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    Out of Stock

    I felt like I won the lottery Sunday. I was bingo 9mm ammo, and walked into Academy right as the man was stacking 9mm on the shelf. Total luck! I snatched a 500 round box so fast, the man laughed. I havent seen the common pistol calibers on the shelf in forty forevers.
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    Let's all take a step back for a minute.

    I love this place! ...and chili has beans in it.
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    Hey MontanaLon

    Have a great birthday!
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    Gun store break in, in progress

    “If a thief is caught breaking in at night and is struck a fatal blow, the defender is not guilty of bloodshed" Exodus 22:2 That is my castle doctrine.
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    Range trip with my son.

    I joined a new private range that is just a 20-minute drive away. This place is awesome! It is 160-acres, out in the woods with multiple ranges separated by berms. My 11-year old's favorite is the pistol range with the steel plates. My fav is the long range area. It is all steel targets from 200-yards out to 1000-yards. It looks like a giant version of Hickok45's range. Anyway, I took my son, a few pistolas and my new Savage 110 out to play. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_IDvfqnvNI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGRiqvXFxD0 Now with 200 rounds through the barrel, I think I can say the Savage likes the 140gr offerings the best. (Hornady 140gr ELD-M, and the 140gr Gold Medal Sierra) 600 yard groups on steel I missed two of the five shots a little high and right on this 1000-yard target We had a fun couple of hours today, and I am thrilled to have such an awesome range so close to home now. Anyway, I'll leave y'all with some gun porn of the new lefthand Savage 110 Tactical. Sorry for the size of the images, but I can't figure out how to shrink them.
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    New numbers are in!

    I really can only think, you're full of crap!
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    Rattlers are out!

    Yes! That is a peeve of mine also.
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    That was fun.

    I enjoy the r/c helicopters, but haven't flown any of mine in almost a year. Not since lawn darting my Gaui X3 into the ground at about 40mph. I was nearly sick over that one.
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    Rattlers are out!

    Arggg! My OCD (or whatever is) can't take it anymore. It's similar to calling magazines "clips". There are no such thing as poisonous snakes. There ARE venomous and non-venomous snakes, however. I feel better now. Smaller and slightly petty, but better.
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    This is a clue in my line of work......

    I know the Sierra Nevadas along 395 very well. That is some of the most beautiful land ever created. I moved to Hesperia in 1995, but I don't know where the Hurcules plant is. Maybe it was gone by then. I had a Hesperia address, but went to Serrano Highschool in Phelan. Went to work in maintenance at a ski resort in Wrightwood after the army, until I shattered my leg in a work accident there. Almost everyday I watched rich kids in Jeeps drive by as I was pulled over on the side of the road, half way up the mountain to work, to put chains on my Mustangs tires.
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    This is a clue in my line of work......

    Bush. You just took me to nostalgia land and brought back lots of fond memories. I was born in Lone Pine, grew up in Ridgecrest off of Hwy 395, went to high-school while living in Hesperia. I've driven through Adelanto 7 million times (because there is never any reason to stop there. Ever.) My main camping spot was between Whitney Portal and the public campground below on Lone Pine Creek. I've never been above Whitney Portal, but I would like to stand on the summit before I die. Anyone who has done the drive up to, and down from the portal can tell by the abandoned log truck carcasses halfway down the near cliff-like mountain sides, that what you experienced would be a real "holy crap!" moment. Thanks for the childhood trip down memory lane!
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    This is a clue in my line of work......

    My company had me pull a 30ft goose-neck loaded with 800+ feet of aluminum handrails 40 miles up the road to the paint yard. I don't know how much that load may have weighed. But I know I have never pulled a load before that, and my butt cheeks were grabbing that HD 2500's seat cushion so hard that if I opened my mouth. You could have told me the color of my drawers!
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    This is a clue in my line of work......

    That makes sense.
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    Are There Any Heroes Left ?

    The most true statement I have read this year.
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    This is a clue in my line of work......

    Crazy! But also stupid that one would be required to have a license to pull a 14-foot trailer.
  16. This is the first lefty bolt gun I have ever owned or shot. I like it. Alot. I was testing it out with four different factory loads and it did decent with all the high-dollar "match" loads I tried. It liked the Hornady 147 ELD-M offering the best. Most of the loads were in the .75 to 1 MOA range, with the ELD-M doing better than that. The 130gr Gold Medal Berger load showed promise with very tight vertical dispersion, but in the windy conditions, I wasn't able to keep them together left to right. The heartbreak came in what was to be my best group of the day. Guess who got excited before shot 5? I know it looks weird now, but lower rings are on the way. ...and the mini-me that wanted to try out a 1911 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHSYsPDt5jU
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    Covid19 safety guidance

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    Wow! I'll let this photo speak for it's self.

    We call that a Dewalt cap.
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    Have You Cleaned ALL Your Guns Yet !

    Fortunately, I get to go zero and test my first ever left-handed bolt gun tomorrow. I sure do hope it lives up to expectations. This discussion reminds me, I begrudgingly need to clean my .22 can. Ughhhh.
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    Wow! I'll let this photo speak for it's self.

    On aluminum, I completely agree. I don't see anodized material much because the vast majority of my fab shop's work is new construction. The box I use for aluminum is a square wave HF box, but the pulse function doesn't work. I'm stuck stacking dimes the manual way. Aluminum only accounts for less than 5% of my work these days anyway. Last alum job I did was about 2 months ago, fabbing up about 850 feet of alum handrails.
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    Wow! I'll let this photo speak for it's self.

    I believe if the welder in the spiraled pipe picture had used a pulsed square wave machine, the heat affected zone would be much narrower than the color indicates. As far as anodized aluminum, you can keep it. I hate that crap! I'm all about bare alum, but screw that anodized crap.
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    Economic Impact Payments

    We received ours today as well and, as a good citizen would do, I promptly ordered the left-handed Savage 110 tactical desert in 6.5CM (I have been eyeballing it for MONTHS). Now, I feel better for three reasons. Helping the economy, scratching the "haven't bought a gun in two years" itch, and that I'm finally going to have a left-handed bolt gun. In 42 years of being left handed, I have never even held a lefty bolt gun.
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    24" Bull Barrel

    I'm going to give you the opposite response than the previous poster... posted. I was in the same boat as you, only I had a DPMS that was never going to be a tack driver, and I wanted it to be. I am limited on funds as well. With a 24" bull barrel from BHW, a gas block and a floating handguard, that DPMS shoots 1/2 moa at 100 (with Sierra GMM ammo) and is solid 1 moa at the 600 yard line. Bottom line, I believe the barrel is EVERYTHING. Mike
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    Quarantine cooking.

    If I ate like that, I wouldn't care about the kung flu.
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    Got grips!

    Nice! Next one, you'll have to do a checkering tutorial for us.