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  1. I'm getting warmer... Checked in on an order once more. 6mm ARC 108 Grain ELD Match 20 RoundsItem # 003-81608 $19.99 The other day after receiving an email I called and said yes I want the order. OK so far, CC was charged. The order was being pulled. Today the order was pulled and packed but no tracking yet. I've been waiting for this order since 6/18 and hoping to get the ammo soon. Anyone having a better time of it, getting 6mm ARC ?
  2. "This note was found in an hermetically sealed mayonnaise jar on the porch of..."
  3. Welcome aboard @BDPJEEP. I went to bootcamp with a fellow nicknamed Jeep. Unless you did 50 yrs and a wakeup it probably isn't you. Thanks for your service. A 20" bolt gun is a terrific piece of kit and will get you far. Well, good choices all around, especially the Kid pick. We have a bunch of good fathers here so you're in good company. Stick around if you will, and remember pics plus sincere and detailed questions are most welcome.
  4. Put in an order, backorder anyway, for 13 boxes of 6mm ARC. I forgot about the order. Today I ordered, back ordered, 10 boxes of 6MM ARC. Both orders were from MidSouth Shooters. My first order (13), was put in 6/18/20. That order is now being processed. That's the backlog, from June 18th. So it's a 3 month time frame. This is my second attempt at getting 6mm arc. PSA screwed up by sending 5 boxes of 12 gauge dove loads instead of the Hornady 6mm ARC 108's. Hands held in prayer like clasp.
  5. @Radioactive Yes sir I understood completely. I agree with you whole heartedly.
  6. I'm familiar with women who got in my face. The males of the species not so much, they knew better. Unless like today the odds are at least 4-1. The story shared that day by Mickey was our troops were unable to get a foothold and climb up. Grenades were rolling back down hill. It was a slaughter. I am making a reference from a friend who was in the air and the inability to assist better was terribly frustrating. He shared that while tears were streaming down his face, some 5 years later. I am particularly satisfied with the treatment of later day vets and the thank you's for them. @Radioactive In the civilian sense I agree. The troops, the fighting troops were and are the finest fighting force known to man. I gotta slow my roll, I'm sounding to myself as I'm some expert. These are my memories. I don't think this era has been portrayed well enough. I don't like that word. ( ERA ) It was a freaking war. It was a war at home as well. Here's a shot at the times. At home some folks followed the media line, the Viet cong are peaceful farmers. Those mthrfkrs were fighting for 30 years, they knew how to fight. Peaceful my anatomy. Even during WWII jungle fighting was considered to be the toughest. You not only fought a well trained army but also the terrain and weather. Jose is in a foxhole surrounded with sandbags and it was dark. A kind of dark like a kid from Coney Island did not know existed. He hears a noise and is on full alert trying to decipher his next action. The story told was a bit longer but when he can't take it any longer he starts stabbing on the other side of his wall at the noise. He said it was the biggest caterpillar imaginable. A big huge fat caterpillar. So these troops are fighting what every participant in war fights, FEAR. These guys had a nickname for some incidentals. Hershey squirts, I know you'll figure that one out. BTW while sitting among this group in our little space the guys were laughing and so I laughed as well. Mickey Burns pulled me aside and said, "we're laughing a nervous laugh Bud, you're just laughing." He was right. I didn't know better. And yes I was wrong although innocent. Once again 7.62 and not the 556 was the preferred round.
  7. Good going boys, there is still a lot of poison in our systems over that whole era thing. Tommy's dad was the neighborhood drunk. He was homeless and always always drunk. He was a highly decorated WWII soldier. I was never able to get any info from Foxy, as we all called him. Well you could get a spare change remark. Tommy had radio parts imbedded into his body so deep they could not be removed and he was told they might work themselves out, the shrapnel that is. He was adopted more or less by a local house painter and put to work. He was mostly getting fired and rehired. Booze had gotten the better of him. Of course it was PTSD like a mother_____r, for both of these men. The WWII guys called it shell shock. Before he ever went into the Army Tommo Salomo, one of the better nicknames he was called, was a tough guy, not a threatening person, but also no one you'd want to practice your bullying techniques on. He went AWOL when he returned from his mending overseas. Feds scoured the neighborhood looking for him and left threats and we were told to give him up. I suspect they would have taken care of him the right way and then again maybe not. Well he avoided arrest as far as I know. Eventually there was a sort of amnesty and the threats went away. Man, if I could type fast enough you'd see all the flashes of memories from those days. Eddie Moore, 3 tours Green Berets, LRRP, favorite call in strike Willie Peter, Mickey Burns helo gunner, Hamburger Hill, Richie Ahern 3rd Mar Div Kilo 13 as he often recalled during his say so. Mitchell Dedes Artillery also Marines, Jose Echevarria, ( sorry Joe if I screwed up the spelling. ) Quick story. We were going to party. Which means we went to get messed up, not the language I'd use for the time but... I'll just tell that this darkened one room apartment turned into our hooch for the day. On the table, serving 5 of us were a bottle of old man Schenely, Jack. and three other bottles of whisky. 1/4 pound of... , 5 cases of beer. I thought I knew how to party but these men, these hardened combat vets were far ahead in their abilities. I was the only guy not a combat guy. I was not a jungle vet. They were. BTW that was one of the nasty tricks Tricky Dick Nixon used to separate us and our collective numbers. Combat vets/ancillary vets. Viet Nam era vets. He created that idea. I'm leaving with all these folks preferred the 7.62, well Eddie may have wanted something lighter during his forays behind lines during his LRRP responsibilities.
  8. Remarks by Attorney General William P. Barr at the Funeral of Cleveland Police Detective and Operation Legend Officer James Skernivitz. "I remember as I was growing up during the Vietnam War, some people were so blinded by politics that they vilified our soldiers and even spat on them. Fortunately, people have come to their senses today, and now people go out of their way to thank soldiers for their service, as well they should. You know during the first Gulf War when our troops rolled out of their bases to their embarkation points, there were crowds of people along the highway cheering them on. And when they came back there were ticker tape parades." I thank William P. Barr, Attorney General personally for that passage. Thank you sir. I know that those times are going to entirely fade as time slips by us all, but I am happy to be reminded by a public figure. I just thought I'd mention a local hero nobody knows and no one cared to know. He was sickened when they issued him a 16 and took away his 14. " I could shoot the eye out of a squirrel at 50 yds with my 14." Was he bragging, I don't really know. He might have been able to, but them a nice beer buzz does add a bit of flourish to Veteran conversations. Well deserved flourish, well indeed and "Take Heed." Fox, Charles, T. I have his Mass card somewhere as well as a few things he gave me. He was hit In Chu Lai during a battle in 1969 or 1967 I forget the exact date. He loved the 308. He did not care for the Mouse gun. No way Jose. Sometime during his enlistment, he was not drafted, which means something for that Era, he became a D.I. This is going to be a long one so I'll get back to this thread. Quickly though, he was in the 82nd and proud of it even though he had to hide his feelings because of what William P. Barr alluded to above.
  9. Thank you @Radioactive, any Lantac coupons?
  10. I'm also awake at 2am. My old friends, the horror dreams are visiting and trying to choke me to death, or bury me in a small space. Coffee good, dreams bad. I will try the H3 and add it to my 6mm/ARC ammo order if I can find some. Thank you once again. I wonder if Slash has them? Off to his site......@Heavybuffers.com
  11. Let's go old school for a moment if you will. I, yes I will never go against what I have learned, and will only change when proven wrong 100%. At that time I must change and accept the truth. So is it still a rule to ensure safety, that older 308 chambers may not accept 7.62? Modern firearms can accept both rounds Juan. If you get coo coo like the rest of us and jump in head first and decide to buy WWII surplus be careful and check out the chamber requirements. Is that OK? Old school compliments such as suggesting someone is my better simply infers the subject at hand. Do I think you treat your dog better than I ? No way, you may treat em' just as well as I do, but never better. How about family ? Same same. Matt, I do appreciate the information you supplied, I have changed, gratefully if not graciously to a new viewpoint and understanding. I remain suspect of any device which can change my beautiful 68 yr. old face and life style in a moment. I have many betters here on board regarding the 308. It doesn't mean they are better men than I across the board. Keep that in mind next time I say that. Juan I have been proven completely wrong. Please be careful and disregard my information, other than any safety measures implied.
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