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  1. 2 points
    I like the .50 Beowulf, but the problem is bullet selection. Basically you are limited to pistol bullets for the S&W class or .50 BMG bullets that won't work in a AR platform Since bullet construction and sectional density are paramount for charismatic megafauna, I'd swap out the .50 Beowulf upper for the .458 SOCOM if Brown or Polar bears were around - and do everything I could to avoid needing it. A colleague was in the Coast Guard in Alaska in the late '60s, and they would collect glass floats from Japanese fishing nets that had washed ashore after storms. They'd take the Z boat ashore and take turns covering the activity with an M-16. Noticing motion in the snow at a distance, binoculars revealed a Polar bear on the move. The .22 on steroids now looked like a pop gun that would do more to annoy the bear than anything, and they made their way back to the cutter and ended their beachcombing. As a big bear backup, I think I'd stick with the Marlin 1895 with Buffalo Bore 405 jacketed bullets doing 2,000 fps. If you need much more firepower than that, you're in pretty deep kimchee. BSBD, Winsor P.S. This: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/south-lake-tahoe-bear-california-hank-the-tank-breaks-into-home/ Is pretty much typical of human-bear interaction in the lower 48. I'd much rather relocate it somewhere that it can be a bear without the corruption of a human environment than to kill it for our convenience.
  2. 1 point
    That is what I was thinking.. The only thing he can add is something in the FBI files we don't have.. but he isn't talking until he leaves.
  3. 1 point
    What can Carr really tell us? It’s not like the day he retires he can all of a sudden release all this top secret information. I think his observations are important and will hopefully bring more publicity to the case. Who knows. Maybe he will retire and want to start a new career and have nothing to do with law enforcement and Cooper.
  4. 1 point
    Yup. Got it confused with the 475 Linebaugh. The 'super duper big' pistol calibers aren't my thing. Thank you for the correction. One of the really fun things about being a range officer (at the local 'club' range) is seeing what people bring down. Lots of shooters offer to let me try a couple shots. I've never said 'no', but I have said 'not again'. I've also seen mean boyfriends hand their girlfriend, who clearly hasn't shot before, a gun way beyond her capability. I've annoyed more than one dude like that by asking the girl if she's ever shot that before (no) or if she's ever seen it fired before (also no). I then suggest she watch him shoot it before she tries it. That usually gets a resentful look from the guy, and a grateful look from the girl once she sees how much power and recoil it has. I've then annoyed the dude even more by handing the girl a loaded magazine for a 22 pistol, giving her a quick lesson in operating it and letting her shoot. After shooting it the first time and realizing how mild it is, she then enjoys herself shooting the rest of the shots.
  5. 1 point
    I am not a fan of the suction dredge theory per se, - I can't see the money going through and ending up in that condition. Extremely unlikely. - The diatoms mean the money was in the water spring/summer only, that leaves a narrow band of time for entry into the water and then dredged onto shore. I have read accounts that TBAR was replenished constantly,, not just 1974 from channel operations. The TBAR shoreline right at the money spot looks to have been replenished before the famous 1974 dredge operation and after Sept 71.. Remember, the 74 dredge operation shows South of the money spot, this is exactly at the money spot. September 1971 on the left and Jul 1973 on the right. The water looks the same.. What does this mean.. it appears that between September 1971 and July 1973 there was beach replenishment on TBAR right at the money find spot. The 1974 dredge operation was south of this spot, there is speculation is was spread out but who knows. The dredging records don't indicate any channel dredge operation during this time but there may have been beach replenishment and reports are that it was frequent. It is possible the 1974 dredge operation had nothing to do with the TBAR money and an earlier beach replenishment (Sept 71 - Jul 73) operation occurred prior to the money arrival. The layer found by Palmer under the money was this one not the 1974 one.. Another possible theory (of many) I have is that the money went down the South Fork Lewis during historic floods in 1972 and was clamshell dredged from the Columbia barged upstream and used for beach nourishment. Not my favourite theory.. But I do believe the 1974 channel dredge operation is a red herring. Sept 71 and July 73
  6. 1 point
    Putin up or Shuttin' up. Before Epoch Times runs with it you heard it first here: Do you think it's worth it to Putin to raid Ukraine to take the heat off of Trump? No doubt Trump would re-bomb Hiroshima if there was a 2% chance it would help. Hmm.. Inquiring Minds.....
  7. 1 point
    i would since it rarely happens. even if it were common being unconscious and having only one riser cover release is not. if you still think it is common to have that happen, show me some statistics that cover it. i know i have not heard of one all last year, and even one per year could be considered uncommon considering how many jumps are made. and of course it is like all things that are dangerous, even if it happens once every 50 years it sucks when you're the once. but not enough that it requires anything special to be done to prevent that one time. maybe we should all just wait and see what becomes of this accusation rather than argue about the motives of the finders. i recall that happening last time and it turned out they were right. they may be right again and they just may save a life.
  8. 1 point
    Old discussion for sure. I'm going to go with the possible two out and save the cutaway decision for later.
  9. 1 point
    Something here that no one seems to be mentioning so I will. On the floor, the jumper will rotate upwards pulled by the risers with their feet as a fulcrum and their entire weight resisting the rotation. In freefall, the risers will rotate the jumper around their centre of mass with very little resistance, increasing the bend in the risers and increasing the peeling force on the riser covers. Also, so what if you land with closed riser covers?
  10. 1 point
    Being banned from any elective office for life would be a start.
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