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OldVet replied to the thread One down, one to go..
"
Quote Originally Posted by Gman View Post
When ya get them new bionic legs, you won’t have an excuse for not hunting these hills with me
That might require a lazy ass replacement. "

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OldVet replied to the thread One down, one to go..
" Knee two is scheduled for 1:30 tomorrow. Gonna be a long, hungry morning. "

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OldVet replied to the thread One down, one to go..
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Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
I had just the left done a few years ago. Prepare yourself: The post-op physical therapy is the worst part of the whole experience. If my therapist had asked, I would have confessed to the Lindbergh kidnapping to get her to stop...

FWIW, they gave me Oxycodone for the pain. It made me feel like fire ants were crawling all over my body. I quit the stuff, because the pain felt better. I can't imagine how people get addicted to it!
I have taken oxycodone before and it had no effects on me. I seem to be oxy resistant. "

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OldVet replied to the thread One down, one to go..
" Well...the meds have started to wear off. So far two nurses have quit and joined the French Foreign Legion where things will be easier. My doc left and put on a gold robe and is standing out front, handing out paper flowers. I guess things are going well. "

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OldVet created the thread One down, one to go..
" I had my left knee replaced yesterday. The Doc said the damage was worse than the x-ray showed and no amount of bondo or buffing would have helped. The parts he ordered from the Steve Austin Body Parts Replacement mail-order catalog fit like they were made for me.

So far the drugs are keeping the pain at bay, but I'm hoping for a bourbon infusion soon. The right knee gets replaced Friday. I hope Austin didn't send two left knees. Having two left feet is bad enough.

Going to acute care for a week when released. They said that would be better with both knees done. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Now It All Makes Sense.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Siam View Post
LOL. It has been a tradition that the candidate show their tax returns.
Yet a fairly recent one. I wouldn't release my returns either, and I've never had anything worth hiding. It falls under NOYB. "

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OldVet replied to the thread I admit it ... I feel prey to black Friday ....
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Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
N. GA? We're up there often .... we have a place in Blairsville .... is that near where you spent the T-Giving weekend?
Dalton. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Wisconsin Now Honors DE, DC, FL, OK and RI..
" I cannot find anything that states resident/non-resident applications are processed differently. The only thing I can find on what background checks are run comes from 790.06:

(6)(a) The Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, upon receipt of the items listed in subsection (5), shall forward the full set of fingerprints of the applicant to the Department of Law Enforcement for state and federal processing, provided the federal service is available, to be processed for any criminal justice information as defined in s. 943.045. "

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OldVet replied to the thread China Busted For Making Fake Drivers Licenses.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Patti View Post
https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.the...60840.html/amp



This is why drivers licenses should not be used for identification for voting purposes
What would you recommend using instead? The cheesy paper voter-registration card FL uses? "

December 1st, 2019, 08:25 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet replied to the thread Wisconsin Honoring Florida Update!!.
"
Quote Originally Posted by jrclen View Post
I read the information on the link and it seems it has to do with the background checks. They explain it this way:

Under s. 165.25(16), Wis. Stats., DOJ is required to establish a list of states that issue a license to carry a concealed weapon, if that license requires, or designates that the holder chose to submit to, a background search that is comparable to the type of background check that DOJ is required to conduct for Wisconsin licensees. The Wisconsin background check includes two components: (1) a criminal history record search; and (2) a search of the national instant criminal background check system (NICS) operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Perhaps a Florida non resident permit includes both those background checks while a resident permit does not?
The requirements for a FL CWFL are one and the same. FL has no separate resident/non-resident licenses. "

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OldVet replied to the thread I admit it ... I feel prey to black Friday ....
" I drove all night Thursday night from N. GA to S. FL and crashed all day Friday. My Black Friday was spent blacked out! "

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OldVet replied to the thread Quitting smoking.
"
Quote Originally Posted by Lionround View Post
Do I need to send you a Christmas card?
Sure. I can mark it "Return to Sender" and then you can tell everyone you got a card from me, even if you had to mail it yourself. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Why does this trivial stuff make news?.
" Doesn't matter if the customer was an LEO or anyone else, any employee of mine who did that would be fired for cause and ineligible for unemployment. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Quitting smoking.
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Quote Originally Posted by Lionround View Post
I'm going to hold you to that. I'll be hearing from you next Christmas.
If I can give up hot apple cobbler smothered in French vanilla ice cream, you can give up the danged cigarettes. And I didn't even give myself a Christmas card. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Quitting smoking.
" Best of luck in your latest attempt.

I just helped move my BiL into assisted living. He's been a smoker all his life. I think he's 61-62. Heart attack, lost all his teeth, no sense of smell left, brain literally fried on nicotine, COPD, second-stage kidney disease, etc. Everything he owned reeks of ashtray smell. Can't go 15 minutes with out "burning one."

Lived alone in low-income apartment that I don't believe can be "un-smoked" with 100 layers of Kiltz. It cost him his deposit, which wasn't much. I see that place having to be gutted to the studs to eliminate the smell.

Don't ever light up another one. I'll send you a Christmas card if you can make it a year without smoking one. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Is Your Truck A Wimp?.
" My truck is a Chevy piece of junk. Nevermore. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Happy Thanksgiving.
" Bah! Humbug!


Wait, wrong holiday... "

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OldVet created the thread Thanks, Jay..
" You won't be forgotten. I can't see a Farside cartoon without thinking of you. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Cell phone help.
" A couple of 9mm rounds ought to remove them. Maybe a .45 if they're tough. "

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OldVet replied to the thread I'll never stay again at Hampton Inn.
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Quote Originally Posted by jmf552 View Post
In all that time, I have never even had a suspicion of there being bedbugs in any hotel room I've stayed in.
Found one once--in a Hampton Inn in Columbia, SC. Needless to say, no charge for the night. I guess I should have made my reservation under the name Obama. "

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OldVet replied to the thread Florida Man killed by Florida Man.
"
Quote Originally Posted by bigmacque View Post
I think the statute is in his favor whether the van is considered domicile for the night or not.
My understanding of SYG is if you have a legal right to be where you are you have the right to defend yourself.
Yep.

"A person is justified in using or threatening to use deadly force if he or she reasonably believes that using or threatening to use such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony. A person who uses or threatens to use deadly force in accordance with this subsection does not have a duty to retreat and has the right to stand his or her ground if the person using or threatening to use the deadly force is not engaged in a criminal activity and is in a place where he or she has a right to be." "

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OldVet created the thread Beto announces he is out!.
" Fredo just announced he is withdrawing from the Pres. race.

And another one bites, and another one bites, another one bites the dust...

https://www.bing.com/search?q=anothe...8b0&setlang=en "

November 1st, 2019, 05:43 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Strange World Series.
" I enjoy a good 7-game Series, don't like sweeps, but that was one strange World Series. Neither team won a home game? So much for home-crowd advantage.

I had no dog in the fight, but I thought it was nice that the Nats won, kind of thumbing their nose at Bryce Harper. "

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OldVet created the thread Interesting conservative perspective.
" I don't pay much attention to internet politics, all of them being so far left or right I can't identify with them. But I stumbled across this fellow who appears to very rational, his comments well thought out, and in general--right on point to what is really going on.

I don't know how many videos he has--I've only listened to a few--but it might be worth your time to hear him out. You can judge for yourself.

Patriots for the Republic--BL Ranch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hsgC2KncRiM "

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OldVet created the thread OldVet has another "D'oh!" moment..
" Late Thursday night, because the weather reporters said we'd have great weather on Friday, I decided to make a run to the rifle range in the morning and run some old .223 loads through my beloved Rem. 788 and see how they read on my Magnetospeed Sporter chronograph. A last minute decision as I've been too busy with life to get out shooting since July.

I tossed a few boxes of reloads in my range bag, pulled the 788 out of the safe where it's been in hiding for over a year, and set everything in the living room for an early departure. Naturally I stayed up until one AM, so early departure was about 9:30 AM. Of course, it was pouring rain when I woke at 9:00. Forty-five minutes later I arrived at the range, pay my fee, and set up at my station.

First up was a few 52-grain Speer HPs with IMR-4198. The range was operating at only 50 yards because rain had flooded the 100-yard line. No big deal as I was only testing out the Magnetospeed velocities and range was irrelevant. Lined up the cross hairs and pulled the trigger.

Click...

Cripes. I had visions of no-powder cases running through my head . . . again. Pulled the round and it had a light primer strike. Just because I'm a slow learner, I tried twice more with the same results. Even the click of the firing pin sounded dull.

I pulled the bolt out and the RO found a pin punch thin enough to unscrew the firing pin assembly from the bolt. Humm. Kind of a mess inside. I tried a few shots of Remoil to loosen up the works and wiped it all down and tried again. Still a muffled click.

Just because I am who I am, I switched to a different load, 55-grain Hornady FMJBTs with 19.5 grains of 4198. Out of 4 tries, one round fired, the rest still had light strikes. To avoid further frustration (and nobody likes a frustrated curmudgeon, including me), I packed up and headed home.

Back at the homestead, I disassembled the bolt again, swabbed the inside of the bolt with a Hoppes-soaked mop and sprayed about 1/4 of a can of Brakeclean on the firing pin assembly. A lot of old, brown gunk washed out. A quick dry fire produced a sharp Snap! this time.

Like I said before, I hadn't shot the rifle in over a year, and I don't think I'd broken down the bolt in over 25 years. I don't oil the firing pin and bolt chamber, but I guess over time enough migrated into it that sitting for so ling just let it gum up. Even old guns hiding in the safe need a little TLC too.

The one round that fired read 2841 fps for those interested. A bit lower than what I would have expected, but I can't judge it on one shot. "

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OldVet created the thread Florida Man strikes again..
" One of my local boys has figured out how to raise the "Here, hold my beer" bar to a new level. Entices a gator to bite him so he can feed it a beer.

https://news.yahoo.com/florida-man-a...000600555.html

Literally in my back yard. Dufus... "

October 8th, 2019, 11:24 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Finally!.
" Twelve years after being told I needed knee replacement, it is finally on the calendar for December. Both knees, three days apart. I want it over and done with. Kind of sucks to be during that time frame, was hoping for early Nov., but it is what it is.

All the docs I saw said not until I lost weight. Now I've done that, so it's full speed ahead. I know it will be a tough recovery, but hopefully mobility will be restored enough to increase my level of physical activity. Let the games begin. "

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OldVet created the thread Don't play stupid games with Florida Man..
" Son-in-Law "surprises" FL homeowner, is shot dead. No charges to be filed. Sad, sad, sad.

https://news.yahoo.com/florida-man-s...231745155.html

Florida Man don't play that game. "

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OldVet created the thread One of last Arizona survivors passes..
" The second to last man off the USS Arizona passes away. Only three remain. RIP sailor, job well done!

https://www.foxnews.com/us/lauren-br...-survivor-dies "

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OldVet created the thread Computer help..
" My laptop took a dump on me. Won't come up when turned on. It said some file was missing, but now after the "Dell" symbol goes off, I get only a darkened, backlit screen witnancursor pointer and the little wheel ofnwaitingmblinking on and off.

Tried turning it on and off, removing and reinserting the battery, etc. really mad since I've lost all my writings and reload data for the Mongoose.

Anyone have any suggestions to try before taking it to a shop? "

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OldVet created the thread Hurricane prep got boring, sooo.
" Ode to the Unpublished Writer

Here I sit amid stacks of papers.
Wrote a book, alas no takers.
Mailed out envelopes in sets of three,
Enclosed query, synopsis, and SASE.

Read my novel, I plea and plea.
Each one replies, “Not for me.”
I rewrite my hook, edit each line.
Still no reward for all my time.

Send out queries, often and more.
Same old answer as before.
I type and peck, key after key.
Soon the novels number three.

Send new queries in groups of ten.
Now they respond, “You again?”
I write of combat, of war and hell.
Methinks the subject will not sell.

So atop my throne, I work on diction,
And hope it helps to sell my fiction.
My business finished, the roll’s no more,
No big deal--rip out pages one through four. "

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OldVet created the thread So it begins....
" The first storm of the season to be a threat. Looks like I'm in the bullseye for a Sat/Sun hit. The storm may weaken/break up on Thursday if passes over PR or Espanola, but if it doesn't, it may be full steam ahead!

Bourbon stocks inventoried and topped off.
Filled three gas cans this morning, will fill the others later.
Filled the truck. Lines at the stations already.
Grabbed some cash.
Will test run the generator this afternoon.
Yard cleanup and mowing later today before it gets too wet.
Grocery run this evening.
Storm panels up probably Friday if it looks like it might get serious. Lot of work for one old man.
Batten down the hatches Fri.

Florida: Heat, humidity, hurricanes, and snowbirds. What's not to love? "

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OldVet created the thread This is just wrong..
" Police altering mug shots to fit witness descriptions? Say it ain't so.

Portland, OR, police photoshop away suspect's tattoos that witnesses did not report for mugshot lineup.

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

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OldVet created the thread Interesting Michigan case....
" This sounds a bit like the Florida "Warning Shot" law being put to the test, abet in MI.

Woman points (empty) gun, does not fire, does not meet "deadly force" requirement.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/michigan-...201846122.html "

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OldVet created the thread Pulled into my local diner yesterday....
" And found this sitting in my parking spot. It was immaculate!

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The car is virtually identical to the one I owned in high school. I talked to the guy who owned it, and he said the car was the exact one he drove in HD and never sold it. He said he pulled the auto tranny and 389 six-pack out and installed a 455 and four-speed tranny during its frame-off restoration. Definitely not for sale...

Personally I would have stuck with the 389 six-pack since it's not really a drag car, but the '64 automatic wasn't much in the way of a muscle car. Mine had a custom grill and the hood scoops extended, but otherwise the same. "

August 18th, 2019, 11:31 AM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

OldVet created the thread Easy Rider finishes his ride..

August 16th, 2019, 07:52 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

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, 10:35 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, 06:28 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, 09:25 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.

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

July 18th, 2019, 06:39 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, 02:58 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, 11:12 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--
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And those of another persuasion--
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Better early than never. "

July 1st, 2019, 08:09 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, 01:10 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, 10:26 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, 02:37 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, 04:03 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, 01:28 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite

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

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

May 17th, 2019, 10:12 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, 08:22 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, 12:53 PM   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, 06:12 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, 06:09 PM   0 Comment(s)   Favourite