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Old 06-30-2017, 06:54 AM
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I've been here before and now I'm back, in just a slightly altered form.

Left months ago, but kept tabs on this place, thought it was a goner for a while, but ... it refuses to die.

So, I came back too. I only hope no-one goes and pulls the plug now ...

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Actually, now that I am back, I might as well 'fess up completely ...

I wasn't here just months ago, I used to frequent this place years ago. Back around the far-off days of 2011, 2012, no less.

I used a wholly different name then, (Nadja) but now I've settled for this newer one.

There was a time in these past few years when it seemed I was never going to be able write creatively again as I wanted. Perhaps that is still the case, but I'm feeling the old enthusiasm start up again, for better or for worse.

So here's a shout-out to some of the old regulars I knew who I still see hanging about the old homestead ... the likes of KBR, Nick Pierce, Grace Gabriel, Candra, and others ... Nice to see y'all still here!

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NADJA!!!

Good to see you girl!

Welcome back.

Looking forward to your first submission as Leila, but so pleased you told me it was you. Made my day x
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Hi Leila/Nadja, welcome back. I'm really sorry I don't remember you - I'm tired and its late here but no doubt the memories will come back eventually. I was away for quite a while too lol.
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thanks for the welcomes folks. Grace I've just read a very nice poem of yours ... also been looking back over some of the naff poetry I used to write, lol.
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I remember you as being quite accomplished Leila.

Kirk will be pleased to see you too.
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Originally Posted by Leila View Post
thanks Grace
Never mind thanks - post something! The boards are slow - i'm reading Pierce pieces over and over and over again - dude's startin' to sound like Shakespeare to my ears.

HELP
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I've posted 13 times in the last few days

Maybe I'll go back and dig out some of my vastly incomplete old stories for a start. I didn't realise I had so much unfinished business on here ...
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Old 07-03-2017, 06:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Grace Gabriel View Post
Never mind thanks - post something! The boards are slow - i'm reading Pierce pieces over and over and over again - dude's startin' to sound like Shakespeare to my ears.

HELP
To me or not to me?

Out damned Pierce!


Be clearer.
Tell her you want to read one of her pieces not another one of her tweetses.
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No 'hi, welcome back' even after I namechecked you in my intro Nick? Fie, for shame.
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No 'hi, welcome back' even after I namechecked you in my intro Nick? Fie, for shame.

Shame?

Mmm, teasing me with shame.

Nickee likee.

Sure, hi and welcome back.

Which "unfinished" piece are you currently working on?
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Shame?

Mmm, teasing me with shame.

Nickee likee.

Sure, hi and welcome back.

Which "unfinished" piece are you currently working on?


Ya see, Grace, this is how it's done.
Uh, you might wanna start taking notes.
Just sayin'.
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Ya see, Grace, this is how it's done.
Uh, you might wanna start taking notes.
Just sayin'.
I'm always taking notes sensei.

Truly, I am committed to learning the ways of the L.A Warrior.

On that note, what d'you mean by "constant carry" in speech? I went googlin' but to no avail.
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On that note, what d'you mean by "constant carry" in speech? I went googlin' but to no avail.

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search

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Gonna guess your constant carry item is the key that unlocks your front door.
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I see your avatar is now in place.

Two words of advice:
Yardage and Windage.
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Originally Posted by Nick Pierce View Post
I see your avatar is now in place.

Two words of advice:
Yardage and Windage.
Kentucky Windage?
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Kentucky Windage?
Would a modern rifle need the same adjustment ?
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Originally Posted by Nick Pierce View Post
Shame?

Mmm, teasing me with shame.

Nickee likee.

Sure, hi and welcome back.

Which "unfinished" piece are you currently working on?
There's a zombie comedy that seemed to go down well here back in 2012. Although zombie comedies may be less in vogue now, I don't know.

Anyway, after five years I've finally come up with the hero's full name.
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Would a modern rifle need the same adjustment ?
You're up, Mo.

All my stuff happens at three feet and closing.
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You're up, Mo.

All my stuff happens at three feet and closing.
As much as I can gather from reading up, there's an elevation turret on the top of the rifle and a windage turret on the side. Seems to me that once I've worked out roughly how low, or to the left and right my shot is - I can adjust using the 'turrets'.

The stuff I've just read suggested that on distance of 100 yards with differentials of shooting 1.5" too low and around 3" to the right of my target, I'd make an adjustment of six clicks on the elevation and 12 clicks on the windage to correct it.

As I understand it, a "Caldwell Lead Sled" will steady me up as a newbie shooter - whatever that may be. Guessin' some sort of tripod or mount to stop me wobbling.

If I've absorbed that wrong - let me know.
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As much as I can gather from reading up, there's an elevation turret on the top of the rifle and a windage turret on the side. Seems to me that once I've worked out roughly how low, or to the left and right my shot is - I can adjust using the 'turrets'.

The stuff I've just read suggested that on distance of 100 yards with differentials of shooting 1.5" too low and around 3" to the right of my target, I'd make an adjustment of six clicks on the elevation and 12 clicks on the windage to correct it.

As I understand it, a "Caldwell Lead Sled" will steady me up as a newbie shooter - whatever that may be. Guessin' some sort of tripod or mount to stop me wobbling.

If I've absorbed that wrong - let me know.
I just looked up Caldwell Lead Sled.
Holy Crap!
A complete AR stabilizing device.
I suppose when you want to really reach out far to touch someone that is the way to go.

Me, I don't own an AR (yeah, I'm one of the three Americans without one).

Incidentally, contrary to common usage AR is not short for Assault Rifle.

It (AR) is a shortening of Armalite Rifle.
Simply a company's name.
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I'd love to try my hand - preliminary research into UK prices was a bit of a shock though.
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There's a zombie comedy that seemed to go down well here back in 2012. Although zombie comedies may be less in vogue now, I don't know.

Anyway, after five years I've finally come up with the hero's full name.

So what you're sayin' is Trump will beat the Impeachment effort, finish this term and be halfway into his next one before we will see anything posted?
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I'd love to try my hand - preliminary research into UK prices was a bit of a shock though.

Throwin' darts is a good start.
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Play all the time with Little Man . Also a good snooker player, so my eye is in.

Tried archery last year for the first time and had a pretty good aim.

Little Man wants to learn Falconry so i'm depending on you for firearm education for a while longer yet.
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Would a modern rifle need the same adjustment ?

A modern centerfire rifle will typically be firing a much faster bullet/projectile. You still have to sight in, but a modern trajectory is much "flatter".
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As much as I can gather from reading up, there's an elevation turret on the top of the rifle and a windage turret on the side. Seems to me that once I've worked out roughly how low, or to the left and right my shot is - I can adjust using the 'turrets'.

The stuff I've just read suggested that on distance of 100 yards with differentials of shooting 1.5" too low and around 3" to the right of my target, I'd make an adjustment of six clicks on the elevation and 12 clicks on the windage to correct it.

As I understand it, a "Caldwell Lead Sled" will steady me up as a newbie shooter - whatever that may be. Guessin' some sort of tripod or mount to stop me wobbling.

If I've absorbed that wrong - let me know.
If you're clicks are a quarter minute then you are about right on - to zero at 100 yards.
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Originally Posted by Leila View Post
There's a zombie comedy that seemed to go down well here back in 2012. Although zombie comedies may be less in vogue now, I don't know.

Anyway, after five years I've finally come up with the hero's full name.
Yep, that's the one.

Get it up on the board Leila!

Meantime, thanks for hosting the Guns & Artillery thread - good idea.
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