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Rain rain...

Discussion in 'Lone Star Glockers' started by Bitstream, Jul 23, 2007.

  1. Bitstream

    Bitstream

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    ...go away,
    I'd like to go shoot a match someday (soon)!
     

  2. Glenn E. Meyer

    Glenn E. Meyer

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    Since my Glock will shoot underwater, why can't we still have a match? So what if the range is underwater!

    The rain yesterday was awesome.
     
  3. AggieMM

    AggieMM Aggie Glocker

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    No kidding. Man, I don't want to complain about the rain (especially with 2006 fresh on my mind), but can we at least have a break on the weekends? :)

    Ryan
     
  4. lastevolution

    lastevolution "Senior" Member

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    I don't care if it's cloudy and drizzing all the time with some downpours. Beats the heat.
     
  5. Bitmap

    Bitmap Millennium Member

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    In this case it's not the rain that will get you. It's the fire ants.
     
  6. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    I really want to go to a 200-yard outdoor range and see if I can shoot my Mosin M44 without bruising myself again, but the rain is making it impossible.

    Then, again, it's not the fire ants for me. It's the mosquitoes. But, if they keep getting bigger, they might provide viable moving targets.

    I have to think about this a bit...
     
  7. Glenn E. Meyer

    Glenn E. Meyer

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    The Mosquitos are carrying fireants as paratroopers.

    I read that in times of flood, the ants form a living floating ball of ants and then raft down the flood till they hit some land and then they swarm out of the water.
     
  8. Bitmap

    Bitmap Millennium Member

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    I haven't seen the floating ball but I once saw a mass of them floating on the water after a huge rain. It looked like a giant reddish-brown amoeba. I was on the high ground so I took a few minutes to throw rocks into the mass until I sank most of it.

    Nasty critters. I think they would make flood rescue just about unbearable.
     
  9. uhlawpup

    uhlawpup Gentle Soul

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    Yes, the do form both balls and rafts and float along. Two drops of dishwashing liquid on the raft breaks the water tension and the ants sink beneath the surface, and soon return their elements to the environment.

    Please don't ask me how I know this.
     
  10. Glenn E. Meyer

    Glenn E. Meyer

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    You know because you are the secret identity of Antman, the Marvel Comics superhero. Don't ask how I know about Antman. :supergrin:
     
  11. TEXASTACTICAL

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    [Hank Jr.] Are y'all ready for some SHOOTIN'!![/Hank Jr.]
     
  12. AggieMM

    AggieMM Aggie Glocker

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    Unfortunately, I'm reading this thread while is it dark and thundering outside (Austin). Yuck, M-W were great, now we're gonna have rain on the weekend?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Ryan
     
  13. harleyfx69

    harleyfx69

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    rain is friggin awesome !

    it makes big mud puddles to go four wheeling in !