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  1. The FBI already has looked into it, before the DA took up the case and found nothing the feds could charge him with.
  2. different schools on this. Army does 25 meters I think the Marines do 33. I do 25 for irons or a dot because it is what I am used to. Also at that range you can get a very inexpensive set of binoculars and see those hits. Check your sight manufactures instructions but most of them are in the area of 1 click is 1/4 inch at 25 yards. Done shoot once and make a adjustment. Get a good 3 round group, no bigger than a nickel then make an adjustment off the center of the group. Remember you are going to chase the group with the front site and run away from it with the rear. If the group is low move the front site down if the group is to the right move the rear to the left. Concentrate on making the groups tight, then just move the group where you want it to be on paper.
  3. There are a lot of things that could be an issue of combination of other than the barrel. Ammo make, type, weight and so forth. The military says that the M4 will hit a man sized target at 500 yards, I can tell you that most of the soldiers I know cant do that, that is why we only qualify out to 300. The Marines take is a bit more seriously and put way more time into it, and the results show. In the Army we zero iron sights at 25 meters and consistency is 3 shots covered by your thumb. My standard was always covering it with a dime. Also most iron sights are set up for click is about 1/4 inch at 25 yards. That’s one inch at 100 of course so if you were making adjustments thinking that 4 clicks will bring you up one inch it will throw it up a bit more than that. I have an AR that will shoot a clover leaf hole at 100 yards with a 24x optic with the right ammo when I am having a good day, and most days are not that good. If you are running irons or a dot I would come back in to 25 yards and work a zero from there.
  4. 100 yards is pretty much the standard for zeroing magnified optics on 95% of the rifles so your good to go on that. I certainly would not zero a normal 556 or even a 308 out past that. There are a lot of good spotting scopes out there but, I am not aware of any that are in the sub $100 range new. What you are going to run into is glass quality and clarity at that price point. If you are looking at getting clear view of basically 1/4 holes 100 yards away you are better off raising your budget. I would also say that if you are only doing this for zeroing, I would save the money and put in the steps. Now if this is going to expand into hunting or long range shooting then I would definitely look into making more of an investment depending on what your goal is. I currently have 2 spotting scopes that I use for long range shooting but never go to zero a rifle without them because it is a secondary mission for the equipment. One is a very large and heavy 20-60 and the other is a 15-45. The 15-45 has a mil scale reticle so not only is it powerful enough to see my impacts at 100 yards, I can use the scale in the reticle to make very quick and accurate adjustments. At longer ranges and can use the reticle for windage and elevation adjustment for 2nd shot hits. I have done this out well past 1500 yards just spotting the round impact and trace. I am actually looking into a 3rd scope that is more of a hand held monocular but can be mounted on a tripod. It also has a ranging reticle but is more for light weight scouting but I am sure it will come in handy for zeroing larger rounds like 30 cal. Just an opinion. What ever you decide on put a good deal of though into a solid tripod. Even with better glass wind can easily mess up a good picture and a solid tripod will make for a much less frustrating time at the range.
  5. best things on my RL550, is the DAA powder adjustment knob. Actuall click adjustments. I also now have the DAA case feeder. The jury is out on that one. When it works its pretty awesome, when there is a snag it can be painful.
  6. This not what the story you linked says. It just says the 9 that were cited for trespassing will have charges dropped.
  7. I hope so, I had not heard any follow up other than the occupants were pulled out at gunpoint after getting away. This is why I run front and rear dash cams in my truck and there is a little button on the rear view mirror that will connect me with 911 and record the audio of the whole thing. Notice this always happens in places were folks get arrested for self protection. They won come down here and do shat like this. It costs too much to ship the bodies back home for burial.
  8. I would say you are fine as the weapon is not designed to be fired when folded. It even says so on my LAW Tactical folding adapter.
  9. The worst part is that when the police caught up with the Prius, they did a felony stop on the driver who was trying to escape a bad situation. Had it been me, as soon as the black truck cut me off and we came to s top they would have been catching 124 grain JHPs through the windshield.
  10. You dont drop attempted murder of a police officer if you have what it takes to make it stick. He also left open the option to bring them again? Well where are they? There are independent witnesses that claim the police announced and yet the boyfriend still hasn't had the charges re-instated.
  11. There are certain parts of the build you can do before you get the stamp. There is actually a kit where you get everything and have all of the components, and once you get the stamp, you drill the baffles and screw them all together. By doing it yourself rather than a transfer you save about 10 months of waiting.
  12. So he signs an EO for 15-25 years from now and seems to think it is going to make any difference. What a fool. Not sure who is more foolish though, him or the fools that elected him.
  13. FOX is splashing suspect in custody in the shootings.
  14. It was enough to have a grand jury drop the charges in 2 minutes.
  15. I use them all the time on long guns. Aimpoint, EOTech, and Vortex. Even got a cheap "I dont know what brand" that came on my TC/R. Great fast and if you have the right one a real asset. As far as pistols I am still working that angle. It takes some getting use to because you bring the pistol up as far to get it into the line for sighing as you do with irons.
  16. For sure seems like enough to get a warrant but nothing really about what happened or what was admitted as evidence in the grand jury hearing. Prayers go out to them and their families.
  17. It is a redundant statement because are not a felon until you are convicted. What I quoted was Kentucky Law, from Kentuckys website. You have a different source, post it up. According to the KY AG today it was a federal warrant. Maybe he was wrong, maybe I just heard it wrong but he clearly said that the 3 officers serving the warrant had no involvement in the investigation.
  18. I think the misconceptions here are yours. Walker had no criminal history and had never been in jail. He had passed both a drug and background check and was about to start working for the USPS. You are confusing Walker with the ex-boyfriend. Now as far as him using her as a shield, according to the press briefing today's conducted by the KY ATTY General, when the 2 officers kicked the door in, Walker was standing at the end of the hall in a shooting stance with the weapon drawn and Taylor standing next to him according to the statements from both officers. That statement is from both the officer that was shot, and the officer that fired the fatal shot into Taylor. “Even though a person is justified under this part in threatening or using force or deadly force against another, the justification afforded by this part is unavailable in a prosecution for harm to an innocent third person who is recklessly injured or recklessly killed by the use of such force.” See, Tennessee Code Annotated § 39-11-604. Don't know about KY law but that is the law here. Pretty sure it is the same in every state. There is a reason that every firearms trainer in the US will tell you that there is a lawyer attached to every bullet in the magazine. When was she convicted and of what? I did not put her death on anybody, I simply asked the question. You obviously dont have an answer, so you take the offense for what reason? I guess you have evidence he was selling dope? Hell then why dont you give it to the feds because they couldn't find any? The boyfriend wasnt named in the warrant, they didn't find any dope in the house, in the car or on either of them. If we have become a nation of "guilty until proven innocent" then all is lost and there is no recovery. Hell we might as well walk down the street and just shoot everybody else that is walking down the streets too.
  19. What happened to innocent until proven guilty? He wasn't even charged and currently as far as I have heard, no charges are even pending. Wrong in every way. The whole idea behind self defense is based on what the individuals believes. The idea that one "believes" they are in danger is exactly what gives an individual a defense in the use of deadly force. You can never "know" what the future holds and therefore never use it as a reason for actions. Now as far as I know he is still sticking to his "story" that they didn't hear the police even though the neighbors apparently did. Not defending the boyfriend just stating the facts. That being said there are questions. If they were serving a warrant for Fed LEOs, why was there not even one fed LEO there? I know its common for locals to help serve warrants in federal investigations but I have always been under the assumption that when that happened at least one rep from the federal agency would be involved with the execution. They had a no-knock, why did they knock. As odd as it may sound, if they had carried out the no-knock then odds are she would still be alive today. If Walker shot the police (not at, he hit one of them) why have the charges been dropped? If they were serving a legal warrant, then he should be facing charges. Not assault and battery but assault with a deadly weapon, attempted homicide of a LEO or what ever the equivalent is for KY. According to the brief today the first officer through the door, after being shot, fired 6 rounds. Officer #2 fired 16 rounds, including the one that killed Taylor. These 22 rounds were fired from the doorway down a hall. Officer #3, the one charged, fired 10 rounds through the window. Of the 32 rounds that were fired, 3 went into adjoining apartment, 6 went into Taylor and the boy friend shooting at the cops caught all none of them. Now I understand that when you are getting shot at is not the time when your skills are at their peak. But somebody needs to raise the marksmanship standards, damn. Now the last thing I will say on this. If anybody here were to be witness to an event that led down the path of us using deadly force with a firearm against another person, and we missed them and hit a bystander, our ass would be up shat's creek with no paddle. Even to the point of defending my home and I had to fire and the round missed my target and went through a window and hit my neighbor snoozing in his lazy boy, I would at least be looking at a law suit large enough that I would never recover. While I am very, very pro-police, why would the same standard not apply? Maybe there is a good enough reason for it, but I would be very thankful for an explanation.
  20. for a rifle can big enough for a 45 cal maybe.
  21. The can is not tied to any gun. It is a separate item. The can is the item with the stamp not the gun (assuming it is not on a gun requiring a stamp for another reason). Pistol cans will normally not be rated for the pressure of rifle rounds.
  22. the one that shot at the cops was not a felon, the ex-boyfriend was and was also the subject of the warrent.
  23. Id look at a Streamlight TLR2 light/laser combo.
  24. Could she be replaced before the election, yes. Will she? No. It will be nothing more than ammo against Trump and the Senate for November if he tries. He could also get it done if necessary in a lame duck, especially if they find out they are going to loose the Senate. I can almost guarantee you Trump already has a short list. Biden on the other hand is scrambling (or rather his handlers are) top come up with a list right now. This is going to divide his attention. Now on the teleprompter he will have to have something other than Covid and it will only confuse the old man.
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