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  • Anyone use rc boat to retrieve downed goose?

    I can't carry my boat to this private pond that I found, but it is too deep and too far out for some birds so I have not hunted here.

    I can't have dogs due to my children having allergies.

    Anyone use a RC boat to retrieve downed geese?

    Also, some more information on what type of RC watercraft may be the best suited for this role would be helpful.

    7 AnswersHunting7 years ago
  • What does tube release on shotguns do?

    It seems that I have only owned shotguns without tube releases (SX2 and SX3) so I am confused as to how they function different on shotguns with tube releases.

    1 AnswerHunting8 years ago
  • Apartment caused damage to my car?

    I was leaving the underground garage and the automatic garage door opener is out of order at this time.

    As I was leaving, the roof rack caught the string attached to disengage the door and pull down the metal bar which damaged the roof of my car.

    What is the course of action that can be taken? Is the apartment responsible in paying the damage at all?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • Should I report this to the ATF?

    Normally, I would just report this and let the law take its course, but I don't want to ruin someone's life.

    1. So I posted a firearm for sale and this potential buyer contacts me and asks me to ship it directly to him (this is a hunting shotgun).

    2. I respond to him that all interstate firearm transfers must be sent to Federal Firearms Licensee.

    3. He tells me that is wrong and he knows the law and he does this all the time.

    4. I point him to the ATF law and he asks me if this is a recent change. He tells me he is a cop and that he has done this in the past year.

    I know the law well when it comes to firearms as I know ignorance is no excuse in the eyes of the law. I feel that I need to report this, but then I am not sure if ATF really does anything. What is the right course of action in your opinion?

    4 AnswersLaw & Ethics8 years ago
  • Betting in movies and in real life?

    I see people handing over money in movies when betting. But for obvious reasons that wouldn't work as you couldn't keep track of who bet what....

    In real life underground betting, how does it work?

    1 AnswerGambling8 years ago
  • Shouldn't UN support the Syrian government in putting down the rebels?

    It is unfortunate that UN could not get that Arms Treaty passed. If it was passed, the Syrian government could mow down these evil rebels that want freedom and peace.

    Only "legit" government should be allowed to keep firearms to prevent this kind of terrorism. My prayers go out to these dictators and their family in killing the innocent citizens and disarming them as quickly as possible so no future uprising can occur by the people demanding stuff for the people.

    So shouldn't UN be supporting the Syrian government?

    2 AnswersGovernment8 years ago
  • Bypass NBC live online streaming to watch?

    Is there a way to bypass the cable service provider requirement to watch the olympic events on the NBC website?

    1 AnswerDrama8 years ago
  • Which wood can you burn while camping?

    When camping, I know you can burn (where allowed) branches that have fallen. I want to try some survival stuff and wanted to know what parts of a tree that I can cut to burn if necessary. I know this may vary by location, but what parts of the tree is safe to cut down without permanently hurting the tree?

    5 AnswersCamping8 years ago
  • What are some negative issues with Ron Paul?

    Other candidates have "loud" issues and after watching him on Jay Leno I am strongly considering him as the candidate of my choice. I don't care about party differences and I just want what is best for my nation. Can someone please provide unbiased opinion on Ron Paul?

    12 AnswersElections9 years ago
  • What should you do with a malfunctioning AR-15? Firing burst malfunction.?

    I was at the club range sighting in some rifles and another member there had malfunctioning AR-15 that was shooting burst (2-3 at most) and he was puzzled and I was puzzled as well.

    I personally didn't want to take apart the lower to see the internal parts as this is an outdoor range and it was getting dark, but we tried to figure out what was going on.

    Some details:

    1. The firearm was not hot (not a cook-off)

    2. The firearm is not old and maybe has 2000 rounds

    3. The firearm is full factory built

    4. It was not bump fire

    I knew he had to get it fixed right away and he wanted to as well since the weapon misfired after the burst fire. Should he send this back to the factory or replace the fire control groups himself and dispose of the older parts?

    Please don't provide stupid answers. It is illegal to knowingly own firearms like this and I want to give him the right advice as well.

    3 AnswersHunting9 years ago
  • Should I SBR my MP5F pistol?

    Finally got another MP5F built from all german matching parts. Very costly and a little over $3000 later, I am wondering if I should go through the process of SBR with this pistol. While the MP5 has no negative issues in SBR form compared to other rifles, my issue is more of the hassle with paperwork, moving, etc.

    Let me know what you did as I am sure people have been in this situation before.

    3 AnswersHunting9 years ago
  • Can you provide explanation for this algebra word question?

    A wheel has a diameter of x inches and a second wheel has a diameter of y inches. The first wheel covers a distance of d feet in 100 revolutions. How many revolutions does the second wheel make in covering d feet?

    A. 100xy

    B. 100y - x

    C. 100x - y

    D. 100y / x

    E. 100x / y

    I have the answer (E), but I am not sure whether I really understand the question.

    Thank you in advance.

    4 AnswersMathematics9 years ago
  • Solve this word problem algebraically, please be sure to show work.?

    A machine punches x plates per hour for 4 hours and then y plates per hour for 2 hours. What is the average number of plates punched per hour by the machine during the 6-hour period?

    2 AnswersMathematics9 years ago
  • Math algebra question (x cannot equal 0)?

    If x DOES NOT EQUAL 0 and one-half of x is equal to four times x^2, then x=

    this is the question, but in the question, for some reason, the x does not equal 0 allows you do divide both sides of the equation by x....

    Can someone explain to me why this is the case?

    3 AnswersMathematics9 years ago
  • Math (Ratio slope elevation problem)?

    At ski slope A, the change in elevation from the top of the run to the finish is -1,100 meters. At ski slope B the change is -1,600 meters. If slope A is 700 meters long and slope B is 1,600 meters long what is the elevation-drop-per-meter ratio between slope A and B?

    Please show work. TIA.

    3 AnswersMathematics9 years ago
  • Math (Ratio advanced type question)?

    If P(2n+1, n-1): P(2n+1,n)=3:5. Find n.

    The answer is 4.

    Please show work. TIA.

    1 AnswerMathematics9 years ago
  • Math (Work problem rate time work)?

    Working alone, Ryan can dig a 10 ft by 10 ft hole in five hours. Castel can dig the same hole in six hours. How long would it take them if they worked together

    The answer is 2.73 hrs

    Can someone please show the work? TIA.

    2 AnswersMathematics9 years ago
  • Math (Work problem rate time work)?

    Xyla can paint a fence is 6 hrs. Working alone, Yarba can paint the same fence in x hours. Working together they can complete the task in 2.1 hrs.

    Column A


    Column B


    A. The quantity in Column A is greater

    B. The quantity in Column B is greater

    C. The two quantities are equal

    D. The relationship cannot be determined from the information given

    If you could show me how the work is done, that would be great. TIA.

    2 AnswersMathematics9 years ago
  • Math question (rate time distance)?

    A transcontinental jet travels at a rate of x – 100 mph with a headwind and x + 100 mph with a tailwind between Wavetown and Urbanio, two cities 3,200 miles apart. If it takes the jet 2 hr 40 minutes longer to complete the trip with a headwind, then what is the jet’s rate flying with a tailwind?

    1 AnswerMathematics9 years ago
  • Math question (percentage calculation)?

    Business 2

    April to May: +2%

    May to June: +12%

    At Business 2, the value of inventory for May was what percent of the value of inventory for June?

    Correct answer:


    Can someone please explain the steps in reaching these answers? TIA

    3 AnswersMathematics9 years ago