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After 14 days of waiting for the distributor, Sportswarehouse, to deliver the item to the carrier, I canceled the order. I had used Amazon. I think Sportswarehouse is the official U.S. distributor for ADE but I'm looking around at other options.

If I can't find a good option for the ADE NUWA I might give up and go with something else such as the Romeo ZERO. I guess we'll see what I can find. :)
I found a fleebay seller. Same price. We'll see how that goes.

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Here ya go Kirk. You need one of these. View attachment 77034
I had decided to build one myself so I went to wallyworld to buy a mesh laundry bag to build a frame around. Turns out they already have mesh laundry bags with a frame build around it. Collapsible mesh laundry basket. Like $4. So I bought that. I figure I can turn it on its side and put it on the bench beside me. Haven't tried it yet. I'll let you know.

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So the NUWA green dot came in yesterday. ...twice.

Yes, for some reason, their order fulfillment messed up and sent me two separate packages with the reflex sight in it. I'm trying to contact the seller to return the extra. I left them a voicemail yesterday and sent them a fleebay PM this morning. We'll see if they eventually get back to me.

I haven't mounted the dot yet. I went to teach Judo instead. I was planning on doing it after I got back but the kids wanted pizza so daughter and I went out to carry out and then I fell asleep on the couch after dinner. I hadn't planned to (I was going to mount the dot then watch the Walking Dead finale). But I dozed off then woke up at 11:00, then went to bed. :p

Oh well. Probably tonight. I'll mount it and bore-sight a zero. Hopefully range tomorrow to confirm zero.

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So the NUWA green dot came in yesterday. ...twice.

Yes, for some reason, their order fulfillment messed up and sent me two separate packages with the reflex sight in it. I'm trying to contact the seller to return the extra. I left them a voicemail yesterday and sent them a fleebay PM this morning. We'll see if they eventually get back to me.

I haven't mounted the dot yet. I went to teach Judo instead. I was planning on doing it after I got back but the kids wanted pizza so daughter and I went out to carry out and then I fell asleep on the couch after dinner. I hadn't planned to (I was going to mount the dot then watch the Walking Dead finale). But I dozed off then woke up at 11:00, then went to bed. :p

Oh well. Probably tonight. I'll mount it and bore-sight a zero. Hopefully range tomorrow to confirm zero.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
I missed walking dead too... haven't watched it much the last few years, but I did watch it religiously until a few years ago. So I had to watch the final episodes.

Let me know how that works. Still have not got an optic yet for the 57.

I've been getting a few hours sleep a night with the heater out and keeping the fire going in the wood stove... going to pick a contractor today and install Tuesday after Thanksgiving... so I have a week left of being exhausted.

These units are more expensive than I remember... 6-7k for a 5 ton geo-thermal heat pump then another 5k to install... and that is with the tax credits.,, total without the credits is 15-18k range... one guy actually gave me a quote for 28k... I laughed, he said they do financing... I laughed more...
 

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I missed walking dead too... haven't watched it much the last few years, but I did watch it religiously until a few years ago. So I had to watch the final episodes.

Let me know how that works. Still have not got an optic yet for the 57.
Will do.

I've been getting a few hours sleep a night with the heater out and keeping the fire going in the wood stove... going to pick a contractor today and install Tuesday after Thanksgiving... so I have a week left of being exhausted.

These units are more expensive than I remember... 6-7k for a 5 ton geo-thermal heat pump then another 5k to install... and that is with the tax credits.,, total without the credits is 15-18k range... one guy actually gave me a quote for 28k... I laughed, he said they do financing... I laughed more...
And they tell you that the expected lifespan is only 7-ish years! Really, $14K and I gotta replace it again in less than a decade?!?!? :mad:

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...total without the credits is 15-18k range... one guy actually gave me a quote for 28k... I laughed, he said they do financing... I laughed more...
Preying on the elderly

That guy is a P.O.S. for sure!

The ground loop is dead simple, just a lot of digging, but I'm curious as to the price of the inside unit.
 

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I got the NUWA installed and bore-sighted last night. Then I did some dry work. I'm kinda second guessing my choice of the circle-and-crosshair reticle. I can learn it and make it work but after the dry practice last night I think I kinda like a simple dot better.

I have a few other observations (nearly complaints) that I'll talk more about in a separate review/discussion of the reflex sight.

I'm planning on getting to the range today and confirming zero.

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Preying on the elderly

That guy is a P.O.S. for sure!

The ground loop is dead simple, just a lot of digging, but I'm curious as to the price of the inside unit.
Open loop, uses my well pump. Inside unit is 7-8k (from doing searches online) and I figure their markup plus installation. It is a split unit so pad outside and electrical disconnects etc. The infrastructure is there from last unit.

So $17k was the one I went with. $5600 in Joe Biden Tax Credits from the inflation reduction act... that brings the price down to $11,500. Then I get $1,000 from Met-Ed for putting in a high seer system, down to $10,500. Minus the cost of the unit with markup, going to assume 9k so that leaves $1500 for install. yeah I know they are basically getting my Biden money too, I just get it back... so 7k install cost...

Is it me or does that sound high?

Funny part is this was the cheapest deal... and I went to 4 different companies.
 

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I got the NUWA installed and bore-sighted last night. Then I did some dry work. I'm kinda second guessing my choice of the circle-and-crosshair reticle. I can learn it and make it work but after the dry practice last night I think I kinda like a simple dot better.

I have a few other observations (nearly complaints) that I'll talk more about in a separate review/discussion of the reflex sight.

I'm planning on getting to the range today and confirming zero.

Peace favor your sword,
Kirk
OK, thanks Kirk. Yeah the Circle dot is different but for 7 yards in during an Oh shit is priceless in my opinion, real easy to pick up a nice big circle. Now is the Nuwa circle dot any good is the question!!
 

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OK, thanks Kirk. Yeah the Circle dot is different but for 7 yards in during an Oh shit is priceless in my opinion, real easy to pick up a nice big circle. Now is the Nuwa circle dot any good is the question!!
I think the problem was that I was doing dry work against a dark background in a fairly dark room and it made even the lowest setting on the reticle pop too much. When I took it to confirm zero today I had to move it up to a high setting and that worked splendiferously.

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I think the problem was that I was doing dry work against a dark background in a fairly dark room and it made even the lowest setting on the reticle pop too much. When I took it to confirm zero today I had to move it up to a high setting and that worked splendiferously.

Here's my 75 ft target:
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Excellent shooting Kirk, the more you use the circle dot the more you will appreciate it.

So may be a Nuwa in my future!!
 
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I think the problem was that I was doing dry work against a dark background in a fairly dark room and it made even the lowest setting on the reticle pop too much. When I took it to confirm zero today I had to move it up to a high setting and that worked splendiferously.

Here's my 75 ft target:
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The blur you're referring to is one of the main differences between an inexpensive and higher priced optics in my experience. I just went for an overdue eye exam. The ophthalmologist sent me to a retinal specialist. She injected dye through my hand and did a multi -layer scan. My right eye is showing early stage signs of macular degeneration. The end result being that crosshairs appear ever so slightly wavy. I now have the priviledge of 6 month follow ups to make sure it's not progressing because of my recently diagnosed Diabetes. I have one scope (Vector 6x18 FFP) that has a dot in the center of the crosshairs that lights up. It's now my favorite deer scope.
 

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The blur you're referring to is one of the main differences between an inexpensive and higher priced optics in my experience. I just went for an overdue eye exam. The ophthalmologist sent me to a retinal specialist. She injected dye through my hand and did a multi -layer scan. My right eye is showing early stage signs of macular degeneration. The end result being that crosshairs appear ever so slightly wavy. I now have the priviledge of 6 month follow ups to make sure it's not progressing because of my recently diagnosed Diabetes. I have one scope (Vector 6x18 FFP) that has a dot in the center of the crosshairs that lights up. It's now my favorite deer scope.
If you shot that at 75ft. offhand with a pistol You have much better eye sight than me and definitely better control!👌
 

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The blur you're referring to is one of the main differences between an inexpensive and higher priced optics in my experience.
Yeah, that could be. I used a dark background in a dim room so that I could align the bore sight and the reflex easily. But the dark-n-dark made the low setting on the reflex more than just pop. When I took the same setup outside on a normal, slightly cloudy, day, I had to move the setting up to middle and it was just fine.

I just went for an overdue eye exam. The ophthalmologist sent me to a retinal specialist. She injected dye through my hand and did a multi -layer scan. My right eye is showing early stage signs of macular degeneration. The end result being that crosshairs appear ever so slightly wavy. I now have the priviledge of 6 month follow ups to make sure it's not progressing because of my recently diagnosed Diabetes. I have one scope (Vector 6x18 FFP) that has a dot in the center of the crosshairs that lights up. It's now my favorite deer scope.
Yikes! Man, that stuff is no joke. Take care of your self.

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Yeah, that could be. I used a dark background in a dim room so that I could align the bore sight and the reflex easily. But the dark-n-dark made the low setting on the reflex more than just pop. When I took the same setup outside on a normal, slightly cloudy, day, I had to move the setting up to middle and it was just fine.

Yikes! Man, that stuff is no joke. Take care of your self.

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Thanks Kirk, Actually my doctor has been telling me I'm pre-diabetic for years. My most recent physical revealed that I graduated according to him. My A1c is at 6.5 which my son (who is a PharmD) told me is no longer considered Diabetic. In any case I begrudgingly joined Weight Watchers and am trying to lose about 40lb.s which should help lower it. I believe that is the main contributing factor to the eye condition. There isn't any thing else that can be done at this stage.
 

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The actual penetrator rounds aren't available for civilians.
Actually the red box 27 gn. Ammo. marked " military and law enforcement only" has been available to the public for several years. I believe Fiocchi is discontinuing it now though so it's hard to find. That ammo WILL penetrate level 3a body armor. I've tested it with some of my law enforcement buddies.
 
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