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  1. WIRES-X

    Anyone use WIRES-X? I have the itch to buy a new radio because my other unused radios are unsatisfactory. I had been looking at the FT3DR but thought maybe I should set my sights a little lower. The FT-70DR seems like another good choice, and I thought the "chat rooms" could be fun to even just...
  2. Back to Basics

    I was watching a Wrangerstar video the other day and he referenced an old Reader's Digest book called "Back to Basics". It shows you how to do just about anything you can think of as far as traditional American skills. He's looking at well drilling, but if you wanted to know about building a...
  3. Coin Storage and Whatnot

    I have some coins that my grandparents had collected that came to me by way of my parents. As you might imagine, they were stored in whatever they seemed to fit: harmonica boxes, old watch boxes, envelopes, paper lunch bags, etc. all tucked into a shoe box. It's all been circulated, so I don't...
  4. Beretta Election Discount

    Beretta is offering 20% off mags now until the election. Discount code: GUNVOTE. http://www.berettausa.com/en-us/
  5. F is for Family

    Who's watching? It's a Netflix exclusive animated show created by Bill Burr. I'm on episode 1, so far so good.
  6. Ammo Boxes + Can Combo

    I was adding a bunch of ammo boxes to my Amazon cart when these MTM combos popped up. They have them in a bunch of calibers so I'm getting a set for everything I need boxes for. I've used both the boxes and cans but never seen them offered as a combo. The price is decent; it's almost like...
  7. Redding Powder Measure? Went with RCBS.

    So after this morning's fiasco with the Lee Perfect Powder I've decided it's time to cry the second time. The Lee measure worked pretty well for Varget, but it makes a freaking mess of the place with finer stuff. Reloading for me is supposed to be an enjoyable, relaxing activity, not a hassle...
  8. Digital Modes on a Mac

    So I'm an idiot and I bought a MacBook for the purpose of playing with digital modes. Well, the two pieces of software I intended to run don't run on a Mac. I double and triple checked and somehow got it wrong. Well, one claims to run on a Mac as long as you have Windows loaded (thanks, that's...
  9. Home Grown Food Summit on YouTube

    Hey guys and gals. SouthernPrepper1 was promoting an event on YouTube coming up next week (4/6-4/12). They have 30 different presenters talking about various gardening techniques, raising animals in your yard (chickens, etc.) and so on. I believe you have to sign up (first name, e-mail address)...
  10. Inductive Annealer

    Hey guys. A friend of mine built a pretty slick inductive heater for annealing brass. If you don't know what that is, it induces a current in the brass itself that heats up the brass. It doesn't involve flames or other heating elements to anneal the brass. I'm trying to talk him into consider...
  11. NRA Special Event 11/17/14

    This right here is encouragement to get my ass in gear and set up my station. I now have a deadline...
  12. Lightning Protection

    According to my searching, lightning protection has been talked about here but never actually discussed. All I've found so far is: you should have lightning protection and here are some links to ARRL. I'm looking to put up a 30' aluminum mast in my yard. Right now I'm planning on an inverted...
  13. Rim on Spent Brass

    I took my new Frankenrifle out for a spin this past Friday. I set up at 25m to get the iron sights on target. BANG! Click. Or better yet, no click. I clear the double fed round but cannot get the empty case out of the chamber. I don't have a dowel or anything with me, so my trip is busted after...
  14. Seating Tula 223 Primers

    I just popped into the reloading room to make up a few hundred rounds of .223. I had my box of meticulously prepped brass (once-fired military) and some Tula 223 Small Rifle primers (the "special" primers for 223). I quickly found that they just did not want to seat. I ended up with 8/100 that...
  15. School Me on Binoculars

    Like the title says, I need some edumacation on binoculars. Yup, I've read the "how to select binoculars" page on a few vendor sites, opticsplanet.com, etc. I understand the jargon, but since most of it is subjective it's hard to know what's what. Historically, being book smart on stuff has not...
  16. Anybody Tried a Grip-N-Pull?

    A buddy of mine just sent me the link to this video. After beating the hell out of an inertia puller more times than I care to repeat, this thing looks like a life saver. I'm gonna contact him about prices. http://youtu.be/MQPsmgz_HAQ
  17. Removing Primer Pocket Crimp - A Study

    Okay, I may be taking some liberties with the term "study" here, but I did a little experiment last night and I wanted to share the results. Don't worry about taking notes, I put an equipment list at the end. First, a little back story. The last time I loaded 5.56 I removed the crimps with a...
  18. 1984 - Worth a (Re)Read

    I've been re-reading 1984 and I'll be damned if it doesn't make more sense to me now than it did when I was in high school. Go figure. While riding an aeroplane last week I bookmarked a few passages that I found interesting and relative to today's political climate. I won't bore you with all of...
  19. I Support Arm Control

    Now this is arm control I can get behind. Woman controls prosthetic arm with mind: http://idealab.talkingpointsmemo.com/2011/10/john-hopkins-creates-a-mind-controlled-super-limb.php
  20. Damn, I Missed It

    I was upstairs last evening when I thought I heard something downstairs. I listened again and heard someone knocking on the door. Five seconds later I was in and out of the safe. I made a bee-line to the front window to see if there were any cars in the driveway. Nope, but there was a UPS truck...
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