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Mountain House (as mentioned by others) online and Amazone often runs sales.  Keep an eye out for Black Friday/Cyber Monday/Week sales.  They have great shelf life and I think many taste pretty good.  I have the cans of some of the meals.  Have let a bunch of friends try and all have said taste good. Costco sells the buckets once in a while.  I still have a couple. 

Be wary of some of the other brands that Costco and Sams sells.  I have a pic somewhere of a couple of crappy ones.  Tasted junk and gave a couple of people the $hits. . .

I've recently bought PeakFuel.  Shelf life isn't as great at MH, but they have excellent reviews. 
General Discussion / Re: So many AR platform firearms coming up for sale
« on: November 14, 2023, 08:42:43 AM »
or you could give it to "a friend"...
All of my "friends" already own firearms. . . at least the ones that have any intelligence. . .

Preparedness and Survival / Re: What Guns and Gear to "Panic Buy"?
« on: November 14, 2023, 07:42:25 AM »
For AA and AAA, I've switched to lithium.  Haven't had leakage since.  I also noticed that stuff that sit for a while without use tend to leak.  Had many old school Maglites ruined because of battery leaks.   :grrr:
Reloading / Re: new Garmin Chronograph
« on: November 13, 2023, 03:39:14 PM »
you friggin construction chronics.. lol   :shaka:
I used to design those.  I technically still can, but more on the administrative/management side of things now.

I can't tell you how many times I was accused by KTRs of trying to fit 20 lbs of crap in a 5 lb bag.   ;D
Reloading / Re: new Garmin Chronograph
« on: November 13, 2023, 02:55:06 PM »
Got mines during work today.. yeah U!

Coupling beam for concrete shearwall?   8) ???  ;D
General Discussion / Re: So many AR platform firearms coming up for sale
« on: November 13, 2023, 10:04:35 AM »
Right now run of the mill AR's are affordable.

AK's are selling for insane prices.
Hmm, maybe time to sell one of my milled Arsenals. . . :hmm:

Aside - I've been seeing quite a number of excellent sales on ARs and components, especially uppers. 
Political Discussion / Re: Fetterman just stated he can not do his job
« on: November 09, 2023, 09:44:15 AM »
Wrong, in my opinion, even if taken slowly or written, Brandon cannot comprehend.   They gotta pump him with drugs so he can read a tele prompter and he even messes that up.

At least Fetts people said he able to comprehend things.
Political Discussion / Re: Fetterman just stated he can not do his job
« on: November 09, 2023, 09:19:48 AM »
To be fair, he cannot comprehend things being spoken to him live. He needs to read or have it explained slowly/repeatedly.  This is what was stated on why he couldn't have a debate.  So could he still do his job with this problem?  Probably, but 1 has to ask is this the best that the area he represents can produce?
Could apply that to Biden. . .
Reloading / Re: new Garmin Chronograph
« on: November 08, 2023, 09:16:34 PM »
I’m on a couple of groups on Discord with folks that have been testing/using the new Garmin. Feedback I’ve seen has been it’s awesome.
General Discussion / Re: Maine mass shooting
« on: November 06, 2023, 01:35:02 PM »
Dan Bongino had a vid recently where he talked about an old interview he did with an Australian reporter who brough up the ban there. Dan said gun crime is up, I can't remember if he said murder or just crime/violence.  He then showed the reporter the source and the reporter was amazed.
I'll try to dig up the studies.  IIRC, it showed stuff like home invasions, armed robbery, assault, etc in 6 month intervals after the gun ban. 

General Discussion / Re: Maine mass shooting
« on: November 06, 2023, 12:14:04 PM »
Then there's the "paid-for" results that didn't pan out as hoped.

There have been many studies uncovered for a variety of things which were paid for by a particular company, advocacy group, business sector, etc.  If the results of the study either fail to support the wishes of the sponsor or worse contradict that desired outcome, the sponsor -- as the owner of the study and its results, has the right to not make those findings public.  However, there is liability in those decisions, as a known adverse effect of a product which was covered up represents obvious liability issues.

I always look at the money used for a study. I can't count how many "studies" said eggs and milk are essential for good health -- all sponsored by the dairy industry.
Or even studies that gleaned info from "select sources".  Depends what those "select sources" are, and who is gleaning the data.  But yes, in the Australia example, there were many "Gov't funded" studies that were buried because the data didnt show what was being looked for.  Well guess what?  They had their own version of Snowden, and info was shared. . .
General Discussion / Re: Maine mass shooting
« on: November 06, 2023, 12:12:03 PM »
This is 1 major factor that a study can be modified to lean a certain way.  I mean look at how the left uses children gun deaths and go from ages 1-19. 

I don't think anyone here has the time to read thousands of pages of studies to show X or Y.  Instead logic is used and any studies are skimmed through, unless major points are pointed out that shows the logic is incorrect.  Google-fu is guud enuff.
Yup (mostly).  It's important to know the context of A) what was asked and B) who it was asked to and how those folks were "selected".  If one digs, Australia is a terrible case study on overall affects of gun ban.  Yeah, rates of gun suicide is down, but is suicide overall? 

That's where having friends who were essentially a national level HIFICO for Australia helped.  They had folks who scrubbed the "thousands of pages".  They got nothing but time. . .
General Discussion / Re: Maine mass shooting
« on: November 06, 2023, 09:04:45 AM »
There's also the issue of access to studies.  Try to look up studies on before/after rates of stuff like assault, breakins, etc on gun ban in Australia.  VERY hard to get the real information, at least without someone's "analysis" (opinion) interjected.  Looked into this a lot a while back, and that included when I had good friends in Australia's version of 2a movement.  Just because one can't find studies, doesn't mean they don't exist.  For Australia, they did exist, but were often buried.  Or also lots of "experts" lined up to dispute the data, and that's before arguing the conclusions. 

Firearms and Accessories / Re: Pistol red dot question
« on: November 02, 2023, 09:10:29 PM »
If your “basic alignment” and draw mechanics are solid, shouldn’t be a problem. What can get challenging is the focal plane shifting if you’re not used to it, where old(er) eyes don’t make that any easier. Training with both does help, as well as focal plane eye exercises. Try a bunch of dry draws back and forth and see if you notice a difference.

Where I noticed switching focal planes using handguns with irons most is when shooting carbines with RDS and then transition to handgun with RDS. Never used to bother me as much when I was younger. But shooting mostly pistol with RDS these days does make it tougher on the occasions I do shoot pistols with just irons.
General Discussion / Re: How much ammo per caliber does 1 really need?
« on: November 02, 2023, 11:08:29 AM »
For pistol calibers that i shoot regularly ( or at least used to) and 5.56/.223 for range use, I typically only buy by case.  If anyone has any questions why I "need" to buy by the case, well, tell me why I can't or shouldn't.  Personally, I don't buy with intention of selling later for a profit.  If someone else does stockpile with intent to profit later, up to them.  Sucks for people who get caught with their pants down during the low/slim times, but that's life in general. 
Reloading / Re: new Garmin Chronograph
« on: October 30, 2023, 02:46:43 PM »
They good though.. I bought 2 scopes from them in the past. Recently got a 3rd scope from them 2 months ago. The service good and price competitive too.
Yeah, they are good.  Excellent CS as well.  Have had great service, including some calls here and there to follow up on things along the way.  Last was a ZCO 840 that I ordered before KHSC shut down.  Need to get that one mounted and tested out.  The ZCO 527 is excellent. 
Reloading / Re: new Garmin Chronograph
« on: October 30, 2023, 02:00:11 PM »
Nice, thanks. I just put a notification from them and CStactical.
I try to stay away from their site and talking to them.  They cost me $$$ every time  ;D  :rofl:

Right on good deal. 

Yeah bradda had mine ordered thru CST they said last week that they're shipment should be in in a few weeks. Maybe earlier, I'll lyk when I get the shipping notice

Looking forward to the updates on how those units perform.  I haven't shot in a long time, but meaning to get back into loading and shooting the 6.5 CM.  Have a lot of components and stuff ready to go.  Just have to get to it. 
General Discussion / Re: Maine mass shooting
« on: October 26, 2023, 09:44:06 AM »
Its interesting how quickly (dis)information is spread these days. the shooter hasnt even been caught yet and they are already digging through a persons digital and personal history and using it to craft some kind of narrative. Less than 12 hours ago it was "at least 22 dead", now its 18 dead. I guess 4 people came back to life?
Yeah.  I caught a little bit of that "speculation and sensationalization" last night when I caught some bits on network TV.  There was one interview with an official in Maine, which I thought handled the questions great.  Including stating what was fact, declining speculation, knowing potential ramifications of getting bad (or premature) info out. 
Sekiyas - Used to go there maybe 15+ years ago, and I recall was quite good.  Heard mixed reviews lately, including some bad reports on cleanliness. 

Forty Niner - Haven't gone in a while, but used to eat breakfast and lunch there every so often.  Good food and really nice people. 

Natsunoya - Food is really good.  Have been there for many parties, including bachelor parties (separate topic worthy  8) ).  Shrimp tempura is excellent!

Palace Saimin - Grandparents' house was near there growing up.  Don't recall much.  My uncle used to go every so often in the past few years.  Good if they are still in business.

Teshima - Went there last October.  Excellent food, but super crowded and lines can be long.  Drive is quite a bit out of the way unless.
General Discussion / Re: How much ammo per caliber does 1 really need?
« on: October 17, 2023, 07:37:17 AM »
What's the best way to store ammo?  I got some in ammo cans with desiccant bags and some vacuum sealed.  Do you think they'll be fine 2-3 yrs from now?  Got some 223, 9mm, and a bunch of 22.
While better to be safe than sorry, 2-3 years isn't very long for storage.  Assuming kept in factory packaging and stored indoors (dry and not direct sunlight), will be fine.  I have inherited ammo from my dad and uncles that were stored in factory packaging (most in metal ammo cans) and all shot fine.  Some .22 lr were duds, but I think that was the super cheap stuff.  7.62x39, 30-30, 30-06, .45 ACP and more all fired great.  Some were well over 50 years old.  Some still had the labels from where they were purchased, including Honsport  :o
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