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  1. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    That's what I'm afraid of. Any advice on the...

    That's what I'm afraid of.

    Any advice on the dedicated 22 (IIRC, you have an M16)? CMMG looks like a decent option with their sear trip/anti-bounce weight. It would be nice to run a normal...
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    Had a suppressor approved today. No batch on my...

    Had a suppressor approved today. No batch on my M16, though my next chance appears to be in a month. Didn't think to check the other form 4s with a different dealer. It's good to know the NFA...
  3. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Will do!

    Will do!
  4. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Headed down to Vegas on Friday for SHOT. Anyone...

    Headed down to Vegas on Friday for SHOT. Anyone else coming?
  5. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    A bit of amusement yesterday - About a year ago,...

    A bit of amusement yesterday - About a year ago, I got some time on an M2 (.50 BMG, couple hundred rounds). For some reason, I forgot to take off my watch, an ETA 2824-powered mechanical. ...
  6. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    The Mantis X is a really cool little device. ...

    The Mantis X is a really cool little device. You'll get lots more out of dry-fire practice with it.

    I'll also second the Oakley shooting glasses - I have an M Frame 3.0 with the Prizm lenses and...
  7. I don't know. I would imagine that there are...

    I don't know. I would imagine that there are plenty of freeware things that'll keep you entertained. I typically use simulink in matlab (definitely not cheap) and used to use Cadence a long time...
  8. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    9mm at $0.11/rd and 22 at $0.02/rd obtained so...

    9mm at $0.11/rd and 22 at $0.02/rd obtained so far. Can't wait to see what Friday brings.
  9. If you're not going to use it a ton, look at the...

    If you're not going to use it a ton, look at the Aoyue units. They're loud and will fail with heavy use, but they'll last long enough for you to develop preferences and learn about settings with...
  10. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    https://www.nfatracker.com/nfa-transfer-time-track...

    https://www.nfatracker.com/nfa-transfer-time-tracking/

    I had a trust F4 come back in 310 a few days ago and an eF1 in 28 maybe a month ago. Individual F4s have been much faster recenlty, though...
  11. Spidey senses are tingling... A good soldering...

    Spidey senses are tingling...

    A good soldering setup will make your life way better. I have a Hakko FX-951 and a Quick 861DW. Hot air is very much necessary for big surface mount stuff. Scope...
  12. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I put together a 10.5" 300 blackout upper last...

    I put together a 10.5" 300 blackout upper last week and finally got to shoot it. To my surprise, it cycles subs and supers with or without a can just fine. I had resisted adding another caliber,...
  13. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I'm a big fan of the whole Brownells retro line. ...

    I'm a big fan of the whole Brownells retro line. I should probably back that up by buying some of them. The BRN-180 is particularly cool, but an A1 upper would be quite appropriate as a next...
  14. Looking good today!

    Looking good today!
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    Could be interesting, but that powder charge...

    Could be interesting, but that powder charge still seems huge.
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    Ok, I'm legit curious - I assume, first,...

    Ok, I'm legit curious -

    I assume, first, you're talking about Hodgdon CFE Pistol powder? Two, 300 grains. Sure, something starting with a 4. 1100 fps? 800 or so ft-lbs at the muzzle, or a...
  17. Thread: Ikon Pass

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    We had a large increase in the number of friends...

    We had a large increase in the number of friends who came to stay with us last year and didn't put two and two together until February. Then we had two couples that were going to stay with us until...
  18. That exceeded expectations. There's 1-2' of...

    That exceeded expectations. There's 1-2' of dense, styrafoam-like wind buff. I went to the Cody saddle before deciding I didn't want to boot pack back through much more of that. Let's hope it...
  19. I need a few turns in September to keep the...

    I need a few turns in September to keep the streak alive, so I'll be headed up the tram tomorrow to poke around. I'm hoping the wind will be helpful. Anyone else?
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    Im a big fan of the Husky. Its way more fun to...

    Im a big fan of the Husky. Its way more fun to fly than a 172. I did my first few wheel landings Thursday. Bringing the tail down on rollout is exciting when youre holding aileron and rudder for...
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    Husky is dual only. Insurance and all that.

    Husky is dual only. Insurance and all that.
  22. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I've been looking for one of these for 8 months. ...

    I've been looking for one of these for 8 months. I caught them in stock three times at the right distributor, but the local gun shop never could put two and two together and order me one in time. ...
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    Here's a pic from yesterday morning. It's always...

    Here's a pic from yesterday morning. It's always exciting when one of these guys screams into the pattern.

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    So the airport is actually in Driggs, not Victor. I bought a piece of land...
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    I started last July and passed my private...

    I started last July and passed my private checkride in November. I was planning to do an instrument this summer until the FBO lost an engine in the plane I had been renting and would have used. This...
  25. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Silencershop is the place to start. They make...

    Silencershop is the place to start. They make the form 4 process easy. I'd recommend having a local lawyer draw up a trust to hold the suppressor as well as any future NFA purchases. Approval...
  26. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    290621 Beautiful piece of engineering. ...

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    Beautiful piece of engineering. Approximately 5lbs loaded.
  27. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I've always wanted to use an M72 spent tube as a...

    I've always wanted to use an M72 spent tube as a poster tube. I don't think there's anything technically illegal about it, and I doubt any non-veteran TSA guy would have a clue what he's looking at.
  28. Skied beautiful corn on Sunday in Cardiac Bowl. ...

    Skied beautiful corn on Sunday in Cardiac Bowl. Snow was pretty sun-cupped down to the saddle, but continuous except for having to cross the road. The one pitch was nice. Snow was not rotten, so...
  29. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Nice! What's your setup? Hand loads?

    Nice! What's your setup? Hand loads?
  30. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I've always wanted to try that and a small rear...

    I've always wanted to try that and a small rear aperture. I need to spend more time behind a normal A2 before I do.
  31. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Thanks! It was 100 yards. Off-hand shooting...

    Thanks! It was 100 yards.

    Off-hand shooting is way harder than people realize. Putting 30 on an 11"x17" sheet of paper at 100 (with an M4) is something that I've never seen anyone do...
  32. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Anyone ever tried to do the 5x5 rd groups 1 MOA...

    Anyone ever tried to do the 5x5 rd groups 1 MOA thing? It's harder than you might think. I've never been successful with a gas gun, but managed a .59 MOA series with a bolt gun a few weeks ago. ...
  33. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Spent yesterday afternoon at the range with an A2...

    Spent yesterday afternoon at the range with an A2 with irons. It's way harder to hit stuff at distance with those than a modern optic.
  34. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Little bit of range stoke - This is the main...

    Little bit of range stoke -

    This is the main rifle bay at the Jackson Hole Gun Club. The first berm is 100 yds, and we have steel to 600 yds. Benches are concrete and steel. we have propane...
  35. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I'm proud of this one. The top left was another...

    I'm proud of this one. The top left was another gun - trash shooting. It's a solid 1 MOA gun.

    The other five are three round groups as I was zeroing a new rifle at 100 yds. SRS A2, Kahles...
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    Not the good ones.

    Not the good ones.
  37. I'd take a look at the mass air flow sensor. If...

    I'd take a look at the mass air flow sensor. If there's crap on the sensor, it'll do that, especially under load. MAF cleaner is glorified electrical contact cleaner - in an aerosol can at your...
  38. 271015 Ready for snowpocalypse round 2! I had...

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    Ready for snowpocalypse round 2! I had never used chains before - they're kind of a bitch to get on and tensioned right. Looks like I need to tighten them further. They work better than...
  39. I'm thinking an Eaton e-locker. They're...

    I'm thinking an Eaton e-locker. They're selectable, so it should behave as an open diff unless it's engaged. I still need to figure out what I'm doing with gearing before adding that and a torsen...
  40. Snowmageddon in Teton Village today. 20"+...

    Snowmageddon in Teton Village today. 20"+ overnight on top of an icy parking lot? LS K5 Blazer gives no fucks.

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    We pulled a bunch of people out. Unfortunately, they were all rushing to...
  41. I had an NP249 where I had stretched the chain to...

    I had an NP249 where I had stretched the chain to the point it was skipping. It would pop in turns and under load, but was fine in straight-and-level driving. It was the result of a failed viscous...
  42. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    So not a whole lot of new stuff at SHOT, but I...

    So not a whole lot of new stuff at SHOT, but I came back with two things to buy that are going to put a pretty big hole in my wallet -

    First is the Kel-tec CP33. It's a 22LR pistol with a...
  43. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Anyone at SHOT?

    Anyone at SHOT?
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    More NFA fun... Form 1 and 4 are deemed...

    More NFA fun... Form 1 and 4 are deemed non-essential services, so they’re not being processed during the shutdown. They’re happy to do form 3 and 5 as well as cash checks for new form 1 and 4 though.
  45. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    Decisions decisions. Looks like I wait for...

    Decisions decisions. Looks like I wait for deals.



    Eotech + G33 comes to about $1k and 22 oz. That buys a lot of LPVO. Something like a Leupold VX6 in a nice mount is a direct competitor on...
  46. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I'm kind of intrigued with the PCCs. Do the PSA...

    I'm kind of intrigued with the PCCs. Do the PSA Glock variety work well for you? Any opinions on the CMMG pseudo-roller-delay thing? I'm thinking super-quiet always suppressed toy, and I go back...
  47. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    SBR is normally on a form 1, which is going...

    SBR is normally on a form 1, which is going pretty fast. My last one was 80-something days. The eForm 1s are coming back in 10-12 days in some cases.
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    NFA approvals are a pain in the ass. It looks...

    NFA approvals are a pain in the ass. It looks like form 4 approval times are shooting up since they brought back the eform 1. The paper 4s were running 170-180 days (filed before Feb 2018) and the...
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    That moment when you realize that everything they...

    That moment when you realize that everything they teach you in the beginning of a differential equations class is merely a simplification of a Laplace or fourrier transform...
  50. Thread: GUNS!!!!!!!!

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    I've always wanted an AR-10 with the original...

    I've always wanted an AR-10 with the original carry handle charger setup.

    I'm also a fan of heavier rifles in short action cartridges until I have to carry one somewhere or shoot unsupported.
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