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smithwessonBuckeye


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  • SPORTS MOMENT: Jay Bruce's homerun to clinch the Central Division for the Reds in 2010.
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  • NFL TEAM: Green Bay Packers
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Comment 18 Aug 2014

I would prefer that B. Miller be last on this list, no need in him taking hits due to his shoulder. I think EzE is going to be brilliant but my gut says R. Smith.

Comment 11 Aug 2014

There are many factors that would contribute to losing control of the car when the gas was hit during a turn at race speed. The stagger of the tires along with spring compression, wing angle, and degree of banking in the track. For the most part, these guys don't lift their foot from the gas under race conditions, but throttling will help put the car in proper position to pass or exit the turn.

The pace under the caution is significantly slower, but it is also set by the race leader at certain tracks. Any time under caution during a dirt track race is a big game of follow the leader for this specific reason. Low visibility creates different problems, either from the dirt that is blowing around the track or due to the nature of the car. Tony was following the other cars around the track just as he should.

There has been plenty of speculation as to why Tony hit the gas at that exact moment, but the only people that know right now are the investigators and Tony himself. Maybe he was surprised by the figure that close to the car? Who knows? 

Comment 11 Aug 2014

Just thought I would leave this here for those who haven't been around Sprint Cars. This track in the photo does not have a high degree of banking, similar to the track in N.Y. that the incident took place. Now imagine a dimly lit raceway with a racer in a dark fire suit and dark helmet with the view of the racer scene from here. 

Comment 10 Aug 2014

I really appreciate this statement. I agree on all counts. I have also grown up in and around dirt tracks across the midwest and have spent a lot of time around sprints. This young man made a horrible mistake that ended his life due to allowing his emotions to get the best of him in this scenario. This will make a profound impact on the racing community for the near future.

Comment 23 Jul 2014

Let me first say I do think they have the talent to be MAC Champs. However, the new coaching regime has made a lot of changes that may not be beneficial, most likely long term. Clawson was an extremely disciplined HC and Babers has come in and is more relaxed. Most of the players I know said it is great for the upperclassmen, but they are pretty concerned for the younger guys.

Before anyone asks, yes, I am a current student at BGSU and yes I know many players due to my major.

Comment 29 Apr 2014

I own two of them. I have lots of information if you need it. I have about 15,000 through the first and about 300 through the second. Never a hiccup.

Comment 28 Apr 2014

Less of a chance than my .223/5.56. The .45ACP is a big and slow bullet, drywall yes...Multiple layers of drywall, still likely, but not as likely as my .223 which will penetrate a lot of things in a short distance with its size and speed.

Edit: In short, those are my two legitimate options at the moment.

Comment 28 Apr 2014

You will find a different opinion or option from literally everyone that owns a firearm. I prefer to use a caliber/firearm that will not penetrate walls and potentially harm someone else. I like my 1911, but it is heavy and some people have not had good experiences with reliability and this platform.

You hit the nail on the head with user friendly. But, user friendly is different to everyone. There are a few shops that you have the opportunity to rent a firearm and see what is most comfortable to you. Make sure you can operate the firearm in the dark and in high stress situations, adrenaline can be counterproductive when you lose fine motor skills. I am more confident with a SBR in the middle of the night than I am with a pistol, I have fired thousands upon thousands of rounds with rifles. I am confident in my ability with my pistol, but ideally I would have an SBR in a pistol caliber (someday soon). That is my preference and it is definitely different than other enthusiasts.

I would suggest after purchasing a firearm to take A LOT of time and get to know the weapon. Fire hundreds of rounds through it. If you buy a semi-auto make sure you know what ammunition will cycle and feed reliability and what ammunition will not. Know how much lubrication your firearm likes. Some like to be "dirty" and some like to be wet (insert dirty joke here). 

I would be available to email back and forth with you if you have any specific questions that you would not want to be in an open forum. I am a firearm enthusiast and I think and talk about this all the time. Make sure you get as much information/opinions as you can to make sure you make the best choice for you and your family.

Comment 27 Apr 2014

Thats good advice. I have a rule about information: Take 15% of the top and the bottom of all information and focus on what you find in the middle. Nothing is ever as great or as bad as some people would like us to believe.

BTW, jealous of the M1A trigger time.

Comment 27 Apr 2014

I would look into the Savage bolt actions. Their accutrigger is pretty nice and their price point is more than fair. There are lots of options for you, due the research. It should be more than manageable to find a rifle that meets all of your introductory needs for even under $500.

Comment 27 Apr 2014

Alabama has had some regular marquee games recently. But I do believe some of the other schools at the top of the SEC food chain will have to leave their comfort zone.

Comment 27 Apr 2014

Whatever .22LR I have close to me. I also enjoy my STI 1911, but due to lack of funds, have reduced that to my trusty night companion.

GSG1911-22, S&W MP15-22 are my typical .22 go to's with my full size AR.

Comment 20 Nov 2013

Quickness is the ability to accelerate/decelerate and change direction. Speed is the players top end speed in general. For example of why quickness is very important: someone can have a great top end speed but it may take them a period of time to reach that speed, someone who is "quicker" may get to them before they can run away.