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  1. Jimmer Negamanee

    BLFF2020GEARUP Gives you 50% off on Badlands

    Maybe one too many "B"s in code in the original post? The one AZ Griz posted has one less B. Just spitballing here.
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    looking TO BUY 4x4 Quigley van conversion

    Great base from which to start your project. You're living my dream. It'll be cool to blast off to have base camp wherever you put it in park. Please consider starting starting a thread (maybe in the Other Hunting Gear section?) so we can watch your project as it unfolds. Here's a link that could give you some idea: https://sportsmobile.com/
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    Covid 19 SUCKS.

    Stay in the fight! Godspeed on your recovery. A guy at work had it and was out for 3 weeks. But he's back at work now.
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    $600-Springfield Armory XD-M® 3.8″ 9mm Handgun- Black

    The XD-M is a fantastic pistol.
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    Glassing chair for big dudes

    I use the Walkstool Comfort 45cm/18in version for glassing and I love it. Be aware of the difference between the Comfort and Basic models and the different sizes though. I'm every bit of 6'0" sans shoes and and I bought the large, 55cm/22in version at first because most of my other stuff is size large. But I found it is too high for me to be comfortable extended glassing periods. (Tends to cut the circulation on my legs after a while.) I've not sold it because it's great for other stuff like serving as a suitcase stand for visitors. I also bring a glassing pad by Phoenix Shooting Bags and switch back and forth depending on how high the vegetation is and how my back is feeling.
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    Mask Requirements

    I wear one every time I go out if I'm going to be around other people and can't social distance. It's easy. I don't think it's the boot of an authoritarian government on my neck. I think it's common sense. It's an airborne virus that can be passed by coughing or sneezing (maybe even just breathing close to someone). Does a mask stop every virus? Probably not. But if you cough out 1000 viruses and only a couple make it out past the mask, that's still helpful. We all have to assume that we are asymptomatic carriers. For those who think it's the first step to gun confiscation I'd say those people are irrationally attached to slippery slope arguments. For those who say "My body, my choice. Do you agree Libtards?" I'd say they are irrationally attached to false equivalencies. Donning a mask for a couple hours while out in public is nothing like the emotional and physical pain of being the victim of rape or incest (which is also rape) then having to carry the baby to full term and give birth to it. Argue against mandatory masks if you want, just be logical and intellectually honest about it. I wear a mask mostly to show respect for other people. The check out person at Home Depot is working hard but comes face to face up to 100 people a day. I bet me wearing a mask makes that person feel better. Really it's to protect others. Here's an analogy: https://stevenpressfield.com/2020/04/how-the-spartans-would-fight-covid-19/ In the end, if you don't want to wear one, you be you. To each his own. Nobody's going to get cited for it. If I see you in public, I won't say anything to you. Like I'm sure if you see me wearing one in public you won't say anything to me. And I hope you don't get the dang virus and that nobody you love gets it either because we're all in this together.
  7. Glad you found the buyer. Did MVD have the buyer's name and your address or your name and address? Weird bureaucratic mix up either way.
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    I’m sorry for your loss. You and Mags had a heck of run together. And it’s so cool she brought you one last bird (even if it was one of your mounts). She had a job to do and she did it until the end. You’re also so right about doing what’s best for the animal. Surgery? Chemo? She would just wonder why you’re doing that to her. The dog in my avatar is the best dog I’ve ever had. And I’ve had a lot of good dogs. She’s starting to be unsteady on her legs. I have to focus on enjoying her in the moment, not preemptively missing her. RIP Mags. You earned it.
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    New truck considerations

    If you don’t need a bed maybe a Toyota 4Runner or the even bigger Toyota Sequoia would work. Everything locks inside, no dust, and a roof rack can help haul extra cargo if necessary. My mom has a Sequoia with over 300K miles on it. The thing won’t quit. I agree with Mulepacker that it’s hard to go wrong with just about any vehicle these days. The design, machining, and tolerances are so much better than they used to be. Some of us remember the Merle Haggard song Are the Good Times Really Over? One of the lines goes “Wish a Ford and a Chevy would still last ten years like they should.” Well that song came out in 1981 which was if not the low point, very near the low point, of American automobile design and manufacturing. (Those of you who remember the Chrysler K cars will understand.) That’s when the Japanese got their foothold. Post-WWII Anti-Japanese sentiment had started to fade, the Japanese cars were cheap and once purchased, proved reliable and long lasting, and, as Merle Haggard observed, American cars were lacking, The media would bemoan the decline in “American workmanship” like it was the workers’ fault that American cars tended to be uninspired and unreliable. That always pissed me off. It wasn’t American workmanship that declined. It was American design and engineering that declined (no doubt assisted by the bean counters who saw more profit in designing a car that needed more frequent replacement). That trope of the decline in American workmanship was proven false when Japanese companies started manufacturing some of their cars here. Those vehicles, assembled by Americans, were just as good as the ones assembled in Japan. My family is originally from Michigan and it used to not be an issue of buying an American car, it was a matter of which American car you bought. If your neighbor worked for Ford, you bought a Ford. If they worked at the GM plant, you bought a GM. I agree with every fiber of my being that it's important to buy American goods whenever possible but in a globalized world, the issue is nuanced. My 18 year old, 1st Gen. Nissan Xterra is still my daily driver and huntin’ rig. I had the transmission rebuilt at 200K miles but it’s still chugging along. (When I bought it, I wanted a 4Runner but couldn’t afford it.) When I bought my Xterra, my dad gave me a hard time about buying “Jap crap” I told him my Xterra was made by Americans in Tennessee. When I asked him where is Chevy Tahoe was made he had to admit is was made in Mexico. So which is the American car? So here’s my preference, in order: Made in America by an American company (Obviously) Made in America by a foreign company (I value American workers over American CEOs) . Made abroad by an American company (I value American CEOs over foreign workers) Made abroad by a foreign company Not only is this a preference, meaning it will break a tie if the choice is close, but I’m willing to pay more, significantly more, to support American workers. For those complaining about the decline of America today, I’ll post a link to the Merle Haggard song. So if you want to go back to a better time, you’ll have to go back more than 40 years because Ol’ Merle was complaining about the same thing back then. Enjoy:
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    tempe area mechanic

    Shouldn't be too much of an insurance mess. Seems like the oil change/car wash place should cover the loss through their premises liability/property damage insurance. Or they should pay out of their pockets if they don't have a coverage for that damage. I hope they're not expecting you to run in through you daughter's policy.
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    Classic knives.

    Very interesting and entertaining thread. This was my grandfather's knife. The sheath on the right is the original sheath (as far as I know) and the one on the left a custom sheath I had made for it with my grandfather's initials in Greek (his native language) and a whitetail deer for all his time hunting whitetails in Michigan. He was one of my heroes in life and this knife is a priceless heirloom to me. I know it's a KA-BAR but apart from that and a little family oral history, I don't know much about it. If you do, I'd love to hear your thoughts or guesses. Pics of the tang stamps are below as well. (I'd guess it was made in the '50s but I could be off by a decade or more in either direction.) *Edit: an Internet search shows what looks like the same tang stamp with a range of 1927-1945. Pic below. That would make since based on what I know about the family history of this knife.
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    ISO someone who works with leather

    It's a KA-BAR. I can't read what it says under the KA but I'll try posting pics of the stamping here. If anyone knows anything about the history of this knife (model, dates of manufacture, etc.) I'd love to hear it and I'd add it to the family history when it gets handed down.
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    ISO someone who works with leather

    This guys is in North Tucson/Oro Valley are and does great work. https://www.thorshammercustomleather.com/ He did a custom sheath for a hunting knife that was my grandfather's and will be my son's some day. Every mark on the sheath is meaningful but the fact that it holds my grandfather's knife makes it a working heirloom. Here's a pic: Read his "How to Order/Contact me" section of his website. He certainly comes off a curmudgeonly but in a way that makes you smile. I've not met him in person. Whoever you choose, post pics of the final product. I think leather work of all kinds is cool.
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    Issues with outdoorsman stud installed on 10x42el’s

    Call Outdoorsmans. They send them to the Payson to have the tripod/stud manufacturer install them on ELs. I think they have an agreement with Swarovski that allows them to do that without voiding the Swarovski warranty. I've not heard of anyone doing a DIY Outdoorsmans stud installation on ELs. From the Outdoorsmans shop it's about a 1 week turn around.
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    Anyone selling Labrador puppies?

    Yep, in the Campfire section. Good luck in your search. If you get one, post puppy pics por favor.