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by boskone
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)
Replies: 7395
Views: 319690

Re: What have you bought in the last 48 hours?(firearms related)

NT2C: "I don't like ARs."
NT2C, like 6 posts later: "I bought a fancy grip for my AR."

:clownshoes:
by boskone
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Revolver in 9mm: S&W or Chiappa?
Replies: 7
Views: 41

Re: Revolver in 9mm: S&W or Chiappa?

Ruger Blackhawk Convertible in 9mm/.357. Then get yourself some Lee pocket loader kits for 9mm, .38, and .357 for like $100 for all 3. Then you can shoot cheap 9mm or nuclear 357 in the same cool old school revolver with a sweet single action trigger. ...I need to buy a new truck more than I need m...
by boskone
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Neat. I guess if I have to, I can always pick up a different weight buffer. Usually you'd want to run the heaviest buffer that will still cycle reliably (and lock the BCG back on an empty mag) while shooting the weakest ammo you plan on using. Ideally, you want the brass to eject and land around th...
by boskone
Thu Oct 17, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!
Replies: 95
Views: 12565

Re: The world's most ridiculous bug out gear!

Stercutus wrote:
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:56 pm
Designed by engineers for engineers.

https://shop.opticsplanet.com/leupold-r ... gLEtPD_BwE
Looks like a more-or-less standard "versipack" style bag?
by boskone
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It
Replies: 10
Views: 98

Re: This Earthquake Safety Helmet Folds Flat Until You Need It

Looks like someone got a commission from Devo, then had to come up with an alternate use.

Or maybe a thinking cap from the 2005 H2G2 movie:
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by boskone
Wed Oct 16, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

I want to thank you guys for your input on my .308 battle rifle considerations. You gave me some ideas (6.5 Grendal might be the caliber of a future rifle and I'll be taking more of an interest in AR10s at the range) but in the end it came down to how much budget I thought I had left vs how much my...
by boskone
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons
Replies: 10
Views: 167

Re: Half of millennials and 75% of Gen Zers have left their job for mental health reasons

I nearly quit my current employer because it was too stressful (more the coworkers and boss than workload), but got transferred to a more amenable department.

Then transferred back. :roll:
by boskone
Tue Oct 15, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

My preference runs to AR10 style guns in gas in 7.62X51. ^^^This^^^ For around the same price as the Galil Ace, I'd look at an Armalite AR10 Tactical 16" model....A nice 2 stage trigger, 8.4 pound dry weight, mid-length gas, adjustable gas block, chrome lined barrel, Raptor charging handle, 15" dic...
by boskone
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Will Turkish firearms be sanctioned?
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: Will Turkish firearms be sanctioned?

I hope not. I'd not mind at all getting a 20ga Yildiz O/U like dad's.
by boskone
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

JeeperCreeper wrote:
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:08 pm
If only PA allowed semi-auto for big game. And Alaska's game is generally too large for most semi-auto.

I'd love to use an SKS
Well, FWIW, someone used to make an M1-patterned rifle in .458 Winchester Magnum. Could poke around for one of those.
by boskone
Sat Oct 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 42
Views: 627

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

MPMalloy wrote: This article is painful to read. :? Indeed. At multiple points in the article I thought, The stupid, it burns. The author and her family were utterly unprepared for such a scenario, and showed no indication of having an "a-ha!" moment even after their brief experience of losing powe...
by boskone
Thu Oct 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 42
Views: 627

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

absinthe beginner wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 9:55 pm
California Hit By Dual Shock: LA Gas Prices Spike Above $5 As Residents Learn Solar Panels Don't Work In Blackouts
It just seems weird to me to have solar panels, but no battery bank.

Wonder if there'll be a run on such in CA in a week or so?
by boskone
Thu Oct 10, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Disasters in Current Events
Topic: Mass Blackouts in California
Replies: 42
Views: 627

Re: Mass Blackouts in California

A power outage should be at most a minor inconvenience. Unfortunately that is not the case for many people & businesses today. Businesses, I can understand. There's ultimately little you can do these days that doesn't require electricity at some stage. People? I'm starting to think we should have l...
by boskone
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1759
Views: 269232

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Tremontina 18" machete. I was at Lowe's getting a couple things, and swung by the scratch'n'dent shelf. There was a brand-new looking machete for $10, and I'd been thinking off and on about getting one in lieu of or addition to my hatchet. Bought it, brought it home, found out the sharpening machin...
by boskone
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)
Replies: 1759
Views: 269232

Re: What have you bought lately? (Bug Out Version)

Tremontina 18" machete. I was at Lowe's getting a couple things, and swung by the scratch'n'dent shelf. There was a brand-new looking machete for $10, and I'd been thinking off and on about getting one in lieu of or addition to my hatchet. Bought it, brought it home, found out the sharpening machine...
by boskone
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

TTAG - Ruger Announces the New Pistol Caliber Carbine Chassis Model Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. is excited to introduce three configurations of its new Pistol Caliber Carbine Chassis model. The standard model of this refreshed PC Carbine boasts an abundance of new features, including a glass-fille...
by boskone
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Transportation
Topic: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV
Replies: 909
Views: 89117

Re: What did you today for your BOV/how did you prepare your BOV

Best future BOV - I (not I) can't make up my mind here: 2016 Jeep - Patriot Sport 2011 Toyota - RAV4 2009 Hyundai - Santa Fe Limited I'd avoid the Jeep. Their rep for reliability the last few years isn't re-assuring. I'd probably go with the Toyota because I think Rav4s are the best-selling crossov...
by boskone
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: New Camo Patterns
Replies: 15
Views: 338

Re: New Camo Patterns

If I recall, you live in Alaska right? There should be plenty of older people there who used to sew their own clothes. Some of them may still be doing it. In other news, this photographer from Singapore made his own backpack out of one of those blue IKEA shopping bags. Here’s the link. https://rich...
by boskone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Ruger Mark IV "Lite" or "Standard" for a BO second sidearm/grouse gun/rabbit gun/cheap lightweight ammo gun? Standard for it's ruggedness. The Lite so I could put a red dot on it. Weight difference is 3 oz. I think you can put a rail on the standard, it's just $15 for the section. (https://shopruge...
by boskone
Sat Oct 05, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

That's maybe functional (I just don't know, haven't use any of the items on that carbine), but...damn, that's ugly. I tried a Zhukov on one of my AK's. I liked the idea of a longer handguard, but ended-up not liking the extra weight. It has a full length aluminum block that attaches to the barrel, ...
by boskone
Fri Oct 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

TFB - CROM USA’s ZhuCROM – A Zhukov Handguard For Ruger PC Carbine If you recall, CROM USA made a chassis for the Ruger PC Carbine that allows you to use a Magpul Mossberg SGA stock. Well they have taken another Magpul product and modified it for use on the Ruger PC Carbine. The ZhuCROM is a modifi...
by boskone
Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 74
Views: 13563

Re: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?

Kinda like that Russian SCA guy who speared a drone out of the sky? [YouTube]http://youtu.be/bOnjlyZf6LE[/YouTube] Dammit. I can hardly ever get the YouTube link to work properly. That whole story's pretty funny. As best I recall, the thrower didn't think he'd actually hit the drone. The drone oper...
by boskone
Thu Oct 03, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: Zombie Combat Tactics
Topic: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?
Replies: 74
Views: 13563

Re: Best weapon for the zombie apocalypse?

I'm kinda thinking quarterstaff. Short of a club, it's about as simple as it gets. It's got a good bit of reach, and I expect that the addition of a knife on the end would allow one to use most of the same skills with a slightly more capable weapon. If I still have a long-arm, they make pretty decen...
by boskone
Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo
Replies: 200
Views: 3037

Re: Firearms Chat: Yeet Cannon 2 Electric Boogaloo

Is it just me or do we never hear about gun battles with a positive outcome? Everyday they publicize shootings that are negative. But never any shootings where the good guy comes out on top. I have theories. But I don't want to sound like a whack a do. You need to visit the NRA website. They don't ...

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