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post #15286 of 41864 Old 08-25-2012, 10:46 PM
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This is what I did this weekend

Tomorrow is a jack leg and then some hydraulic struts...
That is an awesome setup!

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post #15287 of 41864 Old 08-25-2012, 10:49 PM
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There was a lot of rain, a flash flood warning and they closed the scenic loop due to water covered roadways.
The tunnel under the road on the way to devils peak today was flooded with about 2feet of water. Great run today! Can't wait until the pics and vids are posted, should be some cool stuff
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We didn't get any rain today just sunshine and upper 70's. Right now it's in the 60's with a refreshing breeze. I wish Cali wasn't soo screwed up.
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The tunnel under the road on the way to devils peak today was flooded with about 2feet of water. Great run today! Can't wait until the pics and vids are posted, should be some cool stuff
Yeah, and no one of you waved at us! too good for us I see? That dip leading into/out of the tunnel on the west side was a little off camber!

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I wish I could have been there too! I love being out there in the rain, it's a completely different environment.
Last year on the way back from Wheeler's pass we hit Red Rock right after a storm passed through and I was able to snap this picture with my phone.
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post #15291 of 41864 Old 08-26-2012, 01:03 AM
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Last year on the way back from Wheeler's pass we hit Red Rock right after a storm passed through and I was able to snap this picture with my phone.
That's something you blow up and make big enough to cover a wall with!! If the photo is high enough quality, but phone pics usually aren't.

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Yeah, and no one of you waved at us! too good for us I see? That dip leading into/out of the tunnel on the west side was a little off camber!
Wait.. wha?? You guys were out there? We didn't even see you! How come you didn't come play? Where were you?
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Ever since going out shooting with you guys I have been jonesin (obviously) for that XD and trying to talk the wife into letting me get a .223 as well so naturally I have been gathering opinions about .223's as they come up in conversations and I have to say, it's not been all that helpful. The AR-15 vs the Mini 14 is pretty much like asking Ford vs Chevy. There is not one solid consensus

So this is a summary of what I have been told.. anyone that wants to set the record straight is appreciated.

AR-15http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...search=ar%2015: Cheaper than mini 14, lots of aftermarket add on's (one guy said the AR is the "jeep of guns"), accurate over long distances, can swap out the mag and bolt and shoot .22 rounds for cheaper plinking

Ruger Mini 14 http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...er%20mini%2014: more expensive, different type of gas chamber system, very finicky about aftermarket mags, less common, not as accurate as the AR (I don't understand this one because there are soooo many hunting rifle mini-14's)

Am I on the right track here? I like the look of the supposedly more expensive mini 14 linked better than I like the look of the supposedly less expensive AR-15 linked. (yes I know these prices are just one person's interpretation, but the look is what I was after when I linked)
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Ever since going out shooting with you guys I have been jonesin (obviously) for that XD and trying to talk the wife into letting me get a .223 as well so naturally I have been gathering opinions about .223's as they come up in conversations and I have to say, it's not been all that helpful. The AR-15 vs the Mini 14 is pretty much like asking Ford vs Chevy. There is not one solid consensus

So this is a summary of what I have been told.. anyone that wants to set the record straight is appreciated.

AR-15http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...search=ar%2015: Cheaper than mini 14, lots of aftermarket add on's (one guy said the AR is the "jeep of guns"), accurate over long distances, can swap out the mag and bolt and shoot .22 rounds for cheaper plinking

Ruger Mini 14 http://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=218...er%20mini%2014: more expensive, different type of gas chamber system, very finicky about aftermarket mags, less common, not as accurate as the AR (I don't understand this one because there are soooo many hunting rifle mini-14's)

Am I on the right track here? I like the look of the supposedly more expensive mini 14 linked better than I like the look of the supposedly less expensive AR-15 linked. (yes I know these prices are just one person's interpretation, but the look is what I was after when I linked)
It is entirely Ford vs. Chevy. Everybody is going to have a preference. About the only thing that the AR has over the Mini 14 is the amount of aftermarket support. With that comes the bad as well as the good. Just with the Jeep world, there is a lot of Smittybilt crap out there for ARs. I don't know about the Mini, but I would assume it is the same way. Neither is more accurate than the other, I don't even see how anybody could make that distinction.

Decide what you want and go off of that. Don't let anybody sway your decision one way or the other otherwise you will wind up hating the rifle you have. If you want the Mini, get the Mini. If you want an AR, get an AR. Me personally, I want both.

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See, this here is why I hate smart phones... You're in that situation and you really have NOTHING better to do then being on the internet posting this? If any of my friends did that I'd smack the phone out of their hands and tell them to look around and get a life! You're telling me there's not one cougar there to be staring at that's better then diddling with your phone?

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You're telling me there's not one cougar there to be staring at that's better then diddling with your phone?
That's what the phone is for...so you can send your buddies pics

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See, this here is why I hate smart phones... You're in that situation and you really have NOTHING better to do then being on the internet posting this? If any of my friends did that I'd smack the phone out of their hands and tell them to look around and get a life! You're telling me there's not one cougar there to be staring at that's better then diddling with your phone?
Nope. I was sitting there sipping my beer. Had been laying in the grass people watching for a few hours already so I took the opportunity to spend 30 seconds on my phone to post a comment out if boredom.

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See, this here is why I hate smart phones... You're in that situation and you really have NOTHING better to do then being on the internet posting this? If any of my friends did that I'd smack the phone out of their hands and tell them to look around and get a life! You're telling me there's not one cougar there to be staring at that's better then diddling with your phone?
Get out on the garage and get back to work!!


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The mini 14 could more accurately be described as mopar vs Chevy! The parts are a bit more expensive, but usually higher quality(exceptions always occur) the mini will supposedly last longer due to the piston bolt keeping it cooler, so after tens o thousands of rounds, it will have less wear. It will be a little heavier, and a little more difficult to find "video game" accessories for.
The AR is the Chevy! Produced by the millions with most parts interchangeable from one to another. Many low quality, poorly designed crap available at cheap prices. It will run hotter on the bolt and require more frequent deep cleaning. The cleaning procedure will also take more time to complete(unless you are military and have been trained repetitively) you can find just about any kind of toy to put on an AR with very little searching.
I have 2 ARs. Haven't even fired one of them yet, but I enjoy the hell out of the other one. It's all "video gamed out" with a red dot sight, fore grip, and light attachment. Am i EVER gaining to use the lights and crap? Hell no, but it looks cool and it's fun to shoot. My dad has a mini 14. I love shooting it too, but it's more difficult to find "video game" crap for as said above. It really is preference on which gun feels an looks better to you! Sturgio has a mini, and I'm sure if we all got together, you could do a side by side comparison.

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Wait.. wha?? You guys were out there? We didn't even see you! How come you didn't come play? Where were you?
We were the orange TJ and silver ZJ coming down the trail as you guys were heading away from the tunnel. You were second or third from the front. There was a turquoise yj or tj that looked heavily modified with your group? Couple of white TJs bringing up the rear? We had to be back by 300, so we were finishing up our day at that point.

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