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  1. Probably comes down to bc. Larger bullets have better bc. I have not checked the bc’s to verify they are substantially different. At higher velocity from a rifle the lower bc isn’t as much of a factor since it starts faster. From a pistol where the velocity is closer to the same, the smaller round will slow down faster. Since drop is related to time of flight, The faster the total flight time the lower the drop. I would guess the 22 starts slower, but is faster at the target, so flight time is less. The 17 is probably faster at the muzzle, but slows down faster, longer flight time. The best example of this is the 50 bmg. It only starts at 2700 fps, but is still sonic at almost a mile. A 308 at 150g has to be 2950 at the muzzle to be sonic at 1000 yards.
  2. I found with Chinese food, the local like to show off and order the expensive delicacies for visitors. The problem with this is we don’t like that stuff. The more common dishes are quite good and if they simply ordered those it would be a more enjoyable experience. Have had all sorts of dishes, horse, stomach, ox, frog, sea slug, et, but nothing is as bad as stinky tofu. That is just nasty. The smell along makes it indelible.
  3. The high voltage line to cut is marked on the car. On my Bolt it’s under the hood and the volt is in the trunk. It’s about 500v and they do that to reduce the current required to achieve the needed power levels. V=Ir. Power = Volt x Amps. supposedly the semi is around 800v.
  4. All electric cars have a gearbox of some sort. Not a transmission like we are used to, but they don’t run the motor directly attached to the wheel, so there are gears. The Tesla uses big helical cut gears instead of straight cut gears to reduce noise. With enough insulation you probably don’t hear the road noise or gear noise, but it’s still there. Just like riding is a top level bmw, they are very quiet.
  5. When turned on my car boots up and dash/radio come on. It makes noise as it’s doing it to let you know it turned on. Then when you put it in drive it makes noise up to about 20 mph per federal law. It’s a white noise and quite annoying, but no way to turn it off. electric cars still have road noise and wind noise. They also have some gear whine as there is a gearbox. They are not silent. I have not ridden in a tesla, but I assume the higher end s and x are quieter.
  6. It is confusing. I have some balckhawks and they have the xr-3 frame, so short springs, then my Bisley uses the longer stiffer springs as the frame is larger. FWIW the long springs will fit in the xr-3 frame, but will have a higher rate and are almost coil bound when cocked. best thing to do is check your frame size and order the appropriate springs. https://gunblast.com/Hamm_Ruger-SA-GripFrames.htm
  7. Did it on a 445 Dan Wesson with 44 special loads. Between the gap bleeding pressure and the short rounds no damage was done. root cause was a slow powder (blue dot) and a long chamber didn’t create enough pressure for consistent ignition. Rounds were fine in a 44 special revolver.
  8. Ranger point makes a nice finger screw for the lever now. Can even quickly pull the bolt between stages.
  9. As someone who grew up in California in the 70’s it has many great memories. My father lived in Orange County which is a nice place to live if you can afford it. IMHO the juice is no longer worth the squeeze. Traffic, cost of living, gun laws all are a major deterrent to live there. Colorado is quickly going the same direction and I am going to be leaving it as well. I will miss the weather, but I won’t miss the rest.
  10. Looks like 4g should be a decent starting point. Will give that a try for the next match.
  11. Somewhat cold, 40-50deg. Crimped with Lee fcd. Had 5 or so out of 100 than were almost squibs. They went down range, but not quickly. Wanting to change powders as I have kegs of shotgun powders. Found one load for clays for a 185g, so I will try that. Only loads I have ever had anything similar was light blue dot loads in 44 sp shot in a 445 super mag. They worked fine in a 44 sp, but the longer chambers didn’t get the pressure up for good ignition in the 445. I am sure I am getting variations in powder drops and not building enough pressure.
  12. Looking for a lower limit load data for red dot in 44 special. Using 180g bullets. I have been using trail boss at 4.9g, but it has resulted in inconsistent rounds. I have lots of red dot, clay dot, and promo from shotgun loading and have found loads around 5.5-6 g but the velocity is still pretty high. Has anyone gone lower with good consistency?
  13. I have heard that TV/movie explosions are a mix of black powder and diesel. While gas can be explosive, it is not as easy as it seems. The safety guy used to do a talk and drop lit matches in a a full coffee cup. The matches would go out. Then at the end of the talk he would pour out the liquid, and drop in a match. It would go up in a small ball of Fire. He had the cup filled with gas. This was to show the vapor was what was dangerous. real world example. A dad of a high school friend use gas to light a brush pile. After dumping gas on the brush he stood a few feet downhill of the pile and lit a match. The whole thing went up lighting the fumes around his legs, causing minor burns and a trip to the er.
  14. while that is possible, it’s also a possibility for any battery powered device, cell phone, tablet, or laptop. Very low probability of that happening with a well designed device. I would guess most cars can’t get anywhere close to the right mix of air and gas to actually burn. Too much airflow and not enough evaporation from a closed container. You would have to spill gas in the car to come close to having the right mix and then it would probably smell so much you would get out.
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