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Everything posted by evlblkwpnz

  1. If his own wife can't trust him, why should we? That's my stripped down view of it.
  2. I never went to school for gunsmithing. I think some people just don't need it and, on the other hand, I have known people who went to gunsmithing school and still didn't have enough natural mechanical ability to get by as a semi-decent gunsmith. One even went to Colorado School of Trades, IIRC. There is something that can't be measured or taught that is required to be more than one dimensional when it comes to this stuff. I studied machining 20+ years ago and just completed CNC programming and fabrication school. I get by with that, research when I don't already know something, ignoring what most others do (my greatest asset, lol), and some natural ability. A solid machining program at a community college would likely get you where you want to go if you have an above average understanding of firearm function and are a good researcher. If you already have machining experience and have a good understanding of that, start researching bolt rifle building and tool up. Searching 'Build your own bolt action rifle' yields some good hits. You never know, you might unearth something noteworthy that others would pay you for. Post pics
  3. Gohmert and Gowdy were eviscerating him. I did enjoy it.
  4. He looked like a spoiled child to me. In many ways, he still is. For all we know there could be a very intricate and well crafted plan in place. If you take a step back, ignore the failures of justice from '08-'16 and look at the bigger picture, you can see the potential there. They have sewn a treasure trove of evil seeds to be reaped. Vengeance belongs to God, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate His efforts when it happens Higher ways...
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    Citadel RS-S1

    8.75" would be nice
  6. It would very likely be more cost effecting to get something that is closer to what you want right out of the box and minimize the additional work. If you are not concerned with the cost, it would be cool to turn what you already have into something special. You would think I would be all about maximum work, but I only like work when there is nothing readily available that will compare or suffice. For example, a radically short mag fed SBS just has to be built since it cannot be bought.
  7. Florida gun shows suck. They used to be ok. I no longer bother. It seems to be a collection of greasy sleezebag dealers who think no one on the other side of the table knows anything, spreading their misinformations, of course.
  8. I get about 15 mpg in my '01 5.3l, even at 300k miles.
  9. I hope it passes. Anything has to be better than the entire citizenry of the state being subject to all of that nonsense.
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    No clue, but I highly doubt the metallurgy is just as good. Some of the deviations from the design are better on the Chinese clones, however, but that isn't worth much.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    I'd just find a spare dust cover. The cost would probably be worth the time saved by not having to take all of that apart to service things and not having to risk losing zero.
  12. Sounds like that cylinder deactivation stuff, the $10k. I think that was '07-'11. The Denali and Escalades scare me. Lots of tech there to break/fail. I'd stick to the more basic stuff. If you are looking at a specific vehicle (say 2004 Suburban), have a look around at replacement parts, low mileage engines, etc. It may be a great idea to get a subscription to consumerreports.com and have a look at reliability ratings for each vehicle you are interested in and what are the best performers in the segment. That's what I did. About $35 for a whole year and totally worth it. I think you can even go $9.95 for one month.
  13. I would not get near an older V8 F150 with over 150k miles on it unless it was well maintained and supported with records. They don't seem to handle abuse and neglect like a GM LSX engine will. It took my pool company partner 3 engines to get to almost 200k in his 2005 F150 before he sold it. What does he do? … buys another Ford I bought a 2001 Chevy Suburban with 204k on it in late 2012. The original engine and transmission are still running fine at over 300k now. A very good friend of mine who maintained Jacksonville city vehicles took a good look at it recently and said it easily has another 50k in it if I continue driving and maintaining as I currently do. I would drive it on another trip to Michigan with an oil change, check of other fluids, a new serpentine belt, top off air in the tires, and check the spare. Knowing what I know now about the reliability of the iron block GM LSX engines, I'd stick to any 2000 to 2003 Chevy with a 5.3l engine that had been reasonably well maintained. As far as I know, those were the most trouble free years for engine and tranny. The truck runs so good, does what it needs to, and parts are cheap and easy to find. There is nothing else that will do all of the things it will do at the current market price of 3.5-6k for a 4x4 Suburban that has been treated ok.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    I have never been a fan of putting optics on AKs, but I'd run that. Good on them for developing it.
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    sko-12 shorty

    By "milling", if you are talking about barrel work (turning), you can't just send a serial numbered firearm to anyone for barrel work. If they have possession of the serial numbered receiver and they are doing work to the weapon, at all, for profit or not, that activity requires an 07 FFL or they can end up with a 10 year federal prison sentence and up to $250k in fines. If you are there in direct control of the firearm (present the entire time, not leaving it overnight, etc) while they are doing work on it for free (not for profit) then they do not need a license to do it for no profit while you are there in direct control of the firearm. Be careful. The fundamentals of that activity are based on performing work or activity that would require a license, just like just anyone can't build you a pool. It has to be a licensed pool contractor, in non-primitive states, at least. In most cases of hiring a licensed professional, you are not paying much for the actual work, you are paying for the regulations they have to comply with and the expenses incurred.
  16. Were all of the springs in the weapon factory? I have to be creeping up on 15k rounds with my personal SBS. I broke the carrier very early on, but that was my fault and the repair is still fine. I still have no peening on the bolt tail or firing pin and there is no metal displacement on the trunnion. The extractor is starting to wobble on its pin, but still works. I have replaced the extractor spring twice, but outside of that it has been a champ.
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    sko-12 shorty

    That's cheap enough to have a little fun with and not hurt the wallet too bad. Well done.
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    trigger group help

    1- Remove material from the right side of the hammer where the pin goes through until the hammer is 1" wide from side to side. this is so that it will clear the manual bolt hold open. 2- Remove the bump that is on the face of the hammer at the axis pin. If you just stick the hammer in the weapon with the axis pin in and try to rotate the hammer forward, you will see why this needs to go. By the way, the USA marking on the Tapco G2 is on the side and nothing that makes sense to be doing will obliterate that marking. I hope this helps you.
  19. That Federal LE Premium 9 pellet 00 Buck is no joke. A SWAT friend of mine had to use it on someone. It makes a mess of someone, a limb, etc. It is pretty much game over if there is a hit to a limb or to a vital area. Zero fight left in them.
  20. This I didn't really grasp this statement at first, but I get it now. I think back about bouncing from forum to forum through the night. I think movie streaming services may have taken the place for me that fb would have for others. I'm a sucker for a documentary.
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    Need Side Rail for Tromix S17 to Mount RDS

    Gotta give it a try and lob them in there. Like using a golf ball launcher
  22. When they were cheap there was always someone buyying one and coming here to learn about it. Now, unless you find someone who doesn't know what they are selling for now, you can't get into the game for less than $800. The Chinese copies aren't quite up to par and the Kalashnikov USA KS-12 copy is over $800. The rules have changed. When I first came around, you could find Saiga 12s for $500 easily.
  23. If you are trying to contact me and getting no response, I am not ignoring you. Please email me at evlsmith@yahoo.com. I do not need help with this. I have contacted the admin and he is doing whatever he does. Hopefully, it will be back up soon.
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    sko-12 shorty

    That's about 3.5 dram. How much was it per 25?
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    MKA barrel threading

    It would need to be about .862" for 22x.75M RH threading.