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Sisco

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    No. Wisconsin
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    Fishing, shooting, hunting, reloading, stirring up the political pot.

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  1. Gotta check out that SA Hi Power. I also want a 10mm SA XD long slide. Maybe I can get a two fer deal.
  2. Thanks I will pass that on to him.
  3. My son has a GTI, but hasn’t started the ad on horsepower stuff yet. I have no doubt it is coming though.
  4. Sisco

    Grilling

    Halfway done
  5. Sisco

    Grilling

    Early morning tomorrow. Smoking a Pork shoulder for Mothers Day.
  6. I blundered into mine when Surgeon Rifles was closing the AR10T “B” models out for $1299 through CDNN otherwise I would not have done it. You made yourself a sweet looking rifle. Look forward to range reports. I am left handed also but I guess I am just used to the exhaust gas blast.
  7. A short cut might have been to-find a used AR10T carbine on gun broker as a staring point for your build. Probably would not been as fun though. Good write up. Below are the AR10 T carbine specs. I really like mine. Unfortunately no longer made, I believe. Specs: Model: AR-10(T) Carbine with Free Float Handguard in Black Caliber: .308/7.62mm NATO Barrel: 16″ Stainless Steel Barrel Rifling Twist: RH 1:11.25″ Muzzle Device: Flash Suppressor Front Sight Base: Gas Block with Picatinny Rail Upper Receiver: Forged Flat Top Receiver with Picatinny Rail and Forward Assist Trigger: Two Stage National Match Overall Length: 37.5″ Weight: 8.6 lbs Accuracy: 1 MOA
  8. CEOs are always ambitious, sometimes it works out sometimes it doesn’t.
  9. Really? I read an article in the Minneapolis Star business section a number of years ago about Polaris expansion plans that included the Ukraine. Guess they decided not to. Thanks for the update.
  10. Polaris has a Ukraine division, but you would know better then I
  11. Turns out Hoss fought on Pork Chop Hill God Bless Korean War Hero Bobby Blocker: Bobby Dan Davis Blocker was born in De Kalb, Bowie County, Texas. Blocker was drafted into the United States Army during the Korean War. He had basic training at Fort Polk, Louisiana and served as an infantry sergeant in F Company, 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division in Korea, from December 1951 to August 1952. On the TV show “Bonanza,” Bobby changed his name to Dan Blocker played the large but affable Eric “Hoss” Cartwright. At 6’4” and 320 pounds, and by all accounts “the most likable cast member” on the show, Blocker fit the part perfectly. But less than a decade before the show debuted on NBC, some North Korean soldiers near Hill 223 were watching a very different man. They saw 1st Sgt. Blocker, who was defending the area along with other members of the “Thunderbirds” of the famed 45th Infantry Division. Blocker was always a big, soft-hearted guy. He was a star football player in his native Texas during his college years. After finishing a master’s degree in drama in 1950, he was drafted into the Army and was fighting in Korea the next year. He was assigned to Company F, 2nd Battalion, 179th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division. Blocker landed at Inchon and was on the front lines by Christmas Day, 1951. Blocker and his men took positions in Chorwon, in what is today North Korea. They were manning the Jamestown Line as the war settled into a virtual stalemate of taking and retaking hills, static fortifications and trenches along the line. For 209 days, Blocker and the 179th Infantry Regiment were in heavy fighting, and during that time, he was wounded in action while coming to the rescue of his fellow soldiers -- something good ol’ Hoss Cartwright might do. Between December 1951 and June 1952, the 179th and 180th Infantry Regiments fought over Pork Chop Hill, a key piece of terrain that was critical to holding Old Baldy, which overlooked the entire area. By summer 1952, the fighting heated up, along with the weather. The 179th was taken off the line in July 1952, and Blocker finally was sent to the hospital to recover from his wounds. His unit went into reserves and by August of that year he was headed home with a Purple Heart. After returning to the U.S., acting wasn’t the first job he considered going into, but moving to Los Angeles was part of his plan. He pursued a doctorate at UCLA, and one day, acting found him. While standing in a phone booth, dressed like the big Texan he was, he was “discovered” by people looking to cast television westerns, which were wildly popular at the time. The newly minted actor was cast in a slew of western shows, including small parts on episodes of “Gunsmoke” and and “Colt .45.” His biggest break came when he was cast to play the regular role of Hoss Cartwright on “Bonanza.” “Hoss” is a nickname for both the character, and a general term for big, friendly guys in the rural areas of the Rocky Mountains. Since “Bonanza” took place in an area near Lake Tahoe, the moniker was perfect for a man of Blocker’s size. Blocker, 43, suddenly died of a pulmonary embolism after gallbladder surgery in May 1972. He was on the show for 13 of its 14 seasons.
  12. The Ukrainian battle buggies are mostly civilian Polaris Rangers with the indigenous Ukrainian Stugna-P ATGM system. I see we are unloading most the National Guard M113 APC’s to the Ukraine. Those make some sense if they don’t use them like an AFV like the US did in Vietnam. Battle taxis to the front lines, protect the occupants from small arms and shrapnel, period. Can carry more Javelins, NLAWS, Karl Gustavs, and Stugnas that way, then get them out of harms way. And absolutely no protection from mines. My best friend in high school spent a year in Vietnam as an M60 gunner on one of those M113’s immediately Post Tet offensive, 1968-69. He was lucky that the two RPGs shot at them both missed.
  13. Congrats. That is a long asz barrel!
  14. Sisco

    Boats

    Another of my 28’ twin engine flybridge, a 1978. That could move 45mph+.
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