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    One caveat about saying 'HF's XXXXX is great (or...

    One caveat about saying 'HF's XXXXX is great (or terrible)' is that it varies over time. For one example, over the years, sometimes they are selling soft cast iron anvils from China, and sometimes...
  2. I think the SAF's headline is a little off;...

    I think the SAF's headline is a little off; 'ruled' implies something with legal force. But the 'ruling' itself states:

    "This list is advisory in nature. It is not, nor should it be considered, a...
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    "California once had mobile hospitals and a...

    "California once had mobile hospitals and a ventilator stockpile. But it dismantled them"

    In circa 2003 the U.S. created a national stockpile of a little over 100 million N95 masks. In the flu...
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    "We have a few N95 masks we can wear if we need...

    "We have a few N95 masks we can wear if we need to go into a store"

    Maybe obvious, but FWIW: N95 and similar masks come in two varieties - with and without exhale valves. Most industrial use ones...
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    FWIW, here's an example of using cell phone data...

    FWIW, here's an example of using cell phone data to measure how well distancing is working:

    https://www.unacast.com/covid19/social-distancing-scoreboard

    (tl;dr - they're tracking the overall...
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    A large or high efficiency solar system may be...

    A large or high efficiency solar system may be rocket science, but throwing together a simple one is stone easy. I put up one just for fun a while ago. Mine is a 50W panel, a $12 solar controller...
  7. As long as the thread is wandering, this seems to...

    As long as the thread is wandering, this seems to be a genuine vengeful-ex-makes-things-up red flag story:
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  8. "can I compete anonymously?" I suppose that's...

    "can I compete anonymously?"

    I suppose that's going to depend on the venue. I used to run bullseye league, and I didn't check IDs or anything - you walked in, said 'I'm Fred Smith', and I wrote...
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    "My experience was merely ok" I guess one...

    "My experience was merely ok"

    I guess one question is: would anyone else be better?

    We've called the USAA 1-800 number maybe 3 times over the years, and have been happy with the results, i.e. a...
  10. "There is no legal requirement to ship overnight...

    "There is no legal requirement to ship overnight with Fedex or UPS, or declare that it's a firearm - that is their own policies, and not law."

    The ATF disagrees about the "or declare" part:

    "A...
  11. NH Shooter: many thanks - your links sure make it...

    NH Shooter: many thanks - your links sure make it seem like it would be fine.

    (I had looked at the Leupold revues - I'm not sure they pertain to the scope at hand. For example here are some...
  12. The Leupold site has the FX-II Ultralight...

    The Leupold site has the FX-II Ultralight 2.5x20mm listed under 'Scopes / Rimfire Scope / FX-II Ultralight 2.5x20mm'. Is the 'rimfire' part of that a bad omen for using it on a centerfire,...
  13. Showing my woeful ignorance of how crime works: ...

    Showing my woeful ignorance of how crime works:

    How do states that have one-gun-a-month laws catch a straw buyer who just goes to multiple stores? Do they keep a database and check it, or are they...
  14. "Maybe I'm missing something, but why wouldn't an...

    "Maybe I'm missing something, but why wouldn't an individual notify an officer that they're armed when stopped by a LEO?"

    A couple of thoughts from the civilian peanut gallery (my state doesn't...
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    I've never as much as handled an M&P 22, but FWIW...

    I've never as much as handled an M&P 22, but FWIW some random thoughts from messing with various bullseye 22 guns over the years:

    0)Nothing wrong with making S&W fix a new gun.
    1)In general,...
  16. "The Ruger 77/357 is pretty neat but now we are...

    "The Ruger 77/357 is pretty neat but now we are down to a five round mag."

    One of the Ruger American Ranch ones that takes AR (or AICS or mini-30, depending on caliber) mags might be a nice option.
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    If you can possibly borrow one, I'd do that and...

    If you can possibly borrow one, I'd do that and see if you like it.

    I got one of the Leupold 'LTO Tracker' thingys, which is a monocular like I think people are discussing. On one hand, it is...
  18. "I think you can replace the Marlin Cross Bolt...

    "I think you can replace the Marlin Cross Bolt with a screw or Saddle Ring. "

    If you put an appropriately sized O-ring on the cross bolt safety it will immobilize it, but you can revert to OEM...
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    The Hornady 6th ed. has a special section on the...

    The Hornady 6th ed. has a special section on the Garand.

    They list:

    150/155 (#30312 A-Max, COAL 3.240 or #3037 FMJ, COAL 3.185): 42.3 to 46.2 Varget
    168 (#30502 A-Max, #30501 BTHP, both...
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    I'm lucky enough to have access to a machine...

    I'm lucky enough to have access to a machine shop. When I load up dummy rounds I put the empty brass in the mill and use a 3/16 end mill to put a hole crossways through the case. If I want something...
  21. So here's a table of probabilities, where the...

    So here's a table of probabilities, where the first column ('P') is the probability of failure on any single round, and the 'n=' are the number of shots fired. For example, if your gun/ammo fails 1...
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    There is a site called 'camelcamelcamel.com' that...

    There is a site called 'camelcamelcamel.com' that tracks/alerts prices on Amazon.

    'But I'm interested in Rockler, Husky, and Brownells'!

    I just looked and Rockler, Husky, and Brownells all...
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    txdpd - thanks, that's a great video. The...

    txdpd - thanks, that's a great video. The 'crosswind blowing snow creating black ice on a sunny day' thing is real, and a likely contributor to the accident in the OP.

    Cheyenne never had litter,...
  24. Apologies for the tangent - I haven't been...

    Apologies for the tangent - I haven't been following your build, but have you looked at the vented charging handles like:
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  25. FWIW, if I put on my statistician hat, that is...

    FWIW, if I put on my statistician hat, that is very possibly just random variation. Look at these two sentences from the article:

    "A 2009 Air Force study said suicides between 1990 and 2004...
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