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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Another school shooting
« on: May 18, 2018, 08:32:14 AM »
This one's in my neck of the woods, in Santa Fe, Texas. At least 8 dead. I don't know what's happening with these nutjob kids (and some adults, sometimes) and this crazy nonsense. These things are all copycat crimes now - their 15 minutes of notorious fame. It goes without saying there will be more ramping up on the push for gun control. I have not heard any reports on weapon type yet. If you need any 30 round magazines, get 'em while you still can.

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My daughter, who is a serious NRA supporter and gets to meet a lot of people, is with Dana Loesch in Dallas as I type this, and she sent me a picture. I would have liked to be there, pretty cool. I had to put a box over her face, due to the dangerous nature of her job.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / The move to Wyoming
« on: April 26, 2018, 12:50:48 PM »
Has anybody heard any updates about Weatherby's big move? I haven't heard anything lately. I'm happy they are escaping commie California, but I nixed applying for one of their job openings I'm qualified for when I read that the record low for Sheridan is 41 below zero. Brrrrr. Too much chill for my thin Texas blood! Pretty country though, with lots of good hunting I hear.

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Check this story out fellers: "Dick’s Sporting Goods/Field & Stream to Destroy Firearms Inventory"
https://www.nraila.org/articles/20180420/dick-s-sporting-goodsfield-stream-to-destroy-firearms-inventory
They are destroying all AR rifles, magazines, etc. that they have in inventory. Talk about kissing left-wing hineys. I hope these dickheads (pun intended) go out of business; they won't be getting any from me (overpriced firearms anyway).

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Linear Compensators
« on: April 18, 2018, 07:17:35 AM »
Thought some of ya'll who may want to tame perceived report of a rifle might find this of interest. For those who haven't seen them, linear comps direct muzzle blast and concussion forward, downrange, away from the shooter (and bystanders). Kind of the opposite of what a brake does out to the sides (LOUDER!). It's not any kind of a suppressor, so no stamp or anything like that. After a lot of looking around and reading reviews, I settled on the KVP linear comp from KAW Valley Precision. I'll post how it does after it arrives and I test it out (ordered it Monday, due here Friday). KAW Valley sells it for 55 bucks plus 10 bucks shipping, but I found a place out of Ohio called AIMsurplus.com that sells it for 40 bucks with free shipping. They ship USPS (usually a negative), but I'm impressed with the shipping status updates I am getting. Maybe USPS is finally improving. People say these comps really make a difference, especially with short barrels (I'm putting this on an AR with a 16 inch). Link below:
https://www.kawvalleyprecision.com/KVP-Linear-Compensator-p/kvp-linear-blk.htm

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Barbara Bush is gone
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:57:57 AM »
We have lost one of the notable First Ladies of our time. Mrs. Bush was even liked by a lot of Democrats and I don't recall even them trying to ever trash her. I know first hand (well, second hand) that she was a very nice lady, as my wife was responsible for coordinating her care at Methodist Hospital in Houston for some time. My wife used to say she was always very pleasant, as was Pres. George Bush - down to earth folks, and was on a first name basis with both of them. She would tell me how Mrs. Bush would bring a huge number of books every time she was there and was an ardent reader. Definitely a first class First Lady.

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I stopped in Walmart yesterday to pick up some .223 ammo, as they have 100 round boxes of Federal for $33.67 a box. That's pretty reasonable, at less than 34 cents a round. That's the good. The bad is, they required my driver's license, from which they appeared to type in my DL number. The ugly is that it appears somebody may be tracking who buys what and how much, and the thought of that really pisses me off. If not for the decent price, I would have told them to keep it. This may be our future - the lefties even want background checks for ammo purchases (same as firearms) and are talking that up lately. All this type of crap really blows.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Air guns for deer?
« on: April 06, 2018, 07:28:04 AM »
On the radio this morning, I heard a news story that the state of Texas just approved air guns for large game, including deer and gators. I know very little about air guns (other than the .177 or .22 guns many of us had as kids and some that shoot .22 pellets around 1,200fps) and had no idea there are ones that powerful. I had thought game around 25 pounds or smaller was about it for air guns. I guess you learn something every day. Anybody ever used one for deer sized game?
Here's a short article:
https://www.chron.com/sports/hs/article/Texas-Parks-and-Wildlife-Commission-Approves-12809864.php

UPDATE: Well, people are using them. I searched and found some stuff. Here's a video (pardon the YouTube, it's what came up):

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / May the lawsuits be many
« on: April 03, 2018, 08:27:38 AM »
Some village called Deerfield, a suburb of Chicago, has just outlawed possession of "assault rifles" (they're calling AR-15's assault rifles, eye roll) and "high-capacity magazines" (really standard capacity magazines). They are "requiring" anybody that has these evil things to turn them in or be fined $1000 a day. I can't wait for the NRA and a ton of others to file big fat lawsuits against these left-wing idiots.

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With all the lefty hating on firearms and their owners lately, I had to post this one. I was delighted to hear that fiercely anti-gun Toys R Us has filed for bankruptcy and is closing 170 stores (CORRECTION: all their US stores). All I can say is, bye bye, jerkwads. Now, if Whole Foods and AMC Theaters (also gun haters) would also implode, that would make for a good month.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Left-wing gun propaganda
« on: March 20, 2018, 07:34:00 AM »
I was always told to stay close to your friends and closer (learn plenty about) to your enemies. So, I sometimes look at their propaganda to see exactly what they're up to. This morning I looked over Giffords Law Center's website and found a huge load of bullcrap. Here's a sample concerning suppressors, QUOTE: "Silencers, also known as “suppressors,” are inherently dangerous devices that criminals may use to suppress the sound of gunfire and mask muzzle flash. These dangerous accessories obstruct law enforcement efforts to quickly and effectively respond to active shooters, since silencers make it harder to recognize the sound of gunfire and locate the source of gunshots. Silencers enable criminals to elude law enforcement and raise the risk of ambush attacks, in which a shooter may escape before the police are even called." Then they turn right around and say this, QUOTE: "Firearms produce explosive sounds in excess of 140 decibels with the most effective silencers suppressing the sound of gunfire by only about 28 decibels." The second quote is for their argument that we should just use hearing protection instead of wanting suppressors. They discredit their own previous statement. Geez, lefties are desperate liars who are also stupid, with no common sense. This is the kind of idiotic BS the public is fed daily by the left.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Targets
« on: March 15, 2018, 09:50:50 AM »
I've always felt that targets were overpriced for a sheet of paper with some rings printed on it, especially at ranges. Some time ago, I created this target so I could just print some out from time to time for a lot less. I've attached a pdf of it if anybody wants to download it and do the same. Once I shoot up the big target the range includes, I just tape these on it. It fits on a standard 8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper. I may have posted this sometime before but I'm not sure, so here it is.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / It's Happening Everywhere
« on: March 14, 2018, 07:56:44 AM »
I stopped in Academy the other day and picked up another Magpul 30 round magazine and some ammo. For the first time ever, the girl at the register asked me for my date of birth. I said, "huh?" She said, "yeah, we have to ask that before you can buy this stuff now." I suppose pretty soon you'll have to provide ID and fill out a form to buy anything firearm related. Thanks to that POS Nikolas Cruz and then the libs, who are all over this crap.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Red Dot sights
« on: March 06, 2018, 12:14:37 PM »
I quickly figured out that I want a red dot sight for my new AR, but there are a lot out there to pick from. Given how much stuff I've bought lately, I really need to go low budget (under 200 bucks) for now. Saw the Vortex Strikeforce II online at Academy.com for $180 and keep leaning towards it, but it has a 4moa dot, which is pretty big. Holosun has their HS403A, which I think is only around $140. I tried a SIG Romeo last weekend on my friend's AR and it was OK. If anybody has opinions on these or anything on the market, please feel free to throw it out there.

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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Weatherby boxes
« on: March 05, 2018, 02:03:27 PM »
I never used to save any cardboard gun boxes for very long, but lately, I've started keeping them. Anybody else hang on to them for the long haul?

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