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    I have noticed that, after a session at the range; when I stop for a meal the smell of burnt powder in my nose ruins the flavor of whatever I am eating. I like Southeast Asian cuisine and for a time I thought some of my fave places were spicing especially pungently but then I got a McBurger and noticed the same effect. After the NRA range or an outdor range it isn't much of a prob, but the smaller indoor ranges really concentrate the gunsmoke (and if they ran the ventilation much stronger the targets would flutter like moths). Any suggestions for a pre-meal hoplo-sorbet? And yes I know a hot shower would probably do the job, but I am often pressed for time and need to grab a meal on the way back)

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    How about a Neti Pot?



    http://www.healingdaily.com/exercise/neti-pot.htm

    This actually sprung up into my mind because I'm a bit of a smart-ass, but when you think about it, it just may be a solution for ya...

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    Just swab yer lips with a little hoppes #9.........powder smell gone!! (LOL!)

    I know what you're talking about.....I keep a beard, and it sticks on me like glue 'till I get a shower. No way around it, unless you shoot with a mask....

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    To many reruns of Sgt. York will have that effect, you don't lick the barrel
    after every shot. Use a water bottle to wet the sites insted. :shock:

    Don't telll me you thought those foam plugs were for your ears.
    I thought everyone knew they go in your NOSE!

    Indoor or outdoor fireing? Guess i'm lucky that my 2 favorite places to eat
    are in the middle of Mass. so I don't have to worry about it, since it take
    hours just to drive there, plenty of time to wear off the gunpowder.
    I guess you could learn to like salt peter, then it realy will taste like gunpowder.


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    Just flush out your nostrils with saline spray. About 95% of perceived taste is actually smell. Three or four squeezes of saline spray and then blow out the residue.





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    Wear this while shooting:



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    Tumble your nose with your spent brass immediately after the range session?

    Stand farther back from the gun?

    Bandana pulled up over your nose, for the Wild West effect?

    Sounds like your trigger control is good. Just work on that breathe control.

    Oh, heh! Dust mask/pollen mask?
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    Don't lick your barrel clean when you're done?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    Aww, but AbNo that's my favorite part!

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    Decoligny wrote:
    Just flush out your nostrils with saline spray. About 95% of perceived taste is actually smell. Three or four squeezes of saline spray and then blow out the residue.



    +1


    I was thinking more like a cigarette filter in each nostril, but I suppose a saline flush might actually work better.

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    Hawkflyer wrote:
    but I suppose a saline flush might actually work better.
    No, no, no, no.

    Haven't you ever heard "Jacks or better to open"?

    :P
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    WHAT?



    You don't LIKE that taste?



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    TheMrMitch wrote:
    WHAT?You don't LIKE that taste?
    Hmmmm. What exactly is that you just put in your mouth in your avatar pic?

    Nevermind. I doanwannaknow.


    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

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    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

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    Citizen wrote:
    TheMrMitch wrote:
    WHAT?You don't LIKE that taste?
    Hmmmm. What exactly is that you just put in your mouth in your avatar pic?

    Nevermind. I doanwannaknow.

    HehHeh....That's my famous contemplating pic. Like the "Thinker" by Rodin.

    That's my story and I ain't gonna change it.

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    Decoligny wrote:
    Just flush out your nostrils with saline spray. About 95% of perceived taste is actually smell. Three or four squeezes of saline spray and then blow out the residue.
    Despite some very wonderful and quite funny answers (especially like the Hoppes idea), this one actually sounds like a very good idea. I think I'm going to put some saline spray into my range kit.
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    Citizen wrote:
    Hawkflyer wrote:
    but I suppose a saline flush might actually work better.
    No, no, no, no.

    Haven't you ever heard "Jacks or better to open"?

    :P
    You know, I am always looking for the joke value in anything I see, but for the life of me I don't know how you catch all this stuff. You point it out and I see it right off, but I sure did't see it when I wrote it. I am amazed you didn't point out the "double tap" required to insert the filters.:what:


    Resume your normal activities.
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    Hankie and good lungs?

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    TheMrMitch wrote:
    WHAT?



    You don't LIKE that taste?

    Mmmmmmmmmmm, it enhances the flavor of tender slow cooked BBQ ribs.

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    You could just buy a gas mask for around $10. :quirky

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