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    Speaking of inverters, what does PF like for the...

    Speaking of inverters, what does PF like for the type that attach to a car/truck battery? Amazon has a few in the 1-2kW range that seem reasonable but I've only used the cheap, low-wattage type that...
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    My Walther P22 5" once went over 2400 consecutive...

    My Walther P22 5" once went over 2400 consecutive rounds of Mini-Mag #0030 without any stoppage, and is at least as reliable as my G44 and Ruger MkIV with other ammo. I hate shooting it though and...
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    This was a good recommendation. The DMT system...

    This was a good recommendation. The DMT system was awkward at first but soon I could move faster while keeping a consistent enough angle. The edge was basically a butter knife so I worked my way...
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    Just have the current worst shooters train...

    Just have the current worst shooters train everybody else.
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    Grabbed this Honda 2200W...

    Grabbed this Honda 2200W as my first generator. Anything I should know maintenance wise?
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    Here's the best I could do with my phone camera ...

    Here's the best I could do with my phone camera

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    I'm no expert but I'm guessing we're looking at "stone shiv" levels of sharpness? In the end it doesn't need to be hair-splitting sharp,...
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    Cleaned, dried, and generously lubed with Slip...

    Cleaned, dried, and generously lubed with Slip 2000 EWL. I've been carrying this guy around, using it whenever possible. The joints are (re-)wearing nicely and becoming smoother by the day. I'm...
  8. Thread: Ammo deals!

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    Sticky: I thought the PMC X-Tac 55gr was an M193 clone...

    I thought the PMC X-Tac 55gr was an M193 clone with visible annealing discoloration. Is this something different or just shined up for marketing? It was pretty good ammo as I recall. Not $.75 per...
  9. During a family visit to a theme park when I was...

    During a family visit to a theme park when I was a kid, I walked up to a map kiosk, pointed at the "you are here" dot and asked incredulously "how do they know where we are?". My parents made some...
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    In ?December 2019? I scored something like 10,000...

    In ?December 2019? I scored something like 10,000 rounds of Remington 9mm and Federal .223 from 3 locations when Wal-Mart decided to stop carrying "handgun and assault rifle" ammo and slashed the...
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    Just tried that, still doesn't work. It seems...

    Just tried that, still doesn't work. It seems remember the last spot I was in a video regardless of the parameters. If I use an incognito window it always starts from the beginning.
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    Nick's confused neighbor

    Knife reviewer Nick Shabazz sometimes wears a batman mask to hide his face in reflections. Here he's reviewing a filthy pile of TSA confiscated knives so he's also using a trashbag and gloves. He...
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    I've worked a little more on this guy recently. ...

    I've worked a little more on this guy recently. Using gentle abrasives and a toothbrush, followed by a 24-hour mineral oil bath, it's approaching the look I want. I haven't thoroughly removed the...
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    Skilhunt E3A: Great $10 keychain light

    Impressive little light for the price. Most tiny lights ramp down over the battery life but this one can sustain 100 lumens for an hour with a regular AAA eneloop and more with lithium batteries if...
  15. The thing I bought is the best thing because it's...

    The thing I bought is the best thing because it's the one I bought.
  16. Buckethead

    Buckethead is difficult to classify. "Obscure Electric Guitar Rock God Nobody Cares About" comes close but he isn't Steve Vai or Yngwie Malmsteen. He's much weirder.

    Most popular Buckethead...
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    "An idiot and his knife" continues. I have...

    "An idiot and his knife" continues.

    I have some mineral oil on order from my Amazon Prime trial which is paying off more than I expected. In the meantime, being very gentle with a toothbrush does...
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    68025 After verifying the knife isn't...

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    After verifying the knife isn't inherently valuable as an antique I went to work :) One cycle through an ultrasonic (thin Simple Green mix) and now I'm attacking it with Bon-Ami and a...
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    I considered this option early and likely will...

    I considered this option early and likely will consider it again when my restoration efforts fail :) Thank you for the kind words.
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    "Crunchy and tight" in the joints is accurate. I...

    "Crunchy and tight" in the joints is accurate. I will do as you say.
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    Basic restoration for dad

    My mother recently gave me this Kabar pocket knife (model 1152):

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    My dad has Alzheimer's and believes this was his father's knife but the math doesn't add up. I know it's not particularly...
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    Understood. I guess I was surprised at the...

    Understood. I guess I was surprised at the difference between "XM tier" and "Wal-Mart tier" Federal 5.56/.223, the latter being several-MOA superior in my lots and gun.

    It's 2021. Weirder shit...
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    XM193 worse with barrel temp?

    Last fall I semi-panic-bought a Sport II, slapped on a Romeo5 and zeroed at 50yd with cheap Wal-Mart Federal .223 (#BP223BL ). Last group after zeroing:

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    Fine. Then I continued with some...
  24. Just good rock-n-roll

    One of the comments gave me a chuckle:

    This is the intro to the new sitcom series: "Samantha's Gone."



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1QqMz_qxFwg
  25. Bully in the alley

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uS5xR7jBxDw
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