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  1. For those that are just casually reading this and are wondering how this unit is 'different', the Garmin chrono does not attach to the gun (like the magnetospeed units). The Garmin chrono does not go in front of the muzzle (like the oehler, caldwell ballistics, competition electronics prochrono DLX, etc.) The Garmin Xero C1 sits on the bench on a small tripod pointed downrange toward your target, behind your gun's muzzle, and uses doppler radar to measure bullet speed. It can't/won't get shot. It can't/won't affect barrel vibrations or point-of-impact (POI). It works like the LabRadar chronograph but without the "issues" (picky alignment, short battery life, missing shots and needing additional devices to be functional & reliable.) The Garmin is surprisingly small. I'd seen pictures but was still surprised when I opened the box & saw the size of it (tiny!) It isn't fooled by other guns firing on the range nearby & it captures every shot YOU fire. It's a pretty amazing device. If you have a suppressor, it still captures your velocity w/o having to buy anything extra. Muzzle break on your gun? Again, not a problem as the unit can be positioned far enough away to be protected yet still work. It can measure up to 5,000fps but still measure arrows, bb guns, shotguns, etc. Very cool & versatile. Garmin really did their homework. At $599, it is not cheap. But if the range you shoot at won't let you set up an optical chrono downrange and the bulk & finicky-ness of the LabRadar has left you holding off on getting a doppler-type unit, the answer has arrived. https://www.garmin.com/en-US/p/771164
  2. Brother-in-law drank himself to death. Rehab never worked and he went many times. He was such a nice guy, too. The alcohol just seemed to "own" him and he couldn't escape it. Very sad. He was about 58 y/o. I had heard alcohol could kill you but never saw it happen until B-I-L. Now I know it's true. I feel bad for anyone w/an addiction. It's like the devil is in control.
  3. This Burris Eliminator IV is a rangefinding scope. Check it out: https://www.burrisoptics.com/riflescopes/eliminator-iv-laserscope-4-16x50mm Burris Eliminator IV LaserScope 4-16x50mm 4.8 out of 5 stars. "Just aim, range, and shoot. It's that simple. The new Eliminator IV features extended rangefinding capabilities out to 2,000 yards and enhanced ballistic calculator with more data and faster-aiming solutions. All this significantly increasing the distance at which you can make an ethical shot. New wireless remote laser activation of the laser rangefinder has been added to make it easy to range your target. As always there’s no need for a smartphone, app or separate handheld range finder! Prior to the hunt feed the Eliminator IV your cartridge’s ballistic info and the scope calculates perfect holdover at your exact distance, estimates wind drift, then gives you the perfect aiming solution (bright red dot) — all at the push of a button. Just aim, range and shoot. It’s that simple! Four tools in one advanced optics including: precision optics, an internal digital inclinometer, smart dope card, and built-in laser range finder."
  4. It's a faster version of semi-semi-automatic? I have no idea how "their" minds work.
  5. Congratulations to the Michigan Wolverines. They took out my Tide & Huskies. Ouch. Would love to see them play Georgia just to see how that would go. Now Nick Saban has retired. It will be interesting to see how Alabama does moving forward. Heard Dan Lanning from Oregon is the hot rumor to replace him. Time will tell.
  6. I own two SCCY CPX-2 pistols (9mm / no safety) and both function reliably and are as accurate as most of my other 9mm guns. I'm sorry you got one that seems to work properly less than 100% of the time. @PAULSHOOT I would order a new recoil spring assembly (RSA). Failure to go into battery sounds like a weak RSA. It would be an inexpensive thing to try to see if it might sort out your gun. Maybe call SCCY, explain the shipping cost issue & ask if they'd send a new RSA for you to try in lieu of you sending the gun in. Worst they could say is "no". Here's one aftermarket option for $39.95 that might help: https://www.mcarbo.com/sccy-cpx-1-/-cpx-2-extra-power-recoil-spring-stainless-steel-captured-guide-rod-assembly.aspx
  7. @pop pop Good point. Velocity is important.
  8. Seems like .30 Super Carry isn't going to catch on which is a little sad, but non-expanding hollow point ammo isn't going to bolster its odds of succeeding either. You would think the manufacturers would have thoroughly tested for this. But smaller hollow points are more difficult to get to open up as less fluid can get in the tip to provide hydraulic force to expand them. Maybe a simple soft point would have worked better? Or some kind of plastic insert to help start the expansion, which the Hornady bullet has (the "flex tip" insert).
  9. FS...who? Ha! Just jerking your chain a little @Erik88 FSU has an argument for being there...but not a quarterback.
  10. There is a military guy in Collierville selling a Browning Pro Staff Sporter 24 safe here on TGO. As of this minute he's asking $800. These are great quality safes for the money (12ga steel; fire rated; dial lock) Rent a small U-Haul with the appliance dolly (the one with straps) and you can move it yourself or with one helper. Weighs about 500lbs, give or take 50lbs. Maybe you negotiate the price based on your costs to move it (u-haul & dolly rental?) I'm sure the seller would help you from his end with getting it loaded. Then you just figure out how to unload at your end. Some TGO friends might even be found to assist. Yes, you need a safe. No you don't want HarborFreight level cheap, but you don't need top of the line expensive either. The Browning would serve you well.
  11. Free bump for a good quality safe & veteran seller. Good luck w/sale and stay safe. (Pun unintended, ha!)
  12. Yep, just read it on yahoo sports: "Michigan, with a dominant win over Oklahoma State, took the No.1 seed, while unbeaten Washington took the No. 2 seed, followed by Texas at No. 3, and Alabama at No. 4." I'm very happy to see Alabama & Washington made it! I thought for sure when FSU beat Louisville that was it for 'Bama. But Louisville looked weak & FSU took all game to finally seal the deal, so they didn't look like a final four team. I'm just disappointed Georgia didn't make the final four. They are easily one of the top 4 in the country. 29 straight wins and they only lost to 'Bama by a field goal while playing without healthy big name stars at their best (Bowers & McConkey.) They should have still been in. But then what? You bump Michigan or Texas or Washington when they are all undefeated? Maybe you bump 'Bama and say Georgia was still the better team, but that's crazy talk since Alabama just won the head-to-head game! I think they got it as right as they could, knowing it isn't a perfect system & it is not entirely fair that some really great teams won't get their shot this year. In my gut, I still feel like Georgia is one of the top 4 best teams. They just didn't quite rise to the occasion when it mattered most and had a bad Saturday to be "off" their normal level of play. Sorry Dawg fans. Roll Tide! Go Huskies! Now I'm torn on who to root for.

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