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Oh, that kind of vernier calipers! Being an old rocket engineer, I thought you were referring to the twin 1,000 lbF thrust rocket engines on the sides of an Atlas-D ICBM/Mercury capsule booster. ;)

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8 minutes ago, Trailrider #896 said:

Oh, that kind of vernier calipers! Being an old rocket engineer, I thought you were referring to the twin 1,000 lbF thrust rocket engines on the sides of an Atlas-D ICBM/Mercury capsule booster. ;)

You should have know better, this is cowboy action shooting, not rocket science.

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When I started reloading my mother taught me how to read a micrometer. She had worked in a plant that made surgical wire during the war (WW2). I later went to a Tech School for machine shop and took a course in Precision Measuring Instruments. While I was in school, I worked nights at a machine shop. Later yet I went into the Navy and went to Machinist Mate "A" school and one part was precision instruments. I breezed through what we had to measure and when I took the problems to the instructor, he said that I needed work on my measurements. Most of the guys were using the micrometers like they were calibrated C clamps. I asked the instructor when the last time his instruments were calibrated. I got no answer.

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yup , i have a number of those and might still have a slide rule around here somewhere , i could still run it too , but id have to reread some instructions on complicated math compilations as ive not used one in years-decades-half a century , life sure does get away from us when we are not looking , 

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1 hour ago, Dustin Checotah said:

. I asked the instructor when the last time his instruments were calibrated. I got no answer.

I had a couple in my tool kit in the army and always had to have current calibration tags for the frequent inspections.  The micrometers were for measuring the damage, if found, on nuclear projectiles and components. If you think damage could ever be found on the nukes in the US Army’s inventory, you don’t know the US Army.

 

(it would not surprise me if maintenance has never been performed on Russia’s inventory and the troops were painting the general’s dacha instead.)

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 i have a number of those and might still have a slide rule around here somewhere

 

I have a few slide rules too.  The one at the top I used in the Navy's Nuclear Power School. It has I think 24 scales and by the time I was done I could use 22 of them. Now I can maybe multiply and divide with it. image.thumb.jpeg.a09a999c3a947d67efeecfcad37a082c.jpeg

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i knew we had an older crowd here but we are dating ourselves to the point that we can no longer pretend to be young ....my wife was right -again -as usual , bunch of old farts playing cowboy and shooting guns , im OK with that if you are 

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33 minutes ago, watab kid said:

i knew we had an older crowd here but we are dating ourselves to the point that we can no longer pretend to be young ....my wife was right -again -as usual , bunch of old farts playing cowboy and shooting guns , im OK with that if you are 

 

   ........ yeah, I'm OK with that too.  -_-

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6 hours ago, watab kid said:

i knew we had an older crowd here but we are dating ourselves to the point that we can no longer pretend to be young ....my wife was right -again -as usual , bunch of old farts playing cowboy and shooting guns , im OK with that if you are 


Nope speak for yourself, I’m still a young 49…

 

 

BUT, having been married for 28 years, I have learned that she’s right 99.836782183% of the time and to NEVER mention the .163217817% when she’s not right(NEVER EVER EVER EVER, say she’s wrong).

 

 

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21 hours ago, Wallaby Jack, SASS #44062 said:

 

   ........ yeah, I'm OK with that too.  -_-

yup , kinda got to be , its all i got anymore , my three gun days were over a decade or more ago , young mans game running and gunning , i prefer to walk and shoot these days , but i am still shooting - and glad to be doing it with a bunch of like minded folks having fun , 

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15 hours ago, Tyrel Cody said:


Nope speak for yourself, I’m still a young 49…

 

 

BUT, having been married for 28 years, I have learned that she’s right 99.836782183% of the time and to NEVER mention the .163217817% when she’s not right(NEVER EVER EVER EVER, say she’s wrong).

 

 

glad your still a 49er - thats where i started even tho in my 50s , but yes , i repeat YES , never , ever , point out when she is wrong or you might not live to regret it , 

 

this year ill have 33 years of her being right in marriage - thats almost twice as many as the first two combined , im a lucky man in that she never tries to squash this area of my life [just wish she would join me but hey , thats OK too] she supports it well , 

 

oh and keep in mund that next year you will be 50 - its all downhill from there , i just wish id started this sooner ..........

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