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We need to talk about how to legally do that, but I'm willing. Bryce, I really, really want the Browning BLR version of this caliber, and I'm committed to saving to buy one. It's going to take a couple of months, but by God it's going to happen. When I do, this very sweet bolt action is going to become available, and we'll try to find a way to get it to you. In AZ, moving a gun into or out of the state is illegal, unless the transfer is done by a Federal Firearms License holder. For instance, if (when) I buy this lever-action model I really want, the seller will have to ship it to my local gun store, and they will have to do the official background check before they can hand the gun to me. That shouldn't be a problem, since getting approval Saturday night took less than one minute on the phone. I'm actually a rather nice guy, and the government thinks I'm harmless. I like it that way...
International shipments probably are a lot more complicated, but if you want this little beauty, we'll figure it out. Do some research, and let me know what we have to do. I'm sure it can be done, but with some of the odd duty levies in some places, it just might not make sense for you. It would be nice if my cell phone was enabled for international calling, but it's not, and I can't afford to change that. But I have noticed that I can text to other countries, and Sprint doesn't seem to notice. It worked with Paul Watson, and Lauren. Email me your number, and let's see if I can text to you.
You saved money on the rifle itself (savage makes nice guns for the money), so don't cheap out on the optics. Nikon makes REALLY nice scopes for reasonable cash. I recommend any of their Monarch side-focus scopes with the BDC reticule.
They have an app available that calculates bullet drop based on caliber and weight, and the BDC reticule allows one-click adjustment for 100-600 yards.
Of course, the larger your objective is, the more light you'll get through the scope, but anything from 42-50 should fit your rifle. Check out the Nikon web site for model numbers, and then go shopping. (I have three Nikon scopes and they're great.)
Finally, research any accurizing techniques that are applicable to your rifle. Bedding the stock and floating the forearm should be possible.
Found this in a review of the .243 version (and it also appears that the forearm is already floated, and it punches less than 1-inch holes at 100 yards).
"Currently, in addition to the 243 shown here, Savage builds the Axis chambered for the 223 Remington, 22-250 Remington, 7mm-08 Remington, 270 Winchester, 308 Winchester, 25-06 Remington , and 30-06 Springfield cartridges."
Just - wow. Chambered in .223 as well, and 22-250 is a good varmint round. I wonder if higher capacity magazines (10-round) are available. That would make it a REALLY nice rifle in the smaller calibers.
".45 ACP - because shooting twice is just silly" - JSOP, 2010 ----- You can never have too much ammo - unless you're swimming, or on fire. - JSOP, 2010 ----- "Why don't you tie a kerosene-soaked rag around your ankles so the ants won't climb up and eat your candy ass." - Dale Earnhardt, 1997
The Bushnell scope it came with isn't bad, but I'll look into the Nikon line, as well. Before I tread down that path, I think I should spend some time with it at the range and see what it can do. There's no point in spending a bunch on fine optics if I'm not a good enough shooter to tell the difference. I haven't seen any high capacity magazines for it, but I haven't spent a lot of time looking yet, either. Discovering - after the purchase - that my favorite Browning BLR in .243 is in fact available, I'm tempted to start saving for that one and resell the bolt action Savage. I really don't like bolt actions, for some reason, and the Browning I used to have was one very sweet shooter!
First off, though, I'm looking to get a rock chucker turret rig and start reloading the .243 and 9 mm calibers. The cost of ammunition is ridiculous, and I can't find the cheap Russian 7.62x39 stuff for my AK-47 and SKS anymore. I may just sell them before they become illegal anyway, since I can't afford to feed them, and I can't re-prime those silly cartridges.
Just watched Carrie, and it's one of the best movies I've seen in a while. That's impressive, considering it was made in 1976. Looks like there will be a new one this year too. Dune also comes to mind (1984) as a fantastic old movie.
I just jumped to the center of the movie (Amazon Prime members can stream it for free) and watched the poisonous deadly snake scene. Went a bit like this:
Guy: What's that?
Trio: A box with a deadly snake.
Guy: Lies! I'm going to figure out how to open it.
Trio: *Spends a couple minutes debating slowly how to convince the guy.*
Humphrey: "He already knows."
I really like the original too. I ought to keep an eye out for it in the bargain DVD bins, as I've never seen an unedited version of it (you can tell it's been cut for time when it's shown on TV).
Despite my better judgement, I liked the Tom Cruise 're-make' as well. They told a good story, and he played the part well. It's just too bad the aliens didn't kill him off in that one before some moron had the bright idea of having him play Jack Reacher.
The Princess Bride[^] has always been something of a meme here at CP, but I'd never watched it until a couple of months ago. I saw it in the Wal-Mart bargain bin for $5 and bought it on a whim. It was great!
Or real classics, like Casablanca and The African Queen.
And if you want to see real comic genius (unlike a lot of the pathetic, childish cr@p that gets made nowadays), try Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton, Laurel & Hardy, etc.
Or if you just want to see incredible stories, with beautifully written scripts, try anything written by that Shakespeare guy.
Just because certain technologies hadn't been invented when they were made/written doesn't mean people were stupid, and couldn't write great scripts.
Mind you, I've always said the same about ancient societies like the Beakers -- they weren't stupid people, they were just as smart as we are; it's just that someone else hadn't discovered electricity or invented computers, cars, and aeroplanes for them, like someone else did for us.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
If you don't understand how that Audi is useful , do watch that video again and again until you get it.. These kind of automation's may work in Bigger parking lots and is possible and they have demonstrated. Being in a country like US it is obvious that things will have to be automated , people do love to see something new, strain less, save time in people themselves parking their car. What a sh*t in spending half an hour to park a car if one visits for shopping mall
LiveScience's [^] e-mail newsletter has become one of my favorite take-a-break reads, while on-line, in the last months. I groove on stories of discoveries of ancient artifacts, prehistoric critters, and their other "weird" as well as "straight" science" content.
Today's story "Stampeding Dinosaurs Were Swimming" [^] describes a new theory that what was formerly thought to be the only tangible evidence of a dinosaur stampede, fossil footprints, is ... instead ... just a relic of a stream-bed: a major river-crossing for said dinosaurs.
The thought occurred to me that in five-ten years' time, the legacy of Windows 8 might also be analogous to one of these two theories. This type of analogy is one I am undoubtedly pre-disposed to: because, I, for many years, often described what many modern real-world programmers do as "dinosaur dentistry," by which, I mean: that for every one computer scientist working on the theory of search algorithms, for every one "systems' architect," using tools like Rational Rose, or whatever, to create UML diagrams which, like architect's blue-prints are passed on as templates for the mere mortals who "build them out" ...
Yes, I believe for every "one" of those rare elite: are a thousand programmers humping code to deal with the weirdness of interfacing some hardware api to some software api, or grafting some additional feature onto legacy code whose designers are long gone.
I'm not complaining here: I "love" C# and .NET, and I think there's been enormous progress in IDE's, like Visual Studio, that virtually "walk your dog for you," but I still see the rough edges at the fringes (which I'll spare you my "take" on, here).
I will never forget while I was at Adobe (in the late paleolithic, working as the PostScript-do-all for the application division products, and later deeply involved in the creation of what became Acrobat), when PhotoShop Mac was ported to the PC. Turns out the Adobe programmers who built PhotoShop Mac's later version used Apple's kind of newer semi-OOP uber-api, MacApp.
The Windows port-team at Adobe (exceptionally bright people, as you might expect; and, for their time, of course, absolute masters of Win programming down to the registers-in-the-cpu level) that was doing the port found deciphering what was going on in MacApp such an endless maze, that they decided to build their own functionally equivalent version of MacApp for Windows, and then port to that ! I used to hear their curses, and sometimes incredible shouting-match arguments, on implementation, when I left my office door opened (yes, somehow I rated an office with windows, not a cubicle).
But, to get back on topic: I am curious as to what you think will be the legacy of Windows 8 five-ten years out.
"What do humans depend on: words ! We're suspended in language: we can never say what's up: or, down. We must communicate experience and ideas, but in ways that do not become ambiguous, and lose objectivity.
For parallels to quantum theory: we must turn to psychology, or to paradoxes thinkers like Buddha and Lao Tzu illuminated, examining reality, as both observer, and actor, in human life's small-scale micro-cosmic drama."