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Anthony

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PostSubject: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:37 pm

I do greatly apologize for my absence.

Long story short, a whole lot of unexpected world events required my presence throughout various parts of the world, followed by some medical ongoings, namely a tonsilectomy, followed by some mishaps thanks to the socialized healthcare program which is Tricare's incompetency... Particularly physicians lack of researching potential drug interactions which put my body (namely my brain) through the Inferno and back again.

I was actually on facebook a few minutes ago, and my buddy is enjoying a vacation in Ireland, enjoying a Guinness the way a Guinness is supposed to be enjoyed. Shaving lather warm and in Dublin. I couldn't help but bring up how a Peterson's is supposed to be enjoyed, in Ireland with a good Peterson's blend, that time for me was in Shannon, Ireland on my way back from Iraq.

I figured, hell, I should make my way over to BoB and catch up.

It's been too long, how is everyone?

Respectfully,

-Anthony

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:45 pm

Nuthin' to apologize for.
Welcome back!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:48 pm

Good to see you back...thought you may have given up the briar...glad you didnt

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:52 pm

Sounds like you've had your share of challenges,,,,welcome back,,,

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:57 pm

Curious, has the ability to attach images and whatnot been changed or am I just handicapped? I'm trying to, but to no avail. That and the little parentheses says Max size per file: 0Mb, so does that mean no uploads? O_o

I may work with computers for a living, but that doesn't mean I'm good with them outside of my job... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 7:57 pm

Welcome back my man!

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Tue Aug 17, 2010 9:17 pm

Glad to see you back on the BoB, Anthony! Keep getting healthy! cheers
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:34 am

Hey there! I think you left before I joined but welome back! Glad you're coming home from there...
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:42 am

mark wrote:
Sounds like you've had your share of challenges,,,,welcome back,,,

Mark, Since you're a hunter (or so I gather from your avatar) and that quite possibly leads to firearms...

Here's one of my toys I recently acquired. It's not really much of a deer hunting rifle (although I'm sure you could sure use at as one haha! Much more geared towards hunting humans.

FNH FS2000

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:50 am

Welcome back bro!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:26 am

Welcome back Anthony! Glad you're feeling better (and sporting a handsome new firearm.)
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 7:31 am

Welcome back! Sorry to hear about your mishaps with Tricare. "World's best healthcare for the world's best military"? I'm thinking they need a slogan change. But don't get me started on that. I'll never shut up.

At any rate, again, welcome back. Glad to hear you're doing well. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:50 am

Anthony wrote:
[Here's one of my toys I recently acquired. It's not really much of a deer hunting rifle (although I'm sure you could sure use at as one haha! Much more geared towards hunting humans.

Talk about compact,,, .223 with the holosight is the ticket for popping coyote or coydogs ,,,I seem to remember it ejects out in front?,,easy to pick up the brass,, looks like a fun gun to me,,

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Wed Aug 18, 2010 9:06 am

Anthony, welcome back! Sounds like you have had an eventful and challenging journey. Glad you back safe and sound.

Nice bullpup. Never been my preference but they sure are nice and compact. Glad to see you still use the Eotech, all I hear is everyone has switched to Aimpoint but my 553 has never failed me yet. Some places may let you hunt deer with that, but a .243 will put them down a lot more reliably.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:52 am

Anthony wrote:
mark wrote:
Sounds like you've had your share of challenges,,,,welcome back,,,

Mark, Since you're a hunter (or so I gather from your avatar) and that quite possibly leads to firearms...

Here's one of my toys I recently acquired. It's not really much of a deer hunting rifle (although I'm sure you could sure use at as one haha! Much more geared towards hunting humans.

FNH FS2000


Anthony,
Welcome back!!! Smoke all that Nightcap while in the field???
That FN wasn't issued, was it? Not that I don't like 'em, I have an FN-FAL myself, just curious. Besides, I would have went with the P90!!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 6:58 am

Proof that his brain still ain't right: he came back Smile

I think that'd be just the thing for deer hunting around here...
A man could wade into a herd of the bumper busters...
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 7:56 am

is that an XD sitting beside you on the couch? Nice rifle, awesome sight to BTW!
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Anthony

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:16 pm

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Anthony,
Welcome back!!! Smoke all that Nightcap while in the field???
That FN wasn't issued, was it? Not that I don't like 'em, I have an FN-FAL myself, just curious. Besides, I would have went with the P90!!! Very Happy

FAL you say? Check, check, and check.

Nah, that one wasn't issued, FN's we had downrange were F2000's, not FS2000's haha. Fun switch still included in the former.

Mark, you are correct, they're forward ejecting. Basically the spent casing load up on the side similar to how a shotgun is chambered, and as you put rounds downrange, one casing will just drop out the front right. Which is awesome for me since I'm a southpaw. I enjoy the m16/m4 platform, but the damn things require way too much maintenance for my likings... Yeah sure there's the argument of "it instills discipline" yada yada, but let me tell you what... The last thing you want to do while in a firefight in 130 degree heat is have a weapon malfunction on you because of a fouled weapon, or double feeds, or bolt overrides... When it's 130 out, and your bolt is a solid 250 degrees, even in gloves that crap hurts. Back to the point... being a lefty with an m16/m4/AR platform, that brass deflector does jack shit, and us leftys just catch casings in the face and down our shirts. I've got scars on my cheeks from spent casings and purely decorational brass deflectors. That and the other perk of the m4(sarcasm) is constantly breathing in gas having your cheek to the stock. Not fun.

Moral of the story, I enjoy my FS2000.

I can respect you for choosing the FAL, that .308 round is something else. Whenever I load that magazine, all I can think about is how you could load it with the fingers of grown men, same size that is.

I like the P90, but WA isn't friendly to class III permits, If I had one here, it would have to be the PS90, and with the extended barrel, it completely defeats the purpose of a bullpup that size. From an operator's perspective, nothing beats an F2000 or a P90 in cramped quarters. I'm normally not a bullpup fanatic; however, having an SBR sized carbine like that sure beats having to maneuver the barrell of an M4 out a humvee or uparmored suburban's window.

Actually, I've still got a log of Nightcap tucked away, so the supplies haven't dimmed as of yet

Oh, and FYI, I'm in the boots and pearl snap shirt. You wouldn't catch me dead in sandals.

Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:24 pm

Glad to see you back and posting again! Also thanks for posting a pic of your new toy. Looks like it would be ideal for jack rabbits too!

Jim

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Anthony

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 12:29 pm

Wide Awake wrote:
is that an XD sitting beside you on the couch? Nice rifle, awesome sight to BTW!

Yes Sir, that's an XD45. I was really skeptical, at first I kind of viewed it as an upgraded Glock 21... I like it quite a bit now that I've put a good thousand rounds through it. The only drawback is that the slide release takes some getting used to, and requires you to use your Man Thumb go push the bastard down. Especially after going through a few hundred rounds, your thumb pays the price.

A buddy picked up a HK USP .45 from a police trade in, man... those things are so easy to chamber a round and their slide release is a dream compared to the XD45. Both are good sidearms though, damn good sidearms.
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PostSubject: Boys and toys   Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:47 pm

So I see you are a non-descriminatory type when it comes to your CQ optics. Son has an Aimpoint on a couple of his AR's but like I said, so far the Eotech is still working for me and it does not get enough use for the battery to be a concern.

Here is a shot of the last build I did, couple of years old now. Just a factory standard AR with a few nicer pieces added to it. I'd like something like the FAL in 7.62, have been thinking of building one similar to this AR but set up for longer range shooting. I'd like to see if I can get a semi to come close to my Rem bolt gun.


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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:01 pm

Another toy of mine.


US reciever, Romanian kit, furniture by Arsenal from my home state of Nevada.

Scope is a 4X, Belarus origin. The scope itself is actually radioactive, thanks to Chernobyl.

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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 3:03 pm

Hunter5117 wrote:
So I see you are a non-descriminatory type when it comes to your CQ optics. Son has an Aimpoint on a couple of his AR's but like I said, so far the Eotech is still working for me and it does not get enough use for the battery to be a concern.

Here is a shot of the last build I did, couple of years old now. Just a factory standard AR with a few nicer pieces added to it. I'd like something like the FAL in 7.62, have been thinking of building one similar to this AR but set up for longer range shooting. I'd like to see if I can get a semi to come close to my Rem bolt gun.



Yeah, I'm not very discriminatory when it comes to accessories. I'm a necessity/availability kinda man. Sure, I have my preferences, but the way I see it, if I have an aimpoint/EO tech available, either is better than no optics, especially for CQB.

But let me tell you, that Belorussian scope is no joke. Lifted a few off some Iraqis back in the mid east.

I may or may not possess some of them. I'll never tell.
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PostSubject: Re: I'm back!   Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:24 pm

Anthony wrote:
DoverPipes wrote:


Anthony,
Welcome back!!! Smoke all that Nightcap while in the field???
That FN wasn't issued, was it? Not that I don't like 'em, I have an FN-FAL myself, just curious. Besides, I would have went with the P90!!! Very Happy

FAL you say? Check, check, and check.

Nah, that one wasn't issued, FN's we had downrange were F2000's, not FS2000's haha. Fun switch still included in the former.

Mark, you are correct, they're forward ejecting. Basically the spent casing load up on the side similar to how a shotgun is chambered, and as you put rounds downrange, one casing will just drop out the front right. Which is awesome for me since I'm a southpaw. I enjoy the m16/m4 platform, but the damn things require way too much maintenance for my likings... Yeah sure there's the argument of "it instills discipline" yada yada, but let me tell you what... The last thing you want to do while in a firefight in 130 degree heat is have a weapon malfunction on you because of a fouled weapon, or double feeds, or bolt overrides... When it's 130 out, and your bolt is a solid 250 degrees, even in gloves that crap hurts. Back to the point... being a lefty with an m16/m4/AR platform, that brass deflector does jack shit, and us leftys just catch casings in the face and down our shirts. I've got scars on my cheeks from spent casings and purely decorational brass deflectors. That and the other perk of the m4(sarcasm) is constantly breathing in gas having your cheek to the stock. Not fun.

Moral of the story, I enjoy my FS2000.

I can respect you for choosing the FAL, that .308 round is something else. Whenever I load that magazine, all I can think about is how you could load it with the fingers of grown men, same size that is.

I like the P90, but WA isn't friendly to class III permits, If I had one here, it would have to be the PS90, and with the extended barrel, it completely defeats the purpose of a bullpup that size. From an operator's perspective, nothing beats an F2000 or a P90 in cramped quarters. I'm normally not a bullpup fanatic; however, having an SBR sized carbine like that sure beats having to maneuver the barrell of an M4 out a humvee or uparmored suburban's window.

Actually, I've still got a log of Nightcap tucked away, so the supplies haven't dimmed as of yet

Oh, and FYI, I'm in the boots and pearl snap shirt. You wouldn't catch me dead in sandals.

Very Happy

Cool set up!!! Is that a true Belgian or a DSA?
How do you like that Magpul AFG??? Who made the fore end?
I like the gear on the table.....Diet Dr. Pepper (Gotta have caffeine,check!), Cable remote (for watching The Military Channel, check!), Knife, Ammo.....sounds like a party at your place. Razz

AR-15 / M-16 platform= HK 416. Accept NO substitutes!!!
A lefty, huh? Ever look at the Stag Leftys???? Great BANG for your buck! (Hey, I made a funny, stag / buck bang / gun)
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