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    Generator ban in California?

    I prefer common sense over legislation. That is MY liberty.
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    Winch mounting question.

    If you are in so cal, I have a few warn mount plates that are basic but would be a good start point for your project.
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    You refer to the term "soaked", which, yes you could not hold even 200f, which is safe. All good, just thought I would share real info. If you are skilled enough to warm a shackle evenly, then you have no reason to consider the result a risk. I know I am not that skilled. To me and a lot of...
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    The small cylinder type found at hardware stores produce 3600F, 10 times what is needed to start an annealing of moderately hard martensitic or austenitic alloys. If you completly soak a shackle at 1100f, it will be the equivalent hardness of A36 (mild) steel. If you heat only part of it to...
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    My propane torch can cut 5" of AR500. Propane has the highest BTU rating of cutting/exothermic gasses. An American made shackle will start to loose RC hardness at 350º F. The real problem is not the hardness, it is the RC hardness differential, the spot where the hardened and annealed molecules...
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    It took me a while to figure out all that stuff you mentioned. I was a die hard steel rope and clevis guy. I shed 35lbs swapping over. I kept 2) 3/4" shackles just in case. I have had synthetic winch line for years, but steel hooks, shackles, blocks, etc. My wife is a fiair rigger and can get me...
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    Yikes! How much WLL do you think you loose when you put heat to a steel pin or shackle? You should probably mention this to a supervisor or safety officer at your company. Any steel that you annealed has been compromised and lost hardness and strength. BE SAFE!
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    It looks like you clicked through an affiliate site and arrived at yankum. Again, I am not trying to be a sore thumb, I too am against profit from pyramid schemes. Can you show the web address?
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    You really think he makes some $$ from all those different companies? I certainly don't dispute it, but please explain, I am not seeing how bubba and factor 55 are even remotely tied.
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    Best soft shackles made in the USA?

    I see you have some experience using rigging and steel. Would you recommend steel to guys (who off road) who are not experts and have maybe one or two recoveries under their belt?
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    Soft Shackles - what is your experience?

    The deciding factor for me switching to soft rigging was safety, second was weight. It is usually my wife hooking me up. I saved 35lbs switching over. Too much info with hard rigging hurting people in our situation. I am not a rigging expert and most likely neither is the guy helping me or...
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    Soft Shackles - what is your experience?

    Most attachment points made it the last few years account for soft shackle use. It is a very easy and quick task to round the edges for soft shackle use
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    SOLD $599: BLACK FRIDAY SALE ARB Simpson III RTT + annex SoCal

    Thanks a bunch! Glad to have a RTT! Safe travels.
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    Small wildcat rounds, anyone shoot them?

    Haha, it is a destructive little round I have heard.
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    Small wildcat rounds, anyone shoot them?

    17HMR is or was a wildcat. Nice flat flying ballistics too. What do you primarily use it for?
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