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Cooking & Recipes / Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
« Last post by jumbofrank on November 14, 2018, 11:18:14 pm »
I had Pork Schnitzel St. Julian at Zehnder's of Frankenmuth. I just checked their online menu and didn't see it on there. It was cooked with mushrooms and onions and locally made St. Julian Cream Sherry. It was salty but otherwise very good. Instead of potatoes I had spätzle with it as I've done in the past. I was kind of surprised my platter had 2 hunks of meat big enough for the ends to overlap, but I was hungry and ate it all. I thought about getting the braised 1 pound pork shank, but didn't know if it would be tough or mostly bones. Maybe next time.

Zehnder's celebrated their 100th anniversary the year before the Pistons played their first game in Detroit. It was also the year before the 4.995 mile long "bridge that couldn't be built" was finished, linking Michigan's upper and lower peninsulas. BTW it's still the longest suspension bridge with two towers between anchorages in the Western Hemisphere. That was before I was conceived and I've been here awhile, so 100 years before that was quite a long time ago.
Down Range Cafe / Re: Shooting instructor / class finder
« Last post by les snyder on November 14, 2018, 07:51:58 pm »
if you ever vacation to Florida (Disney, Sea World etc) you are pretty close to Universal Shooting Academy at Frostproof... Shannon Smith and Frank Garcia do a good job...facilities include a 600m rifle range
Handguns / Re: The Ruger Charger...will this work?
« Last post by les snyder on November 14, 2018, 07:47:54 pm »
I think I've fixed the extraction problem with the Charger (when using the 25 round magazines)... I changed a couple of things, so not sure of which produced the actual fix, but most likely the addition of an extra power extractor spring, though I did trim the inside of the extractor so it would get a better bite on the case, and cleaned up the bottom edge so it better fit the cylindrical shape of the casing

secondly changed the angle of the ejector on the magazine slightly more open, and added a bearing (from empty 22 case per YouTube vid) to tighten up the follower to the actual follower spring mechanism...

shooting with fist (wrist) to chin gives amazingly quick shots with the Vortex Spitfire
Down Range Cafe / Shooting instructor / class finder
« Last post by RTFM on November 14, 2018, 05:03:17 pm »
The one decent school I had reasonable access to  - John Chapman's LMS is now a shell of a business at least here in Idaho now that he sold it lock stock and barrel to someone that worked there - they no longer have anything here in Idaho except a mailing address.

We have another one Shaw Shooting - which has stopped all public classes as of Jan 01 2019 - he is private instruction only and freely admits he will cancel a private class if a Soldier or LEO asks him for instruction even though you have prepaid for your private time.
(Admirable but still dick'ish)

Where does one start looking for other classes / instructors searching online?
Yes Thunder Ranch is a 7 hour drive and I know of Gunsite is 12 hour drive

But where / how do we find other classes / instructors .... 
Down Range Cafe / Re: Music Videos
« Last post by ar154me on November 14, 2018, 01:05:19 pm »
Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Shooting At Computer Hard Drives
« Last post by ar154me on November 14, 2018, 01:02:43 pm »
Back years ago I used to collect obsolete computer equipment and take it to my local range, Knob Creek, (When they still allowed it). One day I took an old 5 meg drive that was about 3"x5"x8" or so out and set up in a lane. The guy beside me asked if he could also shoot at that along with other old computer stuff I had. I told him sure. After talking with him I found out he was also an I.T. guy (only we weren't called that then) and we shot the hell out of that old drive. When I was done shooting I took the drive up to his bench, put it down and asked him if he could de-frag it. He laughed his butt off. Stupid but true.

People LOVE to shoot at old computers. I guess it is payback for a lot of built up frustration.
Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Re: Shooting At Computer Hard Drives
« Last post by Solus on November 14, 2018, 12:51:36 pm »
Probably not as much fun, but there are some pretty strong magnets in a hard drive.

Salvage Neodymium Magnets from an Old Hard Drive

Tactical Rifle & Carbine / Shooting At Computer Hard Drives
« Last post by billt on November 14, 2018, 12:24:13 pm »
I have had several old desktop computers languishing in my closet for years. One was so old it had Windows 95 in it. Finally my wife wanted rid of them because they were taking up too much space. I didn't want to toss them for fear someone could take the hard drive out and retrieve the information. So I took them out on the patio, pulled them apart, and removed the hard drives.

The other day I took them to the range, along with my Ruger Model 77 Stainless in .30-06. I set them out on a berm at 75 yards, and had at them. The results were all similar to this one. These things are really tough! They're made from a very heavy cast Aluminum housing. The Western Digital models like the one in the photos seem to be the toughest. But the 168 Gr. Sierra Matchking sailed right through, no problem.

The first shot hit just to the left of center, right under the bar code. The next one nicked the edge, but as you can see in the other photo, it blew the whole upper left corner of the housing completely off, exposing the platter and arm. It landed on edge, so I put one edgewise into the right side, and that pretty much finished it off. That last shot blew the unit right over the top of the berm, and I found it about 30 feet on the other side of the berm itself.

The other hard drives all met with a similar fate. It was fun to be able to shoot at something other than paper all the time. And I doubt that anyone will be extracting any information off of them now!

Down Range Cafe / Re: Music Videos
« Last post by RTFM on November 14, 2018, 11:35:05 am »
Not my typical music style - but this guy is AMAZING - if nothing else watch the first 2 min to see how he does all of his music by voice only

Less talk more Sax

Cooking & Recipes / Re: What's the last thing you ate or are currently eating?
« Last post by jumbofrank on November 14, 2018, 12:17:54 am »
I had a 10 ounce tube of chorizo I got for free and almost a dozen eggs in the fridge that I decided I better do something with. So I fried up some hash browns, then fried the chorizo stirring it almost constantly to break it up. When that was done I put half of the hash browns on a plate topped with half of the chorizo, 3 fried eggs, and 3 slices of American cheese. I popped it in the microwave for a minute and I'm eating it right now. It's not a bad way to use up some stuff. I thought about putting refried beans on the plate before the hash browns but thought I had enough flavors mixed together already. I may do that with the leftovers tomorrow so I have something different. Hey, you don't have to eat it.
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