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    Beyond it All
  • Birthday 06/27/1957

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    Eastmoriches, NY
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    Shooting.... woodworking...photography....Golden Retrievers
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    John Klein
  1. Short funny jokes

    I was driving home and day dreaming and didn't realize that traffic had stopped. I looked up but couldn't stop in time and hit the car in front of me. I pulled over behind the car I'd hit and got out and was looking at the damage to the very nice cadillac I'd hit and wondering how I'd pay for the damage when the driver of the caddy walked up. He was a dwarf. He says very loud and angrily " I'm NOT happy!" SO I said "Well then...which one are you?" And that officer is how the fight started.
  2. A very knowledgable sniper once told me "If you take a $3,000 rifle and put a $500 scope on it you know what you now have? A $500 rifle." Good glass costs big bucks. Around 2 grand is where you should begin your quest. If thats the top of your budget then I'd suggest Nightforce. I have a Nightforce NXS 3.5-15 50mm with illuminated reticle (Mil Dot) Good piece of glass that (at the time) cost me around $1200 Ive won some stuff with it so its a good rifle/glass combo. If you can part with more $ then possibly a Schmidt and Bender scope. Their glass is hard to beat. Get Badger base and rings. They mill everything together in sets so theres no issues with having to lap the rings. As long as your gunsmith mounts things correctly you'll have no problems with them. Good luck with whatever you decide to put on your rifle.
  3. Preparation routine before Stand By

    Great stuff. I find (for myself) my preparation routine is based on things I have messed up in prior matches to make sure I never do that again. I think Hitman said something about checking all his mags on his belt to ensure they were fully loaded. Been there done that. Whatever routine you adopt IMHO the best thing is to NOT DEVIATE from it unless theres a good reason to. Usually nerves are acting up a little especially for those of us who don;t get to hit the range as much as we'd like to so a solid routine is a big help. Nothing worse than having your belt with 2 of your mags being semi loaded AFTER you've started the stage.
  4. Copper Solvent

    I clean if I'm not going to shoot again within the next week to ten days and I've fired less than 150 rounds to that point. To then clean I use Hoppes #9 soaked into a couple patches one after the other. I then leave the rifle alone for the next half hour or more. Then patch again (dry) to check for cleanliness level. If necessary I repeat trying to not use brushes unless REALLY dirty. Once powder fouling is out I spray Gun Scrubber down the barrel. Let it dry. Then I use Sweets to get out the copper fouling. Only leave sweets in the barrel for maybe 10 minutes or so. Then patch it out checking for blue color. I may use more if still detecting blue coming out. Once its out I again spray gun scrubber down the barrel. The rifle gets put away "Cold, Clean, and Dry" which is the only true repeatable condition for cold bore shots.
  5. Shooting Clay Pigeons

    Had a Versamax come into the local shop....and go out the same day. Guy came in and without even asking just took one look at it and it was SOLD. They're ordering more but were told it might take a little while to get because they're so popular now. Floor has been stained and 2 coats of polyurethane is on and cured. Waiting on cabinet delivery on Tuesday. Install begins after Christmas. Then its new gun shopping for me!
  6. Remington 788 makeover

    For a deer rifle? Throw a 3X-10X Leopold with Badger rings and mount on it and use it as is. Little more? Get it bedded by a good competent gunsmith. Little more? Possibly consider a custom barrel by Hart, Mike Rock, Krieger, etc...If you ask a dozen guys what barrel to use you'll likely get a dozen answers but you can't go wrong with one of those. Little more? Scope? A week ago I'd of said Nightforce NXS model 3.5X-15X if you want to just go a little crazy. Seriously crazy? A week ago I'd of said US Optics or Schmidt and Bender. But two days ago I find out that Steiner is coming out with a new one for long range 5X-25X 56mm objective. Model is T5xi Big honking piece of glass but its going (IMHO) to take the scope market by storm. Price point is right around $2200-$2300 MSRP. I know it sounds like a lot of $ but consider that the market share they're competing against is Schmidt and Bender and US Optics whose comparable models is around $3500-$4000msrp Has a lifetime warranty that IS transferable. The glass is made in Germany. Everything else is done at a factory in the US (I believe its in Colorado). I'm liking what I'm hearing about this scope so far. My local shop has 3 on order and it hasn't even been officially unveiled at SHOT yet.
  7. Powder is not really "in your cart"

    Wife spent HOURS shopping the other day with a major retailer online and had a metric crap ton of stuff in her virtual cart. She hits "Check Out" and the screen changes and tells her theres nothing in her shopping cart. You could've heard her rant two states over and she'll be saying a LOT of Hail Marys and Our Fathers for some of those words.
  8. Reading "Deshi"

    Stephen Hunter is the man! ....but he did not write Flight of The Intruder. You're thinking of Steven Coonts....who is another great writer with his Jake Grafton character books. As for Hunter...The Bob Lee Swagger character is a great one. Start with "Point Of Impact" and go on from there.
  9. Reading "Deshi"

    No sweat jroback. I am the avid reader in my family and on a rainy day theres nothing better than a warm fire, a quiet room, and a good book.
  10. Reading "Deshi"

    Now reading "Deshi" by John Donohue (Conner Burke Martial Arts series) I think most of the guys and gals here would enjoy them not just for their entertainment value but for the concepts in them that relate to shooting. I'm on the second book in the series and really enjoying them so far.
  11. Brian Enos site BLOCKED !

    Sarge, Not to "knock" Wounded Warrior but when you research charities about the amount of $ that actually goes towards the main focus of the charity and how much goes to "administrative fees" (Secretaries , clerks, administrative personnel, etc..) W.W.P. has one of the HIGHEST admin costs. I forget the exact figure but if my memory serves me correctly it was something like .85 cents of every dollar goes to admin fees. I'm sure they have done some good work but its not a "true" charity in that there are people running it that get their primary income from working for W.W.P. I know guys involved in the American Snipers Org and they have a total 100% volunteer organization. There are NO administrative fees and 100% of the $ donated goes towards helping the guys directly involved in the GWOT. IMHO theres no comparison. The CEO is paid over $311,000 a year. How you can call it a "charity" when you're making a six figure salary from being one of the admins of it is beyond me.
  12. Shooting Clay Pigeons

    Definitely looking at that option HARD Flash. The kitchen is moving along slowly. The flooring guys are great. Install is now done and they're going to be starting to sand on Monday. The cabinet guy kind of screwed us. Supposedly the order was already in with a tentative date of delivery of Dec 7-10. We find out the guy had a death in his family and I guess with everything going on never ordered them. Now we're looking at a tentative date of delivery of Dec 20. No way it will be done for Christmas. Sink has to get installed, counter guys have to come measure and do their magic....looks like Johnny will be shopping for the versamax in the POST Christmas sale time.
  13. So, you say you like McDonalds Chicken Nuggets?

    I wonder what the next person on line said when they pulled up to the now broken window.....
  14. Amateur LEOs

    I hate that when I arrive at a gathering or party I get introduced to people I don't know as "This is John The Cop" or "This is John...he's a cop." No one else gets introduced by their profession. I hate the people who would have great resentment towards me if I tried to tell them how they should do their job whether it be brain surgeon or plumber but they have absolutely no problem coming up to me at a party or gathering and telling me how to do the cop job. I hate that they judge every situation on the idiot box without complete information. and I'm really effing tired of listening to the stories about the mean cop who pulled them over. I have a hard enough time running my life and being responsible for the crap I actually do. I'm totally not interested in trying to run another cop's life and second guess him/her. I Really hate the ass swipe who came up to me...all 5 feet tall and bad ass and felt it necessary to inform me and anyone else within hearing that I was "not a professional" because I didn't have to get a college degree to get the cop job so how did I justify my salary. Sick and fargin tired of the talking heads judging my profession with a sliver of information...and if that ass wipe Geraldo makes one more comment about how the cops should draw tasers during a struggle for a firearm....... I need a vacation.
  15. Alternative uses? Can it be used as a sex aid? Inquiring minds want to know. Just looking to increase your market share.