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General Discussion / Re: I did it(Glock Finger Groove removal)
« Last post by S7ICKlVlAN on Today at 08:42:58 PM »
I only took off one..... Much better
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Firearms and Accessories / Re: Bead blasting.....
« Last post by Hi state on Today at 08:42:10 PM »
Did you try scotch brite or steel wool
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General Discussion / Re: Scope magnification - 1x per 100 yards
« Last post by myanmar1 on Today at 08:40:00 PM »
Vortex Viper pst6-24x50 is a nice scope in the 1000 price range.
At 400,i'de look for a used Vortex HST 6-24x50.
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General Discussion / Re: Scope magnification - 1x per 100 yards
« Last post by zippz on Today at 08:36:36 PM »
Never heard of the rule, but 1x at 100 yards sounds like it refers to hunting or human targets.
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General Discussion / Re: Scope magnification - 1x per 100 yards
« Last post by ren on Today at 08:32:59 PM »
I didn't hear about that rule of thumb.
A year ago we were shooting with irons at 600 and I shot higher scores then compared with a scope now. I'm still learning to adapt to shooting with a scope.
Vortex is a good brand, reasonably priced and have a good warranty. I have a 1-4x Viper PST. Cost about $360. Tracks very well. All the way out to 600. As reliable as my irons were <knock on wood>
An increase in magnification will magnify all your wobble and positional errors. It doesn't necessarily make shooting easier but it will be easier on older eyes like myself. I had +75 lense in my iron sight. Now with a scope it is obviously not needed. Much easier on the eyes.
As we age, the lense that allows our eyes to focus gets harder - called presbyopia
https://www.aao.org/eye-health/diseases/what-is-presbyopia

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General Discussion / Scope magnification - 1x per 100 yards
« Last post by tim808 on Today at 08:09:22 PM »
I've read that the old rule of thumb is 1x per 100 yards and it also depends on if your shooting paper or steel.  I'm not sure if age is a consideration (poorer vision).  A dealer mentioned that a lot buyers now seem to go 2x per 100 yards.

My friend is looking at getting a variable in the 6x-24x range and likely a 50 objective.  His budget is up to $1000 (ie approx equal to the cost of his rifle).  I think he has been looking at vortex, leupold, Nikon and some of the German brands....there was a recent sale on Zeiss.   He is also looking at refurbished scopes from the brands with life time warranties.

I'm much poorer so my used rifle didn't cost as much....my budget is $400.  Looking at a fixed 10x42 or 12x42 scope...the swfa ss....approx $300.  The 10x should be good enough but I'm leaning to the 12x since I'm old. 

We're looking to eventually attempt out to 600 yards at Puuloa.  We're old - early 50's (vision not what it used to be).  Don't hunt or plan to hunt.

I'm thinking that our proposed buys should be ok but I'm green/new and open to any advice/recommendations on scopes

He currently has a Nikon prostaff 4-12 x42 and I have vortex diamondback 4-12x42.  So we should be ok with our current scopes when we first start going.  I probably won't buy a new scope till I've shot there a few times.  My friend will likely get a scope during the holiday sales.

Thanks in advance
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Firearms and Accessories / Bead blasting.....
« Last post by mrgaf on Today at 06:49:33 PM »
Hey, anyone know where I can bead blast a Wilson bushing multi compensator? My Kimber classic target Stainless LE is a matte finish and the comp is polished on the flats. Know I can never match them up perfectly but should be able to get it real close.  Appreciate any advice or help.... :shaka:
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Off Topic / Re: if only we could be respectful as much as they
« Last post by mrgaf on Today at 06:42:33 PM »
Really?  I've been all around Japan many times.  While things are crowded, I wouldn't say "no politeness".  You just have to understand things about the culture there, particularly in big and crowded cities like Tokyo.  Did you notice how things are VERY different indoors and outdoors?  I noticed that when I went there the first time.  Outdoors, they have to be a little more assertive as that's what you need to do to get where you're going.  Of stuff like how little old women will push their way to the doors of the trains.  It's not that they aren't being polite, it's that they would get trapped in the train otherwise. 

Try traveling with a bunch of Chinese tourists.  You'll see "no politeness" there!

Being "around" Japan many times and "living" there is a big difference, especially when you speak the language.  They are a very polite and kind people MOST of the time but as with everything there are exceptions to the rule. I lived the culture, speak the language fluently, my wife of 47 years is from Japan and studied their history and culture quite intensely. Live amongst them for 14-15 years straight and as a gaijin, you will come away from the experience quite different than you would if your just visiting for a period of time. Sorry, I disagree with your assessments but respect your observations......

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Off Topic / Re: if only we could be respectful as much as they
« Last post by RSN172 on Today at 06:33:44 PM »
Really?  I've been all around Japan many times.  While things are crowded, I wouldn't say "no politeness".  You just have to understand things about the culture there, particularly in big and crowded cities like Tokyo.  Did you notice how things are VERY different indoors and outdoors?  I noticed that when I went there the first time.  Outdoors, they have to be a little more assertive as that's what you need to do to get where you're going.  Of stuff like how little old women will push their way to the doors of the trains.  It's not that they aren't being polite, it's that they would get trapped in the train otherwise. 

Try traveling with a bunch of Chinese tourists.  You'll see "no politeness" there!
I know Japanese culture.  I am half Japanese. My grandparents moved to Hawaii from Japan.  I had Japanese people trying to cut in line in front of me at the airport.  I can tell the difference between Japanese, Chinese and Korean by their facial features as well as recognize the different languages when they speak.
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