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  1. What are you listening to today?

    Mr. Peabody..set the wayback machine for the 1960s...
  2. What are you listening to today?

  3. Nuns Buy Controlling Stocks in Gun Companies to Destroy Them

    Yeah, A little positive PR might be in order. Priests don't hold a monopoly on terrorizing kids.. "We Saw Nuns Kill Children: The Ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic Orphanage" https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/christinekenneally/orphanage-death-catholic-abuse-nuns-st-josephs How to come up...
  4. mid-life crisis at 35

    The meaning of life??
  5. Simple (maybe) traffic intersection question!

    Stay on Rt. 24 and avoid Rt. 79 altogether.
  6. Oh, UMass, how times have changed.

    When I was as student there, I got the impression that UMass shared the same philosophy as the Registry of Motor Vehicles. It seemed that it was a state job, where the staff and administration "worked" until their shift ended, and seemed to be counting their days to a state pension. Their job...
  7. Oh, UMass, how times have changed.

    I worked for the Alumni Fund for a few weeks in the 80's making cold calls to solicit donations. I was a Sociology major, and made it a point of asking the Sociology grads (the degree was listed on the alum's info card) about their careers after graduation. Every Sociology grad told me that I...
  8. Mini 14 Rifle

    Mine is the SS model 5805 with the newer and heavier than old-style "pencil" barrel and a 1:9 twist. I agree that most handloads shoot more consistently, especially since the handloader has total control over the variables. IME, some handloads shoot much better in my rifle than others. For...
  9. Mini 14 Rifle

    At the time the rifle was sighted in I was using my handloaded ammo . The bullet was 69gr. HPBT Match King and the powder charge was a moderate load according to the Lyman Manual. I was looking to find a more accurate load for the Mini-14 than the standard 55gr. bulk ammo. I had good luck...
  10. Mini 14 Rifle

    For ammo choices, do your research. Practice the art of Google-Fu, but remember YMMV, and you and you alone accept the risks of what YOU choose to do. That being said, the report that was included in the box when my rifle came back from the factory stated that it was test fired with proof...
  11. Mini 14 Rifle

    I called Ruger Customer service, and received a case number. I opted to deliver the rifle to Ruger rather than go through FFLs and shipping and such. I was instructed to drop the rifle off at Rody's Gun Shop in Newport, NH, an did so on 7/20. I received a call that my rifle was back at Rody's...
  12. Archery

    +1 on the Samik, and recurves in general. Less doo-dads=better experience IMHO. Gift her with an intro lesson at an archery shop. Make it a "date night" and take a lesson along with her. Call Lancaster Archery and ask them if they can recommend a setup. You will need the arrows spined for draw...
  13. Mini 14 Rifle

    Well this just sucks. I am giving MY Mini-14 a fail on reliability. After about 1000 total rounds.. and most of it commercial Federal Golden Eagle .223 purchased at W---t... I started getting intermittent failures to fire, then no ignition whatsoever. It turns out that the firing pin is...
  14. Mini 14 Rifle

    I have had no issue with the Ruger rings that came with the rifle. Mine did not work loose. The only issue I had is that the Tech-sights do not fit on the rifle along with the stock sights and the scope.
  15. Mini 14 Rifle

    Don't recall how many groups I shot, but very few were actually at paper. That group came early on, as I had fired a few groups of a commercial brand (Federal) to check zero on the scope. That group was only 3 rounds, as I couldn't see where the round were impacting though the scope. A walk...
  16. Mini 14 Rifle

    With age comes experience..in theory anyway. The Nikon was a disappointment. I have a Nikon rimfire scope that has been great. You get what you pay for.
  17. Mini 14 Rifle

    Worth it? Depends on how much you like iron sights. Optics have their place. My over 55 eyes remind me of that daily. As far as iron sights go, Tech-sights are simple, and reliable. They are well made, and are way more adjustable than most stock sights. Tech-sights are basically a bolt on...
  18. What firearm of yours makes you most happy the 2'nd Amendment exists

    Absolutely .. like duh times infinity.. that's like being asked which one of your kids you love best..
  19. Celebrating the 2nd on the 4th!

    Great day to get some range time! My brother and I had almost 3 hours of range time to ourselves. We rang out freedom on the steel plates and gongs! Thanks to the Patriots that made today possible. Thanks to the framers of the Constitution! And a huge debt of gratitude to our active military...
  20. Mini 14 Rifle

    Mini-14 range report for the day, 07-04-2018: Took the Mini-14 out for a workout today. Fired over 100 rounds. All rounds fired from the prone position, and with a clone Gi-type sling. Best group at 100 yds. Was approximately 1.25". Ammo for that group was handloaded 69gr. Sierra match king...
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