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Still hand Bill

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  1. The whole short barrel rifle was in the nfa because they were going to have all pistols be nfa items and didn’t want people getting around that by shortening rifles. When they took pistols out of the nfa, the sbr didn’t get removed. Based on heller, if a pistol brace is a SBR, they are in common use. Making the nfa for SBR’s unconstitutional. the bigger problem as pointed out is agencies redefining terms to make people criminals without any oversight from voters. Started with Trump and bump stocks and has become much worse under the Biden administration. Unfortunately it takes years in the courts to undo a simple administrative rule.
  2. I have several sets of Lee dies. Work fine. I really like the FCD for pistol rounds. I use them for all my pistol rounds. A nice final sizing ensuring that they will chamber. Price is usually good as well.
  3. Never had an issue shot thousands of them before I standardized on rem hulls. The difference is pretty subtle.
  4. The 1 oz wads are shorter as they hold more shot.
  5. Just get a bag of 1oz wads and try them in the aahs hulls. Should fit with the same setup as the sts using 7/8 shot. While the aahs use the same reload data I found the stack height was taller. By using the larger wad, the stack height is the same between the two hulls.
  6. I found the solution was a different wad. Sts can use correct size wad ie 1 oz shot, 1 oz wad. Aahs seem to need one size larger wad. Ie 1 oz shot, 1 1/8 oz wad. 7/8 oz use 1 oz wad.
  7. +1 on a baking sheet under the press. I would also suggest a hole in the sheet and your table, then attach a pint jar on the underside. Makes it easier to contain the stray shot and powder for cleaning. the only downside to a mec is getting a pc of shot stuck in the sizer. It can cause lots of issues. When you spill shot, make sure the sizer is clear before proceeding.
  8. If you want to see what 10 years down the road looks like, cruise the Volt forums. Those cars are now approaching 10+ years in use and propulsion batteries are having a lot of issues. Replacing them is often exceeding the worth of the vehicle. This will change the used vehicle market as used ev’s won’t be worth much due to needing expensive batteries. Unlike a 10 year old ice, which might have 100k miles. It’s good for another 100-200k without major expense. I am not against ev’s but can see that todays tech is not ready to replace ice. Heck I even sold both ev’s I owned and have not bought another. One of the problems I see is the people making the rules don’t live in corner case use areas. They live in temperate climates with large cities. That’s an area that works well for ev’s. Try living in the Midwest 30-60 miles from a major metro area and see how an ev works in winter. grid capacity is not straight forward as to having enough. If the cars all charge at night, plenty of capacity. The problem become daytime fast charging. This can quickly overwhelm the grid. Fortunately most users don’t need to use daytime fast charging often. One easy way to force the issue would be to charge different amounts for when you charge. Make it very expensive as it should be to charge mid day and you won’t need to do much to the grid to accommodate the additional cars. But by doing so you will make owning an ev even more expensive.
  9. If common use is only 200k, silencers should be in common use now at over 1,000,000 and growing by 50k per year. Same with SBR’s since the atf just decided there are somewhere between 4 and 40 million out there.
  10. Just 5 years ago to today can be eye opening. I got a pair of ruger blackhawks for $950 then, now I would guess a new pair is almost that per gun.
  11. We used to see how many peanuts we could pick up at one time. Not hard to do 2, 3 or 4 gets a bit tougher. Having spent literal years in Asian countries, I have no problem using chopsticks. For those types of food, I prefer them over a fork.
  12. You could always just seat the bullets deeper. That would up the pressure as well.
  13. Being a 44 spl aficionado, I have a few rugers in that cartridge. My gp100 is a nice gun, but I shoot it the worst of the batch. Not sure if it’s the shorter barrel or the gun itself. Because of that it’s not my favorite and isn’t one that gets shot a lot. Really wish S&W would rerelease a true 44spl and not just a 44 mag.
  14. The public schools are dysfunctional in many ways. While I am sure there are a fair share of liberal teachers who cause issues, but It’s not all the teachers fault. My cousin teaches high school science and the parents and administrators are just as much to blame. No one accepts responsibility for their actions. Parents can’t accept that their wonderful kid is failing and not doing homework. The parents expect if they give $$ the kid gets preferential treatment. The admin won’t back the teachers on discipline, so it become run by the kids. In many ways it’s a mirror of our current society where laws or rules people don’t like are ignored without consequence.
  15. Going to wait for the 360 buckhammer version. A rimmed cartridge instead of a headspace at the mouth with moon clip.
  16. No, but it would be allowed in the carpool lane as it’s green.
  17. Winchester AA did come in gray/silver. Also orange. The bigger difference in AA hulls is the compression formed single piece vs the AA-hs two piece. The plastic is a little more matte on the compression formed. Many consider these the better hull, but it’s been 10+ years since they were made. The AA-hs hulls are glossy, also that’s current production. some say they had issues with base wads coming loose on the first ones, but it seems to be “fixed” now. If I was loading AA hulls I would use AA-hs. I do save all the compression formed hulls I can find as they load the same as Remington hulls. Load data does not differentiate between the two, but I found using a shorter wad on the AA-hs hulls helps with fit. Ie I use a 1 oz wad for 7/8 oz loads, 1 1/8 wad for 1 oz loads.
  18. Actually our local fareway does that. If people are waiting they open more lanes. Also deliver groceries to your car.
  19. The typical sass shooter isn’t the target customer for this gun. If I had to guess it’s aimed at younger buyers who have grown up on AR’s and polymer striker pistols. It looks like it’s maybe in 9mm, so that would be a cartridge they have and styling is along the lines of an AR. You can now have a lever gun that is legal in all these states that are currently prohibiting semi autos, shoots a cartridge you have, and looks like all the other black guns in your safe. It will sell, just not to a typical sass shooter.
  20. I have been on a few years at a time plan due to my local range requirements to be an nra member for insurance. Not that I am no longer a member on that range I will let my nra lapse and spend those $$ with groups that are more active in lawsuits. Wayne has been bad for the nra and should go.
  21. I read an interesting stat this week. Over half of the corn grown goes to ethanol production. That says that over half the ag land is currently not being used for food production. That means many of the Midwest states could up food production by a lot if needed. Farmers are making bank with $7/ bushel corn. Gross income is a bit over $1400/ acre. Most farmers I know are farming around 1000 acres, making gross income in the $1.4 million range.
  22. Since 45-70 bullets are quite long, using short brass is not an issue other than crimping. Some of my deer loads, almost half the case is taken up by bullet. For those even 1/4” shorter would still work fine as it would still leave enough case for a full caliber of bullet to be in the brass. For bullets like that you could really long throat a barrel and then gain a lot of powder capacity. Not sure I could handle the recoil.
  23. Used to be some videos on YouTube with guys legally making such suppressors and testing them. Not sure if they are still there as YouTube has been on a tear removing such subversive material. take away was that they did offer a little suppression, but less than a purpose built unit. Suppressors really need to come off the nfa. There are over 3million registered already and hundreds more being added every day. At what point are they in common use?
  24. Gordy and sons if you like high end shotguns. Less than $10k outside vault, over $10k inside the vault. The guns in the vault amazing works of art.
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