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Firearms and Accessories / To freefloat or not?
« on: July 30, 2022, 08:05:33 AM »
Got a replacement 16" 5.56mm 1:7 SS barrel from Palmetto State after too much wrangling.

Looks far better internally than the shotgun barrel that started this all.

Anyway, now the decision to build it up or not.  The old parts went mostly into a newer build with a Ballistic Advantage barrel, new Aero upper receiver, and Midwest freefloat tube.

Still have the PSA receiver, mil-spec handguard, etc.   New barrel is not pinned, so if I was to use the thing, need to decide to just use the original parts and look, or go for max accuracy. 

Am tending toward re-use of the mil-spec handguard and a JP adjustable "F" type front sight/gas block.   Another FF handguard is another $100+ of course.

That would have the thing looking like the usual M4 profile stuff everywhere.

Anyone wants the original 16"  SS barrel to play with can have it for the postage.  PSA did not want it back.
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Been flooded with McCaffee and Norton anti-virus spam, Ace Hardware and lots of other shiite.

Was blocking senders until they started spam without a return address to block.   Looking at the raw email info to find an address to block yielded nothing.

Did something happen to open the gates for these bastards?  Like some anti-spam laws sunset?
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Firearms and Accessories / Palmetto State garbage barrel
« on: July 09, 2022, 12:41:40 PM »
Posted before about this barrel, and PSA refusing a return unless the complete upper was reassembled and sent back.

Sent them earlier pics of the ridiculous machining of the throat, without success.

Attaching a couple taken with the barrel removed while installing a quality part. 180 degrees apart to show the  mess they made of the throat.

Avoid PSA barrels of the "Freedom" line.  They may ship you junk like this one.
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General Discussion / The Highland Park shooter
« on: July 04, 2022, 07:20:48 PM »
Looks like one of those NRA white supremacists, eh?

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General Discussion / Had it with Brownells
« on: July 03, 2022, 09:06:07 AM »
Ordered a Brownells AR receiver lapping tool on 5/31.  Standard shipping to Hawaii $8.  OK, like i have a choice.

Shipped 6/1.   Start tracking it.  2# package.

Iowa - Missouri - Texas - New Mexico - Arizona - Calif, where it has ricocheted around for over three weeks now.

FedEx claims a delivery of 7/13.  WTF, a month and a half to get a 2# package to me?   For $8??

Yes, multiple long wait phone calls that yielded nothing, other than one lady talking about the package being in Anchorage, Alaska at the time.

Unless Brownells comes up with a USPS choice for low cost shipping, I am done with them.

Ordered a Wheeler tool from Amazon 6/30, will be here 7/5.

Rant off.  having to get everything shipped here is one of the great negatives of living Hawaii.
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Political Discussion / Roe v Wade overturned
« on: June 24, 2022, 08:46:27 AM »
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Legal and Activism / delete
« on: June 24, 2022, 08:34:34 AM »
deleted wrong forum
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Political Discussion / $8/gal, suck on it Calif
« on: June 01, 2022, 03:24:36 PM »



 
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Firearms and Accessories / Fanny pack holsters, hot weather cloths
« on: May 24, 2022, 01:16:14 PM »
 CCW (legal of course) in Arizona has me wondering what method to carry if I chose to.  I typically, other than in winter, dress like I do here in Hawaii for hot weather.:  Shorts with no belt, tee shirt, slippers. 
Got room for a wallet and usually leave my cell in the car. 

Keep thinking of a fanny pack for carry and cell phone.  Bought a Galco IWB holster, but wonder how will that would work with elastic waist band shorts.

Cop I sold my car to clearly had his in a fanny pack that he left on the passenger seat while we were talking, got me thinking that might be a good carry for my preferred mode of dress.

Anyone tried using a waist pack for carry where you could?  Could double up for carry while hiking.

Search sucks, pardon for rehashing something if this is.
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Off Topic / Damn earthquakes
« on: May 22, 2022, 08:06:02 AM »
Just getting into a deep sleep and wham, a 4.7 right below us.   Totally freaked the cats out.
Really woke me up, and I needed to stay asleep to acclimate to Hawaii time again.

You would think these things could be scheduled in advance, at least you know when there it a hurricane headed this way.
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Firearms and Accessories / 5.56/.223 AR barrel suggestions?
« on: May 21, 2022, 01:00:02 PM »
Recently found the Palmetto State upper with 16" SS barrel produce shotgun like "patterns" at 50 yards.   BUIS and EOTECH, same results.

Any of you into rolling your own have any thoughts on an accurate barrel that does not break the bank and cause marital strife?

I am tooled up for mid length gas, hand guard and .75"gas block.   Like to re-use that stuff to minimize $ layout.

Would really like an 18" barrel, but would stick with 16" if I had to.  Barrel weight not an issue, used to my .308 weight.
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Firearms and Accessories / Scope mount loosening
« on: May 16, 2022, 04:46:54 AM »
Posted in General of my shooting session that featured my scope slipping in the mounts.

New to scopes, and figured, how hard can it be to mount one.   Have decent mechanical skillz, but maybe not judgement.  I mistakenly lightly oiled the inside of the rings after lapping and removing the anodizing. 

I suspect that even with proper torquing of the screws, the oil may have squished out and released some of the screw tension.   Had a Torx tool with me and sure enough, at least one screw was not tight.

Suspect that oils should be kept away from scope rings entirely.  How about screw threads to make sure proper torque is set?

Any suggestions from scope users?
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General Discussion / Arizona CCW submitted
« on: May 07, 2022, 04:15:47 PM »
Finally got the time to get the Arizona CCW process completed.   Might have been a bit more $$ than some, but they handled everything.   Not living in AZ cuts into time to run around for notaries, fingerprinting, etc.

Only care about it for here in Arizona and adjoining states.   
Hawaii is a lost cause.
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General Discussion / Big Island range tries once again
« on: May 03, 2022, 06:49:42 AM »
https://www.westhawaiitoday.com/2022/05/01/hawaii-news/a-new-shooting-range-for-the-big-island/


Behind a paywall, but this sums up my expectation once the Honolulu liberals get involved to kill it like last time"

"This is a repetition of what has already transpired," said former On Target president Richard Hoeflinger, who led a previous working group in 2004. "It's a good thing somebody is continuing this effort, but I have a jaundiced view after spending 12 years on it and reaching the status of dead end."



The initial working group, consisting of DLNR representatives, Hawaii police and other groups, proposed a facility for Pu'uanahulu.
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General Discussion / Range Karens
« on: April 20, 2022, 06:36:52 PM »
Went ot my local garbage dump, Manuka, on the BI today for some pre-mainland function checks.

Older guy (like me) on the left shooting .45 with his wife.

Fat haole with his buddy a good ways off on the right packing up.

Set up my folding bench, ready to go.  Guy on my left is packing up.   Fat guy starts hollering like he is the range officer that I am behind the firing line.

What farking firing line?  Guy and his wife are not shooting and are behind my muzzle.  There is not a line, just common sense and courtesy.

This is a garbage pit the democrats "allow" us to shoot in.  Now there are self appointed range officers?

Slob and his buddy leave. Guy next to me comes over and tells me about the Karen, apparently a real suppository for those that shoot there more often than I.  Tells of several run-ins with him trying to control things.   Wife is glad he left before I lost my temper.   I do not do well with being told what to do.

So much for "sanctioned' shooting areas on the BI, they got Karens to try to control things.  Told my new range friend, he is likely on the board of his HOA as well, to make sure everyone obeys the rules.

If I have to put up with this, give me a clean range, not self appointed egoists.
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About time the charade is dumped.   CDC has no authority but did it anyway and gets slapped down.

Keep wearing your face diapers if it makes you feeeeel virtuous.

https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/18/florida-judge-overturns-cdc-mask-mandate-for-public-transit-planes.html
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Firearms and Accessories / AR adjustable gas blocks
« on: April 13, 2022, 11:12:32 AM »
Anyone else use them?
If so, have you run into ammo that did not want to cycle at your initial setting?
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Legal and Activism / SB3298 rant
« on: April 07, 2022, 07:56:26 PM »
Posted on General discussion, FWIW
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General Discussion / Rant: Big Island range and SB3298 disgust
« on: April 07, 2022, 07:41:39 PM »
Personal note:  am in the planning stages of leaving Hawaii island due to political climate and nowhere to shoot at a formal range.  At my age, shooting is one of my remaining hobbies.  A decent bench and clean area to position shoot, etc.

Oahu has KHSC, BI has squat unless you got land.  A garbage dump where locals shoot up old refrigerators does not come close.

Anyway, at my age I do not have a lot of years left to go shooting, and am beyond pissed off waiting for the BI range that was planned for over ten years ago.

Would not have moved here from Oahu had I known the range would be easily derailed by mainland resort owners and Oahu liberals.  Could have moved to Arizona when it was a lot more cheap.  Not that anyone on the BI cares where I landed.

So, now SB3298 comes along, I send support testimonials etc.  Then, I read it, and all it seems to be is funding for more damn talk and planning.  No range building, more $$ for talk.  Planning was already done over a decade ago.

No doubt this will be shut down if it gets beyond the plans.  Same-same as last time.  The same Oahu liberals are watching, no doubt, plenty of Bloomturd money in hand.

I am at the end of my rope with this state.   Wanted and planned to die on this island, but wanted to enjoy my declining years shooting.

Inspector was way ahead of me, looks like Hawaii Island is a dead end for firearms hobbyists that want a proper place to shoot.

Rant off/
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