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  1. I'm afraid you'll be severely disappointed. TLC no longer has anything to do with "learning" anything other than maybe how stupid modern society has become. Nat Geo is now primarily shows about criminals. Either being locked up or how they got that way. Discovery is now pretty much non stop reality show BS. It could legitimately be renamed "The Mike and Frank Network". (American Pickers) Edit ... Forgot History .... mostly junk also. One of those does have Forged In Fire. I watch that often. But they show far more reruns than new episodes so it gets old PDQ. If you have streaming capabilities, Curiosity Stream is informative. It was built by the same folks who built the original Discovery Channel. Science Channel is still pretty good. But it's in a higher tier pkg than my subscription so I only get to watch it on free preview days.
  2. DL126

    6mm ARC

    Anyone here tried one yet? I have an 18" 6.5mm that may very well get converted if the new Hornady cartridge proves out.
  3. Light ... Olight Mount ,,, Magpul aluminum
  4. There is a small independent Verizon dealer near me that has Windows 3.1 on his main terminal at the counter. As I've mentioned before, I have one customer still running Windows 98 with sign cutting software on it.
  5. Sonic weld is what I have.
  6. Between the wife and I, there are more than 4 and less than 10 FS and a pair of micro carry units around here somewhere. She's a "Glockaholic" and I'm partial to Sig. Yea we like full size frames.
  7. Black Dog Machine I have a dozen or so BDM mags. Most of them are 15 rounders and a couple of 25's. The higher cap models are too long for bipod shooting. Never had problems with any of them after several thousand rounds. (combined) ETA: I use CMMG bolts. I don't know anything about the Ciener units.
  8. Dedicated uppers are the route I chose. The wife and I now have 3 of them. 2 from these guys 1 assembled from parts from these fine folks.
  9. https://www.pulsar-nv.com/glo/products/33/thermal-imaging-riflescopes/trail/
  10. I have a pair of .22LR's that I shoot for various activities. A 16" that I use at 50 yards and out. That one has a Burris XTRII 2.5-10x42. Nice enough scope. Good glass. Zero stop. And tracks great. But the parallax goes no lower than 50 yards. Playing dot shooting games at 25 yards, it's less than ideal. (To be exact it sucks.) Spinners at 100 yards, and soda cans out to 175 yards, it shines. The other is a shorter barrel in a pistol configuration. It has a Barska Level 1.5-6x44 on it. (Go ahead and laugh now) It won't track worth a crap so forget dialing yardage. But once zeroed, it stays where you put it. The parallax will dial down to 10 yards. Those 25 yard dot games ... it'll run circles around the other setup. It'll remain accurate at longer yardages, but you gotta use hold overs w/o dialing. So as mentioned above, it depends a lot on what you wanna do with it. Tools for the job. PS My wife's .22LR has a Nikon 2-7 Rimfire on it. It works fine. But once again, at 25, that Barksa will run circles around it in clarity and lighting.
  11. A few years ago I was called by someone conducting a political poll. It was just before the 2016 election. I answered their questions, and then a few days later I was called again for another political poll. As the questions began, I immediately recognized them as the same questions that were asked the last time. I stopped the lady on the other end of the line and informed her that I had already answered these questions just a few days before. Then I asked her how the hell their data would be accurate if they polled the same people over and over. She said she'd check into it, apologized and hung up. They never called again.
  12. https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-pa47-16-7-62x39-upper-w-bcg-and-charging-handle.html Never had a problem with this one. Had it for about 2 years maybe a bit more.
  13. "A report published by the Terrorism Research & Analysis Consortium also claims the scopes in question had made it into the hands of Taliban fighters." I decided to edit what I posted earlier as it was probably in bad taste considering the implications of what "could" happen if this equipment made it into those hands. But suffice it to say, I'd sure hate to know ATN equipment was what I had to depend on in any sort of conflict. And IIRC, this won't be the first time ATN has found themselves in violation of ITAR regs. Once before it had something to do with Russian NV tubes or something of the likes.
  14. Had one. Returned to seller. Good concept, extremely poor execution. Software was the biggest problem. It would continuously lock up and/or go to a black screen requiring a hard reset to get it going again. I agree with the NV folks on arfcom .... "Run!" Check in here .... http://atnowners.com Look into the Sightmark Wraith. I don't have one .... yet. (waiting / watching)
  15. bersaguy Your computer isn't gonna stop working just because Microsh1t stops updating it. I have customers still on Vista, many still on 7, some on 8.1, with a random XP machine here and there. One still on Win98! If you're using Microsoft Security Essentials, you'll probably have to change that to something third party. Avast has a free version. Just keep on keeping on until a replacement unit is in your budget. Most home users do email, web browsing, and social media crap. All of which can be done on an iPad with much less "upkeep" over time. And you can get one from Verizon that has 4G in it if you're so inclined. I have one for field work that has replaced a Windoze laptop that I lugged for many years. As a side note, I've used Linux Mint for several years now on my personal desktop. I have Win10 set up in a VM, but I haven't even launched it in over a year. I can feel my blood pressure going up as soon as the splash screen comes into view!
  16. http://www.targetsportsusa.com
  17. If your OS is Windows 7, use Microsoft Security Essentials. Any later version of Windows has Windows defender built in. Both work just as well as anything you'll pay $ for. The most important part of your security is YOU.
  18. https://www.americandefensemanufacturing.com/browse/category/mounts/modularmounts/modularbases/ Dunno if any of these will fit.
  19. Saw one yesterday just like it. Completely original 1964 Colt SP1. Original down to the sling according to the fellow who owns it. He was contemplating buying a flat top upper to go on the lower so he could use a scope. Good fellow who had no idea what he has. I recommended he do some research on it before he started separating it for weekend plinking with the grandkids.
  20. Update ... Last weekend I did a bit of shooting/testing with the aforementioned PSA upper. I shot 200 rounds of the ammo mentioned above. That ammo has 1260 FPS listed right on the box. 15 rounds over the chronograph ... drop high and low ... average of the remaining 13 ... 1270 FPS. The chrony was 13' out from the muzzle, so I added 10 FPS and plugged 1280 into ballistic software. 25 yard zero. 12oz soda at 172 yards. 12.4 MOA up .... 1st shot hit. New scope/mount ordered. I'm anxious to see what it can do at even longer range! Still very pleased.
  21. Sold the wife's 15-22 a couple of weeks ago, (with her blessing), and ordered this ... https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-22-lr-1-16-nitride-2a-armament-13-5-m-lok-upper-with-bcg-ch.html So far, it has functioned without flaw, and consistently hits where you point it using CCI MiniMag 36gr HP. Probably have +/- 200 rounds thru it. Very pleased.
  22. I have an Atlas that I paid the $300+ for. Does it work well? Yes. Slower deployment than a Harris, but there is nothing that it doesn't do well that I have found. Looking at it, dissecting the fit/finish, it is almost a machinist's work of art. My justification for it at the time was that it was a necessary part of the system that included longer range glass, a Radius, and a 1 MOA rifle that could quickly engage multiple targets at 400+ yards. Still a viable setup I suppose, but I ain't doing another one. That gets expensive in a hurry! Would I buy a 2nd one? No. I like it fine, but after using it for a while, it's just a bipod. And to be honest, I felt like a sucker for falling for the marketing hype. Not likely that I'd spend $400 +/- for the TB above. It's still just a bipod. Maybe there are uses and/or functions for one that I'm not aware of? Maybe those factors would make it more valuable accessory? I dunno, just my opinion. YMMV
  23. I use Black Dog magazines in my PSA 22LR dedicated upper. Normally I order direct from the maker. In my experience thus far, It's easier to find them in stock that way. The only "twitch" I have found with them is if you rest the rifle on the mag, like in the absence of a bipod, they don't like to feed the next round. Sometimes it will, sometimes it won't. (This might not be the fault of the mag itself.) The upper really likes CCI Mini Mag HP's. Really nice groups @ 50 yards. I started out buying Mini Mag solid nose, then discovered that the HP's grouped better for me. Mine is the classic M4 style, 16" with front sight and non free floated hand guard. As for the SW MP 15-22 ... I had one. It was OK I reckon, but I grew not to like it mainly because the whole thing is plastic. The bolt catch would "rock" back/forth in it's pocket. (Not good for longevity IMO) The "buffer tube" and lower is a single, all plastic, piece. I felt like that if I were to take a fall, and the rifle had to support my weight, it'd break. They will take any milspec trigger group, and a milspec stock. If you wanted to replace the hand guard, I read that it can be done, but good luck with that. I wound up giving the rifle to my daughter so she'd always have at least one of "Daddy's guns". My wife still has a 15-22. We'll most likely replace it with another dedicated PSA upper.
  24. Maybe go into BIOS and disable integrated sound?
  25. I've been into the PSA locations in Columbia and Greenville SC. You'll be in for a big disappointment if you were to go in expecting to see everything that's on their website. The Greenville store was actually nicer than the Columbia location. I've been into JoeBob'sOutfitters retail location in Hayes Kansas as well. My LGS is larger than their storefront. (And that ain't saying much) ETA: I bought a Tshirt!

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