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21 minutes ago, Mr. Plow said:

We aren't supposed to bring them to work now......workplace violence and all.....

I've carried a small pocketknife every day of my life since I was 8 (except airport days), so it still stays in my pocket and no one is the wiser.......until they need it like above post,  then they just say thanks and make a joke about the policy.

The world we live in!

I carried a Zippo folder from about ten until my first jury duty. I wasn't more than five feet from that knife for over nine years. 

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37 minutes ago, Mr. Plow said:

We aren't supposed to bring them to work now......workplace violence and all.....

I've carried a small pocketknife every day of my life since I was 8 (except airport days), so it still stays in my pocket and no one is the wiser.......until they need it like above post,  then they just say thanks and make a joke about the policy.

The world we live in!

I’ve gotten that before also. Had a boss once ask me if that was a knife clipped on my pocket. I pulled it out of my pocket, looked at it, looked at him and said “Nope” placing it back in my pocket. 

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4 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

I’ve gotten that before also. Had a boss once ask me if that was a knife clipped on my pocket. I pulled it out of my pocket, looked at it, looked at him and said “Nope” placing it back in my pocket. 

Ppl need a life. I’ve usually got a .380 clipped on my pocket. Today I’m at the vet in NY so not so much. Swiss Army knife in the other pocket, haven’t murdered anyone with either to date. 

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7 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

Ppl need a life. I’ve usually got a .380 clipped on my pocket. Today I’m at the vet in NY so not so much. Swiss Army knife in the other pocket, haven’t murdered anyone with either to date. 

Exactly. I have never been tempted to go after anyone with a pocket knife or firearm and usually have one or both fairly close at hand. 

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16 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

On a different note, I remember one house fire, the guy must’ve had 200 guns and 10,000 rounds of various ammunition. No one would get near the thing once the bullets started going off, no one was sure if they were just popping loose of if some might have been loaded in guns, it’s something I think of every time I pack up, What a noise, always remember that. 

I once saw an American Rifleman article on how cartridges exploding in a fire weren't dangerous.  We had some French steel cased 30-06 ammo at one stage.  By the force needed to pull a projectile I wouldn't be too sure of them.

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On 12/12/2019 at 6:14 AM, lorenzo said:

The 22 Cartridge is multi purpose.

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Seen many a tower box on a pivot with .357 cases instead of the 6 amp fuses. Would maybe make a motor that was drawing hard last the rest of the irrigation season. Never seen a loaded cartridge though 😁

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On 12/12/2019 at 7:14 AM, lorenzo said:

The 22 Cartridge is multi purpose.

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Is this a version of “gunning the engine?”

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My experience with 22s in a fire is when some dummy tossed them in a camp fire. The brass popped off or just burst leaving the heavy lead behind. We all backed away and watched. They didn't go far but up close they could have taken an eye out. Funny how beer makes some people stupid!

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1 hour ago, New Englander said:

My experience with 22s in a fire is when some dummy tossed them in a camp fire. The brass popped off or just burst leaving the heavy lead behind. We all backed away and watched. They didn't go far but up close they could have taken an eye out. Funny how beer makes some people stupid!

Enough beer makes anyone stupid!

Rick

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On December 11, 2019 at 5:45 AM, SuperWD9 said:

I am looking to get an entry level bolt action 22 for groundhogs and maybe some coon hunting with a buddy. Gun store showed me a savage mark ii which is in my price point. Is there anything else that you guys would recommend for under about 350 and has anyone had any experience with the savage?

To get back to the original question the Savage Mk 2 has excellent reviews at a even better price point, don't think you could go wrong in a bolt.

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Agreed!

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Well I pulled the trigger I ordered one in on Friday they didn’t have the exact model I wanted. I don’t need some of the extra bells and whistles.

Should have a Mark II F soon and may put a vortex scope on it due to that’s what they carry and the lifetime warranty. 

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57 minutes ago, SuperWD9 said:

Well I pulled the trigger I ordered one in on Friday they didn’t have the exact model I wanted. I don’t need some of the extra bells and whistles.

Should have a Mark II F soon and may put a vortex scope on it due to that’s what they carry and the lifetime warranty. 

F? Is that a featherweight?

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It is the base model 

standard barrel

not threaded 

I don’t need some of the options they offer and what I saved can be used on a scope or something that I will actually use.

I saved $20-$80 by ordering this one in.

I thought about the one with a bushnell scope but it probably won’t have the easiest life and if I have to replace the bushnell once I will be at about the same price as a vortex which is what I am thinking about putting on it due to the lifetime warranty.

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You should be happy going with the better scope first like this. Good call. 

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It adds about 50-60 more than I would like but one bad hit or fall and I would be at the same cost due to replacement.

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On 12/13/2019 at 10:11 PM, Ian Beale said:

I once saw an American Rifleman article on how cartridges exploding in a fire weren't dangerous.  We had some French steel cased 30-06 ammo at one stage.  By the force needed to pull a projectile I wouldn't be too sure of them.

Neighbor lady was burning trash and heard a "crack". Said she felt a "pinch". The .22 bullet penetrated about 1/2" into the fatty tissue on her belly. Had a heckuva time convincing the doctor that removed it, how it happened. 🤨😄

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2 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Neighbor lady was burning trash and heard a "crack". Said she felt a "pinch". The .22 bullet penetrated about 1/2" into the fatty tissue on her belly. Had a heckuva time convincing the doctor that removed it, how it happened. 🤨😄

 

She must have been really close to the fire. Glad it just hit her in the belly!

  Mythbusters tried it and got pretty much what I saw when a drunk tossed a bunch of 22s in a camp fire. In that case we found all or what we thought was all of the lead bullets, 'cause the now sober perpetrator couldn't remember how many were in his pocket, in the ashes, some a bit melted.

Gun in the trash? That could be fatal!

Bullets thrown into an open fire can explode with lethal force.

busted

The MythBusters dropped a box of bullets with varying calibers directly into an open fire. While many of the bullets immediately discharged, it appeared that none of the bullets could be lethal. Like the oven test, most of the damage was being dealt by the shell casings, which could not travel fast enough to be lethal.

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8 minutes ago, New Englander said:

She must have been really close to the fire. Glad it just hit her in the belly!

Said she was standing there stirring it so ya real close. Pretty rare deal

I've had them go off but never any damage. Now, an aerosol can that gets in there without me poking a hole with a center punch, that will get my attention. Really, really hate when that happens. 

 

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Here's a firefighter training film. There guys subjected hundreds of thousands of rounds to all sorts of abuse and essentially found that if not confined to a gun barrel they would be protected by their turnout gear as close as they normally would get fighting a fire. Note that in the beginning of the film they constrained the primer end of the shells and a 12 gauge didn't hole cardboard 7" away and heavy rifle shells wouldn't penetrate sheet rock a similar distance. That was with a solidly backed shell. Too bad they didn't do one unrestrained as I'm quite sure the bullet would stay and the brass project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UloVDG4s9Lo

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Amazing what's on youtube. This guy put them in a microwave! No damage but when he tried a .50 BMG it dented the door.

I'm stuck in a hotel room trying to avoid the online training I'm supposed to be doing😁

 

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8 hours ago, sandhiller said:

Neighbor lady was burning trash and heard a "crack". Said she felt a "pinch". The .22 bullet penetrated about 1/2" into the fatty tissue on her belly. Had a heckuva time convincing the doctor that removed it, how it happened. 🤨😄

You live next door to your in-laws too?

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18 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

You live next door to your in-laws too?

Hey, what happens on the river,    umm,    doesn't always stay on the river, I guess😢          😄

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Science teacher in school told of a boy being blinded in 1 eye from throwing some 22 shells in a fire.

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