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Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Today, 09:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pinecone
In the past, there were several competent kings...

In the past, there were several competent kings at under 16.

But then again, most people died before 35.
Forum: The Depot Today, 09:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pinecone
Actually they went up to 100 Trillion. I...

Actually they went up to 100 Trillion.

I need to pick some up next time I am in that part of the world.

But their inflation rate was 10^23 % per year.

They switched to the US Dollar as their...
Forum: The Depot Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pinecone
Turkey changed from the Turkish Lira to the New...

Turkey changed from the Turkish Lira to the New Turkish Lira in 2005.

1,000,000 old Lira became 1 New Lira.

So we have a New Dollar. Where $100 old dollars = 1 new dollar. $100,000 salary...
Forum: The Depot Today, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pinecone
Per year. So 13 years later, a Xerox tech made...

Per year. So 13 years later, a Xerox tech made more than a O-6.
Forum: Cyber / Tech Security Yesterday, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 390
Posted By Pinecone
Rebels in SA are carrying cell phone jammers when...

Rebels in SA are carrying cell phone jammers when attacking farm communities.

But, IMO, security systems are really only to convince the bad guys to pick another place. Not to actually react to a...
Forum: The Depot Yesterday, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pinecone
So $200 in 1934 (start of NFA tax) is $3946...

So $200 in 1934 (start of NFA tax) is $3946 today. :eek:
Forum: The Depot Yesterday, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pinecone
In 1964, a O-6 made $779 (over 14 years service)...

In 1964, a O-6 made $779 (over 14 years service) per month. $9348 per year. In 1977, I made $10,600 as a Xerox service tech. An O-6 today makes $10,181 per month, or $122,172.

And E-5 with over...
Forum: Central Maryland Yesterday, 05:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,207
Posted By Pinecone
When I flew it, target practice ammo was $21 per...

When I flew it, target practice ammo was $21 per round.

We would shoot 100 or 200 rounds each time we went to the range.

AND GET PAID TO DO SO. :D
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues Yesterday, 05:10 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,419
Posted By Pinecone
But how do you determine that the person was...

But how do you determine that the person was responsibly enough to understand what it means to sign that paper?

Would a 5 year old understand???
Forum: Reloading Yesterday, 05:06 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 31,697
Posted By Pinecone
Or maybe they raised the prices so that people...

Or maybe they raised the prices so that people would not buy to hoard. Just those that really needed it would buy it.
Forum: Handguns July 20th, 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,876
Posted By Pinecone
Hmm, is converting a 12 round legally owned mag...

Hmm, is converting a 12 round legally owned mag to 14 rounds considered manufacturing an over 10 round mag??

You REALLY need a Maglula for P365 mags.

As for running and running, it is been a...
Forum: Optics July 20th, 2021, 05:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,388
Posted By Pinecone
Same here. Standardized on MRAD.

Same here. Standardized on MRAD.
Forum: Handguns July 20th, 2021, 05:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,876
Posted By Pinecone
Ex got a Kahr in .40 while we were still married....

Ex got a Kahr in .40 while we were still married.

Instructions said to shoot 200 rounds for break in before trusting it.

We took it to the range, and between the two of us, barely got 100...
Forum: Central Maryland July 20th, 2021, 05:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,993
Posted By Pinecone
Optimism is always good. :)

Optimism is always good. :)
Forum: Central Maryland July 20th, 2021, 05:13 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,066
Posted By Pinecone
Nope. Closest one is Atlantic City. ...

Nope.

Closest one is Atlantic City.

https://www.rainforestcafe.com/store-locator/
Forum: Reloading July 20th, 2021, 05:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pinecone
Part of it is a confidence thing. That you can...

Part of it is a confidence thing. That you can recover your equipment in the water.

Buddy breathing was required because, when I got certified a long time ago, there were no octopus rigs. ...
Forum: Giveaways July 20th, 2021, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Pinecone
Or let me know, I will also pick up

Or let me know, I will also pick up
Forum: NFA/Class 3/Title II July 19th, 2021, 03:55 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 6,491
Posted By Pinecone
Yeap, there are those that are in a different...

Yeap, there are those that are in a different income class from the majority of us.

I met a guy racing sports cars. He had been running basically a Trans Am car. He was spending $50,000 per year...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 19th, 2021, 02:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,357
Posted By Pinecone
Because if it is a banned rifle, purchased after...

Because if it is a banned rifle, purchased after Sept 30, 2013, it cannot be legally brought into the state.

Even to just go to the range.
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 19th, 2021, 02:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,357
Posted By Pinecone
How so? It is a Bushmaster, so banned by...

How so?

It is a Bushmaster, so banned by name.
Forum: The Depot July 19th, 2021, 02:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,872
Posted By Pinecone
Also, all those new gun owners have stopped...

Also, all those new gun owners have stopped buying and most have stuck the new gun away and gone back to their normal lives.
Forum: The Depot July 19th, 2021, 02:49 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,872
Posted By Pinecone
Considering the CPI is up almost 6%. The largest...

Considering the CPI is up almost 6%. The largest spike since August 2008.

Hmm, any similarities between the summer of 2008 and the summer of 2021?????
Forum: The Depot July 19th, 2021, 02:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,316
Posted By Pinecone
Yeah, people forget inflation.

Yeah, people forget inflation.
Forum: Reloading July 19th, 2021, 02:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pinecone
Heck, they don't even do full stall training. ...

Heck, they don't even do full stall training. Just approach to stall.

At least that is the requirements. I did always had my students do full stalls. And offered spin training.
Forum: Reloading July 19th, 2021, 02:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 978
Posted By Pinecone
Cool, you have the new containers with the spout....

Cool, you have the new containers with the spout.

I might still have some around without the spout. Which were not fun to pout the powder out of. :D
Forum: Giveaways July 19th, 2021, 02:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By Pinecone
Bummer, I am traveling, so missed this.

Bummer, I am traveling, so missed this.
Forum: Reloading July 8th, 2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pinecone
Yeap, I did mine cert off Hawaii. NO pool work. ...

Yeap, I did mine cert off Hawaii. NO pool work. My don from the equipment tossed in, was 15 feet of water off of Koko Head.

But both of these things are no longer taught.

Ex and I did a two...
Forum: Reloading July 7th, 2021, 06:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pinecone
And you probably learned to put on the weight...

And you probably learned to put on the weight belt last, so it will be on top of other things and able to drop free.

It seems they don't teach it that way any longer.
Forum: Giveaways July 7th, 2021, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 175
Posted By Pinecone
2nd place. :)

2nd place. :)
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 4th, 2021, 07:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,321
Posted By Pinecone
You got the requirements of FOPA mixed in.

You got the requirements of FOPA mixed in.
Forum: Optics July 2nd, 2021, 11:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,905
Posted By Pinecone
This is why I am not a fan of BDC. Give me...

This is why I am not a fan of BDC.

Give me mil marks and/or easily dialble turrets.
Forum: Handguns July 2nd, 2021, 11:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,642
Posted By Pinecone
I just saw part of a YouTube video about this...

I just saw part of a YouTube video about this (forget to save a link), but the guy was talking about the metallurgy and creep. It seems, for creep to be at all significant, the storage temperature...
Forum: Maryland 2A Issues July 2nd, 2021, 11:00 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,376
Posted By Pinecone
No, it will just be that both states will claim...

No, it will just be that both states will claim he owes them taxes. :D
Forum: Reloading July 2nd, 2021, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,565
Posted By Pinecone
You can start by checking the density. ...

You can start by checking the density.

Submerge in water and see how the volume goes up. And weigh them.

Mostly they are pure lead, as most things you would alloy with them would make them...
Forum: Reloading June 29th, 2021, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Pinecone
After you shoot it a couple of times. Starts...

After you shoot it a couple of times.

Starts tight, gets loose quickly.

Like Teratos' patients. :D
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