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  1. I could be mistaken but I've read this discussion before and changing a barrel on a RPR is not as simple as an AR15. It really requires a gunsmith because there are headspace issues you don't run into with most AR barrels.
  2. That's the second biggest reason that I don't like to go to the movie theater. The biggest is that there isn't a remote control with a pause button.
  3. The Bushnell 10x Mil-Dot is a nice little scope for the money. I have one on a Savage .22 that I practice with. Believe it or not, 10x is enough to shoot long range with. 1000yd is possible but it's a bit much. Using it mounted on a tripod to practice Mil-Dot target ranging. Use it as a poor mans spotting scope. Decorate the Christmas tree with it.
  4. A lot of rifle muzzle brakes look similar but don't all behave the same. $30 isn't much but that's close to the price of some brakes that are proven like the Miculek and the Nordic.
  5. Before using any add-on, it's worth trying out the built in tools. Cleanup has been improved as has the defrag tool. For a general purpose cleanup tool, consider CCleaner from Piriform
  6. Little known fact about Bananarama. "Their success on both pop and dance charts have earned the group a listing in The Guinness Book of World Records as the all-female group with the most chart entries in the world, a record which they still hold." - Wikipedia
  7. If you would stop trying to come up with dumb Dad jokes to post, you might be able to get to sleep.
  8. The secondary market has definitely taken notice. A number of accessories and upgrades are showing up.
  9. Since this post has just been reopened... I just ran across a lecture given by J Michael Straczynski at MIT. The main subject he chose to speak about was not being afraid to fail. One of things he pointed to was the Army where testing things to the failure point was common. You have to know how far something can be taken and you also need to know as many ways as possible that something can go wrong. Much of basic training is pushing the recruits to the point of failure then getting up and pushing them on. One object is to find out just where the failure point is the other is to get past that point. IOW, you don't know if you can do something until you try and try again.
  10. I didn't appreciate how much arc there is to a bullet path until I shot a long range class where they put out a whole bunch of steel torso targets at varying distances, some out where you could see, some partly concealed. One target was at about 600+yds and almost completely behind a berm with only the tip of the head showing. To hit this target, you had to aim into the berm and let the arc of the bullet carry it over the berm and into the target. It was freaky. We were shooting as teams, one shooter one spotter. I was spotting and my partner had been having problems with windage adjustments. We were using holds for windage and what was working for me was consistenly too little for him. On this target, he couldn't seem to get on target because we couldn't see where the bullet was hitting. Long story a bit shortened, he had a poor position and I noticed that he seemed to be canting his rifle. I suggested he straighten it a bit and his windage problem mostly went away. For someone shooting prone at fixed distance targets (like F-Class), the rifle level won't matter as much as consistency. For someone shooting PRS or targets at different distance, different height, etc, where positional consistency isn't possible, then having a scope/rifle that are on the same axis is probably more important. I've read enough of what Frank Galli has written to respect his opinion. That's why I wonder were he is coming from with this. I'm pretty sure that he is speaking about a very slight difference in cant here and for that he is probably right. If you are more often shooting from a stable prone position then you are best off being as comfortable as possible. Having to twist the rifle some in that position is probably more of a detriment than having the scope slightly off level. Complicated.
  11. This is rapidly evolving into a discussion but it might not be a bad idea to move the topic somewhere that it can be discussed. Call your CC company and ask them to send you a second card with a different number. Use one card for online shopping and the other for around town. That keeps charges separate and it's easier to scan for things you didn't charge. The whole idea is to compartmentalize your charges to allow you to spot fraud and cancel the card quickly. But you still have a card you can fall back on.
  12. Be aware that Microsoft is getting more agressive about upgrading Win7 computers. People have reported that after an automatic semi-monthly update they found their computers were in the process of upgrading to v10. I cannot confirm this from first hand experience but if you want to stay on 7 then it might be worth getting a look at this: http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html
  13. In the Magpul video, there is a point at which one shooter is hitting high (or low) to the side of the target. Todd tells him to watch his cant and that puts him back on target. I know that they are using a Horus reticle and holding for their corrections rather than dialing but I don't think it makes much difference. The reason I question the canted rifle / level scope issue is that the bullet path is not straight, it's an arc. When you adjust for distance you are pushing the reticle down which brings the barrel up which increases the arc. If you cant the rifle, you are actually pointing the barrel slightly to the side of the target. Closer in it won't matter but at 800-1000yd it can. In reality, the differences are proably minor. If you are shooting a 3G or PRS competition then having a completely level setup is far from being your biggest concern. If you are shooting 1000yd F-Class where the difference between an X and a 10 could win or lose the match, then everything matters. And Mike makes one very important point in his video, being in a comfortable shooting position is one of the most important things for consistency. You can always make a minor sight adjustment to correct but if you aren't comfortable with your position you are likely going to be shooting all over the place.
  14. This article flys in the face of what other established experts (like Todd Hartnett) demonstrate and teach. Certainly there are arguments for both, but if you are going against the traditional method, you have to understand what the difference is and the effects. Particularly when it comes to windage and the difference between dialing in adjustments and holding. And that's where it gets really complicated. He is talking about a very slight difference in cant between the rifle and the scope. He is also talking about shooting prone from a stable position at a fixed distance with corrections dialed in. I'm not enough of an expert to evaluate this, but I'm not willing to make a blanket statement that he is right and tradition is wrong.
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