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Forum: Rimfire December 9th, 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By benton0311
I’ve had one for about 20 years or so and it’s a...

I’ve had one for about 20 years or so and it’s a fun little plinker. Need to have realistic expectations - it’s a super cheap, cast zinc pistol but otherwise a decent shooter.

They have lifetime...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 26th, 2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
I don't mind rowing a little kayak or canoe one...

I don't mind rowing a little kayak or canoe one bit, I actually enjoy it. But 1000 lbs worth of boat and gear with a 6 ft beam is not pleasurable to row several miles to your destination if you're...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 25th, 2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
Unfortunately, trolling motors are still just for...

Unfortunately, trolling motors are still just for that - trolling - and the higher output ones are really just intended to maintain a trolling speed on bigger boats as opposed to pushing a smaller...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 25th, 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
I’m aware of hull speed and mine is about 5.5 mph...

I’m aware of hull speed and mine is about 5.5 mph (4.83 knots IIRC) which is what I’m aiming for.

The significance of the guy who used RC props and trolling motors to hit 6.5 mph in his Hobie is...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 25th, 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
Ok, I did some reading over lunch and think I've...

Ok, I did some reading over lunch and think I've finally got it figured out. If you're running additional trolling motors, and you have adequate thrust to push your hull through the water, the props...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 25th, 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
My problem is weight at about 1000 lbs fully...

My problem is weight at about 1000 lbs fully loaded with family, fishing gear, coolers, etc. I tried running my 55 and 30 side by side but the output difference meant the 30 was almost creating as...
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 25th, 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
Thanks, I'll give that a try. edit: First...

Thanks, I'll give that a try.

edit: First time I've seen it but it looks like they've got a lot of discussions about trolling motors and electric motors. Looks like a great resource!
Forum: Outdoor Sports September 25th, 2019, 08:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 676
Posted By benton0311
Boaters: Multiple vs single trolling motors for max thrust

I've searched the internet for an answer to this and posted on The Hull Truth but, so far, I have not found an answer.

Has anyone compared dual trolling motors to a single high-output trolling...
Forum: Gunsmithing June 13th, 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,774
Posted By benton0311
Morganís work is amazing. I needed an HP22...

Morganís work is amazing.

I needed an HP22 threaded which is no easy task because itís zinc pot metal on the outside with a paper-thin liner with no meat for threading but the service also needs...
Forum: Outdoor Sports May 22nd, 2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,132
Posted By benton0311
You know, one of those Savage .22/20 ga combos...

You know, one of those Savage .22/20 ga combos would be a perfect one-gun solution. United Gunshop in Rockville has one listed:
https://www.mdshooters.com/showthread.php?t=179463&page=291...
Forum: Capital Region May 21st, 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 15,732
Posted By benton0311
I got chicken from the Urbana location and it was...

I got chicken from the Urbana location and it was was soggy on the outside and dry on the inside while the chain offers nothing that the competition doesn't. I was disappointed when I first saw this...
Forum: The Depot April 13th, 2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By benton0311
Ordered an AR308 from them and had a great...

Ordered an AR308 from them and had a great experience. I’d buy from them again.
Forum: Rifles April 11th, 2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,246
Posted By benton0311
I voted yes because I'm in the exact same boat. ...

I voted yes because I'm in the exact same boat. I have a pre-ban M1A that I won't sell simply because I can't replace it. The thing is, I don't think it's that great of a rifle, way overrated. ...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 8th, 2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
Yup, it's back to the stock barrel for now until...

Yup, it's back to the stock barrel for now until I can obtain a replacement threaded barrel and have it fitted. I measured last night and it's definitely in excess of .090". Just out of curiosity,...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 5th, 2019, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
I was thinking that at first but upon closer...

I was thinking that at first but upon closer inspection the other night, when I really had a chance to sit down and look closely at all the damage I did 10 years ago, I realized that no more material...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 4th, 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
Right, thats what I’ve been saying. The ramp is...

Right, thats what I’ve been saying. The ramp is toast, too much material removed and 1/32 gap long gone. There’s no putting the edge back on.

I don’t think there’s anything I can do with that...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 4th, 2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
Trying to attach photos from my cell phone, we’ll...

Trying to attach photos from my cell phone, we’ll see if it works.

I think the ramp is definitely toast.

I messed around with it for an hour or so last night and did find that the OEM Colt...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 3rd, 2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
I think I've definitely given up on the ramped...

I think I've definitely given up on the ramped barrel idea for all of the reasons mentioned although I'm fairly certain the ramp is fubar'd as too much material was removed (it was just pushed too...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 2nd, 2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
All, thank you very much for all of your insight....

All, thank you very much for all of your insight. This is all great info.



My thinking was that I'd already messed up the feed ramp so I'd already passed the point of no turning back. Barrel...
Forum: Gunsmithing April 2nd, 2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,288
Posted By benton0311
1911 .45 - ramped barrel conversion?

Has anyone done a conversion to a ramped barrel on a 1911 in .45 ACP? I've read a bunch of different things online about it not being recommended for .45 ACP (but recommended for 9mm) although I'm...
Forum: Rifles March 21st, 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By benton0311
I was way off on that one. Just rechecked the...

I was way off on that one. Just rechecked the original SB281 which I used to have almost memorized. I've been reading the MDSP website list so often I must have mentally imposed MDSP interpreted...
Forum: Rifles March 21st, 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,176
Posted By benton0311
That's because both metric and standard are...

That's because both metric and standard are listed by name in the banned weapons list. "FN-FAL" AND "L1A1". Also SA-58. - Incorrect info.

Never had any issues getting FAL magazines, they're...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues March 19th, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,589
Posted By benton0311
I used to think the same thing and it really...

I used to think the same thing and it really comes down to the usage of a semicolon instead of a comma. However, you have to consider the historical context of where this clause came from (former...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues March 16th, 2019, 01:38 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 34,854
Posted By benton0311
There isn’t, which was one of the points I was...

There isn’t, which was one of the points I was trying to make but the “untraceable guns” was her line.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues March 16th, 2019, 01:01 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 34,854
Posted By benton0311
There was certainly some progress although...

There was certainly some progress although naturally not enough for her to abandon her base. That being said, we certainly agreed on some middleground and even she was open to many of the bare...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues March 15th, 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 34,854
Posted By benton0311
From the ones I talked to and observed on 2/25,...

From the ones I talked to and observed on 2/25, there was absolutely a puppet master pulling the strings.

Two nicer folks on their side that I had a pleasant and civilized conversation with...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues March 1st, 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 21,427
Posted By benton0311
I think you might have an argument against the...

I think you might have an argument against the "serialize it and sell it out of state" route under the takings clause. I suspect the argument would be very strong that a homemade firearm, with a...
Forum: Capital Region February 28th, 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By benton0311
That was only half the issue. What made this...

That was only half the issue. What made this suit even more egregious is that the memorial was erected on private land using private funds. Decades later, the property, which contained the...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 28th, 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,405
Posted By benton0311
Course of action between now and Sine Die?

What is the COA for measures to take between now and Sine Die?

We testified at House and Senate Judiciary proceedings, established a large visual presence, and contacted our respective...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 25th, 2019, 07:17 PM
Replies: 1,900
Views: 237,306
Posted By benton0311
Anybody notice the anti-gun groups are coming in...

Anybody notice the anti-gun groups are coming in droves now? At least two other groups coming in large numbers.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 13th, 2019, 12:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,346
Posted By benton0311
Yeah, I see that now, even under Article 17 of...

Yeah, I see that now, even under Article 17 of the MD Declaration of Rights. Upon first look from a layman's perspective, Article 17 appeared to limit the ability of the state to apply restrictions...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 11th, 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,346
Posted By benton0311
No, this is actually a very important distinction...

No, this is actually a very important distinction to make. I'd like to point out that "possession" has been stricken from all previous bills and legislators need to be reminded of Article 17 of The...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 11th, 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,346
Posted By benton0311
Right, but the 9th is working off of Article 1 of...

Right, but the 9th is working off of Article 1 of the United States Constitution which is much more vague and this allows room for argument. This is why Iím posting this reminder about Article 17...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 11th, 2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,346
Posted By benton0311
Article 17 of the Maryland Constitution: No ex post facto

I just wanted to create a separate post to highlight the differences between the no ex post facto provisions of the Maryland Constitution and the United States Constitution The no ex post facto...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues February 8th, 2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 13,565
Posted By benton0311
I'm in for the 25th. Putting in my leave notice...

I'm in for the 25th. Putting in my leave notice at work now.
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