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  1. Just be prepared the first time you fire it. Be aware that suppressing a .50 BMG is going to increase the recoil noticeably (at least in my experience). For me, while it made it quieter it also made it less fun to shoot.
  2. Howdy, Going to invite some friends over (up to 8 who will eat seafood) and try a crab boil this weekend. I have a big turkey fryer pot, strainer, and burner to cook on (two actually). Plan to include blue crabs (medium in size), crawfish, shrimp, sausage, corn, and potatoes (no carrots as my brother in law is allergic). Since the wife doesn't eat crab I can kick it up as much as I want. I want it with lots of flavor and enough heat to make you want to eat just one more. I am a fan of Old Bay but I am open to suggestions. I was leaning toward a boil because it seems easier than a steam. All suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
  3. Update Both of my boys are still very young so they have yet to grow into a lot of these great ideas and suggestions - however that just means I have time prepared. I gave my oldest son one of my old (cheap) Craftsman tool boxes that my dad gave me. To date it has a wrench, an action figure, a bent tape measure, and a pair of welding\steam-punk glasses in it. I think that is a perfectly good start. As a kid I had one of those cheap pot-metal safes with the worthless dial combination (which really just meant I could always get in it since I would never remember the combo). It had a drawer in it and I could put stickers and such on it. I think I will start with one of these on my oldest's next bday (like I said, they are both pretty young). In the meantime, I have been keeping an eye out for a good footlocker or "treasure" chest. Right now making a point to look for a cool rock or some sea shells (depending on local) as a memento has proven more satisfying for them than I would have expected. Seems my boys like to pick up and collect rocks. My oldest boy is just now getting into dinosaurs so I bought a big megladon shark's tooth and gave it to him. He had the appropriate level of respect and awe for it which sets a good precedence. Granted he then dropped it (as boys are apt to do) but his remorse told me he appreciates it and values it (the tooth was fine and after a few minutes so was he). I have a few searches set up on eBay for old coins, misc arrow heads, and even straight razors and flasks! I would like to pick up a few classic Zippo lighters as they always seemed cool to me and may be the same for my sons. I don't know these items\hobbies all that well so I have to be careful what I get. Like I said, I have time. I also have to be prepared to make sure my youngest son has the same opportunities as he gets older. At any rate, know that I have re-read your suggestions many times and really appreciate them. Don't be afraid to keep adding things and I will try to add updates as well. While this is all ultimately for my sons, I admit to getting a few ideas for myself as well (like I have collected several Rot Punkt throwing knives for uh, when the boys get older). Thanks again!
  4. Apparently my previous reply didn't go through and I don't have time to type it back up now, but let me say these responses are awesome. Exactly the type of input I am looking for. My sons and I have some fun things to look forward to as we try to figure out their interests. And I can tell it will be worth my effort as the personal connections to some of your recommendations are apparent. Thanks guys for everyone who has contributed so far. Very good stuff. I may post a few follow up questions as time permits. I also look forward to seeing what else is posted as well.
  5. Hello everyone, I know there are a lot of good people on this forum so I thought I would throw this question out there: As a father of 2 young boys, I am wanting to pick up some things now that will appeal to a boy as he gets older (besides guns) - something that can be passed down, collected in a jar or shoebox (or one of those potmetal safes as was the case for me), and will pique his imagination if you know what I mean. Any suggestions? Please be as specific as possible as I will not be an expert on any of these things. I am in no rush - I have time to look around\set up searches and wait on good opportunities. For example, Indian arrowheads, shark's teeth, certain old coins, pocket knives, pieces of metiorites, unique rocks, bones\horns\fossils, etc, are good suggestions but being more specific would help me. I appreciate your time and suggestions. PS - it also has to be something that will be mom approved so no half naked lady playing cards or bottles of whiskey (yet).
  6. It's a file photo, but it's a Ducati ST4S, which I have two of. Best sport touring motorbikes on God's green earth. So a "Pasta burner"
  7. There has been a lot that has underminded the impact a relation with Jesus Christ can have on a person's life in these times and admittedly that is not for everyone. However, there is truth for those that sincerely seek it.
  8. Thanks guys for your responses. To get to the point - is Elite Iron a serious contender when it comes to performance, maintainability, and build quality at their price point? How does it compare to AAC or some of the other more popular brands? Are they readily available or a small shop with a small yearly output? Background - I was leaning toward AAC with their required break for quick attach but wanted to look outside of the usual sellers (I like finding something that isn't so common but still performs at a good price point). Elite Iron came up in a few searches but there has been very little posted about them recently (they report they are updating their website middle of 2015). Name recognition and their price point being what they are isn't enough to win me over alone (nor could I convince my local dealer to sign up as a reseller when AAC, Gemtech, Yankee Hill, and SilencerCo sell so well for around the same price (I assume he is looking at dealer pricing)). Down the road I will be shopping for more suppressors which can be maintained and handle full auto. I like to try to find a brand I can be loyal to and thought I would ask you guys for your opinions. Thanks again for your time and consideration!
  9. Researching suppressors and came across Elite Iron. Most references to them are a few years old. Anyone on here have any experience with them? Thanks
  10. Check cashed on 7 Jan for paper Form4s submitted via trust. Stamps received 2 April. That is a 3 month turn around!
  11. Most of our dried is Augason Farms, with some Mountain House mixed in.We catch some great deals & stock up when we do. We also have a good bit of Wise Foods in emergency kits. Mind sharing where I should keep an eye out to find the best deals? Thanks
  12. Not sure what all you need, but if no members can help you out with reamers, I have rented from "4D Reamer Rentals" and was quite pleased.
  13. I have had good luck with my Rem 700 5r Milspec in .308. I also believe that properly hand loading for your particular rifle is much better for dialing in your groupings at distance (and more affordable if you shoot enough).
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