J. Ross sent us some serious Gloom und Doom: Fed Heads Back to the Well, Will It Run Dry?
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Trevor flagged this piece at WND: Fed abandons dollar in new round of rate cuts–Reacts to fall of investment giant Bear Stearns, Carlyle Capital Corp.
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Mark recommended the rifle muzzle brakes made by OPS. We have had the muzzles of all of our .30 caliber bolt actions threaded 1/2-28. That is the same thread used on many flash hiders (such as AR-15, M4 and AR-10.) Our preferred flash hider is the Vortex Model 3068, made by Smith Enterprise. You can keep a muzzle brake installed in the present day, and switch to a flash hider if and when times get inimical. Have your rifles threaded and keep both devices handy. The later Vortex flash hiders are also compatible with the SEI Direct Connect sound suppressors, if you don’t mind all the paperwork and expense associated with a Class 3 transfer. ($200 Federal Transfer tax, in the US.) Safety Note: If you own any .30 caliber rifles, be absolutely sure that you have all of your muzzle brakes and flash hiders drilled for proper clearance of .30 caliber bullets. If you were to attach an unmodified .22 caliber Vortex to a .30 caliber rifle, it could cause a tragic accident!
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SF in Hawaii suggested a great article on desert expeditions that should be required reading for anyone that expects to ever do any off-road driving, even in temperate climates.