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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2475 on: January 19, 2018, 09:02:46 AM »

I guess the thing I don't quite fathom is why the need for fancy weapons to take out a drone when a well placed round from almost any medium caliber rifle will do the trick quite nicely.  Sure would be a whole lot less expensive.

My 338 would remove a drone at 1500 yards no problem.


Maybe if you got in a very lucky shot you might bring one down but the one behind it would have you real quick.  My guess is the drone would have had you from 3000 or 5000 yards.  We're not talking 'quad copters' here but military drones. 

Example: 

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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2476 on: January 19, 2018, 05:06:54 PM »

Maybe if you got in a very lucky shot you might bring one down but the one behind it would have you real quick.  My guess is the drone would have had you from 3000 or 5000 yards.  We're not talking 'quad copters' here but military drones. 

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Flip is the second coming of Buffalo Bill.

He could shoot down a drone with his .338 with no problem.

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« Reply #2477 on: January 19, 2018, 05:11:44 PM »

Thats me, old dead eye... ;D

In the example they were shooting down quad copters btw.
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2478 on: January 19, 2018, 05:53:20 PM »

Thats me, old dead eye... ;D

In the example they were shooting down quad copters btw.

I'm assuming they were just using quad copters as a lower cost target than this type of drone.

Sometimes the government actually can save the taxpayer a dollar here and a dollar there!
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« Reply #2479 on: January 19, 2018, 07:03:57 PM »

I'm assuming they were just using quad copters as a lower cost target than this type of drone.

Sometimes the government actually can save the taxpayer a dollar here and a dollar there!

Rarely...
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2480 on: January 28, 2018, 10:50:53 AM »

Rarely...

I just saw something (didn't read it all) about a $24M refrigerator on Air Force One! 

I hope that includes an icemaker ;D ;D ;D
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2481 on: January 28, 2018, 11:02:35 AM »

While we are talking about frivolous stuff. 
Reading now in Toledo rag that between the state of Mich and the feds they spent $384 million making track improvements between Detroit and Chicago to where Amtrack has taken 20 minutes off the trip and have reduced the trip from Port Huron to Chicago by 7 min..
I bet the thousands of train users are delighted..
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2482 on: January 28, 2018, 11:03:38 AM »

I just saw something (didn't read it all) about a $24M refrigerator on Air Force One! 

I hope that includes an icemaker ;D ;D ;D

For that price it better for dual ice makers and a frozen custard machine....
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2483 on: January 28, 2018, 11:20:59 AM »

This may help explain some of the cost.....not the average requirements.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-cost-24-million-install-112316072.html
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2484 on: January 28, 2018, 12:01:29 PM »

This may help explain some of the cost.....not the average requirements.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/why-cost-24-million-install-112316072.html

There's also a backup plane so that cuts the costs 'in half'...

looking better all the time!!!


I think I'm going to go out and take the dog for a walk and then do something out in the yard. 

Too nice outside to be sitting in here looking out.
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« Reply #2485 on: January 28, 2018, 04:24:29 PM »

LOL....no doubt a lot of money, but unfortunately not an amount most choke at nowadays.
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2486 on: January 29, 2018, 08:27:21 AM »

How do so many drivers forget how to drive on the snow in just a few weeks?

Crashes started early over along US23 and working their way east now!

It's below 32 degrees and there is snow falling...

the roads WILL BE SLIPPERY!!!!!!!!
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2487 on: January 29, 2018, 09:47:47 AM »

I wonder if the fridge is a Sub Zero..... ;D
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2488 on: January 29, 2018, 10:20:18 AM »

This sure makes the governments $500 hammers look like a bargin
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Re: What are you thinking about right now?
« Reply #2489 on: January 29, 2018, 05:28:34 PM »

They buy that stuff, it becomes obsolete and they sell it for about nothing (Gummit auction).  I belong to a government auction site and it's amazing what you can buy for peanuts.

Of course the (government) don't care because they bought it with your money (not theirs) in the first place.  Why I maintain to this day that GM should have given every registered voter a new car in repayment to the taxpayer funded bailout they received and why I'll never buy a GM product.  I'll walk first.


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