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There are some good guys who share good info who are really good shooters here so that’s good!!!!
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I think you're WAY over analyzing things.  Or at least my perspective is that at a certain point, you're going to just have to try and find out for yourself.  JMHO.  Knowing full well the variety of feedback one gets on forums, and not just this forum.  Ideally, you find folks where their interests align with yours and that helps.  But there are many folks that some of this stuff is academic (as in they don't really shoot all that much) or they don't give a lot of context of what their use is. 

I had a discussion with my gun builder on tuners or brake and just tune via hand loading.  Luckily, his shooting preferences or interests aligned decently (not the same) as mine.  That and there are many who are able to tune their setups for similar caliber, distances and accuracy expectation.  Personally, I'm not striving for ultimate accuracy.  If I were, I probably would have gone with a setup way different, and closer to the F-Class or benchrest setups.  I watched a few of the Lou Merdica videos, as well as some that are on the "members section" of a forum.  While that guy has seemingly been there and done that, not quite been doing what I am looking to do.  If you are looking to do that, that will be awesome.  And looks like quite expensive, as well a tremendous amount discipline to get there.  They buy barrels but bunches, powder but the 100s of pounds, whole lots of bullets, etc.  Craziness! But I can understand that that's what it takes (or can take) to get to their level.
Yes I see those peoples comments, forum gods and show up to the range and shooting is horrendous or NRA instructors who have questionable gun handling skills. I guess it’s all subjective.

I’m not over Analying, I just notice the trends of comments and what people are considering important and not important.

But I do notice people generalize and make assumptions which is all too common.

Sharing info as to what works for them with data is always the best. But no matter if they have the same so called parts for reloading or shooting they don’t do everything the same as another individual.

Like everything else it’s all subjective until you do it yourself. What works for one person may not work for another results may vary.
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General Discussion / Re: Log of Hawaii armed crimes/events
« Last post by Flapp_Jackson on Today at 05:14:07 PM »
Just for fun.. I looked through that link. Covid is really helping these bad people out. Its not unusual to see someone in broad daylight or dead of night wearing a mask thats covering half their face anymore. 1 problem is that facial recognition is based on more than just eyes. Iirc Takes measurements from known distances.. Eyes to ears/ slopes of eyes/ cheek bone/ facial structure/ distance from lips to nose/ lips width etc. With a mask over half those things are gone. Then you got plastic surgery. Sometimes no one looks like their I.d.. Lol

Didnt know a link like that existed. Fun read though!

Before fingerprinting, law enforcement used to take measurements of facial features and record them on arrest records:  distances between and sizes of features, etc.  Then one day, a Black man was mistake for another Black man whose measurements were identical to each other.  It was theorized that no matter how closely two people resembled one another, there would have to be a variation in size and relative position of both ears, both eyes, the nose, etc.  The fallibility of that system created the need for another identification method with less of a chance of false positives.

I find it interesting that we are now combining fingerprints with facial recognition.  While the facial identification process is still flawed, it can identify and locate a suspect who may then be verified or eliminated as a suspect through fingerprints, DNA, etc.

I agree with the mask assessment.  It's got to be harder to watch people walking to/from the airport trying to spot fugitives using just a composite sketch or mugshot.
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General Discussion / Re: Log of Hawaii armed crimes/events
« Last post by aaronc5362 on Today at 05:02:33 PM »
https://www.honolulupd.org/information/wanted-persons/

In the HPD web page of suspects wanted for questioning, what do they mean by "Na Maka?" Google translation is "and eyes." Why don't they just run these photos through the DMV data base? FBI seems to catch a lot of suspects using even less information. In China and Russia, facial recognition seems to be very effective.
Female suspect CID 21/1324 looks like a blonde actress. Those of you who are bachelors may have dated her. ID her and get a reward.

Just for fun.. I looked through that link. Covid is really helping these bad people out. Its not unusual to see someone in broad daylight or dead of night wearing a mask thats covering half their face anymore. 1 problem is that facial recognition is based on more than just eyes. Iirc Takes measurements from known distances.. Eyes to ears/ slopes of eyes/ cheek bone/ facial structure/ distance from lips to nose/ lips width etc. With a mask over half those things are gone. Then you got plastic surgery. Sometimes no one looks like their I.d.. Lol

Didnt know a link like that existed. Fun read though!
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General Discussion / Re: Gunbroker experiences
« Last post by Flapp_Jackson on Today at 04:51:14 PM »
This is easier said than done in this limited supply - high demand environment. This rifle got way due to my being slow on the trigger.

https://www.gunbroker.com/item/910293141

Can't assign a value to something that is a custom color (red), with an adjustable butt and cheek rest. Top rail also does not come standard with other CZ 457's. Not only did I lose this rifle this weekend, but also a Nikon scope auction on ebay where I sent a question to the seller. As soon as the winning buyer saw the watchlist count increase by one, he hit the buy-it-now button and snagged it. The days of listings sitting around for weeks has come and gone. Too much panic buying spawned by the toilet paper shortage.

It's always possible to set a value on anything.

It might be based on your budget.  "I'm not paying more that $2,000 because that's all I've budgeted / saved / have permission from my wife to spend!"

It might be based on availability.  "I'm willing to pay a premium for that because they are no longer in production, and demand is causing the supply to dwindle."

It might be based on rarity,  "I've been looking for an 6.5" S&W Model 29 "Dirty Harry" .44 Magnum!  It may never come around again, so I'll pay what they are asking!"

No matter what it's based on, what YOU think the gun is worth TO YOU is all that's important.  The seller sets the asking price, but the buyer actually sets the final purchase price.  If you offer $1,000, and someone else offers and pays $1,200, he got to set the price.

Sometimes you can hold out too long hoping for a good deal, and all you get is price increases year after year.  At that point, you can keep waiting, or look for a used/pre-owned deal.

In your specific auction, I have no idea what it was, what options you may have had, and how you could have made your chances of winning it better.  Each auction can be a little different.   If you're truly interested, it can't hurt to contact the seller and verify details like shipping cost to Hawaii and credit card fees.  Take that opportunity to see if maybe they have another about to be listed  when that auction ends.  Might wind up getting it at the same price as the winning bid or less and bypassing the auction completely.  You never know.
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Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« Last post by drck1000 on Today at 04:36:35 PM »
So much for following the science .... or doing what's in the public's best interest.

"It's complicated!"   :shake: :wacko:
Don’t question what I “belive”, bruh

 :rofl:
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Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« Last post by Flapp_Jackson on Today at 04:35:24 PM »

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/world/covid-boosters-vaccine-cdc-director.html

But, other factors?

But experts outside the C.D.C. said Dr. Walensky may have had no choice but to align herself with the F.D.A.’s decision. “There’s a complexity here, because Dr. Walensky was part of the White House announcement” on boosters, noted Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.

So much for following the science .... or doing what's in the public's best interest.

"It's complicated!"   :shake: :wacko:

#TrustTheExperts
#TrustTheDoctors
#TrustThe CDC
#TrustGovernment
#TrustYourHandlers
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Political Discussion / Re: The COVID Cult
« Last post by drck1000 on Today at 04:22:43 PM »
CDC Director reversed the board decision and will authorize boosters for high risk occupations including healthcare workers
in the middle of the night
following the science, as always...


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/world/covid-boosters-vaccine-cdc-director.html

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In a highly unusual decision, the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, reversed a move by agency advisers and endorsed additional doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for health care workers, teachers and other workers at risk.

But, other factors?

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But experts outside the C.D.C. said Dr. Walensky may have had no choice but to align herself with the F.D.A.’s decision. “There’s a complexity here, because Dr. Walensky was part of the White House announcement” on boosters, noted Dr. Ashish Jha, dean of the Brown University School of Public Health.
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Political Discussion / Re: Federal Red flag laws
« Last post by groveler on Today at 04:21:25 PM »
Looks like a bonafide Satanic Temple member...

Looks to me like a Police chief, pick your county.
 :wacko:
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Howzit Bradda

Pretty much whatever hawaii has to offer lol.  It's getting to be a real pain traveling with firearms around the world. It's doable just getting to the point of hating the hassle lol. I had one years ago and always regretted selling it so wanting one back in the stable.

Yeah my current 6.5x47 lapua is quite heavy. So doing one with a bartlein CFW Barrel that's much lighter. Love the cartridge.

Yeah I built my first 6.5x284 Norma for my son. He loves it, I enjoy it a lot as well. Now that bartlein came out with their mod400bb barrels thinking of doing another one and another 243 AI. I just love to tinker lol nothing wrong with 308 bro it's a great cartridge. I've killed more game with that cartridge than I could ever remember lol. It's still one of my faves. My daughter's like the 6mm's so I work with them much more lol.

During this day and age burning north of 150 gr of powder per shot is counter productive lol so I moved away from the big stuff for awhile.

Great to see your experience grow my bradda. And all the knowledge as well

Happy shooting and loading, Aloha
Never thought about it that way.  Shooting say 6 mm cartridges would take a lot less powder than .308.  Maybe in the 10-20% less range.  Like a sale rate on powder.   ;D

I am certainly enjoying my adventures in shooting and reloading for precision.  Just wish I had more time to put into being in the loading room and at the range.  Hopefully will be back at it soon. 
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