement, which makes the cost $550/3 =$183 I tried a pair of $280 Danners for a time, looking for a lighter weight boot. They did not hold up very well in my heavy work. I have not worn the lighter weight Whites, so I can't attest, but their warranty is bomb-proof.
  6. "A little box with a big, warm friend." (Both are over 20#. )
  7. We once had a monthly Halloween Match stage where for the start-line you had to hold up a broom and say, " Of course I can drive a stick!" Lots of laughs.
  8. My wife has severe hearing loss. She bought a $3500 set of Re-sound hearing aids about a year ago. They gave her nearly perfect hearing until literally 3 days after the 6 month warranty expired, when they abruptly quit communicating with the company's adjustment App on her Android Phone. All of the blue-tooth functions, including telephone connection, are now completely dysfunctional. So they won't adjust from her phone, nor do they stay at the amplification she sets by pressing buttons on the ear-pieces themselves. The devices suddenly amplify themselves beyond what she can tolerate, or they go completely dead. But in the 5% of time when they communicate correctly with the App (which is randomly unpredictable) she hears wonderfully. So the issue is in the devices, not in her hearing. We've been back to the vendor (COSTCO) multiple times. Working with the Re-sound Reps via telephone, they are unable to fix the blue-tooth problems. They just tell us they are working normally. We're at the point of throwing away the expensive junk and looking for another product that actually works as advertised. Does anyone out there have hearing aids that you are pleased with? --- ones that actually function properly with the company's Android-operative App? I'd be very interested in seeing the pros and cons of different brands. (I posted this problem about 6 months ago, but now that we've given up on her existing devices and are actively shopping, I cannot find the old thread.) DDD &,
  9. Around here, it's a virtual war zone. every year there are more bullets in the air at one time than in my safes. Stupid people with zero understanding what they're doing.
  10. I know this is two hours early for the California New Year, but I'm heading off to bed -- what a boring New Years Eve today, sitting inside all day, listening to the rain. An old friend now living in a nearby assisted living senior facility told me they have a rip roaring New Years party every year. They celebrate the new year at 12:00 Eastern Standard Time (9:00 California Time). Perfect for their age group.
  11. Sounds like they falsely arrested a lot of folks who turned out to be legally carrying, and had to give back their guns-- looks like 6400+ of them.
  12. Tylenol would be a much better choice. I'd be more concerned about lead poisoning than the bleeding, however. It clearly warrants capable medical attention.
  13. Yes, they do get charged. Many years ago, I was rescued by the Coast Guard off of the Central CA coast. I was SCUBA diving in the big cove at Montana De Oro State Park and I got into a strong offshore rip current. With high surge and low visibility, I didn't realize it until I was swept out of the cove and into another passing current. When surfaced, I was several miles offshore. My partner managed to make it to shore. He drove up to the State Park HQ. The Rangers there had done the drill before, and immediately notified the Coast Guard. A CG rescue boat came out of Morro Bay Harbor, 4 miles north. The crew knew the current patterns, and with help of a Civil Air Patrol fixed- wing spotter plane they quickly found me and pulled one very scared 17-year-old out of the ocean. I was given a quick ride back to Morro Bay. A week later, my dad got an invoice for $1970 (1966 dollars). Worth every penny!
  14. One caution about spraying any cleaning solvents. Some .32 Rugers have painted rather than blued or C-H color finishes on the lower frame. The cleaners will strip the paint to bare metal. Ask me how I know.
  15. A loooong spray of carburetor cleaner, while moving the firing pin back and forth will normally clean out any residual crud. There are also extended firing pins and lighter firing pin return springs available from many vendors. Either will give harder primer hits, as will a heavier Main (hammer) Spring. I would try a firmer hammer spring as my second option, if cleaning the fp boring doesn't fix it.
  16. Badman Bullets in Oregon has cast lead and poly coated bullets in all the common CAS calibers and a big array of weights and bullet contours. Their pricing can be a shade higher at times, but their products are precisely uniform and very clean, plus they ship free across the contiguous US and AK, which is substantial.
  17. Does it remove barrel fouling? Just asking. In jewelry, it will crack some stones, remove tarnish, and contaminating CRUD and buffing compounds, but it has little effect on metals, like silver solder. I have a jeweler's Steam Dragon that steam cleans down to bare metal. I've used it on SS Vaqueros and it works very well for blowing CRUD and old lubricant deposits. Most jewelers have them. Most are not gun averse (for obvious reasons), so asking them to clean a revolver might be worth trying, and not cost very much-- for an occasional deep cleaning.
  18. I don't remember seeing it covered in the DHB (Decorators' Handbook). I checked the House and Stage Conventions, Materials Use, Safety Rules, Operation Rules, and Penalties Sections. I even looked at the Penalty Flow Chart and Reference Card, plus the Decoration Operators (DO) I and II Training Manuals. Not a single word in any of that, so I guess we would give benefit to the decorator and allow discretion. I'd have to say "No Call".
  19. So did you deprime live primers? seems intuitively scary, but I guess as long as the cap isn't dented in the process to compress the anvil, depriming would be reasonably safe. (I guess -- ONLY). Does anyone here know for sure?
  20. I have a Mantis. It does a great job of tilling the garden (even in hard clay soil) and edging the lawn. Amazing little machine for just $145. (Oh, I guess you were talking about something else.)
  21. I've read that a printer has a scanned internal record of everything it has printed, scanned or photocopied, so you need to be careful about disposal. I don't know if it's true or not. But there must be some kind of memory for the scanner to work. Does anybody know?
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