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    WANTED : a .410 semi auto .

    Same reason a .380 cost more than a 9mm
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    Who makes a low-priced AR that will last?

    I bought a Smith & Wesson from Academy sports. $699-$999. Local gun shop has same gun with all MagPul accessories for $1,100. I have used S&W, Bushmaster, & Colt. The Colt was brand new and did not want to cycle Wolf ammo. The others did fine. I have also seen some good deals on used guns as the market seems to be a little saturated now that the "craze" has leveled off a bit on gun purchases. I would buy a used one if you plan to customize the gun or buy a new one if you are going to leave it as is.
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    Handguns: Revolvers or Semi-automatics

    I would add some statistics on making you choice on a pistol vs revolver. A Glock with 17 is just a likely to jam as a 1911 with 7. 17 in a Glock is worth the risk. 7 in a 1911 is not and just get a revolver with 6.
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    Finally Seeing Some Sanity

    Guns are now back on the shelf here but never really went up on prices too much since most folks already owned at least three. Only the Glock, Sig, and other 15 plus capacity guns were out of stock. All the 1911's and revolvers you could want. There is not enough ammo production to ever keep up with demand like last year. It will continue to happen when events create political rumblings about gun control.
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    Ceracoat Questions

    I am thinking about having a ceracoat put on my AR. I have done some research and it seems when done properly that it is one of the most long lasting and rust preventative ways to treat a rifle. I plan on having the metal only done to save money (stock, grip, fore grip all easily interchangeable to match tan or dark earth color pattern). This is step two now that I have 99% of the firearms I will ever really need and I look to use ceracoat, dipped patters, or duracoat on most of them to insure that they do not rust and that I can use them around my farm, keep in vehicle etc.... and not worry constantly about rust. Any thoughts before I take the plunge and spend some money. About 200 bucks to ceracoat the metal only. Thanks, BamaMan.
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    Ceracoat Questions

    Thanks Snake. Good advice. Given the cost of having the proper equipment I am planning on having my deer rifle, AR, and possible a compact Sig 9mm ceracoated by a professional b/c I would need some real equipment to do it myself. I have looked up and researched DuraCoat and how you can apply with air compressor. Might try that on some synthetic shotguns that are not as valuable or have near the number of parts to work around. 10-22 would be another good one for Duracoat.
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    looking for ammunition

    ^^^ Should say 100 retailers per state. Sorry.
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    looking for ammunition

    Posted this earlier but hope it puts the shortage in general terms. If US made 50,000,000 rounds a week. If every state got 1,000,000 a week. If you only had 100 retailers. That equals 20 500 round bricks per retailer. We certainly have more than 100 retailers per state and they all want more than 20 bricks. I agree with the government messing things up argument but we are not producing enough ammo to even meet the consumer demand much less the government orders.
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    hunting guns

    New hunters would be well served with a Thompson Pro Hunter. It comes with a .50 cal muzzle loader but you can buy a barrel for anything from .223 to .300 mag. Use this gun as an all purpose and to get several barrels and find you caliber. Then go spend some change on a bolt action.
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    hunting guns

    but for hunting, dead is dead.
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    A Brick of 22lr ammo. What does it cost these days.

    Read a good stat on 22 ammo: Assume the make 50 million rounds a week. Every state gets 1 million rounds per week. That's 2,000 500 round boxes per state. 100 retailers per State at 20 boxes per retailer. Are there more than 100 retailers in your state selling more than 20 boxes? Yes. Are we producing 50 million rounds a week. No.
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    As I sit and ponder I can only wonder

    I agree with your thoughts but man that is painful to read.
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    New Property

    we turned some bad fields into larger ones and added some new fields too. nothing huge. about 100 acres total land. maybe 10 acres in fields. if you can build them "anywhere" on your property and dont minds losing some hardwoods - find an area where the timber value will pick up the cost of stump removal and smoothing out the food plot. or you can leave pine stumps in the ground and about three years later they are gone. just remember where they are and do not hit with bush hog. for trails we used the same crew and sent them around the property, some old fire lanes and other trails. just used the skidder or front end loader to clear a trail. its not a straight line trail but works fine for us.
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    Crisis in Europe

    True, Germany got the bulk of the blame b/c of Holocaust. Japan maybe did worse acts but we a-bombed'em and people felt sorry and rebuilt it for them. This is also why Japan sells so many goods in the US and not Asia. In Asia they still remember.....Try and find a Honda in South Korea or any of the islands south that they conquered in their campaign. Its why Hyundai is so big over there and Japan had to go to US with their goods to find a buyer.
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    Crisis in Europe

    Thats because they lost. Western Europe won (via USA) and let the bill go on interest only.....
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    Attack in Boston

    This thing looks more like an Eric Rudolph (Atlanta Olympics) redneck terrorist then a muslim terrorist. I would be guessing the upcoming gun bill, taxes, healthcare, etc....
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    Have you heard the one about the...

    Obama did an FDIC tax on commercial deposits around 2009'ish. Difference was it was smaller than Cyprus and many Bank's hid the cost from small businesses owners by paying the charge and lowering rates on CD and savings accounts. Big corporations saw the tax and most had to pay. Not saying was good or bad but our anointed one had already been stealing and the real cost is paid by less interest earned on consumer savings.
  18. so DUI offenders lose their truck since more people die from alcohol?
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    We are just trying to help

    older, car accident, diabetic, etc...who did not exceed the threshold of physical just pay the going rate. It only allows you to save money, not get charged more.
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    We are just trying to help

    I have read of employers going to self funded health insurance and offering discounts for those who pass a yearly-semi annual physical, non smoking, body fat, etc.... Hell I would do that!
  21. i have been looking for a good hatchet. got the SOG tomahawk on my amazon wish list. i have a few sog items and they are good but these above appear to be great. i have a personal murphy's law that state "if you buy a knife for over 100 bucks you will lose it". i really like that multi cam and might copy their design by having a SOG or Gerber dipped in multi cam
  22. Payroll Tax. Non refundable and off the top. Stealing. FDIC Insurance on Commercial Bank Deposits. Stealing. The second is being "absorbed" or "hidden" by the Banks paying it for the corporations. But then they have lowered deposits rates to offset the cost SO YOU PAY...
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    Crisis in Europe

    Should say will happen in 10 years and you begin to feel it in 2016.
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    Crisis in Europe

    Not to put on my aluminum foil hat, but....... I do not think they are clueless. I think your current White House wants to socialize the Banking System, Retirement Systems, Health Care, etc.... Sounds crazy but that is how all major regime changes happen. Take control of commerce, healthcare, and make everyone dependent on your monthly check. Europe is basically there b/c socialization is the only quick cure and a leader will emerge will promise to right the wrongs of the masses by utilizing the Public Treasury for the good of "us all". Probably the best thing that came of the cold war was our massive "discretionary spending on a missle defense program" and not following Europe's path of socialized public programs b/c they cannot cut the fat of those pork programs without inciting riots. Once we have O'lazy Care in place all these other cards will fall into place over a period of time. Just like Europe but quicker b/c we are so much larger a nation and our existing debt from MTG meltdown is very large. 10 years and you start to feel it in 2016. Will be a nasty election. Worse than 2012.
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    Crisis in Europe

    as long as you dont have a volleyball named wilson.