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  1. Things You Learn if You Live Long Enough! Being a little older, I am very fortunate to have someone call and check on me every day. He is from India and is very concerned about my car warranty. I choked on a carrot this morning, and all I could think of was, "I'll bet a doughnut wouldn't have done this to me." Nothing spoils a good story more than the arrival of an eye witness. (Mark Twain) I finally realize why I look so bad in pictures. It's my face. It only takes one slow-walking person in the grocery store to destroy the illusion that I'm a nice person. Sorry that I'm late. I got here as soon as I wanted to! It turns out that when asked who your favorite child is, you're supposed to pick out one of your own. I know that now. It's fine to eat a test grape in the produce section, but you take one bite of rotisserie chicken and it's all, "Sir, you need to leave!" One thing no one ever talks about, when it comes to being an older adult, is how much time we devote to keeping a cardboard box because it is, you know, a really good box. I can't believe I forgot to go to the gym today. That's seven years in a row, now. If you drop something when you were younger , you just picked it up. When you're older and you drop something, you stare at it for just a bit contemplating if you actually need it anymore. I like to make lists. I also like to leave them laying on the kitchen counter, and then guess what's on the list when I am at the store. A giraffe's coffee would be cold by the time it reached the bottom of its throat. Ever think about that? No, you only think about yourself. My kids say they want a cat for Christmas. Normally I serve turkey, but, hey, if it will make them happy. Ask your doctor if a drug with 32 pages of side-effects is bad for you. I relabeled all of the jars in my wife's spice rack. I'm not in trouble yet, but the thyme is cumin. I just read a book about marriage that says treat your wife like you treated her on your first date. So tonight after dinner I'm dropping her off at her parent's house. The best way to get back on your feet is to miss two car payments. I love bacon. Sometimes I eat it twice a day. It takes my mind off the terrible chest pains I keep getting. As I watch this generation try to rewrite history, one thing I am sure of is that it will be misspelled and have no punctuation. Driver: "What am I supposed to do with this speeding ticket?" Officer, "Keep it. When you collect four of them, you get a bicycle. I asked a supermarket employee where they kept the canned peaches. He said, "I'll see," & walked away. I asked another & he also said, "I'll see," & walked away. In the end, I gave up & found them myself, in Aisle C. I told my physical therapist that I broke my arm in two (2) places. He told me to stop going to those places. I put our scale in the bathroom corner & that's where the little liar will stay until it apologizes. When I was a kid, I used to watch the ‘Wizard of Oz’ & wonder how someone could talk if they didn't have a brain. Then I got Facebook. (or Instagram or X) Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror & think, "That can't be accurate!" I want to be 14 again & ruin my life differently. I have new ideas. Apparently RSVP'ing to a wedding invitation with "Maybe next time" isn't the correct response. A guy walks into a lumberyard & asks for some 2x4s. The clerk asks, "How long do you need them?" The guy answers, "A long time. We're gonna build a house." I just burned 1,200 calories. I forgot the pizza in the oven. Who knew that the hardest thing of being an adult is figuring out what to fix for dinner and doing it every single night for the rest of your life until you die? I hate it when people act all intellectual and talk about Mozart, when they've never even seen one of his paintings. Never trust an electrician with no eyebrows. So my neighbor knocked on my front door at 3 am. 3AM!!! Luckily I was already up playing the bagpipes. Instead of cleaning my house, I just watch an episode of "The Hoarders," and think, "Wow! My house looks great
  2. Hunters pose at a tented camp in the Adirondacks with 2 bucks, uniquely tied to vertical poles
  3. Are you concerned about the high velocity when you shoot a deer at say 50 yards? Sounds like the SST may either shoot right through without much effect, or rapidly mushroom doing a lot of meat damage. I've never liked the results of bullets traveling more than 2700 fps when hitting a deer. Are any of your shots 100 yards or less?
  4. The system is facing “massive wait times.” One has to wonder if gun control advocates view this as a positive part of the law. The system is also producing false positives.
  5. New York’s Background Check System for Ammo Sales Facing Constant Delays and False Positives Sep 20, 2023 The system is facing “massive wait times.” One has to wonder if gun control advocates view this as a positive part of the law. In New York, background checks are now required to buy ammunition, and background check requests will go through the state police instead of the FBI, possibly adding a delay in purchases. Fees are also being implemented to pay for the background checks– $9 on firearm purchases and $2.50 for ammo. Vann says the rollout of the rules this week resulted in massive wait times. “It took eight hours between a computer tech and me to play with their website to get their website working,” she said. . . . Alek LaShomb, “New gun law targeting ammo stirs controversy in New York’s North Country,” Burlington-Plattsburgh WCAX-TV, September 19, 2023. The system is also producing false positives. “The system isn’t working — they’re making mistakes,” said Tom King, executive director of the state Rifle and Pistol Association. King said he was denied over the weekend when he filed an application for a background check to purchase .410 shotgun shells in Rensselaer County. A person has 30 days to appeal if State Police deny the attempted sale, and police have 30 days to respond and explain the reason for the denial. Additional appeals are filed with the state attorney general’s office. . . .
  6. New York hunter and his dogs circa 1880
  7. Use of this product may result in firearm damage and/or personal injury. Remington Ammunition has determined that certain boxes of lot codes: N16OCA373, N17OAA373, or N22OCA373 300 Win Mag 180 grain Core-Lokt Tipped – RT300WC, may contain shells with an incorrect propellant. No other 300 Win Mag Core-Lokt Tipped lot codes are affected by this notice. Description: Remington Core-Lokt Tipped – 300 Win Mag 180 grain ammunition Index Number: RT300WC Part #: 29038 Lot Codes: N16OCA373, N17OAA373, N22OCA373 The product lot codes can be found on the inside flap of the individual box or along the outside of a product case. No other codes are affected by this issue. If you possess ammunition from this lot code, immediately discontinue use of this ammunition and contact Remington at 1-800-243-9700. Remington Ammunition Consumer Service Department will arrange for the return shipment of your ammunition and upon receipt will send you replacement ammunition at no cost to you. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Please Read: Official Remington Ammo Safety Notice | NRA Family
  8. Looks good. What do you estimate the cost of the least expensive load you made up to be?
  9. Biden's Gun Control Law Will Radically Change U.S. Gun Ownership President Joe Biden keeps telling Americans that the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA), the gun control bill he signed last year, is the most significant gun control legislative accomplishment in nearly 30 years. He is right, but it will do nothing to improve safety. The innocuous-sounding BSCA will radically change gun ownership. Americans are only now learning that the act prohibits federal funding for "training in the use of a dangerous weapon." In July, the Biden Department of Education announced it would end funding to schools with riflery or archery teams or hunter safety classes. Federal funding for public schools is substantial and hard to ignore, typically accounting for about eight percent of education spending. This prohibition effectively spells the end of classes or sports pertaining to shooting or archery in public schools. It is an attempt to end the American culture of legal gun ownership. Federal law explicitly prohibits the creation of a federal firearm registry, but through a proposed 108-page set of regulations published at the end of August by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATF), the Biden administration is trying to use the BSCA to implement universal background checks on all gun purchases and to track virtually everyone who obtains a gun. By the beginning of last year, the BATF had created a digital database containing almost a billion firearm transactions. To fill in the blanks, Biden and others, including Democratic New York Governor Kathy Hochul, are pressuring credit card companies to track firearm purchases. As U.S. Representative Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and one of us (Congressman Massie) discovered in our Judiciary Committee investigations, Bank of America has already given customers' gun purchase data to the FBI without a warrant or probable cause. Biden is attempting to implement universal background checks through the BSCA's tiny, seemingly trivial change in the language of existing law. Previously, the federal government classified people as "gun dealers"—requiring them to get a license—if they sold guns "with the principal objective of livelihood and profit." Now the language reads: "predominantly earn a profit." The Biden administration considers you a gun dealer if you sell a friend a gun once and then discuss the sale of a second gun to them. Or if you sell one gun and keep any record of what you bought and sold it for. Or if you rent a space at a gun show, even if you aren't selling guns (and anyone who has been to a gun show knows most tables at shows don't sell guns). The list goes on, and the new regulations will cover virtually all gun sales and force all purchasers to go through a background check and let the administration complete its national gun registry. At the same time that Biden is redefining everyone as a firearms dealer, his zero-tolerance policy for paperwork typos is putting thousands of dealers out of business. For example, Tom Harris of the Sporting Arms Co. in Lewisville, Texas, a disabled father of five, made a couple of small paperwork mistakes 15 and 16 years ago. The BATF under President Barack Obama cleared Harris, who has made no mistakes since then. But now the Biden administration is reopening closed cases like his, and Harris has had to create a crowdfunding page to try to cover his legal costs. When Biden announced his zero-tolerance policy, he sold it this way: "If you willfully sell a gun to someone who is prohibited from possessing it, if you willfully fail to run a background check, if you willfully falsify a record, if you willfully fail to cooperate with the tracing requests or inspections, my message to you is this: We'll find you, and we will seek your license to sell guns." Harris and others are not making willful errors, but the government is coming for their licenses anyway. The Biden administration sells the need for universal background checks and a gun registry as crucial to solving crime. The new BATF rules mention tracing guns used in crimes several times. In theory, if a criminal leaves a gun at a crime scene, police would be able to trace the gun back to him. But outside of television crime shows, that isn't how things work. Registration is useful for one purpose: confiscating guns. Australia, Canada, and the U.K. aren't the only places where registration is used to ban and confiscate guns. California, Chicago, and Washington, D.C. also used registration to know who legally owned certain types of guns before banning them, and Biden continues to call for a ban on all semi-automatic guns. Gun control advocates erroneously claim that background checks have stopped 4 million dangerous or prohibited people from buying guns. About 99 percent of denials are false positives, and errors overwhelmingly discriminate against law-abiding black and Hispanic men. One of us (Congressman Massie) has twice over the last two years extracted promises from FBI director Christopher Wray to provide detailed breakdowns on the background check system's errors, but Wray never provided the data. The BATF has been having a rough time recently in the courts with its attempts to redefine terms already well-defined in the law. But the BSCA gets around that obstacle and opens the door to new regulations that will cost lives. Banning high school shooting teams and creating a comprehensive national gun registry makes the long game for gun control advocates clear—they are working to eliminate legal gun ownership in America. (John R. Lott is the president of Crime Prevention Research Center. Thomas Massie represents Kentucky's 4th Congressional District and is the co-chair of the Second Amendment Caucus.)
  10. The field of view offered in a low power scope is one of its main advantages, especially on a moving game animal..
  11. Concern is growing surrounding the ATF's effort to redefine the term "gun dealer." The ATF has taken the phrase "to predominately earn a profit" for a gun dealer and is seeking to expand it to include anyone who would sell a firearm. This would include gun collectors, as the new rule narrows what is meant by "personal collection" to "personal firearms that a person accumulates for study, comparison, exhibition, or for a hobby." Conspicuously absent is "self-defense." To make matters worse, the new rule adds to "personal collection" the following condition: "shall not include any firearm purchased for the purpose of resale or made with the predominant intent to earn a profit." But one of the primary motivations behind building a collection of anything is often turning a profit. What the ATF is attempting to do is declare that anyone engaged in the buying and selling of a firearm is a "gun dealer" and therefore will need to be licensed as such. This is yet another attempt by the Biden administration to infringe on Americans' Second Amendment rights.
  12. I'm still using aluminum arrows in my recurve and my compound. I had a hundred of them at one time and still have a dozen left, so I have not changed yet. I may continue to use them when I buy new ones if I can find the same type in stock somewhere.
  13. I just have a rope pulley in my shed that I've used for years. I find it allows me to hoist a deer by myself easy enough, though it does have a lot of rope to wrap up when I use it. I just hang my deer for a while then take it to the butcher close by. He de-bones all the cuts and vacuum wraps everything real good in clear plastic so it doesn't get freezer burn even if it's in the freezer for a year. For $100, I have too many other things I'd rather do during the hunting season then spend time butchering deer anymore. I used to take me at least 6 hours to do it all myself and I don't have the vacuum sealer and plastic bags, so I just let him do it while I continue to hunt or relax.
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