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    https://www.pvk.vegas/

    https://www.pvk.vegas/
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    The bow shop I went to has an indoor range and...

    The bow shop I went to has an indoor range and let me shoot a sample of every bow they had for sale.
    I suggest you find one with a similar setup and just see how you do.
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    I don't have any interest in hunting anything but...

    I don't have any interest in hunting anything but foam and this bow is a foam killer.
    Once I get my shooting groove down and my bow tuned for perfect flight, I'm looking forward to pushing the range...
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    30 year archery hiatus

    Just got back into archery after about a 30 year break.
    Man alive are the new bows about a million times better than bows from the late '80's.
    I remember when my 70# Oneida Strike Eagle was smoking...
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    Maybe I can make this Linux thing work this time....

    Maybe I can make this Linux thing work this time.

    Got my System 76 Meercat up and running on Pop!_OS 21.04.
    So far so good and everything seems to be humming along nicely.
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    standard schedule is: 14 x 12hr days 14 days...

    standard schedule is:
    14 x 12hr days
    14 days off
    14 x 12hr nights
    14 days off
    repeat

    I'm currently 4 nights into a 22 night hitch covering a shorthanded shift.
    I'm basically working the...
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    Try skilled oil/gas refinery/fractionation plant...

    Try skilled oil/gas refinery/fractionation plant operations labor.
    Starting rate for relatively inexperienced (still need a few years of OJT in a related sector of O&G) is around $150k/yr. and goes...
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    Installed Oracle Virtual Box. It promptly hosed...

    Installed Oracle Virtual Box.
    It promptly hosed my Internet connections. LOL
    Found it had installed itself into my network adapters/drivers and wouldn't let any others load.
    Had to do a full...
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    I decided to jump in the shallow end with a...

    I decided to jump in the shallow end with a Meercat (albeit a loaded one) to test the System76 waters, I might grab a laptop once the 17" are actually available in the right configuration.
    I use my...
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    I'm quite familiar and comfortable with both Mint...

    I'm quite familiar and comfortable with both Mint and Ubuntu. I've used both off and on every year going back many, many years.
    I usually use them until they bug out for the goofiest reason, usually...
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    No The VM route (and WINE) have always been...

    No

    The VM route (and WINE) have always been almost as bad stability wise, but with moar resources hogged.

    It's 2021... it's a standard hardware machine. Shit that worked yesterday should still...
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    my annual Linux failure

    Just finished up my annual attempt to switch to Linux failure.
    This year it was Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on a Lenovo "all in one".
    Did a dual boot install and was up and running with zero issues and liking...
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    I've had the same knife for a few years. Really...

    I've had the same knife for a few years.
    Really beefy blade and the golf ball texturing is cool.
    My only issue is the lock on mine fails really easily with a spine whack.
    Whether you put any...
  14. Thread: Glock 26 Gen 5

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    For me it was one brand new 2020 vintage 12 round...

    For me it was one brand new 2020 vintage 12 round mag.
    I have probably a dozen 12 rounders of all generations (I bought the very first 26 my dealer had back in the early/mid '90's), all of them work...
  15. Thread: Glock 26 Gen 5

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    \ With that particular mag I could actually feel...

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    With that particular mag I could actually feel feed hiccups through the grip. It did not feed smoothly at all.
    I'm guessing a polymer or metal liner anomaly inside the tube, or maybe a kinked or...
  16. Thread: Glock 26 Gen 5

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    The only failures my 26.5 has had in several...

    The only failures my 26.5 has had in several thousand rounds was with a new factory 12 rounder.
    As cheap as Glock mags are I tossed it in the trash and moved on.

    The 26.5 has been my favorite...
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    If I was stuck with just my Steyr Scout topped...

    If I was stuck with just my Steyr Scout topped with a Aimpoint T2, I wouldn't lose any sleep worrying about being undergunned.

    In fact my bedroom safe has my Benelli M4 in the #1 access position,...
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    That's why I use the thread lock that you allow...

    That's why I use the thread lock that you allow to dry on the screw prior to install instead of the liquid.
    Less chance of it dripping into places it doesn't need to be.
    Vibra-Tite is the brand.
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    Turned 51 this year.
    Have 20/20 from LASIK, but still have old man fuzzy eyes at arms length.
    All my carry and defensive Glocks have green XS DXT2 standard dot sights, my pocket carry P365 SAS has...
  20. Now if S&W would just come out with a slightly...

    Now if S&W would just come out with a slightly shorter frame and cylinder, longer barreled J frame for 9mm and 38sc... we'd have the perfect CCW revolver.
    I'm thinking a 2-3/8" barreled J that's the...
  21. Target focus. You basically index draw to a...

    Target focus.
    You basically index draw to a traditional "point shooting" style of sight focus, ie: using the rear slide profile as a crude sight. But you have the added benefit of a little green...
  22. Thread: Mountain bikes

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    And some uphill. The first climb is deceptively...

    And some uphill.
    The first climb is deceptively technical. The switchbacks are rocky and loose with ledges. Place your tires just a few inches off and your momentum comes to a screeching halt (which...
  23. Thread: Mountain bikes

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    A quick video from my sunrise ride in the...

    A quick video from my sunrise ride in the foothills of the Guadalupe Mountains of NM.
    Yea... it's a little rocky.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reYVGMZbxiw
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    I think over the past 10-15 years or so the...

    I think over the past 10-15 years or so the shotgun has been maligned because a lot of the very vocal online voices are GWOT veterans (and LARPERS) who have been indoctrinated on the M4 and fire team...
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    "How deadly are shotguns?" Yes...

    "How deadly are shotguns?"

    Yes...
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