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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 20, 2018, 06:51:18 PM »
Well then you weren't my neighbor that's for sure. I can't complain, it was my time, their resources, and I got to eat it too.

True.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 20, 2018, 04:20:15 PM »
Our new neighbors have become very good friends to us,

I think the last time I was friends with a neighbor I gave him a slice of pizza. But I might be misremembering.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 20, 2018, 05:44:50 AM »
Nate went and rubbed the bottle......here comes Bobby at the mere mention of Siracha....

Bobby told me Styrofoam tastes good with siracha. ...lol

Clocks a tickin......HAHAHAHAHAHA

8hr34mins

I've eaten enough substandard food in my life so it's a habit to use a flavor enhancer such as Sriracha or a hot sauce. But believe it or not I have eaten many meals sans Sriracha or hot sauce... not many but I have.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: What's for breakfast.
« on: February 15, 2018, 05:54:54 AM »
Plain bagel with a fried hard egg, Black forest ham and 2 slices of fresh cheddar, all washed down with a cup of coffee.

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D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 14, 2018, 06:39:27 PM »
And when the plows get to the area, fighting all the abandoned cars just slows down their work. Every area has its own requirements for calling in the crews after hours. Just depends on where you are at the time. Plow trucks could be working but just not where you happen to be.

Oh I know the different hours. I just know from before the county roads and on occasion even the main highways weren't touched. Good thing was I didn't have to deal with crazy prople attempting to drive on the road. Was quiet and peaceful.

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D.O.T. / Re: Winter driving
« on: February 14, 2018, 03:31:50 PM »
Even in WI there are plenty of people that don't know what to do or forget in the first snowfall.  A few years back I watched somebody jump out of the way of a out-of-control car entering a pile-up.  I was already in the middle-of said pile-up and successfully stopped in time to not hit anybody.  I watched in my mirrors, bracing for impact as 2 cars came flying in out of control.  The first one veered into the ditch to my left.  The second impacted the car directly in front of me while barely coming in contact with the corner of my front bumper.  All you could see was the scuff mark in the winter bumper cover I had installed at the time.  Now the two idiots involved in said impact get out of their vehicles to yell and scream words of encouragement to each other.  At this point a second wave of uncontrolled vehicles enter the ditch, colliding with an un-occupied vehicle in the ditch, while nearly missing its owner as he leapt out of the way.

Even more fun is when they don't plow or haven't begun to plow and people abandon their vehicles in snowdrifts on the roads. Makes for a "fun" nighttime slalom course on narrow roads.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 09, 2018, 11:24:32 AM »
And I thought he was referring to his girlfriend/private life...

Ehh

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 09, 2018, 10:48:11 AM »
a grunt solving problems..............don't you mean creating problems... :popcorn:

In my past career yes, I caused and solved problems. This new field I'm more training and solving problems.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 09, 2018, 09:20:51 AM »
At work, currently taking a break from solving problems.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 09, 2018, 05:27:03 AM »
so it may be a little bit before I get to actually assemble this stuff

You will have time to assemble when you're laid up recovering. Plus it'll give you something simple to do to pass the time.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: February 08, 2018, 06:12:19 AM »

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Soldier Up / Re: Posture Correction
« on: February 07, 2018, 08:52:48 PM »
Now if I can get something to hold my moobs from bouncing while I drive down the freeway I?ll be set


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I believe duct tape will help with that.

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Soldier Up / Re: Posture Correction
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:34:27 AM »
Too many years of pulling my shoulders forward against body armor and packs etc.


I feel your pain. I notice myself slouching more as well..

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 07, 2018, 11:31:26 AM »
BCM gunfighter muzzle device.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 07, 2018, 06:12:18 AM »
Thanks Bobby. I was reading the battery life on Don's post up there, and chuckled out loud.

600 is realistic. He'll either have the option for a 4 hr shutoff or an 8 hr auto shutoff.

My other Eotech uses the CR23 batteries. And they did not last very long at all.

Which model is that? If you call EoTech ask them if there's something for that.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:08:40 PM »
Bobby, couldn't find a # on it anywhere, but pretty sure it's like Don's, a 512.

If it uses the AA's just call and ask them if there is the battery compartment upgrades or parts available. They should be able to hook you up pretty soon with them. I think it helps with battery life. They are pretty good about stuff like that, their customer service is pretty good. Also if you can read the serial number off the sticker they can use that to help you out.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 06, 2018, 12:46:02 PM »
512.A65:

I think that's their base model, but still a viable option for most people. As for the thermal shift, that people have/had been talking about I've never experienced it. Granted I wasn't HALOing into the North or South Pole then immediately going into a hot desert environment. I always used to re-zero or reconfirm my zero between the hot and cold seasons.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 06, 2018, 10:26:39 AM »
Bobby, thanks for that info on the eotech :likebutton:

No problem. I didn't know about it until I called and asked about something battery related and they told me about the upgrade. So I pass it on when I see something pertinent.

But I'd love to have a new EXPS model or whatever its called.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 06, 2018, 08:12:59 AM »
So, Bobby, you used the Eotech?

I did. I've used the ACOG, Aimpoint M68s & M4s, and EoTechs while I was overseas. I prefer the battery life on the Aimpoints and the reticle on the EoTech. Combine those and I'd love it.

What's this battery box thing Bobby? Mine eats batteries for lunch.

It's not so much of an upgrade, more of a fix. You replace the dogbone and spring ( If I'm remembering correctly) at the base of the compartment with a newer version that EoTech will send you for free. Takes maybe 5 minutes. What model do you have?

Here's a better pic of it. But I'd still call EoTech or L3 or whatever and ask for the parts.
http://www.primaryarms.com/eotech-battery-compartment-repair-kit-models-517-557-555-516-556-553-su231-9-cr2030

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Firearms / Re: Getting pieces for a new rifle
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:49:19 PM »
For scopes I like Vortex and the Burris XTR 2.

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Firearms / Re: A/R Pistol build
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:47:01 PM »
this time I will use the Eotech which uses "AA" batteries.

Anyway for this very close range (100 meters and in) this Eotech will do very nicely me thinks.

I might have an extra battery compartment in a tote somewhere. I'll have to look, if I find it, I'll send it down your way. I didn't do the battery compartment upgrade but its not hard to call EoTech and get the stuff sent to you then do it.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Toter-home build.
« on: February 05, 2018, 07:43:59 PM »
For some reason I thought you were going to be building the camper on the back end of the tractor. I have no idea why.

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Share Your Recipe / Re: whats for dinner tonight
« on: February 05, 2018, 01:10:03 PM »
You said the magic word......lets see how long it takes......hahahaha

I'm here.. Looks tasty... I had chicken patties and mac and cheese last night.

Took about just under 5 hrs...

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Firearms / Re: Getting pieces for a new rifle
« on: February 05, 2018, 08:32:14 AM »
Yeah, I'm thinking I may just get a Rem 700 action with no barrel on it, since I have that lightly used Krieger on the way. Hard to justify the price of a custom action around, at least around here. Plus then I'll have more money for a decent scope and a bipod.

That's where a lot of people skimp out on things.

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Firearms / Re: Getting pieces for a new rifle
« on: February 04, 2018, 12:09:11 PM »
I think a factory 700 action is fine, but your taking a gamble on a factory Remington barrel.  You might get a good one, you might get something that can't hold 2 moa.

True. Order the stock from Brownells, and if you wish have it blueprinted and trued, and a custom barrel. The blueprinting and trued isn't probably necessary but if you feel like you need it.

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Firearms / Re: Getting pieces for a new rifle
« on: February 04, 2018, 09:57:42 AM »
Dooo it!!

Was actually looking at some local dealer who are selling Rem 700 barrelled actions. One is a 6.5 creedmoor, with scope rail, trigger (but would swap out xmp trigger anyway) and threaded muzzle with protective cap for $659 (CAD). Not a bad deal if it shoots ok I guess.

Well I'll have to look for parts and decide on a direction I want to go with it. As for the Remington 700 actions, I personally don't think there's a problem with starting with them. Someone had a precision rifle for sale at a local gun shop that I wandered into. Stock 700 action chambered in 260 and they wanted $2,xxx.

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Firearms / Re: Getting pieces for a new rifle
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:53:18 AM »
Stock arrived today.

Glorious. Now I want to build a rifle...


What's that for?
Been wanting to restock/modernize my 1982 Remy 700, .300 Win mag
Want a detachable box mag, Harris, rail, flash hider, Led Zeppelin decal...

Another rifle build thread!! Yay :likebutton:

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Firearms / Re: Getting pieces for a new rifle
« on: February 01, 2018, 08:14:25 AM »
  :likebutton:

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Build Threads / Re: Zombie Ford F-350
« on: January 30, 2018, 12:18:38 PM »
I was actually wondering yesterday about whatever happened to this truck.

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Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 30, 2018, 08:09:56 AM »
7mm is a nice round as well. My buddy has a 7mm Mag and I'm waiting for him to sell it, but he never will as it's his deer rifle.

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Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: January 29, 2018, 09:01:09 PM »

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Bug-Out Bag and Camping gear / Re: How do you tell time?
« on: January 29, 2018, 08:52:54 PM »
Update:

Back to my Suunto Core. Removed the crappy stock elastomer band and replaced it with a 22mm zulu watchstrap that I've had sitting in an old footlocker.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 29, 2018, 08:47:37 PM »
Went to work, eliminated the pile of paperwork on my desk, had 2 cups of coffee, knocked out a 95% (ish) of trailer inspection and inventory. Took Bear to his vet appt, then swapped out the torn elastomer watch band on my Suunto with an old 22mm Zulu watchstrap I used on my last Suunto then officially retired the GShock to back up duty.

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Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 29, 2018, 08:42:03 PM »
It?s a sledgehammer for sure.  Not a pleasure to shoot at least without a muzzle brake or suppressor.  Want a 338 class can to put on it and a new long range optic before I start shooting it again


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How about this. I'll take the 300 off your hands and then you can build your next dream rifle with a 338 can. Everyone wins!  :grin:

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Build Threads / Re: 2000 XJ
« on: January 29, 2018, 08:39:41 PM »
Nice jeep. Wish mine would've been that good of condition. I wouldn't have gotten rid of it.

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Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 29, 2018, 10:25:59 AM »
I still think the 300 WM is hard to beat all around. 

If you'll donate your fancy 300 Wm, I'll accept it.

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Firearms / Re: Surefire xc1
« on: January 29, 2018, 07:08:32 AM »
It found its way into a salt water pool at a buddy?s house... while on my person. There?s a story there.

I'm waiting.

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:41:54 AM »
Hashtag: Banned

So I've noticed something peculiar concerning Chief recently.

1. Acknowledged that he knows and listens(ed) to Beyonce songs.
2. Now wears an Apple smart watch, as opposed to a more sensible durable watch
3. Now uses the term "hashtag"
4. Trying to color-coordinate things down at the farm in colors other than OD green...

Something must be wrong.....

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Firearms / Re: G17 gen 5
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:36:44 AM »
no malfunctions... is it broke in?? Are they about to start??

Approaching catastrophic failure. I'll take it so you don't have to deal with the loss... I mean just helping out a fellow grunt.

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Firearms / Re: Surefire xc1
« on: January 27, 2018, 07:35:15 AM »
Figured I?d give this a bump as me and Bobby were talking about it the other day.

And after we talked about it, I remembered this thread but forgot again when I saw it's been 2 years. Oh well, good update. Still looks like a good light. Have you banged it around.. not purposely thrown it around but put it through its paces?


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Don I have something like this in mind, weld a washer or something round so you can get a length of plastic coated wire from the local HD and a few of those compression clamps for said wire. Make a loop at each end.  Eye bolt and a loop of cable attached to the swinging door, loop of cable through the t handle  so when the t handle isn?t used it dangles but not lost



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Weld a washer to the horizontal bar of his fancy anti-windowopener and problem solved.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 25, 2018, 07:39:14 AM »
TRN?

When there's a new red truck,power tool, firearm or etc on the other side of the window...

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Hide Site / Re: Hide site, retirement site.
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:15:43 PM »

I created out "Bad-word List" and made the automatic substitutions. Wasn't giving it all that much thought, and frankly the feature was really only for Shawn ;-)) and one or two others, so do with it as you may

Want me to REALLY test out that word swap feature?! It might decide to go AWOL...

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:12:03 PM »
Getting awfully fancy with that smart watch.  :shocked:
I too noticed the watch change, and then wearing while painting...maybe chief want the old one back... :rolleyes:
I, ah, ran over the last one.
Was changing a hydraulic line on the tractor, so i took the watch off and laid it on the front tractor tire.

Note to self: Check the tires and area around the tractor when you fire it up before you drive away...Just in case you set a watch or a camera on the tire...
Oh, same rule applies to the truck as well.

It survived, but is sort of scratched up
Sales guy talked me into this Apple watch/phone.

Saved my bacon a time or two when my spirit is with me, but my knees aren't. Phone is ringin' in the other room and my ROA (Rate of acceleration) is not what it needs to be to make it before the last ring...

I just tap the screen a few dozen times and sometimes the phone becomes a pee-poor phone which this helicopter pilot with ears operatin' at about 50% can still get bits and pieces of the call.

Going to have to get yourself a Suunto or GShock.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: January 24, 2018, 02:03:12 PM »
How much you want for that worthless POC?
Couldn't be worth a hundred, but I'll give ya two hundred!

I'll give you a cheese with jalapeno packet, and a bottle of hotsauce.

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Construction and Building / Re: "12 Square" a 12' X 12' shed project
« on: January 24, 2018, 06:08:35 AM »
Getting awfully fancy with that smart watch.  :shocked:

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Vests & Protection / Re: Concealable chest rig
« on: January 21, 2018, 12:15:12 PM »
Well if it's for hunting why don't you get a side saddle shell holder? If your hunting I assume you have a pack that can hold extra shells if necessary.

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Vests & Protection / Re: Concealable chest rig
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:42:42 AM »
Well why do you need/want a low-vis chest rig? Have you looked into getting something belt mounted?

HSGI belt mounted TACOs:
 http://www.highspeedgear.com/Belt-Mount.html

HSGI Double decker Tacos:
 http://www.highspeedgear.com/hsgi/ddtaco-bm-19DD00.html

HTC low profile system.
 https://highthreatconcealment.com/products/htc-low-profile-system/htc-low-profile-system.html

Yes the last one is expensive, but I wasn't about assume what pouches and etc you need. But you can set one up with whatever you want for cheaper, or buy the stuff seperate and assemble your own belt.
 


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Firearms / Re: 224 Valkyrie
« on: January 21, 2018, 09:23:22 AM »
What intrigues me is my assumption that it should allow me to just build another upper and pin it to my existing .308 ? Wouldn?t it be the same lower in AR 10 configuration?   Charles, Bobby?


I think it would snap to the 15 lower. But I know absolutely nothing about this round or it's preferred setups.

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