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  1. 6 hours ago, falcone said:

    Started looking for property in Florida. My brother lives down there near Jacksonville and my parents will be moving down soon to be close to the grandkids. 

    Got a question for anyone in north Florida. What areas should I be looking at for property away from the urban/suburban cities and more towards the boonies? One of the main things I’m looking for is a property big enough to shoot guns on and be far enough away from neighbors so not to disturb them. If anyone has some info to share please pm me. I’d appreciate it. 

    Nassau county, west of Callahan, by the Georgia border. It’s farm, cattle, and horse country. You can shoot on your own land, and still be on the beach in under an hour. Stay away from the west side of Duval county.

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  2. On 1/1/2022 at 8:53 PM, leahcim said:

    Any advice on north central, I was looking at Ocala area, trying to stay away from the coasts, thinking hurricane damage would be somewhat moderated.  

    North East costal Florida is safe from the hurricane, it’s a little coastal nook. There are 150+ year old wood framed houses next to 150+ year old oaks 1/4 mile inland. The pirates of yore knew what they were doing. 

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  3. 56 minutes ago, Sniper said:

    Honda did some things that all the other pickup manufactures didn't. Like the dual action tailgate, I usually swing it out versus the conventional way of swinging it down. Then, they put the big trunk under the bed, which comes in handy. Yeah, the bed is a little shorter, but I've carried a ton of stuff, like 4x8 sheets, furniture, etc., you just fold down the tailgate, like the longer beds.

    I also like the way the split rear seat folds up to make room for poochie to jump in, and there's no driveshaft hump in the way. I've had virtually zero issues with my Ridgeline, had a starter die suddenly, but that's it.

    Did the Ridgeline add a locking center diff yet?  I really liked them but at the time they were only awd, went Tacoma for the 4x4, needed it for soft deep sand driving. 

  4. I have the Apple TV connected to my Samsung’s. This way that little processor in the tv just runs the image processing, while the Apple handles the streaming and video/sound conversions and processing. It’s a nice interface, and the apps are always kept updated. 

    Depending on the channels you want, there are lots of good free tv apps, I currently use Pluto (which is owned by ViacomCBS).  If you also get a cheap Roku box, they also have a free live streaming app.  Lots of live streaming themed channels all free.  For paid, I use Hulu ad-free. 

  5. 13 minutes ago, 10X said:

    I guess his finger pulled the trigger.

    Weren’t these single action style revolvers, so he cocked the hammer and pulled the trigger, all with people standing in front of him. If they weren’t all so anti nra, the one hour nra basic safety course could be given each morning of filming action scenes, even a just 15 minute lecture to everyone and she would be alive. 

  6. 6 hours ago, Displaced Texan said:

    I hope the market holds together until my house goes on market (52 days from now) and sells. 

    There is a house across the street from me that went on market July 2, and was under contract by July5. It was priced high (and my house has more yard and amenities). Anxious to see what the sale price was. 

    May be worth it to list it now, people like to be in time for the new school year, possibly paying a premium for that, could be worth it to rent for a month or two?

  7. Synthetic Mobile One oil change question. 
    Last changed it out 2 years ago, only ran it about an hour each year to prep it. Just checked and it’s still full and clear. What is the storage life of synthetic while it’s inside the genny? 

  8. This is not entirely true, and you may not find out until it’s too late. In my case Rutgers did accept all of my one son’s county credits, but said they don’t all apply towards the degree. Even though his associates is the same as the bachelor, they wanted another 3 years. 

  9. 30 minutes ago, High Exposure said:

    Get a Honda Ridgeline over a Taco.
    The trunk under the bed alone makes it worth it, let alone all the interior storage upgrades and the nicer ride of the Honda.

    Depends, both are great. Do you need 4x4 or is awd good enough. I wish the Ridgeline had a center diff lock. The bed storage is really cool, but if you get a flat you are unloading everything to get to the micro spare. That 8 speed trans is still a bit new but looks promising. End of the day, can’t go wrong with either.  

  10. 29 minutes ago, Malsua said:

    A standby generator is all that.  I used to also have a 4k portable but gave it to my FIL.   At some point it's just extra.  Even if the standby failed, the fireplace insert can be run off a 12v battery and an inverter.  That was my first level before I had any generators.

    Of course, I'm moving to Florida where it's 32 in the morning on the coldest day of the year and 55 by noon.  Hardly life threatening.

    The storms in Florida happen in the summer when it’s 80.  I have a tri fuel inverter I run on grill propane tanks to power the fridge, computer, and a small room window ac unit. 

  11. If you go with an xx60 card you will be replacing it in a year, spend the little bit more for at least xx70 series. Or look for a used 1080-TI

    You can also go for a 2k gaming monitor, will get 100fps in all titles on ultra with not much visual difference between 2k and 4k.  Otherwise you need a 3080, or just go with an etch-a-sketch. 

  12. My wife also tried all on the list (several I have) and didn’t like them. The sw 380 ez was close, but I wanted to have a bit better round. She loves her Ruger LCR in 9mm with the larger ruger rubber grip. While it uses moon clips, it’s also made to run fine just dropping into the cylinder. 
    I was thinking of the lcr in 38/357, she would only use 38.  But I didn’t want another caliber, I can share the 9’s with all my other stuff, and moon clips are quick to reload. 

  13. 3 hours ago, Displaced Texan said:

    My office is on the north west side of Houston, in the Woodlands. They are bracing for impact. 
    Everyone I’ve spoken to has told me they are leaving the area until the storm passes. Thank God...it’s gonna be brutal. 


    How far and which direction do you go to evacuate, to Kansas?  That is a problem in Florida, they don’t know which coast it’s going to hit until the last turn is made. Last year they said will go up the east coast, so people fled north-west to panhandle, well it changed course and hit the west coast and panhandle. Also, weirdly enough that south-east Georgia is like one big flood zone, where my little northern corner of FL is not. 
    I hope they are safe!

  14. 3 hours ago, USRifle30Cal said:

    The idea for me was always to use gasoline...i do keep like 30gal on hand....but to use propane for short term use...

    If you were going to use propane solely.....to be the equivalent BTU of 30gal of raw gas...

    what are you propane guys running?  

    I run mine on only propane, a grill tank gets me 20 hours. According to the manual, 1.6 gallons of gas the tank holds will run 8 hours,  doing the math 4 gallons of gas would be the same runtime of a propane tank. 

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