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Congrats to the winners! Great video Dave, this was a real fun idea. Love that display setup you have on your wall by the way.

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Put in for 4 or the 1 that's left in my math serves me right. Either way happy to help out, consider any overage a tip to the house as it were.

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General Discussion / Re: Drinkin and Smokin
« on: July 19, 2019, 05:46:05 AM »
I used to be a big bourbon guy, but now I only have a drink once in a blue moon. When I do I like some Beefeater's Gin, Ice, and a squeeze of lime. I smoke Marlboro Lights, but trying to give that up too.

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General Discussion / Re: The sad reality
« on: June 06, 2019, 09:59:53 AM »
Hey Kirk,

Here in the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland; $20-$30 per range session is the norm unless you're a member of a club; but that is an investment of several hundred dollars and a years worth interviews. Honestly I just pay it while I have to; plan is to leave eventually and never look back but until then it's the cost of having fun.

Our larger ranges here are always at risk from lawsuits, either noise pollution or people saying they found bullets on their property.

What part of murderland do you live in? I used to go to the Hap Baker range. They only charger$7 for all day. Probably gone up since, if it's even still there, but it was a nice range ran by the country.

Oh Hap Baker is still real nice just a tad out of the way. I'm over in AACO so our clubs nearby are crazy expensive, but MSAR and Schraeder's over on the Eastern Shore are nearby; $20 a session is doable for the peace and quiet at Schraeder's.

Cap, I agree. I think the super high prices to keep out the riffraff don't help when trying to build membership / awareness. Unfortunately we have a strong contingent of Bloomberg's Angels here who are hell bent on disarming the kulaks to bring about their utopia.

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General Discussion / Re: The sad reality
« on: June 04, 2019, 10:17:44 AM »
Hey Kirk,

Here in the People's Democratic Republic of Maryland; $20-$30 per range session is the norm unless you're a member of a club; but that is an investment of several hundred dollars and a years worth interviews. Honestly I just pay it while I have to; plan is to leave eventually and never look back but until then it's the cost of having fun.

Our larger ranges here are always at risk from lawsuits, either noise pollution or people saying they found bullets on their property.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Happy Easter
« on: April 22, 2019, 10:17:03 AM »
Same to you!

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Media Matters / Re: Anyone else here a "Western nut"?
« on: March 22, 2019, 10:07:41 AM »
From what I understand the "Django" series on Amazon were Italian westerns. The modern "Django" was Tarantino's "homage" (i.e. stealing) to the original where he changed a lot of the plot around. Still don't think I'll give either a watch. The original seems like a reverse Josey Wales, with the lead character being Union.

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Media Matters / Re: Your favorite Western actors, and why?
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:29:55 AM »
My all time favorite is definitely Clint, I've probably watched more with him than any of the others. I'm a huge fan of Lee Van Cleef; guy always played a great character whether hero or villain even his smaller role in High Noon was great.

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Media Matters / Re: Anyone else here a "Western nut"?
« on: March 20, 2019, 10:26:03 AM »
I love westerns. I grew up on watching spaghetti westerns for the most part; I still need to watch the John Ford classics, and a lot of the more obscure ones. Has anyone here viewed any of the original django westerns on Amazon? I'm definitely going to give Sad Hill a watch.

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Tools and other trinkets / Re: knife sharpening?
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:59:51 AM »
Thanks for the links to the stones Richard! Those look real nice. I'll have to try the "felt tip pen" trick and see if that helps me maintain the edge.

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Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Lesson learned
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:35:01 AM »
Damn, I'm sorry your light died, but I'll admit I'm glad it happened to someone else. I keep an led light in my pocket now, so I hadn't used my d-cell maglite in months. Tried to use it a few weeks ago, and it magically transformed from a flashlight into a very heavy cudgel. I wouldn't think batteries in a dry area would corrode like that, but I'm guessing them being connected in a flashlight battery must speed up the process.

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General Discussion / Re: Horrified!
« on: March 07, 2019, 10:03:24 AM »
At least you found ammo that you had arms for. When I was helping my grandfather clean up his workshop years ago I found multiple boxes of .38; since I never knew him to own a revolver I asked about it. He had sold the .38 well before I was born and just forgot about the boxes that were stuffed behind his .12ga shells and .22 cases.

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Tools and other trinkets / Re: knife sharpening?
« on: March 01, 2019, 10:05:44 AM »
Richard,

That midway stone certainly looks nice. What sort of water stone would you recommend for setting a decent edge? My Smith's Pocket Sharpener has done well so far but I want to teach myself using a stone by practicing on some of my cheaper beater knives.

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Tools and other trinkets / Re: knife sharpening?
« on: February 28, 2019, 10:13:57 AM »
Hi, at my age I can't wait long for recommendations for a sharpening stone. Therefore, I will take a chance on this sharpening stone:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075L3MV2D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I'll report on how well it works after receipt.

Regards,
Richard

Looking forward to your report Richard. Are you getting the 6000/8000 grit? I have the 1k/6k one. I'll admit I can't use right to save my life so far, but then again I'm a rank amateur at using a stone.

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Knives, Swords, 'hawks, etc / Re: Sharpening 420HC
« on: February 25, 2019, 02:04:31 PM »
Thanks Len! The 420HC is the standard steel for Buck produced knives, and they do advertise it as a stainless. They offer them in higher carbon steels but itís at a premium.

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