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Still hand Bill

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  1. There have been many side effects of “legal” pot in Colorado. Homeless population tripled. Real estate became distorted as growers looked for property. Pot tourism is now a thing. It uses a lot of water and energy. Usage has gone up, I know several people who have taken it up as it’s now “legal”. From what I hear a lot is going out of state as the in state price is 1/4-1/3 of other illegal markets. Even in state, the rec market is expensive and really just for tourists. Locals still buy off the black market as it’s cheaper.
  2. The feds said they would not enforce the law, so they just leave the state alone to enforce what they want. In Colorado it’s “legal” on private property, but that has become very lax and I have watched people take a hit while driving when stopped at a light in the downtown. Not a good situation imho.
  3. If it’s a sailboat, they don’t go fast enough to outrun the orcas. btw the idea for moby Dick came from the whale ship Essex that was sunk by whales in the 1800’s.
  4. They are trying to energize a part of the population that responds to emotions and not logic. It is effective and as the left has been doing for a while, are trying to reduce faith is the Supreme Court.
  5. The problem is really with the northern states. Standard time was originally set up as noon being the middle of the day. So equal daylight morning or afternoon. Daylight savings makes middle of the day 1pm so there is more light in the afternoon. Problem becomes when there is around 9 hrs of daylight. It might not get light until 8:30-9am with dst. Means kids walk to school in the dark. So even if it’s abolished, which time do you make permanent? btw China only observes one time zone, bejing time, so in the west, they have odd hours of daylight.
  6. Have two, one for each of us. They also make a pistol that is higher powered. Looks like a crossman airgun that takes salt pellets.
  7. I did a quick test yesterday. Grabbed my red Ryder and entered a new string on the garmin, set it down next to the fore end on the included tripod. Fired off 5 shots, turns out a red Ryder is about 275 fps. Really easy to use and small. No real setup, just set it down and start shooting. for comparison a LabRadar would need to be aimed at the target, then a remote trigger stuck to the side of the receiver. The trigger I have is magnetic, so it’s simply stick it on. Depending on how good your alignment is to the actual projectile path you can get speed data out to 100 yards at 5 selected intervals. The Garmin won’t do this. It only gives one speed which I assume is muzzle. Literature is not clear how the garmin figures speed. LabRadar says for Doppler trigger, 0 range is the first time it crosses the beam. When using remote trigger or microphone trigger, it calculates the time offset from firing to when it first sees the projectile, then adjusts speed back to the muzzle based on speed and time. after using a radar chronograph I would never go back to optical except for shotgun (radar won’t work) or a magnetic. If buying new, unless you need to figure short range (sub 100 yard) BC, the Garmin xero C1 pro is smaller, lighter, easier to get data. No comparison really. If buying used, the LabRadar could be a good choice to save a few beers. fwiw my LR will be for sale later today as I can’t justify owning both.
  8. I just picked up the garmin tonight. It’s tiny. Looks really good, except it won’t give velocity at specific distances like the LabRadar. Not sure if they can update the software to do that. Need to get out and test it before deciding which one to keep.
  9. Garmin is or has released a new radar chronograph as competition to the LabRadar. I expect this will push a few LR’s into the used market. I know I am considering changing.
  10. I thought it was higher than that if you count what Japan did just prior to ww2.
  11. As long as it doesn’t freeze, you can leave it in the water. You will get growth on the toons and motor that will need to be cleaned. If your seals are marginal on the lower unit you may get after in the oil as well from the motor being in the water all the time. winterization of a pontoon is basically an oil and lower unit oil change. If stored outside, the cover with a tarp and A frame to hold up the tarp to allow water to drain. Other option is shrink wrap. at out lake, the common practice is to have lifts to store the boats. Keeps the sun and water damage down, also keeps the tunes clean as they don’t sit in the water. Older lifts are cheap, 500-5k but may not be wide enough for a newer pontoon. A nice new pontoon lift could run 30k. Personally I think the floe lifts are one of the best out there. Steel shore stations work and are cheap, but a pain to adjust.
  12. Luckily several in my wife’s family raise cattle. Get part of a cow each year. Prime meat for less than prime prices.
  13. I did a square load by using Lee dippers and figuring out the shot charge I wanted, then used that volume to load black mz. Then added wads to get the right stack height.
  14. I am sure it’s similar to contenders stretching. Its breech force that stretches the frame. That is determined by pressure and internal case head area. Larger diameters need lower pressure, smaller cases can be run at higher pressure. You could probably run a fairly hot 357, yet not run a hot 45. Bullet weight only matters in figuring out the pressure. stretching is due to exceeding the yield strength of the frame. Exceed it by a little it stretches a little, needing more events to stretch beyond useful.
  15. How about sound in space? There isn’t any, but it would make the movies less exciting to see a huge explosion quickly be snuffed out, no sound and no shock wave. A friend did an analysis on fighting with a light saber as it is energy and doesn’t have mass. You would not swing it like a 10lb broadsword, but more like a fencing foil.
  16. Unions can go both ways. Friend was a union guy, end of the last contract management came in and said, we pay you too much, so how about a $4/hr decrease and a different work schedule. Union said no way and struck. Shut down the most profitable plant. Union finally got a reasonable contract which was pretty similar to the one they had been working under and went back to work. In that case the union did what it was supposed to do. other places I watched the unions drive up costs by requiring so many people per line that they made it difficult to make a profit.
  17. Black powder is confusing as it’s a weight, but that weight is volume. Modern equivalents are less dense and get measured by volume that is equivalent to the same weight in real black powder. Get a Lee dipper set or a black powder measure for loading muzzle loaders. Once you get the volume correct, then measure the weight and use that if you want to measure by weight. Say 60g of black powder, and you are using APP or Black MzL, it may only weigh 45 grains for the same volume. you can use more wads if you want a lighter load. I used felt wads in my pistol rounds to reduce them from full power loads. With BP you want to make sure not to have an air gap in your load.
  18. I like the data that says a high % of urban democrats say buying a gun is too easy, yet a low % of that demographic actually owns a gun. That suggests they are simply parroting what the media is saying and not based on experience. The question should say, if you have bought a gun is the process too easy or too hard?
  19. It’s not linear. Faster the bullet goes, the more drag, so it slows down faster. So it slows down more at first then less later on. I bet a sonic load could drop 50 fps for 3 yards near the muzzle. your numbers might be right for sonic bullets. But since most sass loads are subsonic, that velocity loss will be 1/10th that. Unless they are running really hot loads, then they may be sonic and then moving targets would make a measurable difference in impact energy.
  20. I recently got a lab radar and have been developing hunting loads. You can calculate bc based on radar data as it can be set up to return speeds every 25 yards out to 100. Interesting to see how fast some sonic bullets shed velocity and how slowly sub sonics do. A low bc sonic bullet may shed 1000fps in 100 yard. Never had given it much thought until I was looking at different bullets and noticed the difference in down range speeds. Opened my eyes for hunting.
  21. Sub sonic loads lose velocity slowly. You might drop 100fps in the first 100 yards. 3 yards won’t change velocity much if any.
  22. The law actually passed a few years ago, but implementation was keyed on products being available or a date, not sure which one kicked in. For small lots, electric can do the job, just costs more. I looked at the stihl mower and was able to test one before buying. It would have cost $1k vs a nice Honda mower for $450. Can buy a lot of gas for $500. at some point we will be forced to move over to electric as mfg are already discontinuing gas products. Makita/dolmar stopped production of gas saws 2 years ago. Dolmar invented the chainsaw and now they no longer make gas saws.
  23. Close. If you look at a Chevy Volt which runs on gas or electric, it gets 40 ish mpg on gas and a fictitious gas equivalent of 120 ish on electric. The fallacy is that you could turn that gas into getting a car 120 miles. You can’t as any process to convert the gas to electricity, put it in a battery and then drive will result in fewer mpg than just running a modern gasoline engine. Imho it’s all a marketing scam pushed by people who want to sell EV’s. Yes EV use a lot less energy (1/3 to 1/4) or go further than ice on the same amount of energy. This is simply due to electric motors being 90+% efficient vs gasoline engines 25-30%. In the real world, people either talk miles per kw or watt per mile (Tesla) as that is a useful metric in figuring how far you can go or how much it costs to drive. the problem is batteries have an energy density of about 300wh/kg, while gasoline is about 12000. So gasoline weighs 40 times less for the same stored energy. In use since gas in 1/4 as efficient, the end result is gas weighs 10x less to go the same distance. Until batteries get better many use cases are not possible as the amount of energy required weighs too much or is too big.
  24. It can be done physically, look at the Chevy Volt. It has a system like that. The problem is it takes so much energy to go down the highway at 80 mph, that 150 mpg is not physically possible. Gasoline only has about 33kwh of energy per gallon. Diesel maybe 10% more, so let’s call is 37kwh. Which means to get to 150 mpg, you can’t use more than 15kw or so to go 80 mph or about 20 hp. Btw quick google search says a lightning is getting 1.6m/kwh at 80. Which means it takes about 50kw or 66hp. People are saying they get 1.6m/kw at80 mph with a Lightning, so that’s 50kw consumed to go that fast. Based on the other user that 20kw gen set uses 1.5g/hr, which seems a bit low. But might be about right when you figure 20kw is really only 16 kw usable. Most electrical circuits are derated to 80% of rated for continuous use. So to do 50 kw you would be burning roughly 4.5 gal per hour or 18mpg. Perfectly reasonable number for a 1/2 ton pickup.
  25. Not possible even with diesel over electric. It simply takes too much energy to move a reasonable sized vehicle down the highway at speed. It takes about 35kw to run 80 mph in a Bolt sized car, ie small. A pickup might take closer to 70.
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