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Still hand Bill

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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Going to wait for the 360 buckhammer version. A rimmed cartridge instead of a headspace at the mouth with moon clip.
  4. No, but it would be allowed in the carpool lane as it’s green.
  5. 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.
  6. Actually our local fareway does that. If people are waiting they open more lanes. Also deliver groceries to your car.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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.
  13. You are missing that twist doesn’t stay the same after leaving the barrel. The bullets slow down, yet rpm may not as the two are no longer mechanically locked together. Thus the 1:14 that happened in the barrel is no longer 1:14. You would have to compare rotations per second and feet per second of travel to figure out many rotations in how many feet.
  14. Still less energy when subsonic that a 45-70 with 500g at all ranges. It’s interesting that it was originally sub sonic, but most of the loads discussed are sonic. Maker bullets did a analysis at subsonic speeds on how much energy was added by the faster twist. It is a little bit, but not significantly more energy, 40-50ftlbs. Most bullets have about 10 ftlbs of energy from rotation, the 8.6 was 40+. Imho it’s mostly marketing BS based on a minor increase in energy. Have to find some way to sell new rounds. the new Hornady cartridges, 6 arc, 6.5 cm, 6.5 prc, 7 prc, 300prc all have faster twists than traditional cartridges of similar performance due to bullet construction changing over time. Just not crazy like the 8.6. They also have the shoulders moved back to load longer bullets in existing magazines due to people shooting longer high bc bullets. The chambers are tighter as well. Hornady is doing podcasts on these cartridges and talking about why they were developed.
  15. The new workaround is people are getting fire control pistols approved as single shots. Can get a sig p320 now. Since only the fire control group is the “firearm” once it’s sold, it can have a new grip installed which has the capacity to hold a magazine. Wonder how long until they shut this down.
  16. Colorado increased penalties for wheelies to a felony many years back when freeway motorcycle stunt riding was a thing. Seems a bit excessive, but was probably effective.
  17. First, I am sorry you have to go through this with a parent. Horrible disease. I know they talk about COVID brain and I have been around several people who had big cognitive declines from COVID. Very scary imho. The people who had it the worst were the ones in the first round of the virus in 2020. Based on this I expect covid may have been a contributing factor to the changes you are experiencing. It could be the COVID made the Alzheimer’s worse or the COVID simply did additional damage.
  18. You are correct that your load should work with 7/8 oz of shot. Might need to change wad to get the correct stack height. Imho if you really want light, get the claybuster 3/4 oz wad. They make really cream puff loads. Keep the speed up 1100-1200 range so you still have some energy. In a 8+lb target gun they are like shooting a 410. In a 7lb coach gun they will be like a 28ga.
  19. While I didn’t get to shoot it, I did handle one of the s&w m&p that came from the custom shop. It was really nice. I will admit I am not a smith fan, but that is a 45 I would consider. Not sure if they offer it in a metal frame, but the 9mm metal frame is getting great reviews.
  20. I use pw shot bushings and made a adapter allow the use of mec bushings for powder as my local sportsmans has mec bushings in stock. I know a few others make mec adapters.
  21. Safety slant for first pass (Maggard slant), then safety (Rockwell) for next two passes. Gillette silver blue blades. Not going back to multiblades anytime soon.
  22. Red dot, promo, clay dot can all be used in most clays loadings. Might not be 1:1, but close. I am sure there are more, but those are the ones I have always used when clays wasn’t available.
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