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by mortblanc
Thu Mar 29, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Any worthwile non-tacticool SKS upgrades?
Replies: 19
Views: 4044

Re: Any worthwile non-tacticool SKS upgrades?

Not to throw a wet blanket on the fire, but remember that any change to an SKS brings in almost an instant 922r compliance situation. If you change the stock you have modified three 922r items and you will instantly have to change 3-4 more depending on your model. the stock is three items and changi...
by mortblanc
Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity
Replies: 90
Views: 14579

Re: Caliber Consolidation vs Caliber Diversity

Caliber consolidation is a computer forum and survival magazine topic and only considered in those places, engaged in by folks absent any short term memory. It is as if you people did not just live through two serious ammo shortages when your consolidated calibers evaporated into the mist. People in...
by mortblanc
Tue Feb 28, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Bear Skulls???
Replies: 28
Views: 2680

Re: Bear Skulls???

Like all things there are variables not mentioned. And remember that bullets will ricochet the surface of water consistently. Once you pull the trigger nothing is guaranteed. Size of the bear and thickness of its skull, angle of the shot. Weight and velocity of the bullet as well as construction of ...
by mortblanc
Sun Dec 25, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Why do you prep?
Replies: 31
Views: 4613

Re: Why do you prep?

Yea, all that stuff.

And its winter here.

It might snow.
by mortblanc
Wed Oct 26, 2016 8:13 am
Forum: Survival Experiences
Topic: Carrying OC spray?
Replies: 50
Views: 7351

Re: Carrying OC spray?

What's the suggestion on OC spray and asthmatics? I carry my pistol and belt knife everyday but forgo OC spray because my wife has asthma, I worry about her catching it into her lungs and it sending her into an attack. I fear that this would make the situation really more difficult as I would eithe...
by mortblanc
Tue Sep 27, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Reloading bench
Replies: 7
Views: 1020

Re: Reloading bench

You may want to tag that bench into the studs of the wall with some lag bolts and big fender washers.

The first time you get a sticky case the whole thing is likely to come off the legs and dump your nicely organized gear in your lap.
by mortblanc
Thu Sep 15, 2016 10:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: You can only choose one not ideal gun in Alaska.
Replies: 56
Views: 4671

Re: You can only choose one not ideal gun in Alaska.

I would pick the .357 J frame since it would match up with what I would have had in the cargo hold in the first place and I would already have 15-20 rounds in my pocket.
by mortblanc
Sun May 29, 2016 1:00 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Building a House: redundant utilities ideas
Replies: 21
Views: 2658

Re: Building a House: redundant utilities ideas

Now everyone is googling HOB.

That term is never used in the States.

It's a "cook top"
by mortblanc
Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:50 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Tanks for nothing
Replies: 76
Views: 6706

Re: Tanks for nothing

You choose the tank that has seen the most action and returned the most kills with the fewest casualties. The M1 has fought in three theatres of war against the best the world could throw at it and killed hundreds of enemy armored vehicles. And it tops the crew survivability rating. I am not worried...
by mortblanc
Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 149579

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

I built my own extended magazine for a Savage Axis .223 using a factory mag and an AR mag. It is not an effort for the clumsy or the faint of heart, therefore I only have ONE. It was soon after that effort that I decided to dive head first into a cheap AR in order to get the magazine capacity I desi...
by mortblanc
Tue Jan 26, 2016 2:14 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Congratulations! You have survived the trek into the wild...
Replies: 6
Views: 3784

Re: Congratulations! You have survived the trek into the wil

You made a bad mistake,

You came south

Welcome to Kentucky

Now, get off my land!
by mortblanc
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:26 pm
Forum: What Would You Do?
Topic: Calculating your Threat Score
Replies: 24
Views: 2948

Re: Calculating your Threat Score

There are only 3 levels of threat. No threat, Possible threat, Definite threat. One would have to assume a variance [inaccuracy] of 66% with a 1-3 level threat assessment scheme like that. So you could never be more than 33% accurate. You get better odds on a Vegas Slot machine, or flipping a coin....
by mortblanc
Wed Jan 13, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: The Homestead concept
Replies: 36
Views: 2963

Re: The Homestead concept

From the day when the first primate form stood upright and developed enough thinking power to reason, migration to a place with better resources has been the primary and most successful survival strategy of the human race. It is how, and the reason why, humans have populated every corner of planet E...
by mortblanc
Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:20 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Where to Hide Out
Replies: 21
Views: 2323

Re: Where to Hide Out

I got eternal dibs on the Twinkie shelf.
by mortblanc
Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife
Replies: 2572
Views: 149579

Re: Firearms Chat 3: #pewpewlife

Only if it is already listed as a pistol receiver.

You can take the pistol to rifle and back but you can not take the rifle to pistol form w/o proper paperwork.
by mortblanc
Sat Jul 18, 2015 8:21 am
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: The Pirate: Ar chambered in 5.45x39
Replies: 51
Views: 3589

Re: The Pirate: Ar chambered in 5.45x39

WHY ???

Personally, all I would do is replace the red dot with a modest scope, a good sling and spend the money on stacking ammo high and deep.

It is way too easy to over do a simple and functional AR build like this.

'Course that is just one opinion, and its your rifle.
by mortblanc
Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Fictional consolidation of calibers
Replies: 11
Views: 1374

Re: Fictional consolidation of calibers

We can't get three people shooting at blocks of gelatin to have the same opinion on calibers in real life, so what advantage is one caliber going to have over another in your "game"??? After all, if a 9mm is as good as a .40 which is as good as a .45 what difference does it make? And what factor are...
by mortblanc
Sun Apr 26, 2015 1:48 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mossberg MVP Patrol, Scope and Mount, 7.62
Replies: 21
Views: 4080

Re: Mossberg MVP Patrol, Scope and Mount, 7.62

If the stock is built properly for use of iron sights you will lose you cheek weld as soon as you mount a scope of any kind. If the cheek weld is right for a scope you will not be able to crunch down and see the irons. That is why the irons are left off most modern rifles, not necessarily just to ir...
by mortblanc
Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:33 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: 22lr subsonic and super sonic twist rates/ overstabilization
Replies: 8
Views: 1193

Re: 22lr subsonic and super sonic twist rates/ overstabiliza

With .22 bulk pack availability almost extinct nationwide why not look at the situation from the perspective of what is available to you all the time, and that is high quality target ammo, and most of it is subsonic. If one is willing to spend the coin on a suppressor and the tax stamp to own it you...
by mortblanc
Wed Apr 15, 2015 1:34 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Shotgun barrels, mag capacity, and the Maverick 88.
Replies: 13
Views: 6394

Re: Shotgun barrels, mag capacity, and the Maverick 88.

Seems you left out the H&R Pardner Pump, which is a clone of the 870 and uses 870 barrels if you make or buy a spacer. The Pardner comes with 6+1 capacity and uses the extended mag tubes assigned to the 870 and gives one more shot in each configuration. And with the Pardner Pump you can buy extended...
by mortblanc
Sun Mar 15, 2015 7:45 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: WASR-10 Light Primer Strike
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: WASR-10 Light Primer Strike

Probably not a light strike from the hammer, more than likely the bolt is not closing completely and the hammer fall is moving the bolt forward reducing the impact of the strike. Strip it down and clean it thoroughly concentrating on the bolt and including the locking lugs on the bolt and their matc...
by mortblanc
Fri Oct 26, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Family Prep
Topic: How did you get your significant other on board?
Replies: 89
Views: 13793

Re: How did you get your significant other on board?

Hate to say so but the best thing that can happen to someone with this "on board" problem is a real life crisis situation! My late wife appriciated the concern I had with the bags in the vehicles, thought it was a good idea but not really that important, then a weather disaster struck and all the ma...
by mortblanc
Tue Oct 02, 2012 1:24 pm
Forum: Longarms - Shotguns and Rifles
Topic: Mosin Nagant thread???
Replies: 350
Views: 33112

Mosin Nagant thread???

Where is the M/N thread?

I though that a M/N thread was required on every prepper board!

Did I miss the official thread or is cheap rifle talk not allowed here?
by mortblanc
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: My S&W Model 1917 with short range report
Replies: 11
Views: 2058

Re: My S&W Model 1917 with short range report

Is there a specific holster that went with that revolver? http://www.simpsonltd.com/product_info.php?cPath=300&products_id=19078&osCsid=2cb973b07139e98794e4e4bfa047b944" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; In that time there it was often standard to wear a holster that held the gun butt f...

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