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Re: Random Internet Awesomeness.
« Reply #1075 on: June 06, 2017, 02:49:35 PM »
They are, unfortunately.  :'(  My favorite LGS has/had one in stock. Don't recall the manufacturer (I wanna say Winchester?), and the furniture looked kinda beat up, but I think he still had it marked at about $1K. Honestly, I'd prefer to save up my $$$ and get a new-production Fulton Armory M1 Service Rifle. I'm kind of leery of buying used, and I wouldn't feel bad about messing up a (potential) piece of history.

Lee-Enfields are nice, but I want the Garand specifically because it's gas-operated semi-auto. Those are much easier on my borked-up shoulder than a bolt-action. I can shoot a FAL all day long (maybe not on full-auto, but semi is a breeze to shoot), but after 3-4 rounds through my buddy's .30-06 Remington 700 I was done for the day. And if I get a Schuster gas plug, I can shoot commercial-spec ammo without damaging the rifle and potentially tune the rifle to have less felt recoil than with a standard gas plug.
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    Re: Random Internet Awesomeness.
    « Reply #1076 on: June 06, 2017, 02:58:42 PM »
    To my understanding, M1 Garands are getting pretty pricey now, aren't they?

    CMP still has some great deals.  $830 for the Field Grade special.  Basically they take a field grade receiver and parts, refinish them and give it new wood and a new barrel.  It will have some pitting on the receiver, and it will shoot great.

    Edit:  Linky - http://thecmp.org/cmp_sales/rifle_sales/m1-garand/
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    « Reply #1077 on: June 08, 2017, 03:20:10 PM »
    Agreed. I seriously need to scrape together the time and $$$ to take a course at Thunder Ranch.

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    « Reply #1078 on: June 09, 2017, 01:26:26 PM »
    http://gfycat.com/ThankfulUnlinedDog

    Not sure whether I should be sick looking at that or not. That is SO low.

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    « Reply #1079 on: June 09, 2017, 03:08:26 PM »
    Reminds me of the time we were fishing in the Gulf of Mexico, and we got buzzed by a pair of A-6 Crusaders... One came in low and distracted us, the other came in reallllllly low and scared the hell out of us, and all the fish.  Grandpa cussed a storm under his breath and pulled anchor, muttering "Well, we're not catching anything here for a while..."
    « Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 03:22:46 PM by booksmart »

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    « Reply #1080 on: June 11, 2017, 09:46:38 PM »
    Just to be clear, I didn't write this. Someone shared it in a Facebook group I'm part of. It's so utterly glorious, I just had to share it. It's a review of Pepsi Fire, Pepsi's new cinnamon-flavored cola.

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    As promised, a full unabashed review of Pepsi Fire.

    I approached this taste test as i do any other. Putting aside my preconceived notions about the stupidity of this idea...and proceeded.

    First I slowly twisted off the cap and was met with the typical "ssssss" of a Pepsi. Good sign. And then I decided to smell it briefly. Nothing too overpowering. In fact, it was fairly pleasant! I may have been wrong.

    And then the first sip. Now. With a Pepsi, the carbonation always numbs my tongue the first time around. So I waited for the taste to set in for a second as I gulped down a large mouthful. And where I expected my senses to be tickled with a slight cinnamon hinted cola...

    Instead they were assaulted with all of the force of a swarm of Apache helicopters each equipped with enough heavy artillery to flatten New York City faster than a DC Comics writer chasing a terrible plot device. Yes, this drink unleashed a wrath that has not been felt since Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

    As this concoction of carbonated water and Satan's urinary excrement slid down my throat, the first thing that was clear to me was the texture.

    THIS WAS NOT SODA. This monstrous brew of the tears of dragons and lost dreams of third world children slid down my gullet with the viscosity of vegetable oil mixed with a few dozen slug trails. It clung to my mouth with its foul torturous tentacles of slime more convoluted than Nixon's presidency. I am not fooled Pepsi! This is no formula! You infused your Pepsi with red hots and made it sickly red, and turned it into syrup.

    And then the taste...oh god. It wasn't spicy in a strong sense but it was warm enough to the tongue that the beaming, laughing, cruel and monstrous summer sun was only amplified as the teasingly icy liquid poured down only to be replaced with a sensation, not of relief, but if intensifying radiance. This tasted like watered down Fireball Whiskey without the satisfaction of the 40% alcohol content to numb my sensibilities to the taste. yes, this tasted like the attempts of an average frat guy to drown his daddy issues. Pure failure, regret and futility...As it found its way into my throat, the tingling began. Yes good people of Facebook, the tingling. It felt like spiders were crawling down my throat. Nothing could fix this and I was sure this was surely my lot in life now. There was no escaping. The Pepsi had possessed me, and would destroy my life as surely as Robert Bentley destroyed the state of Alabama...there was no coming back, my life was over. In my ears y'all I swear to everything I heard the Angels of Heaven weeping "God has abandoned us! Woe to Mankind and all his labors! The end is nigh!" As I said before, I usually expect the angel of frost and sugar to bless my throat when I drink Pepsi, but instead, I was greeted by the Angel of the Apocalypse who proceeded to break the seven seals of Revelations over my tongue with all the ferocity of Bruce Lee. My friends, Prophecies of the End of Days were being fulfilled from my taste buds.

    And then I thought, maybe it was over...my suffering had subsided. The taste was there but ebbing...I had survived. And then it happened...as you do sometimes with Pepsi...I belched. The feeling could only be described by saying that I knew at any moment, the breath of the mightiest dragon would escape my maw and incinerate anything in my path. My eyes watered and I prayed for deliverance but lo, none was to be found. I was alone in this living hell with this viscous red mixture in which I saw the face of Lucifer staring back at me. Hours later, the experience still haunted me as the tingling fingers of demons LINGERED at the back of my throat and when I couldn't take it anymore, I had to warn others. I had to save someone from my terrible fate.

    And so, with all the gusto of a romantically scorned teenage girl after one too many wine coolers, I talked....I told all that would listen to run...run away and never look back. Pepsi had bottled pure evil. And it was too late for me...weep not for me good people. Simply share the tale so that others may never fall before the Beast of Armageddon as I did...
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    « Reply #1081 on: June 11, 2017, 10:32:19 PM »
    Sounds good, might have to try it.


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    « Reply #1082 on: June 12, 2017, 11:00:13 PM »
    Just to be clear, I didn't write this. Someone shared it in a Facebook group I'm part of. It's so utterly glorious, I just had to share it. It's a review of Pepsi Fire, Pepsi's new cinnamon-flavored cola.


    "A facebook group I'm a part of"
    you do know that the MHI facebook group is basically the WTA facebook group? I've seen you, Evil Jim, and several other WTA'ers are also members.
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    « Reply #1083 on: June 13, 2017, 09:05:44 AM »
    I couldn't remember which group it was posted in.  :-[   I'd shared it on my own wall, which was where I copied it from when I posted it here.
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    « Reply #1084 on: June 14, 2017, 07:47:48 PM »
    I couldn't remember which group it was posted in.  :-[   I'd shared it on my own wall, which was where I copied it from when I posted it here.
    it was either MHI or Mad mike Z.
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    « Reply #1085 on: June 14, 2017, 09:49:18 PM »
    Yeah, I double-checked. It was the MHI group.
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    « Reply #1086 on: June 15, 2017, 06:11:45 PM »
    Somebody posted this in the comments of Forgotten Weapons' video on the Winchester 1892. Figure most of you have seen this already, but just in case...

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    He was looking for a design to buy
    He was in a bind, the 1873 was way behind
    He was looking to make a deal
    When he came across a man
    Filing on a levergun frame and filing it hot
    And Winchester jumped up on a hickory stump and said,
    "Boy let me tell you what:
    I guess you didn't know it, but I'm a gun maker too,
    And if you'd care to take a dare,
    I'll make a bet with you
    Now you make a pretty good levergun,
    Boy, but give Winchester his due
    I bet a mountain of cash against your gat
    'Cause I think I'm better than you"
    The man said, "My name's John and it might be a sin,
    But I'll take your bet, you're gonna regret,
    'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"
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    « Reply #1087 on: June 15, 2017, 07:10:19 PM »
    Somebody posted this in the comments of Forgotten Weapons' video on the Winchester 1892. Figure most of you have seen this already, but just in case...Winchester went down to Utah
    He was looking for a design to buy
    He was in a bind, the 1873 was way behind
    He was looking to make a deal
    When he came across a man
    Filing on a levergun frame and filing it hot
    And Winchester jumped up on a hickory stump and said,
    "Boy let me tell you what:
    I guess you didn't know it, but I'm a gun maker too,
    And if you'd care to take a dare,
    I'll make a bet with you
    Now you make a pretty good levergun,
    Boy, but give Winchester his due
    I bet a mountain of cash against your gat
    'Cause I think I'm better than you"
    The man said, "My name's John and it might be a sin,
    But I'll take your bet, you're gonna regret,
    'Cause I'm the best there's ever been"

    Yep. pretty much.  Saint John Moses of Browning was pretty much the god of lever guns.
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    « Reply #1088 on: June 15, 2017, 11:51:10 PM »
    And everything else he set his mind to at the time.    :coffee
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    « Reply #1089 on: June 16, 2017, 09:21:09 PM »
    Yep. pretty much.  Saint John Moses of Browning was pretty much the god of lever guns.

    fixed it for you.

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    « Reply #1090 on: June 16, 2017, 10:30:55 PM »
     :thumbup1
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    « Reply #1091 on: June 18, 2017, 08:11:49 AM »
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    « Reply #1092 on: June 18, 2017, 09:17:29 AM »
     :thumbup1
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    « Reply #1093 on: June 18, 2017, 10:50:23 AM »
    As long as we're not shooting, hell yes.

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    « Reply #1094 on: June 19, 2017, 11:21:50 AM »
    As long as we're not shooting, hell yes.
    I just made a statement that touches on that in another thread, but I suspect that if you (generic you, not Booksmart "you" ;))are not safe with a firearm after one or two adult beverages then you're probably not safe with one if you're sick or tired; and if you lack the judgment to make that determination and stick with it you likewise probably lack the judgment in other circumstances as well. 

    Bringing a case of beer to the gravel pit when you go plinking, probably not a good idea.
    Having a beer or two* with lunch before plinking on the back 40  :shrug



    *Or two. Not twenty, and not the "two" often referenced in the phrase, "But officer, I only had two beers...."

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    « Reply #1095 on: June 19, 2017, 12:51:10 PM »
    rather like watching some of the videos on youtube.  very obvious that alcohol was involved.

     :neener

    I just made a statement that touches on that in another thread, but I suspect that if you (generic you, not Booksmart "you" ;))are not safe with a firearm after one or two adult beverages then you're probably not safe with one if you're sick or tired; and if you lack the judgment to make that determination and stick with it you likewise probably lack the judgment in other circumstances as well. 

    Bringing a case of beer to the gravel pit when you go plinking, probably not a good idea.
    Having a beer or two* with lunch before plinking on the back 40  :shrug



    *Or two. Not twenty, and not the "two" often referenced in the phrase, "But officer, I only had two beers...."
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    « Reply #1096 on: June 19, 2017, 03:57:48 PM »
    rather like watching some of the videos on youtube.  very obvious that alcohol was involved.

     :neener
    There's a minimum level of judgment and intelligence needed to operate anything that has the potential to cause harm.    If your intelligence and judgment are borderline to start with you probably can't afford anything that will reduce them further.  From some of what I've seen on youtube many people are already below that minimum with a full nights rest, healthy breakfast to start their day, and having abstained from anything unwholesome for several months; they're lucky not to injure themselves opening a box of cornflakes. :neener
    If you're well above that minimum you can probably afford a fractional handicap. 

    Once again, I'm not suggesting that replacing the dart board in your local tavern with a steel silhouette is a good idea,  but I just have to shake my head at the often dogmatic knee-jerk protestations whenever this comes up. 
    Impaired is impaired.   
    If you're impaired to the degree that you can not do something safely then you shouldn't be doing it, be that handling firearms, driving a motor vehicle, chopping vegetables in the kitchen, climbing a ladder, or watching a baby.   
    Doesn't matter if it's cough syrup, MD 20/20, legit RX, or just no sleep and weighty real world problems on your mind. If they're having a measurable negative effect on you that will degrade your performance to a level that is unsafe then you're a walking no-go.
    The corollary to that is that if you're not suffering impairment as described then you're not unsafe.

    None of those things are evil magic talismans which make things go to s*it just by their very presence.   
    I do grant that they are hellacious force multipliers for idiot's looking  to exercise piss poor judgment.   

    Overall I'd suggest getting rid of the idiot's to solve the issue rather than 86'ing the inanimate stuff. Darwin has a YUGE backlog to work on.  :coffee

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    « Reply #1097 on: June 20, 2017, 03:53:37 PM »

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