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Old 09-11-2019, 06:22 PM   #41
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Why put a light on a rifle when a 12 gage shotgun works?
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Old 09-12-2019, 04:03 PM   #42
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Well, some of us need to ID the livestock and the predators out in the pasture. Shotguns can get terribly expensive-not to mention of very limited utility-in that scenario.

I'm puzzled by the lure of Canadian spec stuff. But, hey, it's his money. Uh, if that flashlight adapter on the front sight block isn't steel, or at least metal, he's gonna have heat issues.

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Well, some of us need to ID the livestock and the predators out in the pasture. Shotguns can get terribly expensive-not to mention of very limited utility-in that scenario.
I almost made a blunder in the dark of night. Heard a bush rustle a few feet ahead of me. Brought my rifle up a hesitated, turn on my head light and saw a kitty cat with two white bands down its back departing on the other side of the bush.

My thought was when you hear a bump in the night and your in your jammies and almost asleep, not when you're nighthawk and checking cattle.
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Well, some of us need to ID the livestock and the predators out in the pasture. Shotguns can get terribly expensive-not to mention of very limited utility-in that scenario.

I'm puzzled by the lure of Canadian spec stuff. But, hey, it's his money. Uh, if that flashlight adapter on the front sight block isn't steel, or at least metal, he's gonna have heat issues.
Rail is steel, mounting clamp is too.

WRM, my girlfriend is Canadian by birth--this is *her* gun, (okay, technically I own it but "hers" in the sense of the one she gets to use when shooting with me) a companion for the M4 I'm building for myself. I just fast-tracked this build over the other because certain "unique" parts were becoming harder to get. If she wanted me to build her a two-tone pink AR with Hello Kitty on the stock, she'd get a two-tone pink AR thusly decorated... you know how it is with Significant Others, or if you don't by now you should've long ago at your age. lol
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Diamonback, since his wife isn't a widow I suspect he may have learned.
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Diamonback, since his wife isn't a widow I suspect he may have learned.
What with insurance and a couple of Government Stipends, the Wife has only taken to beating me into submission. It's not cost effective for her to become a widow yet, but when that day comes to pass I'll have a better idea of how a Turkey feels the day after Thanksgiving! LOL.
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Chief, hope she never decides that 100% of the 2/3rds she'd draw than what she gets from the 100% you draw.
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Chief, hope she never decides that 100% of the 2/3rds she'd draw than what she gets from the 100% you draw.
2 bits, 4 bits, 6 bits, a Dollar, take anything away and She will stand up and Holler!

The way things work right now I'm at the "Critical Tipping Point" as of my Seventy Second Birthday. If I see my Seventy Third? Well, either She passed before me or liked me more than Cash Money. Now that She is disabled, it might be a little harder for a woman that shall be in her 60's at that time to find another MINION to push Her Wheelchair around Disney Grounds?

Now perhaps a few Texicans might need to research Mr 2 Bits as it relates to the Gator Nation? Or even the Spanish Conquest. Or even the deeper thoughts, but none other than the folks living in St Augustine shall probably seek out the depth of the topics I reference, so I offer a meeting at my expense to those that can rally at O'Malley's for a pint. Time is at your leisure, place is already determined. RSVP. https://gunhub.com/users/skeptic49/

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You're 72? Dam, you're just a kid. I'm pretty sure Charlie and Walt are older and I'm sneaking up on my 84th next month.

Two bits? Are you referring to cutting a Spanish silver dollar into quarters (bits)?

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Yeah, and I bet you guys all got underwear older than I am at 39. LOL

The part that sucks about being the "baby" of the group? Knowing that I'm probably going to have to be the one to turn out the lights here after the last of you get your orders for The Final PCS.
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About those bumps in the night......way back in the last century, I was checking a construction site that had theft problems. School under construction.

Incident 1: moving through the school, heard a noise in what was going to be the student union/cafeteria. Moved through the door, stepped sideways to get the wall behind me and waited in the dark for more noise. After a bit, heard noise to my left and pointed my light that way and flicked it on. Nothing there. BUT in the reflected light I realized there was a large, very large, skunk right beside me and the noise was him/her going through someone's discarded lunch bag. He/she was looking up at the light and I realized I was standing on the fur at the end of the tail. Turned the light off and waited for it to resume rummaging in the bag while sweat poured off me. When I heard the noise I moved my right foot as far right as I could to get it in the doorway. Then I pulled the left foot up, shifted weight and backed out most quickly.

I'll skip incident 2, but after the second close call, I quit prowling the site.

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Diamondback,

Fwiw, my drawers aren't that old but I have uniforms that are older than you are.
(I paid 60 bucks for my Army Dress Blues if that tells you anything.)

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You're 72? Dam, you're just a kid. I'm pretty sure Charlie and Walt are older and I'm sneaking up on my 84th next month.

Two bits? Are you referring to cutting a Spanish silver dollar into quarters (bits)?
Not even 72 yet. Dad didn't return from Korea until 52, I didn't come along until 53. Still Just a Good Looking Kid.

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You're 72? Dam, you're just a kid. I'm pretty sure Charlie and Walt are older and I'm sneaking up on my 84th next month.
I'm going to choose to take that as a compliment...
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I'm going to choose to take that as a compliment...
Hell, I took Top thinking I was closer to you guys' ages than my own as high praise... (Beats the reception I got on the range back around the time I joined here about "We don't WANT your kind here, COLLEGE BOY"...)
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I'm going to choose to take that as a compliment...
I'll give Y'all a tip of my cap! (Compliment)
19 was an age that folks desired to reach back when I was a teenager.

Diamondback: Only the Good Die Young, just how sure are you that you are the one to turn off the lights when the "Party is Over"?

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21 was the legal age to buy beer here but not many waited that long.
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19 was an age that folks desired to reach back when I was a teenager.

Diamondback: Only the Good Die Young, just how sure are you that you are the one to turn off the lights when the "Party is Over"?
When you consider that most of my social circle are my parents' to grandparents' ages and I've already had to "lock up" a couple places... (Seriously, even my girlfriend is approaching fifty. I generally much prefer the company of those from generations before mine... "Never Trust Anyone Under 30, Never Date Under 40." LOL)
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