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OldVet created the thread Easy Rider finishes his ride..

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OldVet replied to the thread Just a fool..
" A couple of "friends" at Grissom AFB buried my car with snow one fine day. The only thing they forgot was to lock their car doors. You can pack a lot of snow on the inside of a car. "

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OldVet replied to the thread What's oddly satisfying for you?.
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Quote Originally Posted by jeanlouise View Post
It's cutting off the old, dead heads of flowers.
I thought you might be blasting Grateful Dead music at them. "

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OldVet replied to the thread 3 Rice Cookers found in NYC.
" I can find more than three rice cookers in Walmart. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Bear, him one blessed Bear! Him got free money!.
" Bear should tear up check and throw their books off by $.46. It will cost them hundreds trying to figure out the error. "

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OldVet replied to the thread What's oddly satisfying for you?.
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Quote Originally Posted by NONAME762 View Post
I've gone a good bit OVER 3 YEARS without ONE SINGLE INFRACTION here and truth be told I am QUITE PROUD of this fact.
And just how many Christmas cards do you have to show for it? Eh? "

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OldVet replied to the thread What's oddly satisfying for you?.
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Quote Originally Posted by Siam View Post
Oddly satisfying Good question. So, kind of sort of like the little things in life that make you happy.

I would say
2: Going over a year without an infraction on PDF
You've got to work at it to get infractions here, and you're just too danged lazy. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Jeffery Epstein found dead in this prison cell.
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Quote Originally Posted by ctr View Post
Latest news on the autopsy...broken neck bone usually associated with strangulation. Hmm.
Hanging is a form of strangulation. Those bones are easily broken. "

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OldVet replied to the thread What's oddly satisfying for you?.
" Haircuts. If I could make my pillow buzz like that, I'd sleep forever.

[PS - I'll pay the internet prize tax.] "

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OldVet replied to the thread Jeffery Epstein found dead in this prison cell.
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Quote Originally Posted by Hammer1270 View Post
I Blame Sixto
And some go, "Huh?" "

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OldVet replied to the thread Candidates for a Red Flag.
" I bet if he found himself lying at the bottom of those same stairs and looking up, he'd have a quick change of attitude. It sure worked on a certain Yellow Rope at Chanute AFB! "

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OldVet replied to the thread Candidates for a Red Flag.
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Quote Originally Posted by Nakyak View Post
I hope this thread is a spoof, and not an attempt to use Red Flag laws, by supposed pro gun people, the same way the Anti's seemingly want to use them.
Careful, Ace, you're tiptoeing on a thin line... A red one. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Random thoughts v2.0.
" Dunkin Donuts is releasing its pumpkin spice coffee early this year.
Attachment 24708 "

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OldVet replied to the thread PDF MEME Thread.
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Quote Originally Posted by SatCong View Post
I would reload that. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Jeffery Epstein found dead in this prison cell.

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OldVet replied to the thread Random thoughts v2.0.
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Quote Originally Posted by ccw9mm View Post
"Duh" lesson for the day: Don't want to get burned alive? Then don't attempt to siphon gasoline from a damaged tanker truck involved in a crash on the highway.

Tanker truck in Tanzania explodes as people siphon fuel, at least 62 killed @ Fox News, 10 August 2019.
They trained to do that in Mexico. Same results. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Jeffery Epstein found dead in this prison cell.
" I concur with the sentiment expressed here. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Red Flag law scenerio.
" I see many ways for Red Flags laws to go wrong and few ways for them to go right. Everything from violations of protected rights to perfect-storm scenarios. "

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OldVet replied to the thread A guy walks into a store.
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Quote Originally Posted by The Badger View Post
anyone remember the Grey Man Rule?
The "gray man" rule, for most, died with Facebook. Instead of avoiding attention, it is now the flavor of the day to seek attention. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Explosion at Russian military base..
" Then again... "

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OldVet replied to the thread A guy walks into a store.
" It is not illegal to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater, but you will suffer the consequences for doing so as it will not be 1A protected.

Doing stupid things to cause mass panic and possible injury can leave one open to legal repercussions, even if the action itself was not "illegal" by statute. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Wisconsin Honoring Florida Update!!.
" Doesn't pass the common sense test. The cheese must be clotting up the brainial arteries. "

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OldVet created the thread Back when America knew how to end a war..
" Col. Paul Tibbets never had regrets about dropping the first atomic bomb.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/heres-why...135700366.html "

August 7th, 2019, 09:35 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Neck turning....
" I'll say upfront that I have turned case necks before, but that when was converting .30-30 cases to .30 Herrett. That was only for 50 or so cases and back in the early '80s. Since then, I never found a need to turn case necks, and I hadn't even seen my neck-turning setup for nearly 30 years.

When I dove into this 6mm Mongoose caliber, a wildcat variation of the .223/5.56 case, it was mentioned that care needed to be taken to ensure the converted case neck diameter was under .269" to allow expansion when fired. Lapua cases were mentions as would require turning. I'm a fan of military brass, and as luck would have it, Lake City brass seemed to be the go-to brand.

Due to a mistake on my part, I recently ordered 200 "NATO" mixed cases instead of "LC" cases. The batch consisted of WCC and TAA head stamps. TAA is Taiwanese contract brass. It looked to be of decent quality, so I proceeded with converting it. After resizing a dozen or so, I noticed a light ridge on the neck where the /5.56 neck used to be. A quick check with a caliper showed the necks to be right at .268 - .269, closer to the max than I was comfortable.

That left me with two options: Toss the TAA cases or turn the necks. I wasn't about to toss over 100 cases. Fortunately, I found my neck-turning parts but had to set it up. A bit of trial and error work and I had my 45-year-old Herter's case trimmer and neck turner shaving brass!

All of the TAA brass pretty much shaved the necks from the neck mouth to the shoulder junction. It might skip a spot here and there where the neck was thinner, but overall all the TAA brass now has nice, shiny necks of a consistent thickness of about .010" and an outside diameter of .264".

The WCC brass was another story. Most of it required slight shaving right at the shoulder junction, but the forward half of the neck was very hit and miss, either the cutter not touching the brass or slightly shaving it. Clearly WCC brass does not have a consistent neck thickness.

Just for GPs, I'm going to check some of my other Mongoose cases, mainly LC and FC cases. I've never turned necks for accuracy purposes, so it will be interesting to see if I notice any effect. "

August 4th, 2019, 05:28 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Pelosi's Plan.
" The Democrats are frothing at the mouth to impeach Trump for whatever reason they can imagine. Yet Pelosi still will not pull that trigger.

Why?

I think she is well aware that Americans have short attention spans, and if she began proceedings today, most of us would be long bored with it before the elections get into the serious battles. It would also create more distraction in the arduous Democratic nominee process. I think her hesitation is not fact or evidence driven, but timing driven. I say she'll start impeachment proceedings no sooner than six months before the elections when its effect will be greatest on the election outcome

That is all I have to say about that. "

August 4th, 2019, 08:25 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread One of those days....
" The Boss needed her military ID renewed because her Medicare is kicking in. The closest place is an AF base 1-1/2 drive away.

The base used to be Johnny on the spot taking care of retirees, but now you have to make an appointment online, go there and get processed, and THEN come back a few days later to pick up the card. Not very convenient if you don't live outside the gate. And to make it all the better, the online appointment system doesn't work...

A friend told me the Reserve unit will take walk-ins, so we drive there only to find out they are closed on Thursday! Grrrrrr. So we go to the base ID office, but it's fruitless.

Next option is another hour drive to Orlando NAS. Walk in and are told 1-1/2 to 2 hour wait. Fine... Twenty minutes later we walk out with the new ID in hand. Bless the USN!

Now it's nearly past lunch time, I've had one cup of coffee and NO breakfast. My mood was entering new territory. So I bought a new bumper sticker.

Attachment 23881

Yep, it's been one of those days. "

July 18th, 2019, 05:39 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Something for you reloaders to kick around..
" I took a mix of rounds to the range today. Some were low-powder fireformers, others were with my hotter powders, both using CCI 450 primers.

Here's what happened. All was fine and dandy until I got to the last 20 rounds--450 primers firing BL-C(2) powder.

Round #11, pulled the trigger--click. WTH? Ejected a still-loaded round. Pulled the trigger again--click. Being a slow learner, I ejected that loaded round and tried a third time--with the same result.

All three misfired primers had solid firing pin strikes, and I mean good ones. So I'm thinking firing pin problem?

Pulled the BCG and firing pin, and other than the typical soot, there was nothing wrong with the firing pin. Pulled it all back together and loaded the next round in the magazine. Click. The next one, Click. Both with solid strikes.

Repeat strikes on two of the faulty rounds do nothing.

I uniform the flash holes and primer pockets on all my cases, hand prime them and feel that the primers are below flush, so high primers are not the case.

I haven't had a bad primer since 1976 when I had two from the same pack. And I can actually understand five random duds in a bad batch of primers, but five in a row and all go bang after that?

I'm going to give the rifle a good cleaning just to eliminate that, and break down those 5 rounds and pop the primers out for inspection. Don't know what else to do. I don't think a call to CCI is warranted yet, but if any more fail, I certainly will.

At this point I have 5 rounds left, so I load them in the magazine and all five go bang as normal. "

July 15th, 2019, 01:58 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Reason to never allow a traffic-stop search..
" Florida cop arrested for planting drugs during traffic-stop searches. I'm glad that got this one. Bury him under the jail.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp "

July 11th, 2019, 10:12 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread It's Christmas in July!.
" I get that from being forced to endure the Hallmark Channel's Christmas in July series...

For all you hopefuls out there--
Attachment 23385

And those of another persuasion--
Attachment 23386

Better early than never. "

July 1st, 2019, 07:09 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Parkland HS shooting collects 2 more..
" Following an Internal Affairs investigation, two more deputies have been fired for their failure to act during the shooting.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/2-...cid=spartanntp

Whether one feels LEOs should or should not be forced to charge into the gunfire is moot. This SO is saying do it or risk your job. "

June 26th, 2019, 12:10 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread MagnetoSpeed Sporter Chrongraph?.
" Load work ups for my 6mm Mongoose have me looking into chronographs, something I've never used before. The MagnetoSpeed Sport chrony caught my eye, not only because of the price, but that it is barrel mounted and doesn't require setting up in front of the firing line. If I'm going to use ballistic tables, it helps to have an accurate bullet velocity (Duh!). It is also very compact, easily fitting into the day backpack I use for a range bag.

Reviews I've read are good, although I noted one reviewer said it would change the POI but not group size. That's not a real concern for me as I wouldn't be using it at ranges beyond 100 yards.

Anyone use one or have insight as to their accuracy?

https://magnetospeed.com/collections...ospeed-sporter "

June 26th, 2019, 09:26 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Scopes....
" I'm looking into replacing the old 4X scope I'm using on my Mongoose AR with something of a higher power. I have limitations: the longest range available is 200 yards, hiking 100 yards on these knees is a pain (Hoping to get them replaced in Nov.), and I'm a cheapskate.

Because the Mongoose is essentially a paper-punching range toy only, I'm looking at something in the 4x12 or 4x16 range. It doesn't need to be anything fancy, just useable. BDCs don't make me all giddy, giant "tactical" knobs don't interest me, and a 3x9 Bushnell has always done the job out to 300+ yards for me.

I've looked into Vortex, Primary Arms, Nikon, and a few others. I seriously doubt I'll invest more than $300, so don't say, "Get this $2000 scope!"

So what suggestions/experiences might some of you have in that range that may serve my purposes? "

June 11th, 2019, 01:37 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Parkland school shooting deputy arrested..
" The "did nothing" deputy is charged with 11 counts--so far. First the sheriff got the boot, now they're going after the LEOs.

"Prosecutors say the Florida deputy who failed to confront a gunman during last year's Parkland massacre has been arrested on 11 charges."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/fl...cid=spartanntp "

June 4th, 2019, 03:03 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread When NFL men were really men....
" Green Bay Packer star Bart Starr has passed. Few NFL players today have the grit and character of the great players like Bart Starr. RIP, Bart.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl...cid=spartanntp "

May 26th, 2019, 12:28 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread RIP Grumpy Cat.
" Grumpy has moved on to the big cat box in the sky.

Attachment 22114

https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/social-...inity_20190517 "

May 17th, 2019, 09:12 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Jim Fowler passes..
" Who, you say?

If you don't Jim, you never watched Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. And if you didn't you don't know what you missed.

Jim was the cohost of the wildlife program and saved poor old Marlin Perkins' butt when Perkins tried to capture an anaconda that, in turn, captured him! Marlin left all the animal encounters to Jim after that.

Later in life, he appeared often on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, often putting Johnny on the spot with various animals.

RIP, Jim. You and Marlin are both missed. "

May 10th, 2019, 07:22 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread About time!.
" It seems the Army has selected a new dress uniform--or found a long-lost surplus of WWII leftovers. Either way, I like it better than the Ringling Barnum & Bailey ringmaster uniforms they have now.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/05/u...s-uniform.html

As for the Air Force, it can stick with the stolen Greyhound bus-driver uniforms it's always had. "

May 6th, 2019, 11:53 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread If you can't find a USPS drop box....
" ...this may be the reason why. Nearly all of the outside drop boxes have been removed around here because of this crime. Fortunately, these two were caught.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/young-c...p-box/27229412 "

April 22nd, 2019, 05:12 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread I'm all for stopping criminals....
" ...but this dad took a huge risk in stopping a car thief. The dad's kid was in the car!

https://www.wpbf.com/article/pbso-fa...nside/27225381 "

April 22nd, 2019, 05:09 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread A good idea for you "Preppers".
" Ran across this on YT. I wonder if empty bourbon bottles will work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxI1Tn7Cng4 "

April 18th, 2019, 12:46 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Florida Man . . . Again.
" You'd almost think Florida would be Amazon country by now. Anther Florida Man bites the dust.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news...inity_20190414

No, JL, it wasn't me. "

April 14th, 2019, 11:02 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Last Doolittle Raider passes..
" The Doolittle Raiders are reunited at last. The last survivor, Lt. Col. Richard Cole has rejoined his squadron at the ripe old age of 103. May the squadron have a smooth flight forever. Their kind is one of a kind.

Having met the man once long ago, along with one of the Band of Brothers Easy Company members, it was a day I shall not forget. "

April 9th, 2019, 06:01 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Doesn't know when to quit..
" The infamous and suspended Broward County Sheriff Israel just doesn't know when to throw in the towel after judge dismisses his lawsuit against suspension.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/sh...cid=spartanntp

Judge basically said the governor played by state rules. "

April 5th, 2019, 11:36 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Is NASCAR Dead?.
" If not dead, it sure seems to be dying on the vine. I don't watch it like I used to, but I pop in and out and notice how the cameras avoid showing the stands, and when they do--they are far, far from being full. The attendance at the race in TX today was, well, miserable.

There is a cornucopia of reasons it is failing. The expense, the "Stages," the orchestrated yellow flags, turning its nose up at its roots, etc. NASCAR needs to give up entertaining and get back to racing. Smaller tracks are exciting, dirt tracks would be better. "

March 31st, 2019, 07:34 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Maybe JL has a point.....
" about "Florida Man."

It seems there is some truth to the legend.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp

The competition is tough to make the "Breaking News." "

March 22nd, 2019, 03:38 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread FYI - High Noon holsters.
" If you've been sitting on the fence about a High Noon holster, they are having a 30% off for March Madness sale. It was enough to get me to finally order a hard-to-find holster for my 4566. "

March 20th, 2019, 05:16 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Lifestyles of the rich & famous.
" In case you haven't left your cave for a few days, here's a link to the latest national crisis.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime...cid=spartanntp

I am not surprised one iota by this. In fact, I always assumed the rich an famous did this kind of thing. Did anyone think those kids were that smart?

What I do find amazing is that federal government agencies are spending time and money investigating how the elite manage to get their babies into top-tier colleges and universities. I guess they ran out of bigger fish to fry. "

March 14th, 2019, 02:50 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Youtube/internet brake fix....
" Long story short, I noticed my wife's Kia brake pedal had gotten spongy and would sink to the floor under pressure. Master cylinder bypassing, right?

Wrong. New one didn't help a bit. No leaks. Bleeding, etc., nothing changed.

So I did some internet searching on the issue and ran across several posts with similar undiagnosed cause, which turned out to be the ABS control module. A quick check showed a new module was $1300 for the part! That ain't happening. Found a few "used" ones for under $200, but that's a crap shoot if you get a good one.

So I ran across a few forums and one guy with the identical problem, haven changed the master cylinder, had calipers replaced, and the ABS module, and still had the problem. So the "advisor" on the forum suggested finding a sandy road, driving about 25-30 mph and locking up the brakes several times and see if that doesn't clear it. Well, the guy with the problem never came back with a response.

So this morning I drove the Kia out to a sandy road and slammed on the brakes 8-10 times to activate the ABS. It made several warning lights pop on and off in the process, but lo and behold, it fixed the spongy, sinking brake pedal. The ABS pump is very noisy in a Kia, by the way. Definitely know when it activates.

Apparently the solenoid valves in the ABS module can get hung up or air in them and cause mushy brake pedals. So if your brake pedal seems to have gotten a bit mushy or sinking under sustained pressure, before rushing to the brake shop, find a sandy or gravel road and lock the brakes a few times and see if that helps. "

March 12th, 2019, 02:53 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread "The Sandlot" returns.
" The Sandlot movie is returning to TV as a series, with all the original cast. Anyone who didn't enjoy the movie, well, I just don't know. It was pretty much my life on film. And I'm still with my Wendy Peppercorn.

The article doesn't say which network will carry it, but this guy is going to be looking for it.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbi...-together.html "

March 4th, 2019, 08:13 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Shooting at West Palm Beach VA hospital.
" News is just breaking so not much detail to report. Guy goes nuts at the VA hospital and shoots two in ER, one a doctor who tried to stop him, both survived.

https://www.wpbf.com/article/shootin...enter/26561338

So much for a law forbidding firearms on VA property. Guy should go to jail for that... "

February 27th, 2019, 10:02 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread The Goose gets an upgrade..
" Well, the AR lower receiver did anyhow. I installed a LaRue MBT-2S trigger. It's supposed to be a "two-stage" trigger, but I don't see any difference. But for sure, it is lighter and a cleaner break than the OEM mil-spec trigger. It's supposed to break at 4.5 pounds, but I can judge that with only my finger.

I'm no gunsmith, but it took all of thirty minutes to swap it out, and much of that was my cleaning the receiver nooks and crannies, lubing the sear points and pins, etc. While I haven't made it back to the range yet, the functional tests showed it to be a big improvement.

If anyone is interested in an inexpensive AR upgrade and can't drop $200-300 for a match trigger, LaRue has them on sale for about $95 shipped. It comes complete with new pins and a heavier hammer spring (6 lb?) for those who prefer a bit heavier trigger. "

February 23rd, 2019, 02:27 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Woe is me!.
" An old Air Force buddy living in MN sent me an email complaining about nine inches of snow in seven hours.

Me being me, I replied:
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Eighty-four degrees, balmy breezes, sound of surf in the background. Been here for hours...

Sometimes people hate me. I have no idea why that girl was standing in my margarita. "

February 21st, 2019, 03:17 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Reloading note to self(s)....
" An inertia bullet puller will destroy the fragile plastic tips on expensive bullets. Trust me!

Stuff a piece of firm foam rubber or something into the bottom to protect the tip if you have to pull bullets. "

February 21st, 2019, 11:33 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread The Mongoose is just broken..
" I've had the Goose out to the range a couple times now. The first trip was primarily to fireform cases with lighter loads I was forewarned may not cycle the action. They didn't.

For the second trip, I loaded some "working" loads as well as some more fireforming loads with boosted powder loads. Still none of the fire-forming loads cycled--either not ejecting the empty case or not picking up the next round when it did eject. To make matter worse, none of the working loads cycled either. Halfway through the session, I gave up in frustration. All this happened with three different magazines. It is, IMO, short-stroking.

Chambering was fine when it fed by hand. I'm using my 5.56 Armalite lower and BCG that work 100% with the .5.56 upper. Shouldn't be an issue there.

I emailed the fellow who made produced the barrel, told him what it was doing, and asked for suggestion. He said my fireforming loads are still too light, but the working loads should have cycled. He asked a few questions and made a few suggestion. Everything checked out. He then asked me to measure the gas port size.

I dug through drill bits and whatnot, looking for something to measure the hole. I informed him a pin punch measuring .089 wanted to enter the port but would not. He said it seemed undersized slightly (He doesn't make the gas ports, only reams the chamber and cuts/threads the blanks), and for a 22" rifle-length barrel, it need to be .091-.093. He said to try a 3/16 (.093) drill bit to enlarge the hole. My research into AR gas port sizes seemed to agree.

He also said if that didn't resolve the issue to ship the upper to him and he'd get it working at no charge. He also emailed some loads for my bullets his ballistics program spit out, which are close to what I have loaded.

I'm hoping to get back to the range either Monday or Thursday to see if this resolves the issue. Fingers crossed. "

February 16th, 2019, 09:58 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Be forewarned, AZ members.
" Staunch anti-gun supporter and former American Mark Kelly has announced he will run for AZ senate race. With "Grab the Guns" Gabby at his side, he will pull a lot of heart strings and emotional votes in their cause.

Best defense is a good offense!

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/polit...cid=spartanntp "

February 12th, 2019, 09:32 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Confess something personal defense related....
" They claim confession is good for the soul. Well, although some have claimed I don't have one, here goes.

I've never been one for continued SD training. First off, I don't like people looking over my shoulder to evaluate me. Never have. Two, I never had the money and/or time to partake in advanced firearm training outside of the meager training the military provided. While I haven't exactly poo-pooed advanced/continued training, I haven't particularly endorsed it either.

As things go, I took an opportunity to meet up with a forum member from another forum who was coming to a nearby range to have an "informal discussion of self defense." My primary goal was simply to meet the guy, and anything else was just gravy. The informal discussion turned into a class on point shooting and discussions for which I was totally unprepared. And by unprepared, I mean I brought my Glock 30, a couple of full mags, and a box of reloads, as well as my 6906 and a couple of loaded mags.

Long story short, I took a class on point shooting for as long as my ammo lasted (which ironically matched how long my back and knees lasted) and had my eyes opened wide on the effectiveness of point shooting and close-up self defense. I could have gone to my back up gun, but my back and knees were shot, so I pulled up a chair and played mental sponge for the rest of the impromptu sessions. I found my forum member to be an excellent instructor whose teachings came from experience, not a preestablished lesson plan. He explained his reasoning for everything he presented. No "because I say so" instructions. All logic, reasoning, and forethought.

I'm sure many of us cannot afford the time and money it takes to enroll in continued firearm training, and that's okay. But for those who can manage to come up with the money and time but have been sitting on the fence about it, OV says it will be worth that time and money. It's good stuff.

So what would you fellow forum members care to confess to, as far as personal defense goes? "

February 8th, 2019, 11:59 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite