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  1. TerryD

    TerryD Member

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    It was not long ago. The same brand was $23/100. Demand is crazy high right now.
     
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    I hope the prices will go back to the previous level.
    The demand here is very low, as I can have 50 rounds per carry gun, no more. The ones that are on hunting license have no such restriction.
     
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    This is because of the “ammo shortage” here in the US. It’s crazy with the inflated pricing. Are you not experiencing shortages in Bulgaria? I know it’s a multifaceted issue for the lack of ammunition to be found in the US but it would be interesting to hear about availability in Europe.
     
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    Oops! You answered my question @Bozho.
     
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    ..... I am thinking of exporting US made ammunition I buy here back to the US as there is STILL profit to be made from it. Honestly the shelves are full and price has remained stable.
     
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    We are causing our own shortages by panic buying.
     
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    Might be spending most of the summer clearing a couple of acres of land by hand...
    Its going to be interesting... :(
     
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    Get ya a couple of junglas' and you'll be good :D
     
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    Didn't the knife connection used to have a thing you could earn points? It's been a couple years since I've ordered from them, but going through all my orders I figured I'd tally up what I've spent. Almost $4,500 since early 2016. Holy ****! At least half was for knife modding though but still. Screenshot_20210227-013015.png
     
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    More like a couple of chainsaws for one the previous ones burn up..

    But honestly it’s looking like it won’t be that bad. I really only need to completely clear 1 acres worth of ground. Location is only medium density of trees and I have until winter to get everything cut and stacked.
     
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    This is a serious type question so please no exaggerations...

    For anyone who has been to SMKW.
    I have not personally been there.. I have a long 11 + hr single day trip this week. If I drive a extra 100 miles and 1 1/2 hours I might be able to stop for 2 hours... The stop would be after at least 10hrs of driving by then.
    Is 2 hours really enough to go through the store? OR should I plan in a few more hours the next time I am in the area?

    Thanks!
     
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    To me, two hours was plenty. But again, I'm not a browser/shopper. I go looking for specific items or types. My wife, on the other hand, was fascinated and could have stayed longer. There are also other shops in the immediate area, and we spent several hours wandering around.
     
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    If it's going to be a rare or only chance to go by there for you, go for it. 2hr should be more than enough time to browse. Plus there is a Lodge cast iron outlet, Coleman outlet and Bud's Guns right there in the same shopping complex.

    You can skip the bottom floor and the 1st little 1/2 level full of gas station knives. The bottom floor is kitchen knives and accessories with some sharpening stuff and clothes in one corner. They did just open it up but it's nothing special.

    There is also a Bass Pro off the exit right beside 40 if you need to kill some extra time.
     
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    Thank you!
    I’m hopping to be in the area again in the fall. With all the other other stores in the area I might just have plan a longer stop then. My 2 hour Max stop time is pretty firm which is sounding harder and harder :)
     
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    Well, there's plenty more things I can recommend in that area. We spend three weekends a year there on average as family getaway weekends. Lots of good food and interesting attractions.
     
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    After conversations with some folks from Chicago and also New Jersey, I realized what a lot of people don’t know about how we handle snow here.

    Snow tires pretty much don’t exist.
    Also, the only streets that get a plow on them are highways and main arterial city streets. Neighborhoods don’t get plowed at all.
    Many smaller towns don’t even have plows, so they do nothing.

    With a typical year for us we get a few events that are a couple inches each time and it melts in two days.

    This last one was 10” and it didn’t melt for a week.
    My neighborhood wasn’t bad for the first couple days, but then it all got packed down to a hard pile of ice.

    But, it was 71 and sunny today, so I’m good with our “winters”.
     
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    Been spending my evenings in the shop working on the Zuk. Trying to get some of the maintenance items taken care of and ready to put it back together and run once the new harness gets here.

    Got the oil changed in both final drives, also replaced the vent tube on the cooling fan.

    I've got a list of pieces I've got to order going for some finishing touches.

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    The oldest daughter pulled the winch apart too and we're going to replace the drum bushings and regrease it. The airframe grease Warn specs is PRICEY. 14oz tube for $32 shipped was the best price I could find.

    But moving forward.

    Looks I'm going to be picking up another derelict bike this weekend. Guy I work with has a Bayou 220 4x2 that has engine trouble he's gonna give me. It'll make a good bike for the teenager if I can get it going I guess.
     
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    Power drove across 4 States today.. Sadly had to just waive at all the shiny Knife and Gun stores that I kept spotting thou... Maybe SMKW on the way home :)
     
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    Some of my parts started showing up today. A bunch of little fasteners and small parts in this order.


    My middle daughter came out and we changed the brake fluid and checked the front brake pads. Then we put on a new front hub cap and changed the engine oil.


    I also sat down and started separating the bolts into labeled baggies so I don't forget where they go.


    If we get a warm day this weekend, I'll try to drag it outside and pressure wash it and the plastics really well. Then it should be ready to reassemble as soon as the harness arrives.
     
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    What model suzuki is it? We have a 500 vinson 4x4.
     

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