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What does JPL stand for?

JPL stands for Just Plain Lucky

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I don't know whether I was just plain lucky as to the loads I was able to lay hands on, but they all shot great--average three-shot 100-yard groups ran from a low of three-quarters of an inch (the Winchester Supreme 150-grainers) to just under an inch and a half (Winchester Super-X 220-grainers).
As Robert McNamara, Kennedy's defence secretary in 1962, said 40 years later, "We were just plain lucky in October 1962 - and without that luck most of you would never have been born because the world would have been destroyed instantly or made unlivable in October 1962.
The chances are things are near-desperate, and unless they have been cute or just plain lucky enough to have the foresight to trade off some of these shares at the start of the year, the odds are they are sitting on a substantial loss.