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    Yesterday, 11:13 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    I have a very good job opportunity in Albuquerque; you all aren’t giving me a good feeling about moving there! Actually I’ve already turned it down, for other reasons. It is still open though, and I’ve mulled it over many times whether I should...
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    Yesterday, 01:45 AM
    Thanks Bruce. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. I shot it again today, was busting clays on the berm out at 35 yards. I had a chance to buy a Taurus a few years back, at a really good price. I turned it down because I wasn't sure about the...
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    07-16-2018, 02:08 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    Once last little anecdote about Texas drivers: my wife has a friend who moved here from Texas, Dallas I think, Texas born and raised. She's a very nice person, but the absolute worst driver I've ever seen. She got so many tickets here that they...
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    07-16-2018, 02:04 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Texas Drivers in Our Town
    I hear people complain about the drivers here in the Pacific Northwest all the time. We had a couple engineers from the east coast at work a while back, and one of them was complaining about how slow everyone drives here; he was aghast that so many...
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    07-15-2018, 04:17 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    I have a nephew who had a lot of potential, smart kid. His folks never seemed to expect much from him. His dad would yell at him harshly when he was little, then just wanted to be his buddy as he got older. They bought him nice stuff in hopes he...
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    07-15-2018, 02:07 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    According to Oprah, a mere swat is child abuse and should be prosecuted. :( A lot different now. Nowadays if a kid is even scolded by a teacher, odds are a parent will show up after school to yell at the teacher for picking on their sweet,...
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    07-14-2018, 04:22 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    My wife and I often get compliments on how well behaved our kids are. They'll get a swat on rare occasion when it's needed to get their attention. It's certainly not a beating and not even really a spanking. Swat yourself on on your arm or leg just...
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    07-14-2018, 01:39 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Today's kids in Our Town
    My kids don't, but I really didn't either. I remember camping with a friend sometime in my early teens. He did something dumb when his parents were away from the campsite, and his dad's new tent was damaged. I remember he started trembling in...
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    07-13-2018, 09:51 PM
    I finally got it done. I fabricated a tiny piece of steel precisely the right size, and glued it to the top of the front sight, using some "structural adhesive" that's supposed to be better than epoxy for things like this. My first 5 shot group...
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    07-11-2018, 02:32 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Score in Coatings and Alternatives
    Can’t go wrong for $1! I think mine cost $10 at Goodwill. I did bypass the thermostat and wire it into my PID controller.
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    07-11-2018, 11:58 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Accuracy isnt king for me. in Our Town
    I have a life long friend who is a hunter. He has hunting in his blood, and he’s good at it. He’s the type that gets his prey every hunt, whatever he’s hunting. He even hunts for a living as a government trapper. I’ve never known him to sit down...
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    07-11-2018, 12:41 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Accuracy isnt king for me. in Our Town
    I used to think that I should have a real accurate target rifle that could shoot tiny little groups, and then practice until I was really good. One day I realized that I didn't really enjoy it, and there really wasn't any practicality in it, for me...
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    07-11-2018, 12:31 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Accuracy isnt king for me. in Our Town
    I don't need no accuracy; I just like to make noise. Gimme my tacticool SKS with a couple 30 cal mag clips and the shoulder thingy that goes up, and I'm good!
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    07-09-2018, 07:58 PM
    Silver is overpriced, a ripoff. I was paying less than $4/oz back in the 90’s. I won’t touch the stuff until it gets back to that !
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    07-09-2018, 03:27 AM
    fatelk replied to a thread Thread killer in Our Town
    Don’t look at it as killing a thread; look at it as completing a thread. Once you’ve added your input, there’s really nothing left for anyone else to say. There, now I’ve completed this thread. It’s done. Nobody else post now.
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    07-08-2018, 12:39 PM
    The problem here is that everything shoots high, not low. Everything I tried yesterday shot even higher. To be honest, I really don't want to change ammo if I don't have to. The current load I have, 125gr, works very well in my other guns and...
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    07-08-2018, 02:34 AM
    Well, I went out this evening and shot several different loads, including some factory HPs and some old Canadian surplus rounds. They all shot just as high or higher than my reloads. My loads were actually about 6" high at 25 yards. My loads...
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    07-07-2018, 12:59 AM
    If I tinker around, try some different loads, and get to the point where I decide to build up the front sight, I'll fabricate a very small piece of steel or aluminum that I can epoxy directly onto the top of the sight. The trick will be getting it...
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    07-06-2018, 10:40 PM
    Here are the grips on the 92s. When I mentioned the grips being imperfect, I didn't mean to imply that I wanted new ones. The right grip has some scuffing but it really doesn't bother me at all. I like it as it is. I'll tinker with it a bit...
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    07-05-2018, 09:55 PM
    Argh! You ruined it! Don't you know that by cleaning it up you removed the patina? Collectors want the patina! :)
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    07-05-2018, 09:43 PM
    fatelk replied to a thread Delta Dawn in Our Town
    Mental illness is heartbreaking, especially in a young person like that. I have a relative going through something of a similar nature, and it's heartbreaking and exhausting to try to deal with.
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    07-05-2018, 09:28 PM
    That's much the same with myself and not yelling at my kids or tearing them down. It had an effect on me such that I don't want anyone else to experience it. One day I was really on my oldest son's case about something. I was starting a good lecture...
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    07-05-2018, 09:17 PM
    Big Tom, I see it a lot like you do. One of the things I can't stand is to hear some so-called expert say that spanking your child will turn him/her/it into a serial killer or something. What upsets me about that is they they don't differentiate...
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BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
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