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Airgun Optics and Accessories / Affordable rangefinder
« Last post by Disco2.0 on Today at 07:00:01 AM »
Wonder what you guys would recommend for a cheap rangefinder. Something I could pick up used for around $40?
Thx.
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The old adage is true! A coat of paint, covers up a multitude of sins!
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OFF TOPIC / Re: BC, AC and Beyond the Fortress
« Last post by rsterne on March 30, 2020, 09:11:04 PM »
I have little doubts about the morality, or lack thereof, of many countries on this globe.... I can't do anything about the conditions under which medical equipment, or as you point out, technology, is produced.... However, I am grateful that in this time of need supplies can be shared worldwide....  8)

Bob
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OFF TOPIC / Re: BC, AC and Beyond the Fortress
« Last post by Bullfrog on March 30, 2020, 06:33:39 PM »
I don't think its extremest to at least be suspicious of the Chinese government in all of this. Their government is really morally terrible. Really. That's not racist, that's just a fact given their sea of human rights violations they engage in unapologetically every day. They're the 1933 Germans of our times in a lot of ways. Their government is truly fascist by the textbook definition of the term. A sort of secular, patriotic, religion based on national identity where private enterprise exists but in lock step with the regime who has ownership interests in many private businesses. Where people considered undesirable are either executed outright or carted off to concentration camps by the millions for either slow death in slavery or "reeducation." Where they invade their neighbors and commit genocide against the native populations. They really suck, as a government. Not necessarily as a people. But their government is truly evil.

As such, their government is morally low enough to engineer such a thing. That doesn't mean they did, or if they did, that doesn't mean they released it on purpose. Its well known that researchers from the Wuhan bioweapon lab often sell their test subjects at the local meat market to make an extra buck.

Or some local just ate a wild bat...

What is very likely is that China has lied about their own death toll. Its highly suspicious that in a country as populous as China they only lost 3300 and Italy has lost 11k already and climbing. There's lots of evidence that China has covered up their real death toll, which would be a significant piece of misinformation relevant to reaction to the disease.

The reason we tolerate China's plethora of human rights abuses is because all of our governments and many of our major corporations and tech firms are economically in bed with them. We can look the other way as long as it lines our pockets.

I wouldn't be too proud of that Chinese medical cooperation Bob, that equipment was made with the blood of oppressed peoples and citizens from all over China. As was the iMac I'm typing from, and which I wouldn't be ready to give up on moral principles... because its a nice piece of tech and I like nice tech. So I'm right there with you. Just don't kid yourself about what the Chinese government is. If they don't care about their own people enough to be so cruel to them, they don't care about Canada either. They just care about the economic and military strategic advantage they get from being friendly with key nations.
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Break Barrel, Pumper and Springer Airguns / Mendoza RM 3000 transformed
« Last post by Septicdeath on March 30, 2020, 05:42:11 PM »
Recently I had purchased a Mendoza black scorpion rifle. the rifle stock is made of wood that is painted black I decided to strip off the black paint and underneath to my surprise it was not filled pallet wood but actually some nice wood I sanded all the paint off beveled and smooth the cut out for an aesthetic look I've always wanted the golden scorpion but have never been able to find one I believe this is the next best thing. the stock was finished with Tru oil and I will later wax it and polish it to a low gloss sheen.,
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Airgun Tanks, Compressors and Filling / Omega compressors
« Last post by Alan on March 30, 2020, 05:22:55 PM »
There is a grease pot of sorts on every Omega compressor made. It is mounted atop the compressor. The specs tell you what grease to use, and how often. The recommended "grease" is Renewable Lubricants, #0. It is a food-safe lubricant, but why that type of lube is used, is moot. Well guess what? NO ONE! sells the stuff on-line, except renewable Lubricants! So, I bought an 8 (liquid) ounce bottle. With shipping and tax, the total was almost $60!!

Once I got my supply, I tried to reload the cup which holds the lubricant, but the screw-in plunger wouldn't budge. Turns out, the lube can, and does, get hard, making it more like putty than a grease! Obviously, it took time to clean the parts, and put in new grease. After all was said and down, I called Tod Brown, the Omega repair guy who shares a place in the warehouse with the rest of the AoA crew. He says, #2 will work, and that number is readily available on line. And it is a bout a 10th of the price!

I now have a life-time supply of RL's #0 grease. I'll be happy to share a little of it to forum members, if needed. But instead of #0, look for #2 and save a bundle!
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OFF TOPIC / Re: BC, AC and Beyond the Fortress
« Last post by Alan on March 30, 2020, 05:04:02 PM »
Well, Kevin. Every female I ever met, looked darn good when the last call for alcohol was announced! I say that with tongue in cheek, as I was never in the bar scene. Roller rinks, grocery stores, bowling alleys, to be sure. But bars? Nada!!
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Break Barrel, Pumper and Springer Airguns / Re: Calling all pumpers!!!
« Last post by Alan on March 30, 2020, 05:00:27 PM »
I really like my Benji 397. She has a SuperSear, a TKO22 suppressor, a very slight mod to the valve, and a bit over 10 FPE with a 7.9 grain pellet with 9 pumps behind it. Yet, it is very quiet. In fact, all you hear is the hammer fall, and the plop as the pellet hits its prey. And all you need is a bit of arm strength, and a supply of pellets.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: BC, AC and Beyond the Fortress
« Last post by steveoh on March 30, 2020, 03:44:20 PM »
It's only a problem if you 'let' it be a problem. Here in NorCal us rednecks have learned to be accepting of our inner feminine side. Sort of metro-sexual country boys. It's okay to express yourself as who you ARE. We're ALL welcome and loved.

That being said, I've hit on (and unfortunately succeeded) hairier and rougher looking chicks than that back when I was drinking.

I'm sitting here giggling my fanny perpendicular off... hahahahahahah.
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OFF TOPIC / Re: BC, AC and Beyond the Fortress
« Last post by Steelhead on March 30, 2020, 03:40:04 PM »
It's only a problem if you 'let' it be a problem. Here in NorCal us rednecks have learned to be accepting of our inner feminine side. Sort of metro-sexual country boys. It's okay to express yourself as who you ARE. We're ALL welcome and loved.

That being said, I've hit on (and unfortunately succeeded) hairier and rougher looking chicks than that back when I was drinking. 

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