User Profile: slonlo

slonlo

Member Since: January 20, 2011

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  • April 21, 2014 at 11:26am

    The Savage BA110 isn’t bad. Around $1800 or so depending on where ya go, and the Nightforce NXS scopes are in the low $2k range. The problem with .338 LM is that you can get into a rifle for no more than any other custom rifle (I have $1800 in my trued Remington in .260) but $4-6 a round for factory ammo is what gets ya. Even reloading, it uses so much powder and the brass costs so much ($2.50 a piece if you use Lapua brass to get more reloads out of it) that it is prohibitively expensive to shoot. And if you shoot it near other people, please be kind and get a suppressor for it. I was several benches down from a guy with this very rifle last range trip and that brake is ridiculous!! I jumped every time he fired.

  • January 28, 2014 at 3:28pm

    I was thinking that this is the promo for Paranormal Activity 5. Inb4 all those police, nurses, and social workers don’t really exist.

  • July 15, 2013 at 11:53am

    I have both a slim .45 ACP (Glock 36) and an internal hammer J-frame .357 (Model 640). I actually prefer to carry the Glock. The revolver prints a lot more than I like. The Glock is a little bigger, but being flat, and thinner makes it much more comfortable to carry. Now I carry both in the winter, Glock IWB, and the S&W in a pocket holster in my jacket. My advice, WHATMEWORRY, keep the .45, get a revolver too. Personally, parting with a gun makes me feel like crap. I sold ONE and I’ve always regretted it.

  • June 24, 2013 at 12:47pm

    I just bought a stripped lower at a NORMAL price, in a store, on a shelf. I was amazed. Parts are starting to come down in price too, just waiting for more upper parts to free up.

  • June 24, 2013 at 12:45pm

    What about that old joke about the drowning man? Three folks in boats come by and one by one the drowning man, says, “No thanks, God will save me.” When he gets to heaven, and asks God, “Why didn’t you save me?” to which God replies, “I sent three boats for you, you idiot, what more did you want?”

    I understand what you mean, obviously, that a gun won’t save your soul, and that’s what matters. BUT life is sacred, and you are charged to defend your own and the lives of your family, and God gave us the right to possess a firearm and defend ourselves with it. God put you in this country. When the crack-head busts into your house, Hi-Point 9mm in hand, and kills you or a member of your family (obviously by beating them with the gun, since it’s a Hi-Point), God will be the one saying, “I put you in The United States, I sent you the founders, why didn’t YOU take the initiative to defend yourself?”

  • May 17, 2013 at 11:03am

    You still have to make your own wind call. If you have a good ballistics calculator and know your system, dialing for range is easy. It’s knowing what the wind is doing at the target, and at all point in between that’s the hard part. I wouldn’t get one, but it is a great tool, and great technology. It would be great for eliminating a flinch though!

  • May 8, 2013 at 8:37am

    I like that Bushnell 3.5-21 on that large frame AR that Gov. Perry has. I want the new ERS 3.5-21 though, with the zero stop and 10 mil/rev turrets.

  • April 10, 2013 at 8:38am

    Thufferin’ Thuccotash!

  • January 31, 2013 at 9:32am

    I don’t like those automatic gratuity policies, personally. But I usually tip 20%, so when I do have to pay the auto-tip I simply add nothing and save a couple percent. But any server dealing with a group big enough to warrant the auto gratuity deserves it.

  • January 28, 2013 at 5:01pm

    @THECALMONE
    Re: “There has not been a single mass shooting in Australia since the national gun buy back in 1996.”

    False. In 2002 Xu Hui “William” Wu killed 2 and injured 5 in a shooting at Monash University in Melbourne. A mass shooting is “defined” as one where more than 4 people are shot, right? That’s 7. And the mass KILLINGS didn’t stop either. In 2000 Robert Paul Long lit a hostel on fire, killing 15. It’s clear… only people with 3 names kill. BAN HIGH CAPACITY NAMES!!

  • December 29, 2012 at 1:59pm

    Poor turtles!! I’ve saved many a turtle from such a cruel fate. I saved one in my old apartment complex that a “friend” said he saw and another “friend” said if it was still there when he left he would run it over. I left them in my apartment and scooped the turtle up, put him in my truck, and took him to a pond. Then I saved one from the middle of the road (stopped my car in the road and made a Nissan Armada drive around me). I determined he was trying to commit suicide so I kept him and rehabilitated him. I named him Mario. He was the best turtle that there ever was. I released him in a very nice neighborhood with a large pond with many other turtles. I figured he’d have a better chance around the older rich folks, than college kids. I like turtles.

  • October 25, 2012 at 8:04am

    Yeah, hitting a man-sized target at 1000 is the easy part. I was hitting 20×40″ steel at 880 yard on my first day going prone behind a rifle (with very little instruction). Haven’t had a chance to get shoot at a 1000 yard target yet though. But Bob is right, the stalking, concealment, and other such field craft is the hard part. Plus the fundamentals and repeatability are the toughest part of the actual shooting. Now this will take some of the guesswork out of reading the wind and range estimation, but nothing is a replacement for good fundamentals.

  • October 8, 2012 at 1:20pm

    But that ISN’T DWS. There’s no way. That person is NOT this person:
    http://watchdog.org/files/2012/07/debbie_wasserman_schultz-4-195×300.jpg

  • September 21, 2012 at 4:59pm

    It depends on who made the Android device. My old HTC Evo has taken quite a beating over the years (2 and a half) and while it’s now relegated to ballistic computer duty it still holds its own, especially now that it is off a network and rooted. Battery lasts FOREVER (several days). It didn’t have gorrila glass, has never had a cast, and not one scratch on the glass. My Samsung Galaxy Nexus S has some small scratches and does have Gorilla glass (I’m not a fan of that particular Corning product). I think it’s just in the coating used on it. Anyway, it’s a very solid phone as well, and very snappy running JellyBean. Not to mention all my old chargers, and plugs (which can be had literally for pennies sometimes on Amazon) still work with it. Something to be said for backward comparability. But there is also something to be said for Apple’s quality control… well TOTAL control. But that’s not bad. You don’t have to worry about what apps work with your phone, can the graphics chip handle this game, etc. Apple forces conformity, which end with a very seamless experience. Android is a little more free form. You get some interesting things you might not see on iPhone, but then there is no guarantee that it’ll run on your particular device. Both companies have terrible politics, so that’s a wash.

  • September 21, 2012 at 4:46pm

    Can’t we all agree that each has it’s own strengths and weaknesses? Apple products seem to be focused toward simplicity, while non-apple products are more customization centered. For example, there are a TON of things I can do on my Android phone that would be unthinkable for an iPhone. Now most required rooting, but then even a “jailbroken” iPhone lags behind a comparable rooted android device. No overclocking an iPhone… or underclocking or undervolting for battery life. Now, granted an iPhone will have better battery life, but when I use my phone as a ballistic calculator, I like to be able to have a spare battery in my bag, and that’s impossible with an iPhone. I can just drop music and movies into a folder on my phone, no iTunes to fool with.

    But iPhones aren’t all bad. As I mentioned, they have excellent battery life. They have the consistency that you will NEVER be able to have with a platform designed for multiple devices. They are very simple and intuitive to use, yet still very powerful, just not very customizable. But how many people REALLY want experimental operating systems (like me) or want to overclock their phone? iPhones are great for those folks. But I’m a 27 year old computer nerd, so I like to tinker. My grandparents have iPhones and they are in their mid 70′s. I now get daily emails from my grandmother’s cell phone. The same woman who 10 years ago claimed she’d never have a use for call waiting!! She never would have mastered

  • June 8, 2012 at 2:45pm

    Am I the only one that thinks that a 100 Midget March would be absolutely ADORABLE? I can’t wait!!

  • May 18, 2012 at 9:48am

    Makes me miss my USP :-( Shoulda never sold it. Need P2000SK now.

  • April 12, 2012 at 10:03am

    Also the Volkswagen… err I mean Bugatti weighs OVER TWO TONS!! If I wanted a two ton 1200hp vehicle it’d look more like this:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6ZPW9Ig9y0&feature=relmfu
    (I’ve just always been a huge Veyron hater… it’s a great car and a marvel of engineering.)

  • April 10, 2012 at 11:01am

    They ARE investing in peace. Si vis pacem para bellum.

  • February 2, 2012 at 10:49am

    Might wanna put a NSFW on there… had a slightly inappropriate picture under People/Portraits. Flipping through at work and saw that. Awesome picture, but not great coming through the work servers!!