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  1. Thank you for the offer, I will probably just change out the battery. It is testing less than 12.6V open circuit and drops way down when lights are turned on, so I am thinking it is starting to go.
  2. I agree, I think I will just change her battery, and if the alternator is still outputting 13.9V at idol, we should be good to go.
  3. 2013 Mazda 3, battery is probably 4-5 years old. Yep, VA to NJ plus back and forth to work for a week. Yes- 13.9v at idol. I am thinking bad battery or... my lovely daughter left a light or something on in the car.
  4. My daughter just recently moved to Richmond VA after graduating college. She called me last week to tell me that her car wouldn't start, and she thought it was the battery. Of course, she didn't leave any of the lights on or anything like that (had to take her word), I told her to get a jump and if it starts take it to the local Midas and if needed get a new battery. She went to Midas, and they told her she needed a new alternator, and it would cost her at least $1000. I told her to hold off and I would check myself. After she got the jump start, she drove the car for a week back and forth to work with no issues. She works nights, so she drove home every night with the lights on, a 10-minute drive but lights on, nonetheless. When I met her this weekend, I first tested the battery with the car off, got 12.3V. With the car running I got 13.9V. To me, this points to a good alternator and a weakening battery since it was below 12.6V under no load. Was the dealer trying to scam a 22-year-old girl or could the alternator still be bad? I drove the car from VA back to NJ with no issues. Thanks,
  5. This is my second option, bringing the scale up to eye level and making the platform large enough for a powder trickler. I think the camera option might be easier. This will only be for rifle loads that I do on my single stage, I have a powder cop for my progressive that I use for my pistol loads.
  6. I have seen reloaders using video cameras hooked up to their laptop to zoom in on the zero pointer of their balance beam. I am thinking about giving this a try, I did a quick experiment with just my phone, and it made it much easier to see the pointer. Has anyone else tried this and if so, is there a camera that you recommend? Thanks!
  7. My doctor had the option of joining one of the large hospitals under their terms or retiring and he chose to retire rather than try and work in their system.
  8. My primary care physician is retiring so I need to find another in the central NJ area, preferably in or around Freehold or Monroe NJ. If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know. Thanks!
  9. So, let me get this straight. When only the elites were allowed to CCW, they could basically carry anywhere with a few exceptions such as schools, courthouses, etc. But now that the unwashed masses, i.e., us are allowed to carry, they will place as many restrictions as possible on where we can carry? I would think that any substantial changes to the existing policies could be challenged?
  10. Anything by Jeff Shaara. Rise to Rebelion Glorious Cause Gods and Generals Killer Angels (by his father) Last Full Measure.
  11. Welcome aboard! I used to shoot at Cherry Ridge many, many years ago, rode there on my bicycle. Great range.
  12. That was freaking hilarious!
  13. I only crimp my .38's enough to remove the case flair, but I shoot them in a S&W 686, which is a heavy gun and being a 357 mag has some room in the cylinder if a bullet tended to walk out a little. While I go nuts with case prep, measurement, powder, distance to lands, etc. for my rifle loads. I tend to pick a near bottom load with whatever powder I have and stick with it for my target/plinking loads for my pistols.
  14. Found it on Spotify yesterday and shared it with my children, they loved it! I am sure my son's circle of right wing friends will love it as well.
  15. Thanks for sharing, my daughter was planning on traveling to Greece when she graduates college in May. we may have to rethink that!
  16. I have a Ruger SR22 and Thunderbolts start keyholing after 200-300 rounds. I need to clean the lead out after every 200 rounds or so and I am good to go.
  17. Great looking dog and great hunt at 11 months old!
  18. A very brief range report. I purchased the Vortex Diamondback Tactical 4-16x44 FFP EBR-2C MOA and mounted it to my AR-15. My gun is a budget build that I pieced together a few years ago with a Delton lower receiver, PSA parts kit with an AeroPrecision upper. For the price point I really like the scope (I found it for $349 on sale), clearer than I expected and tracks well when adjusting both elevation and windage. Bore scoped the rifle and was on paper with the firat shot at 50 yards, had the scope zeroed 2 shots later. I only shot out to 100 yards due to time, as I try and get a half hour or so of shooting before work on Fridays. My gun is probably around a 2- 2.5MOA shooter, hopefully I can get a bit more accuracy out of reloads bit I am not disappointed at all. Definitely a very good scope for the $$$. Thanks!
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