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  1. Actually you have to be faster than just "quick". LOL. Nice work again GT.
  2. I have a RCBS CM "lite" that works good, I use it for the really high volume loading when I get ready for a Pdog trip out west, rest of the time I use the 505 for loading those load development loads.
  3. I taught my GS with a 10/22 at the plinking range at the range I belong to. The plinking range allows any target except glass ones, has some rough benches at a "formal" firing line, safety lights, etc. This environment allowed me to have some defined grounds as to what's safe, and what's not safe. Also covered the range rules set by the club, etc., Granted the GS had a BB gun, but had just used/shot it around his house with no damage or incidents before his first trip to the range. After his initial "shock" of the loud report of the 22lr, he proceeded to do "mag dumps" with the 10/22 so fast that "meme" could not keep up with the reloading duties. LOL He learned the rules the first time, and on later trips, he always remembered them, he always waited or asked about something if he was unsure, never bolted downrange, no muzzle sweeps, etc.
  4. IMO, a RK is a suitable LD touring bike IF set up for it. I put a Corbin saddle w/ backrest on mine, a low to med height windscreen and lower wind deflectors on the forks. I rode this bike to Daytona Bike week from East TN, a mix of 2 lane and interstate. Interstate traffic is a bit different with the big rigs blowing you around more than 2 lane roads. Wind buffeting/noise at 70 mph was not bad and tolerable making a 300 mile day easy to do IMO. I usually split a trip to Daytona up over 2 days just cause I wanted to enjoy the trip. Ear plugs reduce the wind noise and still allowed me to hear traffic on the interstate. I even towed a Bushtec trailer behind the RK for a couple yrs as well, so you can really pack "heavy" if desired. I still have a travel bag that slips over the backrest pad and will hold enough clothes for a week if you pack right, and don't have to have a clean shirt twice a day. Is a RK a good as a full touring bike, I can't say because I never had a desire for a full fairing bike nor ever rode one, so take what I say with some salt if desired. LOL You should decide what style/type of bike you want/need for the type of riding you want or intend to. Just day rides, or wanna go cross country, to bike week, etc.
  5. I was in RK at Sweetwater this past Saturday, they had 556 ammo, limit of 1 or 2 at $125 for a box of 150. Norma 22lr black box was $7/box, don't remember a limit on the 22lr.
  6. As I stated in the other thread, I had several Suzuki Intruder 1400's, which are the chopper style, and one Boulvard 1500, all good bikes. Moved up to a HD Road King, did some engine mods to it before I even rode it and was tickled to death with it and it's performance/ride. The RK is a step below the full blown touring bikes with just hard saddle bags, no touring trunk or full fairing. Weight was around 800# +/-. The HD handled better at slow parking lot speeds than the Suzuki's did, and rode better overall. I had a 2000 MY, with air adjustable shocks on the rear which they stopped offering soon after I got mine. Engine mods made the bike run like a scalded dog, and could cruise the roads in E TN with "authority".
  7. Reportedly, the F150 with the 3.5 EB twin turbo engine has the "V8" sound enhancement thru the radio speakers as well. I have a '18 F150 3.5EB, and can't hear that V8 growl thru the speakers. Don't particular care either, the truck does what I need for it to do, and has been very dependable to date.
  8. Better start saving up for a "hybusa", so he can go really really fast to meet his friends. LOL.
  9. Congrats on the find/purchase. I've had several Suzuki bikes in the Intruder models, still miss my '04 Intruder 1400. LOL. Dependable bikes, and should be a good beginners bike for him.
  10. I've never had a "crotch rocket" as I call 'em, figured I would end up letting my "stupid" take over so I stayed away from them. I would think you son needs a smaller/light weight bike due to his overall size, a 500cc bike might be just the right size in terms of power/weight ratio, and taking the MSF course is a good thing. I took it years ago, and the basic skills I learned then saved my butt more than once.
  11. Need to consider the size of your son as well, how tall and heavy is he?? Needs to fit his "size" so he can reach the ground, foot pegs, etc. My first bike was a Honda 750 Nighthawk, a good starter bike but had a bad handlebar wobble at 70mph. I've ridden mostly bigger cruiser bikes, had a Wing at one time, too big for for. The Suzuki Intruder line is comparable to the Yammer Vstars, so there is another option. I don't know if Honda has a touring bike smaller than the Wing, they used to have a ST1100, and may have a smaller version. GL
  12. Probably need a little thicker/wider rachet strap to hold that on there. Then there is the issue of ammo availability.
  13. Never saw a Steak & Ale franchise location in a mall, their interior was the medieval like, dark with heavy furniture, could have had the flickering lights but don't remember that part. If more recent times, maybe Fridays or Ruby Tuesdays??
  14. Prayers for all of you, it's a rough time for sure.

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