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  1. Do your diligence before you mess with D8. Look at the process used to make it and decide if that is right for you. Personally, I don't want to put anything in my body that is made by soaking a natural product in acid to turn it into something else. In my opinion the only benefit of D8 over regular marijuana is that I can walk into any "CBD shop" and get all the D8 I want.
  2. I'm ready to go because I never bothered changing mine after Christmas last year.
  3. I'm thinking of going with a Double Cab next time. That 5.5 ft bed kills me. This is the first truck I've ever had that I didn't have a toolbox in the bed of. The ample room behind the back seat kind of makes up for it, but I certainly can't make do with a 4 foot bed, so no toolbox. When I go hunting I need to take my camper and a 4 wheeler. I have a Honda Recon and a Rincon. I normally take the Rincon, but it's a chore to get situated. I have to strap my generator to the rear rack of the four wheeler, put car ramps in the front of the bed, then pulled all the way forward the rear wheel will be right on the edge of the bed. (Without the ramps the rear tires are in the bumper) Once in, there is zero room for anything else in the bed. A gas can, and a 5 gallon bucket with the camper's stinky slinky and accessories go in each floor board. With the Recon I can pull it in the bed of the truck, no ramps needed in front of bed, put it to one side of the bed and still have room for the generator, fuel can, and bucket. With the Recon I could probably even close the tailgate. The holy grail that I will likely never find to my liking would be a low mileage 07-08 Double Cab with the 8 foot bed. Discontinuing the 8 foot bed is one of several bones I would like to pick with Toyota. Other bones I have to pick with Toyota: 1) stupid low payload rating in Tundra. 2) another 6-8 mph would be reality nice out of the 5.7. Fords see those numbers, still wouldn't trade for a Ford though. 3) no 3/4 or 1 ton options.
  4. We are a Toyota household here as well. I'm in a 2012 Tundra Crewmax and wife drives a 2021 Sequoia TRD Pro. This is my second Tundra with the first being a 2004, both have been great vehicles, only reason that I upgraded was towing capacity. My current plan, and I will reevaluate, when the time comes: sell my current Tundra when it hits 200k and buy one that's 5~ years old with 100k~. Reason being it doesn't seem like these trucks loose a lot of value between 100-200k but they start to loose value after 200k. For example, I drove my 2004 Tundra for 7 years and put 100k on it. I sold it for $1,500 less than I paid for it. Paying a couple of grand to use a vehicle for, especially one you like, for a few years is pretty decent business in my opinion. I'll also add, in the 7 years that I owned the 2004, other than routine preventative maintenance the only thing that truck ever needed was a coil pack and a wheel bearing. Not bad for the second 100k of it's life. I sold it to a friend and he absolutely abuses it (saw him tow 18k pounds with it) and it's still going strong.
  5. I've missed your posts over the past few years and have wondered where you got off to. Heck of a story, glad you made it out relatively alright.
  6. No good deed goes unpunished and whatnot.
  7. Hunting dogs are almost never spayed, and there is no way to tell. So you can do is keep an eye on her and keep her put up if she goes into heat. Almost certain that the dog was beat, keep doing what you are doing and it will come around. Be generous with the treats too.
  8. I have no plans of buying an EV anytime soon. That said, I recently rode in a Tesla and it was an absolute mind blowing experience. I'm a recovering car/motorcycle/speed junkie. The only thing that I can compare that I've driven/ridden to the acceleration of the Tesla was my old GSXR1000. I was in the front passenger seat and had my sunglasses on top of my head, the driver hit the "gas" my sunglasses were on the back dash. The auto driving feature was really cool too, but it's unsettling to see the driver throw their hands up in the air while going around a curve. The computer interface is pretty amazing as well. It allows you to see everything going on with the car. It was one of the coolest car moments that I've experienced.
  9. I've had several. I had to seek medical attention for two of them. The worst was 4.5mm. I was delirious from the pain. Apparently, I called my mom she told her that I thought that I was dying and I was going to the hospital. She was alarmed because I normally resist medical attention and the fact that I wanted to go to the hospital worried her. She encouraged me to call an ambulance and I told her that I could drive their fine because it down hill all the way, makes sense right? The second time I had one that required medical attention I was driving to Destin, Fl for a week long vacation. A dull, but persistent pain was lingering in my lower back. I spent the next week hobbling between the beach and the hotel room. That one wound up being 11mm and requiring surgery, but the pain wasn't nearly as bad as the 4.5mm stone. As for the pain, the best way that I can describe it is having your boys in a vice while someone twists a rusty soon into your gut. Couple of things I've found that seem to help 1) 50/50 mixture of lemon juice and olive oil, a shot glass at a time, as needed. 2) drinkk lots of water and/or cranberry juice (real stuff, not the sugary junk) 3) A doctor probably wouldn't tell you to do this, but get some beer with as low of an alcohol content as your can find (I always liked Budweiser 55, but I'm not sure that it's still made, Keystone is also pretty low alcohol) drink as much of it as possible. You are loading up on fluids to push the stone around and the alcohol acts as somewhat of a pain reducing agent.
  10. 10-Ring

    legal or no?

    Mostly true. If your grandson is a Tennessee resident you are good to go. If he resides in another state then legally it would need to be transferred through an FFL.
  11. This article needs more pictures, I don't read too good.
  12. I have refused to buy much of anything from Walmart since they decided that they would only carry the calibers of ammunition that they like.
  13. Way over my head, I do enjoy your post though.
  14. I don't have anything for sell at the moment, but for budget ATVs a Honda Recon is very difficult to beat. I have one that I paid $500 for about 5 years ago, I've put tires and brakes on it and beat them everliving $h!t out of it and it just keeps going. I will probably never sell it. My buddy has a similar Kawasaki that is always broken. That said I just came into a Honda Rincon 680. I didn't think that I would like it because of how big it is. I hunt/ride just North of Sparta, lots of steep hills. The 4wd on the Rincon and it's wider stance makes it much easier to ride in changing terrain.
  15. I see a few folks have mentioned single shot shotguns, and can see why they make the list. I have a couple of them. One is a like new 20ga that I got for Christmas when I was a kid. I upgraded to a 870 a year later which I still have. Honestly in the 25+ years I've owned the 870 I recall pulling the old 20 out once for a rabbit hunt because I didn't want to carry the 870 all day. The 20 will be waiting for my son in a few years, but at this point there is also a 20ga auto for him to use if he likes so I'm not sure how much he will use that single. I also have a .410 single that seems to get used often for skunks and rats. That said, a 12 ga, would likely see less action that my 20 does. I would say that most anyone who is remotely interested in shotguns upgrades to a pump or auto fairly quickly, but the used market on singles has gone up quite a bit in recent years. If you look at the current offerings you will see why. My .410 is a Hatfield from Walmart and has very poor fit and finish.
  16. As a state employee I've had thoughts of eventually transferring departments and operating equipment ( I have a background with heavy equipment). My current income is pretty decent for a state employee, but the work can be stressful. I've driven dump trucks in the past and get extremely bored with the repetition, but the mental engagement required by an excavator or backhoe keeps me interested enough to enjoy the work. Perhaps when we pay off the house in a few years it will be something to look at.
  17. Agreed, that is pretty useless. I want one!
  18. I think I have about half a dozen .380s. I carry my Taurus TCP daily, and bought my wife an LCP, but it's a safe queen. The fact that I'll carry the TCP when I won't carry other guns qualifies it as a useful gun for me, the others not so much. A cumbersome gun, such as a Beretta 84 that I have, in a controversial round such as .380 isn't appealing as a carry gun and just isn't desirable as a shooter. Not a fan of the caliber at all, which is ironic considering the number of them that I own.
  19. Interesting what some people like and others do not. I find my AR to be one of my most used rifles. Mostly it is used for pigs, but I've deer hunted with it as well. I also like to just shoot it. I like it as a hunting rifle because it's light and I don't worry about it getting beat up like my nice wood stocked rifles. A couple of years ago my AR fell out of the rack on my ATV while traversing a deep mud puddle. I took the optic off, hosed it off/out, lubed it and resembled it and it was good to go.
  20. He has flat out said that it was the prop master's fault for handing him a hot gun. If only he had checked it when it was handed to him, like any of us common gun folk would have done... He acts like an entitled brat, quick to point a finger and absolutely refuses to accept any responsibility. He and the prop master were both negligent, I hope they both face charges and do time.
  21. I see a lot of avenues here, though I'm not sure what, if any would be most effective. 1) Send a certified letter demanding the immediate return of your firearm. Explain that if you do not have possession within 10 days you will report the firearm as stolen and/or you will file a civil suit to reclaim your firearm and any legal fees that your incur. I see no reason that this shouldn't be your first step. If the gunsmith is even somewhat reputable he will want to avoid the potential legal hassle that may be coming his way. 2) Report the firearm as stolen, most likely that will need to be done locally as they will likely need to take a report in person. 3) Call the ATF field office that covers the area where the gunsmith is. Be able to provide them with the police report where you have reported the gun stolen. They can help you, the big question is will they be willing to. 4) When you attempt to report the gun as stolen, you may be told that it is a civil matter and not a criminal matter. As you likely do not want to travel to where the gunsmith is, contact an attorney that is local to the area. It may get a little pricey, but you will most likely recoup your expenses through the courts, if the gunsmith, is smart he will want to avoid absorbing your legal expenses, as they will much more than he stood to profit from his work on the gun. 5) Document EVERYTHING. No more phone calls unless they are recorded (no need to inform anyone that the call is being recorded, Tennessee is a one party state, so only one person on the call (you) has to have knowledge that it is a recorded conversation. The one party rule would apply on an interstate call as long as the call is placed from a one party state). Email and text messages are your friend as they are very easy maintain as evidence. GOOD LUCK!
  22. Currently a safety guy for a state agency that shall remain unnamed. Previously I have worked a series of mostly low paying, but interesting and mostly fulfilling jobs including, heavy equipment operator, explosives handler, professional photographer, and retail loss prevention agent.


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