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About Rsquared

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  • Birthday 10/14/1966

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  1. Rsquared

    BEER, Reviews and Opinions

    I'm not sure whether I should be ashamed or proud of that statement.
  2. Rsquared

    Bipodification - An exercise in (f)utility

    Looks like Matt went over the top on this one. You're an artist brother.
  3. Rsquared

    FNG from IA

    Welcome from Maryland.
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    New guy from ky

    Welcome from Maryland.
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    Fuk Elon Musk

    Hadn't read any of that yet. Keep in mind, I'm a hermit. I only poke my head up above ground every couple of weeks or so. Being right on top of the political nonsense that IS Washington DC, I can only stomach so much "news" at any given time. I'll have to go read up on that.
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    Remember this girl?...

    And a nod goes to the gentleman from Wisconsin.
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    Hello from NC

    Welcome from Maryland
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    Fuk Elon Musk

    I'll ride the fence when it comes to Elon Musk. I mean, the guy can be a complete arrogant douchebag. Why? Because he's a billionaire. It's easy to be a self serving, high and mighty savior when you have the backing of BILLIONS of American greenbacks. It's easy to get lost within yourself and your ideas (ideals). After all, guys like this don't live in the same world that we do. Now that being said. The guy is all about pushing boundaries. Even pushing the ideas of boundaries, forcing others into either thinking his way, adapting a similar approach, or coming up with their own "new" ideas on how to resolve engineering limitations. The guy is kind of a visionary. If you ever stop and watch some of his presentations. You'll see that he's one of those guys that has trouble just trying to put sentences together to get his thoughts across to the people that he's speaking to. He's literally thinking about a thousand miles an hour and in about a hundred different directions all at the same time. Whether it's talking about his solar energy ideas, his electric vehicles (all of them, not just cars), his hyperloop theories on transportation, to finally his goal for his SpaceX venture (the part I'm actually a big fan of). Any guy that gives the largest rocket ever built by humans a codename of "BFR" has definitely got a sense of humor. Anyway, These guys don't even think on the same plane that we do. True revolutionary (evolutionary) guys. From Sir Isaac Newton, to Eli Whitney, to Dr Richard Gatling (the gatling gun), to Henry Ford, to John Browing, to Neil DeGrasse Tyson (a physicist), to Steven Hawking (another physicist), to Gordon Moore (one of Intel's founders), to Steve Jobs (and I'm not an apple guy)..........you get the point. These type of guys don't even think the way that we do. Now....can they be douchebags at some point? What human can't be? Most humans are.
  9. Rsquared

    Hello All

    Welcome from Maryland
  10. Rsquared

    Buick Grand National

  11. Rsquared

    2018 308AR.com Fall Shoot Info

    Perfect example. Last fall, I think during the night shoot, Tom and Matt headed off up onto the hill to check targets. Me, Robo, GREG, Sketch and my daughter continued to blast away at some targets on another smaller hill at approximately a 70 degree (maybe less) counter clockwise bearing from their position on the larger hill. When they returned, they asked that we all gather up for a moment, and asked that moving forward we hold off firing when people are on the hill. They said how they heard ricochets coming close to their position. Without any hesitation, we all agreed that we could keep it in our pants for the 10 or so minutes that it took for ANYBODY to be (in any form) downrange. No arguments. No nothing. Just common sense, no nonsense rules. And we didn't have any problems. This is just the kind of example that I think needs to be stated here. Big boy rules. Like Tom said. We don't need the range masters screaming at people or waving paddles or flags. We all know what we're doing. And we all know the consequences for doing something stupid. And adding alcohol is no excuse. Even after drinking 50 beers, I don't think that I'm doing anything stupid or dangerous. Well....maybe stupid. But not dangerous. Hell, why do you think that I was feeding GREG and Kate mag after mag after mag on the MK18. It's so I could laugh along with them.........while still drinking of course. All in all, all joking aside, I think that we all have a pretty good handle on what we're doing when we're out there. I couldn't feel any safer with any other bunch of guys.
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    2018 308AR.com Fall Shoot Info

    I got cut off with the fat fumble finger hitting the enter button.
  13. Rsquared

    2018 308AR.com Fall Shoot Info

    I'm glad to hear the consensus on not going TOO organized with the range rules $hit. After all, we all know what's safe and what's not. We all know NOT to be a fukin dumbass. Smartass, yes. But dumbass, no. We all know that all we have to do, is to have a quick group huddle if something wants to be brought up, and then...........it's done. Like Tom said, big boy rules. Common sense rules. The real common sense.....not the bull$hit that every other dumbass in this world talks about. Next thing you know.......someone would be asking me to put down my beer an hour before shooting something. And THAT's DEFINITELY NOT GONNA HAPPEN! That would be like asking GREG to not drink tequila.
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    First impressions of the ATN X-Sight

    So I finally got around to getting this thing mounted. Of course, the whole thing started Fuked up......as my luck would have it. My plan was to replace the original factory mount with a QD style of mount. Yep. No problem, as any of us right thinking Americans would believe. Well...........................enter the R2 luck. So, it started with me thinking that I was going to easily back out the factory hex-head screws out of the original mount. (BIG, price is right tuba "you lost" sound). The gorillas at the factory must have used super glue instead of lock-tight. I immediately stripped them out. Fuk me.....as usual. So, this would make Rob proud. I end up breaking out the dremel and cut some slots into the screws so that I can, at least, put a screwdriver on them to try and back them out. Well, me being a hermit and all, makes this a little difficult to steady this thing. Not only to slice a groove into the existing screws, but to lean my sorry fat ass into the newly ground slot with a screwdriver and try and turn the damn thing. Needless to say, here I am, placing a brand new digital optic into a vise to keep it steady. Now granted, I'm not a complete barbarian. I placed a soft towel into the vice before lowering the aforementioned optic into it and CRANKING it down to hold this bitch steady. FUK me again! So......with a squared shank screwdriver, I found myself leaning my sorry ass into this fucker (in a vise) while putting a wrench on the shank of the screwdriver and turning. Luckily, it worked and I was able to get those factory screws outta this damn thing. Upon inspection of the screws, it had to be either Rocksett, superglue, or some other kind of NASA style of adhesive...cause it was a clear (ish) looking substance. Either way.................Fuk those things.....they're in the trash. So I got the new ARMS 35 QD mount on the optic. So I pull out the SASS and slap her together. Lay this new abomination onto her top rail and slide the latches into place. Easy enough. I then proceed to fumble for about 45 minutes with the external power supply. This thing straps to the stock like a cheekrest. I finally get this in place and power her up to do a quick function check. Yeah...........it still works. So for now, this is how she sits. I'm still waiting on the laser range finder that's designed to mount to this thing. It's supposed to be good out to 1500 meters. We'll see if there's a shred of truth to that at some point I guess. It's a long lead item through optics planet, so it should be a couple more weeks at the least before I see it. I've also got the external remote that straps to the rail. It's called the X-trac. Supposedly so you don't have to fumble for the buttons on top of the unit, you more intuitively use your offhand that's clutching the rail to manipulate the settings. We'll see how that works out also. The app that ATN makes for thing won't work on my personal phone. It's too old. But it does work on my work phone (a much newer unit). It seems to be pretty cool, for what I've played with it so far. I can't make it work on my tablets though. My large one, obviously, is a Windows surface tablet, so it won't work with that at all. My smaller one, is an amazon fire tablet. It would be a great (and portable) size to view the optic though. But it won't load the ATN app. Fukin google is fighting me on this one. I think this more an amazon thing though. These tablets from them, even being a google based operating system, are more of just an amazon thing. Or, something for doing some light reading while on the can. I don't know. It won't load the app either way. So that's long-winded enough for now. I'm waiting for the range finder before I even take this thing out to play with it on a hot range. I'll let you all know as we proceed. Oh....you all will be shocked, but I still haven't cleaned this thing since the last fall shoot. Tom will be happy. If you look close enough in the pics, you can still see the Arizona desert all over this rifle. And..........the mandatory pics of course. Bad phone pics, but it's all I got for now.
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    Funny thing happened coming home from work...

    Wild animals are just that. Wild. Shoot first....talk later. I don't trust anything with two legs. You think I'm gonna trust the instincts of anything with more than two legs? And all those ones with no legs that are slithering around.......they're nothing but shotgun fodder in my eyes.